It has been a roller coaster ride over the last year or so with all that has happened here at Urgent Fury, but we remained strong with our commitment to continue to move forward through adversity.
With that said we would like to welcome everyone to the new and improved Urgent Fury thanks to the dedication of our Staff. It was our staff that chipped in to convert us to IPB from vBulletin as well as their help with the design and choosing the new almost old look for Urgent Fury. You may notice a color tone that takes flavor from previous designs with the greens and oranges. We felt this really was a great look and brought it back.
One other feature you may not notice unless you do a little exploring is the background option for the site. We wanted to give you the ability to add your own flavor to the site when you visit. So up top below the Urgent Fury Logo you will find a little white paint brush: . When you click this, the screen will expand with a selections of backgrounds for you to choose. Your choice will be saved for a year if you do not make any changes via a cookie, and we will add additional designs as we progress for various games, holidays, etc.
Speaking of personal customization, we have also added the ability to add a background image to your profile, you can see an example by checking my profile. I threw up a Last of Us image to give you an idea of how it will look and well the game is also pretty awesome.
Of course with the new software comes some good and some bad or for some it may still be good. The tournament system we were trying to utilize will not work with IPB so that is gone. We actually kept our MOD additions for the new software to a minimum. Our two major additions include the Live Stream and Video Directory. We had a video directory before and believe it or not we had a ton of traffic from it, so we decided to bring that function along. Expect to get a ton of videos from Inadub and his crew over at Happy Thumbs Gaming. The offer walkthroughs, video guides, etc, their videos will be in the HTG Category. Let us know what categories you would like to see and we will add them. All members will be able to add videos to the general categories.
The Live Streaming module is a full on directory of streams added by you. Currently we do not have a category system, but as users you can rate streams, comment on them, watch and even access the chat right here on UF. We have already set some featured streams for you to enjoy. You will also note that in the Sidebar active streams will be listed with the amount of viewers to let you know what is hot.
One other function that we already mentioned was coming is the ad removal add on. We know many of you hate that we brought advertisements to Urgent Fury and we totally understand, but we have to recoup costs somehow. To offer a solution to those of you that would like to experience UF ad free, you can simply purchase the Ad Removal Package from the store. There are several options from a month all the way to a year. One of the things you will notice is that if you are using an ad blocker, parts of the site will not work. Keep that in mind when you are on the site.
So kick back, relax and enjoy the new home, we are just getting started... there is still even more to come!