ATTN: 100 Paper Cuts Project (in General)


AdminLamuness August 24 2010 10:58 AM EDT

Hello all,

Today I would like you the community to get involved in an ambitious project: 100 paper cuts.
For those of you who've used Ubuntu, this may sound familiar. For those of you who don't know, a paper cut is and I quote "a trivially fixable usability bug that the average user would encounter".

I'm always hearing about "player retention this and that", "this could be better", "a new player will be confused", etc. Well, list exactly what it is here! I'll take the top 100 paper cuts and attempt to fix them. Vets and New Players are all welcome.

Note: Gentle reminder, this is about usability, not about "exbow is overpowered", "we need a new skill", etc.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 24 2010 11:01 AM EDT

A lot of times in the tutorial it gets stuck on the hiring a minion part and they keep hiring until they give up.

AdminShade August 24 2010 11:02 AM EDT

The tutorial is confusing for new players as well as veterans :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2010 11:13 AM EDT

Swapping charcaters messes up which fightlist is shown, confusing the Standard with the Favorites.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 11:14 AM EDT

sometimes when you pick a new character in the drop down box, it doesn't recognize the switch.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 24 2010 11:15 AM EDT

Often swapping characters doesn't actually swap them, so you still have the same character selected and have to select another character before you can actually select the character you want.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2010 11:17 AM EDT

When creating a new Training Set when you already have exisitng ones, the new Teaning Set once saved, the 'Load' button appears to the right of the name text, out of synch with the others, who are on the left of the name text.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 11:18 AM EDT

Yeah Nat, that's what I meant.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 24 2010 11:22 AM EDT

If you specify a character no matter what you try to do on the side bar, then next fight you fight if you click the fight link will be against the specified character, not whichever character you may have selected. The only way to get around this is to fight a different character through the inspect or recent battles page.

Titan, you posted that in-between the time I started my post and posted it.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 11:22 AM EDT

Sometimes if you want to go higher a long ways, you have to hit higher again and again and again. It'd be nice if we could just type in a score and it goes to the character with a score closest to that.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2010 11:24 AM EDT

Sometimes if you want to go higher a long ways, you have to hit higher again and again and again. It'd be nice if we could just type in a score and it goes to the character with a score closest to that.

Oh good god yes! :P

And the other suggestions for Fexy's fight thing! ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2010 11:26 AM EDT

The links are a tad too close for fat fingered Mobile play. ;)

Could they be spaced out to allow ease of touching the right link!

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 11:28 AM EDT

zoom in GL XD

QBOddBird August 24 2010 11:35 AM EDT

Rentals cannot be removed once added; it would be nice to be able to pull them back out.

An early loan retrieval would be nice too, particularly for forgers.

Not usability *bugs*, per se, but potential usability improvements

Demigod August 24 2010 11:51 AM EDT

Usability bugs... kind of like when NightStrike tries to help out and make a change, just to create 10 other problems as collateral damage every single time? Is that what you mean? No? Oh, okay. ;p

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] August 24 2010 2:56 PM EDT

after specifying a character to inspect, sometimes the fightlist doesn't go back to being a fightlist. it gets stuck on that one character that you specified.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 24 2010 3:39 PM EDT

Bug arbitrage!
Rated 1 to 5. 1 means it is probably difficult to fix quickly, 5 means it is probably fairly easy to fix.

Natasha (hiring stuck): 2
Shade: Not a paper cut. ;)
GL, Titan, Nat (Switching chars problems): 3
GL (Training set thing): 5
Nat, Tal (Specifed char bug): 5
Titan (higher specifed): 3
GL (My fight thing) : 1
GL (Interface tweaks) : 4
Oddbird (Rental removal) : 2
OddBird (Loan Retrieval) : 2

Wraithlin August 24 2010 4:14 PM EDT

A display for how long a team has been retired for. So you know if they are before the 4-9 day window or after. A simple "<4 days", ">9 days", and then the actual amount when it is in the 4-9 period is more than enough.

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 4:14 PM EDT

Usability bugs... kind of like when NightStrike tries to help out and make a change, just to create 10 other problems as collateral damage every single time? Is that what you mean? No? Oh, okay. ;p

:(

AdminLamuness August 24 2010 5:03 PM EDT

Come on community! I know you all have more ideas than these.

KittehShinobu August 24 2010 5:05 PM EDT

^_^ I may be able to think about one....

"People that actually make a thread should be able to delete comments in their thread that they make, or edit their own comments. ^_^"

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 24 2010 5:09 PM EDT

i would still love to see the issue taken care of where the vast majority of clans cannot clean up their clan walls! ; )

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 5:11 PM EDT

The latter two are issues with openacs modules, bboard in the former and general-comments in the latter. They are not issues with the CB side of our site.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 24 2010 5:14 PM EDT

Clans should be able to delete clan wall messages. At the very least I can do it just fine.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 24 2010 5:16 PM EDT

only works if the clan leader happens to be an admin.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2010 5:20 PM EDT

Nat secretly outed as Admin! ;)

Where's that green Tag... :P

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 24 2010 5:26 PM EDT

Clans>My Clan:
Doesn't display the amount of networth forged by clan members, only their CBD revenue, which is a useless statistic to track.

Clans>View Economic:
Displays clan rankings based on revenue, which doesn't matter there either. Bonuses aren't based on Xfer'd CBD. (I wouldn't get a bonus if they were.) That page should display amount of networth forged instead.

Finally, something trivial: Wiki pages should get capitalized titles by default. It's important to make the wiki look as "professional" as possible, IMO. It might be one of the first pages a new CBers sees.

ScrObot August 24 2010 6:04 PM EDT

Not sure if this qualifies as a paper cut or not, but it's similar to others already posted...

I'd like to be able to return a rental before the period is up. There's been times where I am stuck just sitting on something I don't need anymore during a month-long rental, just cluttering up a mule character. No refund or anything, just a straight up "return immediately" type function.

Underage Drinking August 24 2010 6:18 PM EDT

When buying more BA can the 0 be removed because 011 = 8ba purchased, the amount deducted is correct just the 0 is in the way.

At the Tattoo Artist, once you change a tattoo you are given 7 days, for everyday except the last the hours are displayed, Once it reaches < a day left for you to opt out and change it back there is no time frame

Add a note when we can re vote for the BM by appearing the next time we log on to cb as like a CM or a highlighted text from a drop.

Make an easier way to move money around from character to character, I always get cause trying to Loan money to myself

Move the option to sort your fight list by score or PR from the settings page to the edit fightlist page. or remove it entirely as it is moderately useless

hyperlink all equipped items to the wiki.




AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 6:21 PM EDT

011 is 9 for me

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 6:24 PM EDT

A leading zero indicates octal.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 6:26 PM EDT

figured something like that.

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 6:26 PM EDT

Regarding undoing, that's because we purge that table twice daily. So it's less than a day because it'll take place at some point during that day; we know not when. Within 12 hours, I would guess.

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 6:26 PM EDT

I Addressed returning rentals early when I added the loan return early feature in that CL post.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 24 2010 6:31 PM EDT

Bug arbitrage!
Rated 1 to 5. 1 means it is probably difficult to fix quickly, 5 means it is probably fairly easy to fix.

Natasha (hiring stuck) : 2
Shade (Tutorial better) : Not a paper cut. ;)
GL, Titan, Nat (Switching chars problems) : 3
GL (Training set thing) : 5
Nat, Tal (Specifed char bug) : 5
Titan (higher specifed) : 3
GL (My fight thing) : 1
GL (Interface tweaks) : 4
Oddbird (Rental removal) : 2 (remove?)
OddBird (Loan Retrieval) : 2 (remove?)
Wraithlin (Retire notice) : 5
Shinobu (modify forums) : Not a papercut.
dudemus, nat (clan wall delete) : 3
Eury (no econ nw) : 3
Eury (display nw forged) : 3
Eury (capital wiki pages) : 2
Naketivity (ba purchase fix) : 5
Naketivity (tattoo artist time) : 5
Naketivity (black market notify) : 5
Naketivity (switch default from char to char) : 5
Naketivity (something with score/pr thing) : 3
Naketivity (hyperlink items to wiki) : 4

AdminNightStrike August 24 2010 6:37 PM EDT

Move the option to sort your fight list by score or PR from the settings page to the edit fightlist page.

No

or remove it entirely as it is moderately useless

heh...

ScrObot August 24 2010 6:42 PM EDT

Show the time in addition to the date for log entries for previous days (for example under Recent Battles and Transfers).

For example, if I'm looking at my battle log at 12:01am server time, everything for the previous day only shows the date, not the time. It's minor, but it bugs me from time to time. (=

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] August 24 2010 6:43 PM EDT

There is something wrong with the google search bar. Like if you search for "Various Formulae" it turns up the correct page easily, but if you search "Various For" it doesn't even get close.

ScrObot August 24 2010 6:52 PM EDT

Thought of another one! (=

Received chatmails appear to be sorted by the delivered date, not the sent date -- so if you have a bunch of CMs waiting for you when you log in, they end up in a wonky order. They should be ordered by sent date (or delivered date THEN sent date if there's a reason to order them by delivered date at all).

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 24 2010 6:53 PM EDT

There is something wrong with the google search bar. Like if you search for "Various Formulae" it turns up the correct page easily, but if you search "Various For" it doesn't even get close.

on a related note, in the forums you can type in an exact quote and the google search will not show that thread.

ScrObot August 24 2010 7:27 PM EDT

On the 24 Hour Battle Summary page, include the clan (if applicable) next to the character names like it's listed elsewhere (such as the normal Recent Battles).

On the fight screen, when you win or lose, the opponent's name and clan are shown at the very top (e.g. "Beyond the Wheel defeated The Outlier (SeeD) after 3 rounds of combat"), and the name and clan are links. However, if you draw or stalemate, it doesn't show the character names and therefore links. Perhaps change the text in those circumstances so the name and clan is shown and linked (e.g. "Beyond the Wheel and The Outlier (Seed) battled to a draw" or something).

Many places on the Fight screen, numbers greater than 999 aren't formatted with commas. In certain cases they are formatted correctly (DM casts, TSA regens, SoC flashes, the entire Post-battle stats section), but most places everything runs together with no separators (DD and weapon damage, PL absorption, AS casts... there's more but that's all I see in my fightlist (= ).

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 24 2010 7:32 PM EDT

>There is something wrong with the google search bar. Like if you search for "Various Formulae" it turns up the correct page easily, but if you search "Various For" it doesn't even get close.

If you type "Various For*", it works. "*" being a wildcard character. (Makes the search include anything after "For".)

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] August 24 2010 7:39 PM EDT

Not sure if anyone will agree with this, but I find the left frame confusing in design. Vets are used to it, so it doesn't seem like anything. But we cram a lot of information in there and it seems to me like there is room for improvement.

My thoughts:
a) Rename 'Equip' link. Something simple like 'View Team', 'Examine', 'Stats', 'Main', or 'View' would be more descriptive IMHO since that is the main screen you want to see when you want to examine your team. Make it big and bold to draw the new player eye to it. Maybe even put it up by the player name?
b) Merge Weapons and Armor stores into one equipment store. Is there any particular reason we keep them separate anymore?
c) Move Black Market to Businesses. It just feels out of place in Community and I can't be the only one that forgets it all the time since it's off by itself.
d) On the 'Home' page: get rid of the notes box. It's out of sight and seems unnecessary.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 24 2010 7:52 PM EDT

The notes box is awesome. I would date it if I could.

ScrObot August 24 2010 7:56 PM EDT

Vaynard, the Notes box is quite useful for... notes. (=

Regarding the left frame, I think maybe a separate open thread or contest might be useful for that. I imagine a lot of people have a lot of ideas, if we could get a lot of suggestions we may be able to cobble them together into a great revamp.

ScrObot August 24 2010 8:28 PM EDT

What the heck, here's another:

I think it'd be nice if the weapon and armor stats in the wiki were standarized a bit more. I often have to read all of text to figure out if an item's + enchantments confer AC or not, some of the penalties are spread throughout the bullets, etc. The info in there is good, but a standardized "box" with the same info in it for all the items would be helpful in my opinion, especially for new players.

I would guess it would take a few iterations to get the set of "fields" right, perhaps a separate thread on this topic would be useful?

Also, there's some stuff in the wiki that is outdated and irrelevant (and marked as such), that should really be deleted or moved somewhere else for historical reference. For example, there's no need for anyone to know what the training costs were in 2007 unless you were specifically looking for that old information. (I know it's a wiki, but I'm not going to go blindly deleting things either. (= )

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 24 2010 8:34 PM EDT

The "Current" winning streaks page is full of old retired teams...

AdminNightStrike August 25 2010 12:35 AM EDT

There are a lot of good suggestions here.

