The Chaos Engine

Chaos In The Games Industry

Hey everybody!

A huge amount of work has been done now on the applications. Photon and myself have blasted through them. We've added some people, asked some for more info and berated anyone who mailed us without going to the trouble of even setting up an account for us to upgrade.

So a big pat on the back for me and the Photon (mostly Photon, I was more of a hindrance than anything else). And a huge apology for those of you that have been waiting since April... a slightly less huge apology for those of you that have been waiting since May... a even smaller apology for those of you that have been waiting since June. And so on and so forth.


Da Management!

Well ok, it looks as if we ("The Management") have been a little incommunicative of late.

We can but apologise, and put forward here the steps that we intend to take to move forward in this matter, and transition to the next synergy.

1. Applications.

Yes, this one has been a bit stalled for a while now - combination of people being rather overly busy with new tech being introduced. Bottom line, they weren't getting done! You will be pleased to know they are slowly getting done now (I'm doing them myself for the minute, and hopefully other people will be on the case too before very long). In other words, hang on in there, we will be with you shortly.

2. Email / Contact Us form.

Well this one is my fault personally - I have realised that webmail is not the best way of checking mails, as it kinda relies on your doing so...

So, I have set up a different way of doing this, and now you should have my undivided attention fairly quickly via email. I will be encouraging the other reprobates to do likewise soon enough so you can get hold of them too by the same method. Remember though to use Gatekeeper for applications, not webmaster, nor Photon.

I have pretty much answered most emails outstanding on that medium I think, so if you still have a problem, and havent had an answer by tonight, feel free to resend, I will only mock you if I have already answered.

So, in short, we hope to be more communicative in the future. It unfortunately the nature of our industry that periods of cranial rectal inversion tend to happen. We will however attempt to take them in shifts from now on (honest).
Sorry for the delay with applications to join the private areas.
We will be dealing with it as soon as we can.

Apologies again.
Look at the cute dog - how can you hate us when we post pictures of dogs that look sad like that?

While there is no official anti-Thank for the forums, please feel free to use this lovely picture here (above). This *SLAP* is an appropriate response to some one who done you wrong!



TCE Admin Team
We're still ironing out the bugs, but things should be improving for everyone. Issues that have been brought up this week:
  1. No one likes the default skin
  2. Log-outs playing in the arcade
  3. PM's going to forums
  4. Massive logo
  5. Slow performance
  6. Front page log-in problems
  7. No spell-checker
And here are the resolutions so far:
  1. We bought two skins with the last of the donation money, "Aria" & "Iskin Black". We'll be installing them this week, so please hold on. Both of them display the header information at the left side instead of the top, and make things look much more like phpBB2
  2. Open issue; not sure what we can do about this but we're working on it
  3. Ok, this is Brian's fault because he's a big fat slug head. If you look at the bottom of the PM box where you enter the text there's a "save" or "send" button, (can't remember which), and that's what you press to send the PM. If you scroll further down the page you'll see options that affect the last forum/thread you were in. You can in fact post your text to the last thread you were looking at in some situations so make sure you press the right button.
  4. Fixed.
  5. Fixed.
  6. Fixed.
  7. I have a spell checker to install; I'll try and get that done this weekend.
Please reply here for any other issues with the new forum and I'll report on our progress every few days to the front page.
Sorry I'm late to the party...

It has come to my attention that if you visited the test site, you may have problems logging in (it will tell you you dont have access)

There are two solutions for this. Either clear your cookies, or log in, (get told you dont have access), log out and log in again, and everything should be well.

Thanking you!
We are busy updating all of the relevant documention, but from here on in, the email address for applying for private membership is gatekeeper (at) thechaosengine (dot) com.

Mails to webmaster will be forwarded for the time being (webmaster will still be used for contact and admin purposes) but if the message is not got after a while you risk getting the piss ripped out of you.

That is all!
Happy Born Again Day!!!!

Yes, we are back, you can now exhale. Its been a massively busy weekend though, and more than a couple of things went a little wrong. One incident last night involving 700 spam emails, a bottle of baileys, some cheese and a tropical fish was particularly interesting. Thanks to my friend who helped me sort that one out however, or we might not be open now!

Anyway, come on in and make yourself feel at home. As usual please report any bugs in the relevant threads in the usual place.

We do have more skins in progress for those of you whining (I hadnt forgotten), but we ran out of time over the weekend, and I thought you would prefer me to open the site rather than carrying on fixing them. They will arrive over the next week - it may take a small downtime, but hopefully not. In the meantime you will just have to suffer. Sorry!

Have fun, and remember cheese is for life, not just for christmas.