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Offline Ericus1

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #120 on: 11 January 2018, 11:40:49 PM »
1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Would be nice

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
An automatic one
 3. A strong bot.
Very welcome.
 4. Options for timed games
No, no, no...
 5. Options for undo settings
Stay it the way it is now.
 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Not only for friends but a tournament for all qualified players.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Not necessary for me
 8. More translations (to what language?)
Not necessary for me
 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
not necessary for me
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets,
There are sometimes so many cards on the board that it is almost impossible to choose one by playing harbinger for example. They are not visible anymore
10. Option to hide the log
not necessary for me
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
not available for me
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
not needed for me
13. Downloadable game logs
not needed for me
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Very important!!! Chat abuse is very annoying, some like to bully or try to block the game. It takes to long to let those bad people to resign.
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
okay.
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
okay

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« Reply #121 on: 11 January 2018, 11:49:01 PM »
 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
It's not so important for me. I prefere to play against real and human gamers.

2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Not important for me
3. A strong bot.
Not important for me
 4. Options for timed games

 5. Options for undo settings
 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Yes, I would like it, when you can invite a player from your friendlist to a game.
 8. More translations (to what language?)
 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
No, it's not important
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
No, it's not important
10. Option to hide the log
yes, it would be better to integrate the log actions into bottons.
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
That would be really great
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
13. Downloadable game logs
It's already possible with copy and paste....
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
I think the 5 minutes are too long...
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

I play the game in german. Sometimes it would be great to see the original english text of the card, when people ask me something.... It's often very hard, when you don't know the orginal name.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #122 on: 11 January 2018, 11:50:19 PM »
User name is jenpavlik.

Below are the features I would be most interested in:
 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
This would be great on travels when wifi is not available.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
 3. A strong bot.
This would be my #1 by far.  I use the bot a lot because I like to play quick games when I have a few minutes.  It would be great to eliminate some of the bot bugs.  I would also love to be able to have different difficulty levels for the bot so you could work your way up and see improvement.
Having a few different play styles for bots would be great too, to add variety.  I'm sick of Lord Rattington.  :)

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...

A couple of other things that I would love that were not listed:
1. A Kindle version!
2. The ability to replay a given table when using the bot.  In the old version I liked to replay especially when I lost, so I could try different strategies and see how they worked out.
3.  The ability to choose the table when playing the bot.

Thanks!

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« Reply #123 on: 12 January 2018, 12:10:40 AM »
Important to me:
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
3. A strong bot - frustrating that does not handle some cards at all (like Counterfeit - maybe exclude some when using bots if not using well).
Better showing of when under effect of other cards like Swamp Hag
Display of cards gained in place of log (so can see instead of read)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

Rest not importnat to me.

I have been really impressed with the game - it is a family event.

My Dominion Username is Marathoner and I have already renewed.



 

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #124 on: 12 January 2018, 12:21:15 AM »
From Xilocent

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
If they were very good bots yes

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Sure--again good AI is the most important

 3. A strong bot.
Yes, very interested

 4. Options for timed games
Okay but the timing has not been too much of an issue for me--you have a way to move away from people who are taking too long.

 5. Options for undo settings
The ones you have are fine

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Not a big deal to me

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Not a big deal to me

 8. More translations (to what language?)
No

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
No

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
No

10. Option to hide the log
no, can just go to Trash

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
No

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Yes very much!!

13. Downloadable game logs
No

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
No I have not had a problem with this.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
No

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
No

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #125 on: 12 January 2018, 12:26:32 AM »
Thanks for doing this. My user name is scottshauf

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots

I would love this. I like playing real people sometimes, but games are so much quicker against bots. I don't care about "campaigns" really, though (the story lines were stupid, though it was nice to have a sense of progress). What I'd like is a level system for bots (i.e. the higher the level the smarter the bot is). And then the system tracks how well you play against the different level of bots. To be ideal, you'd need some really good bots (or maybe bots that get advantages, like some of the MF campaigns had).

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

Sure, that would be good, but different skill levels is more important.

 3. A strong bot.

If this means a really smart bot, yes.

 4. Options for timed games

Don't think I care about this.

 5. Options for undo settings

Yes, I would like this. Take the human decision out of undos.

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

I doubt I'd use this, though it sounds cool.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Same as answer to #6.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

I'm fine with English.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...

Please don't waste your time on this.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...

Yes, especially split piles.

10. Option to hide the log

Don't care.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

I suppose. I'm kind of skeptical that Dominion will work well on the small screen.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

Same as #11

13. Downloadable game logs

Just make it so you can see them at the end of the game. Downloadable would be good, too, I guess.