QBOddBird August 25 2010 12:44 AM EDT

on Eury's note about retired teams, is there any way we can get those removed from stats? In the past I sometimes hunted down specific stats (read: vulnerable opponent minions) through the stats list and retired teams were all through it. Annoying.

Ditto if you want to use it to find teams with similar MPR. Or anything at all, really.

Also, how difficult would it be to also include an "in-combat" stats list? That guy whose stats say 20 STR might be wearing a ToA and really has 2m STR. It would help in finding stats by their actual size rather than their trained value.

AdminNightStrike August 25 2010 1:17 AM EDT

Putting retired parties into a separate realm is doable, but not trivial. Make it a 1.

QBOddBird August 25 2010 1:39 AM EDT

What about removing them altogether? They have no immediate bearing on the game other than record-keeping.

ScrObot August 25 2010 3:06 AM EDT

Whoever posts the most gets a prize, right? (In that case I should have split these into multiple posts...)

* When chat goes into "idle" mode, it briefly shows a message at the bottom beneath the input boxes, however unless you happen to be staring at it, you'd never know there was even an idle mode or how to reset it. If this sent you a PM or a status line in the PM window, that'd be much better. I didn't even know there was an idle mode until last week, when I happened to catch the message; I just thought chat got really laggy sometimes. (=

* Disable the jumping to the bottom of the chat window when a new message is shown while scrolling back. This is really annoying, I've just been select all > copy > pasting into a text editor if I want to read what has scrolled off screen.

* How about the ability to right click on a user's name in the chat user list and be able to open their user profile in a new window?

* Move that huge * Refer A Friend * link out of the top of the left frame. I think putting it as a normal link without a hover menu under Quick Links is a good place for it. I appreciate we want to get people to refer their friends, but it doesn't need to be where it currently is from a usability perspective, especially once you've been here for more than a couple days. It also takes up a huge amount of space, especially on a phone.

* Remove those ugly <HR> tags from around your username in the left pane and replace it with CSS top and bottom borders or some other styling.

* I know this is being worked on, but an easier way to get to chatmail in the left frame would be nice. It sounds like we'll have an icon that would indicate if we had new messages, if it was also present but grayed out (but still clickable) when there weren't that'd be nice.

* This is a bit more ambitious, but I think the home page could use some tweaking. There's a lot of good information there, but I think that both the left frame and the home page should feature things that are used on a daily basis. The Strongest tattoos, Referral bonus tracking, Most valuable items and Historical character stats are great, but I think they could go elsewhere and something else could be put on the home page. I know I'm always going to the Armor and Weapon sections of the Wiki, maybe links to that. Perhaps it's possible to figure out what the most visited pages are and adjust the left frame and/or home page accordingly, while still making it easy to get to some of this more detailed but less often used information.

* Make forum threads auto-close based on activity instead of just 1 month from closing. Perhaps 2 weeks after the last post?

Some lower priority nice-to-haves:

* This may be an Opera thing and is extremely minor, but if you go to the Equip screen and you don't have any unequipped weapons, the Armor tab is not "selected" until you click on it.

* Since chat now shows timestamps based on your local computer time (which is awesome (= ), I think it'd be nice to have a message shown during chat initialization with the server time. I'd also suggest a couple wording tweaks. Something like:

Click on the user list to send a Private Message to someone, or type their name in the "PM to:" box
Type /help to list commands
Existing rooms:
      carnage: 666 users
[17:25:44] The server time is: 20:26:08

* The sorting of users in the chat user list seems kind of random... perhaps alphabetize this list or sort by log in time (longest logged in at the top)?

* Be able to horizontally resize the chat window panes?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 25 2010 7:48 AM EDT

i would love to see warnings when someone trains a spell or equips a weapon that conflicts with the other explaining how the interaction works.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 8:03 AM EDT

A display in the special item shop to show which of the new supporter items we've bought for the 'discounted' price. ;)

Wraithlin August 25 2010 9:48 AM EDT

I want the following verbs added to the Fight Feed:

terminated (only if they have a killer robot on thier team)
lanced
pulverized
assimilated (possibly reserved for borg only teams)
kidney-punched
assassinated
squashed
decimated
keel hauled

AdminNightStrike August 25 2010 12:14 PM EDT

GL - huh?

AdminShade August 25 2010 12:22 PM EDT

I think what GL means is an overview which we can see for ourselves of which supporter items we've bought and which not (yet).

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 12:56 PM EDT

Existing Supporters could buy a new supporter item for a discounted price of 6USD (IIRC), but could only buy one at this price.

I'm not sure if I ever bought (for example) a BoE, so I could still be eligable to get my first one for 6USD (if Jon's not around much now, would we have to PayPal you NS?). But I might have already got one, back when they were released, in which case I'd have to buy them at the normal 11USD cost.

It would just be nice to know which one's I've bought, and which I haven't! :P

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 1:02 PM EDT

"After a lot of thought, I decided that the best fix to the supporter item rarity problem is to make old supporter items available for $11 USD.

(I freely admit that "makes Jonathan money" is one of the criteria involved in that "best" there. But not the only one. :)

So, just mouse over to Businesses and check out "Special items." Suggestions for a better name are welcome.

Details:

- there is no limit to how many you can get this way, although you might get tired typing your paypal password since you can only buy one at a time. (if this is a serious problem, it's possible to change this.)
- the "current" supporter item will still be available for $6, one per user at that price
- don't worry, this is not "items part 2""

6USD it was! ;)

I didn't realise, but you can do this automatically from the supporter page. I'll go get the changelog.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 1:03 PM EDT

Note that the buying-current-supporter-item-for-$6 for yourself or someone else code is finished, you no longer have to paypal me manually. Just go to the supportership page (one way is from the new Special Items business) and bob's your uncle

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 1:03 PM EDT

Papercut: Anyway we can get quotes to include line breaks?

AdminNightStrike August 25 2010 1:05 PM EDT

So....... no issue?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 1:07 PM EDT

;)

I've had a couple of terrible days with GCSE results, so I'm probably not explaining myself well! :P

Would it be possible to see in the special store if I've already bought an exisitng Supporter item or not? As if I haven't I can get one for 6USD instead of 11. ;)

ScrObot August 25 2010 2:26 PM EDT

* Clan chatmails ignore linebreaks. (Normal CMs handle them correctly.)

* Pasting something from Excel drops CMs halfway into HTML mode or something -- it replaces the linebreaks with <br> tags, but the < and > tags are converted to &gt; and &lt; so it is shown and doesn't actually do a linebreak. (It's possible this is an Opera thing as well.)

* Multiple casts of the same ED on the fight screen are confusing if you don't know how they stack. If you have two minions casting DM for example, the second minion shows the total combined value of the DM cast, not their individual cast value. If this could be updated to show their individual value with the total next to it in parenthesis, that'd be a lot more clear.

Currently:
Minion 1 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (843,151)
Minion 2 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (5,357,110)

Suggested:
Minion 1 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (843,151)
Minion 2 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (4,513,959) (Total effect of 5,357,110)

Wasp [Demon Forging] August 25 2010 2:33 PM EDT

Lammy forced me to write something here. So here goes:

Economic clans don't see what they and they're clan mates are currently forging for the past 24 hrs (or week) without manually having to look through the stats. It would be nice to see that implemented so it's the same as fighting clans. :)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 25 2010 2:39 PM EDT

Make the sidebar popout menus cooler looking. :)

Admiralkiller August 25 2010 3:00 PM EDT

Take out individual storage on characters, and allow each character to draw items from the same place. Allow this storage spot to hold the same amount of items as 5 fully loaded characters so there still is a max. Also have each item in it's own category. I know this is not essential or needed but it would help for those unorganized and cluttered folk like myself.

Admiralkiller August 25 2010 3:08 PM EDT

Also. I am not pleased with anyone's victory and I don't like giving anyone items.

ScrObot August 25 2010 3:39 PM EDT

Regarding linking items to their wiki pages from various places, one way to do this would be to make tiny icons for each type of equipment (body armor, amulet, shield, melee weapon, ranged weapon etc... not specific to each item itself) and that icon would be a link to the wiki page. This prevents the equip etc. pages from being a wall of links, and doesn't break named item javascript links.

I think this would also make identifying items at a glance a little easier, especially for newbies (what's a cabasset again? armet? cesti?). A side benefit of this would be the ability to remove the weapon and armor type header rows from certain areas on the site, like what you're renting on the Manage screen.

This could also go with Slayer's suggestion of item mouseover popups (like Diablo 2, Borderlands etc).

As with any potential "graphical" enhancement, I think we would need to make sure these are not cartoony, fit the "feel" of the site and are subtle.

Quick and dirty mockup:

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 3:40 PM EDT

Show the level that ? Enchantments cast at. Your team only is fine, if you want to keep the opponents hidden.

AdminNightStrike August 25 2010 4:15 PM EDT

That's not bad, Scro

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 4:26 PM EDT

Awesome Scro!

As with any potential "graphical" enhancement, I think we would need to make sure these are not cartoony, fit the "feel" of the site and are subtle.

Or...

We could make them areas where users can upload thier own icons too! :P

(Beating that dead horse. Flog.. Flog...)

Wasp [Demon Forging] August 25 2010 5:03 PM EDT

Those little icons are brilliant. Thats gotta be done...!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 5:35 PM EDT

With colour! :D

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 25 2010 5:54 PM EDT

Ablative shield on fight log doesn't have a comma in it.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2010 5:58 PM EDT

Should it?

Soul cast Ablative Shield on all friendly Minions (4195568)

ScrObot August 25 2010 6:26 PM EDT

When looking at a user's profile, the Retired Characters section has a "View All" link which implies that the list shown is only partial, but from what I can tell it shows them all in both places.

Either remove the "View All" link, or make the Retired Characters section on the user's profile only show 5 (or whatever) retired characters, making "View All" useful. (=

ScrObot August 25 2010 6:50 PM EDT

In training skills, there's already Train by XP and Train by Level which are great, but for some (Evasion and Archery come to mind) where it would be nice to Train by (Raw) Effect as well. (Maybe for Archery just "Train to 1.0 Effect".)

Currently if I want to up my evasion one level, I have to check the table in the wiki (which is close but I don't think 100% accurate), then do some extra math to take skill-boosting Elven gear into account.

ScrObot August 25 2010 6:52 PM EDT

I understand the need/desire to have some formulas and such not exposed, but I think that for a lot of things it'd be better if we had exact values from the DB/code in the wiki instead of guesses and observations. *shrug*

Underage Drinking August 25 2010 8:04 PM EDT

rather than showing the stacking of AS and DM and the like, why not say the team cast AS/DM etc. for (X), its one line and saves lives!

Wraithlin August 25 2010 9:59 PM EDT

Player vaults to hold all their items.

There is no reason we need an item limit, it doesn't allow anyone to be better than someone else.

If you want to keep an item limit per team for some random reason then at least have someplace to send all the extra items for storage.

Someplace that doesn't get autoretired.

QBOddBird August 25 2010 10:33 PM EDT

rather than showing the stacking of AS and DM and the like, why not say the team cast AS/DM etc. for (X), its one line and saves lives!

I heavily disagree with this. That is very useful information for someone seeing how AS stacks, how items effect a given minion's AS, and so forth. I'd rather have too much information than too little.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] August 25 2010 10:35 PM EDT

>> c) Move Black Market to Businesses. It just feels out of place in Community and I can't be the only one that forgets it all the time since it's off by itself.

Black market is under businesses, but only if you click businesses...

Zenai August 25 2010 10:52 PM EDT

Clan Tags: As a matter of honor everyone has some kind of mark seperate from the Clan Name that is representative of their clan everywhere.

Clan History: I think that Clans should have a History of Previous Members and Stats. IE X Member was here from Blank to Blank, highest CPs attained was blank. Highest Clan Score was blank.

Clan Namechange: The Ability to Change your Clans Name without having to disband(subsequently losing all CPs for whoever is currently or was previously in that clan) and any Standings they attained.

Clan Points: CPs should be per player(Personal) not permanently attached to the clan they were in when they got those CPs. It really sucks to lose X amount of CPs because a clan you were previously in was disbanded.

Clan Security: A Clan Leader should have the option to keep his clan from being autodisbanded because he has to do something in RL. Maybe a vacaion mode or. Fee for x amount of time.

Seperate Retired/Inactive Character Standings from Active Character Standings.

Milestone Bot: There should be something set in place to announce when someone hits a Major Milestone Stat,MPR and Tatwise. I've been doing this myself but I have missed a lot because of RL issues.

Demigod August 25 2010 11:03 PM EDT

While it's not really a usability item, I'm still giving a +1 to clan history.

