« on: 09 January 2018, 06:48:47 PM »
I'm Adam Horton on the client.
1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I would like this. I wouldn't really be into the campaigns but just the ability to play a specified kingdom against a bot would be very useful for me to do offline.
Particularly, I want to do playtesting for kingdoms I design for my IRL tournaments and it would be nice if I knew there was no online record of those games being played.
Personally, I don't think a campaign would be all that useful -- just the ability to play a recommended set by just selecting from a menu would be way better.
2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
The only setting for a specific play style that I would want is a bot that can play big money with one kingdom card, and is optimized for that. So I could tell the Fun Police Bot to find the best single-card big money enabler on a given board and play an optimized strat for that.
Aside from that, easy/medium/hard might be useful but I would say only if it's very easy to code.
3. A strong bot.
I would like for a strong bot to exist, but I don't think it's a reasonable thing to ask. I think this is difficult enough that it will take so long to do; and there's enough other stuff on the client that needs work that this should be the lowest priority.
4. Options for timed games
I wouldn't use this.
5. Options for undo settings
I would like a setting (similar to the game-specific autoplay setting) where I could grant all undo requests for the rest of the game without having it ask me. I'd also like a setting (similar to the regular autoplay settings) where it will grant every undo request that doesn't reveal additional information without asking me.
6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
I wouldn't use this.
7. Option to invite specific players to your table
I would use this pretty much every time I played Dominion.
8. More translations (to what language?)
I wouldn't use this.
9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
An option to have this enabled (and have it enabled by default) is the one single thing that would improve the software the most, in my opinion. Whenever a card is gained on an opponent's turn, that card should dance in front of me. Perhaps a similar animation for if they trash a card. I really don't care about other animations (in fact I'd turn them off) but having this animation would improve the player's experience more than anything else.
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Archive/Crypt/Haven, etc. contents, yes there needs to be a way to see that.
Split piles, eh, I don't care as much. The King's Courtier plugin does that well enough for me.
10. Option to hide the log
I'd never do it, but I think that option should be there for sure. I would use an option to hide the log and pop out another window that contained an auto-updating log.
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I wouldn't use these.
13. Downloadable game logs
These would be great.
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
I'd like a way to squelch the chat. I'd also like a button for "report abuse", mostly because I'm tired of trying to defend the software from people who are frustrated because everyone is a jerk and they don't know how to report abuse. A lightning bolt icon with no explanation isn't enough.
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
You can just link mine!
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
The second most important thing for me -- In fact, if the animations were better and this existed, I'd start recommending the software to a lot of people. I'd even make it for you at no charge, provided someone pings me when there are changes to the interface that would affect the tutorial, just so I could keep it up-to-date.
I should make the distinction that I would use this heavily for myself, in addition to showing it to other people.
Edited to make it more readable