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Zeno
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Mon, 20 November 2006 04:32
So, I was playing a mega-multi the other night, and was logged on via the PC/Mac CD rather than the browser. DrakeStorm opened, and as green he was the paper boy (no comment). Psteinx was blue, so he was Leonidas, with top hat and mustache, not how I imagine him, but oh well. onyx puffin, who happens to be a pastor, showed up in a nice yellow dress/images/avatars/t2r-pamela.jpg, with a wide-brimmed yellow hat, and it was tough to look at that avatar and think 'that's onyx'. I was red, which meant I had the avatar of a rather busty lady, and while this avatar might have lots of appeal, it does nothing for me. Oh, my suggestion?

In a future release could you have the avatars be the ones that we have chosen/uploaded, and only use the default avatars for people who have not selected their own? Even if you do not allow use of uploaded avatars, could we select from a range of more appropriate avatars?

Thanks,

Zeno
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Mon, 20 November 2006 12:18
Zeno écrit le Tue, 14 November 2006 15:28

With the new rankings, I would like easier access to a page where I can see all of my rankings at once. There already is such a page, called User Information, and I can get to mine by going to the forum, finding one of my posts and clicking on my name, or by going to My Account --> Scores and Ranks, clicking on an opponent's name, getting their user information page, going to their history, finding my name and clicking on it, or by going to Find Other Players on the community page, typing a starting string for my login, finding my login and clicking on it. I suppose I could bookmark the page, but ...

Could you add a header under My Account which goes direct to User Information?

Happy with all the changes, but hopeful for just a little bit more,

Z
try this and put it in your favourites Wink
http://www.daysofwonder.com/index.php?t=usrinfo&id=21246 6&rid=24262&S=a1b637ee3364b5b162e19b48aa5e7777
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Mon, 18 December 2006 03:17
We should be able to kick players out of games that have not started yet and they should not be able to come back in.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 26 December 2006 06:10
Bored Sleep Bored Sleep

Be serious, Baron, did you ever think about the player had a bug? BTW he cannot see the tix neiter his cards before he did not start. Think of that.
      
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You have not played within the last 15 days... Aaargh!!! Fri, 16 March 2007 16:38
Dear DoW boys and girls,

Could you please make it possible when you haven't played a certain type of game in 15 days that, instead of showing 'Rank: Not ranked: you have not played within the last 15 days', you 'hide' that line one way or another?

Besides me not liking it personally, it's also looks chaotic when you view another player's stats. Who cares if that player didn't play that game in the last 15 days? It's not relevant. All I want to see is the games he or she does play frequently and what his/her rank is.

Maybe I'm alone in this, just like I'm probably one of the few people that is really bugged by other players that don't start their name with a capital letter, but it would mean much to me if you can 'hide' those lines.

Thanks,

D.I.S.

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Or maybe you guys could just delete my 'Europe line'. I accidentally stumbled into 1 game last year and now it's a torn in my eye to see the 'Rank: Not ranked: you have not played within the last 15 days' every time I look at my profile. (And I do that a lot. I like my profile.) Nod
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Sun, 18 March 2007 03:35
Rolli wrote on Tue, 26 December 2006 00:10

Bored Sleep Bored Sleep

Be serious, Baron, did you ever think about the player had a bug? BTW he cannot see the tix neiter his cards before he did not start. Think of that.


Once again you fail to understand Rolli.

I mean before the game starts. As in before I (as the creator) of the game clicks start.

It would be unethical to allow creators of games to kick someone out of the game once it has started.

I just want to be able to kick out players who come into my password protected games when they are unqualified and/or unwanted. I should be able to make them leave instead of having to leave myself, create another game and "whisper" the password to every player who I want to come in.

Get it?

Baron

I love you like the poor non-understanding son I never had.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 20 March 2007 17:26
Maybe it's not like that I don't understand, it's like YOU can't tell us, what you mean... sure NOW I know what you mean... it's ok... but do you think anyone understood what you meant from this single line before?

I love you like the silly not-be-able-to-say-that-exactly-to-understand uncle I never had.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 20 March 2007 18:26
Rolli schrieb am Tue, 20 March 2007 17:26

but do you think anyone understood what you meant from this single line before?



It was pretty obvious what he was talking about.

cheers
sebbo
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 20 March 2007 19:53
Ok. So I think anyone should comment that. IF you do not anser, it seems not to be understood. but ok. I am young and maybe not thinking a way some older people might be thinking about a senseful post.