AdminLamuness August 25 2010 11:49 PM EDT

From JS' thread:
Change the item drop text to use the god that you're following. For example:

Following god: Ulmo
Ulmo is pleased with your victory and grants you [insert item name]. Use it well!

If you're not following any god, then you're the one that finds the drop:

You find a [item name] in the grass on your return from the battle field.

QBOddBird August 25 2010 11:51 PM EDT

or amidst the bleached bones of your fallen foes! :D So much creativity could be had ;)

AdminLamuness August 25 2010 11:52 PM EDT

CM from WindWalker:

In the character standings page, use different colors for the regen rates. For example, 6/20 would display green, 7/20 would display blue, etc. It would let new players see how close they were to that next increase.

raikkanto August 26 2010 1:00 AM EDT

Some thoughts:
1. Distinguish between rented items and items you own. This can be a simple (R) tag before the item's name. Point? When forging/at the blacksmith you can be sure it isn't someone else's item you're upgrading.
2. "Specify..." could be improved to something like "Player search" by which you can search for either player or character, and could link you to a separate page rather than just listing them on the opponents list. Maybe that's just a matter of personal preference, though.
3. Remove old/outdated links. The community page, for example, points to sites that are quite archaic. To quote Antoine de Saint-Exupery: "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
4. Navigation could be re-arranged. For example, the statistics shown on the home page might be better suited for a section of their own under the community page, for example. The stats section could be replaced with, say, recent chatmail conversations and so on. Personally, I'd find that more useful and more organized.
5. While on the subject... chatmail is confusing. I believe that chatmail should work a bit more like a regular mail system. Give it its own quick link, and it can be like "Chatmail (1)" when you have a new message. Sometimes, you skim over the main page and you miss messages. That way, you wouldn't accidentally miss one. And maybe distinguish between what would be "chatmail" and "system notifications". I feel that a mail system could be used between players, with a "news/notifications" system could be used for system messages. Most other games I've played do employ something like this, and I find it works out well.

I assume, given the nature of the game, that many of the changes I suggest are a matter of preference and the veterans are quite accustomed to their old ways. I mean not to upset the system, these are merely my observations for a "fairly new player" perspective.

QBOddBird August 26 2010 1:13 AM EDT

I really like your suggestions, Rod, and ESPECIALLY this one:

2. "Specify..." could be improved to something like "Player search" by which you can search for either player or character, and could link you to a separate page rather than just listing them on the opponents list. Maybe that's just a matter of personal preference, though.

I hate specifying to look at a character and ending up accidentally attacking it because it is now (temporarily) on my fightlist. +1 to this suggestion being implemented please!

raikkanto August 26 2010 1:32 AM EDT

While I'm on a run, I guess here are some other thoughts that spring to mind.
6. Create an alternative to bot-checks? It's been quite a bit since I ran into a game that required them. At most, they can be slightly annoying, but I feel it might be unnecessary grief. I believe there could be more sophisticated macro detection options. Though I believe this might be a large and contentious topic, so I shouldn't dwell much on it.
7. Suggestion forum? I wouldn't know of one has existed historically, but people might be more inclined to suggest things if there's a specific forum for it. You could probably sacrifice the Debate forum if needed, seeing as it doesn't seem to get tons of traffic.
8. Re-arrange the forums under the forum list. Right now they seem a bit random, and I think a better order would be "changelog, general, new players, FS/WTB, services, contests, off-topic, links, debates" and maybe have some separator between game related and non-game related content.
9. In the home page, where it says "News", should it possibly list recently created threads in the changelog forum? I don't think I've seen it display anything since I started playing, so I don't know if it gets any use.
10. For the sake of neatness, in recent battles I feel the (F)'s should align. Be it to the left or right side, but it would look a little tidier if they did.

I don't know how many of these fit within the scope of "small" suggestions, but that's all of the stuff I could think of. For now. :)

raikkanto August 26 2010 1:37 AM EDT

10b. Or replace the (F)'s with crossed swords icon or something, if the game gets a small graphical update.
11. Editing of posts in forums? Restrict it to some forums (ie. not allowed in Public Records and such) and throw a "last edited on: ..." line after edits just to note that an edit had indeed occurred. Though this might not necessarily be a small/easy to implement feature.

Note: Sorry for the double posting.

miteke [Superheros] August 26 2010 12:08 PM EDT

To add to Zenai's list of clan features, how about a Clan Merge to merge two clans.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 26 2010 12:13 PM EDT

Give items different text colors based on rarity

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 26 2010 1:03 PM EDT

Grey and White? :P

IT's all about the Purples!

Oh and one Orange Legendary per realm! ;)

AdminShade August 26 2010 1:13 PM EDT

I want set items, in green! ;p

AdminShade August 26 2010 1:14 PM EDT

No really, finish the Mithril and Elven sets and make more of them!

Zippy August 26 2010 2:06 PM EDT

Scroll Bar for the left window too. If this was mentioned already sorry. I have a netbook and can not see the drop down menus entirely in the left window and there is no way to scroll without a mouse...
Thanks

Demigod August 26 2010 2:32 PM EDT

Ditto on the scroll bar. When using my lappie, I have to shrink the chat window until it's gone in order to view the left pane.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 26 2010 2:35 PM EDT

I don't think it needs a scroll bar so much as the drop down menu's should move up against chat, so if it would be cut off it shifts up until nothing is cut off.

Admiralkiller August 26 2010 4:13 PM EDT

/me agrees with shade.....!!!!
/me wonders what ever happened to the new item we were supposed to "maybe" get..

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 26 2010 4:44 PM EDT

Bug arbitrage!
Rated 1 to 5. 1 means it is probably difficult to fix quickly, 5 means it is probably fairly easy to fix.

Natasha (hiring stuck) : 2
Shade (Tutorial better) : Denied!
GL, Titan, Nat (Switching chars problems) : 3
GL (Training set thing) : 5
Nat, Tal (Specifed char bug) : 5
Titan (higher specifed) : 3
GL, Rod, Verifex, Novice, Eury, OddBird (http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002voo, http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002qqY) (my fight thing, the opponent/player search) : 1
GL (Interface tweaks) : 4
Oddbird (Rental removal) : 2 (done?)
OddBird (Loan Retrieval) : 2 (done?)
Wraithlin (Retire notice) : 5
Shinobu (modify forums) : Denied!
dudemus, nat (clan wall delete) : 3
Eury (no econ nw) : 3
Eury (display nw forged) : 3
Eury (capital wiki pages) : 2
Naketivity (ba purchase fix) : 5
Naketivity (tattoo artist time) : 5
Naketivity (black market notify) : 5
Naketivity (switch default from char to char) : 5
Naketivity (tweak to score/pr button) : Denied!
Naketivity (hyperlink items to wiki) : 4
Scr0bot (more precise datestamp in logs) : 5
Titan, dudemus (better google search of forums) : Not a papercut, Denied!
Scr0bot (chatmail received order) : 3
Scr0bot (include clan on battle summary) : 5
Scr0bot (link on stalemate) : 5
Scr0bot (commafy all numbers) : 5
Vaynard (equip link tweak to clarify) : 5
Vaynard (merge stores) : 3
Vaynard (put blackmarket back in stores) : 5
Vaynard (remove notes) : Denied!
Scr0bot (rework wiki) : Users can do this, in fact, I made sure all equipment had the same standard template, get to work users!
Scr0bot (update wiki) : Users can do this!
Eury, OddBird, Zenai (remove/separate expired teams from stats) : 1
OddBird (show current stats with equipment on) : Not a papercut, Denied!
Scr0bot (make idle mode more evident in chat app, CM is no-go) : 3
Scr0bot (disable jump to bottom of chat when new msg) : 1
Scr0bot (open users profile from chat window) : 2
Scr0bot (rearrange refer link) : 5 (NS must be on board)
Scr0bot (change sidebar formatting for name) : 5
Scr0bot, Rod (CM icon with number in sidebar) : 3
Scr0bot, Rod (redo homepage based on usage) : Need screenshot/more specifics.
Scr0bot (close threads based on activity) : 3
Scr0bot (fix equip page tab selected) : 4
Scr0bot (server time in chat) : 1
Scr0bot (reorder chat user list) : 2
Scr0bot (tweak chat words) : 4
Scr0bot (horizontal chat resize) : 1
dudemus (spell conflicts warning popups) : 3
GL (see supporter items/prices) : 2
Wraithlin (more fightfeed words) : 5
GL (quotes include linebreaks) : 2
Scr0bot (something with excel) : Impossible.
Scr0bot (stacking spell tweak) : 2
Wasp (current/better forging stats) : 3
Verifex, Zippy, Demigod, Natasha (make sidebar menus better) : 3
Mandos (unify storage across all chars) : Not a papercut, Denied!
Scr0bot (icons with links on equip page) : 4
GL (enchant level cast at) : 2
GL (upload user icons for equipment) : Not a papercut, Denied!
Scr0bot (retired users/view all tweak) : 3
Scr0bot (train by raw effect) : 1
Naketivity (show one line for as/dm) : Debate merit of this first.
Wraithlin (unlimited items for all) : No. (DB doesn't have enough room for crazies who collect daggers)
Meteor Phoenix (make black market consistent) : 5
Zenai (clan tags) : More detail needed.
Zenai, Demigod (clan history) : 2
Zenai (clan name change) : 3
Zenai (per user cps) : Not feasible, Denied!.
Zenai (clan vacation mode) : Not a papercut! Denied!
Zenai (milestone awards/notifications) : Not a papercut, Denied!
JS, Lamu (drop text shows currently followed god) : 4
Windwalker, Lamu (regen rates display different in stats) : 3
Rod (rented/loaned items have visual cue) : 3
Rod (remove old links) : 5
Rod (alt to botchecks) : More specifics/screenshot needed.
Rod (suggestions forum) : No, that's what this is. :)
Rod (arrange forums differently) : 4
Rod (use news more frequently) : 5
Rod (arrange fightlog more neatly or with icons) : 5
Rod (edit posts in forums) : Denied!
miteke (merge clans) : Not a papercut, Denied!
Slayer, GL, Shade (turn CB into WoW/Diablo 2, AKA diff text colors per rarity) : 3
Shade, Mandos (more mithril/elven sets) : Not a papercut, Denied!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 26 2010 5:31 PM EDT

So how close are we to 100? :P

ScrObot August 26 2010 5:38 PM EDT

Adding Slayer's suggestion since it didn't officially make it into this thread and we're not to 100 yet. (=

Have popups when hovering over an item (or it's icon...) a la Diablo 2 or Borderlands with some basic item information and a link to the wiki (and/or the icon itself would be the link).

Ancient Anubis August 26 2010 5:43 PM EDT

add coleader/cofounder to clans with control to various parts of the clan such as rituals, and accepting new members

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 26 2010 5:57 PM EDT

i still like the idea of being able to purchase at least one more ritual increment while the current one is running.

Wraithlin August 26 2010 6:16 PM EDT

We already have unlimited item storage..

You just have to unretire/retire characters, and you can have unlimited retired characters.

Since we ALREADY HAVE unlimited item storage, giving us a way to actually make use of our items >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the current items storage system.

ScrObot August 26 2010 6:17 PM EDT

Perhaps larger than a paper cut, but there's no way to swap out your clan character to a temp if you're going on vacation if your clan is full, so your only option is to nuke your own score before leaving. Not sure what the right answer is here, aside from making clan membership be based on your largest party.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 26 2010 6:19 PM EDT

Oh oh! In additon;

Being able to select to swap to another character without haivng to retire.

Obviously, it would have ot be smaller than your current character.

But it sucks not being able to make a new NCB, when you won't be able to stay in your guild, as they would still be overeven if your larger charcater left...

Zenai August 26 2010 6:36 PM EDT

Zenai (clan tags) : More detail needed.

A Set of up to 3 Symbols/Letters (or more?) that displays in front of a players name that would be (a different color?) a representation of their Clan in chat or forums. Similar to the Admin/QB Tags( I personally would deny Admin/QB from being used)

This would allow a player to be proud and represent their clan without having to change their name and having the fear of someone else taking it(out of spite or possibly ruining their reputation).

Not an argument just a few extra thoughts/suggestions

Personal CPs: Well why even have Yearly Stats and MVP Standings then if they will just poof when a clan disbands? It is a bit unfair to put in the work and lose it in an instant. I would say at least find a way to keep the Clan Points from going poof for each player if nothing else.

Milestone Bot: Why not dust off old Lumpy and put him to work in the Forums while scanning the Standings section?

Zenai August 26 2010 7:17 PM EDT

Clan Alliance Feature: A setting by Click of button/link by the Clan Leader to start an alliance. This would be on both sides of the Allying Parties. While in an Alliance Clan Members are reminded/alerted when they fight another member of that alliance.

