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FC.31.20190403.1 - Quality of Life changes

kaizerinkaizerin Posts: 2,092 Cryptic Developer
UI
  • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.



Account
  • Increased max character slots to 120 (from 100).



Performance
  • Players should no longer get a message stating their drivers are out of date. If you get these messages, please check to see if they are still present on PTS.



Auction
  • Increased result cap to 999 (from 400). Please try this out!



Costumes
  • Golden Age Star and Golden Age Lightning Bolt emblems can be set to glow.
  • All tail costumes were changed under the hood for memory optimization purposes. This shouldn't change anything on the player end, but please give them a look.
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  • shadowolf505shadowolf505 Posts: 627 Arc User
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  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,094 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.
    Don't think I like that. I can currently run through characters by position (if, for example, I'm cycling alts) and having them reorder every time would be annoying.

    Being able to move characters manually would be nice but probably hard to implement.
  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,344 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    [*] Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    NO NO NO NO NO FORKING NO! ABSOLUTELY FORKING NOT!​​
  • jamesbonnelljamesbonnell Posts: 146 Arc User
    Hmm. That will be disorienting to start. I'm used to them where they are in position now...
  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 3,031 Arc User
    I think being allowed to sort is better than being forced to sort. I know my toon by memory.

    But being able to move toon (and costumes slots) around would be enjoyed by more.

    This isn’t a quality of life that change.


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  • randomchance4242randomchance4242 Posts: 187 Arc User
    I'd like to chime in with the others.

    Although sort by last login might be a good option for some players, I and several other players I know fall more in line with what Pantagruel just said. I pick my characters based on page and position if going through alts and I know exactly where each one of them is now. Sort by last login has the potential to be really confusing and irritating.

    Also, events like the anniversary or foxbatcon where character-specific titles/auras/other goodies are granted for logging in could cause confusion after logging in characters that are not currently being focused on but which could use a specific title or aura. Would it be possible to make sort-style an option, so that players who wanted to could opt to keep sorting by date created as is currently used?

    I certainly do appreciate the bump up in character slots and auction results, though.
  • psychicslugpsychicslug Posts: 379 Arc User
    I agree with the others above, make it an option like in the inventory to sort. I like the guys where they are as the date created and helps with my own data base i created with their information. This will cause issues with those that have over 50 or more the most like my self.



  • avianosavianos Posts: 4,529 Arc User
    edited April 5
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.
    ABSOLUTELY DO NOT DO THIS! onion-4.gif
    Make this an option along other categories options, even better if we could arrange their position by hand, but please do NOT automatically arange them by last logged in
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    Increased result cap to 999 (from 400). Please try this out!
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  • sparklisinasparklisina Posts: 111 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    Please, I beg you, PLEASE listen to your playerbase this time and DO NOT make this change. If this is something that you would like to implement, make it optional as it is more of an inconvenience to most players, especially those with many characters.

    Many times you have not listened to your players and drove people away. Quality of Life changes should not be something that your players immediately beg you not to do. Please reconsider this.

    As far as the other changes go, they are appreciated.

    Thank you for the work you put into the game.

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  • maleb666maleb666 Posts: 359 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    Please, please, PLEASE DON'T!!!!

    Listen to the players (that are already not that many, sadly), but PLEASE do NOT implement this. This will only create confusion and frustration and loss of even more players. All the other stuff, great, but either give US the option to sort the characters as we want, or don't do it at all. Leave as it is, please!
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  • tigerofcachticetigerofcachtice Posts: 541 Arc User
    Hi Julia, hi team, great work.

    Love the glow option for the Golden Age emblems, that's so good, will toy with those. I especially love details like memory optimisation on the tails, as I can appreciate that's usually done via hard work or very clever engineering or usually both tbh.
    Also really like like increasing number of character slots and auction slots. Thanks for all this.

    There is one thing I do not love:
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    At 1st, I thought I was just being anal retentive or resist-to-change, but then I also saw what others said.

