⏳ Define "fashionably late": 5/16/22 Release

Late registration & rebuy configuration, plus some UI updates that are easy on the eyes 👀

Marianne Chronister
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May 16, 2022
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⏳ Define "fashionably late": 5/16/22 Release
Customizable late registration & rebuy periods
May 16, 2022
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How late is too late? Give your crew the grace period you think they deserve. Read on for more! 

If you have not yet had the chance to create an account and start playing, you can now do so directly from fun.country! Round up your friends, host a game, and share your experience with us via Discord. See you on the felt!

💔 Late registration & Rebuy periods go their separate ways

It’s the breakup we’ve all been waiting for. When we introduced late registration to Sit & Go tournaments, the timeframe was hard coded to 10 minutes. Then we added rebuys, with the timeframe hard-coded to align with late registration. Now the late registration & rebuy periods are decoupled, and you can customize them to your heart’s content. We promise the split was amicable, and everyone is better for it!

🪄 A fresh look for the Create Game window

And with a wave of our magic wand (er, plus some designs and coding), the Create Game UI is better than ever. Clearer dropdown menus and more logical organization make this a major improvement from the old version. Check out the GIF above, or host a game and see for yourself!

💡 See your game settings while playing

With all this fancy new game configuration, you need a way to refer to those settings during gameplay. Now you can see key information by hovering over the info icon in the header.    

    

👋 Goodbye, boring loading screen!

A clean new design and animated text have jazzed up the loading screen experience. But enjoy it while it lasts, because you may also notice that the game is loading faster than ever. 

Have an idea for a fun phrase we can add to our loading screen rotation? Let us know in Discord!

🚧 Minor improvements & bug fixes 

  • Lowered the volume of game sounds.
  • Game entry screen shows total # in game (including observers) and # playing.
  • Added logic to prevent multiple subsequent clicks of certain buttons including sit in/sit out, betting actions, and play/pause.
  • Improved tooltip timing/behavior.
  • Game sounds no longer play immediately when a user joins an in-progress game.

🔮 Things we’re working on

Spread the word…we’re cooking up a full site redesign! 👩‍🍳 Here are just a few of the updates you can look forward to in the coming weeks:

  • Improved login/register page UI.
  • Ability to cancel scheduled games. 
  • Ability to remove a member from a group. 
  • Ability to set buy-in limits for cash games. 

🏆 Weekly community games 

We now host weekly community games! All are welcome to join the fun on Wednesday & Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Details are posted on Discord in the # poker channel. Winners get bragging rights and a special Winners role in Discord!

📣 We want your feedback!

Have an idea for a cool feature, or notice a bug we missed? Join our community on Discord and help shape our roadmap!

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