Viewing and Sharing Updates Aplenty!

Since launching the new Forge just over three weeks ago, we’ve been working hard to implement features and improvements based on feedback from the Forge community. With this update, we’re proud to announce a series of changes that give you more control over what you share as well as easier ways to discover clips and meet other Forge community members.

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Explore

Want to see clips from more people than just your friends? Our new “Explore” option gives you a way to see what clips are being created by the Forge community. Check out the new feed for all recent Forge clips, and chat about which clips you like or which ones you may have missed.

New Profile

Profiles have a new look with a thumbnail view that shows more videos at a time for quick browsing. We’ve also brought back where all clips go to your profile, but if you don’t want any clips to be displayed publicly, you can easily delete them. Plus, you can set a cover video from one of your favorite clips to play in a loop at the top of the page.

Nudge Friends

Want to see what’s going on in your friend’s game? Give them a friendly little nudge and let them know. They’ll have the option to send you a clip of what what they’re playing at the exact moment you nudge them without stopping their game.

Mobile

Clips and profiles are viewable on mobile browsers again!

Improved Clip Interaction

Liking and commenting on clips is back. We’ve also changed the way clip URLs work so that if you share a link to a clip, whoever clicks on it doesn’t need to sign in to Forge or create a username to see it. And, of course, if you want to make sure a specific friend on Forge sees your clip, you can still send clips directly to any friends.

Editable Captions

Captions are back with a big improvement: they’re now editable! You can go back and edit captions from past clips or add captions to clips that you created without a caption.

App Navigation Changes

We’ve made a couple front-end changes to the app. The “Sessions” tab is now labeled rather than only being an icon, and Stories can be found under “Home.”

Higher Quality Twitter Clips

We’ve expanded the size limit for clips sent to Twitter, so now when you share to Twitter, the video is less compressed, which means better quality!

If you’re experiencing any issues with this update, email us at help@forge.gg or follow us on Twitter at @forgehelp. If you would like to leave suggestions on how we can improve Forge, please do so here: http://feedback.forge.gg/forums/429220-forge-wishlist.

Viewing and Sharing Updates Aplenty!

Week 2 Updates

When we launched our newest version of Forge last week, we planned on making quick changes based on user feedback, so this first update improves on some of the most frequent comments we’ve received.

View Forge Clips Without Signing Up

We’ve made it easier to view and comment on clips without being logged in. When someone clicks on a link to one of your clips, they’ll now be able to watch your clip and respond to you with chat messages by simply picking a username.

These usernames are unclaimed accounts that grant access to all of Forge, including sending messages, downloading the client, and creating clips. Users of unclaimed account, however, can’t access their settings, and logging out deletes that account. Accounts can be permanently claimed by entering an email address and password.

Suggested Users

Want to find new friends on Forge? We’ve added a suggested user section underneath your stories list that adds three suggested users who may have mutual friends or play the same games as you. Whenever you refresh the page, a new group of suggested users will appear.

Post-Game Clipper Improvements

We’ve redesigned the post-game clipper to allow you to choose where your bookmarks and clips go after you create them. With the new improvements, you can now choose to send a clip to your profile, story, or directly to individual friends. You can also easily share any clips made in the post-game clipper by selecting the “Share to Twitter” and “Share to Facebook” options.

Note: Thanks to all the feedback we’ve received from the community, we’ve been working very hard to streamline our user experience and fix any interactions that don’t make sense for both new and veteran Forge users. We’ve temporarily removed a couple features as we explore how to make the entire sharing experience as simple as possible:

  • Posting clips to Twitter as a video or GIF: We’re going back to the drawing board on how clips are shared externally from Forge. For now, we’ve streamlined the options you have when sharing clips whether they are made in-game or from the post-game highlighter, and removed the multiple options we had for Twitter. You can still get a GIF version of any clip by clicking the “link” icon when viewing a clip.
  • Captions for clips made in the post-game clipper: Captions are something we hope to figure out the best way to showcase, so expect these to return in some form relatively soon.

If you’re experiencing any issues with this update, email us at help@forge.gg or follow us on Twitter at @forgehelp. If you would like to leave suggestions on how we can improve Forge, please do so here: http://feedback.forge.gg/forums/429220-forge-wishlist.

Week 2 Updates

Connect with your gaming friends on the new Forge

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As we’ve continued to build Forge, we’ve looked for ways to address feedback we’ve received through email, the community wish list, and social media. One request we’ve heard the most is to make it easier to talk and watch videos with friends on Forge. Because of that, we’re excited to introduce a new update that gives you more options to connect with your gaming friends.