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

Don't care much. I haven't had many problems with this.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

I don't care about it, but I'm sure it would be helpful for attracting new players.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

Same as #15.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #126 on: 12 January 2018, 12:49:29 AM »

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots

I'm always online, so this doesn't matter much to me.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

I would *love* this.

 3. A strong bot.

Yeah, a variety of bot abilities would be great.  Maybe even a bot that knows
your history and adjusts itself each game to be stronger or weaker to keep your
win percentage a user selectable amount.  For me I would choose a 50% win/loss
record.  Though I'd love to keep pushing the robot AI to be better and better.
Of course, I'd want the AI to tell me it's stength level so I can watch my own
improvement.

 4. Options for timed games

That sounds good.  Kinda like speed chess, I guess.

 5. Options for undo settings

Hmm..   I don't know what options these would be.  I've found the Undo to work just fine.

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

That's cool.  Though to be honest, I don't think I'd have energy/time to play
it much because of the hassle of getting everyone together.  Maybe a couple
times a year.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

It does seem like it's harder than it needs to be to start a game with just the
friends you know.  Though, I wouldn't spend much time on this, since it works.
And we've never failed to get a game started.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

I'm an American monoglot, or do I repeat myself!  :-)

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...

Not necessary.  I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animations, but actually have
them turned off typically for speed's sake.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...

I've never used any of these things outside of learning them here online.  So these seem fine to me.

10. Option to hide the log

Very minor

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

I never even tried playing on my phone because I figured it was too small to be
usable.  And I don't use an Android tablet for games.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

No.   :-)

13. Downloadable game logs

No.

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

Never seen any need for this personally.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

Never seen any need for this personally.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

Never seen any need for this personally.


My username is davidbeccue

I think you're being very kind with your generous policies in dealing with the MF legacy users.

Thanks!

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« Reply #127 on: 12 January 2018, 12:52:15 AM »
Hi, my user name is Superher0like

1. An offline client would be nice, I don’t always have internet access

2. I did prefer the old bots with different styles of play, I find if I spend too much time playing the current bot my skill level decreases

3. I would like a stronger bot (see above)

4. I would like timed games, one of the reasons I play the bots is that I don’t have enough time for a live game, sometimes it can be slow

5. I like the undo button but I know people can go back really far and it slows things down. I also am not sure of the fairness of the undo with cards like mystic.

6. I have never played a tournament but if I had the time to play one I would consider it.

7. I like the option of inviting specific players. I have had problems trying to set up games with friends (on the old site)

8. Translation seems like a good idea I have never experienced an issue

9 . I play on my mobile a lot so an option for less animation suits me

10. I am okay with the visulations but I seem to recall using a lot of trial and error to figure out everything

11. I preferred playing on an app I’m not on Android

12. Like apps a lot and am an iPhone iPad user

13. I like downloadable game logs I enjoy going over some games and comparing them with other players

14. I haven’t had to many issues that needed moderation but I play less live games because of slow players. I’ve had a couple of instances were people just run out the clock when they are losing a nd that makes me not want to play

15. Tutorials are always good, I don’t think I’d use them as I have been playing awhile and between me and my group of friends we have all the cards and test out all the new sets .

Thank you

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #128 on: 12 January 2018, 01:05:27 AM »
Username = Max Mapleton

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots

Would be nice but not essential. Mostly depends on if you can make bots that are smart enough to play right around my level, and adapt as I do.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
 3. A strong bot.

Meh.

 4. Options for timed games

Like, "you have to complete your turn in x seconds or you forfeit the turn?" I would rather see a setting that allows me to not match with players that are significantly slower than me on average.

 5. Options for undo settings

I'd mostly like to see: "always allow undo if the other player has not revealed any previously hidden cards." Basically, the player should be able to auto-undo if they haven't gained any new information from the errant play.

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

How about bigger tourneys with 1 free month of Gold subscription as prize?

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

How about after every match, I can thumbs up or thumbs down the opponent(s). I'm then more likely to be matched with people I've thumbs upped.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

If there are more translations of the game, will I be getting matched with people who don't speak English? Chat is really nice some games.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...

I've been playing a long time so I know what's happening when things are played by Prince, or durations, or Tavern mat, etc., but  for new players this has got to be really confusing. Maybe some kind of animation to show where this  cards were coming from in order to be played? Imagine a physical game, the player might point to each card as it takes effect: "First I'm playing my Princed Smithy, then my Wharf duration, etc." It's all in the game log of course, but it would be nice to show that visually.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...

