Shacknews Cortex update 1.0.3 patch notes

We are deploying some balance updates to Shacknews Cortex today. Please take a look at the full patch notes from update 1.0.3.

LolaThePom

Hey Shackers! Tomorrow will make it exactly 3 months since the launch of Shacknews Cortex.

Please take a look at the recent patch 1.0.3 patch notes.

NEW

  • Shacknews Reader support for gamifcation added
  • New mod tools added

BALANCE UPDATES

  • Increased points received for creating a Cortex article
  • Increased points received for creating a Cortex review article
  • Increased points received for receiving a LOL tag
  • Increased points received for creating a Chatty thread
  • Increased points received for replying to a Chatty thread

That's all for now. Please check out our Shacknews Reader reveal article for more details on the brand new website feature.

From The Chatty
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    February 9, 2021 6:50 PM

    Shacknews Cortex update 1.0.3 patch notes introduces Reader, mod tools and changes up our gamification engine with balance updates.

    Read more: Shacknews Cortex update 1.0.3 patch notes

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      February 9, 2021 6:53 PM

      Pretty big update for a patch release

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        February 9, 2021 10:00 PM

        Feels like it's mostly a balance patch though.

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      February 9, 2021 7:01 PM

      Does this update have anything to do with the new "FLAG" button on all the chatty posts?

      http://chattypics.com/files/flag_n0a2rflx21.png

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        February 9, 2021 7:19 PM

        Yeah, flagging posts is like messaging Duke Nuked and then I put on my trusty cape and deal with the offending post.

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          February 9, 2021 10:37 PM

          We've needed that for YEARS! Glad to finally see it happen. :)

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            February 10, 2021 7:01 AM

            Are there points for FLAGs?
            (asking for a friend)

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              February 10, 2021 7:06 AM

              Yes, it’s huge points but doesn’t report. You should flag every post. The mods will love you obviously.

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              February 10, 2021 7:16 AM

              You can probably win the greatest prize Shacknews has to offer — a permaban!

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      February 9, 2021 7:14 PM

      Damn Lola you looking’ goooooood

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      February 9, 2021 7:21 PM

      YES, let me see those MODS!!!!!! tools!!

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      February 9, 2021 11:20 PM

      there should be points for flagging posts. basically, anything that can be clicked should be awarded points.

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        February 10, 2021 3:38 AM

        There should be points for ignoring posts, I'ma get rich when the Julia Roberts game drops

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      February 10, 2021 12:06 AM

      good to see Cortex updates continuing to roll out. Might just be me but the FLAG button is a little on the loud side :)

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        February 10, 2021 3:31 AM

        How else are you going to help Brady win Super Bowls without loud flags?
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        Too soon?

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      February 10, 2021 3:46 AM

      I feel like the hyperinflation of points devalues them rather than rebalances them. If I wanted a bullshit padded score, I'd play a late 90s pinball table or a Takumi shmup

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        February 10, 2021 6:48 AM

        It was never about the points, it's about this super-awesome website!!!!

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      February 10, 2021 6:22 AM

      Article read points were nerfed from 10 to 5. No one will beat 8mikey now.

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        February 10, 2021 6:27 AM

        40 points for replying to a thread seems like a bit much. Now there's really no point in doing anything other than spamming replies to stuff if you're interested in winning.

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          February 10, 2021 6:42 AM

          I agree!

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          February 10, 2021 6:46 AM

          On a related note, points for adding feeds seems a bit much as well?

          However, the whole feed idea seems fantastic.
          I wonder how they can monetize it? Even as a Mercury sub, I'd be cool with a sidebar ad if it wasn't too crazy...

          It feels like a great tool to increase page views and keeping eyes on the site, but ultimately the goal should be to make money - and Mercury seems like an awfully small price for the number of views they could generate....

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          February 10, 2021 7:07 AM

          The only way to win is to not play the game.

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          February 10, 2021 7:21 AM

          Did someone say 40 points?

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            February 10, 2021 7:23 AM

            Yes I do believe they said 40 points.

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              February 10, 2021 7:32 AM

              Hey now, let's not abuse the system!

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                February 10, 2021 8:43 AM

                “Help! Help! I’m being repressed! Come see the violence inherent in the system! Violence inherent in the system!”

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                  February 10, 2021 8:45 AM

                  I still can't get over the irony of LOL-ing or post-LOL-ing

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          February 10, 2021 8:31 AM

          I like how many points that is, encourages engagement.

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            February 10, 2021 8:56 AM

            Does it though? Does it really?

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              February 10, 2021 8:57 AM

              I mean, not from people that are just trying to game the system, no one really cares about that. But for the casual user the +points popup is at least an encouragement.

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                February 10, 2021 9:15 AM

                *record scratch*
                "...no one really cares.."
                WHA?

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            February 10, 2021 9:02 AM

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              February 10, 2021 9:03 AM

              Right, the people just stupidly trying to game the system will eventually get bored.

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        February 10, 2021 6:55 AM

        Correction. Front page articles are still 10. Cortex articles are 5.

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        February 10, 2021 8:11 AM

        CORTEX EATER is back

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          February 10, 2021 8:26 AM

          Solstice never really left.

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      February 10, 2021 7:00 AM

      How can we implement a "Chose Not To Post" point reward? Like a user on the site types up a response, but then deletes it after realizing that what they have typed didn't actually contribute to anything. I want credit for my ability to not click post!

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        February 10, 2021 7:06 AM

        THIS!!!

        POST PREVIEW NEVERMIND IT-SOUNDED-BETTER-IN-MY-HEAD



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        February 10, 2021 7:20 AM

        You all have no idea how many times I’ve done this. lol

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        February 10, 2021 7:24 AM

        What's the reward if you just say "aww fuck it" and post it anyway?

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        February 10, 2021 7:29 AM

        yes, please!

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        February 10, 2021 7:40 AM

        I WIN!@!

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        February 10, 2021 8:27 AM

        That's my entire shack history, also including the things I chose to post 🤣

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        February 10, 2021 8:46 AM

        I've written things you people wouldn't believe. "Me too" posts in the Trump Dump echo chamber. Office chair recommendations in an expired thread. Rambling stories contributing nothing to the topic at hand. All those posts will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to discard.

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        February 10, 2021 8:57 AM

        A "you know what? fuck it I don't want to get involved" achievement

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        February 10, 2021 10:34 AM

        That would be my entire post history pretty much..

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        February 10, 2021 1:12 PM

        How did this one slip through?

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