Clicked fight on Character Failure:

Your Clan is in an Alliance with Clan Jago are you sure you want to continue?


I think this would make things easier for Alliances to exist

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 26 2010 10:39 PM EDT

Simplify the MPR cap for clans.

ScrObot August 26 2010 10:42 PM EDT

Train by XP and Train by Level allows you to put in a higher amount than you have; it'd be nice if it alerted you that you didn't have enough XP. (The way it works now isn't terrible, it just ends up doing the same thing as selecting Max, but I think it'd be nice if I'm trying to train to the next level of evasion or whatever but I don't have the XP to cover the full amount, it alerted me.)

Also, the values that you enter for XP or Level don't end up formatted with commas. (=

raikkanto August 27 2010 2:27 AM EDT

Some more:
1. I remember this script on the scripts page in the wiki that automatically scrolled down the fight list (such that you could just press enter/fight over and over). It's kind-of lazy, but we could call it a subscriber feature that can be turned on and off. I think this was the script: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/1434
2. It also added a total trained xp and other nifty goodies at the bottom of the train page. I think for transparency purposes this is a nice thing to have, given that PR weight is based on trained EXP (or so I'm led to believe. The wiki contradicts itself...)
3. I also think it has some form of auto-forging, and I guess it wouldn't be bad if the forge kept track of how many times you have performed a certain action for a given cycle in case you lose track of them in your mind.

ScrObot August 27 2010 4:46 AM EDT

How about the ability to sort the 24 hour battle summary screen by the column headers?

Display opponent score on 24 hour battle summary screen? (Not sure if there'd be enough room for this, especially if we add the clan in.)

Even if the score wasn't displayed, maybe when sorting on the opponent name column, it would order by score.

Or maybe the ability to turn score display (and maybe clan display) on and off, so if you wanted the extra info and didn't mind the wrapping to a second line, you could turn it on.

Wraithlin August 27 2010 5:34 AM EDT

How about a "Fight Entire Fightlist" button so that you don't have to hit up the server 20 times in a row, you just send one message to do 20 fights in a row, and it just parses it in with any other requests.

The downside to using this option is you don't get to look at the fights individually, upside is that there should be less server load and less of a hassle for players.

Ankou August 27 2010 11:07 AM EDT

Just for the sake of knowing, Fex's last list of cuts totals about 88

AdminLamuness August 27 2010 12:18 PM EDT

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the great suggestions. This is the count we're currently at. It's ordered by difficulty, not necessarily the order it will be fixed in. Waiting on Veri to triage the new suggestions. Suggestions that were cut/denied is not in this list. Keep them coming!
  1. GL (Training set thing) : 5
  2. Nat, Tal (Specifed char bug) : 5
  3. Wraithlin (Retire notice) : 5
  4. Naketivity (ba purchase fix) : 5
  5. Naketivity (tattoo artist time) : 5
  6. Naketivity (black market notify) : 5
  7. Naketivity (switch default from char to char) : 5
  8. Scr0bot (more precise datestamp in logs) : 5
  9. Scr0bot (include clan on battle summary) : 5
  10. Scr0bot (link on stalemate) : 5
  11. Scr0bot (commafy all numbers) : 5
  12. Vaynard (equip link tweak to clarify) : 5
  13. Vaynard (put blackmarket back in stores) : 5
  14. Scr0bot (rearrange refer link) : 5 (NS must be on board)
  15. Scr0bot (change sidebar formatting for name) : 5
  16. Wraithlin (more fightfeed words) : 5
  17. Meteor Phoenix (make black market consistent) : 5
  18. Rod (remove old links) : 5
  19. Rod (use news more frequently) : 5
  20. Rod (arrange fightlog more neatly or with icons) : 5
  21. GL (Interface tweaks) : 4
  22. Naketivity (hyperlink items to wiki) : 4
  23. Scr0bot (fix equip page tab selected) : 4
  24. Scr0bot (icons with links on equip page) : 4
  25. JS (drop text shows currently followed god) : 4
  26. Rod (arrange forums differently) : 4
  27. Scr0bot (tweak chat words) : 4
  28. GL, Titan, Nat (Switching chars problems) : 3
  29. Titan (higher specifed) : 3
  30. dudemus, nat (clan wall delete) : 3
  31. Eury (no econ nw) : 3
  32. Eury (display nw forged) : 3
  33. Scr0bot (chatmail received order) : 3
  34. Vaynard (merge stores) : 3
  35. Scr0bot (make idle mode more evident in chat app, CM is no-go) : 3
  36. Scr0bot, Rod (CM icon with number in sidebar) : 3
  37. Scr0bot (close threads based on activity) : 3
  38. dudemus (spell conflicts warning popups) : 3
  39. Wasp (current/better forging stats) : 3
  40. Verifex, Zippy, Demigod, Natasha (make sidebar menus better) : 3
  41. Scr0bot (retired users/view all tweak) : 3
  42. Zenai (clan name change) : 3
  43. Windwalker, Lamu (regen rates display different in stats) : 3
  44. Rod (rented/loaned items have visual cue) : 3
  45. Slayer, GL, Shade (turn CB into WoW/Diablo 2, AKA diff text colors per rarity) : 3
  46. Natasha (hiring stuck) : 2
  47. Oddbird (Rental removal) : 2 (done?)
  48. OddBird (Loan Retrieval) : 2 (done?)
  49. Eury (capital wiki pages) : 2
  50. Scr0bot (open users profile from chat window) : 2
  51. Scr0bot (reorder chat user list) : 2
  52. GL (see supporter items/prices) : 2
  53. GL (quotes include linebreaks) : 2
  54. Scr0bot (stacking spell tweak) : 2
  55. GL (enchant level cast at) : 2
  56. Zenai, Demigod (clan history) : 2
  57. GL, Rod, Verifex, Novice, Eury, OddBird (http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002voo, http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002qqY) (my fight thing, the opponent/player search) : 1
  58. Eury, OddBird, Zenai (remove/separate expired teams from stats) : 1
  59. Scr0bot (disable jump to bottom of chat when new msg) : 1
  60. Scr0bot (server time in chat) : 1
  61. Scr0bot (horizontal chat resize) : 1
  62. Scr0bot (train by raw effect) : 1

ScrObot August 27 2010 6:11 PM EDT

I think this is already under way, but the "real" clan points for your clan (which include subtracted CPs from rituals) is only shown correctly on the individual clan page; the CPs shown on the clan standings page are incorrect.

Demigod August 27 2010 6:16 PM EDT

Real = Net

Underage Drinking August 27 2010 8:36 PM EDT

lol mine are by no means easy, all 5's, man if i was only playing crib i would have a sweet hand

AdminNightStrike August 27 2010 11:43 PM EDT

scro - that's a lot of rework.. it'll take me a bit.

ScrObot August 27 2010 11:45 PM EDT

That's what I figured, I just wanted to make sure it ended up on this list if it was applicable. (=

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 12:46 AM EDT

1-yes
2-yes
3-no
4-no
5-no
6-possibly
7-no

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:03 AM EDT

61 - no. You can't do that in awt, which means we'd have to rewrite the whole chat client. Not a bad thing, but not part of this.

QBOddBird August 28 2010 11:01 AM EDT

Ooh! On the battle screen, what about a "CPs Earned/CPs Taken" stat? This would be more useful now that we have Clan Rituals that alter CPs, plus it will help to recognize when an enemy's clan stops earning bonus so that you can stop fighting them and concentrate on more important targets.

(This would help to assuage the "we got farmed into the negatives!" thing that I see pop up from time to time here in the forums, perhaps?)

Lochnivar August 28 2010 11:29 AM EDT

Like this OB?

Cash (total) $778
Healing cost -$14
XP (per minion) 108
Clan Points 6


coz you may want to glance at the current fight logs....

QBOddBird August 28 2010 11:41 AM EDT

Everybody please ignore my posts, I cannot read

my excuse is that I am from Alabama

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 28 2010 11:47 AM EDT

Distracted by those new first years? :P

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:30 PM EDT

49: why?

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:31 PM EDT

50: yes
51: yes

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:32 PM EDT

42: I had started to implement this, but Jon specifically does not allow clan name changes. It's not a matter of capability. I'll have to find out from him why that is.

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:33 PM EDT

17: yes

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:34 PM EDT

14: no

Phoenix [The Forgehood] August 28 2010 1:39 PM EDT

Also had a thought. Each day at cache flush, I'm asleep and my forging log gets wiped so that I'll only see if the item being forged is, say, white-hot. Sometimes it messes me up when I get up and continue as I'll forget whether I was quenching or heating. Is it possible to make it so that the log stays at the flush?

AdminNightStrike August 28 2010 1:49 PM EDT

Yes, it's possible, but that's part of flushing all cached data. If we didn't, we'd have a much bigger cache.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] August 28 2010 1:52 PM EDT

I know, but maybe just keep the last 10 lines of forge for the day if you forged?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 28 2010 2:10 PM EDT

Spoiler tags for the forums would be nice.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 28 2010 10:34 PM EDT


  1. Natasha (hiring stuck) : 2



  2. A lot of times in the tutorial it gets stuck on the hiring a minion part and they keep hiring until they give up.



  3. GL, Titan, Nat (Switching chars problems) : 3



  4. Often swapping characters doesn't actually swap them, so you still have the same character selected and have to select another character before you can actually select the character you want.



  5. GL (Training set thing) : 5



  6. When creating a new Training Set when you already have exisitng ones, the new Teaning Set once saved, the 'Load' button appears to the right of the name text, out of synch with the others, who are on the left of the name text.



  7. Nat, Tal (Specifed char bug) : 5



  8. If you specify a character no matter what you try to do on the side bar, then next fight you fight if you click the fight link will be against the specified character, not whichever character you may have selected. The only way to get around this is to fight a different character through the inspect or recent battles page.



  9. Titan (higher specifed) : 3



  10. Sometimes if you want to go higher a long ways, you have to hit higher again and again and again. It'd be nice if we could just type in a score and it goes to the character with a score closest to that.



  11. GL, Rod, Verifex, Novice, Eury, OddBird (my fight thing, the opponent/player search) : 1



  12. And the other suggestions for Fexy's fight thing! ;)
    http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002voo
    http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002qqY



  13. GL (Interface tweaks) : 4



  14. The links are a tad too close for fat fingered Mobile play. ;)



  15. Wraithlin (Retire notice) : 5



  16. A display for how long a team has been retired for. So you know if they are before the 4-9 day window or after. A simple "less than 4 days", "greater than 9 days", and then the actual amount when it is in the 4-9 period is more than enough.



  17. dudemus, nat (clan wall delete) : 3



  18. Clans should be able to delete clan wall messages.



  19. Eury (no econ nw) : 3



  20. Clans>My Clan:
    Doesn't display the amount of networth forged by clan members, only their CBD revenue, which is a useless statistic to track.



  21. Eury (display nw forged) : 3



  22. Clans>View Economic:
    Displays clan rankings based on revenue, which doesn't matter there either. Bonuses aren't based on Xfer'd CBD. (I wouldn't get a bonus if they were.) That page should display amount of networth forged instead.



  23. Eury (capital wiki pages) : 2



  24. Finally, something trivial: Wiki pages should get capitalized titles by default. It's important to make the wiki look as "professional" as possible, IMO. It might be one of the first pages a new CBers sees.



  25. Naketivity (ba purchase fix) : 5



  26. When buying more BA can the 0 be removed because 011 = 8ba purchased, the amount deducted is correct just the 0 is in the way.



  27. Naketivity (tattoo artist time) : 5



  28. At the Tattoo Artist, once you change a tattoo you are given 7 days, for everyday except the last the hours are displayed, Once it reaches less than a day left for you to opt out and change it back there is no time frame



  29. Naketivity (black market notify) : 5



  30. Add a note when we can re vote for the BM by appearing the next time we log on to cb as like a CM or a highlighted text from a drop.



  31. Naketivity (switch default from char to char) : 5



  32. Make an easier way to move money around from character to character, I always get cause trying to Loan money to myself



  33. Naketivity (hyperlink items to wiki) : 4



  34. hyperlink all equipped items to the wiki.ᅠ



  35. Scr0bot (more precise datestamp in logs) : 5



  36. Show the time in addition to the date for log entries for previous days (for example under Recent Battles and Transfers).



  37. Scr0bot (chatmail received order) : 3



  38. Received chatmails appear to be sorted by the delivered date, not the sent date -- so if you have a bunch of CMs waiting for you when you log in, they end up in a wonky order. They should be ordered by sent date (or delivered date THEN sent date if there's a reason to order them by delivered date at all).



