Here are some features we have on our wishlist; please let me know if you would appreciate/use them:
1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
This is my personal highest priority. I don't really play online vs. other people, I find it a bit slow and frequently seem to end up with people who don't chat at all, which leads me to rather play a bot... more details in next point.
As far as campaign. YES please! THis was my favorite part of the MF edition, having completed the entire campaign multiple times. I love the idea of playing bots with slightly altered game play and rules. This is even more important to me then the offline client. I'd even love to play the campaigns against real people.... ie) I play the challenger or defender role. Custom game play is a huge appeal for me. I can't stress how much I enjoyed and miss this part of it. Would also love to see it developed into a legacy mode where previous games somehow impact future games, but this is again a big ask...
2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Including a random setting please. Sometimes I might want to play against a banker bot, sometimes against a cascading action bot, or a balanced bot, or a combination bot. I'd love there to be enough different play styles and behaviors that when I choose Random I have a hard time figuring out exactly which bot I'm playing against.
3. A strong bot.
Again variety is key for me on this. I'd like to be able to set this to random as well. So if I want to play a strong or weak bot I can, or if I want to be surprised I can be.
4. Options for timed games
This doesn't interest me per se.... I can see it being an interesting approach, but I'd want it to be with bots.... more of a personal challenge to play faster. There are too many games I've played where either myself or the other player have been called away momentarily. I suppose a pause option here would allow timed games, but with interruptions.
5. Options for undo settings
The current undo works fine for me. I don't see much that needs to be done here.
6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
This is appealing, and might get me playing more. I found the last tournament just too large for my liking which is why I didn't join in. I like the idea of smaller and more tournaments and would love to see this developed to the point that it was mostly automatic and didn't require the overhead I think the last tournament did. ie) automatches, a tracking system, an invitation system, etc... I could see this as being a huge feature that requires a lot of time to develop to the way I'd love to see it though.
7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Can't this already be done in a bit of a round about way? I can message friends and try and match with them. To be honest I haven't done this much, nor would I use it a lot.
8. More translations (to what language?)
Unfortunately I only speak one language. Fortunately it's English so more translations isn't important to me.
9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Yes, I'd love to be able to get rid of the log and follow game play without ever having to read the log. So I would like this.
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes please. This is very important. I'm starting to get to know these cards well enough to remember what the second half is, but occasionally I find myself leaving the game to double check what's on the bottom.
10. Option to hide the log
I know people who love the log. I hate it. I want to only see it at the end of the game, and most times not even then. I want to play the game as if I were playing it in real life. Having to pay attention during the other turns and not being able to look back at a log. As mentioned earlier I also don't want to have to look at the log to figure out what happened.
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I would love both an android and an iPhone/iPad app. I understand the ideal of having a web app... means only maintaining one set of code, but I have yet to find a web app that works as well or seamlessly as a device specific app.
13. Downloadable game logs
No thank you.
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
I'd rather see more responsiveness in the forums and feedback on plans, progress, etc... but again I don't play against real people very often.
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
I don't need it, but suspect it would be valuable to new players. Ideally I'd see this built into the campaign mode. Kind of a win/win
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
I don't really see how this differs from the previous point.
I know I'm a bit of a broken record here, but my biggest thing I'd like to see out of all of this is more communication. What are plans, what are timelines, what roadblocks are you hitting and how are they impacting the timelines. I understand that takes time and it doesn't even have to be a lot of detail, but say a weekly post of "Here's what was accomplished this week, here's what we hope to do next week, here's our updated projected deliverable dates on features x,y,z.
That there is still a post here: http://forum.shuffleit.nl/index.php?topic=512.0
that has no updates to it bothers me. Perhaps I'm an outlier, but the more information I have the more placated I am. Keep updates coming and I'm quite amiable to delays and issues. It's when a date or forecast is offered and then not updated again that I start to get frustrated and disgruntled.
Appreciate the offer.... I realize this is a project of passion for you and have no idea how well it's working out (would love to even get an update on that... ie) Has this become a full time job, how many hours are you putting in, what kind of payback are you getting, etc... but realize that may be too personal of a request)
Good luck and hope it is successful in the end.