This component helps to organize raids and has the following main features:
- Level and Rank based signup
- Different access groups can be defined
- Roles can be selected during signup
- Can be signup as Attending, Non attending or Late
- Officers/adminitrators can confirm signups, with the following statuses: Confirmed, Sitting, Waiting List
- Automatic Character synchronization with WoW Armory / Lotro Data
- Roster view
- Downloadable, or subscribable personal calendar (ics format, iCal, Thunderbird etc. compatible)
I looked into generic event planners like JEvents, JCal, RSEvents, etc. I needed something that would allow my site members to create and sign up for events. But they either looked horribly dated or the features were overkill. And none of them were affordable (JEvents is only free if you don't need member signup).
And then I found RaidPlanner. Unlike other raid calendars, it is a generic planner with game-specific themes. You can use the World of Warcraft theme, or customize it to fit any MMO you want. Perfect!
You can even subscribe to the calendar to be reminded of events on your mobile device.
When I had an issue, I had some problems at first registering on the support forums, then realized they can be accessed by using the 'Login With Facebook' function. My issue got a quick response and was handled right away.
My free company in FFXIV: ARR uses this calendar every week for our raids and we love it!
Took me about 10 minites to install en get in sync with WoW armory.. (donwloaded the WoW layout packet to)
I done some viewing and planning en it really working great, the only thing to do now is planning and sign up with guild members.. (my signing up works perfect) so should not be a problem :)
It is nice to finally have a Joomla integrated raid planner that is kept up to date (I'm running Joomla 1.7).
The CSS is easy enough to change too if you have any template issues (I have a dark template and had to modify a couple of colours).
The developers provide excellent support too. I had a few issues which I reported on their website and I had a response within an hour with instructions on how to fix it. They also seem happy to add/change features to meet the needs of their users. I've not seen support like this very often even from paid extensions!
The only negative comment I could make is that the website could be a bit more user friendly. It is not natively English which makes it a bit confusing at times (If you need to post in the forums the registration process is not in English).
I still rate this product 5 stars as the extension is great and the support is second to none and I was still able to work out how to get support even with the website in its current state.
Thx for the positive feedback.
I've changed the support site language to english.
The only problem is that the translation isnt working so i had to modify files by myself, and the other problem is the support :/
I hope the author isnt dead or something and that he wont stop updating his nice extension !
No I'm definitely not dead, and sorry for the bad support. I'll check the translation issue, please tell me which version of Joomla are you using.