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Apr 2016
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:32

question to all of you, did any of you built a website that requires the api key for registration? how do you handle merging back the user when they delete/recreate a key, or that there's a new permission(although none have been added recently). Do you blockout the user until he updates the key on his account?

Also, lets say the rumours of Server merger are true for WvW, then that means there might be tons of new community that spawns. So new websites and stuff.

Is there any of you that built some website that double checks the world_id of the players signing up?

Also, will all the wolrd_id change if there's indeed mergers?

darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 15 2016 14:37
I just let user create their account, and then add API keys after. If they delete a key, the get an email that they have to add a new key.
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:38
ok and any of you used the keys to restrict registration.. so let's say a WvW community, only accepting people from your server
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 15 2016 14:39
I am not doing that, but I guess you could still let them register a user account, but only give them access to the restricted content after they added a valid key
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:39
k
thanks @darthmaim
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 15 2016 14:39
np :)
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:40
why do you want to lock out people anyway?
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:40
well if it's a WvW community
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:40
if the API key doesn't work, well, it doesn't work
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:40
you want to lockout other servers from snooping in
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:40
but let potential users in
aww, snooping
you guys seriously haven't heard about ts, haven't you? :D
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Apr 15 2016 14:41
My forum will create a group for each world, and forum category permissions can be set based on that group.
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:41
it's in fact the single (poor imo) argument i ever hear on that topic
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:42
@Nabrok are you using an existing forum engine? or ?
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Apr 15 2016 14:42
nodebb
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:43
there's so many ways to lock groups like that, but locking people out of a community is stupid. (which is the most poular measure it seems)
but then again, GW2 did already so much to destroy established communitys...
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:44
I miss pre-mega servers
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:44
i miss pre-gw2
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:45
yes maps were empty, but I loved seeing the people from my server the most around the maps
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:45
heck, the instanced world in gw1 was perfect
yea, this.
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:45
sometimes I'll notice i'm in a map with most guilds from my server, but other time it's guild i've never heard of
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:45
and i don't care if maps are empty because i want to play with the people i choose anyway
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 14:48
yeah, but if no one is online, and you're in let's say an HOT map right now, you want others to be there with you :P
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 14:49
remember heroes? quirky, but more reliable than humans all the time :D
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 15:02
true
I loved heroes
It was at a point that I was playing them like RTS
cause you could micromanage them
and the first 3 you could give them flag/movement commands
ahhhh the good old days
ha!
(all of them are heroes... except the assassin)
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 15:13
hehe
@Coffee4cr whenever someone gives you a new API key, check /v2/account with it and pull the account id. That's the most unique and immutable thing, regardless of how many keys they create
(note that the account name is mostly immutable, but it can be changed if e.g. it's offensive)
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Apr 15 2016 17:04
ok thanks <3
smiley
@codemasher
Apr 15 2016 17:27
found this gem today. i guess you get it even through the language barrier... :D
https://twitter.com/theuer/status/117317444481187840
David ReeƟ
@queicherius
Apr 15 2016 23:33
IDK if this is the correct place to report that, but there are loads of guild decorations in the TP that aren't actually tradable. Seems like everything that can get crafted as scribe. They are also in the /commerce/prices output. I was hoping #29 was the end of that. :sob: (Or is that a secret hint for scribing changes? :o)