first a short addition to the yesterday finished clan module:
At the moment you can only send membership invitations to the user. Users can't send applications. Although this function has already been added to the member management panel I would like to add more settings for the clan. So they can decide to make an open signup or resistrict membership requests to certain games, etc... In the end I would like to have a kind of match making site for the user to see all clans that are looking for another member. This functionality will be added once everything else works.
News and Messages
Today I gonna start to work on the news and messages module. As the name implies it's all about posting news. I also want to use it to post rules. So I can dynamically show the current game settings on the ranking pages, etc...
Although it is one of the smaller components of the framework it is a very important one. Communication among users and the staff needs to be painless. Users should be motivated to post with each other. Clans should easily be able to drop private news and information to their members.
I have a lot of other ideas so the basic news module could grow up to a code monster. As a consequence I have splitted work into two phases:
1. Basic news functionality for the *DBL main page + rules
2. Clan and user centric communication features
The first one is mandatory while the second one might follow after launch.
Once the news module is done there is only one thing to do: the ranking and clanbattle module.
As usual more news as they come,