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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #210 on: 12 January 2018, 11:06:10 PM »
Hello and thanks for extending subscriptions to players!
I've paid for all the sets on the old platform, and play when I can.
Would love to be able to have full range of the sets again.

Here is my feedback to your questions, hope subscriptions are still available :)

1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Not as interested in the current bots. I enjoy the multi-player aspect. Never found a bot that could trick me yet unless they beat me to an engine build or something along those lines.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Same. If I would chose a play style, than I would know how to counter it. I think many others would be down haha.


3. A strong bot.
Yes. What would this look like though? I need a bot that can read mid strat switch!

4. Options for timed games
Love this concept!

5. Options for undo settings
As always, yes. Mutual agreement has been working out great. Maybe limit the undo amount to 3?

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

Would use this feature, and might even gain more users if marketed right!

7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Yes, works with friends list, and used it quite often after making new friends.

8. More translations (to what language?)
Can you integrate google translations? Have it translate to users profile language?

9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
In todays world, costant facelifts tire me out. I could care less about the animations, sparkle, glitter, unicorn, shine... I care more about the build!

10.1 Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Perhaps a layover visual with access on a corner of the main card?

10.2 Option to hide the log
Sure, but I use the log, haha

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Would love a mobile app!

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Used be on iphone... would love to be able to play those users!

13. Downloadable game logs
Yes. With generated graphs would be lovely. I think you'll find this fan base may even animate their graphs...hmmmm

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Slowplayers: Strict timed response actions. 10-15sec (hidden) clock to make a click move. Then give the option to boot, with a 5sec last call overlay visible countdown?

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Not for me, but would be valuable

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Not for me, but would be valuable ;)

Thanks for reading and working to make the future best!

Offline Masquerade the Duchy

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #211 on: 12 January 2018, 11:07:12 PM »
Hello and thanks for extending subscriptions to players!
I've paid for all the sets on the old platform, and play when I can.
Would love to be able to have full range of the sets again.

Here is my feedback to your questions, hope subscriptions are still available :)

1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Not as interested in the current bots. I enjoy the multi-player aspect. Never found a bot that could trick me yet unless they beat me to an engine build or something along those lines.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Same. If I would chose a play style, than I would know how to counter it. I think many others would be down haha.


3. A strong bot.
Yes. What would this look like though? I need a bot that can read mid strat switch!

4. Options for timed games
Love this concept!

5. Options for undo settings
As always, yes. Mutual agreement has been working out great. Maybe limit the undo amount to 3?

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

Would use this feature, and might even gain more users if marketed right!

7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Yes, works with friends list, and used it quite often after making new friends.

8. More translations (to what language?)
Can you integrate google translations? Have it translate to users profile language?

9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
In todays world, costant facelifts tire me out. I could care less about the animations, sparkle, glitter, unicorn, shine... I care more about the build!

10.1 Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Perhaps a layover visual with access on a corner of the main card?

10.2 Option to hide the log
Sure, but I use the log, haha

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Would love a mobile app!

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Used be on iphone... would love to be able to play those users!

13. Downloadable game logs
Yes. With generated graphs would be lovely. I think you'll find this fan base may even animate their graphs...hmmmm

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Slowplayers: Strict timed response actions. 10-15sec (hidden) clock to make a click move. Then give the option to boot, with a 5sec last call overlay visible countdown?

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Not for me, but would be valuable

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Not for me, but would be valuable ;)

Thanks for reading and working to make the future best!

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #212 on: 12 January 2018, 11:10:50 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

Yes Yes Yes! I play mostly against bots, so I never have to worry about walking away due to interruptions.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
While different play styles sounds nice, I'd like them randomized (hopefully that will be an option). It does suck sometimes when the bot is TOO predictable. (always contrabanding gold, for instance.)

 3. A strong bot.
yes, I like a challenge


 5. Options for undo settings

Would depend on the options. Sometimes I genuinely click the wrong thing, but sometimes it feels like cheating.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Yes! I would pay for an app that played the game well on the phone.


15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Great idea, but I don't need it.

Thanks for offering to extend our subscriptions! I have been sad ever since my 2017 playing ended.  My username is puddlediving.



