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Paradox Interactive converts to XenForo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tyteen4a03, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    See them in action here.

    As a fan of their CiM (and C:S) games, I absolute love this. :D
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  2. Newt

    Newt Active Member

    Looks good (through the mandatory registration lightbox :D)
  3. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Are they seriously not going to get a custom theme made?

    I mean, it's great that they moved to XF, but tweaking the colours instead of getting a real custom theme made, for a company of their size makes them look pretty stingy.

    They've not even tried to make it look like the main site.
  4. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing they're customizing Xenforo's code, as there's an odd issue I just noticed when viewing a subforum, I couldn't use the back button to go back, it just refreshed the same page.
  5. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    It's nice to see big companies switch and stuff but it looks like they put minimal effort into it. They hardly customized the theme (and it looks worse, not better). They didn't integrate with the main site at all, and they ended up with this url structure: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?forums/paradox-general-discussion.518/ (note they didn't even use the friendly url system).
  6. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Horrible lightbox for 'new user' 'existing user'. As a casual viewer I would have left and not bothered at all after clicking both and finding you had to either register and enter details except that you can just click outside of the modal and then browse as normal.

    I guess it generally works for getting sign ups though. 3/4M users and nearly 19M posts shows they're doing something right!
  7. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    I think it is a one-time thing to take care of the old VB users but I do think it is horrible UX.
  8. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    That's because they are a game development company with really popular games.
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  9. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Yikes, only just noticed that.

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