This time around we want to talk about Ideabox. User submissions and community participation were always an integral part of the game and today we are introducing some nice perks to it.
In a day or two, the players actively participating in Ideabox voting will start getting a new special bonus – their heroes will be more effective in town prayers, restoring twice as much godpower as usual. Once activated, the bonus will work for a few days and it’s likely to continue to work as long as the god continues to actively participate in the voting process. You’ll know that the bonus is active if you find a special phrase in the diary when your hero prays in town.
There is some under-the-hood trickery, so mindless clicking won’t do any good, so please vote wisely! This feature is an experiment to increase community participation and we hope we won’t have to kill it off due to abuses. In the end, just keep in mind that every single vote you cast in the Ideabox helps to make the game better!
To make it even better, the game has just been updated with a lot of diary entries, hundreds of new monsters, and finally it got a shipment of long awaited high-level equipment.
Lastly, the news for those playing in a web browser:
- you can check the town nearby by hovering the mouse pointer over the milestone counter;
- if you use Firefox, make sure to update to Firefox 22 to get desktop notifications on superhero page (if enabled in page settings).
Thankyou for looking at a minority. I have chrome but I far prefer firefox. Is this even technically possible for the wiki in the future for non guild/user pages?
(funny thing, right after I updated fire fox I went to the settings to change the theme because 1am… nightly seems like a good idea)
No wonder the voters increased in double,nice update! This will make the heroes diary more interesting! (Because we need atleast over 50 yes to approve a submission,this new update will be helpful) :)
Oh, yes. Increment this mafia. :P
Glad to see there’s “under-the-hood trickery” to help keep things honest …. voting had been seeming a little sparse lately! This should give me the push I needed to return to BOTH sides of the Ideabox! Thanks, as always, for the greatness of Godville, devs …. you all are awesome!
(As I now find myself voting up a bunch of ideas that I like in a row …… ) Here’s hoping the trickery looks partially at the time involved, and not just a streak of up- or down-votes!
For browser can we get a → or ← like android for direction? (or erven < || > or ► || ►)
Epona Dernhelm or whoever else knows the answer, does this mean that alts are not eligible for the 2x godpower thing? I used my alt char to vote for every idea in the ideabox, but haven’t seen anything new while praying yet.
Alts get the same bonus as anyone else, since alts are seen as “just another god” (the devs don’t know who’s alt and who’s not). The issue raised was for people with alts, who spread their votes across the alts – one person who submits twenty votes on one hero is going to appear to have done twice as someone who submits twenty votes split between two heroes. Clear as mud, no? And I’m not sure if anyone’s seen it yet – devs said “next day or two”, probably bc they need a day or two of tracked voting to decide who gets the bonus.
Artsonian, I think you’re right. After all, if the bonus lasts a few days, it seems fair that we’d have to persist for a few days too :)
Sweet! Just got the new praying bonus!
And muchas gracias to the devs! I’m going to enjoy this new treat!
How can I send an idea?
TIL that the game was playable via browser
Sounds like an awesome idea :) it sure would make me vote ntg
I have always felt wholly discouraged by the people in the ideabox forum. I will give it a shot again. I hope this chamge brings people who truly want to participate back, and outweighs the cult that took it over to begin with.
This is great i always vote and i actually vote yes on most things bc i don’t want to discourage other players
God loves us all Ivan with sins and with out god forgive me and you and go to mass at saint odilo Saturday at 4:00 p.m, at Sunday at 11:00a.m and at 12:00p.m god loves us all don’t forget
I can’t vote down
Where do I vote