Best wishes

Rolli
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 20 March 2007 23:37
agreed with sebbo, it's pretty clear, what baron wanted to say.

btw., rolli, why do you always need to have the last word?? Shocked maybe you should improve YOUR english a little before suggesting that an educated adult person, whose first language is english has problems to express his ideas understandably...

P.S. and I think it is a pretty good idea, it's annoying, when ppl don't want to leave my game, after asking them politely...

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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 03:18
No offense guys, but that's extremely elitist of you.

Don't like the person.. beat them badly, and they won't come back.


On the practical side, there's no way in hell DoW would do this... why would the pander to the top 1% of their customers, and possibly offend the vast majority?
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 10:38
Hi

I hope that DoW will not do this, because if they do, this is not for 1% but for the majority of block haters and whiners who will kick out every 1500+ player joining their games Wink

But i ask again: Why do we have an ignore list without the possibility to ban the members of this list from your games? A player on "my" ignorelist should not even be able to enter my games and he should be marked red in the lobby or in a game i enter. Solves the problem. If someone is joining again and again your game, put they on the list and go. No need to remember the name, the systeme is doing it for you.

bye, erps
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 11:57
What about a min/max ELO dropdown choice(maybe rounded to nearest 100 or 50) when creating a new game? Guests could still join if their 'hidden' ELO fits the criteria.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 12:14
Hi @ all,

I disagree with you, Wildfire. I think, it's not a kind of elitism. It's simply a personal right of each player. If I create a game, I want to and I can decide, with whom I want to play and I don't want any discussions about my causes. So I have to be able to kick anyboby, who ignore my wishes, without any apologies of mine.

Bye. Robo
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 14:50
maia03 schrieb am Tue, 20 March 2007 23:37

agreed with sebbo, it's pretty clear, what baron wanted to say.

btw., rolli, why do you always need to have the last word?? Shocked maybe you should improve YOUR english a little before suggesting that an educated adult person, whose first language is english has problems to express his ideas understandably...

P.S. and I think it is a pretty good idea, it's annoying, when ppl don't want to leave my game, after asking them politely...


Maybe it isn't clear, what I wanted to say... It's NOT that baron couldn't speak English, but can't express himself by telling us his problems. That's it. Not less not more. And I think it's a but rude to say I wouldn't be able to understand English well or at least can't express myself OR hava to have the last word.

Last word Wink
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 15:25
don't worry rolli : I'm with you Wink

baron, imho, was clear in what he said, but not clear enough because you're not the only one who didn't understand Laughing

at least, wildfire didn't Wink

Baron Von Schmidt said

We should be able to kick players out of games that have not started yet and they should not be able to come back in.

Wildfire2099 écrit le Wed, 21 March 2007 03:18

Don't like the person.. beat them badly, and they won't come back.

you can't beat anyone if the game is NOT started !!

one last thing, I agree with you erps about the ignore list Wink
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 15:47
Rolli wrote on Wed, 21 March 2007 09:50

maia03 schrieb am Tue, 20 March 2007 23:37

agreed with sebbo, it's pretty clear, what baron wanted to say.

btw., rolli, why do you always need to have the last word?? Shocked maybe you should improve YOUR english a little before suggesting that an educated adult person, whose first language is english has problems to express his ideas understandably...

P.S. and I think it is a pretty good idea, it's annoying, when ppl don't want to leave my game, after asking them politely...


Maybe it isn't clear, what I wanted to say... It's NOT that baron couldn't speak English, but can't express himself by telling us his problems. That's it. Not less not more. And I think it's a but rude to say I wouldn't be able to understand English well or at least can't express myself OR hava to have the last word.

Last word Wink



I understood just fine. I think its snobby and elitist to not play with someone who isn't 'up to your standards'. While its extremely annoying to lose to someone that doesn't know how to play because they drew lucky tickets at the end, its part of the game. You can't learn anything new if you always play the same people that follow the same strategies as you.


Not to mention the fact that by excluding the average player, you could turn someone off to the game, which is bad for everyone.

You guys can disagree, but you won't convince me.

Now, if its someone you've played before, and who has whined/cursed at you about blocking, that's a little different. Why not tell tehm you will block before starting the game, and give them a chance to change their mind.

If they don't, as I said before, beat them badly and they won't come back.

I've had TONS of people whine to me about blocking, they never come back. WHY? I ignore their whining and win by 100+ points against them. Every so often they'll say "fine, you want to play that way?" and play a 2nd game. Usually they try to block, fail miserably, and still lose by a lot (not usually as much, since blocking makes for lower scores)

THEN they go away, likely back to 4 player ticket fiend games with others of their range.

