XenForo 2.2 is coming soon, it's bringing many new features such as a PWA app for OG etc. It also comes with the drawback of more costs to update themes/some addons. It'll also remove access to some older browsers which'll suck but these shouldn't be used as their security sucks.
With the costs already looming we decided to improve OG's look with a new fancy theme that gives OG a more gamer feel. This has cost us only slightly more than it would have cost to renew the current theme and runs alot nicer.
You can beta test it here: Linky. (Please note only dark is live, light will come once issues are ironed out.)
If the current theme breaks on update we will end of life it, but we'll make something looking similar based on the default free theme so don't fret!
As mentioned early this year we started work on OG merch, while I'm not the main guy here now most prefer me to post these types of threads. I've made a poll with what users will want to buy if we sorted?
As promised a long long time back anybody who done large donations will get the choice of a free mug or shirt etc. Once we've sorted this out clearly.
Please vote as to what you wish! It's multi option.
But before we get there, many have wondered where I've been. I stepped down a few months ago due to none stop abuse/attacks from certain "community" groups plus I have conflict of interest here so I can't be the face of OG now.
OG's not sold, under new managment or no Admin Teams. It'll still run as is minus I'm now only dealing with bills/updates/techy stuff and being forced to communicate with users on Discord as other wise it's dead. The staff have my full support behind the scenes too and are doing an amazing job. I cannot thank you guys enough for the dedication you have in OG.
If you do find issues please post a thread tagging me.
Now, on topic. XenForo 2.2 is coming soon and it's overhauling many outdated features in the script. Sadly for one it removes support for older browsers and the backend changes means we need to pay to renew the theme, or for slightly more we can pay a new look to OG. It does bring a PWA (Progressive Web App) to OG which'll be handy for mobile...
With the amount of lockdowns in the UK and worldwide we all need something to look forward too. Which is why I'm asking for interest in doing a possible OG meetup sometime late in 2020 or 2021. This is all depending on how fast a cure is found.
I'm thinking some sort of meetup with music, food, booze (for over 18's..) and screens hooked up with games to play etc. And possibly (if we can get consent from developers) to show of some developer builds and allow users to play.
The only issue here is I'm out in the middle of nowhere which is why I've made a poll for locations in the UK that users would be interested in. All will have train/bus links.
Depending on the location and amounts I'll let users know. It may have a small entry fee but this is only so we know and I'll list venue locations on the two top voted areas.
Numbers likely would be limited to around 100 users but depending on how many request, and depending on how much to rent we...
People may have noticed I've been away the past week or so. Here's a small update to those reasons and some general progress updates.
To start, I've been sick the past few weeks and stuck on some shit kicking meds. I was told to get some rest by the doctor who decided not to put me down. ?
The first part of this update has alot of speculation as we still don't know the full story. What we do know is this all happened around the same time and appears to be connected, and for these reasons I won't be naming those involved for protection and if you wish to read it'll be included in a spoiler. This part doesn't affect the site directly but has lead to me having to take time away.
Yep it's one of those ?
Late last year I was contacted by a group of users wishing me to middle man a transaction, this is nothing new as I've helped a few users with this. The only...
As you may well be aware by now - unless you live under a rock - the year 2020 is upon us. With the new decade will come many changes, features and goodies to OG as a whole! In this post, I wanted to outline some of the things we have been working on behind the scenes, potential changes and new features coming to OG in 2020.
To the surprise of me and some of the other staff members, one of the most requested additions to the site is OG branded merchandise. I have been hard at work on designing a plethora of goodies ranging from shirts, coffee mugs, lanyards, mouse mats and more! We are currently investigating methods to integrate merchandise to certain tiers of our Patreon page, but will also be selling merchandise individually to users who want to get something as a one-off purchase. I want to make it clear that users that do decide to purchase merch from our store will not recieve any special privileges over other users to keep things fair...
A few months ago before I got super tied up.. I asked how people would feel about small donations to make sure AG 2.0 didn't happen here. Most of the comments were positive and I setup a patreon but never launched it, Till now!
Currently it's setup to cover purely site expenses and won't be used for anything personal. In the future we'd like to expand into covering group buys, etc. I've left two tiers, one for those who prefer the forums and one for people who prefer both forum and discord.
The part I personally dislike here is Patreon does this as a monthly donation, You're welcome to cancel after a month and remain a donator still, with the same perks as someone who donates monthly. (It's not mandatory to help/donate! and the site will stay the same and ad free.) I'll look into options for monthly donators such as early access/discounted merch we have planned next year. ?
I've listed all our site expenses rounded up and converted to USD which isn't much, but it least covers...