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Update Dec 2017 - Development and Developer Update

Discussion in 'Game changes and Updates' started by Char, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    Hey Guys, first off I hope you all are stoked for winter holidays.

    I need to update you guys on what's going on, as I understand a lot of people are out of the loop. Im getting a lot of flack for the lack of updates.

    We recently hired another developer Brett , he's actually been the one fixing up the site lately and tweaking things as he gets comfortable with the codebase.
    As you know in 2017 we released the mobile version. A lot of our focus was put into mobile and less on desktop. Now that Brett is here we have more resources to put into the desktop.

    Another addition is that we're putting more resources into hosting contests and promoting more tracks. We are putting more effort into our social media and community.

    We look forward to developing this game out further. We plan on bringing Free Rider to more platforms and expanding our reach.

    What are we doing now?
    • Adding "Track of the day" to mobile for extra rewards (releasing this week)
    • Porting the 200 mobile heads over to desktop
    • Redesigning the shop page and introducing a random head feature
    • Deleting tracks
    • Contests with redeem codes for more prizes.
    I can't see the far future so I don't want to make an promises.
    I'll try and keep you guys updated


    - Happy Holidays!
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
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  2. Krypton

    Krypton Well-Known Member

    Please make the new hats affordable lmao
     
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  3. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    We'll see. haha
     
  4. Osiris

    Osiris Well-Known Member Official Author

    I think this might just make me active again...
     
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  5. NotVeryGood

    NotVeryGood Well-Known Member Official Author

    :)
     
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  6. Phase

    Phase Well-Known Member Official Author

    Time to delete all my tracks :)
     
  7. WheelieMaker

    WheelieMaker Well-Known Member Official Author

    YES

    also im glad deleting tracks will be a thing, but a problem with it on trackmill was that if people got bad ratings they would delete the track and repost it until it got good ratings. is there a way to prevent that
     
  8. xMiikasio

    xMiikasio Active Member Official Author

    I am so excited for the new hats and deleting tracks :thumbsup:
     
  9. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    We will look at ways to reduce this problem. Simply hiding it from their profile instead of the actual track listing may be one option.
    I welcome any ideas as well.
     
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  10. mudkip

    mudkip Well-Known Member Official Author

    two main considerations ive had:
    - could the delete/hide feature be limited to oa's?
    --- there'd be a smaller, approved group of users who've this ability
    --- easier moderation (if that even becomes a thing?)
    - could there be moderators set to mediate it?
    --- i dunno if this is ignorant of me to think, but im sure a program would take more work than a handful (at most) of trusted members who've been given instruction
    --- mods could answer questions from users who want to delete tracks, rather than having the users come to you
    --- mods could even be secondary and only need to look over users who are flagged for abusing the system?
     
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  11. Eryp

    Eryp Well-Known Member Official Author

    community track moderators? i.e members nominated by the community would work to prevent abuse of the delete track option, or to fix whatever other heinous crimes are committed by trackmakers, like copying tracks or baiting likes. maybe also have a rotation of mods to keep the service active
     
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  12. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    All good ideas. I will think about it. We will definitely be adding moderation tools along with this feature.
    Maybe we will make it cost coins, this would most likely reduce hide spam.
     
  13. Lerd7

    Lerd7 Well-Known Member Official Author

    Char Deleting tracks is not a very safe option and you know you will get several request to bring back deleted ones, you must instead put a 'Hide' option to tracks
     
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  14. NotVeryGood

    NotVeryGood Well-Known Member Official Author

    or we could have a "recently deleted" kinda like on apple phones
     
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  15. DizzyCircles

    DizzyCircles Well-Known Member Official Author

    MarbleRunDominoGuy aha there look at the bottom of notverygood's comment. BEER PONG!
     
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  16. Stevie.T

    Stevie.T Well-Known Member Official Author

    if tracks r deleted does that mean the likes for that level will go away or will they still count? :p
     
  17. MarbleRunDominoGuy

    MarbleRunDominoGuy Well-Known Member Official Author

    ahaha that wasnt me lol
     
  18. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    This has not been decided yet. :)


    Deleting will really be hide. Maybe it'll cost money to resurrect tracks. All of these things we need to flush out . It'll definitely take some thought to reduce people asking for things.
     
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  19. DizzyCircles

    DizzyCircles Well-Known Member Official Author

    how much is the st patrick's day hat?
     
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  20. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    I can't remember :p .
    We're releasing a ton of new ones in the next week or so.
     
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