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NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Topic Start: August 14, 2018, 02:24:41 PM »
Hi all,

Following the announcement Tim made about the recent changes to the Message System (and how it uses scout reports as 'attachments'), he also shared the following:

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In about a month (once all the existing messages are finished going through the system), we will also be putting live some of the last code Tom worked on for BattleMaster before moving on to Might & Fealty: updated message-writing and message-reading pages. These are currently still unfinished, but have actually been available for general testing for years now. You can find the New Writer and New Reader in the /experimental/ area and test them out for yourself (you will want to copy those links) and give feedback, but be aware that they are still not fully complete.

I'd like to open this topic so anyone who wishes to give feedback on this new (unfinished!) message system, can post it here.

We thank you.
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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #1: August 19, 2018, 12:36:51 AM »
New Writer:

  • Missing the option to message "some" in any of the groups.
  • Location only has "everyone", "all nobles" and "region lord". Not allies or realm mates.
  • Is the "some" supposed to be replaced in the Conversations tab? It's unclear. Also unclear how to select many.
  • Apparently my OOC message to a random few people from my contacts list went out with char name and titles after my own in my signature.
  • Not enough information on each people to Select from in Conversations tab. Need to see titles, guild rank, some other info would be useful, maybe new columns or just added info on rank column.
  • Would like an option to show more (50-100 contacts at once), select all, unselect all, on the selection options of the Conversations tab. Ideally a select all on guild would send to everyone in guild. A select all in realm would send to everyone in realm. I don't know. There are problems like selecting advies in "all realm". However, if you give me the chance, I will only use the conversations tab. It's beautiful and amazing. Only problem with it is how many clicks to get there.
  • I can see Conversations getting pretty cluttered very quickly. Maybe offer us a way to order them or store them, or rename them?
  • Where's the in-realm message groups?

Basically, love the conversations tab.
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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #2: August 19, 2018, 03:01:04 AM »
It scares me.

The message system is what the game always used... it *is* the game.

I still use Win7.

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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #3: August 19, 2018, 03:51:25 AM »
New Writer:

  • Missing the option to message "some" in any of the groups.
  • Location only has "everyone", "all nobles" and "region lord". Not allies or realm mates.
  • Is the "some" supposed to be replaced in the Conversations tab? It's unclear. Also unclear how to select many.
  • Apparently my OOC message to a random few people from my contacts list went out with char name and titles after my own in my signature.
  • Not enough information on each people to Select from in Conversations tab. Need to see titles, guild rank, some other info would be useful, maybe new columns or just added info on rank column.
  • Would like an option to show more (50-100 contacts at once), select all, unselect all, on the selection options of the Conversations tab. Ideally a select all on guild would send to everyone in guild. A select all in realm would send to everyone in realm. I don't know. There are problems like selecting advies in "all realm". However, if you give me the chance, I will only use the conversations tab. It's beautiful and amazing. Only problem with it is how many clicks to get there.
  • I can see Conversations getting pretty cluttered very quickly. Maybe offer us a way to order them or store them, or rename them?
  • Where's the in-realm message groups?

Basically, love the conversations tab.

This is useful feedback.

It scares me.

The message system is what the game always used... it *is* the game.

I still use Win7.

This is not.

Not saying it's not valid—it's just not useful to me.
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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #4: August 19, 2018, 05:24:02 AM »
I'd add that marked messages aren't available yet either. I was delighted to come across a gossip option with the ability to applaud someone, and look forward to that feature getting flshed out.

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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #5: September 02, 2018, 02:51:58 PM »
I just quickly checked it out on my phone but the layout/working on mobile seems to be rather wonky for now.
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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #6: October 04, 2018, 08:15:02 PM »
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Tim, it wasn't clear if with the new reader I can still see *all* messages in one screen, and only after choose to see messages separated under categories.

This, and also...

How about a fancy "download" button where it instantly converts to .txt the last 30 days of sent/received/both messages?

I would also like to be able to sort from oldest to newest to oldest to newest on any message screen.
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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #7: October 04, 2018, 09:20:47 PM »
Yes and...

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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #8: June 11, 2019, 03:23:56 PM »
Reviving this topic.

We need more feedback please.

I know everyone is longing for a reply to list option. This is going to be it.

Test it out, provide feedback we can work with.

The more we can get this finalised; the sooner we can implement it.

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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #9: June 11, 2019, 10:24:28 PM »
From discord, posted here to help keep track of feedback.

 
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Jdodger:

my initial reaction is that its going to be much more confusing for new players with those very opaque tab names
the old message system, while imperfect at least is very clear in the intent of the things you need to click on
the new reader is even worse in the same regard
yikes
how is this supposed to improve the game? seems way harder to navigate, much less intuitive


Bronnen:

Excited about the reply to list option


Dodger:

that is definitely a good idea, but one that could be implemented without a bunch of opaque menus and submenus

Tourmaline:

Using it a few time and it makes good sense
I think the order of some tabs should change
like probably Personal should be the first tab
then under Hierarchy I would put Realm and then Military and then rest
What is really missing is a list of everyone in the selection, that is needed
When a message is sent it doesn't say who it was sent to which is weird
What is cool however is now there is a 'Conversation' that was created so I can easily message the same set of people again

jdodger:

New players are not going to use it multiple times in order to figure it out
If myself an only half retarded person who has played this game for years can't look at that and immediately figure out how it works it is way too complicated for new players

Tourmaline:

What do you think would make it more clear or intuitive?

jdodger:

way less submenus
If you're going to have a system where the things you are actually looking for are hidden and you need to click through multiple menus to get to them it requires that the initial clicks are extremely obvious as to their intent which at present they are not
At best when I look at the the initial selection of menus I'm making educated guesses as to what is within those menus. New players aren't even able to make educated guesses so they will be clicking blindly through menus to try to find the appropriate final click to send the message to the person that they want to send it to
The present system, which I do acknowledge is flawed, is not that terrible. at least it puts the Final Destination directly in front of you and while you need to read through a list of things at least it's right there on the same page and you don't need to click multiple times, possibly not even clicking on the correct thing to begin with, to find the Final Destination IE the person or list you actually want to send a message to

Tourmaline:

Well it's like the balance between not enough options visible and too many options visible lol
Like Realm, Council, Duchy, Region can probably be put together
So instead of Hierarchy you have just Realm and Military at the top

jdodger:

I'd rather have everything in front of me where I can see it rather than hidden behind multiple clicks which are not obvious to their intent

Tourmaline:

I really like the tab Organizations however
It's fine for that to be tabulated and more hidden and noobs won't have it anyways
maybe instead of calling it Realm call it General and also put Location under that

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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #10: June 12, 2019, 02:29:17 AM »
Reviving this topic.

We need more feedback please.

I know everyone is longing for a reply to list option. This is going to be it.

Test it out, provide feedback we can work with.

The more we can get this finalised; the sooner we can implement it.

Thanks.

Wait, we can now reply to custom lists?

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Re: NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« Reply #11: June 12, 2019, 02:29:05 PM »
Wait, we can now reply to custom lists?

Try out the links at in the first post. See for yourself.
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