Well, that was a fun trip. After waiting about 36 hours, I finally managed to see daylight - and then the site kept going up and down like a drunk with a yo-yo. The new layout is nicer - especially with all these huge icons for us old, blind users. The stat page, although cute, is missing some data, like sign-up date and experience per day and response counts to all the reviews in the 4 categories (art, audio, movie and game). It would be nice to see all of that info on one page again.
I am now trying to re-tool my stat programs, but testing has been rough with the server bouncing up and down. If things settle down, I'll have my coding changes done in a day or so (NG Logs, EGB and NGPD stat scanner and revised INI settings for the PC-based stat tool used by Bahamut, Coop, Auz and a few others).
I also noticed that the additional voting power (based on your experience level) may not be active anymore. I was happy with that 60% boost - wonder if it's just a display oversight, or if it was removed on purpose.
And, IMHO - the new level icons are crap. Not nearly as nice as the previous ones. These look really rough and unpolished. Maybe they'll clean them up a bit? Funny, everywhere else you look the icons got bigger and nicer - but these went the other way.
Well, let me get back to work. Good to see so many old members pop in to say hello...maybe they'll stay a while now?
See you at the front lines!