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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 06:48 PM
    Character ImageGaming events are one of the important aspects of a gaming community, by any means and in {UFP} I'd like to think we're no different in providing the best possible events, more so the best in organising our events. With the development of Fleet Manager by several members of the fleet, we're able to develop more custom systems in-house, that are completely made for the fleet.

    For that reason, I'm very much pleased to announce to the {UFP} today, that myself and Sharpkiller have been working on an event system built into our website which you will hopefully be seeing/using very soon. It makes sense to have a better system for event officers to post events and members to look at them (as event officers know, I can be fussy about the format of the event title in the Calendar ).

    A picture speaks a thousand words, so here's two which might better show what this system does, rather than me explaining it (bear in mind these are concept shots and not images of the actual system):






    Our aim was to provide a more professional system of posting events (making it even easier for event officers) and more so, showing gaming events more professionally to our members. It can be a little hap-hazard with the current system and in this way, it makes it significantly more simple and easier to use.

    Events will all have a default priority, but certain people will have access to the system to have the ability to 'feature' an event. This means it displays as a larger image on a page, portraying its potential importances that as many as possible attend.

    What's perhaps a nifty feature of this system is that it allows you to tell us whether you will be attending, this can be helpful in letting the event officer know who to expect and somewhat telling of what the most successful sorts of events are. It will work in pretty much the same way the STO in-game event system works in that respect.

    As a quick note for the design junkies out there, the design we went for aims to continue to provide the LCARS feel, but laid out in a much more logical and practical way, that generally makes it more useable than it otherwise would have been. Be it known I had originally decided to RP it a little and make this page similar to a Holodeck Schedule panel we see in the series, but given our forum area called 'Starfleet Holodeck' already in existence, we agreed that we shouldn't necessarily design it and talk about it in that way.


    So anyway, I hope you've enjoyed this post and you look forward to seeing this in action as much as we are. We'll make a further announcement once it launches, our hope is that you make the most out of it!


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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 06:55 PM
    Cool design , cant wait to see this in motion this will be so effective

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    Wow. i am impressed. kudos!

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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 07:05 PM
    Yes, this will be very awesome. Even though I do not participate in that many events, I look forward to seeing it!

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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 07:13 PM
    Looking sweet! Can't wait to habe at it and maybe get even more people out for our events!

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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 08:30 PM
    Shiny system !



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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 08:36 PM
    Looks good

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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 08:37 PM
    I think we should all feel very proud that our fleet always looks to improving the gaming experiancefor all of us, and very grateful to those that work on these systems
    Cheers!



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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 10:33 PM
    It'll be a great way for not only our frequently forum and active goers, but also the many members who lurk the forums, to see the latest goings on quickly and easily all collected in one place. This events page will have an easy-to-remember URL to make sharing it in game an easier task.



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    Sat 16 Jun, 2012, 11:49 PM
    This... looks... AWSOME!!!
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    Sun 17 Jun, 2012, 01:14 AM
    that will help me out alot cause im forever missing events GJ guys

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    Sun 17 Jun, 2012, 06:33 AM
    Awesome stuff! Can't wait.


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    Sun 17 Jun, 2012, 09:59 AM
    Nice design, looks good.




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    Sun 17 Jun, 2012, 01:33 PM
    This is exceptional work. You guys never cease to amaze me with how talented you are, must be many fleets extremely envious of this fabulous website. Can't wait to see it .



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    Mon 18 Jun, 2012, 02:56 AM
    it looks so fluid nice job!