Final week, I discussed we had some evaluate upkeep to carry out over the week/weekend. I’m happy to announce that we’ve completed our backend updates, and nothing exploded! Hooray! So what modified?
The tremendous quick model is that now you can view and kind our Critiques web page by extra metrics, together with the long-requested Rating discipline. As an alternative of clicking the column headers, there are some new menus. Simply choose your sorting metric, hit Search, and the record might be sorted accordingly. We additionally know the previous methodology — even the columns you COULD kind by — didn’t work on cellular units, however this new system does.
The Lengthy Model follows…
I do know a lot of you will have been asking for this for awhile, so I’m happy we have been in a position to make it occur! One of many largest issues that prevented us from delivering this was our DLC critiques; years in the past, we instituted an alternate scoring platform for DLC. On the time, it made sense; most of our sub-scores like graphics, sound, and so forth. have been unlikely to fluctuate a lot from the bottom recreation, and in the case of DLC, we thought it was extra essential to supply a easy verdict of whether or not or not the DLC was definitely worth the funding or not, or if it was just for the really devoted followers. This three-point system made it simple to attain DLC… and fully received in the best way in 2020 after we rebuilt the location and have been in a position to supply a single, sortable, searchable critiques web page. In spite of everything, in an enormous desk of 2800 critiques the place all however about 70 objects have a numeric rating, how do you’re employed a 😃 into such a factor?
It went from a kind of “we are able to’t have this at launch, however perhaps later” objects. Fortunately, critiques supervisor Jono Logan and I made a decision to resolve this the one logical method — by dropping the three-tier system and changing all DLC critiques to make use of our commonplace rating system. We devised a normal correlation between 😃, 😐, and 🙁 and our commonplace scores, and requested all present editors to assign numbers for their very own critiques. We used our tips to regulate older critiques for former employees, with changes as wanted (for example, if somebody actually favored a chunk of DLC that may usually rating 80s, however the story ingredient was missing, that one rating can be decrease).
All of that is method an excessive amount of info for you, I do know — however I at all times choose to clarify what we did so you will have an concept of what goes into issues like this at RPGFan, and why some issues take longer than you (or we) would generally like.
However I’m more than happy we have been capable of finding an answer right here! New search choices are good for everybody, and consolidating scoring methods makes issues less complicated for our writers, too.