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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #213 on: 12 January 2018, 11:20:33 PM »
(link to Japanese)
(here is a list of extended subscriptions, which I will update every couple of days)

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What a nice solution. i hope its a win win 4u2

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
i like to play against real people

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
i like to play against real people

 3. A strong bot.
maybey for when i get better so there is still a challenge

 4. Options for timed games
no thanks

 5. Options for undo settings
i would like games with no undo's so that would be great no misunderstandings and angry people

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
i would like that!

 7. Option to in/vite specific players to your table
yes please

 8. More translations (to what language?)
no thanks

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
no thanks, the beautiful pictres are enough

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
yes please , now it was a search in the beginning. maybey a smaller logg and more other overviews

10. Option to hide the log
yes, see first point 10
 
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
webbased is fine

13. Downloadable game logs
no thanks

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
until now had no bad experienses yet. so not nessacairy

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
only the online version. how to play the game dominion allready exists

good luck!
greetz

Lottte
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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #214 on: 12 January 2018, 11:35:33 PM »
Hi Stef!  I think this is an interesting way to take feedback, but I'd rather not have the extended credit as I want to continue to see success from ShiT.

I'm going to start by looking at your wishlist features.  First, the stuff I don't care about and would prefer to see at the bottom of your wishlist:

1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
3. A strong bot.

Bots are no fun, I'd rather just play a solo game if I want to test things.

4. Options for timed games

Please no.

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

Yeah, I definitely play Dominion for the animations!  Sparkles and stars and no, screw that, I'd prefer a complete lack of animation.  Old Skool Isotropic.

10. Option to hide the log

Given I hate animations, I don't have a reason to hide the log.  Though again there's Old Skool hiding all but the last 2-3 turns.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

Meh?  I can count on one finger the number of times I've played or wanted to play on my phone or tablet.

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

I think this is an interesting idea, but I frankly don't think you'll be able to do this any better than what's here now.  I can block players I don't want to play with again, that's enough.

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OK... Now stuff from your list I, personally, am actually interested in:

13. Downloadable game logs

OMG PLEASE ASAP.

Seriously, though, this is the single place where you guys have severely dropped the ball.  Goko had this from the start; so did MF.  The isotropic logs made modern strategy discussion possible, and the lack of said logs in any format is barbaric.  Even if you leave it in a text format, I'm sure someone will prettify it quickly.

I also feel the current log is poorly done.  It doesn't mention when actions, buys, coins are gained, it skips other steps... it needs a rework.

7. Option to invite specific players to your table

This is pretty important as well, especially for tournaments and the like.

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

Yes, this is extremely important.  I know the cards, so I don't really need the split piles marked any more, but not everyone does.  The inability to see set-aside cards other than Island, NV, and Reserve Mats is really odd and need to be fixed.  Also iut can be hard to tell which thing is where.

5. Options for undo settings

It would be nice to have some automatic undo things, where the game state isn't even sent to your opponents until you do something that goes past that.  Autoplay of treasures and the like.

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The rest of the things you list for your wishlist don't really apply to me at all but might be useful for others.

A couple of things I feel you've missed:

A. Moving decisions out of the log

Sure, we've all gotten accustomed to it, but that's no reason for it not to be fixed.  It's ridiculous that, for instance, calling things from Reserve is at the bottom of the log rather than presented mid-screen.

B. (Very minor) Autoplay of treasures for Black Market.  In fact, right now the "no treasures" button is where the normal "autoplay treasures" button is, which is annoying.

I think that's it for now.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #215 on: 12 January 2018, 11:35:45 PM »
Username: Fonze232

Thank you for offering a subscription in return for feedback.  I bought some Dominion expansion cards under the old system and then went a couple years without signing on.  I was very surprised when I logged in late December to realize that what I had purchased a couple years ago was about to expire. 

1. I hate subscription services.  I would rather you raise the price to buy online expansion cards and make them permanent.  I feel like this is much closer to the reality of buying physical game (my family has spent 100s on the expansion cards and ect.) where if you buy expansions, they are yours until the cards fall apart.  I applaud you for allowing all cards owned by anyone to be used in multiplayer as that encompasses the spirit of playing Dominion and bring your expansions along for a card game.  Paying every year to keep your cards does not encompass that spirit. 