Making these changes adds a new look and feel to the site and desktop app, but bookmarks still exist via [F5], and sessions are now available by clicking on the film reel icon in your left-hand sidebar.

Stories

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The old feed has been replaced with Stories, where you can easily find your friends’ gaming moments. Stories are automatic compilations of your recent clips that disappear after 72 hours. You can instantly update your story by pressing [F6] in-game to record the previous 15 seconds, or [F7] to record the next 1-15 seconds of gameplay.

Direct Clips

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Clips can now be sent directly to friends. Use your mouse wheel while in-game to bring up your friends list. You can then select which friends will receive your clip as a private message.

Chat

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Chat is here! Not only can you directly message friends, but you can also send and receive clips with any friends while in-game on Forge.

Featured Clips

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You can now choose which clips appear on your profile. Because clips added to Stories disappear after 72 hours, you can add any clips you like a lot to your profile, so you can keep them forever or get a link for them to share outside of Forge. (Note: We will also soon be expanding profiles to have more filtering and organization options!)

In-Game Overlay

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Our new in-game overlay makes it possible to chat and send clips without leaving your game. Simply press [CTRL]+[TAB] to toggle between your game and Forge.

Because of all of the changes with this release, we will be spending the next several days working exclusively on fixing bugs and making it run smoothly, so If you are experiencing any issues or have questions about our newest update, please email us at help@forge.gg.

If you would like to leave suggestions on how we can improve Forge, please do so here: http://feedback.forge.gg/. After making sure this new version is running smoothly, we want to elaborate on it to better suit your gameplay sharing interests. We look forward to hearing your feedback, and see you on Forge!

Connect with your gaming friends on the new Forge

#POTW – March 24th

Spring arrived this week in the USA, and wanna know what else arrived this week? These great plays! Today we’re featuring a perfect SFV KO from togashiazrael and a LoL pentakill from ScrungoBeepis!

togashiazrael playing Street Fighter V

TAGGED with the meaty, getting that PKO

ScrungoBeepis playing League of Legends

the first of many pentas 😉

Well done — way to SPRING into the winner’s circle! These clips and more can be found by visiting the #POTW hashtag on Forge or clicking its featured link on the Forge front page.

To see more community clips, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

#POTW – March 24th

#POTW – March 17th

Team Fortress 2 and Chivalry highlight this week’s #POTW post. Today’s finalists are Jorg and… a man with a pole through his head. Yes, it’s Culture-Vulture’s clip, but we’re just so impressed that a man who, again, has a pole sticking through his head, was able to hold his own for so long. A true play of the week!

Jorg playing Team Fortress 2

By the end of this life it was one of my best killstreaks at 30

 

Culture-Vulture playing Chivalry

‘Pole-Eye’ And The Fumblers

Strong performances! These clips and more can be found by visiting the #POTW hashtag on Forge or clicking its featured link on the Forge front page. Add your clips to the running by putting #POTW in the caption of your best plays on Forge for a chance to be featured.
To see more community clips, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

#POTW – March 17th

#POTW – March 10th

This week’s #POTW clips feature For Honor’s first appearance on our weekly round-up and a Lucio with a knack for throwing enemies off ledges. Plus, Kagekiri is a finalist for a second week in a row with a play that, admittedly, pretty much fell into his lap.

n0ra playing For Honor

You are not prepared!

Smalljuice playing Overwatch

Quadruple BOOP

kagekiri playing CS:GO

My single GREATEST moment in CS:GO

Mighty fine performances, y’all! These clips and more can be found by visiting the #POTW hashtag on Forge or clicking its featured link on the Forge front page. Add your clips to the running by putting #POTW in the caption of your best plays on Forge for a chance to be featured.

To see more community clips, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

#POTW – March 10th

#POTW – March 3rd

Our last few weeks have been filled with Overwatch clips, so for this week’s #POTW we’re putting a couple other games into the spotlight. In this week’s clips, obliviousgeek scores a buzzer beater off a nice bounce from his teammate in Rocket League, and Kagekiri takes down a wall of enemies in Hearthstone.

Kagekiri playing Hearthstone

The Equality top deck to save the game!

obliviousgeek playing Rocket League

Teamwork, it’s all about teamwork

Splendid work! These clips and more can be found by visiting the #POTW hashtag on Forge or clicking its featured link on the Forge front page. Add your clips to the running by putting #POTW in the caption of your best plays on Forge for a chance to be featured.

To see more community clips, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

#POTW – March 3rd