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Hey folks,Just wanted to drop in here and share a little bit more of our perspective on the new welcome window and what our long term goals are with this feature. A Welcome Screen gives us more capability to talk to you, to let you know what’s relevant right now. Some of our potential uses for this include sharing that a Livestream is going to happen, a sale that’s happening, or talking about an event that is going on this weekend. The ability to share information about what is or is about to go on in RIFT is super valuable, and a Welcome Screen is absolutely a good way to do it.We’ve considered doing a Welcome Screen a number of times in the past, but it usually gets shot down because when we think of all the awesome stuff we want to do with it the engineering requests get longer and longer, and eventually it becomes too big to deliver in any single update. This time we’ve kept it really simple, with the idea that we can build on it over time and gradually add more functionality that will be of direct benefit to RIFT players.We’re also going to tweak how often it’s displayed to players. Basically our goal is to have it pop open no more than once a day (every 20 hours to be precise) and for it to be account based, so you’ll only see it on the first time you login on any character in a given period.So it’s a bigger feature than it appears at first glance, and long term will pay off with you getting better notification about all sorts of things that are going on. Not everyone reads the website or the news in the launcher; this is just another way to reach people for things they might want to know about.Thanks,
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