2. I would love to see an app.

3. I am no concerned in the least with offline play.

4. I would like to see more variety in the online bots.  I think it would be awesome if you got to choose between various bots with different styles.  It would also be very cool to have a difficulty level when playing against the bots. 

5. There aren't many tables available, at least during the times I play.  I think that Dominion is very popular and marketing and free trials like this one would help grow the community.  Perhaps a free trial code in every expansion? 

6. A tutorial would be helpful, but I am guessing that most people come here because they played the game with physical cards and know how it works.  I wouldn't spend development money on a long tutorial at the moment. 

7. Free expansion days where all familiar cards are in play.  Free trials for the expansions (like this one).  Expanding a player base takes effort and giving in my opinion.  And to hit on #1 again, I'm not sure I'll ever pay for an annual subscription at the current price.  It is high and I'd rather pay more to have cards for life. 

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #216 on: 12 January 2018, 11:41:16 PM »
Username is JW. I know what all of the cards do without needing to read them and have played on your system a lot. In general the advice you’ll get in this thread is disproportionately from very experienced players like me than your potential user base, which is much less experienced with Dominion and your system. So weight accordingly.

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

Not a priority.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

Not a priority.

 3. A strong bot.

I would like it if the bot didn’t fail to provide a remotely competitive game when certain cards (e.g., Chapel, Counterfeit, Donate, Bandit Fort, Colony) are on the board, which is more important for the effort than to improve its play substantially further

 4. Options for timed games

Would be nice for when I have less time to play, but not something I’d use all the time.

 5. Options for undo settings

Auto grant no-info undos as a toggle (maybe that can be changed in-game) would be nice.

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

Not important.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Important, would make friend list meaningful.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

Esperanto (just kidding!)

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

Somewhat important to me (and is likely to be to more important casual players). 

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

Very important.

10. Option to hide the log

Game doesn’t play well enough without the log yet.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

Not important.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

Not important.

13. Downloadable game logs

Game logs accessible to anyone with a link are important.

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

Mute chat and report to moderator would be great options.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

Unlikely to be important for anyone answering this questionnaire. Potentially very important for growing your user base (I assume people generally find you after learning to play Dominion IRL, but would be great if that changed.)

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

I know how Dominion Online works (and even the poorly documented features like /undo followed by a # of steps), but better documentation seems very important for newer players.

Not mentioned but important: better visualization of all Kingdom cards at once. I’ve tried to play with relative beginners, and the lack of this feature is a huge problem for their ability to play the game.  More autoplay features would also be nice (Sauna, Explorer, Torturer to take curse when none are left, etc.). The "personal ban list" option would also be nice.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #217 on: 12 January 2018, 11:51:19 PM »
Hi, my Dominion Online name is Ryan Y.

Thank you for extending subs another 6 months, and thank you for ending the dark age of the dreaded Making Fun disconnected games!  As a long time Dominion vet, I am happy with the current state of the game.  My main concern is that the game in it's current state is not very good for new players, which include some of my friends and family who I play with, which some of the points below address.


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

Yes, I would especially like to see challenging Dominion "puzzles" of increasing difficulty, with alternate rules, etc. as an alternative to regular bot games.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

Yes, different AIs would be fun.

 3. A strong bot.

This is a must.

 4. Options for timed games

I would personally not use this.

 5. Options for undo settings

Yes, especially incorporating the /undo for multiple steps into the UI.

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

Maybe.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Absolutely, this should be basic functionality.

 8. More translations (to what language?)

No.

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

Yes, a game as good as Dominion deserves a great modern look.

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

Yes.

10. Option to hide the log

No, but maybe if the graphics were improved.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

Yes.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

No.

13. Downloadable game logs

Rarely.

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

Yes, but I have not had many issues that could not be addressed by adding more features.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

This is vital for new players.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

Vital for new players as well.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #218 on: 13 January 2018, 12:02:07 AM »
 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
This specific offline client?  No.  Do not want.
An offline mobile client that I can play on the train to pass 5-10 minutes?  That'd be a nice to have, but not critical.  I already have a dozen games that can fill this gap.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Doesn't matter. I never, ever play bots.

 3. A strong bot.
Doesn't matter. I never, ever play bots.

 4. Options for timed games
Low priority if this is for total game time.  Medium priority if this is for a user-specified idle timer with a visualization of that timer.