Would be appreciated.

10. Option to hide the log

This can't really happen until the "click below the log" actions get moved into the UI. Would be nice on smaller screens though.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

Yay.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

Meh.

13. Downloadable game logs

How about "click here to replay this game" with a speed adjustment button. Maybe this exists already on the "load old game" option which I haven't tried yet because I'm too lazy to find the Game ID. That page should have a list of my recent games.

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

I haven't had a problem with this.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

Would probably be good, but there are plenty of them out there already. Maybe pay someone who has already built one to improve it and incorporate it into the game UI?

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

I think once you know the game it's easy enough to figure out.

Suggestions

Would be nice to have a text-only mode for less-obvious gaming or for crappy hardware or less battery usage.

On MF, it was easy to build custom decks, save them, and invite random people to play. I can't see where to save a custom deck, or a way to attract players to play them with me.

I'd like an option to "auto start game" when it's the default 7 coppers 3 estates setup.

Right-clicking on a card to see the card up close should darken the rest of the screen (modal window), and clicking or right-clicking *anywhere* should go back to the game. Holding down on a card should do the same thing as right-clicking.

For cards with autoplay options like Moat, there should be a delay option too. Like "Reveal Moat if I don't respond within 3 seconds." This will keep gameplay moving for players that get distracted when it's not their turn.

Can there be a per game setting like "Auto-skip remaining buys if I have 0 left to spend." This option would only appear the first time it actually happened during a game. In most games I don't want to load up on coppers every turn, but may have plenty of extra buys left.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #129 on: 12 January 2018, 01:29:37 AM »
Thanks for doing this. My user name is aerospeace

1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots

I really do not need this, as for me it is mostly meeting other player and practicing with them.

2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

Again, do not see myself playing a bot

 3. A strong bot.

Again, do not see myself playing a bot

 4. Options for timed games

THis one would be really great, as I hate when I start a game to realise that either the oponent is really slow or ude to the board the game will take much more time than what I had planned for.

 5. Options for undo settings

Sound good, but need to be nicely parametrised.

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

Would be amazing!

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Same as answer to #6.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

English fine with me.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...

Please do not worry about this.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...

Split piles would be a must, to know all the catrds on the board (although I should know it by now!). Others are ok.

10. Option to hide the log

Don't care.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

Would be amazing! I have a 6inch cellphone, so quite big, maybe it would fit?

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

This time iphone tends to be too small. but an ipad one would be nice.
Both 11 and 12 are not priority are people can connect online to play dominion through their browsewr.

13. Downloadable game logs

Not needed for me.

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

Not needed for me.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

Not needed for me.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

Not needed for me.

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« Reply #130 on: 12 January 2018, 01:53:30 AM »
User: TinPotGeneral

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 did enjoy the campaign previously. Would probably play again. Not that much of a priority for me.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

Not super interested in playing bots.

 3. A strong bot.

Not super interested in playing bots.

 4. Options for timed games

Yes, probably with hand timer? Not sure what happens. Extra time reserve, you lose if run out of reserve. Only issue I see with this is that sometimes lots of laboratory avento other chaining cards or when you get champion each hand could potentially require you to play whole deck each hand. So maybe each time you play a card it adds little to your time to play that hand. ie 2 secs. Rather than have to play 25 cards in fixed 15 secs.

 5. Options for undo settings

Yes. Although generally I personally am ok to let people undo. Distinction/option I might like to see is automatic undo, without approval, for actions which don't reveal cards (or information). Ie misclick on action card. For me I generally think within your turn. Although there is misclick buys occasionally. I think it would be better to have undo turned off by people before the game if they don't want to allow it. That gives me a choice to play with them or not. Rather than I have to request and always feel bit bad when get rejected for requesting undo.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Probably wouldn't use. Might be interested if they could be completed in hour?

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

 8. More translations (to what language?)
I use english.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Fine with the ones now. Feel it's quite fast. I used to enjoy customising the speed.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Need a way to read/see what the bottom five cards of split pile is.
 
10. Option to hide the log
Don't mind it although do find it occasionally useful with speed of cards don't see what people did from animations.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Haven't tried mobile for a while on my android phone.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Used to play exclusively on my ipad, but was too slow so switched to pc only.

13. Downloadable game logs
Don't care.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Would like a way to avoid matching with slow players mainly.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Don't need. Card index might be nice, usually I try and look up google for split piles I don't know.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Don't need.

