3 Plug-ins you can't live without



  • @psychobunny said:

    haha the original mod (for phpBB) was pretty great, we even had a flash version kinda like final fantasy. full-on exploration mode thing going on. One of these guys actually ended up going big time, everytime I see the gift cards in the 7/11's I get all jealous 😛

    ahhh I like the look of this one better that guys site looks like it's from the mid 80s lol. keep it nodebb specific so us flag bearers get a little traffic love for being the gateways to the game 🙂 Glad to lend a hand on the non-code stuff if needed just shout.


  • Admin

    Haha well I appreciate the compliment 🙂 It might be mid 80s but they're still selling game cards in 7/11s and Best Buy's. I think for us in general we never really had a good designer to take us to the next level so it may have been cool but it was always just limited to just a forum RPG, gain XP from posting a lot or battling your friends and that's it.



  • @psychobunny said:

    Haha well I appreciate the compliment 🙂 It might be mid 80s but they're still selling game cards in 7/11s and Best Buy's. I think for us in general we never really had a good designer to take us to the next level so it may have been cool but it was always just limited to just a forum RPG, gain XP from posting a lot or battling your friends and that's it.

    For vBulletin there is Forumon RPG http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/product/76-forumon-rpg/

    I never paid for it on my vB sites because the audience on those car sites just won't spend time in an RPG style environment. Supernerdz on the other hand.. is NodeBB so they must be crushed!


  • Admin

    Wow! Okay, is this new? Have a link to a working version of this? Am interested to see. Seems closed source you would think it's a detriment in general because you'd never get the kind of backing from plugin authors as you would from open source stuff.

    Back in the days phpBB dominated when it came to forum RPGs. There were a few RPG mods for vB and IPB but none compared to the stuff phpBB was churning out, ex. Moogie's RPG MOD, Zarath's Shop MOD and Nuladion's customizable avatar MODs - if you saw an XP bar underneath an avatar in a forum you know which forum it was powered by.

    I seriously doubt any of the modern players in the forum space gives a crap about this but I guess I do, so hopefully I can release a plugin that's a modern equivalent of all of the above some day 😉


  • Plugin & Theme Dev



  • Our forum relies heavily on the shoutbox plugin ❤ @Schamper
    Lately we have been making use of the youtube embed.
    3rd is a toss between widgets and user mentions.



  • @psychobunny said:

    Wow! Okay, is this new? Have a link to a working version of this? Am interested to see. Seems closed source you would think it's a detriment in general because you'd never get the kind of backing from plugin authors as you would from open source stuff.

    Back in the days phpBB dominated when it came to forum RPGs. There were a few RPG mods for vB and IPB but none compared to the stuff phpBB was churning out, ex. Moogie's RPG MOD, Zarath's Shop MOD and Nuladion's customizable avatar MODs - if you saw an XP bar underneath an avatar in a forum you know which forum it was powered by.

    I seriously doubt any of the modern players in the forum space gives a crap about this but I guess I do, so hopefully I can release a plugin that's a modern equivalent of all of the above some day 😉

    No idea, I played it once I think on their own site's demo but that was it. They churn out a lot of plugin's for vB and have a few debs working it. I've got a couple of their plug-ins for the car sites.

    I think the trick today is mobile accessibility so people can rock a few turns on the cell between classes, chat about things they like, etc. Forum integration still can be viable but finding a way to make $ from it will be hard unless setting up a way to buy gold and turns like all the other browser based games do now.


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    @psychobunny said:

    Ah I gotcha. Well three plugins I can't live without?

    one http://goo.gl/qpxa0u
    two http://goo.gl/VZuy8S
    three http://goo.gl/dUMy0s

    I second this. 👍


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    Shoutbox, username mentions, maybe Poll soon? 😛



  • Mentions, sso plugins, image/youtube embed. Lots more but those are 3 off the top of my head 🙂


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    For me, it's the GitHub embeds plugin that I recently released (much better looking than pasting github urls everywhere) -- very handy for projects hosted on github.

    I'm also very impressed by @psychobunny's RPG plugin, and I like me my emoji 😄



  • A user submitted image gallery where you can comment and rate pictures. <sigh> hopefully someday.


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