User talk:ACryInShame

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Welcome to factorio! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! Klonan (talk) 20:48, 10 February 2016 (UTC)


Well, here my promised review of this page ( http://factorioforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=20029 )

All in all the page is "too condensed".

Let's begin left to right and up to down: FAQ or News on top is a good question. It's about relevance. Currently the news are not very relevant anymore, just a copy of the FFF-links (it was much more a year ago). It would be much more useful if it's included news like "when is a release?" "What's the current state of Steam?" etc. But as it currently is, that seems to be not relevant, so bringing the FAQ into front seem currently the right idea.

Technical: It's so compressed like so doesn't look nice. Well, when I see it now it seem for me to be logical to move that box to the right to "Get the game".

Get the game: When the "Technical" is moved into here it has the right size for that.

Community: Hm. Dunno. Putting two items into one box looks for me in most cases to compressed/not good looking. I don't know yet, where to move it... but here it doesn't look nice.

Beginners/Advanced/Expert: Well that is taken more or less from the original (and I made it), but when I look at it with the distance of one year I can say, that I like the Beginners, but not Advanced/Expert. There is no logic to say "This is beginner, that is Expert".

Concepts: Would be more useful right to Beginners.

Modding and scripting: Doesn't belong here!

The next line with the 5 boxes is a no go! Maybe 4, if only that slim, but 5 will kill the design.

Networks: Well you cannot know, that these is a remaining things from 2 years ago, where the homepage was sorted into "networks". We had some discussion around this and the result is mainly, that Factorio has some networks, like Electrity, Logistic, eventually Liquid and Railway, the rest is no "network" at all. And the better word to describe that all is "System". One result of that discussion was for example the "Belt Transport System". So this box shows only, that there is much, much work to do to rename all that pages. :)

Contribute: I don't see, why that is sorted at the bottom. That thing is essential. Maybe not on the top, but I see that generally more in the middle of the page.

New contents: that is completely outdated. In it's origin it was thought for the roadmap and new game contents.

Game misc: That is generally much more on top. Stuff like how to use the console is important.


Summary: Some ideas a neat, but the current sorting of this page is not useful. I've some ideas of how to improve that, but I'm currently too tired to continue here so i hope it's o.k. to stop now, so that you have a chance to answer. :)

Ssilk (talk) 01:02, 25 February 2016 (UTC)