    Situation is, I know where my characters are at on my login page, in their static positions, which makes it easy for me to access them. When they start changing positions based on most recent login, now I don't know where they are, that makes it harder. That would be completely counter to what QoL improvements are for.

    Please re-consider this 1 issue. Everything else is great, I think everyone digs them.

    The glowing star emblem is going to be awesome, Imma make a teddy bear with that to do a Chest Beam attack, to stare! But please no to my characters running around on the select screen, they're already in their optimal positions, don't change that.
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  • xparibaxxparibax Posts: 123 Arc User
    My two cents:
    I like the character limit up and the auction house fix- YES PLEASE!
    the sort by log in? HECK NO!! multiple pages of guys - i like many of the others know where each guy is. if you wanted to sort them by level or when they were made... maybe. but log in? BAD IDEA. No thanks.

  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Posts: 1,344 Arc User
    in case my earlier feelings on the 'sort by login' change weren't clear...let me be more succinct:

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    if you REALLY want to make a QoL change...how about removing the useless fog of war from the minimap? it serves no purpose and it never did - it doesn't need to be there​​
  • kallethenkallethen Posts: 1,544 Arc User
    Huh. I'm in the minority I guess, I don't mind that change. But I think it'd be best as an option, not forced on all.​​
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  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 14,927 Arc User
    edited April 6
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    Hmmm...this is gonna make my vigilance process each week more awkward. I'll have to start writing down which ones I already did it on if I don't want to have to go searching through my toons to see who did it already. Right now I can just start at the top of page one and go down through each page. Assuming they "push down" each time a toon gets moved into the #1 spot then I guess I could start at the end of the last page and move my waybackwards... and then just gotta make sure I never hop on a toon other than the next one in line for vigilance. Not really a QoL improvement in that instance.

    For people with several dozen toons this could be neat, to get their currently most active toons to the front page, but I assume that some of them do vigilances the same way I do. I mean, if you can reorder toons like this, can you also give us some control over it? The thing people have been asking for is the ability to manually reorder toons on the pages. This would kind of get us there if maybe we had some sort of a checkbox that would allow us to turn this on/off when we want. What's the chances of that?​​
  • areeeareee Posts: 181 Arc User
    Order of last login.

    Hmmm, so I just need to log into the last of the list for Vigilence. It will move to the top and second last will then pop into last place. Kinda useful, if confusing most of the rest of the time.
  • warriordante24warriordante24 Posts: 13 Arc User
    edited April 6
    No, no AND NO! I have over 100 characters and I like knowing where they are ever since I started playing the game. If i want a certain character, I know instantly which page and row they are in. Switching it to last log in is a HORRIBLE idea. Do not implement it, period.
  • atherrisatherris Posts: 10 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    Please make this optional if you do implement this into live
  • qawsadaqawsada Posts: 493 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.
    I would prefer to not let this happen. I have +100 characters and I purposely made many characters in certain pages as theme pages. This QoL update will ruin this organization I made.
  • lezard21lezard21 Posts: 1,209 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.

    I rather this not plz.

    As you may be aware cause I have been spamming it everywhere, I've been trying to farm/buy the Therakiel Sword for 25k (yes, I'm advertising here now too!) for the past 6 months.

    When farming, I use up Vladic Keys following the order of characters through creation date, cause I can only do like 10 or so runs before I want to kill myself.

    Having the roster order constantly changing will make me cry, so please don't.

    Alternatively, you can revamp Therakiel Lair to streamline it and not be a pain in the buttocks to farm or mail me a Therakiel Sword and you can then proceed to sort characters by how many Costume Parts with the letter X they have if you want and I wouldn't mind tiger-26.gif​​
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  • gentlegiantvexxgentlegiantvexx Posts: 206 Community Moderator
    +1 Make the Last login organization an optional thing.

