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Offline Fajher

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #300 on: 14 January 2018, 08:31:44 AM »
Greetings - My username is Fajher. Here's my feedback...

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I very much miss the campaign component of the old Dominion so definitely would like to see it back.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
Absolutely. Would provide much needed variety & more challenges.

 3. A strong bot.
Not sure how this would differ from the bot with settings, but yes the option for a strong bot would be great.

 4. Options for timed games
Not of interest to me

 5. Options for undo settings
Not sure what this means, but if it's the option to recall a certain card play then I'd say no as I go by the "card laid is a card played" rule

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
Don't currently have a lot of Dominion friends, but sounds like a good idea.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Why not?

 8. More translations (to what language?)
Don't know what options currently exist, but if you are looking to expand play globally, why not?

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
Sounds interesting and could foresee some entertaining graphics for when certain cards are played.

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

10. Option to hide the log
Yes

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
Yes.  Just lost one of my online Carcassone buds when he switched over from iPhone

12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I'd think this would be reciprocal to my #11 for current Android users

13. Downloadable game logs
I don't get that in depth with this game

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Good idea. I've had a couple online opponents that could use calling out for this

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
Absolutely and should include some basic tips on card combinations

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
ditto

Thanks... keep up the great work and hope to see the off line campaign games return soon!

Offline keithksf

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #301 on: 14 January 2018, 10:36:08 AM »
Hi. Thanks for the generous offer, but like many here, I don't feel a need for you to compensate me for giving feedback, and I don't think that it's your fault that my transaction with MF worked out badly.

 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
Currently, I only play against people, but I would be interested in (a) campaign(s) like the old ones on MF if the AI were challenging (so this links to #3 below). It's not a high priority, but I'd enjoy it. And while you sensibly said to answer only about what each of us personally wants, I'll also answer on behalf of my 9-year-old daughter, who had her own MF account and greatly enjoyed the campaigns, and might well be drawn back into online play (i.e., I would get her an account again) if they returned.

 2-3. A bot with a setting for different play styles / A strong bot.
 Not high priorities for me except in re campaigns, but I might enjoy experimenting with them if they existed.

 4. Options for timed games
 It's a good idea in theory, but I haven't found slow play a problem in practice (with rare exceptions), so it's a low priority to me.

 5. Options for undo settings
 As many seem to do, I support this--especially automatic undo for steps that didn't yield new information.

 6-7. Online mini-tournaments; ... Option to invite specific players .
 These are not a priority for me, as I tend simply to play with strangers. If I had friends who routinely played, it would be great.

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

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
 Yes. This is a very high priority for me.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
 Also a very high priority.

10. Option to hide the log
Not particularly important to me, but might be nice.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
Assuming that this encompasses tablets as well as phones, this is also a very high priority for me. (I wouldn't play on a phone, but would love to do so on my tablet.) That would include simply making an app that allowed online play with people, though I understand why an offline client for play against bots/campaigns is the ultimate goal. (I very often play against people on other, similar apps--e.g., Ascension--on my iPad on the subway, in cars with ride-share services, etc., using my phone as a wifi hotspot.) Maybe it wouldn't make economic sense to make an app *before* you have better AI--i.e., to make an app that would just be for playing online--but I'd buy it in a second if you did.

13. Downloadable game logs
Another in the not-important-to-me-but-I-see-why-it's-useful category.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
Not a priority only because I haven't had significant problems.

15-16. Tutorial on how to play Dominion / Dominion online
Not important to me.

Thanks again for all your efforts and for the online product, which I greatly enjoy.
-Keith

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #302 on: 14 January 2018, 11:28:18 AM »
Hi,

here are my comments to your issues (I am German, so I apologize in advance for mistakes ;-)
 
 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
    I would appreciate because there is not WiFi everywhere, especially in Germany :-)
    I really liked the campaign because the AI played specials tactics and you had to find a solution to beat it
 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
    not so important for me, I want the strongest opponent possible, I want to get better..
 3. A strong bot.
    see my comment in 2; as strong as possible; btw: I think the bots play much better than e.g. 1 year ago; it´s fun to play with them
 4. Options for timed games
    not so important for me because I don´t play with unknown opponents
 5. Options for undo settings
    the present one is ok for me
 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
    don´t need for now because I don´t have so many friends who play Dominion online
 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
    yes, would be cool; I am used to this option from other online games
 8. More translations (to what language?)
    German is sufficient for me
 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
    not so important; there is also the log to see transactions which were done
10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
    yes, this would be a great thing
10. Option to hide the log
    nice, but not necessary
11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
    I play on my Android tablet with browser; unfortunately not all browsers support fullscreen but I found one
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
    I don´t have one, so no issue for me
13. Downloadable game logs
    not necessary for me
14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
    since I don´t play with unknown player I have no feeling how big is the need for that
15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
    not necessary for me personally but perhaps for new players
16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
    same as 15.

I really like the Dominion user interface and have fun playing this great game; some improvements would be great (see issue 10, first one  ;) )
One correction: there is a spelling mistake in the German translation of the Empires card "Royal Blacksmith": correct would be "Königlicher Schmied" instead of "Könglicher Schmied"

Many thanks,
Thorfor

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #303 on: 14 January 2018, 12:12:50 PM »
Hi there! My username is alexandros_a

Features numbered 2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,14 would all be more than welcomed from me! The rest wouldn't make me a difference.

In the online timed games I would also like to have the option to pause for i.e. 2 times, for 3 minutes a time, so that the other player would know exactly how much time he/she would have to do stg else. Generally time flexibility against other human players would add to the experience. Sometimes I choose to play against bot just because I suspect that I may receive a telephone call or have to reply to some other contact within the next few minutes and I don't want to obstruct a possible human game. Having the ability to pause and name this category i.e. "slow game" might give the opportunity to enjoy the game more against human intelligence!

Cheers

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Re: feedback, Dominion Offline & free subscriptions for old MF users
« Reply #304 on: 14 January 2018, 01:19:06 PM »
Thanks for this opportunity Stef please see comments below

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

I would like this as I have problems being on line at times.
 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles

I do most of my playing against bots. I normally do 2 player and I find Lord Rattington very limited. In particular when he is using Apothecary or Counterfeit, he will pursue those cards against any rationality and the game is always an easy win.

I would like to have a range of different bots with different characteristics, some obvious and some random a bit like the opponents in Sid Meir’s Civilization.

 3. A strong bot.

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