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Armatone
03-16-2017, 01:52 PM
You need someone to watch for and fix the polish on the game.

To start with - after launching the client and logging in what is the sort order of the servers? It is never consistent. How about either have it sort by last played (ascending or descending) or by Server name? Or give us an option to have it sort the way the player feels best for them?

Next, about six months ago whenever I click on a server to select it the list shifts to the left (the bounding box remains the same size) making it hard to see the list.

These are just a few things that need fixed in the UX. They are all small but add up to a degradation in the user experience.

Sell the sizzle. Polish will help retain new gamers.

Nonesuch2008
03-20-2017, 06:15 PM
You need someone to watch for and fix the polish on the game.

To start with - after launching the client and logging in what is the sort order of the servers? It is never consistent. How about either have it sort by last played (ascending or descending) or by Server name? Or give us an option to have it sort the way the player feels best for them?

Next, about six months ago whenever I click on a server to select it the list shifts to the left (the bounding box remains the same size) making it hard to see the list.

These are just a few things that need fixed in the UX. They are all small but add up to a degradation in the user experience.

Sell the sizzle. Polish will help retain new gamers.

Sort order, at least at the top, goes by the last server that you logged into, then the current default server, and afterward the next most recent servers that you've logged into.

I think a lot of players have already forgotten how 3BC used to look, but when it was epified, the wilderness area got a lot of very noticeable artistic enhancements. There's lots of older content that could use a similar treatment, but one area that might be a good starting point are the loading screens. A few of them look dated now, much like a watercolor that has been bleached by the sunlight over time. This might be an easy way to add a little polish to the game without an excessive amount of monetary or time investment.

Mr_Helmet
03-20-2017, 06:20 PM
You need someone to watch for and fix the polish on the game.


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FranOhmsford
03-20-2017, 06:25 PM
Sort order, at least at the top, goes by the last server that you logged into, then the current default server, and afterward the next most recent servers that you've logged into.

Actually that's wrong.

I do weekly gold rolls on all servers and Wayfinder immediately goes back to the bottom of the list when I log onto any other server.

It's Last Server you logged onto > Default > Not sure how the rest are sorted, it's not alphabetical either.

Nonesuch2008
03-20-2017, 06:43 PM
Actually that's wrong.

I do weekly gold rolls on all servers and Wayfinder immediately goes back to the bottom of the list when I log onto any other server.

It's Last Server you logged onto > Default > Not sure how the rest are sorted, it's not alphabetical either.

Well, I did say the top of the order was set. After that, it does get haphazard, but the most recent servers I go to are normally right after the default. The distinction is that I don't have a toon on Wayfinder, so I'm not sure how that one sorts on the list.

Tscheuss
03-20-2017, 07:07 PM
Actually that's wrong.

I do weekly gold rolls on all servers and Wayfinder immediately goes back to the bottom of the list when I log onto any other server.

It's Last Server you logged onto > Default > Not sure how the rest are sorted, it's not alphabetical either.

Most recent server
Default server
Server in ascending order of Server ID number.

Wayfinder is last because Wayfinder is the last one added. Cannith also drops to near the bottom. A thread on an alternate DDO launcher will make that clear. :)