Xu-Fu’s next steps in 2017
A few months ago I posted a long blog entry about the future plans in developing Xu-Fu’s guides further. Almost all of these plans are reality already, and I’m working hard on the last feature on that list.
That means, it’s time to update the roadmap! Below is my plan of features I want to add over the coming months, from top to bottom. If you remember the old list, you will notice that it’s a lot more granular this time.
[ol][li]<b>Finalize user logins.</b>
This went far better than I expected and is about 80% done! I will have to add some actual features though before putting it live, otherwise it’s a bit pointless ^^
[li]<b>Option to login with Battle.net</b>
It has been asked for a couple times and I want to build it in. I’m not sure yet if I will be able to, but at least I’ll do some research and test runs!
[li]<b>User Icons (help needed!)</b>
What’s a user account without an icon? For this one I could need some help. Would you enjoy making really nice screenshots of pets so they can be added here? Send me a mail! I’m sure I can return the favor somehow, maybe with a unique icon that only you can use? ^^
[li]<b>User profile and options page</b>
You know it from so many other sites and it’s a must have: a section where you can see your own profile and make changes to your account (like changing the password or icon). Nothing fancy… yet!
[li]<b>Comment system rework</b>
A user system alone is not doing much, I need to update the comment sections to work with the user accounts so you can post with your user name.
[li]<b>“Claim your comments” system</b>
With several thousand comments already posted I want you to be able to “claim” your old comments and add them to your user accounts.How? No idea, yet!
Pretty much what the Legion-Checker does, but linking it to your account so it can be used <b>everywhere</b> on the page! One of the most asked for feature of all.
[li]<b>Battle Table revamp</b>
The strategy table should show some more details, for example if specific breeds are required, who created it, when it was created or last updated, how much XP the fight gives, any additional comments - it’s getting crowded and I need to redesign it to accomodate
Still up in the air, but I personally always liked when a page gave me the option to send direct messages to other users.
[li]<b>Full rework of the Alternatives system</b>
The big one at the end! Right now only 9 alternatives can be displayed for every fight, and that’s not enough for what I am planning. I want to create two sections: Xu-Fu’s strategies and User strategies, both with (theoretically) unlimited amount of alternatives, in a better overview. Such a tiny little task ^^
[/li][/ol]All of this is very flexible and I am open to add more things or shift priorities.
So, what do you like in the list?
What do you think is not that important or even unnecessary?
Anything you’re missing entirely?