I'm really excited to announce the updated Leagues United website that has some new features! It's been just over a year since our last update but here we are. I'll go over some of the biggest new things but to view a more detailed release, read the release notes.
Conceived by llrr, with feedback by the community, the biggest feature in this release is the support for new match types and Elo ratings tied directly to players. With this, there is the introduction of new official match types:
- Team vs Team (TvT)
- Team vs Mixed (MvT)
- Mixed vs Mixed (MvM)
That's right! Official matches no longer need two teams to happen. Official matches can now occur with 4 different players from 4 different teams. What's in it for you if you win? Bragging rights and an Elo boost. For each official match you participate in, you risk lowering your Elo but you also could get an increase. If you don't want to gamble, that's fine too! Fun matches aren't going away and haven't changed.
What does this mean? You can now run the
/offi command on league servers with incomplete teams or teamless players on each team! Player Elos will be kept on a seasonal basis. What are the seasons?
- Winter: January - March
- Spring: April - June
- Summer: July - September
- Fall: October - December
We'll be adding some new pages showing the top players of each season and some more information regarding competitions; this'll happen before the start of the Winter 2018 season.
This has been one of the largest features introduced and probably one of the most difficult to create/test, so please bear with me as we get kinks/technicalities/calculations worked out!
Don't worry, I heard you about wanting a dark theme for the website. Sorry that it took so long, but the dark theme you've all been asking for is here and it's the default! Liked the light theme? Don't worry, go to your preferences and change it.
I'll be introducing more color themes, especially for those players with a form of colorblindness. If you'd like to create your own theme, documentation for how to do so will be coming soon!
Player and team profile pages have been completely redesigned and have some neat graphs and statistics so be sure to check those out!
Web accessibility has been drastically updated and has become a top priority for website navigation. What does this mean? Website elements have been updated to use semantically correct tags and keyboard navigation has been improved. You can now browse the entire website with just your keyboard. Additionally, screen readers should have an easier time with navigating the website.
Accessibility support isn't where I'd like it to be, but it will continue to receive more updates in the coming releases.
This release could not have happened without the help of the following players. Thank you for your artwork, suggestions, thorough help with testing. I would not have been able to get to this release without your help.
Listed in alphabetical order