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Offline arboretic

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Observations as a new player
« on: 10 December 2016, 10:33:07 PM »
Most of these are cosmetic and you probably already know about many of them.

  • It would be nice if you don't require people to choose "Male" or "Female" on sign-up, and default to the singular "they" pronouns. Hey, it's even what new Dominion cards do.
  • At the start of the game, how do you tell who the first player is, besides trying to play and seeing if you can?
  • The floating actions/buys window is sometimes annoying. Should I be able to move it? Could some interface element just be made smaller so it can have a location of its own? Also, once I clicked on it and it disappeared, and I didn't know how to get it back.
  • "/undo" is an amazing feature but quite unintuitive to use. The dots are rather inconspicuous. I tried it after limetime told me about it, and thought it just wasn't working.
  • Debt is unintuitive. The slider that says like "7 debt" should at least say "Pay off 7 debt" or something so I know what it's doing, and there should be a counter of how much debt I have somewhere besides the log.
  • Can you see player names before choosing to spectate a game, or do you just have to play spectator roulette and hope you get a game you're interested in watching?

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Re: Observations as a new player
« Reply #1 on: 10 December 2016, 10:48:52 PM »
Most of these are cosmetic and you probably already know about many of them.

  • It would be nice if you don't require people to choose "Male" or "Female" on sign-up, and default to the singular "they" pronouns. Hey, it's even what new Dominion cards do.
  • At the start of the game, how do you tell who the first player is, besides trying to play and seeing if you can?
  • The floating actions/buys window is sometimes annoying. Should I be able to move it? Could some interface element just be made smaller so it can have a location of its own? Also, once I clicked on it and it disappeared, and I didn't know how to get it back.
  • "/undo" is an amazing feature but quite unintuitive to use. The dots are rather inconspicuous. I tried it after limetime told me about it, and thought it just wasn't working.
  • Debt is unintuitive. The slider that says like "7 debt" should at least say "Pay off 7 debt" or something so I know what it's doing, and there should be a counter of how much debt I have somewhere besides the log.
  • Can you see player names before choosing to spectate a game, or do you just have to play spectator roulette and hope you get a game you're interested in watching?

Hi and thanks for your feedback!

1) Yes, there will be different sex options.
2) It is written in the log, whose turn it is now.
3) We're thinking on it. It will appear again as far as it is renewed in some way (you get +$1 or such)
4) It is written in "Getting Started" thread. For now it's looking this way.
5) We'll see on that.
6) For now it's roulette, improving the lobby is in "Missing Features" thread. Will be done soon.

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Re: Observations as a new player
« Reply #2 on: 10 December 2016, 11:29:00 PM »
Just one quick note:

There is a counter for your debt, it's the little red hexagon on the left side of your screen (next to vp and coin tokens). Maybe you played a game with Fortune? I think it's still missing for that.


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Re: Observations as a new player
« Reply #3 on: 10 December 2016, 11:49:51 PM »
Just one quick note:

There is a counter for your debt, it's the little red hexagon on the left side of your screen (next to vp and coin tokens). Maybe you played a game with Fortune? I think it's still missing for that.

ah yes Gladiator was missing on the list.... will be fixed after next release

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Re: Observations as a new player
« Reply #4 on: 10 December 2016, 11:58:04 PM »
Gladiator is the one that was in the game.

I don't see anything in the log about whose turn it is when the game starts. Am I blind?

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Re: Observations as a new player
« Reply #5 on: 11 December 2016, 12:01:37 AM »
Speaking of debt, Capital is really quite confusing. I know how to use the card IRL but couldn't get the sequence of events right here on my first couple of tries, and when you get it wrong you can't undo because your turn is over, so it took some trial and error.

I know it's working correctly, it's just hard to understand from the interface.

The log should say when you gain the debt and when you have the chance to pay it off (even if your only choice is to pay off 0).