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New Ranks

Postby Aero » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:51 am

Alright so all but one rank has been revealed which will be at 10,000 posts. Picking up from the Inclusivity Suggestions thread, it would be best to replace the rank set we have in the meantime. A couple have already been replaced (Kamikaze Koopa, Pokey, and Mega Mole) with smaller and static ranks. The ranks we have now would be completely different with all of them being icon size and static like proper ranks instead of full size animated sprites. This will have the benefit of being less distracting, a significant reduction in bloated post size, and of course getting rid of unnecessary movement for people with vestibular disorders.

Here is a screenshot of the proposed ranks:
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Re: New Ranks

Postby ShadowStarX » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:34 am

There was the other possibility of removing ranks but due to them being a staple on these forums and just being a cute addition altogether, we decided to go this way in order to decrease the height of icons.
From my end, I personally wanted to see Beta 4's new NPCs being added to the roster in order to spice it all up.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Cedur » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:09 am

if I'm honest I think incomplete sprites cut at the head look awkward. Also the new Pokey is an SMB3 bush. Besides, there are 50 images but I don't there are this many ranks so far. Scrapping the 7 boss ranks and 7 people ranks, there are still 34 ranks remaining. The 10,000 posts rank is the 38th rank. One might also add powerup ranks instead of boss/people ranks.

Some random suggestion:

1 - 175: leave as is (except change the rex sprite to a stomped rex sprite)
200 Tweeter
250 Monty Mole
300 Spike
400 Snifit
500 Buster Beetle
600 Charged Spiny
700 Rip Van Fish
800 Flurry
900 Ninji
1000 Fuzzy
1200 Rocky Wrench
1400 Torpedo Ted
1600 Boo
1800 Eerie
2000 Phantom
2250 Volcano Lotus
2500 Panser
2750 Boomerang Bro
3000 Chuck
3500 Lakitu
4000 Dolphin
4500 Reznor
5000 Fryguy
5500 Mother Brain
6000 Fire Flower
7000 Ice Flower
8000 Leaf
9000 Tanooki Suit
10000 Hammer Suit

and then at some point add Quill or other special ranks ...
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Enjl » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:22 pm

I disagree with what Cedur said. The small icons are adorable.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Rhosty » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:40 pm

Those ranks look pretty fine to me, there's some I see on there that are one of my favorite Mario enemies, like Torpedo Ted

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Re: New Ranks

Postby Lucario » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 am

How about rank Rammerhead or Porcupuffer?
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Electriking » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:57 am

Lucario wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 am
How about rank Rammerhead or Porcupuffer?
Those aren't SMBX NPCs.
Signatures are overrated

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Re: New Ranks

Postby Lucario » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am

Electriking wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:57 am
Lucario wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 am
How about rank Rammerhead or Porcupuffer?
Those aren't SMBX NPCs.
Enjl coded they.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Enjl » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:17 am

Lucario wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am
Electriking wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:57 am
Lucario wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 am
How about rank Rammerhead or Porcupuffer?
Those aren't SMBX NPCs.
Enjl coded they.
Those aren't SMBX NPCs.
Ideas are useless if you can't make them real.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby ShadowStarX » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:49 pm

Lucario wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am
Electriking wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:57 am
Lucario wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 am
How about rank Rammerhead or Porcupuffer?
Those aren't SMBX NPCs.
Enjl coded they.
We only included SMBX2 Beta 4 basegame NPCs.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby chuckster » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:23 pm

i agree with cedur i don’t like the decapitated icons

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Re: New Ranks

Postby The Great Yoshi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:05 pm

Question. If the goal here is to make the forum more accessible for people with epilepsy (etc.), or those who just don't like oversized icons, would it not be simpler to create a new profile option, "show/hide user ranks"? It would be similar to the built-in show/hide avatars and signatures settings. That way people who like the old icons could keep seeing them.

If you want the new ones as well, it may be possible to add three radio buttons: "off", "static" (new/small) and "animated" (old/large).

It has been a couple of years since I did any phpBB style editing, but if memory serves, it should just be a matter of some if-else statements in the page generation code.

The current rank icons do have their own unique flair, and it'd be kind of sad to see them go.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Aero » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:16 pm

Oh believe me, that would be the better thing to do but phpBB doesn't have the option for alternative rank sets or to disable them. I don't know of any extensions that accomplish this either.

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Re: New Ranks

Postby Aero » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:57 pm

Alright so the new post ranks are in. The admin ranks will be replaced soon.

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Re: New Ranks

Postby Rhosty » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:12 pm

Nice, the decapitated Birdo head is starting to grow on me a bit. I don't know if this had anything to do with the old ranks, but the pages are loading a little faster.

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Re: New Ranks

Postby P4VL0VSKEY » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:23 pm

In my opinion, it's really cool that people in charge of the forum are adding new ranks. Apart from adding a refreshed look to our profiles, it also shows that the developers don't ignore forum members and try to surprise them with interesting updates. :)
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Re: New Ranks

Postby The Great Yoshi » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:25 pm

Aero wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:16 pm
Oh believe me, that would be the better thing to do but phpBB doesn't have the option for alternative rank sets or to disable them.
I'm a bit late, but:

After you said this, I got curious and decided to try writing one on a test phpBB installation. It definitely works. I don't know if you're still interested, but if you are just let me know and I can send along the details. It was basically some minor HTML changes in the style template.
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Re: New Ranks

Postby Aero » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:47 pm

Rhosty wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:12 pm
Nice, the decapitated Birdo head is starting to grow on me a bit. I don't know if this had anything to do with the old ranks, but the pages are loading a little faster.
Page load speed should barely be effected, but if it feels faster then I guess that's good lol.
P4VL0VSKEY wrote: In my opinion, it's really cool that people in charge of the forum are adding new ranks. Apart from adding a refreshed look to our profiles, it also shows that the developers don't ignore forum members and try to surprise them with interesting updates. :)
Yup, more is to come too!
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Aero wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:16 pm
Oh believe me, that would be the better thing to do but phpBB doesn't have the option for alternative rank sets or to disable them.
I'm a bit late, but:

After you said this, I got curious and decided to try writing one on a test phpBB installation. It definitely works. I don't know if you're still interested, but if you are just let me know and I can send along the details. It was basically some minor HTML changes in the style template.
Go ahead and send it to me in a PM and I'll check it out.

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Re: New Ranks

Postby Idunn » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:57 am

Aero wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:47 pm
Page load speed should barely be effected, but if it feels faster then I guess that's good lol.
Confirming this, the page load speed is very fast now. Before it was a bit slower probably because of all the moving gifs, but now it loads really fast.

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Re: New Ranks

Postby Cedur » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:53 am

Ok but why had the size to be decreased as well? The earlier small ranks (Goomba, Shyguy etc.) had a good size. This is so small that it's barely noticeable. (except for Fryguy, Wart, Reznor ... the other sprites should have their size as well)
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