You might say pounding on them is worse than leaving, but I say its a learning experience. It shows people a better way, and they apdot new things into their game... raising the level of play as a whole EVER SO SLIGHTLY higher.. which is good for everyone





      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 16:28
Hi

I think we should end this discussion here, because the proposal thread should only list all of the proposals and not comment them. Open a discussion thread in the forum (here or competitive).

So another proposal to end the last discussion:

I am tired of the name changing of some people. Why it is allowed anyway? Most communities do not have this problem.

1. Do not allow Guests changing their name! They should stick with the guest/gastXXXXXX forever. This makes it easier to avoid them in games too!

2. Every player has the right to change their name once. Then it's forever... I understand, that this is too harsh (remembering NC and maybe family accounts with Joe&Marie changing to only Marie etc.). So allow every player a name change once in a month (or a new change 30 days after the last change) and STORE all the old names in their profile! I want to know if this new name is the old cheater!

bye, erps


      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 17:05
I didn't read the aforementioned post, but...

erps wrote on Wed, 21 March 2007 10:38


But i ask again: Why do we have an ignore list without the possibility to ban the members of this list from your games? A player on "my" ignorelist should not even be able to enter my games and he should be marked red in the lobby or in a game i enter. Solves the problem. If someone is joining again and again your game, put they on the list and go. No need to remember the name, the systeme is doing it for you.


Not that I don't want to do that... Hum, it's more a matter of finding the time to implement this feature...

Also, I want to find a better Karma scheme, the one we have atm just plain sucks. I envisionned (oh I like this word) something based on web of trust, but couldn't really find a minute to sketch the basics.
I'd be interested about a discussion with the community about the above feature (ie better Karma scheme), and see if you can come with simple ideas that meet the Karma requirements.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Wed, 21 March 2007 18:09
I think a button to disallow guests, or code that makes it so guests can only get to ****, would make most people happy.

I think Karma, for what it is, is fine.. I rating of how often a player finishes games.

I don't think you can do much to measure much else.

      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Thu, 29 March 2007 08:24
Wildfire2099 wrote on Wed, 21 March 2007 13:09

I think a button to disallow guests, or code that makes it so guests can only get to ****, would make most people happy.

I think Karma, for what it is, is fine.. I rating of how often a player finishes games.

I don't think you can do much to measure much else.




Karma is certianly NOT a rating of how often a player finishes games. Karma says that a person finishes 80% of their games (assuming it is at 100).

You can actually finish less than 80% of your games (total) and still be at 100 karma if your quitting days were earlier.

What would be good is if the system could make a distinction between the regular old disconnects that Java and the overloaded server cause and you quitting. I doubt Brice has that much time.

Erps, I gotta say something about your ignore idea. I have NEVER ignored someone (not the way you are referring to it). Once you ignore them you miss out on any funny drivel they might say. (drivel much like this)

and having their name in RED in the lobby. Theres no better way to ignore something than to put it in a different bold color amongst black and white. Very Happy

ah I'm just giving you a hard time Erps. You know I love you.

As for Rolli. It's all good. Don't be too harsh on him. He has been right in the past that a few of my posts have been a bit vague, especially if they were short and/or I was rather tired at the time.

Rolli is a good kid and his English (heck pretty much everyones English) is better than my German!

Leacris. I'm afraid Wildfire did understand. He was just saying if they don't want to leave before the game has started just start it anyway and beat them badly. Yes I COULD do that 9 out of 10 times Wildfire but for me they are not fun wins usually and certianly not productive towards bettering your score and/or ranking.

I like Lea also. Here is something few of you know.

At one point Baron completely went nuts about being blocked (yes in the early days) and went off on a nice little Frencie who had done the quite viscious blocking of one of the big two. Baron even did all the things that Baron now hates and Baron has apologized to this nice Frenchie. And who was it? Yep, it was Lea. Shocked

Baron was not Baron back then. After all this time, it's hard to even remember that indeed there was a time when Baron acted more like a whiney german anti-blocker and not more like a White German non-anti-baker!

So lets recap.

I like Rolli
I like Lea
by the way I like Razamanaz

and I like many many others here of course. I'll write a detailed list someday.

Peace

Baron
      
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  Proposals RELOADED Mon, 21 May 2007 12:53
It's getting a little messy lately.

This is the "reloaded" list of proposals for ticket to ride (online).

