I have been trying to put together a guide for new players for Elemental: Fallen Enchantress by walking through my game, using screenshots to show what I see, choices I make, mixed in with text explaining why I choose what I do in terms of game setup, where I settle my first city, the risks versus benefits over taking a particular enemy on, etc.
Taking screenshots, cropping them down to their relevan portions and narratizing an explanation for the choices I make take time, of course, and I expect that ... I don't use anything special, just Paintbrush saving to .PNGs while drafting notes in Notepad. Since (so far as I know) there is no way to directly upload images to attach and use in posts, I upload to Photobucket, since Photobucket lets me insert direct IMG links, so I use the 'Insert/Edit Image' feature.
The forum post composer/editor automatically expands when you make a long post ... mine, of course, is quite long. This can be advantageous over a small window-in-your-browser, to allow you to see more of your post as you go, but it also has problems that make it a headache to work on a long document, especially when it includes larger images. Using my preferred Chrome browser (not sure if this is browser-specific), whenever I attempt to paste in text from another source, regardless of where I am in the document I am working on, it jumps the page scroll to the very top of the page, burying the text cursor potentially a long ways down the web page scrollbar ... I have to then re-scroll down to find where my text cursor is, which as a document gets lengthier and lengthier, takes longer and longer and pasting text in from Notepad and keeping it properly organized under the relevant screenshots winds up taking a long time by itself. Can this be fixed, so the webpage scrolling does not jump around while editing a post?
I have only started the initial game setup and first few turns of the game, but have had to upload 16 images to get this far in this one post. I do not recall whether Photobucket has storage limits, but I expect I will hit them soon if there are any ... is there any way Stardock could at least consider allowing users to upload images? Several players are trying to help new players out with guides including screenshots, and I think given Stardock potentially gains by experienced players helping new players with Stardock's games, I would think it should behoove Stardock to enable players to upload their screenshots and relevant graphics directly instead of having to gobble space on third-party sites like photobucket.
Thanks in advance for your time, thoughts and consideration.