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« Reply #131 on: 12 January 2018, 02:03:28 AM »
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 only ever play online and don’t usually like playing bots where there are an abundance of real players to play against.  I would only play against a bot if it there were long waits to find opponents to fill a game, but that is not the case (at least for heads up games, which is all I typically like to play).

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
  — Not applicable since I don’t like playing bots
 
 3. A strong bot.
  — Not applicable since I don’t like playing bots

 4. Options for timed games
  — I don’t think timed games are as important as timed turns... with that said, I think it takes too long before you are able to force someone to resign

 5. Options for undo settings
  — What kinds of options? LIke how many turns to undo? This could be useful if implemented right.  Sometimes I wish I could undo until my last action.  Sometimes it’s hard to catch it in time or to count how many actions your opponent has taken since your last action.  This is a problem sometimes if you made a mistake and your opponent takes several actions before you’re able to hit undo.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
  — might be fun

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
 — This would be good, but often players are already in a game, so they should be able to respond to the invite and join after their current game?

 8. More translations (to what language?)
— N/A for me

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
— maybe

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
— yes

10. Option to hide the log
— I would love to hide the log... especially if it wasn’t necessary for certain game actions

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
— N/A

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
— I would love an ipad app... don’t care about an iPhone app... screen is too small and I would prefer to play on the ipad.

13. Downloadable game logs
— not important to me

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
— should be able to flag abusive players... I use the blacklist feature but I primarily use that for slow players or players who don’t allow reasonable use of undo... would be nice to be able to separate those from actual abusive players

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
— might be good for new players

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
— if the interface is well-designed, shouldn’t need this... but there are some un-intuitive features that could use some improvement or explanation, such as how to see the trash, mats, and set aside cards... etc.  Also clicking in the log to do certain actions is horrible UI design... buttons need to be implemented for those features.

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« Reply #132 on: 12 January 2018, 02:16:20 AM »
ere 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

That would be great. I actually find that Dominion does crash on a semi-regular basis and I am fine with playing bots if there are no people around.


 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

I would definitely be interested in different bots. One of the things that I liked about the old play was that when you chose bots you could choose bots that had different skills. I will admit that one of the problems with playing the bot is that it's pretty easy to see what it's going to do.

 3. A strong bot.
I would definitely be interested in stronger bots. Sometimes I feel like the bot is trying to lose.

4. Options for timed games

I am nominally interested in this one but there are some games that are going to take longer. Sometimes people are unfamiliar with the cards. Other times the promotional cards are complicated and they take longer. But I think that turns should be timed a little better. Often I get stuck with someone who has disconnected and I don't want to forfeit the match. Can the players be reminded that their turns are taking too long?

 5. Options for undo settings

I feel like people abuse the Undo option. A couple of UNDO turns are fine, but sometimes they undo everything. Also toward the end of the game, the undo should be eliminated since the game is already taking forever. I have been yelled at and insulted for refusing to accept an undo. I think that there should be two or three free undos per game (no need to ask) and then no undos until the end.



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

Not sure i would use it.


 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Yes. This is interesting.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

Not applicable to me.


 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Not necessary.


10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
I think it seems ok as long as I know where to look.


10. Option to hide the log
I would not be interested in it. ANd I would not want to have it hid if the other player wanted it that way.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
13. Downloadable game logs


Not interested in any of those. I don't think I want to play Dominion on my phone. I just got an Android this year and every month I'm eating up the memory.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
A little. But I am also fine with just blocking these people. However, with slow players, I do think that an automatic timer asking them to hurry up would improve things.



15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Not applicable to me as a subscriber, but I think that if you want new people to sign up that you should have them.

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« Reply #133 on: 12 January 2018, 02:34:48 AM »
My user name is spooneye—I've been playing Dominion online for maybe 4 or 5 years now?

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
As a NYC subway rider, this is incredibly valuable to me. I often play Ascension on the subway, which I like considerably less than Dominion, but it serves a valuable purpose as a game I can enjoy semi-atuomatically while listening to music or a podcast. When I play Dominion online (where I pretty much only play ranked random tables) I'm pretty focused, but it's also a really good game to just goof around with and try out ill-advised strategies.

I am also a big fan of Hearthstone's recent Dungeon Run, which does a great job of designing a boss-rush framework around its usual gameplay, but cannot be played offline. If there was something structurally as ambitious in Dominion that could be played offline, it would probably take over my commuting time completely.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
I'd very much like this, as my offline play style would tend towards idle experimentation, but it's not crucial.