The points of this list were supported most and/or are my ideas Smile

1. Guests:
* Don't allow guests to join games that were setup with 5 karma stars or limit guests to 4 karma.
* Give players the opportunity to see the points of guests, they can see them anyway by joining a multiplayer game.
* NEW IMPORTANT POINT: Don't allow guests to WATCH any games! Guests are an easy way to cheat. At least if you want to cheat watching other players game, you have to pay for it!

2. Graphic Interface:
* Allow the creating player to see the stats of the joining player(s). At least overall rating/ranking and guest/player status. Use a Pop-Up if you hover over the name.
* Add a new button "Second player starts the game" with default off (important for tournament games).
* Show that a player is on your ignore list.
* Make all lists (players in lobby, buddylist, gameslist) SORTABLE (at least by name).
* If you double click on a name of your buddylist jump into observation of their current game (if available) or press a new observe button besides the name.
* A better whisper function in the lobby.
* Allow to create the bonus maps through the java applet if you entered a pc game webnumber!
* PC: Allow to set avatars (the online avatar) in your pc gui.

3. Observation:
* Add a new observation mode: Seeing only the board or change the closed observation mode to this mode and change the open observation mode to seeing ALL players (with a switch button).
* Or change the observation mode that always the player creating the game is watched.

4. History:
* Add the playing order of the game (or at least who started the game).
* Add who get longest.

5. Gameplay:
* Show how many cards you have on the hand (8+ for the opponent is okay, but not for yourself).
* Show the completed ticks (gray them out or mark them green).
* Show all players the starting player during the ticket choosing phase.
* Allow a quicker rejoin after connection loss (probably before the timeout is over)
* PC: Make the PC game faster!

Probably unimportant or or disputed or obsolete proposals
* KICK: Allow the creating player to ban players from joining/kick them out before the game starts (for a short period of time at least)
* ELO: Add a filter for ELO rating e.g. +/- 200 points (i doubt this is still really on the wishlist and with all the different rankings it makes no longer sense).
* BOTS: Make them clever!
* MAPS: Filter the games in the lobby regarding to the map (too many maps nowadays).
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Mon, 21 May 2007 13:05
Some other points:

Interface:

- Selection possibilities for the view of the open games and for the running games, i.e. "show only 2 player games", "show only US map games" etc..

History:

- Please please i want to be able to use the comments cell!
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 22 May 2007 01:52
How about three more, though these are procedural points.

Feedback:
more consistent responses to our suggestions, including which are being considered for future implementation and which are never going to happen.

Warning:
when you do decide to make a change, could you warn us about it ahead of time so we can think through any problems, and suggest alternatives before they are implemented?

Input:
when doing your testing, could you get some of the players to try out the features?

Thanks, Z
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Thu, 31 May 2007 17:42
Would like to see a feature that allows an observer to be able to toggle between different players to "observe" the game from the point of view of any of the players.

      
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Re:Proposals RELOADED Mon, 04 June 2007 16:48
"NEW IMPORTANT POINT: Don't allow guests to WATCH any games! Guests are an easy way to cheat. At least if you want to cheat watching other players game, you have to pay for it!"

i have to disagree with you on this point. i'm not paying for TTR but i still think i should be able to understand the game more and morel, and what better than observe a good match. how a user goes around a good block. which tickets to choose...and so on.

when u said guests are a good way of cheating i could say that Top Players (or at least with many points) have more to gain by cheating since they are ranked and it shows up when someone clicks on your name. i dislike when someone simply collects a type of action and connects that action to a group.

also read somewhere on the forum(i've been reading the previous posts) that guests don't wait when the other user is disconnected...well the same thing i wrote above could be used here.

enough said.

Miguel
      
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Clever bots - one possible way... Sat, 09 June 2007 09:12
In regards to making the bots clever, probably the only way that will happen, since Brice has been real busy of late, is maybe at some point to create some sort of Bot Development Kit and thus allow the end user to create their own bots.

And maybe then, after a fair amount of time, allow the user community to vote on people's bots to showcase them in future versions of the respective game.

Hopefully this dev kit would be universal across all the games (ideally - one can wish, no?)

Since I suspect AI improvement is real low on the Brice's totem pole of tasks to do.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 07 August 2007 17:13
Three suggestions (that may have been made before, possibly even by me Smile )

1) When a bot inherits a player's position (because the player was booted out or otherwise left), the bot should NOT draw tix for the first 1 or 2 turns.

This should be pretty easy to implement - a couple lines of code.