 5. Options for undo settings
This is self-policing and a exceptional case to need settings.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Yes, Yes, 1000x Yes.  We need events with rewards.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
It's rare that I need this, but when I do, it's frustrating.

 8. More translations (to what language?)
None.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
I think the current animation is fine.  I would like better visualization of mats, duration, & reserve.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes, I don't know the split piles well enough and need a way to figure out what's inside.  Then again, I only need to play with them a few times to remember...

10. Option to hide the log
No, I will always play with the log on.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
App, yes.  I suggest releasing an API and let people make front ends.  I don't want you bogged down in Android Hell, and this would allow people to choose the type of compromises they'd like to make (i.e., I'd be fine with a mostly-text based implementation; others may want a tablet-friendly GUI).

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I don't have an iPhone.

13. Downloadable game logs
I like bragging, but not enough to care if this is in.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Yes.  I don't like playing with some people.  I don't want them banned.  I just want to be able to escape the game.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
No.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Not a priority.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #219 on: 13 January 2018, 12:26:32 AM »
My username is TAPEWORMZ

I am a longtime Dominion player, and carried over from the Making Fun version.
Thank you for extending subs another 6 months!


 I am very impressed with the improvements that have come to fruition over this last year!  Some of the style is a little basic still for the price of "renting" cards year by year.  However, I cannot complain about the functionality!  Really a great experience to play - and I do - a lot!
The only thing I really hate is "undo".  That's a personal thing for me though, other players seem to like it.  I expand on this later on in the survey.
Thank you for creating one of my favorite online games.  This site does justice to the board game, and that's a tall order!

The greatest improvement I can imagine is not a subscription based game.  One time fee for all cards or some with the option to upgrade.  One time fee is the best way to go.  But, that's just me. 




1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I don't see it as necessary, keep it all online.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
I'm not sure what play styles would be different, but perhaps for learning your way around new cards this may be useful.

 3. A strong bot.
Most times I am looking for online play with a live player.  I feel the bots should be more a training vehicle...not one to "beat" but one to learn some tricks from.  To show you how to be a stronger player.

 4. Options for timed games
No, the games take however long in direct relation to the cards pulled, the timing before a player should resign for not making their turn should be a bit shorter though.

 5. Options for undo settings
I hate undo.  Some players seem to love it.  I think you should have an option to not play those who do or don't like undo.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Yes!  Now you're talking!

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Sure, I don't often do this but I can see the advantage.

 8. More translations (to what language?)
None.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
I think they are very good now.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes!  That is a great idea.

10. Option to hide the log
Ya I don't need the log.  However some people like to be able to see after another player has made a quick turn.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
You may lose a lot of the impact with such tiny little cards...

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Again, those little screens may not show off the game as much.

13. Downloadable game logs
No.

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

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Yes for new players this would be useful...and more players...more fun for me.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Yes.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #220 on: 13 January 2018, 12:52:19 AM »
1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I would really enjoy this. I really like playing the online version against other players, but do not always have the time required to commit to a game, and sometimes dont have a good internet connection on my phone or tablet.

2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
That would be nice, but not a high priority IMO, since I doubt I would pick up on the nuances. Different difficulty levels would probably be useful.

3. A strong bot.
That would be great, I would like to get better and feel a strong bot could help me learn and knock out 'good' games faster.

4. Options for timed games
Sure, but this has rarely been a problem recently.

5. Options for undo settings
I think the current undo system works pretty well, I have rarely run in to any problems or unfair situations.

6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
For me personally, I would likely never use that. Coordinating that kind of time with multiple other people would be a struggle.

7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Not really useful for me, usually looking for quick, random games. If I want to play a specific person its usually pre-arraigned and the existing system works fine.

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

9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Not needed for me, but if it helps bring in new or more players, I can see the value in that.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Nice to have, but have learned how to use the existing system just fine.

11. Option to hide the log
Nah.

12. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
No android device.

13. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Have iphone/ipad, and having an native app would be great, but I dont know how much I would use it (outside of offline play). I have tried to play on the web version, and it has been frustrating, so havent done it much.

14. Downloadable game logs
Not interested.

15. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Nice to have, but havent run in to many slowplayers in a while.

16. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Not needed for me, but certainly see the value in bringing new people to the game.

17. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
Same as above.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #221 on: 13 January 2018, 01:12:51 AM »
username: michaeljb

6 months for some feedback is a great deal--thanks!

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I am not very interested in this.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
I probably would not use this much, may be interesting if some kind of API made creating your own bot to play against the other bots possible. (I realize this is a huge feature)

 3. A strong bot.
See #2

 4. Options for timed games
I'll probably pass on this.

 5. Options for undo settings
I don't have any ideas for what these options would be, but this sounds like an idea with some potential.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
This sounds like a double plus good idea.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Much better than hoping they are the first to join your table, though personally I tend to just use automatch.

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

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
The only thing that comes to mind for me here is better organization of cards in the played area.

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

10. Option to hide the log
I'm happy to always keep the log open.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
I don't have an Android device.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I would be interested in playing on my iPhone/iPad. Admittedly I've never tried it out through the browser, I think I'll need to check that out.

13. Downloadable game logs
Yes please!

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Personal blacklisting I think is good enough for me.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
To the extent that this idea can be separated from #16, it's not necessary for me.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
This would be good to add, especially to highlight how the interface works for more exotic/complex mechanics/interactions. As a "stretch goal" version of this, I could imagine a sort of how-to-play for each expansion to learn the new interface for new mechanics, but that does naturally overlap with #15 quite a bit.
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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #222 on: 13 January 2018, 01:42:55 AM »
I'll be glad to offer my feedback on the site.  It's a lot of fun!  My username is "Thorin N. Tatge", same as my forum name.

Regarding the suggested features...

 1. I enjoyed the campaigns on the previous owner's site and I would very likely play any new ones, especially if they were creative. :)

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

That would be a nice feature.

 3. A strong bot.

Certainly the current bot should be improved--there are some cards it seems to just never buy.

 4. Options for timed games

Nah, I haven't seen the need.

 5. Options for undo settings

I suppose the option to allow a single automatic undo would be nice!  If no new information was gained.

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

Nah.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Yes, that seems like a basic amenity and I was surprised it wasn't possible!

 8. More translations (to what language?)

No need for me.

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

I would enjoy that. :)  I like chintz sometimes.

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

Would be nice, but I'm not exactly outraged at their lack.

10. Option to hide the log

No need, but seems logical.  In general, I feel like the log should never be necessary in order to do something.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

No, I only play on my PC.

13. Downloadable game logs

Heh, funny idea!  But I wouldn't use it.

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

Some game sites I've been to have needed this.  For example, there was a website (Lycos, maybe?) that offered Go and the interface was flawed so that a player could win just by always refusing to accept any live groups, and the moderator I spoke to had no idea why this was bad.  But I haven't seen any such problems here.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

No need.  Admittedly this seems like a classy thing to include, but you said to speak for ourselves, not others, and I already know how to play.

So what improvements other than these would I like to see?

First and foremost, I want to be able to hit a button after completing a game to play again with the exact same cardset.  It seems like it really should be possible, and I imagine lots of players would like it and it would be easy to implement.  I especially find myself wanting to do this after I lose to the bot--"What did I do wrong?" I ask, and I want to try again.

I would also like to be able to save particular sets of cards, as was possible at the previous site, but that's a minor point and would be harder for you to do.

An easy fix?  Why is it possible to set all cards as familiar but not to quickly do the opposite and set all cards unfamiliar?  In particular, sometimes I want to play with only cards from a particular set, and I imagine others would like the same, and in order to do that currently I have to set all other cards as unfamiliar first, and it's a little tricky to access familiar cards from the tables anyway.  Maybe this should be a canned option.

In general, I find the way familiar cards and accessible cards work a little confusing.  Some players own certain cards and others don't, and you can set to allow unfamiliar cards... and I was confused recently when I set everything unfamiliar and got cards from Base and Prosperity only.  Maybe a little guidance on how the random cards are selected for a given game would be nice, if you haven't provided that already.

Finally, a feature to search based on the features of cards would be nifty!  Like, search for all cards in a certain set that offer +1 Buy, or trashing, or +2 Actions, or list all Victory cards in the game.

I recall that sometimes the central info bar with how many Actions, coins, etc. are available disappears during a turn and I haven't been able to figure out how to get it back.  If that's a bug, you should fix it--if it's a feature, please make it more obvious how to restore it.

