Our Community Manager MEH shows how the G-Loot client and overlay work, in the video below:
What is new about the client?
Good day G-Looters, it's me, MEH.
This is an exciting one today, as I get to go over the new client we've just launched for G-Loot.
With this new desktop application, we hope to streamline how you use G-Loot and how you interact with the client, overlay, and our website in general. The focus will now be that signing up to challenges is done mainly through the overlay. Launching games and changing the settings for the overlay is done in the new desktop client, and checking up on things like your stats, progress, and challenge information will be done via the G-Loot website.
So, let's take a quick look at the client.
Where have the challenges moved to?
As you can see, a number of things have changed.
We're no longer loading the website as we did previously, and we now have our own sleek, custom-built desktop application with the following features. Firstly the home page. This is likely to be one of the most used areas of the new client, as we've now added the possibility to launch your games directly from the Your Games tab here. You can also select which games to display in this tab by going to the supported games tab, and clicking the games you want to see, and clicking on save. As we move over to the challenges tab, you'll see that you can no longer sign up for challenges from the client.
As I mentioned in the introduction, we now want the focus to be that users sign up to challenges from the overlay, but of course, you can still do so via the website. This is done to allow each of the areas of the G-Loot experience to do what it does best.
We've now added a how it works tab. Here is some easily digestible information for new users to find information on the different types of challenges, a brief overview of the overlay, how stats work, and rewards too.
Where can I move the logo and change the notifications?
Next up, we have the settings tab.
Personally, this is one of my favorite changes to the client. We've taken the settings from the in-game overlay and moved it into the desktop application, and what's really cool about this is that you can either change the settings individually for each game or set your preferences to all the games by ticking this box here. So now you don't have to try to do all of this while in-game and can just focus on joining challenges and playing matches.
Just looking quickly at a few final features:
We have an FAQ tab where you can find some answers to the broader questions about G-Loot. A link out to the website here, links to our social, and at the bottom, you can see your wallet, and clicking on the eye here shows or hides how much you have remaining.
What is new about the overlay?
So, now that we've taken a look at the client let's launch a game and look at the overlay.
The overlay works more or less the same as it did before and tracks your games as normal, but it has a cleaner look, with new and improved smaller challenge cards, and the overlay, in general, is smaller, which is great for users with smaller screens.
We've removed the stats and leaderboards tab, but all of this information is still viewable on the website for those of you that want to dig deeper, and the settings tab has been moved
to the main desktop application.
Additionally, you can still view your active challenges and challenge history in the tabs here, and that's pretty much everything for the overlay.
Hopefully, this keeps you focused on what's important, which is joining challenges and playing matches.
What does the future hold?
So, to round everything off, with the client being much more lightweight, we have also seen from internal and user testing an improvement in the client's performance.
So hopefully, this is good news to some of you that have encountered performance issues in the past.
It would be great to hear from you about what you think of the new client.
Is there anything you would like to see going forward or something you feel is missing?
We're going to keep improving on the UI and the user experience while we explore new features to implement in the future.
Lastly, as always, the product is a work in progress, so if you do encounter any bugs or technical issues, please reach out to customer support at help.gloot.com.
That's all from me, so thanks for stopping by, and I'll speak to you again soon.
PS. Feel free to leave feedback about the client and overlay on the community feedback page!