Update Rundown - November 2023

Update Rundown - November 2023

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Hi all!

We're starting a new monthly blog series that will give you a round-up of all the latest updates, news and releases from the past month. Here's what happened on Polytoria this month:

Place monetization

Increased payouts

Firstly, we've added several ways you can earn more Bricks from your places. We've tripled the amount of Bricks you get from place visits, from 1 Brick every 15 visits to every 5 visits. This change applies to existing places you have pending visits for, so you can enjoy triple Bricks for any uncollected bricks. The minimum price of audio files has also been decreased, from 20 to 2 bricks.

Game Passes

Along with the increased visitor payout, we've added a feature that has been highly requested for a long time now – game passes! You can now create game passes for your place. Game passes are items that players can purchase to unlock special features in your place. You can create and edit game passes from the "Game Passes" tab on your place's management page, or through the Create page. You can use the player:OwnsItem() function in your scripts to check if a player owns a game pass.

Place access

Another way we've added to monetize your places is by selling access to it. Selling access to places is part of our place access update. You can set your place's access type to either whitelisted, paid access or for everyone. Whitelisted places can only be joined by people you've added to the whitelist manually, or by people who purchased access to your place in the past. People who purchased access to your place will permanently have access to it, even when you set the access type to whitelisted. Setting your place to inactive will still prevent anyone but you from joining your place, whether they are whitelisted, have purchased access or not.

These place monetization updates are just the beginning of our plans to give creators more options to earn Bricks from their creations. Soon you will be able to purchase game passes directly from in-game, sell one-time products which you can use for selling in-game currency or boosts, and much more.

Rankings

Another new feature that got added to the site is the return of the rankings page. Compete for positions on the leaderboard on various categories such as networth, item sales, forum posts and profile views. You can find the new rankings page here.

Notifications

To make it easier for you to keep up-to-date with things happening on the site, we've added a live notification system. You'll receive notifications whenever something relevant to you happens, such as someone replying to your forum post, receiving a trade, getting accepted into a guild, and much more. You can enable/disable in settings.

Notifications also show up on your desktop if you have push notifications enabled, have a Polytoria tab open and aren't currently focused on the site.

And that sums up this month's Rundown! We're excited to continue bringing new updates and features to Polytoria and can't wait to see what the community creates with these additions. Don't forget to join our Discord server to get early insights into new features and additions, request features and report bugs.

See you next month!

Full Changelog

  • [BETA] Introducing game passes! You can now create game passes for your place. Game passes are items that players can purchase to unlock special features in your place. You can create game passes from the "Game Passes" tab on your place's management page, or through the Create page. Use the player:OwnsItem() function to check if a player owns a game pass.
  • Added whitelists to places. You can now set your place's access type to whitelisted to only allow people you've whitelisted to join your place.
  • Added the ability to sell place access. People who purchased access to your place will permanently have access to it, even when you set the access type to whitelisted.
  • Introducing live notifications! You now receive notifications on the site or on your desktop if enabled when you get a new message, forum reply, friend request, etc. You can disable live notifications it in settings. In a future update, you will be able to see a history of notifications you received while you were offline.
  • Introducing the new rankings page. You can now see the top users in various categories such as net worth, item sales, forum posts, etc.
  • You can now add tags to store items, helping other people find your items faster.
  • Recent posts and your posts tabs on forum now show 15 instead of 6 posts
  • Increased place payout from 1 brick per 15 visits to 1 brick per 5 visits
  • Navbar search now shows autosuggestions for places, people, guilds and items.
  • Your posts tab on forum now also shows posts you replied to
  • Increased rate limit for new forum threads.
  • Daily currency rewards are now given out at a fixed time (00:00 GMT+1).
  • Forum posts from blocked users will no longer show up on the forums.
  • Past usernames now show up when searching users
  • Added infinite scroll to homepage feed posts
  • Navbar on mobile now also shows the amount of unread messages, friend requests and trade requests.
  • Significantly improved performance on various pages on the site, most notably profile pages
  • Quoted forum posts no longer show deleted content.
  • Removed captcha from purchasing non-collectible items.
  • Fixed a bug where the "Cancel" button on store items would purchase the item anyways.
  • Fixed a rare race condition on daily reward system.
  • Fixed a bug where banned users with 2FA enabled will get stuck in a redirect loop
  • Reduced minimum audio price from 20 to 2 bricks
  • Various other bug fixes, improvements and optimizations

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