  39. Scr0bot (include clan on battle summary) : 5



  40. On the 24 Hour Battle Summary page, include the clan (if applicable) next to the character names like it's listed elsewhere (such as the normal Recent Battles).



  41. Scr0bot (link on stalemate) : 5



  42. On the fight screen, when you win or lose, the opponent's name and clan are shown at the very top (e.g. "Beyond the Wheel defeated The Outlier (SeeD) after 3 rounds of combat"), and the name and clan are links. However, if you draw or stalemate, it doesn't show the character names and therefore links. Perhaps change the text in those circumstances so the name and clan is shown and linked (e.g. "Beyond the Wheel and The Outlier (Seed) battled to a draw" or something).



  43. Scr0bot (commafy all numbers) : 5



  44. Many places on the Fight screen, numbers greater than 999 aren't formatted with commas. In certain cases they are formatted correctly (DM casts, TSA regens, SoC flashes, the entire Post-battle stats section), but most places everything runs together with no separators (DD and weapon damage, PL absorption, AS casts... there's more but that's all I see in my fightlist (= ).



  45. Vaynard (equip link tweak to clarify) : 5



  46. ) Rename 'Equip' link. Something simple like 'View Team', 'Examine', 'Stats', 'Main', or 'View' would be more descriptive IMHO since that is the main screen you want to see when you want to examine your team. Make it big and bold to draw the new player eye to it. Maybe even put it up by the player name?



  47. Vaynard (merge stores) : 3



  48. b) Merge Weapons and Armor stores into one equipment store. Is there any particular reason we keep them separate anymore?ᅠ



  49. Vaynard (put blackmarket back in stores) : 5



  50. c) Move Black Market to Businesses. It just feels out of place in Community and I can't be the only one that forgets it all the time since it's off by itself.



  51. Eury, OddBird, Zenai (remove/separate expired teams from stats) : 1



  52. The "Current" winning streaks page is full of old retired teams



  53. Scr0bot (make idle mode more evident in chat app, CM is no-go) : 3



  54. When chat goes into "idle" mode, it briefly shows a message at the bottom beneath the input boxes, however unless you happen to be staring at it, you'd never know there was even an idle mode or how to reset it. If this sent you a PM or a status line in the PM window, that'd be much better. I didn't even know there was an idle mode until last week, when I happened to catch the message; I just thought chat got really laggy sometimes. (=



  55. Scr0bot (disable jump to bottom of chat when new msg) : 1



  56. Disable the jumping to the bottom of the chat window when a new message is shown while scrolling back. This is really annoying, I've just been select all > copy > pasting into a text editor if I want to read what has scrolled off screen.



  57. Scr0bot (open users profile from chat window) : 2



  58. How about the ability to right click on a user's name in the chat user list and be able to open their user profile in a new window?



  59. Scr0bot (change sidebar formatting for name) : 5



  60. Remove those ugly tags from around your username in the left pane and replace it with CSS top and bottom borders or some other styling.



  61. Scr0bot, Rod (CM icon with number in sidebar) : 3



  62. I know this is being worked on, but an easier way to get to chatmail in the left frame would be nice. It sounds like we'll have an icon that would indicate if we had new messages, if it was also present but grayed out (but still clickable) when there weren't that'd be nice.



  63. Scr0bot (close threads based on activity) : 3



  64. Make forum threads auto-close based on activity instead of just 1 month from closing. Perhaps 2 weeks after the last post?



  65. Scr0bot (fix equip page tab selected) : 4



  66. This may be an Opera thing and is extremely minor, but if you go to the Equip screen and you don't have any unequipped weapons, the Armor tab is not "selected" until you click on it.



  67. Scr0bot (server time in chat) : 1



  68. Since chat now shows timestamps based on your local computer time (which is awesome (= ), I think it'd be nice to have a message shown during chat initialization with the server time. I'd also suggest a couple wording tweaks. Something like:
    Click on theᅠuser listᅠtoᅠsend a Private Message toᅠsomeone, or typeᅠtheirᅠname in the"PM to:"ᅠbox
    Type /help to list commands
    Existing rooms:
    carnage: 666 users
    [17:25:44] The server time is: 20:26:08



  69. Scr0bot (reorder chat user list) : 2



  70. The sorting of users in the chat user list seems kind of random... perhaps alphabetize this list or sort by log in time (longest logged in at the top)?



  71. Scr0bot (horizontal chat resize) : 1



  72. Be able to horizontally resize the chat window panes?



  73. dudemus (spell conflicts warning popups) : 3



  74. i would love to see warnings when someone trains a spell or equips a weapon that conflicts with the other explaining how the interaction works.



  75. Wraithlin (more fightfeed words) : 5



  76. I want the following verbs added to the Fight Feed:
    terminated (only if they have a killer robot on thier team)
    lanced
    pulverized
    assimilated (possibly reserved for borg only teams)
    kidney-punched
    assassinated
    squashed
    decimated
    keel hauled



  77. GL (see supporter items/prices) : 2



  78. Would it be possible to see in the special store if I've already bought an exisitng Supporter item or not? As if I haven't I can get one for 6USD instead of 11. ;)



  79. GL (quotes include linebreaks) : 2



  80. Anyway we can get quotes to include line breaks?



  81. Scr0bot (stacking spell tweak) : 2



  82. Multiple casts of the same ED on the fight screen are confusing if you don't know how they stack. If you have two minions casting DM for example, the second minion shows the total combined value of the DM cast, not their individual cast value. If this could be updated to show their individual value with the total next to it in parenthesis, that'd be a lot more clear.
    Currently:
    Minion 1 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (843,151)
    Minion 2 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (5,357,110)
    Suggested:
    Minion 1 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (843,151)
    Minion 2 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (4,513,959) (Total effect of 5,357,110)



  83. Wasp (current/better forging stats) : 3



  84. Economic clans don't see what they and they're clan mates are currently forging for the past 24 hrs (or week) without manually having to look through the stats. It would be nice to see that implemented so it's the same as fighting clans. :)



  85. Verifex, Zippy, Demigod, Natasha (make sidebar menus better) : 3



  86. Make the sidebar popout menus cooler looking



  87. Scr0bot (icons with links on equip page) : 4



  88. Regarding linking items to their wiki pages from various places, one way to do this would be to make tiny icons for each type of equipment (body armor, amulet, shield, melee weapon, ranged weapon etc... not specific to each item itself) and that icon would be a link to the wiki page. This prevents the equip etc. pages from being a wall of links, and doesn't break named item javascript links.
    I think this would also make identifying items at a glance a little easier, especially for newbies (what's a cabasset again? armet? cesti?). A side benefit of this would be the ability to remove the weapon and armor type header rows from certain areas on the site, like what you're renting on the Manage screen.
    This could also go with Slayer's suggestion of item mouseover popups (like Diablo 2, Borderlands etc).
    As with any potential "graphical" enhancement, I think we would need to make sure these are not cartoony, fit the "feel" of the site and are subtle.
    Quick and dirty mockup:




  89. GL (enchant level cast at) : 2



  90. Show the level that ? Enchantments cast at. Your team only is fine, if you want to keep the opponents hidden.



  91. Scr0bot (retired users/view all tweak) : 3



  92. When looking at a user's profile, the Retired Characters section has a "View All" link which implies that the list shown is only partial, but from what I can tell it shows them all in both places.



  93. Scr0bot (train by raw effect) : 1



  94. In training skills, there's already Train by XP and Train by Level which are great, but for some (Evasion and Archery come to mind) where it would be nice to Train by (Raw) Effect as well. (Maybe for Archery just "Train to 1.0 Effect".)



  95. Meteor Phoenix (make black market consistent) : 5



  96. Black market is under businesses, but only if you click businesses



  97. Zenai, Demigod (clan history) : 2



  98. Clan History: I think that Clans should have a History of Previous Members and Stats. IE X Member was here from Blank to Blank, highest CPs attained was blank. Highest Clan Score was blank.



  99. JS, Lamu (drop text shows currently followed god) : 4



  100. Change the item drop text to use the god that you're following



  101. Windwalker, Lamu (regen rates display different in stats) : 3



  102. In the character standings page, use different colors for the regen rates. For example, 6/20 would display green, 7/20 would display blue, etc. It would let new players see how close they were to that next increase.



  103. Rod (rented/loaned items have visual cue) : 3



  104. Distinguish between rented items and items you own. This can be a simple (R) tag before the item's name. Point? When forging/at the blacksmith you can be sure it isn't someone else's item you're upgrading.



  105. Rod (remove old links) : 5



  106. Remove old/outdated links. The community page, for example, points to sites that are quite archaic. To quote Antoine de Saint-Exupery: "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."



  107. Rod (arrange forums differently) : 4



  108. arrange the forums under the forum list. Right now they seem a bit random, and I think a better order would be "changelog, general, new players, FS/WTB, services, contests, off-topic, links, debates" and maybe have some separator between game related and non-game related content.



  109. Rod (use news more frequently) : 5



  110. In the home page, where it says "News", should it possibly list recently created threads in the changelog forum? I don't think I've seen it display anything since I started playing, so I don't know if it gets any use.



  111. Rod (arrange fightlog more neatly or with icons) : 5



  112. For the sake of neatness, in recent battles I feel the (F)'s should align. Be it to the left or right side, but it would look a little tidier if they did



  113. Slayer, GL, Shade (diff text colors per rarity) : 3



  114. Give items different text colors based on rarity



  115. Zippy (Scroll bar for left window)



  116. Scroll Bar for the left window too. If this was mentioned already sorry. I have a netbook and can not see the drop down menus entirely in the left window and there is no way to scroll without a mouse



  117. Scrobot, Slayer (Popup when hovering on item or icon w/ info and wiki link)



  118. Have popups when hovering over an item (or it's icon...) a la Diablo 2 or Borderlands with some basic item information and a link to the wiki (and/or the icon itself would be the link).



  119. ImmortalAA (clan co-leaders/officers)



  120. add coleader/cofounder to clans with control to various parts of the clan such as rituals, and accepting new members



  121. dudemus (purchase additional ritual increments)



  122. i still like the idea of being able to purchase at least one more ritual increment while the current one is running.



  123. GL (clan character switching)



  124. Being able to select to swap to another character without haivng to retire. Obviously, it would have ot be smaller than your current character.



  125. Zenai (Clan Alliances)



  126. Clan Alliance Feature: A setting by Click of button/link by the Clan Leader to start an alliance. This would be on both sides of the Allying Parties. While in an Alliance Clan Members are reminded/alerted when they fight another member of that alliance.



  127. Slayer (Simplified MPR cap for clans)



  128. Simplify the MPR cap for clans.



  129. Scrobot (Train by XP issues)



  130. Train by XP and Train by Level allows you to put in a higher amount than you have; it'd be nice if it alerted you that you didn't have enough XP. (The way it works now isn't terrible, it just ends up doing the same thing as selecting Max, but I think it'd be nice if I'm trying to train to the next level of evasion or whatever but I don't have the XP to cover the full amount, it alerted me.)



  131. Rod (Total trained XP)



  132. It also added a total trained xp and other nifty goodies at the bottom of the train page. I think for transparency purposes this is a nice thing to have, given that PR weight is based on trained EXP (or so I'm led to believe. The wiki contradicts itself



  133. Rod (Better tracking of actions in forge)



  134. I also think it has some form of auto-forging, and I guess it wouldn't be bad if the forge kept track of how many times you have performed a certain action for a given cycle in case you lose track of them in your mind.



  135. Scrobot (Sorting 24hr fight log by column)



  136. How about the ability to sort the 24 hour battle summary screen by the column headers?



  137. Wraithlin (Fight entire fightlist)



  138. How about a "Fight Entire Fightlist" button so that you don't have to hit up the server 20 times in a row, you just send one message to do 20 fights in a row, and it just parses it in with any other requests.ᅠ



  139. Scrobot (CP displays)



  140. I think this is already under way, but the "real" clan points for your clan (which include subtracted CPs from rituals) is only shown correctly on the individual clan page; the CPs shown on the clan standings page are incorrect.



  141. Slayer (Spoiler tags)



  142. Spoiler tags for the forums would be nice.

horseguy001 [Battle Royale] August 28 2010 11:20 PM EDT

In the store when you don't have enough money for an equip the box disappears and the text is no longer lined up. Maybe just put a grayed out box instead? I think it would look a lot neater that way.

ScrObot August 28 2010 11:32 PM EDT

Add a "Move Right" button to the first minion on the training screen (ideally on all of them, except the last minion obviously). Having only "Move Left" starting on the second minion is confusing.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] August 29 2010 12:20 AM EDT

When you retire/unretire a character, the active characters list doesn't update. You need to reload the frame to get it updated.

