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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.

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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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