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Offline bonxie

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #255 on: 13 January 2018, 01:57:03 PM »
I would like the online version to mimic the way I play face to face with friends - the gaps are mostly around looking at things like archive, and mates - native village, tavern etc. And maybe a bit more help playing with new cards, my rating is taking a hit while I learn nocturnes. And would it be possible to see the whole leaderboard - maybe it is and I just haven't worked out how! The undo option is a bit generous - shouldn't be available if it's deciding not to do something which isn't a good idea once you've done it - Lookout being a good example. But difficult to programme, so maybe best left to the player to refuse.

But overall I love the online version - and I'm sure any changes will only make it better, or be neutral for me.


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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #256 on: 13 January 2018, 01:58:28 PM »
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
I would not use an offline client unless I could use it to play other people.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
I prefer playing against people, I don't like to play bots.

 3. A strong bot.
A strong bot is the only kind of bot I would play, even if it always beats me!

 4. Options for timed games
Yes please. Reduce time for move per turn, 5 minutes is tooooo long. Also, a sudden death option would be great where if you time runs out, you lose. 10 minutes per side would be a start.

 5. Options for undo settings
Sometimes I click on the wrong card so an undo setting that doesn't require approval would be nice. Can you do a setting where an undo doesn't require approval as long as it doesn't allow people to cheat like seeing the top card.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
This would be great. We have several family members that play online and I'd love to set up a tournament.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Yes, this would be a great option.

 8. More translations (to what language?)
Not needed for me.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
I don't care about this, the game play is fine. I enjoy the game and don't need or want flashy graphics.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
I would love to be able to "right click" on the buried cards in a split piles as I don't know them all.

10. Option to hide the log
Not needed, I like it the way it is. The trash selection is good too.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
My phone is too small to play. I love that I can play it on my Chromebook!

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
N/A for me.

13. Downloadable game logs
YES. I'd like to be able to review game play sometimes.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Hasn't been an issue for me. The fact that you view game play when I resign and block a player is great. Since that was implemented, I have noticed that very few people play intentionally slow.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
I don't need that. The right click to see the card descriptions is enough for me.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
All set, thanks

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #257 on: 13 January 2018, 02:31:36 PM »
Hi Stef, maos here.

I'll comment on the items on your list below and try to remember other things I've thought about to add when I get to the end.

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Yes, please, very useful. At least the offline client, but to have something to play in it, I guess campaigns are the way to go.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
This would be great - I mainly play bot games and having different bots to choose from would be most welcome.

 3. A strong bot.
With different bots, I assume some will be stronger than others. Strength is not a preference for me, though.

 4. Options for timed games
Not interesting.

 5. Options for undo settings
Not important, would be very low on my list.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Not interesting.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Not important.

 8. More translations (to what language?)
No thanks, I prefer English.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Yes, please! It's far too easy to miss some things happening and I'd prefer not have to use the log at all.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes, please! Ideally everything should be visible, including a way to see all cards in the kingdom at once, with their texts.

10. Option to hide the log
It seems I jumped ahead on this one. Yes, I'd love to, given that I could still see everything that's happening.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Not interesting.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Improved compatibility is fine for me.

13. Downloadable game logs
Not interesting.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
As a severely asocial player who mostly meet Lord Rat, I don't have any problems with this. And I think I'd be fine with the options already available even if I did venture out into the social scene.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
If this doesn't refer to Dominion online, I don't see a use for it.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Yes, in order to get new players in I think this is necessary. I don't see any way in at all now unless you already know the game quite well. This would of course be helped by having campaigns. For PR and info, the easiest ones should probably be for free for at least a while per user so people can get a feel for what it is they're buying.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #258 on: 13 January 2018, 02:45:53 PM »
1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Offline play is the no1 priority for me, as this is how I almost exclusively play

2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
This would definitely be something I would use as this would definitely help bot playability (currently certain cards come out, and you know how each of the bots will respond, so you play to design instead)

3. A strong bot.
As above this is definitely something I would use. I expect i would always use this if this was available

4. Options for timed games
This is an interesting idea, I am sure this would be something I would use occasionally if it was there

5. Options for undo settings
This would be useful, as occasionally I click something by mistake, however depending on the card played wouldn't be appropriate. This isn't a high priority for me though... mistakes happen

6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
This isn't something I would likely use

7. Option to invite specific players to your table
This would be good.

8. More translations (to what language?)
n/a

9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Don't think this is needed; works fine for me.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Visualisation for seaside cards, so you can see what you have set aside for your next turn would be very useful, and would be a massive help. Put this as one of the highest priorities related to non-offline/bot playing

10. Option to hide the log
This would be good, but not a high priority for me

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
not sure if i would use this or not. Maybe....

