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Zpatula
 Saturday, October 02 2010 @ 07:50 PM UTC (Read 76846 times)  
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When you're travelling, the 'V' key moves you southwest -- unless you're on top of a city. Oddly, I seem to leave most cities to the southwest. I hit 'V' and *pop*, I'm back in the city. A very small annoyance, but it makes me feel stupid. I would be pleased to kick in an additional contribution to The Island to have this annoyance removed.

What is your 'small thing' which you would most like to see changed?


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 Saturday, October 02 2010 @ 08:06 PM UTC  


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When you're travelling, the 'V' key moves you southwest -- unless you're on top of a city. Oddly, I seem to leave most cities to the southwest. I hit 'V' and *pop*, I'm back in the city. A very small annoyance, but it makes me feel stupid. I would be pleased to kick in an additional contribution to The Island to have this annoyance removed.

What is your 'small thing' which you would most like to see changed?



That used to be the numbers on the side of the keyboard, N was 8, E was 6, W 4, S 2.
I happened to like that version a lot better, because the letters on the keyboard are slanted, unlike those numbers.

What would really be cool, would be an option to set it to numbers or letters, though a sort of similar thing has been discussed before, where you could set your hotkey letters.
Still, they'd be neat.


As for something I might add... The ability to take dwelling keys back from people, maybe? Not sure.
I think I'd rather have more little quests like Mr. Stern's quest. Just to go visit Outposts and explore new things and such.


 
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 Saturday, October 02 2010 @ 08:16 PM UTC  
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To not have the Targeted Combat "Aim for..." hotkey be the same as the Jungle screen "Have a smoke" hotkey. I've lost track of how many cigs I've wasted due to that.


 
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 Sunday, October 03 2010 @ 12:22 AM UTC  
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What is your 'small thing' which you would most like to see changed?



Well, since you asked... I would really like to see the asterisks on the Console skin removed; they're the only thing stopping me from using it all the time. They're ugly and kind of pointless when the header is bolded anyway...


 
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 Sunday, October 03 2010 @ 01:09 AM UTC  
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There's a wiki page for the hotkeys

http://enquirer.improbableisland.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=constant_hotkeys.

Old, I know, but it was made for a reason, and that is... I don't remember.


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 Sunday, October 03 2010 @ 11:37 PM UTC  
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all the smoke buttons should be a key combination, like the "search suicidally" button is.


 
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 Monday, October 04 2010 @ 07:13 PM UTC  
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all the smoke buttons should be a key combination, like the "search suicidally" button is.



Fixed. Thanks mods!


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 12:06 AM UTC  
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all the smoke buttons should be a key combination, like the "search suicidally" button is.



I use the asterisk key on my number pad. No need for a combination at all.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 03:44 AM UTC  
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I forgot keypads existed on real keyboards.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 05:30 AM UTC  
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I forgot keypads existed on real keyboards.



Yeah, that's why we don't use the number keys for world map movement any more - an awful lot of people play on laptops or phones. (also it was messing with blind people - since screen readers don't usually announce the formatting, the player would assume the number represented some sort of value for distance or turns or whatever, and it got horribly confusing for all involved)


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 07:24 AM UTC  
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Quote by: A Bottle of WaterI think I'd rather have more little quests like Mr. Stern's quest. Just to go visit Outposts and explore new things and such.[/p]


Your wish is granted too. Go and have a little poke around in Cyber City 404 - there's a new random event, that triggers another (not quite so random) event.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 07:26 AM UTC  
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What is your 'small thing' which you would most like to see changed?



Well, since you asked... I would really like to see the asterisks on the Console skin removed; they're the only thing stopping me from using it all the time. They're ugly and kind of pointless when the header is bolded anyway...



Oh, go on then. Since I'm granting wishes anyway. Also, font size ensmallened so that it doesn't look quite so much like arse on Linux.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 07:34 AM UTC  
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Oh, go on then. Since I'm granting wishes anyway.



Oh my goodness. Surprised! Can't say I at all expected that. Thank you! I think it looks much better now.

Also, and not to be insensitive, but: blind people play? That's... pretty awesome, actually.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 07:38 AM UTC  
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Oh, go on then. Since I'm granting wishes anyway.



Oh my goodness. Surprised! Can't say I at all expected that. Thank you! I think it looks much better now.

Also, and not to be insensitive, but: blind people play? That's... pretty awesome, actually.



Yup. That's why we've got those two "Accessible" skins that look like absolute shite - they're formatted for screen readers. Also why the Clatter machine tells you in text what it's doing, as well as in pictures. Also in your Preferences you'll find options for enabling blind-player output - a lot of it's pretty beta and shaky, but it works. Smile


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 07:48 AM UTC  
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When you're travelling, the 'V' key moves you southwest -- unless you're on top of a city. Oddly, I seem to leave most cities to the southwest. I hit 'V' and *pop*, I'm back in the city. A very small annoyance, but it makes me feel stupid. I would be pleased to kick in an additional contribution to The Island to have this annoyance removed.



AND THAT'S FIXED AS WELL. The hotkey is now "O" for Outpost.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 08:04 AM UTC  
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Yup. That's why we've got those two "Accessible" skins that look like absolute shite - they're formatted for screen readers. Also why the Clatter machine tells you in text what it's doing, as well as in pictures. Also in your Preferences you'll find options for enabling blind-player output - a lot of it's pretty beta and shaky, but it works. Smile


Ah- I always wondered what those were for. Now I know! G I Jooooe

Now, this isn't a request, or a prod to hurry it up or anything (really, I understand that seemingly simple things can be a beast to do on the backend), but I heard (I forget from who, honestly) that you're waiting for the new trains module before putting trading back in. So as long as you're around is that true? Maybe an ETA? Because my card case's got two hundred cards in it I swear


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 08:24 AM UTC  
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Coming Soon - got some tangles to tingle, then I can merge from Sessine's bugfixes.


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 08:52 AM UTC  
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If I could change one small thing on the Island, I would change...

Having to go through two screens to reinforce the walls. Yep, I'd change that. If I'm hammerin' in nails, I wanna hammer in nails! (like with the cleaning your meat thing)


Also, I'd change having ghosts...I want them gooooooooone...go away, SpatterJack and SpatterJack's buddy that are long-since gone!


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 08:54 AM UTC  
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If I could change one small thing on the Island, I would change...

Having to go through two screens to reinforce the walls. Yep, I'd change that. If I'm hammerin' in nails, I wanna hammer in nails! (like with the cleaning your meat thing)


Also, I'd change having ghosts...I want them gooooooooone...go away, SpatterJack and SpatterJack's buddy that are long-since gone!



That's that way so that monsters can RIP YOU AWAY FROM THE WALLS AND EAT YOU.

(and some people like their ghosts. This might end up like the "strap your fists to your back" thing, where a bug becomes so beloved that we can't quite bring ourselves to fix it)


 
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 Tuesday, October 05 2010 @ 08:58 AM UTC  
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That's that way so that monsters can RIP YOU AWAY FROM THE WALLS AND EAT YOU.

(and some people like their ghosts. This might end up like the "strap your fists to your back" thing, where a bug becomes so beloved that we can't quite bring ourselves to fix it)



I EAT MONSTERS FOR BREAKFAST! No, really, I do.


(And maybe there can be an option? Keep ghost y/n? 'Cause these guys are kind of an eyesore in my living room.)


 
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