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] August 29 2010 12:45 AM EDT

how about being able to change the web page link in your profile. atm there isn't a way to do that or if so i can't see one.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] August 29 2010 9:06 AM EDT

Have searching for users also search through aliases too, maybe put the matching alias in parenthesis after the users current name.

QBOddBird August 29 2010 9:08 AM EDT

MonkeyMandate: Settings > Basic Information > Update

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 9:55 AM EDT

69 - you've got to be kidding...

Zenai August 29 2010 11:02 AM EDT

How about under the Clans Quick Link there is a Hyperlink the the Clans Section of the Wiki.

Could the Chatmail Link in Community be moved to the Top since more often than not that is what is be looked for in the first place(when the hover menu either doesn't appear or community is Clicked.)

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 11:06 AM EDT

How about under the Clans Quick Link there is a Hyperlink the the Clans Section of the Wiki.

Why?

Could the Chatmail Link in Community be moved to the Top since more often than not that is what is be looked for in the first place(when the hover menu either doesn't appear or community is Clicked.)

No

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 11:09 AM EDT

This is an example of a good suggestion:

#
Titan (higher specifed) : 3


Sometimes if you want to go higher a long ways, you have to hit higher again and again and again. It'd be nice if we could just type in a score and it goes to the character with a score closest to that.

Zenai August 29 2010 11:18 AM EDT

How about under the Clans Quick Link there is a Hyperlink the the Clans Section of the Wiki.

Why?

Honestly I did not know there was a format to use for suggestions. Also I thought this would have been a bit self evident. Info for Clans in the Clans Quicklink Section only makes sense to me but of course I am weird so maybe not.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] August 29 2010 11:38 AM EDT

You could call my alias search suggestion the GW Amendment ;).

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 11:43 AM EDT

Z, there's no prescribed format. I just meant that it was a really good suggestion in terms of applicability, ease of implementation, quality of idea, etc.

Also, for the wiki thing, nothing else has that. There's no wiki link for auctions under the auction menu, for example.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 29 2010 2:17 PM EDT

Along with some of the other visual cue requests, having the (Get More) link be one color when you have BA to purchase, and another when you do not would be nice.

raikkanto August 29 2010 2:32 PM EDT

[quote] Along with some of the other visual cue requests, having the (Get More) link be one color when you have BA to purchase, and another when you do not would be nice. [/quote]

Alternatively, maybe the (get more) link just fades away once you have gotten all your BA?

While on it, you could save a teensy bit of space by having it be "BA: XXX (get more)" i.e. it being a single line.

Not sure if we need to get more space on the left pane, but that saves one line.

Zenai August 29 2010 2:34 PM EDT

I agree with Slayer on that, it would be something cool to have.

NS: My thought was all Clan Stuff together in that Quick Link since there is only a few things in it anyway and it would be easy to use. Looking for Clan Info hit the Clans Quick Link and all things clan related is there instead of Hit Help!, search, Click this and that for the info.

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 4:57 PM EDT

If 66 is just saying to put a "total trained XP" somewhere on the train page (per minion and per party), then this is ok.

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 4:59 PM EDT

For 8, I thought I put the retired date already on the display of retired parties...

AdminNightStrike August 29 2010 5:05 PM EDT

Looks like it got removed somehow. I put it back in. You can now see the retired date on your character view page.

Newlin [SeeD] August 29 2010 7:52 PM EDT

I'm not sure if this would be difficult or not but the ability to upload a user or character picture from your phone would be nice.

raikkanto August 30 2010 3:27 AM EDT

Fix PR/MPR links on equip page.

Note: Yeah. Just displaying total trained EXP would be fantastic.

AdminNightStrike August 30 2010 3:37 AM EDT

Fix PR/MPR links on equip page.

Er... Why did people try to redirect Power Rating to Power? Why not just put all that content under the properly named page? I'm going to say this is a wiki fix, not a link fix. PR means Power Rating. It's a PR stat, not a P stat.

TheHatchetman August 30 2010 4:32 AM EDT

with or without the R... if you have no MP, you can't cast spells or use special abilities ;)

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 30 2010 5:21 AM EDT

If we use a named item in the salvage yard can we get the remaining time and the name changed to the main weapon we are changing?

Wasp [Demon Forging] August 30 2010 7:08 AM EDT

I got another one. Not sure if anyone else gets this but when I first start forging on my phone in the morning it just refreshes the page BUT it costs me a BA. So although it's still cool to touch, I only have 159 BA.. Strange :)

QBOddBird August 30 2010 9:25 AM EDT

Er... Why did people try to redirect Power Rating to Power? Why not just put all that content under the properly named page? I'm going to say this is a wiki fix, not a link fix. PR means Power Rating. It's a PR stat, not a P stat.

Just looking at the page histories from a quick glance, Power and Minion Power came first and all the links from other pages direct to them; I think it's just a case of "MPR page was formed, instead of changing all the links to MP to go to MPR, we'll just linked MPR to MP."

When I get home tonight, if it hasn't already been done, I'll go through and copy over the information and change the links to redirect to the appropriate pages.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 30 2010 10:25 PM EDT

Somewhere, either on the Equip or Train page, there could be a summary of the total bonuses/maluses that come with your current equipped gear. (On each minion, not the team as a whole.)

AdminNightStrike August 30 2010 11:05 PM EDT

OB,

If you delete the current PR/MPR pages, and then rename the P and MP pages, it *should* edit all the links for you.

At least, most wikis do that kind of thing.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 31 2010 12:00 AM EDT

If we use a named item in the salvage yard can we get the remaining time and the name changed to the main weapon we are changing?

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 12:05 AM EDT

That should already happen. Or, are you saying you want the naming on the sacrificed item to transfer over?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 August 31 2010 12:46 AM EDT


  1. Natasha (hiring stuck) : 2



  2. A lot of times in the tutorial it gets stuck on the hiring a minion part and they keep hiring until they give up.



  3. GL, Titan, Nat (Switching chars problems) : 3



  4. Often swapping characters doesn't actually swap them, so you still have the same character selected and have to select another character before you can actually select the character you want.



  5. GL (Training set thing) : 5



  6. When creating a new Training Set when you already have exisitng ones, the new Teaning Set once saved, the 'Load' button appears to the right of the name text, out of synch with the others, who are on the left of the name text.



  7. Nat, Tal (Specifed char bug) : 5



  8. If you specify a character no matter what you try to do on the side bar, then next fight you fight if you click the fight link will be against the specified character, not whichever character you may have selected. The only way to get around this is to fight a different character through the inspect or recent battles page.



  9. Titan (higher specifed) : 3



  10. Sometimes if you want to go higher a long ways, you have to hit higher again and again and again. It'd be nice if we could just type in a score and it goes to the character with a score closest to that.



  11. GL, Rod, Verifex, Novice, Eury, OddBird (my fight thing, the opponent/player search) : 1



  12. And the other suggestions for Fexy's fight thing! ;)
    http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002voo
    http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002qqY



  13. GL (Interface tweaks) : 4



  14. The links are a tad too close for fat fingered Mobile play. ;)



  15. dudemus, nat (clan wall delete) : 3



  16. Clans should be able to delete clan wall messages.



  17. Eury (no econ nw) : 3



  18. Clans>My Clan:
    Doesn't display the amount of networth forged by clan members, only their CBD revenue, which is a useless statistic to track.



  19. Eury (display nw forged) : 3



  20. Clans>View Economic:
    Displays clan rankings based on revenue, which doesn't matter there either. Bonuses aren't based on Xfer'd CBD. (I wouldn't get a bonus if they were.) That page should display amount of networth forged instead.



  21. Naketivity (tattoo artist time) : 5



  22. At the Tattoo Artist, once you change a tattoo you are given 7 days, for everyday except the last the hours are displayed, Once it reaches less than a day left for you to opt out and change it back there is no time frame



  23. Naketivity (black market notify) : 5



  24. Add a note when we can re vote for the BM by appearing the next time we log on to cb as like a CM or a highlighted text from a drop.



  25. Naketivity (hyperlink items to wiki) : 4



  26. hyperlink all equipped items to the wiki.ᅠ



  27. Scr0bot (more precise datestamp in logs) : 5



  28. Show the time in addition to the date for log entries for previous days (for example under Recent Battles and Transfers).



  29. Scr0bot (chatmail received order) : 3



  30. Received chatmails appear to be sorted by the delivered date, not the sent date -- so if you have a bunch of CMs waiting for you when you log in, they end up in a wonky order. They should be ordered by sent date (or delivered date THEN sent date if there's a reason to order them by delivered date at all).



  31. Scr0bot (include clan on battle summary) : 5



  32. On the 24 Hour Battle Summary page, include the clan (if applicable) next to the character names like it's listed elsewhere (such as the normal Recent Battles).



  33. Scr0bot (link on stalemate) : 5



  34. On the fight screen, when you win or lose, the opponent's name and clan are shown at the very top (e.g. "Beyond the Wheel defeated The Outlier (SeeD) after 3 rounds of combat"), and the name and clan are links. However, if you draw or stalemate, it doesn't show the character names and therefore links. Perhaps change the text in those circumstances so the name and clan is shown and linked (e.g. "Beyond the Wheel and The Outlier (Seed) battled to a draw" or something).



  35. Scr0bot (commafy all numbers) : 5



  36. Many places on the Fight screen, numbers greater than 999 aren't formatted with commas. In certain cases they are formatted correctly (DM casts, TSA regens, SoC flashes, the entire Post-battle stats section), but most places everything runs together with no separators (DD and weapon damage, PL absorption, AS casts... there's more but that's all I see in my fightlist (= ).



  37. Vaynard (equip link tweak to clarify) : 5



  38. ) Rename 'Equip' link. Something simple like 'View Team', 'Examine', 'Stats', 'Main', or 'View' would be more descriptive IMHO since that is the main screen you want to see when you want to examine your team. Make it big and bold to draw the new player eye to it. Maybe even put it up by the player name?



  39. Vaynard (merge stores) : 3



  40. b) Merge Weapons and Armor stores into one equipment store. Is there any particular reason we keep them separate anymore?ᅠ



  41. Vaynard (put blackmarket back in stores) : 5



  42. c) Move Black Market to Businesses. It just feels out of place in Community and I can't be the only one that forgets it all the time since it's off by itself.



  43. Eury, OddBird, Zenai (remove/separate expired teams from stats) : 1



  44. The "Current" winning streaks page is full of old retired teams



  45. Scr0bot (make idle mode more evident in chat app, CM is no-go) : 3



  46. When chat goes into "idle" mode, it briefly shows a message at the bottom beneath the input boxes, however unless you happen to be staring at it, you'd never know there was even an idle mode or how to reset it. If this sent you a PM or a status line in the PM window, that'd be much better. I didn't even know there was an idle mode until last week, when I happened to catch the message; I just thought chat got really laggy sometimes. (=



  47. Scr0bot (disable jump to bottom of chat when new msg) : 1



  48. Disable the jumping to the bottom of the chat window when a new message is shown while scrolling back. This is really annoying, I've just been select all > copy > pasting into a text editor if I want to read what has scrolled off screen.



  49. Scr0bot (open users profile from chat window) : 2



  50. How about the ability to right click on a user's name in the chat user list and be able to open their user profile in a new window?



  51. Scr0bot (change sidebar formatting for name) : 5



  52. Remove those ugly tags from around your username in the left pane and replace it with CSS top and bottom borders or some other styling.



  53. Scr0bot, Rod (CM icon with number in sidebar) : 3



  54. I know this is being worked on, but an easier way to get to chatmail in the left frame would be nice. It sounds like we'll have an icon that would indicate if we had new messages, if it was also present but grayed out (but still clickable) when there weren't that'd be nice.



  55. Scr0bot (close threads based on activity) : 3



  56. Make forum threads auto-close based on activity instead of just 1 month from closing. Perhaps 2 weeks after the last post?



  57. Scr0bot (fix equip page tab selected) : 4



  58. This may be an Opera thing and is extremely minor, but if you go to the Equip screen and you don't have any unequipped weapons, the Armor tab is not "selected" until you click on it.



  59. Scr0bot (server time in chat) : 1



  60. Since chat now shows timestamps based on your local computer time (which is awesome (= ), I think it'd be nice to have a message shown during chat initialization with the server time. I'd also suggest a couple wording tweaks. Something like:
    Click on theᅠuser listᅠtoᅠsend a Private Message toᅠsomeone, or typeᅠtheirᅠname in the"PM to:"ᅠbox
    Type /help to list commands
    Existing rooms:
    carnage: 666 users
    [17:25:44] The server time is: 20:26:08



  61. Scr0bot (reorder chat user list) : 2



  62. The sorting of users in the chat user list seems kind of random... perhaps alphabetize this list or sort by log in time (longest logged in at the top)?



