Post by: beano150
Hello, Weevils. It's beano150 here with my review of the new Buddy Messenger. Please remember this post contains my personal opinions and I do not expect everyone to agree with them.
The new Buddy Messenger - what's new?
Rather than the original News Tablet which had just two features (blog notifications and messaging), this has been replaced with a phone-type gadget. Whilst the leaderboards and ignore list presently still remain on the old buddy list menu, everything else has moved to the new gadget. This includes the blog notifications, buddy messaging, buddy notifications and your buddy list. I will go through each feature in that order below, with my thoughts on each one.
The blog notifications display in a very similar way to the previous News Tablet. I like the way the blog listings are displayed, showcasing the latest big news in the Binscape.
With the new Buddy Messenger, you can chat to your buddies in real time. You can check the exact date and time of which a message was sent and received. Yellow messages are your received messages and purple messages are messages that you sent yourself.
The buddy notifications appear similar to the way they did on the previous News Tablet. I think it is a good feature however one thing I would change is, if I didn't want my buddies knowing what I'm doing in the Binscape, I think there should be an option so my notifications do not appear in my buddies' menus.
The buddy list is new and improved! You can now search for buddies using the search bar (I have 9 spaces left so don't be offended if I say no) and clicking the search icon which looks like a magnifying glass in a blue circle. To message a buddy from the list click the white envelope with a + icon on it. If you wish to delete a buddy click the rubbish bin icon. A green circle means your buddy is online and a red circle means they are offline. A purple row with a tick and a cross is a pending request. Clicking the green tick adds them to your buddy list and clicking the red cross rejects their request. The clicking your buddy name on the list feature is due to return when Bin Weevils Connect is fully released, as are any other currently broken features, so don't worry about that.
Overall, I give this update a 5/5. I love it and I find it much better than the previous layout. I do believe this is going to be the design for the Bin Weevils Connect menus, too.
Thank you for reading my review, please feel free to comment your opinions below.
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