Glenstorm wrote:Heya, sole active (well, to call me active is a bit of a stretch, but I'm the closest you'll get) AWBW dev here.
"I think AWBW developers are too few, and/or they do not have enough time to devote to doing all that. Also, maybe the AWBW software has grown complex and is difficult to modify without introducing new bugs." is a pretty fair characterization of things as they stand, though I think saying nothing ever gets done is a bit harsh.
I didn't say nothing ever gets done, for example I will be happy to enjoy the new beach feature you are working on. But at the current rate, I think you agree that it will be years before the bugs are corrected, if they are.
Glenstorm wrote:It's definitely possible to write an AW clone, and many other people have.
A lot of AW clones exist, but none of them are web based. Or I haven't heard of them. Does anybody know of one?
Glenstorm wrote:If you really get into it, I can give you a lot of suggestions as I've spent a lot of time thinking about how I'd redo practically every aspect of the site if I had the time and resources. What I think you'll find though, is that even if you put the time into developing your own version of the site, you'll have a very hard time getting any significant userbase because AWBW has been so long established, even if your site has a superior play experience.
That is true. But I was thinking, if the new version is 100% compatible, the existing maps could be imported, then maybe the AWBW community itself would be interested in playing on the new version, especially for the FoW league which is currently difficult to enjoy on AWBW.
Glenstorm wrote:A big goal on the admin agenda has been to restructure things so that it's easier to add new developers, but both admins are so extremely busy that nothing has been done on this front for a long while. If you'd be interested in actually working on AWBW itself, I could try prodding them on this front a little. I don't know when it would actually come to fruition though.
Yes, I could help working on AWBW. But I am not sure if all the good features and bugfixes can be added into the current AWBW.
For me as a developer it would certainly be more fun to start from scratch using the latest technologies.