  63. dudemus (spell conflicts warning popups) : 3



  64. i would love to see warnings when someone trains a spell or equips a weapon that conflicts with the other explaining how the interaction works.



  65. Wraithlin (more fightfeed words) : 5



  66. I want the following verbs added to the Fight Feed:
    terminated (only if they have a killer robot on thier team)
    lanced
    pulverized
    assimilated (possibly reserved for borg only teams)
    kidney-punched
    assassinated
    squashed
    decimated
    keel hauled



  67. GL (see supporter items/prices) : 2



  68. Would it be possible to see in the special store if I've already bought an exisitng Supporter item or not? As if I haven't I can get one for 6USD instead of 11. ;)



  69. GL (quotes include linebreaks) : 2



  70. Anyway we can get quotes to include line breaks?



  71. Scr0bot (stacking spell tweak) : 2



  72. Multiple casts of the same ED on the fight screen are confusing if you don't know how they stack. If you have two minions casting DM for example, the second minion shows the total combined value of the DM cast, not their individual cast value. If this could be updated to show their individual value with the total next to it in parenthesis, that'd be a lot more clear.
    Currently:
    Minion 1 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (843,151)
    Minion 2 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (5,357,110)
    Suggested:
    Minion 1 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (843,151)
    Minion 2 cast Dispel Magic on all enemy Minions (4,513,959) (Total effect of 5,357,110)



  73. Wasp (current/better forging stats) : 3



  74. Economic clans don't see what they and they're clan mates are currently forging for the past 24 hrs (or week) without manually having to look through the stats. It would be nice to see that implemented so it's the same as fighting clans. :)



  75. Verifex, Zippy, Demigod, Natasha (make sidebar menus better) : 3



  76. Make the sidebar popout menus cooler looking



  77. Scr0bot (icons with links on equip page) : 4



  78. Regarding linking items to their wiki pages from various places, one way to do this would be to make tiny icons for each type of equipment (body armor, amulet, shield, melee weapon, ranged weapon etc... not specific to each item itself) and that icon would be a link to the wiki page. This prevents the equip etc. pages from being a wall of links, and doesn't break named item javascript links.
    I think this would also make identifying items at a glance a little easier, especially for newbies (what's a cabasset again? armet? cesti?). A side benefit of this would be the ability to remove the weapon and armor type header rows from certain areas on the site, like what you're renting on the Manage screen.
    This could also go with Slayer's suggestion of item mouseover popups (like Diablo 2, Borderlands etc).
    As with any potential "graphical" enhancement, I think we would need to make sure these are not cartoony, fit the "feel" of the site and are subtle.
    Quick and dirty mockup:




  79. GL (enchant level cast at) : 2



  80. Show the level that ? Enchantments cast at. Your team only is fine, if you want to keep the opponents hidden.



  81. Scr0bot (retired users/view all tweak) : 3



  82. When looking at a user's profile, the Retired Characters section has a "View All" link which implies that the list shown is only partial, but from what I can tell it shows them all in both places.



  83. Scr0bot (train by raw effect) : 1



  84. In training skills, there's already Train by XP and Train by Level which are great, but for some (Evasion and Archery come to mind) where it would be nice to Train by (Raw) Effect as well. (Maybe for Archery just "Train to 1.0 Effect".)



  85. Meteor Phoenix (make black market consistent) : 5



  86. Black market is under businesses, but only if you click businesses



  87. Zenai, Demigod (clan history) : 2



  88. Clan History: I think that Clans should have a History of Previous Members and Stats. IE X Member was here from Blank to Blank, highest CPs attained was blank. Highest Clan Score was blank.



  89. JS, Lamu (drop text shows currently followed god) : 4



  90. Change the item drop text to use the god that you're following



  91. Windwalker, Lamu (regen rates display different in stats) : 3



  92. In the character standings page, use different colors for the regen rates. For example, 6/20 would display green, 7/20 would display blue, etc. It would let new players see how close they were to that next increase.



  93. Rod (rented/loaned items have visual cue) : 3



  94. Distinguish between rented items and items you own. This can be a simple (R) tag before the item's name. Point? When forging/at the blacksmith you can be sure it isn't someone else's item you're upgrading.



  95. Rod (remove old links) : 5



  96. Remove old/outdated links. The community page, for example, points to sites that are quite archaic. To quote Antoine de Saint-Exupery: "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."



  97. Rod (arrange forums differently) : 4



  98. arrange the forums under the forum list. Right now they seem a bit random, and I think a better order would be "changelog, general, new players, FS/WTB, services, contests, off-topic, links, debates" and maybe have some separator between game related and non-game related content.



  99. Rod (use news more frequently) : 5



  100. In the home page, where it says "News", should it possibly list recently created threads in the changelog forum? I don't think I've seen it display anything since I started playing, so I don't know if it gets any use.



  101. Rod (arrange fightlog more neatly or with icons) : 5



  102. For the sake of neatness, in recent battles I feel the (F)'s should align. Be it to the left or right side, but it would look a little tidier if they did



  103. Slayer, GL, Shade (diff text colors per rarity) : 3



  104. Give items different text colors based on rarity



  105. Zippy (Scroll bar for left window)



  106. Scroll Bar for the left window too. If this was mentioned already sorry. I have a netbook and can not see the drop down menus entirely in the left window and there is no way to scroll without a mouse



  107. Scrobot, Slayer (Popup when hovering on item or icon w/ info and wiki link)



  108. Have popups when hovering over an item (or it's icon...) a la Diablo 2 or Borderlands with some basic item information and a link to the wiki (and/or the icon itself would be the link).



  109. ImmortalAA (clan co-leaders/officers)



  110. add coleader/cofounder to clans with control to various parts of the clan such as rituals, and accepting new members



  111. dudemus (purchase additional ritual increments)



  112. i still like the idea of being able to purchase at least one more ritual increment while the current one is running.



  113. GL (clan character switching)



  114. Being able to select to swap to another character without haivng to retire. Obviously, it would have ot be smaller than your current character.



  115. Zenai (Clan Alliances)



  116. Clan Alliance Feature: A setting by Click of button/link by the Clan Leader to start an alliance. This would be on both sides of the Allying Parties. While in an Alliance Clan Members are reminded/alerted when they fight another member of that alliance.



  117. Slayer (Simplified MPR cap for clans)



  118. Simplify the MPR cap for clans.



  119. Scrobot (Train by XP issues)



  120. Train by XP and Train by Level allows you to put in a higher amount than you have; it'd be nice if it alerted you that you didn't have enough XP. (The way it works now isn't terrible, it just ends up doing the same thing as selecting Max, but I think it'd be nice if I'm trying to train to the next level of evasion or whatever but I don't have the XP to cover the full amount, it alerted me.)



  121. Rod (Total trained XP)



  122. It also added a total trained xp and other nifty goodies at the bottom of the train page. I think for transparency purposes this is a nice thing to have, given that PR weight is based on trained EXP (or so I'm led to believe. The wiki contradicts itself



  123. Rod (Better tracking of actions in forge)



  124. I also think it has some form of auto-forging, and I guess it wouldn't be bad if the forge kept track of how many times you have performed a certain action for a given cycle in case you lose track of them in your mind.



  125. Scrobot (Sorting 24hr fight log by column)



  126. How about the ability to sort the 24 hour battle summary screen by the column headers?



  127. Scrobot (CP displays)



  128. I think this is already under way, but the "real" clan points for your clan (which include subtracted CPs from rituals) is only shown correctly on the individual clan page; the CPs shown on the clan standings page are incorrect.



  129. Slayer (Spoiler tags)



  130. Spoiler tags for the forums would be nice.



  131. Horseguy (Store purchase checkbox)



  132. In the store when you don't have enough money for an equip the box disappears and the text is no longer lined up. Maybe just put a grayed out box instead? I think it would look a lot neater that way.



  133. Meteor Phoenix (Active Character List)



  134. When you retire/unretire a character, the active characters list doesn't update. You need to reload the frame to get it updated.



  135. Pit Spawn (User Search Aliases)



  136. Have searching for users also search through aliases too, maybe put the matching alias in parenthesis after the users current name.



  137. Slayer (Get More visual cue)



  138. Along with some of the other visual cue requests, having the (Get More) link be one color when you have BA to purchase, and another when you do not would be nice.



  139. Newlin (User/Character portrait from phone)



  140. I'm not sure if this would be difficult or not but the ability to upload a user or character picture from your phone would be nice.



  141. Draco (Salvage Yard Named Items)



  142. If we use a named item in the salvage yard can we get the remaining time and the name changed to the main weapon we are changing?



  143. Wasp (Lost BA forging)



  144. I got another one. Not sure if anyone else gets this but when I first start forging on my phone in the morning it just refreshes the page BUT it costs me a BA. So although it's still cool to touch, I only have 159 BA.. Strange :)



  145. Eury (Train Page bonus/malus)



  146. Somewhere, either on the Equip or Train page, there could be a summary of the total bonuses/maluses that come with your current equipped gear. (On each minion, not the team as a whole.)

AdminShade August 31 2010 1:17 AM EDT

#39 has my vote!

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 31 2010 6:31 AM EDT

That should already happen. Or, are you saying you want the naming on the sacrificed item to transfer over?

Yes as in the naming on the sacrificed item i would like to carry over

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 11:26 AM EDT

eh.. I'm not so sure about that one. My gut reaction is to say no, unless you can think of a compelling reason why it should. The item is being destroyed. Besides, then what happens to the name on the item that is converted?

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 11:27 AM EDT

38: ok :)

QBOddBird August 31 2010 11:41 AM EDT

OB, If you delete the current PR/MPR pages, and then rename the P and MP pages, it *should* edit all the links for you. At least, most wikis do that kind of thing.

I don't think ours does, as you cannot mark dead a page that is being linked to. Both the PR/MPR pages and the MP/P pages have pages linking to them.

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 11:54 AM EDT

Interesting... it looks like Jon is the one who renamed Power Rating to Power. That's annoying.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 31 2010 11:57 AM EDT

now that you mention it i do seem to remember him explaining that in a post.

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 12:02 PM EDT

Can you find it?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 31 2010 12:03 PM EDT

i will try to locate it, i won't enjoy it though! ; )

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 31 2010 12:11 PM EDT

can you give me the date that he changed that wiki page by chance?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 31 2010 12:15 PM EDT

nm, found it:

http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002TsK

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 3:19 PM EDT

Well... that's dumb.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 31 2010 3:22 PM EDT

what is dumb? jon's clunky reasoning or the fact that i can remember such a meaningless post after almost 2.5 years yet cannot remember what my wife asked me to do for her today?

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 3:32 PM EDT

The former. The latter is called "getting old" :)

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 31 2010 5:14 PM EDT

eh.. I'm not so sure about that one. My gut reaction is to say no, unless you can think of a compelling reason why it should. The item is being destroyed. Besides, then what happens to the name on the item that is converted?

So I was thinking more along the lines of what if you paid for the naming on the consumable weapon then bought a bigger one (non named for this example)... now you have to name that one... well it would be nice to just be able to DE your old one and use the base weapon that is named as your consumable... it would transfer the naming over to this new bigger weapon that you have bought...

My biggest thing IMHO is I know several of us like to put together themes and would like to stick with their theme on their characters... but when you have to upgrade your weapons sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the upgrades and is much easier to just buy a new weapon thats larger...

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 5:21 PM EDT

That's less salvage yard stuff and more general "transfer a name" stuff.

For instance, if you insta up'd a 100m NW weapon to a 200m NW weapon, you aren't going to destroy the 100m NW weapon in the salvage yard just to save the name.

I suppose transferring a name would be viable, maybe at the expense of a month or so on the time remaining.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 31 2010 5:23 PM EDT

Well I'm sure you wouldn't destroy a 100 mil weapon but you might DE it all the way to base and then transfer the name over... even if you might be able to get more money out of it with an insta... its just a matter of preference over a name I guess...

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 31 2010 5:24 PM EDT

But I do see how a transfer a name thing would prolly be easier to implement and use...

Ankou August 31 2010 10:29 PM EDT

Here's an idea: Currently, when creating a new thread, you are presented with two examples of bad thread titles and two good thread titles. But, these are general examples that are not forum topic specific. Could we tailor this message to the specific forum your making a new thread in? For example:
FS/WTB might have:
bad:I WANNA BUY THIS NOW, Where da the market at?
good: FS MgS, WTB DB 100k NW
while PR might have
Bad:I just made a sketchy deal with NS, Sellin Base DB's
Good: Ankou/Mandos (there seems to only be one format, so one good)
This could better show not only what is acceptable overall for titles, but what the title format is as well as what is to be posted where.