Rationale: When a player leaves the game in the middle, it is often involuntary (the game has crashed for them, they've had server problems, etc.) Good players usually wait for such ejected players to return and take their place back from the bot. If all the bot does is draw a couple of color cards from the deck, or even make a play on the map, the damage of having the bot make your move for one turn is usually not too much.

But if the bot draws tickets for you, it's usually disastrous.

Last night, I was two turns from the end of a 4 player game. I had the cards to play 6 blue and 4 orange and end the game. I get booted, and the bot draws a ticket for me instead. The ticket was unmakeable (my route was not set up for drawing tickets anyways.) So I lose a turn, lose 11 points for the missed ticket, and go from a likely 1st or 2nd finish to 4th.

2) Game start option for 'Let other player go first'. This has been discussed elsewhere. Basically, it allows players to control the luck factor for going first, which is a major advantage among good players, roughly along the lines of who is white versus black in chess.

3) Game start option for player chosen random seed. If players had the option to set their own random seed at the beginning of the game (say, 1-999999), and that seed was used to set the ticket and color card deck, it would open some interesting gameplay options.

One thing players could do is play duplicate games, using teams of 2 (much as people play the card game bridge in duplicate format). Players A and B are teammates against C and D. Player A plays C (A hosts), and B plays D (D hosts). In each game, they use the same pre-chosen random seed - let's say 97792. That means that the decks will be shuffled the same way for each game, the initial ticket choices will be the same, and the initial color card draws will be the same (at least, so long as the players draw colors each turn and nobody changes the sequence by playing on the board). Let's say that for this particular random seed, the host has a poor initial ticket selection, and relatively poor colors (few locos). But A's poor luck is also D's poor luck, and as a team, A and B have the same luck as C and D. After the game, A and B can combine their scores for a team score.

There would be lots of interesting tournament possibilities this way, just as the world of tournament bridge is dominated by duplicate play.

In fact, I think there would be further uses for this as well - players could record and post on forums the random seed #s for particularly interesting games. There could be broad comparisons of playing styles for a particular game position (starting seed), and so on.

I think this would be fairly easy to code - I'm not sure if Java includes the ability to set the seed for it's random number generator (some languages have this kind of function, some don't). But even if Java doesn't have that, it's not hard to write your own random number function.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Thu, 09 August 2007 13:42
truly minor point -

On the scores and rank page, when you select the established list, your score and rank become a link to the page you are on, so for example if your rank is 1234, then the startpage is set to 1220. You always round down to the nearest 20. The problem occurs if your rank is a multiple of 20. If your rank is 1220, then you are at the bottom of the page whose startpage is set to 1200, not at the top of the page whose startpage is set to 1220, but the link is to the latter.

Thanks,
Z

ps. I think point 3 from psteinx above is cool, and would love to see it implemented.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Thu, 16 August 2007 21:15
I have only this wish : DOW answers that will never yet again express lack of time, incentive or urgency.

I would really prefer no answer to those kinds.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Sat, 18 August 2007 09:41
One simple suggestion.
Allow users to customise which order they want the cards to appear in their hands. When playing with the physical set I organise into a rainbow of colours (I'm a little OCD), making it easier for me to work out how many of each coloured card I have.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Thu, 20 September 2007 09:57
italy map... Cool
      
Baron Von Schmidt
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Fri, 21 September 2007 08:30
ummm for DOW to actually respond once in a while to the ticket to ride people? Seems like they have moved on and abandoned this game. Not even playing in the NC.

I used to think DOW was a great company but the only thing from them I have seen in months is a caution about personal attacks.

I don't think ignoring the fans that made you successful has worked out for many companies in the past, but hey, as long as you can put out great new product I guess you can always make new fans an continue to ignore the old ones.

Sandbagger
      
Brice
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Sun, 23 September 2007 19:43
FT - Sandbagger Von Schmidt wrote on Fri, 21 September 2007 08:30

ummm for DOW to actually respond once in a while to the ticket to ride people?


As we already stated elsewhere, we are not spending our day time scrutinizing the forum. You don't want us to do that, you want us to focus on our business: doing good games.

That's why we are not answering to every post in the forum. That's why sometimes we are not seeing some posts.

IMHO, the forum is a tool for you the players to communicate or exchange ideas and points of views. This is not a mean to talk to us. If you want to talk to us, use the "contact us" page instead of throwing any random post in the forum.

FT - Sandbagger Von Schmidt wrote on Fri, 21 September 2007 08:30


Seems like they have moved on and abandoned this game. Not even playing in the NC.


