The Tiebreak Blog

June Updates

1st July 2016 in Development Blog

The last couple of months have seen fairly substantial updates put in place, and while there are a number of big updates on the way, they are all work in progress for now.

Therefore this month’s update brings a lot of smaller updates and bug fixes, a list of which is below:

  • Email communication tool (Read KB guide)
  • Player registrations (Read KB guide)
  • Custom factions feature is now in place (Read KB guide)
  • Changes to scoring methods
    • Choosing your event type has been redesigned slightly
    • Changed the way default scoring methods work, now when you select a scoring method and do not customise it, your event will use a centralised scoring preset. If you select to customise your scoring you will then be using scoring unique to your event
    • “Difference” field type now allows you to select the fields you want to calculate a difference between
    • New “Sum” field type, allows you to choose 2 fields to add together
    • New “Opponent Score” field type, allows you to select a field to mirror from the opponent’s scores
    • Read KB guide on scoring methods
  • When an event has passed it’s end date it’s status now automatically changes to “Finished”
  • When an event has finished the final standings is now the first page shown
  • You can now select from a list of attendees when adding players to convention events
  • Unique event URL checker is now in place
  • Moved “Order History” to Wallet and renamed “Purchases”
  • Renamed “Payment Methods” to “Withdrawal Methods” for clarity
  • Bug Fix: TO screen header no longer overlays the members dropdown menu
  • Bug Fix: Game system is now correctly saved when creating a new event
  • Bug Fix: Adding a player to a team in team events now functions as expected
  • Bug Fix: The system will no longer show minus numbers of tickets available
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a display issue on some tablets on event search

There are some exciting new features on their way next month so keep your eyes peeled. In the mean time – get rolling those dice!

Focus On – New Events Search

6th June 2016 in Development Blog

This month sees the launch of our new Events Search section, overhauled from the ground up to help you find events quicker and easier. Here’s an overview of what’s new:

Filter exactly what you’re interested in

The first thing you’ll notice is that you now have much more control over how to filter your results. Looking for Guild Ball events in June in Birmingham? No problem – you can now enter a location, choose any number of game systems to search for and enter a date range. Tiebreak will go away and bring you the events that match.

Save your searches

Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to set all those filters every time you want to find an event? Well once you’ve searched you can save it for later. Just hit the “Save Search” link on the right hand side and it’ll be added to your account. Then, next time you visit you can choose it from your list of saved searches to quickly find events that matter.

Email alerts

But wait – there’s more! You can turn any of your saved searches into email alerts, so you can be updated daily, weekly – or even immediately – when new events are added that match your saved search. Just head over to the Saved Searches & Alerts section of your account to set them up!

Favourites

You may have also noticed a little heart next to every event in your searches. If you like an event and want to come back to it later, you can click the heart to favourite it. Then you can come back to all of your favourite events in you account whenever you like.

That’s the main update this month, we hope you find it a lot easier to find events you’re interested in.

Until next time!

Focus On – New Members Section

26th April 2016 in Development Blog

Amongst this month’s updates you will notice your members section has had a complete overhaul. Let’s have a look at what’s changed and why:

Splitting “Events You’re Attending” and “Events You’re Running”

The first major change is that Events You’re Attending and Events You’re Running now have their own dedicated sections. This should make it clearer where to find what you’re looking for. You can now gain a little more control over your events too with the option to Delete if required.

Wallet, Sales & Withdrawals

This is probably the biggest update in the member’s section – your “Wallet”. This section is mainly for event organisers who are selling tickets using out ticketing system, it’s now one easy centralised place where you can keep track of your ticket sales, how much is in your account and requesting a withdrawal when you need it.

Profile Pictures

Another new feature are profile pictures. You can now upload a picture to identify yourself on Tiebreak.

Email Preferences

In an effort to keep everybody up to date with what’s happening on Tiebreak, we’ll be sending out periodical emails giving you a run down of what’s going on (most of you reading this probably came from our April update email!). If you’d prefer not to receive these you can untick the appropriate box in this section. You’ll also find the option to stop balance updates too, and in future any other alerts or emails you might want to opt out of will be included here.

TRS ID

“What is this TRS ID?” I hear you cry! Quite simply, it’s a unique number that identifies you on Tiebreak. TRS stands for the Tiebreak Ranking System, but it’s not just used for rankings, your TRS ID is a way for us to ensure that anything on Tiebreak that relates to you and should be in your account is in there for you.

That’s about it for the new members section, thanks for reading!