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So, I was browsing the forums and accidentally clicked on the "Game Guide" link up near the top, and I was surprised to discover that the website (minus the forums) has been completely redesigned! 

I personally think it's a welcome change; they've made it far more sleek- and modern-looking.

What are everyone else's thoughts?  I attached a few screenshots for those too lazy to experience it for themselves. XD

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A wild outcast has appeared!

I'm going to be the grumpy old man and say sometimes, the sleakest design is the worse and it really shows with SoD's new website design. The sleak design confuses me way to much and it's downright terrible.

 

A few other things are also not updated or simply won't work, for example, the Leaderboard in the Communtiy Tab doesn't work, the Login screen is still outdated and in some parts of the website, it won't open at all, whenever you click on the footer links like Sitemap, it first loads the page you're in then it opens the desired page. It feels like they rushed the design just for the sake of "hey, new website design".

 

And whoever thought about adding a gif in the main page as background is the absolute worse, it takes a good while to open the main page because of the gif alone, the other pages open with an ease.

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Fair.

Alright, you have some points.  I really didn't browse around it much, so I didn't notice any issues.  I also wasn't aware that that leaderboard was even a thing.  I don't use the main site much; just the forums.  So the new design is not going to do a lot for (or against) me. XD

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I noticed this last week. I meant to make a thread about it myself to see if anyone else had noticed it but I never got around to it. XD It's ok, I guess. I don't absolutely hate it but it's not something that made me over-the-top excited when I saw it either. It was just like: "Oh. They changed the website. This was unexpected." The gif on the homepage makes the homepage lag when it first loads and I think the old homepage was a bit easier to navigate but that could just be because the old homepage was around for so long that I got used to where everything was. Newer people that never saw the old homepage might be able to navigate it just fine.

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This looks exactly like the readily available templates websites use to promote their product or viddy game. I remember buying a similar one for like 10 eurobucks back when I still had a portfolio.

 

I'm getting sick of it, though. So many websites look the same and it's not really the most user-friendly style out there. Stop forgetting desktops exist when making websites 2k19.

 

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I like it a lot !

I really like the new design !!! It's good to see the website change after a long time .
I see people saying it lagges when they go through the home page ; but I dont have that problem at all and I really like the gif that shows up .

It really dosent seem like it's finished yet , like the forums , some of the options dont work correctly like the leader board , but the spoiler section is pretty cool ! 

It also does remind me of other game's websites but I personally dont mind that . 

I'm greatfull for their consideration of upgrading the website and I appreciate the time that went in to designing it :D 
 

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