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HTML5 to Beta

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Marindor, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
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    Dear Humans and Elves,

    It is time. While Flash has made the internet a better and more friendly place, and allowed us to make Elvenar possible, the authors Adobe's Flash Player have decided to stop supporting it by the end of 2020. This means that in order to make Elvenar playable beyond that point, we need to move away from the Flash technology. To achieve that, we are creating a Flash-free version of the game, using the HTML5 technology.

    Today, we are proudly presenting the first Beta version of Elvenar running fully using HTML5, without any Flash content. While this is Beta, we believe that the quality is now high enough to share it with you, our Beta community, and we want to ask for your feedback. We aim to iron out any bugs and polish the HTML5 version to be at least as good and smooth as the current Flash client.

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    What is the difference between Flash and HTML5?
    The main and most important difference is that Flash Player is a plugin for your browser that is required for you to run the game. If it was not installed and enabled, the game simply wouldn't launch. By moving to HTML5, we are able to run the game directly in the browser, with the natively supported technology.

    What now?
    Now is the time that we ask you to provide your feedback on the new HTML5 client. Of course, we are also encouraging you to make us aware of any and all problems that you notice while playing the game. As with all bugs, we are rewarding Diamonds for every newly found, valid bug report that is reported in our forum's Bug report section.

    How do I play Elvenar using the HTML5 version now?
    First of all, we need to mention that the first Beta version is currently only playable with the Google Chrome browser. The reason for that is that HTML5 is basically handled differently from browser to browser.

    Don't worry if you prefer using another browser: we decided to make it available on one well-known browser first, so that we can already start gathering your feedback. All the other major browsers will of course be supported in the future. As we cover more browsers, we will also continue improving performance on those we already support.

    As of now, every Beta player can switch the game to the HTML5 version by going to Settings and enabling it manually. You can do this via the following setting in the ingame settings window you can find via menu at the bottom right of the game:

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    The game will then be reloaded and from that point on you will be using the Flash-free HTML5 client. This will be represented by a small badge in the corner of your screen:
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    This badge is of course only shown temporarily, until the full release of the new client. It is simply there to make it easy to recognize which of the clients you are using: the one using Flash, or HTML5.

    Naturally, we are not forcing anything on you - you can switch back to Flash any time you wish during the Beta phase. We are steadily moving forward with the release of the HTML5 client, but we will not be rushing it. We have enough time to adapt our game to the new standards, while also having the possibility to take in your feedback and use it to help us improve the game and its performance.

    We are convinced that with your help, we will make Elvenar playable for years to come!

    Let's make Elvenar an awesome HTML5-based game together! :)

    As said, should you find any bugs or errors, please report them via the bug report section. It would also be incredibly helpful if you could clearly state whether you enabled HTML5 or not and if you'd provide screenshots when you encounter any problem. Making these is very easy with HTML5 in Chrome: just right click in the game and choose "Save image as...").

    Thank you so much for your help! We're looking forward to discussing these changes with you, as well as hearing your feedback. Please share your thoughts by posting in the discussion thread!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
  2. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Dear Humans and Elves,

    We're glad to announce that HTML5 is now also available in the Opera browser, so if you use Opera, please don't forget to turn it on and help us testing!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Beta Team
     
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  3. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Dear Humans and Elves,

    From now on, in supported browsers (Chrome and Opera), HTML5 will be enabled by default. You will still be able to switch it off in your game settings in case of bugs, but you would actively have to do that. Also: Because of the activation, it will now change for everyone, so your previous preference will be reset.

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
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