In general I think the forum features and function is pretty good. However, I have a couple beefs with the forum and also the website.
- Navigation. Why is the navigation between forums so clunky? If i’m in the Amara section and I want to go back to the general section it forces me to go the main B3 page and scroll down to the general section. Not a big deal but not very smooth navigation IMO.
- 15 character minimum for thread titles? Why this? I don’t get why the need to encourage paragraph style thread titles. I frequently have to add in garbage words just to meet the minimum character requirement. If you can convey your topic concisely that should be encouraged IMO.
I also have a couple beefs with the website (mostly the skill calculator):
- Removing points. When selecting skills in a tree you can “purchase” skills but there is no way to “unpurchase” skills. There is a “back” button to undue the last point spent but this is only useful if that’s the point you wanted to unpurchase. If I have a full tree of points and I want to remove a point in the first row that doesn’t impact the total points required for your end skill…why do I have to reset all my points to just remove that one point?
Even the 3rd party skill calculator allows you to remove points on any skill (so long as it doesn’t go below requirement for other skills). Kind of obvious to anyone who actually uses the feature.
- Skill calculator offline. Not exactly sure why the calculator went offline recently for almost a week. Was it to update skills from the patch? Was there some bug or issue with it? I have no idea but regardless I hope this isn’t a regular thing because it breaks the links of countless build threads that rely on it. At the very least it shouldn’t take a week to get it back up.
This game sort of revolves around theorycrafting builds so it’s kind of important for players to have access to that for making, sharing and viewing builds. How long could it possibly take to fix or update a webpage?