We didn't abandon this game, we are releasing Ticket to Ride Switzerland as a board game right now.

We are not playing NC this year because we are (at least me) bad and we are all working very hard on lots of stuff (some will be targeted to the Ticket to Ride community for sure).

FT - Sandbagger Von Schmidt wrote on Fri, 21 September 2007 08:30


I used to think DOW was a great company but the only thing from them I have seen in months is a caution about personal attacks.


You are free to think what you want - hey that's the real important thing in this world Smile

FT - Sandbagger Von Schmidt wrote on Fri, 21 September 2007 08:30


I don't think ignoring the fans that made you successful has worked out for many companies in the past, but hey, as long as you can put out great new product I guess you can always make new fans an continue to ignore the old ones.


I think that comment is unfair. In the past we always did what we could to please the community. I'm right now focusing on Memoir'44 computer version, but that doesn't mean I don't think to the several items posted in this thread.
That's why this thread exists in the first place: as a mean to keep track of what new features makes sense and how we could add them successfully.

Anyway thanks for your support Smile
      
psteinx
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Mon, 24 September 2007 17:14
Brice, I (and presumably, others posting here) are fans of the game and want to see it made better.

And I don't expect you guys to be scanning these forums daily.

FWIW, I would imagine that a single thread consolidating improvement suggestions is simpler (for you, as well as us fans) than dozens of messages sent with the "contact us" form, some of which may get lost.

I think the most important suggestions are the ones asking for improvements to the user interface. Improving game stability would also be nice.

IMO, adding additional maps is not so important, at this point. There are already 3 maps and 6 main game variants, and only 2 account for the vast majority of play. As I've said elsewhere, I think much of the reason for that is that the other variants are tied to the CD-ROM game, which I think far fewer people own, and even those who own it aren't crazy about playing with it (mainly due to user interface and speed issues).


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Avron
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Two requests Sun, 18 November 2007 08:34
1) On the table that shows games waiting for players can we please be able to rearrange the columns? A page like this I think (http://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/en/playtt/?rand=899 500858)
Personally I'm not interested in who is playing, I can't keep track of who I enjoyed playing against, nor do I really care as long as there isn't offensive language. I am however predominantly interested in playing USA maps with 4 players, and it would be easier to determine that a game fits those criteria if both those columns were side by side with the player list in between them.

2) Also, and I think I read this already, can we please not have games start with less players than the game options indicates? I have had at least three games start with 2 or 3 people instead of 4 like the options indicated they would be. I did win those games so I'm not to worried but it would be good for such to not happen at all. I also had at least one game happen like that when I was hosting because someone left just before I clicked the start button and was annoyed by it.

Still enjoying the game even without being able to start them anymore.
      
ThaBossman
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Mon, 28 January 2008 06:23
As has been mentioned in a few other posts... I would like to see completed destination tickets greyed out or displaying a green tick. This would really help speed up turns especially on Mega Games where you can have a large number of tickets to flick through.

Given the current configuration of tickets(only one ticket displayed in front), maybe an alternative to this would be to implement a "hide tickets" box where the player can drag and drop completed tickets, thus making the list quicker to flick through.

Alternately, if it's easier to code...you could have a "hide" button which hides the currently displayed ticket.

Not that it's necessary but maybe an "unhide all" or "show hidden" would be good in the case of the above paragraph being implemented.

Thanks
      
Zeno
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Sun, 10 February 2008 18:58
A tale of woe caused by DoWs success.

I'm trying to watch a tourney game, but the players start, and I can't watch until about halfway through. As far as I can tell, the observation page shows the oldest 120 games, but since there are 173 games currently going on, I have to wait for 53 games to finish before their game comes up, and since the tourney game is a 2p game it doesn't take long to finish.

Could you either:
expand the number of observable games in the observation window, perhaps to 250 just in case.

or better

Have multiple tabs for observing games, either split by multi/2p or by map, and keep each of these at 120 games.

Oh, and with all these games, a button on your buddy list allowing you to observe the game would be most welcome.
      
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Sun, 10 February 2008 23:20
or maybe just exclude the non-observable (= closed) games from the observation window ...
      
kolmo
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Re:Proposals for ticket to ride wishlist Tue, 12 February 2008 01:46
I would like to be able to click on a name in my buddy list and be able to automatically observe the game that buddy is playing, if that game is not closed, of course !

PS: ... or hire a real web programmer, or buy a real server instead of the hamster DOW has, with real bandwidth, etc Wink
      
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