I'm pleased to announce that the new deckbuilder is ready to use. I'm going to go over it a bit to show how things work.
First up a few small details. Although I endeavor to support older browsers wherever possible I also can't guarantee that those older browsers will work flawlessly. I always suggest using the latest version of your preferred browser. I like Chrome but anything recent will do. I've put a limit of 50 saved decks for the time being. Hopefully this will be enough and the number could be adjusted in the future but I think it is a reasonable amount that will encourage people to delete old decks they don't actually want.
So on to the good stuff...
When you first open the deck builder you will need to choose a warlord and ally faction. This choice will determine the cards you can put in your deck.
Once you have made that selection you will see on of the below screens.
All searching is done in your browser. What does that mean you ask? Well it means that getting results back for your search is virtually instant. When you first go into the new deckbuilder page it will download the full Warhammer 40,000: Conquest database and cache this file. The file is about 16K zipped up but if your browser doesn't support zipped files it could mean a slightly longer initial download. For those of you with larger monitors the widescreen layout will let you see your searches happen instantly as you change the search criteria:
The widescreen layout will allow you to see more of your deck at a time and see your search in real time.
For those of you on smaller monitors things will collapse to give better views.
You can see in the search area that you can only see factions that your warlord could ally with. The cards for the faction your warlord did not choose to ally with will not be shown by default but can be turned on. These cards can't be added to the deck though.
Next up there are 2 views for card search results and 3 for the deck view, if you want to see more on your screen switch from the full to compact view to remove the card icon images. You cannot change the quantity of any cards in a Warlord's Signature squad, but you can change the warlord after you have picked them. Any cards in you deck that are not valid for your new Warlord/Ally choice will be removed.
You can also change the sorting of your deck on the fly, instead of the default type you can view it by cost also
There are graphs, a same sample hand, along with totals and averages that could be useful
Saving and submitting decks each have its own section. When you click on Save it will allow you to fill out the deck information, pick some pre defined tags and it gives you one of two options. Saving as a new deck will add it to your saved decks as a new entry, but if you have loaded an already saved deck the update existing deck button will be usable and will automatically update the deck. The Save Local button is new for the deck builders and is something I am experimenting with. My goal was to make the deckbuilder usable even without an internet connection. So the save local will save to your browser cache and will always overwrite any existing deck with the same name.
The load and delete saved section will show you your saved decks and let you get rid of them, load them or generate a private link you can share with a friend so they can see your deck without you having to submit it to the site. Clicking on the decks name will load it into the deckbuilder. Clicking on the warlord image will popup a big version of the card.
The submit section lets you review any of your saved decks and send them to our submitted decks section. Deck approval is no longer necessary so whatever you submit will be immediately visible.
You can also export your deck in a variety of formats. I'm also experimenting with a new kind of popup bbcode, for example
4x [w40kc]Starbane’s Council (Core Set)[/w40kc] 1x [w40kc]Biel-Tan Guardians (Core Set)[/w40kc]
The new submitted decks section has filters so you can filter by a users chosen tags. Decks are also able to be filtered by the main faction and they can be sorted by a number of fields also. Note that the deck version is automatically tracked so as long as you are submitting the same saved deck, every time you submit a new version of it the system will increase that counter and show it.
The submitted deck shows a sortable list of the cards in the deck, with export options and two different views
Links for all you fine folks
Submitted Decks Section: http://www.cardgamed...conquest-decks/
Please leave any bug reports in this thread.