QBOddBird August 31 2010 11:08 PM EDT

IDK, I am currently wishing that I had made a PR once upon a time with that very title used as an example of a bad one... ;)

Zenai August 31 2010 11:09 PM EDT

On thing that hits me a lot.....threads closing too quickly like Public Record, and Services simply because of how old it is. My idea is to make a cash sink and solve a bit of clutter in the forums.

An option to pay for an extention on threads to keep them open. If paying is not an option then some way, any way to extend the life of threads in Services and Public Record. This idea could go for other threads but I figured since these were the longest of the bunch more often than not it should only apply to them.

Demigod August 31 2010 11:20 PM EDT

Couldn't we just make an exception for PR threads? I agree that they close too soon (as many loans take more than 1 month to pay off), but I disagree with any charge to keep them open. That would just add a lot more coding, and few people would even use it.

Zenai August 31 2010 11:32 PM EDT

Couldn't we just make an exception for PR threads?

Well FS/WTB is Special personally I do not see why PR and Services Shouldn't be either. On a side note why not just Merge PR and Services since honestly they are inter-related and often are used interchangeably. Makes sense to me in the same way FS and WTB is on the same forum.

AdminNightStrike August 31 2010 11:35 PM EDT

Because SNK flipped out that we were posting Loan service advertisements in PR.

Zenai August 31 2010 11:52 PM EDT

Ok not to sound obnoxious here but uh.... SNK is gone(much respect to him!) so what is stopping progress now then?

AdminNightStrike September 1 2010 12:16 AM EDT

Because after he tried to bulldog service providers into FS/WTB, I came up with the marvelous idea of a separate forum for services :)

Remember, it used to be for forging.

Zenai September 1 2010 12:21 AM EDT

I have a 3 year gap where I was not actively playing CB so nope dont remember....lol I understand though and was just looking at it from a Threads created standpoint. PR and Services are used interchangeably more often than not and it tends to lean to PR. since Services is barely used why not just merge them and get it over with.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 1 2010 12:26 AM EDT

I use services and personally like it. There are a few things that it allows that PR doesn't really allow. Like looking for forgers or loans or posting that you are advertising for either of those. I don't think posting that you are looking for a tat leveler in PR is a good place to post.

Zenai September 1 2010 12:35 AM EDT

Meh it's a same difference with FS/WTB Nat. At any rate it's not a biggie, it was just a passing idea that's all.

Demigod September 1 2010 6:58 AM EDT

Shire - Kill it. For usability, it confuses new players by giving them the false impression that no one else is playing.

Zenai September 1 2010 7:09 AM EDT

Make Shire for the Tutorial only. Afterall in the story it was only a starting point right?

Windwalker September 1 2010 7:19 AM EDT

On the 24 hour battle summary page there's a button for 24 hour battle summary?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 1 2010 7:22 AM EDT

This makes me think of something...The game has now been around for quite a long time, how about adding a realm for people who've been here for 5 years or more? Being in Gondor used to be nice, as a "medal" of sorts, but I feel it's no longer a big deal. One year of playing CB doesn't mean as much as it did in 2005-06.

Would that qualify as a "paper cut"?

(Also, tutorial-only Shire +1)

Zenai September 1 2010 10:02 AM EDT

Well I have always felt that the realms should be by MPR or Regen Rate and time in the game be by something else. Maybe a Badge or Recognition by a God that shows on the players home page.

Example Given -

For 2 years of Service:

This player has the Badge of Varda!

Or

Tulkas Recognizes "Players Name" for his/her Strength.

Honestly it could be anything I was just throwing the idea out there.

ScrObot September 1 2010 1:06 PM EDT

Make the "Play-by-play" setting on the battle page stick instead of having to re-set it once or twice a day. (=

ScrObot September 1 2010 1:31 PM EDT

* If you go to a user's profile and click Auctions and there aren't any, a blank screen is shown. Display "No auctions found" or something other than a blank screen.

* Add 3 Days, 1 Week and 1 Month to the "Restrict to interval:" dropdown on the transfer log and store purchases pages (reached via a user's profile).

Transfer page:

* The link on the main transfer screen should be renamed from "Make Assignments" to "Continue" or something else

* The link on the confirmation screen should be renamed from "Continue" to "Make Assignments" or something else

* On the confirmation screen, display the "Optional note" that was entered on the previous screen

* On the confirmation screen, when loaning items, display the loan period (I think this alone would cut down on the number of accidental 1 hour loans when the user meant to permanently transfer something)

(Optional note and loan duration could be added as new lines where the Transfer Fee line is.)

* Move the "Assign?" column to the first column next to the item name -- it's difficult to tell what you're selecting with a wide browser window

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 1 2010 1:55 PM EDT

A Toggle for the Transfer page to set Loan or Perm as default.

AdminNightStrike September 1 2010 5:03 PM EDT

A Toggle for the Transfer page to set Loan or Perm as default.

No. Complain to dudemus about the current default.

AdminNightStrike September 1 2010 5:04 PM EDT

* On the confirmation screen, display the "Optional note" that was entered on the previous screen

* On the confirmation screen, when loaning items, display the loan period (I think this alone would cut down on the number of accidental 1 hour loans when the user meant to permanently transfer something)

Both of these are ok

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 2 2010 7:21 AM EDT

could we possibly add a link next to get more to make it look like this:

0 (get more / all)

if you click on the all option it just buys all of your ba with no confirmation box or typing in of numbers. this would help mobilize the game a bit and make purchasing ba, at least when wanting to get all at once, a one-step process.

Zenai September 2 2010 10:12 AM EDT

I agree with Dudemus on that, it takes a bit long on a phone.

Also I would like to say I would like to be able to stipulate the times on a loan a bit more. Say maybe instead of 1-3-6-12-24 Hour, 1 Week why not on an Hourly/Daily basis and up to a Month.

A 2 day Loan woul be just as cool as a 2 Hour loan or a 2 Week loan. I'm not trying to kill rentals but I think this would make loans a lot better.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] September 3 2010 12:18 AM EDT

If you have more than 1 unretired characters that can be unretired, the game will try to unretire more than 1 together. Is it possible to do a check box to retire just one or the other (or more?)

ScrObot September 3 2010 1:32 PM EDT

* On the Items Overview pages, each row says "owned by" a user, however it is really "held by" since if you are renting or loaning an item, whoever is holding it is shown as the "owner", rather than the true owner. Ideally the true owner would be shown.

* Besides manually calculating MPR percentages, there's no way to know what BA regen rate you're at unless you get to the Out of BA page (or manually keep track of your BA totals every 20 minutes). This information doesn't need to be as "hidden" as it currently is. There's enough room in the BA box in the left frame for "(X BA every 20 mins)" in a small font I think, or it could be put on your account screen somewhere (which may make more sense, you don't really need to see that stat every second you're on, plus it's account-wide rather than party-specific).

e.g.
Member since May 6, 2010
Realm: Rivendell
Member of Band of Wookies
BA regen rate: 7 every 20 minutes

Zenai September 5 2010 6:44 PM EDT

Something else that came to mind for me.

Clan Loan Vault

A lot of the time I am personally loaning things to various clan members. Normally this is just something nice to do until they are able to buy said item or get one of their own. However, this can become a detriment to the clan if there is a mix up or a late reloan when it is really needed. I feel it would be far more easy to simply pop items into the Clan Loan Vault and let the members who need them simply pick them off of the rack so to speak.

Just a thought.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 5 2010 8:23 PM EDT

On the side bar when using a tourney character it your challenge bonus is based off of t-score but your opponents show just score. Can we get the side bar to track t-score instead of score when a tourney character is the active character?

ScrObot September 5 2010 10:42 PM EDT

When splash damage from a Sling of Death kills a minion, the battle cry for the SoD's wielder does not get displayed. (If the SoD kills the initially targeted minion, the battle cry is displayed correctly.)

I suppose this could be by design, but until I understood it, it was a little confusing how opponent minions were dying but there wasn't a battle cry indicating who had killed them.

ScrObot September 6 2010 2:25 AM EDT

Loaned and rented items can't be distinguished from owned items with the same stats. I've personally come across this a number of times; for example I was renting an HoC+7 and bought one with the same stats, and wasn't able to tell which one was which for upgrade purposes until the rental was returned.

Two different, but not mutually exclusive suggestions:

1. Add an indicator (could be a small icon, or something like [L] for loaned and [R] for rented) to the item, viewable on the equip, blacksmith, forge and transfer screens.

2. On the Manage screen where the rented and loaned items are detailed, add a column titled "On Character" or something, which lists which party the item is equipped on or in storage on. If it's equipped on a minion, put the minion's name in parenthesis.

(Technically you can put the "duplicate" items on two different characters then try to auction them to figure out which isn't yours, but that's hardly a user-friendly way of identifying them.)

Zenai September 6 2010 7:44 AM EDT

A New Section Added to Rentals.

Char Rentals


A lot of the time I have heard that some one wished the had not experimented with a strat or that they only needed a char for a small amount of time. Well why buy when you can reant?

Set up 2 Options: Forge and Fight (Some prefer their chars to do one or the other)

Under each option 2 More Options: Regular(No Retrains) and Experiment(Allows Retrains)

Something like this could benefit CB in general as it would help make a new way:

To get cash out of old chars,
Settle wasted NCBs through prior hands on experimentation,
Help players to get what they really need out of their purchases,
and
Finally it would help with the disposable character system that has developed.

Just another thought from yours truly........

Zenai September 11 2010 2:07 AM EDT

Just bringing it back to the spotlight.

DoS [Battle Royale] September 11 2010 5:19 PM EDT

I would like a T filter added to the store purchase log, but not set as default :P.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 12 2010 5:34 PM EDT

I don't think this is a paper cut but i will post it in here anyways. Reworking the PR for weapons. Namely that it be based upon the minion's exp and not be a set increase to PR. This will make it a bit gentler for most people in using weapons and eliminate a potential way to abuse growth.

Lord Bob September 13 2010 9:32 PM EDT

Not sure if this was already posted, and I'm not about to read 220 posts.

Can we get the minimum bid displayed on the auction page? The text box doesn't always auto-update, and I'm getting rather tired of entering an amount and hitting enter only to be told my bid was too low.

AdminNightStrike September 13 2010 10:07 PM EDT

LB - what do you mean that the box doesn't auto-update?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 13 2010 10:22 PM EDT

i think he means when someone has a proxy bid and you make a bid. it tells you that you have been outbid but doesn't update the new amount you need to put in to be higher than the upped proxy bid.

Lord Bob September 13 2010 11:09 PM EDT

LB - what do you mean that the box doesn't auto-update?

Let's say I bid on two auctions. I bid $10,000 on Auction A. When I go to Auction B, where there are already bids exceeding $50,000 and the min bid is (for example) $55,000, the text box still reads $10,000 from my previous bid. I don't know what the min bid is.

i think he means when someone has a proxy bid and you make a bid. it tells you that you have been outbid but doesn't update the new amount you need to put in to be higher than the upped proxy bid.

That too.

I know other people have posted about this as well.

Lord Bob September 13 2010 11:17 PM EDT

Here's an example: http://i54.tinypic.com/2eg5y0x.jpg

Zenai September 17 2010 10:08 AM EDT

Hall of Fame. Some people have hit some incredible Milestones I think it only fitting that they be remembered for doing these things besides Character Standings and Threads that have to be dug up from the Archives.

Random Drop Log: Many complain about what and how much they get it would change their minds a bit with a visual rfeminder that doesn't just disappear like System Chatmails.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 18 2010 8:49 AM EDT

could we get some notification on the post battle stats page that shows if we have a clan ritual active? it doesn't even have to show which one but just a simple:

* clan ritual active

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] September 18 2010 8:54 AM EDT

Can you make it where threads don't close if they were just written in the day before or something...

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] September 18 2010 9:47 PM EDT

Can there be an off button in settings for the fight feed? I know it's probably not going to happen, but it would be nice to be able to decide if I want to see it or not.

Zenai September 18 2010 9:48 PM EDT

Could this thread be updated please?

QBOddBird September 20 2010 9:04 AM EDT

If there's some way to speed up the stats > attributes page, that would be cool. It takes a bit of time to decide to load for me. Maybe that's just me though.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 20 2010 10:21 AM EDT

Could this thread be updated please?

Loads of time left! ;P We're still waiting for the winner of the CPC Supporter item contest! >;)

AdminNightStrike September 20 2010 10:42 AM EDT

OB - they load fast after you hit the page once to cache the data. The slowness is in the first load

Z - Anyone can update the page. I have no idea what I've approved or disapproved. Feel free to go and get all posts that have yet to be evaluated, and I'll review them.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 21 2010 12:53 PM EDT

Allowing arbitrary loan times, or at the very least add eight hours as an option
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