'Now a taste of things to come' - Character preview for the EventHubs Fight Tracker

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • February 7, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. PST
If you've been keeping a close eye on the website, you may have noticed we mentioned expanding the EventHubs Fight Tracker to include characters. In the near future, you'll be able to display whichever characters you play in your favorite fighters, simply by dragging and dropping them in via our handy new profile edit pages. This will come with the ability to search for other users by the characters they play, via the Fight Tracker.

The idea is that if you're looking for a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 player who's rates themselves a 7 or higher, plays Gen and lives in a 100 mile square radius, you'll easily be able to locate them. This is especially handy when you want to work on matches that you're not familiar with, in preparation for a tournament, or simply to improve.

The shots below show the new add characters screen (left), someone in the process of dragging and dropping the character portraits (middle) and what the interface looks like for team games, like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (right).

Hit the jump for more details.

The next set of shots below shows what your new profile page will look like, once you've added in some characters (left image). Also, you may be wondering how we go about displaying team games that require multiple characters per squad, like UMvC3, and you can see (right image) that mousing over a stacked set of portraits will expand them and also show you the character's names.

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Keep in mind, this is only a preview and the functionality isn't available yet, but we will be making a front page post when these new features are ready. Also, there will probably be some minor tweaks to the look of things, as the project is still in development.

In related news, our stats page is a bit sparse at the moment, and it too will be expanded to show who the most popular characters are in all of the major tournament games. So, if you want to see who the most common characters are in SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, SFxT, TTT2 or any other game regularly played at tournaments, you'll have this information with a couple clicks of a mouse button.

This is just a taste of the many things we'll be bringing to EventHubs in the future. Stay tuned.

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