For Immediate Release
Chief Technology Officer
YSFLIGHT HEADQUARTERS ENTERS FINAL STAGES OF PROJECT KAIZEN
- Revitalization project enters final stages as YSFlight Headquarters prepares for official launch -
CHICAGO, Illinois, U.S.A. (September 23, 2013) — Recently concluding summer in the Northern hemisphere, YSFlight Headquarters is getting ready for the official launch of the redesigned website, in addition to announcing progress on their summer revitalization project. Project Kaizen, whose namesake "Kaizen" comes from the Japanese word for improvement, was proposed back in late June by Chief Technology Officer Eric Tendian. Throughout the last few months, YSFHQ staff have been hard at work bringing the community back to its former glory as well as introducing some new initiatives to renew interest. A summary of the improvements that have been made is as follows:
- A redesigned and faster website powered by WordPress, which includes more information about YSFlight, links to YSUpload, tutorials, etc. Content still needs to be added, but the page structure is complete.
- Additional incentives, such as combat kill counts, flying hours logged for virtual airlines, and more airshows for aerobatic teams. This has caused many combat squadrons to start up again, and a few squad wars are going on right now.
- A reorganized forum, which moved all modding aspects to YSUpload, YSFHQ's official addon upload platform and the premier source for YSFlight addons, to allow for the YSFHQ forums to focus on discussing gameplay and ways to enjoy all that the simulator offers. YSUpload's forums are currently an annex of the forum.ysfhq.com space, denoted by a tab separating the two forums.
- High quality videos and screenshots, submitted as part of the YSFlight Screenshot Scavenger Hunt. All screenshots will be posted on YSFHQ.com, either on the homepage or under various subcategories. New promotional videos have been released, one of which is featured as the YSFHQ Aerobatics promo video.
- A more rich knowledgebase, which brings the great tutorials found on the YSFHQ forums and moves them to the YSFHQ Wiki where they can be more easily searched and edited. The YSFHQ Wiki has also undergone reorganization to accommodate the new articles.
You can follow our progress via Facebook/Twitter as we prepare for launch, as well as by visiting the YSFHQ Engineering Blog located at engineering.ysfhq.com. While work and school are in full swing, the dedicated staff members choose to take an hour or two out of their day to assist in completing this massive initiative. Note: We are looking for more developers! If you would like to help, contact Eric - refer to contact details above.
Interested parties can read more about Project Kaizen at the official forum thread located on the YSFHQ forums. For additional inquiries, please email [url=mailto:[email protected]][email protected][/url].