That's all I can think of.  Thanks for this opportunity and for your commitment to quality!

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #223 on: 13 January 2018, 01:53:34 AM »
Thanks for the offer !
Username : Amys

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Offline client is certainly useful, but I have no interest in playing campaigns. I would play against bot if they are strong enough, otherwise I would prefer a "pass and play" mode to play with a person irl.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
This could be interesting for beginners, not for me.

 3. A strong bot.
Definitely needed in an offline client, otherwise not so much.

 4. Options for timed games
I think most players play already too fast. But if this can enable slower games or even asynchroneous play I would sometimes use this option. Still not a priority.

 5. Options for undo settings
Undo is ok for me as it is.

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

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

 8. More translations (to what language?)
It already exists in french, so no need for me.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Animations are fine as they are.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes, I definitely need that. I already spended lot of time on dominionstrategy wiki because of split or castle piles, but I understood quickly how to use the system for archive, crypt or prince.

10. Option to hide the log
No needed for me.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
I don't use smartphone.

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I don't use smartphone.

13. Downloadable game logs
Yes, highest priority !

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
I don't remember having any problem with dominion players, and I don't even know if I already blacklisted once. Blacklist seems to be more than enough.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
There are tons on the internet.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
I think it's already intuitive enough.

I'm also interested by a "saving kingdom option" or saving self-maded kingdoms. Also it would be nice to have a button that straightly say to the chat something like "thinking, i need a little bit of time", when I play against impatient players.

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #224 on: 13 January 2018, 02:48:20 AM »
      1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots

I would probably try this out but not get really into it. Although... I ended up playing more of the goko adventures than I originally expected so I could see a situation in which I would play a lot of this if the campaigns were interesting / added interesting changes to the game.



      2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

Zero interest in normal games (non-campaign, no interesting changes) with bots so this would not be something I look forward to.



      3. A strong bot.

Same, no.



      4. Options for timed games

I'm not sure if I would like this in the long run or not but it would be definitely something that would excite me and I would try out.



      5. Options for undo settings

Not sure exactly what this means other than maybe "auto-decline all undo requests" or something like that? I wouldn't use such an option. If this is just another check-box for matchmaking that is basically "yes to undos or no to undos in general" I think that would be great.



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

Yes. I would participate in some of these for sure and I could see our game night group using it privately occasionally but probably not regularly. I would love to see this feature added.



      7. Option to invite specific players to your table

Yeah this would make joining friends more convenient and I think would be a valuable addition.



      8. More translations (to what language?)

Personally I only speak English so I would not care, but I would be happy to hear that this was done for those that would like it.



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

Won't really care. And I will actually not like this if it slows down the game and is not controllable.



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

It would be an incredible improvement to be able to examine the second half of split piles before the first half is exhausted. I would really appreciate that. Being able to hover over Archive and see what it has and/or have a GUI selection instead of text log selection would also be great. And for Prince I've always felt that your princed card(s) should be highlighted in some way - similar to when a card is about to be enchantressed - so that players don't accidentally do something stupid like trash their princed worker's village.



     11. Option to hide the log

The log is very important for seeing things and even clicking on choices sometimes so I don't think I would ever use this nor care that it was added.



     12. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)

I would personally use this and love it if it felt fully functional. Would be great for my group of friends' game nights.



     13. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)

Would be great for my group of friends' game nights.



     14. Downloadable game logs

Meh.



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

Yeah this would be great. Although encountering time-wasters or those spewing hateful and offensive language has been an extremely rare occurrence for me, I would love some kind of report feature for when it does happen, such that if somebody brazenly says terribly inappropriate things over and over again, and enough people report them, it eventually gets looked into and they get chat restricted or banned or otherwise punished.



     16. Tutorial on how to play Dominion

Personally wouldn't care or need but I would appreciate that it was added for new players.



     17. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.

Personally wouldn't care or need but I would greatly appreciate that it was added for new (online) players.



Only other feedback / suggestion that comes to mind right now is it would be nice for players to be able to examine the entire pile of hexes and/or boons when they are in a game. Not the order they've been shuffled to or anything, but just a general list so somebody can know what to expect without having to google it.

My username is MJamesK and TY!