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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Redesigned Chat Rooms feature with Themed Rooms! Reply with quote

A few weeks ago we announced Themes - a new section that is now added to our Chat Rooms feature. Community members have been submitting their public chat rooms for our review so they could be featured in this new section that allows for new and existing users to explore great rooms that suit their interests.

We are still reviewing a large list of rooms and will be expanding the selection soon.

Meanwhile, with today's pre-release version 494.2 of our 3D Chat, we are happy to announce the launch of a completely redesigned look for the chat rooms feature in general with the addition of Themes section. Download it today and see for yourself!


All users will see these changes with client version 495.0 released on December 16th. .


So what are the changes?

New organization for all your chat rooms:

Click on the Chat Rooms mode and you will see tabs for All Rooms, Themes, My Rooms, Favorites and Visited



--All Rooms is where you can explore all the available public rooms.
--Themes will list all the featured user-submitted rooms that have been reviewed by IMVU. These are sorted into several categories.
--My Rooms will include your private room (My Room button), Our Room for those users who have purchased our Marriage Package as well as your own public rooms that you can manage from here.
--Favorites will list the rooms you have added to your favorites list
--Visited will list the rooms that you have recently visited.

You will notice your own avatar displayed on the right side of your screen. You can turn this avatar preview on or off by clicking on the Filters button.





All Rooms:

This is where you can explore all public rooms available to you. You can search by keyword(s) in the search box on the right or use the filters to look for GA/AP rooms, VIP only rooms, rooms that have specified a language or rooms with certain number of people in it.



Themes:

Thank you to all the room owners who submitted their rooms for our review for being showcased in this brand-new section of chat rooms. Our new members will appreciate finding great rooms easily that match their mood and interests.

Currently we have following themes available:

Getaways
Fantasy
Clubs & Lounges
Outdoor Fun
Seasons & Holidays
Homes & Offices
Castles & Kingdoms
Art & Fashion
Dark & Mysterious
Furries
Other

Click on any theme to explore the rooms available. We are adding more rooms to each theme shortly!

Plus, as you hover over each room, you will be able to get a glimpse inside that room as a background for your own avatar. See what the room is like, dress your avatar to match the theme and join in the conversation!



Improved Room Preview:

You will of course notice that all the room images are now bigger and show off the visually rich content better. The new image size for the room icons is 332 x 281. Be sure to update the images of your current public rooms so they look better in this view.

At first glance the room information will show you the occupancy (upper right corner 3/8, 1/10 etc), language specified (if available) by the room owner, the room owner's name and the room rating.



Upon hover, you will see the room description, "i" icon to get to the room information card, "flag" icon for reporting and of course the "GO" button to join the room if you choose to do so.



My Rooms:

You will find a one-stop access to all of YOUR rooms: Your private room that you usually access through the My Room button in the 3D Chat screen, Access to enter, create and manage your public rooms as well as the shared "Our Room" available to married partners.



You can create, edit, manage your public rooms here or enter your private chats.

We hope you enjoy this updated look for the Chat Rooms feature. If you wish to keep using the older version, you can do so. Simply go to your account settings in the client and uncheck the option "Use New Rooms Interface".



Thank you and enjoy chatting with new and old friends on IMVU!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reserved for FAQs
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:
Reserved for FAQs


I've updated to 494.2 and I understand that this feature isn't available to everyone. So when will everyone be able to use this feature? Because I've installed 494.0 and 494.2 and haven't seen this feature for neither of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was lagging badly so I became worried. I rebooted during which all my senses were tingling (in a good way)...I logged BACK on, I loaded my room search to return to my last location and DAMN NEAR FELL OFF MY CHAIR =D !!!

I LOVE IT!

BANGARANG VARSHA!!! ~claps uncontrollably~

Love the layout! Its big, bright and bold (like me Wink )
Keep the upgrades coming...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kept getting this alert in my room.

http://gyazo.com/86c5782c8fa79089335c0489eea90987
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenkiru wrote:
I kept getting this alert in my room.

http://gyazo.com/86c5782c8fa79089335c0489eea90987

It's been submitted, right? No changes or you will lose your place in queue to be reviewed and/or accepted for the Themes area.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok then. Thanks for telling me.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also be interested in knowing when this is widely available. Please make it possible for all of us to try it!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow this all looks AMAZING. ;o
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks terrible, just like your idea to FORCE us to use different rooms for each private chat..Some of us don't like these changes....Stop changing stuff that didn't need a change, or the people who are left are going to abandon ship. Rolling Eyes
This is going to affect us business owners more than anyone else...You didn't think to make BUSINESSES their own theme...Honestly though...a business shouldn't be categorized with a house... Rolling Eyes

-goes back in my cave- that is all.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrsMarilynGrey wrote:
This looks terrible, just like your idea to FORCE us to use different rooms for each private chat..Some of us don't like these changes....Stop changing stuff that didn't need a change, or the people who are left are going to abandon ship. Rolling Eyes
This is going to affect us business owners more than anyone else...You didn't think to make BUSINESSES their own theme...Honestly though...a business shouldn't be categorized with a house... Rolling Eyes

-goes back in my cave- that is all.


If you actually took the time to read Varshas post you might of noticed there is a tick box so you revert to how things are now without using the new interface.

And on that point alone I think this is one of the best features to be implemented, because it empowers us to make our own choice if we want it or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I was unable to view it. Yes, we all like to know when we all can view this definitely. It does kind of upset me for this pre-release not to show for everyone.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait to see the new feature when it's rolled out to everyone as an option.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just shakes head here we go again well imvu used to be a user friendly client but with all the mass changes and crashes and things being changed anymore soon you will need to be a rocket scientist to use it . what ever happened to a business that listened to its end users?

another uneeded change which again drive even more users away rather than draw them back and into using the client.

themes hmmm shakes head i bet if someone actually surveyed that the would find this really makes no difference as the majority have their own rooms they make or use which they hang around with there friends with and familys. but hey who am i i am just a number like the rest of us. wishing imvu the best but the changes being made are driving your user base away not drawing in fix what is broken before you go changing things that aren't.

some sit and say change can be good sure some change can be but when you had key word had a client that ran well and started making changes constantly and you sit and wonder well gesh why is this crashing so much why is the program glitching so bad. why has the user base declined.

i have said it many times and will say it one last time because it is obvious that it has fallen on deaf ears or ears that just don't seem to see outside the box.

people are frustrated at how the client has become they had a good thing and turned it into mush and continue to do so.

fix what is broken it seems that rather than test the client it is tested by a select few who are set in their ways and say oh sure its ok go ahead roll it out wrong answer.

testers should be rotated where as you have new input about things not the same people who have made you IMVU look foolish and drive away customers. sure some changes have made it more stable but very few have done nothing but frustrate your end users and when you do that they leave which means money in is lost and then you try and change again more leave.

well good luck with that myself i gave up no matter what is said is not ever going to be listened to why i no longer do many things and limit time that i do happen to pop in and visit my family and friends even though many of them also have said you know what this is at a point where just tired of using it no fun and it is just a complete mess ..

good luck trying to draw back the ones who actually adult paying end users have fun with the kids which is what you have based your client on the ones that don't buy vip the ones that cause the most issues the ones who randomly flag anything and everything.

good luck IMVU hope someday you will realize that many who have stated the way you are headed is the wrong way and change things back to where it was once a simple client that was easy to use. the more complicated you make things the more people will just pack up and leave.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always like to try new things. This will show whether it is an improvement or deterioration. I let surprise me Wink
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