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Changes Coming
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Better response on post Changes ComingDue to server issues I have been having over the last few weeks, I have had to make a lot of back-end changes to the way things work with the Ape Market and Ape Web Apps.  Since I am having to do a ton of work anyway, I figured it would be a good time to implement something I have been planning on for some time now - a new unified account system across all of my games, apps, and websites.

The new Ape Apps Accounts will replace both the current Facebook login stuff as well as the forum account logins on both the Ape Apps Forums and on RP-Forums.net.  It will also finally add an official and secure account structure to the online components of games like My Colony.  During the development of My Colony for instance, I have many times come up against the limitations of running an in-game online experience with no user account mechanism.  

In terms of the two forums (this forum and RP Forums), both systems are going to be wiped clean and replaced by a custom built forum system that I have been working on.  Your forum account will be the same account you use to log into my various apps and games.  Friends lists on the forums will carry over to games, and there will also be a unified private messaging system throughout.

Users who sign into my apps and games with an Ape Apps Account will also get access to a new unified payments system, whereby your account will remember all in-app purchases that you make and carry those over to other platforms.  For instance, if you purchase a game like My Colony on Google Play, it will automatically unlock on iPhone, Web, Windows, and Desktop as long as you are signed in to your account.  To more having to deal with .amk license files.  If you have already made a purchase, you will not be required to re-make it.  The software will be smart enough to know and update your account.

For games, the new account system will be required for online play, but offline play will still work find without an account.  An account will never be required to use a game or app, unless the nature of that game or app is such that it really wouldn't work without online access.

For the two forums, as I said, everything will be cleared out and restarted from scratch.  RP Forums users know the routine by now, but it will be new for the Ape Apps Forum.  The new forum is not compatible with the old ones, so I wont be transferring anything over.  I will give several weeks of notice before the change over so there is ample time to back things up.  This new change should pretty much eliminate the spam over on RP Forums, since no automated spam bot will be configured for my own custom forum software.  This also means a dedicated RP Forums app will be coming back at some point too.

The changes will occur sometime next month.  I am doing a lot of traveling this month so I don't have much time to work on it until then, but a lot of the back end stuff is already in place now.  I will provide more info when I have it, and feel free to post questions/comments/suggestions here in this thread.

Thanks!
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In the case of stickied/newbie help threads, would you prefer forum members to re-post and request a sticky, or would you prefer another route such as making some Google Docs and/or implementing more in-game tutorials?
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(07-16-2017, 04:00 AM)Flarebrass Wrote: In the case of stickied/newbie help threads, would you prefer forum members to re-post and request a sticky, or would you prefer another route such as making some Google Docs and/or implementing more in-game tutorials?

Probably as a forum post, that way it can be searched on Google and whatnot.

I will keep this database active for awhile in a read-only archived format so stuff is easy to transfer over.
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If you want to reserve your usernames for the new system, you can create your account at this link:

https://accounts.ape-apps.com/
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(07-17-2017, 05:23 PM)bastecklein Wrote: If you want to reserve your usernames for the new system, you can create your account at this link:

https://accounts.ape-apps.com/

Done!   "Login works!"  registered as "Patchdaddy" of course.  Smile
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Brace yourself change b'acoming!
time to reverse my username
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edit: done.
it did say my email was already in use but the email named in my spam folder
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Shoot, should have registered as PatchDaddy....
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So, it's going to have nothing on new server, right?
No threads, posts, etc.?

DolphinPride138 once again! Go Phins, Pens, and Chase!
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(07-18-2017, 04:08 PM)DolphinPride138 Wrote: So, it's going to have nothing on new server, right?
No threads, posts, etc.?

DolphinPride138 once again! Go Phins, Pens, and Chase!

That's right, it will be like a brand new forum.  I will keep this database open read-only on a different subdomain though so all of the information is not lost
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I am implementing the new BB codes for the new forum, a demo of which you can see here:

http://discussions.ape-apps.com/coderef.php

If you have suggestions on any kind of cool new BB code tags you want to see in the new forum, post them here. Pretty much anything that can be done on a website is possible, within reason. It does have to be easy enough for users to figure out.
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