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
n/a

13. Downloadable game logs
would not use

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
I haven't had any issues with this when playing online. Also as I mainly play bots, not a priority for me

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
not needed for me

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
might be useful, but very low priority

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Offline SonTaughtMeDominion

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #259 on: 13 January 2018, 03:37:47 PM »
My username is ElizabethRuth, and I appreciate this opportunity to offer feedback for a chance to use my expansions for a longer period of time. Thank you! So here is the feedback:

1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I would appreciate this, because I almost exclusively play with bots, but I don’t mind playing online.

2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Yes, please! All the bots in the current Dominion play in basically the same style.

3. A strong bot
I’m not exactly sure what this means. If it means a bot that you have to play well to be able to beat, yes, that’s a great idea.

4. Options for timed games
Since I mainly play against bots, I don’t know that I’d use a timed game.

5. Options for undo settings
I really appreciate the Undo! I use it mainly when I click on the wrong thing by accident because the cards are close together – a mistake that only happens on a computer, not in a table game.

6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
I personally would not use it, but I still think it’s a great idea.

7. Option to invite specific players to your table
A great idea! (I don’t know for sure that I’d use it, but if it was available, I just might.)

8. More translations (to what language?)
I personally would not use this, but I’m sure there are those who would.

9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
I would like to actually see (clearly) what other players (including bots) purchase or gain, not just learn from reading the log. As far as cards that are played, it would be nice if treasures that are auto-played (which bots should do – not sure if they do) would all play right away rather than individually.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes, please! Sometimes, because of space, you will have to click or right click to be able to see piles, but it would be great to have at least a tiny version showing of certain things (Prince cards, for example) which you can click to enlarge when you need to see it better.

10. [Second #10] Option to hide the log
I think this is a great idea. I would use it.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
I would personally not use this, as I don’t have an Android phone or device.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I do have an iPhone, but I wouldn’t play Dominion on my phone due to the size. I do play it on my iPad Mini, though, and the size is just fine. I guess it’s not an app, though; I just play it in the Safari browser. (I did have the MF app.)

13. Downloadable game logs
Personally, I would not download game logs.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Since I mainly play with bots, I have never needed moderation. (The one time I experienced chat abuse, I answered abuse with kindness, and the other person apologized immediately.)

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
This may not be needed if tutorials are available other places online. I learned to play Dominion as a table game first, but there have been times when I did an online search for how to use a particular card I was unfamiliar with. That was back in MF days, but I don’t think it was an MF website that had the information.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online
Yes, I think this would be helpful – possibly just some basics of how things play differently online.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #260 on: 13 January 2018, 03:54:30 PM »
 My username is srp0010, and I appreciate this opportunity to offer feedback for a chance to use my expansions for a longer period of time. Thank you! So here is the feedback:


1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
This is the thing I would most enjoy.   Live players are too often slow and too concerned about rating.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Also useful.    Quick fun games, learn new cards vs deep hard games.

 3. A strong bot.
Yes, see above.

 4. Options for timed games
When playing live this would be nice but I think people would still disconect.

 5. Options for undo settings
Good idea.  Not required.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Yes!    Great idea.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Meh

 8. More translations (to what language?)
Not for me

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Not for me.  The game is the thing I come for.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Only where it improves game play.

10. Option to hide the log
Sure

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Compatibility

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Compatibility

13. Downloadable game logs
Maybe

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Yes

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Not for me

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Not for me

Offline guynexdoor

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #261 on: 13 January 2018, 04:25:47 PM »
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
I would like to see an OFFLINE client to for phones/tablets.
 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Not really familiar with play styles, so don't care much for this one.
 3. A strong bot.
Def. a strong bot would be great.
 4. Options for timed games
Not sure if timed games are part of Dominion gameplay...
 5. Options for undo settings
Nah
 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Yes. Yes. Yes. I would definitely like to see this.
 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Hmm..
 8. More translations (to what language?)
Spanish
 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Perhaps this will improve an aspect of online play that I never liked...which is that when I pay in real life, I tend to pay attention to what my opponent is buying/doing. when I play online, I end up just up focusing on what I'm doing. How can we change the online experience interface so that I'm more inclined to observe my opponent?
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Split piles should look like a split pile. Like one pile on top is vertical and the other is horizontal...
10. Option to hide the log
Nah.
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
App.
13. Downloadable game logs
Nah.
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Yes. Please improve.
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #262 on: 13 January 2018, 04:33:33 PM »
Hi Stef,

Appreciate the effort with this!  As an old MF user who had all the expansions, I am disappointed that my only options right now are to pay for the expansions on a yearly basis or only play the base set.

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
This would be useful if it worked on mobile

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Yes, it'd be great to customize the type of bot to play against

 3. A strong bot.
Yes, but less of