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Ember Getting Started - Profile basics


WolvesEthereal

Hey Goobs!


In this instructional we're going to go over how to edit your Ember profile! 
Follow the instructions below and make the most out of Ember!

 

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Profile and Cover Photos

 

First of all, upload yourself a profile picture and cover photo! Did you know...you can now upload animated profile pictures and cover photos?

 

Neat huh?

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Recommended size for cover photos are 1300 width x 300 height

 

"About Tab"

The "About" tab on your profile consist of 3 sections: a "long bio", pinned favourite game titles and any social media links you may have.
Your location and "Short bio" are also edited within these settings.
 

- Head to your Ember profile > click on "About"

- Click on the cog icon to the right of "About -your username-"

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The "Long Bio" is your long description, displayed at the top of the "About" tab. Here, you can write to your heart's content! The "Short Bio" refers to the little body of text underneath your profile picture, keep this short and sweet! Your "Country" is self explanatory, select yours from the list!

 

Adding Social Links

 

Head to the "About" tab on your Ember profile > you will see "Find me here" click the cog icon to the right

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Add the social media links you deem relevant to you! You do NOT need to include entire URL's, Ember takes care of this for you

For example: Twitter does not need the URL or the "@" - just add your username! The only exception is a personal website where you would add the full URL

Once you have saved your changes, you can pin the social link you deem most important to you beneath your profile picture. It could be your Twitch handle, Xbox gamertag, or even a direct link to your website. Click the red pin icon to the right of one of your social links... 

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...it is done:

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Adding Games!

 

To begin adding the games you love to your profile, click the controller icon on the Navbar.

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This will bring you to the Game Library below:

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Click the little Heart Icon on any game to add it as one of your favourites on your profile!

Do not worry if you do not see the game you want, request it to be added here

 

Adding your super-duper favourite games!

 

We all have games we love to play, but what about those with a special place in our hearts, the ones that give you those fuzzy nostalgic feelings? We have a place for those too!

Once you have added some games to your profile, a "Games" tab will appear on the left of your profile:

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Clicking on the "Games" tab will show you the list of games you added from the database

 

Click on the PIN icon on any game you wish to list as your "super-duper-favourite"

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This will list up to 5 "super-duper-favourites" within your about section, like so!

 

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WolvesEthereal

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Integrations on Ember

 

Hey Guys, so this is a quick update on how to integrate other services into Ember. We integrate several services into Ember for a number of reasons such as being able to follow all of a creators content in one place or to bring all kinds of content creators together, such as streamers on different platforms like Twitch, Mixer and Youtube.

Disclaimer - Ember is in alpha development and thus, not all planned integrations are currently available and if they are, their functionality will be limited

 

Currently Ember has Twitch, Twitter, Steam and Discord integrated, the integrations are basic now but as development progresses we will increase functionality of each integration.

Planned upcoming integrations are: Youtube, Mixer and Instagram. We also plan to integrate Xbox Live Services, Nintendo Switch Online and Playstation Network however, these platforms require alot of legal permissions so if we do integrate them (not making any promises) it will most likely be post full release of Ember.

 

How to integrate

 

Head to the top right of your screen and click on your profile picture, a drop down menu will appear: click on "account settings"

you will see a list of "Steam, Twitter,  Facebook, Discord and Twitch" to the right of them, you will see a "configure" button for each

Clicking "configure" will allow you to sign in with the relevant service and integrate it into Ember, below we will go over each integration in it's current and planned functions.

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Steam

One you have integrated your steam, you can use your steam photo as your profile photo, this isn't much of an integration yet. In future we plan on pulling data such as scores, awards & trophies, inventory's etc etc...

Twitter

With twitter you can sync your email address, cover photo, profile photo and import all your tweets to your Ember wall. In future we will expand on this integration in order to import any media you post on twitter. Currently Ember only imports the text body of tweets.

Facebook

We will be removing all Facebook functions from Ember with the exception of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Discord

Ember has a handy discord bot that scans your public "now playing" status and imports it onto your Ember profile, this requires both your consent (tickbox) and to be part of an Ember affiliate discord, such as the Forge for example. You can also sync your profile picture with discord if you wish.

Twitch

Integrating your Twitch will allow you to be listed on Ember's streaming directory's, simply check the tickbox "Display my stream and live status on site"

this will add your to our directory and also display when you are live, in future this will notify your followers.

 

Disclaimer: all integrations require your consent, no data other than what is required to use these integrations is stored on Ember's database, if you would like to know more about your data and privacy on Ember, please see Privacy Policy furthermore, by using these integrations you are agreeing to those services respective privacy policies and procedures.
 

 

 

 

 

Ember Alpha 1.3 - "Bauhaus"


WolvesEthereal

 

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In this update, the devs have worked incredibly hard to create a both functional and stunning experience. A lot of thought, time and effort went into design - we really hope you enjoy it! Whilst it is still early days for Ember's development, we hope the Bauhaus update gives you a glimpse of the direction we are heading in!



(Disclaimer - 1.3 Bauhaus is a significant overhaul update and there are likely plenty of bugs present, please report them here)

 

Below are the patch notes for this update:

- UI "Bauhaus" overhaul.

- Implemented various theme updates, optimisations and security upgrades - Various mobile compatibility optimisations (temporary, IOS and Android app development will begin in BETA) - Optimised search features

- Updated unregistered homepage, fancy pants animations! - Added "What is Ember" page! - Increased "Favourite Games" on profile about tab from 1 to 5 titles available - Added Affiliate/Sponsers to footer

- Told Tom to shut up.

- Streaming page added, including featured streamer section

- "Channels" Host your own blog channel on Ember! or integrate your existing Blog into your ember profile via RSS - Channel (blogs) page added, including featured channel section

- Added "Media" section to navbar, access stream directory and blog channel directory here

 

What are Ember Channels?                  

 

Ember Channels are our new blogging platform, where members can host and write their own blogs on Ember, attached directly to your Ember profile! These features are currently in an early phase but rest assured - we are always looking for new features to add, and for that we need YOUR suggestions and feedback! If you do have any thoughts on Channels, please share them here! - https://bit.ly/2TK6dA8

 

Streams & Channel Directory

 

We have added two directory pages for both Streams and Channels. Here you will find all of Ember's content creators, starting with our Featured Affiliates! These directories, as with every feature of Ember; are a work in progress and will form part of our larger dashboard update! Watch this space!

 

What's coming in future?

 

Our next focus will be to overhaul the Communities function, specifically for content creators such as streamers, cosplayers/artists, Indie studios and community hosts. Beyond that, we will be strengthening our Dashboard, bringing the whole Ember experience into one central hub! There's so much more in the pipeline for Ember - we hope you'll join us for the ride!


Cheers Guys! - M

 

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