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Posted 11/29/08
Hello,

I am new here at crunchyroll, hello everyone! I first want to say that I really like the site; I am a web programmer myself. Everything functions really well, there are H264 videos and tons of other features that make it totally worth the minimal cost of the premium membership. I think the crunchy land game is a fantastic idea for killing time. It's really a cool feature, and it reminds me a little bit of an old plugin I saw on Facebook once. It had a similar attack / defend, interface and you had the same system of avoiding or attacking enemies. I believe the game was called "pets," if I'm not mistaken.

I do have a couple of suggestions, one of them being about crunchy land. I know it is still in beta, and there may be stuff you haven't worked out yet, but you might consider this. The game I was speaking about earlier, pets, was much more fast and stable than crunchyland, and I believe it is because most of it is programmed in javascript. I realize there are custom item uploading issues related to that, but at least the battle system should be mostly client side. It seems as if when you were hitting attack and defend, it is partially posting back to the server, as in AJAX, right? It looks like it was done in PHP, mind you I only have client side access here. It's a good idea, but if the site is lagging at all, the game is going to lag, and it will always take some amount of time to post back to the server. If you do it locally, and upload to the server at the end of a battle, there will be a lot less network load. All you would have to do is feed the client side script server values to determine how the battle will go. You might want to encrypt these values to avoid hacking. The only other way I can think of to do client side calculation in a game like this is to do it in flash and compile it into a swf, but that being said, even those can be de-compiled fairly easily. I guess it all depends on how worried you are about people hacking.

Anyway, the reason I started this thread was to bring up this suggestion. I started watching two of the top animes on the site, both of which are really good. I came back to watch more, and I sometimes have a problem of forgetting exactly which episode I was on. I haven't really poked around a lot to see if this is actually available. It would be nice if when you got to the homepage of each show, it told you the last episode you watched. This way, if people are watching them all in a row, they will be reminded of where they left off, and go back an episode if they feel like they need to review, or view the next one.

You can decide whether or not you take the suggestions to heart. I just wanted to offer it because I know how invaluable good advice can be in the IT world.

日本語も話します! 私は一年間日本語を勉強している、しかし、私はかなりを研究。 よろしくお願いしま。
Posted 11/29/08

c4103 wrote:

Hello,

I am new here at crunchyroll, hello everyone! I first want to say that I really like the site; I am a web programmer myself. Everything functions really well, there are H264 videos and tons of other features that make it totally worth the minimal cost of the premium membership. I think the crunchy land game is a fantastic idea for killing time. It's really a cool feature, and it reminds me a little bit of an old plugin I saw on Facebook once. It had a similar attack / defend, interface and you had the same system of avoiding or attacking enemies. I believe the game was called "pets," if I'm not mistaken.

I do have a couple of suggestions, one of them being about crunchy land. I know it is still in beta, and there may be stuff you haven't worked out yet, but you might consider this. The game I was speaking about earlier, pets, was much more fast and stable than crunchyland, and I believe it is because most of it is programmed in javascript. I realize there are custom item uploading issues related to that, but at least the battle system should be mostly client side. It seems as if when you were hitting attack and defend, it is partially posting back to the server, as in AJAX, right? It looks like it was done in PHP, mind you I only have client side access here. It's a good idea, but if the site is lagging at all, the game is going to lag, and it will always take some amount of time to post back to the server. If you do it locally, and upload to the server at the end of a battle, there will be a lot less network load. All you would have to do is feed the client side script server values to determine how the battle will go. You might want to encrypt these values to avoid hacking. The only other way I can think of to do client side calculation in a game like this is to do it in flash and compile it into a swf, but that being said, even those can be de-compiled fairly easily. I guess it all depends on how worried you are about people hacking.

Anyway, the reason I started this thread was to bring up this suggestion. I started watching two of the top animes on the site, both of which are really good. I came back to watch more, and I sometimes have a problem of forgetting exactly which episode I was on. I haven't really poked around a lot to see if this is actually available. It would be nice if when you got to the homepage of each show, it told you the last episode you watched. This way, if people are watching them all in a row, they will be reminded of where they left off, and go back an episode if they feel like they need to review, or view the next one.

You can decide whether or not you take the suggestions to heart. I just wanted to offer it because I know how invaluable good advice can be in the IT world.

日本語も話します! 私は一年間日本語を勉強している、しかし、私はかなりを研究。 よろしくお願いしま。


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