Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Who, What, When, Where?

So I'm scrolling through the guild forums, looking for any posts about planned dungeon or oRvR events when I had a thought. I know, rare occurrence and all that, but here it is:
Why can't we have an RSS feed of guild calendar events?
It's a pain to look at 2 or 3 different places (in-game calendar, guild forums, alliance forums, etc...) to stay current on the planned events. I'd love to see an RSS feed, web page, or other information radiator (little agile lingo for you programmers out there) to tie things together and keep people informed. And while we're dreaming, maybe Mythic could even provide the guilds with a permission set to allow folks to update the calendar through a web interface. Something on the user control panel of the forums, even?

I realize this idea isn't anything mission critical, but it's exactly the kind of thing that Mythic could implement in the coming months and reap a lot of benefit from. A couple man-days of effort to design and implement the code changes for the server, then hand it off to the web-devs to put together the feed/page. In fact, once the data is accessible to the web developers, there are any number of cool, social network-y things that can be done, like sending out event invitations, updating forum status during guild events, and the like. 


Originally posted at WARnPieces.blogspot.com

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