I just released the oh-so-cleverly titled Release 4.3-rc5 release on iToysoldiers. I know. I need better names, right? I should use really cool code names like other software developers. Yeah, we’re going to do that starting now! Henceforth this release is code named, “Stormageddon”. So, Stormageddon has two major facets. The first is an attempt to address some of the bugginess when creating and editing content on smart phones and tablets. Who knew there was a secret number for the font size that triggered zoom? Anyway, in order to make it a bit easier to manage on a mobile device I’ve set the default editing screen to a “Basic” format. It’s essentially a text box without any bells or whistles. It’s great for the down and dirty stuff like responding to discussions, or reporting a battle or simply uploading a photo.
And now it’s time to talk about the second facet. Army Profiles. So the idea behind Army Profiles on iToysoldiers was to have a place where you could bring all the elements of your army together and kind of show it off/tell its story. For you 40K players, I pictured a kind of “Index Astartes” article type thing. The Stormageddon release adds some cool features to make that a reality.
If you start a new Army Profile (http://itoysoldiers.com/node/add/army-profile) and scroll down past the description you’ll see a series of buttons. Each button describes a “kind” of content block. There’s headers, notable units, etc. I look at these as building blocks for building your army profile. If you zip over to my Dark Eldar profile, The Kabal of the Malfean Dawn, you’ll see what it looks like when you utilize these functions.
Oh! I also added a block on the sidebar that shows all the modelling projects associated with a particular army profile. Cool, eh?
Anyway, give it a whirl and let me know how it all works for you. I’m excited to add some more content to my profiles so you can all read more of my sloppy prose. Feel free to ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the site at http://itoysoldiers.com or here in the comments if you have any feedback, suggestions, or what I’ve done is driving you batty.