I think he makes a few good points here. As I recall, there was an attempt about 5 years ago to organize a team to update the site, but it went nowhere. I remember the discussions and debates on what to do and what platform to choose. In the end, nothing happened.blondie wrote:somewhat related, I would be more than willing to write appropriate weekly updates for the main site.
obviously in the past when I usually write about this game, it is about whatever I'm interested in, but it's easy for me to put that aside and do more serviceable updates about development, broader advertisements about popular servers, from a non-fort-centric vantage point.
update the visuals of the mainsite is also long overdue. It's a visual advertisement which says the game hasn't been updated in 7 years, which is untrue! It's a shame Lacka's work never went anywhere (although the forums skin is available as an alternate) It was all very high quality in my opinion, if not entirely polished and finished.
We need to keep in mind the recent example that Kyle gave about the website. He went to a job interview. and was describing the contributions that he has made to this project. So, the employer looked up the main Armagetron website. It was very embarrassing for Kyle. I know that there are some people that are reading these posts and playing the game that are going to school for programming. I would hate for them to be put off from contributing to this project because they are afraid that with the appearance of the website, their contributions won't be as effective as they should be to help them find that first job.
TLDR; The main site is looking rather dated, we need to put together a team and actually change it.