 3. A strong bot.
It depends on what you mean by strong: assuming it was let loose in ranked play like any other entity...level 30? 40? 50? I guess I'd be disappointed if it were below 40ish, since that's about the floor of my "suitable opponents"...but since my offline play would be a lot more half-assed than my online, it'd still get a lot of play as long as it wasn't pulling some "trash a Province with JoaT" shenanigans or whatnot.

 4. Options for timed games
Yeah, this would be great. I tend to get a little impatient with some people's playstyles, so the ability to set moderate limits would let me avoid matching with people who'd prefer a more languid pace. And I do enjoy blitz-style boardgames in general. 

 5. Options for undo settings
At the moment, this seems to work pretty well for me, no particular problems. Everyone has been nice and reasonable about it, so even if it's slightly clunky I can't think of anything that needs changing.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Theoretically super-cool, but I don't know if I'd actually end up using it. But if someone invited me to one, I'd almost certainly join.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
I honestly thought you could already do this. It's never occurred to me, I just play random matches.

 8. More translations (to what language?)
I'm monolingual, so no opinion worth mentioning.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
These all seem fine to me. I've never found myself confused.
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
These would be good—having not bought the last two expansions, I've come across split piles where I'm just trusting that there's something cool on the bottom that interacts with the top half, and I know I've botched a Prince and totally wasted it at least twice. I don't know what Archive/Crypt is, and at this point I'm afraid to ask.

10. Option to hide the log
You can switch it over to the Trash right now, right? This seems fine to me as an alternate option—maybe there's some UI improvement that could be made to point people towards this option, I dunno.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
I don't own an Android, but sure, they're nice folks, they deserve it.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I think a distinct app would be a necessity for the sort of offline play I hoped for above.

13. Downloadable game logs
Not a high priority now, but I've flirted with trying to consciously up my game, and the availability of these might nudge me in that direction.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Have never had anything but the mildest chat unpleasantness. There have been a few time I wanted to blacklist a particularly pokey player, but couldn't figure out how to do it, and once the game ended I forgot their exact username. So a list of your last 10 opponents would be a very useful option.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
The fact that I'm here means this isn't crucial for me directly, but I do use Dominion in the game design classes I teach, and having a good online tutorial would save me about a half-hour of class time per semester. :)

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
I think a well-structured and prominently placed FAQ is sufficient—if you're going to play online, you're probably pretty self-motivated to figure things out, and it conforms enough to usual online game best practices that I think I'd be able to figure out how things work without explicit instruction.

Some extra thoughts for the end:

- The worst part of the UI is probably the Tavern cards and some other reaction effects—I don't know why they're tucked away in the log, and although I haven't asked for undos often, it's almost always because of this.

- Definitely the ability to veto cards—maybe even the old-old-school isotropic method, where 12 cards are drafted and each player vetos one? The combinatorial flexibility of the game is its greatest strength, but also can make for some very ungainly games—my patience for setups where the dominant strategy is "play your whole deck every turn" is limited, and it's less about any particular card than a combo that just makes me roll my eyes and go "oh, this again".

- As an out-of-left-field suggestion: how about the possibility of using a Backgammon-style doubling cube in ranked play? Having played a fair amount of Hearthstone, I'm used to the "instantly resign when it's clear you've lost" equilibrium there, but here I'm often frustrated by people who insist on going down with the ship, and in turn probably seem brusque and unfriendly when I just don't want to waste anybody's time. The option of a doubling cube would fix that, add an interesting evaluative meta-skill to the gameplay, and work pretty seamlessly with ranked play, since the usual stake is already "1 win".

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #134 on: 12 January 2018, 02:54:40 AM »
Username: bvonbaconhund

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
   Yes. Would love this as I spend most of my time playing against bots during my lunch breaks from work.
 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
   Yes. Would like to be able to have different styles/competitive levels of bots.
 3. A strong bot.
  I think a settings for bot strength for all bots would be best.
 4. Options for timed games
   Yes. Find playing online against others often takes too long. Timed games would match you up against people with the same time availability.
 5. Options for undo settings
   Yes and No. I think it would be great for accidental plays, however I think players may abuse it.
 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
  Yes.
 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
  Yes.
 8. More translations (to what language?)
  English is all I need.
 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
  No. More animation is unnecessary. However would like better notification on what card was chosen on a Contraband card, or what card your opponent trashed/discarded during play.
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
  No.
10. Option to hide the log
  Yes.
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
YES
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
YES!!
13. Downloadable game logs
  No.
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
   Yes.
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
  no
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
   no.

Would love the offline game to have the ability to play against others on the same network.

Thanks!