    I can understand finally being able to organize your toons based on how often you play them.
    I can also understand that being a problem for those with a high amount of toons they use and the organization can be disorienting.
  • lunnylunnylunnylunny Posts: 111 Arc User
    I'm perfectly fine with allowing the Sorting as an option players can turn on or off, so to switch between "Sort by last played" or the current "Sort by date of creation".

    However, if this is forced, it's going to make my life and the life of many others a huge mess. Anyone that has more than 50 characters will begin having issues finding that one character they havent used much. Maybe it's in the last page, maybe it's in the middle, maybe it's actually close to the start.

    Otherwise, really good changes and I'm happy to see them.
  • lezard21lezard21 Posts: 1,209 Arc User
    kaizerin wrote: »


    Auction
    • Increased result cap to 999 (from 400). Please try this out!

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    I posted 200 Gold Foil Special Item Voucher A (that I got from the debugger) before my eyes started to bleed out.

    It would be cool if more people would log into PTS and post more of this same item to help test the 400+ search feature.​​
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  • poptartmaniac#8493 poptartmaniac Posts: 131 Arc User
    edited April 6
    I am not liking the sort by login, currently even with a good pc and internet, the character portraits take a while to show, it's easier to login fast with the old way because you remember their positions based on date created, and it'll be very disorienting and annoying to find the correct character, sure we can get used to it after a while and probably won't care too much, but it doesn't seem like 'the better choice' to sort by last login, it just seems like it'll just cause more trouble, it also seems like one of those changes that are just, unnecessary.

    I'm cool with changes though, but I'll have to say I dislike this one, as someone who has 2 pages of alts. I think if this change is brought to live it should be optional, if it can't be done as an option then please reconsider not doing this.

    However I very much like all the other changes you have made here \o/ I'm specially fond of the auction house cap, if it works.
  • gentlegiantvexxgentlegiantvexx Posts: 206 Community Moderator
    edited April 6
    Suggestion:
    Organize by Time amount played on the character instead of recently played.


    I remember there being a command that tells the amount of hours you've /played on that character, could that time be used as an organizational interger maybe?
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  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 3,031 Arc User
    No to what Vexx said, unless optional.



    That’s the key here...optional. It’s oretty unanimous that no one likes this idea.
  • themightyzeniththemightyzenith Posts: 4,106 Arc User
    edited April 6
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.



    Account
    • Increased max character slots to 120 (from 100).



    Performance
    • Players should no longer get a message stating their drivers are out of date. If you get these messages, please check to see if they are still present on PTS.



    Auction
    • Increased result cap to 999 (from 400). Please try this out!



    Costumes
    • Golden Age Star and Golden Age Lightning Bolt emblems can be set to glow.
    • All tail costumes were changed under the hood for memory optimization purposes. This shouldn't change anything on the player end, but please give them a look.

    I like most of these and it's nice to have QoL upgrades. However, that first one is not at all what folks have been asking for.

    I get that implementing the system that players actually asked for is perhaps not possible, in which case I would advocate for leaving the character order as is, instead of it constantly changing. Please reconsider.

    The other changes are great :+1:

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  • deadman20deadman20 Posts: 1,494 Arc User
    Sorting by last played would be far too annoying for people with large character counts, but knowing that it can be done hopefully means the tech to sort characters in other ways may be something to look forward to. For now, just keep the default sorting method as is or allow an option to swap to the new one. Probably put it in a dropdown menu so it can be easier to add future character sorting methods to it.

    Also, yay, an extra 20 possible characters! \o/​​
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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 3,059 Arc User
    Ugh. It would be so much nicer if they were sorted alphabetically,
    kaizerin wrote: »
    UI
    • Characters in the select screen will now be sorted by last logged in.


    Costumes
    • All tail costumes were changed under the hood for memory optimization purposes. This shouldn't change anything on the player end, but please give them a look.

    Well, of course changing how tails work HAS to affect things "on the player end" since that's where tails go ;)
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