I recently launched a set of Facebook related features accessed from the
Facebook icon on the menu bar. Gifting, messages, friends, invites and events
are all social features made possible by linking Sherwood Dungeon to Facebook.
As more and more players in your Sherwood friends list also connect to Facebook,
the power of these features will become more apparent. They include:
These are intended to provide an easy way to invite Facebook friends who have
not tried Sherwood. Once sent, invites are visible on the Facebook News Feed.
It's a tool to help you grow the game. If you enjoy Sherwood Dungeon, let the
Facebook Friend Requests
If you want to stay in touch outside the game, you can use this to send a
Facebook friend request to players in your Sherwood Dungeon friends list.
Facebook messages can be sent to players in your friends list. With the
popularity of Facebook mobile phone apps you can reach out to Sherwood friends
anywhere, even when they are not at their computers. If you need reinforcements
for a surprise raid or want a friend to meet you in the game, the
messaging feature can come in handy.
This is a very cool new feature launched on April 7, 2014.
Any weapon, shield, ring or amulet can now be sent as a gift to players in your
friends list. If they are online and popups are enabled in the options panel,
the gift is sent instantly. Otherwise the gift will be waiting for the next time
they log in.
This allows you to create Facebook events, useful for organizing meeting times
for tournaments, clan meetings or socials within the game. Facebook sends out
reminders for the events automatically and allows you to manage the invite list.
As these feature are social, they will only become truly useful once the other
players on your friends list also begin using them. A certain level of critical
mass will be necessary, so encourage others on your friends list to connect
Sherwood to Facebook. Popups need to be enabled in your web browser to see the
Facebook login and permissions window.
With 60,000 Facebook fans on our Sherwood page, there is clearly players using
Facebook. My intention was to leverage as many Facebook features as possible to
keep the Sherwood community strong both inside and outside the game. These new
social features can help bridge the gap between the connections we make inside
the game and the friendships we have in the real world.
"The dream of MaidMarian.com is to create an online escape into Sherwood
Forest bringing together an online community of like-minded players. I hope to
push the envelope both through technology and visually so this 'experiment'
continues to represent the state of the art and revolutionizes the way massively
multiplayer games are delivered. The unique independent
nature of this project allows a more
open development process so you can participate in it's growth through your feedback. The
Developer's Diary is where I keep you up to date on the changes and the
challenges I'm facing. Feel free to contact me with suggestions and
encouragement by email."
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