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News by Thomas|TSR added Dec 31, 2011, read 5489 times
It has been a year full of fantastic custom content, the birth of many new talents in our ever evolving community as well as unforseen surprises such as the Pets patch and the following custom content dilemma. A couple of developments worth mentioning:
- We have seen our Facebook page grow from a couple of thousand fans to closing in on 60 000 as the year ends, and growing quickly much thanks to our daily lotteries and many great updates.
- We have established a new support and submission team that has greatly improved our customer relationships and also made sure all submitted custom content works as expected, much thanks to extensive testing.
- We have begun moving the entire site into the cloud, a move that will be completed by the end of January 2012 and greatly improve site speed and uptime (2011 has been a shaky year!).
- We have moved the entire forum to a hosted solution on a new and modern platform. The forum is also prepared for the release of TSR v8 with a new modern style and the new header and footer.
- The submission pages have been transferred into the cloud and updated to suit the upcoming release of TSR v8 with a new style throughout and the new header and footer.
- We made a big change to our download archives, setting 87 000 Sims 2 files free and over 11 000 Sims 3 files free.
- We now host over 800 000 downloads for Sims 1, Sims 2 and Sims 3. A big majority of those files are free for everyone to download!
- The Pets expansion came out and ruined a lot of custom content. Thankfully our skilled programmers released a tool called Rigfix that helped many thousands of our users fix their downloads.
This is just a summary of noticeable happenings throughout the year. The biggest change is yet to come really soon in the coming year, namely the full release of TSR v8. We have been working diligently behind the scenes redesigning every portion of the site and introducing many modern elements into the site functionality.
Also coming back next year is our large collaborative themes, this time taken to a new level. Our first theme will be an entirely new world complete with custom content, stories, scenery, movies and tales to draw you right in and give you an opportunity to experience it all yourself thanks to extensive installation instructions.
And as usual we will continue to expand our artist teams and introduce new talents to the world of custom content. We have many great artists who are blooming under the supervision and guidance from our fantastic Featured Artist team in our popular Skype discussion groups.
We look forward to another successful year with you and wish you all a Happy New Year!