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Some feedback on gameplay: Improve game-speed


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20 May 2018 - 09:18 PM

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ChallengerBart

    Rookie Trainer

  • ChallengerBart

Heya, I have played this game for a few days now and I got some feedback that might improve gameplay! It's a good game, it's fun, brings back those old Pokemon feels, but there is room for improvement:

 

In my point of view, these are things that need to be addressed:

- There is a second delay when choosing a prizecard. It would be nicer for the speed of the game if you'd click one and it directly shows the animation to move into your hand. Right now there is something going on that almost looks like lag (but it isn't)

- At the start of the game when you choose your benched pokemon, between each new pokemon you want to put on the bench, you see the message pop up again saying you can choose pokemon to bench. It's a bit annoying and not really necessary, so getting rid of that would save some time too at the start-up of the game.

- Generally putting the pokemon from hand to bench or bench to active is a bit slow, could do without a second of a delay between clicks.

- Make an option to fight versus battles with decks that don't have GX or EX pokemon. I like the old school stuff and the normal battles. These GX and EX pokemon sort of make it seem like a game totally different from that pokemon feel I get when playing normal battles, I"m sure I'm not the only one with this point of view? People seem to build decks surrounding their one or few GX pokemon and when they die they give up and I instantly win, or I can't win cause I don't have a GX to beat it with. Let the GX people fight their GX battles against each other and let the pokemon players just play the regular game in a different 'versus' mode, is my suggestion. Both can gain equal amount of thunderbolt points and such, just a matter of preference of play-style.

- Once you've done all you can in a turn, make the turn end automatically instead of having to click on the ready icon. This counts for the beginning when choosing active / bench pokemon, but also in turns when you're unable to attack because of lack of energies and you can't attach any more trainers / energies / pokemon, when you truly have no options left, just let the game end your turn for you; that increases gamespeed a lot too.

- Make the pokemon board bigger in the screen. Right now, both left and right of the screen are occupied by a jpg of some wood table, would be nicer to re-do the pokemon board and make it fill up the entire space, so that the cards in play become bigger too (and thus easier to read and nicer to look at the art on the cards). A lot of screen-space is currently not being used for the actual game and I think that's a shame.

- Add a list of the last 5 cards that have been played in game and put it somewhere on the screen below each other. So when I play a trainer and then an energy, a small icon of a trainer will appear in the right corner, and then a small icon of an energy above it. When I right click the icon, it shows the card that has been played. That way you can keep track of the game a lot easier.

- Shorten the length of trainers being showed when played. It's good to have a quick look of what trainer is played, but if I don't recognize the trainer, the amount of time it is showed is too short anyway. So I have to right click it in the discard pile anyway to see what its effects were. Might as well make the time it shows shorter to increase the gameplay speed and then when I want to know the effects if I don't recognize it, I just click on one of the icons I suggested in the bulletpoint before this one.

 

I think this is about all I've run into while playing this game a few days. Most of these points boil down to improving the speed of the game. Also, sometimes with these GX cards it's really hard to read what they can do, so it could do with a change in lay-out allowing these cards to be showed even bigger when right clicking, or at least bigger in game too. 


Edited by ChallengerBart, 20 May 2018 - 09:22 PM.

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20 May 2018 - 09:37 PM

#2

Crono51

    Novice Trainer

  • Crono51

Also at the start when choosing who goes first, as it is random anyway, no sense in having someone call the heads or tails.


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20 May 2018 - 09:43 PM

#3

ChallengerBart

    Rookie Trainer

  • ChallengerBart

Also at the start when choosing who goes first, as it is random anyway, no sense in having someone call the heads or tails.

Ah yep! I forgot to point that out, good one! I hope someone in the dev team will read all of this and make some small tweaks for us :)


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22 May 2018 - 09:37 AM

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Mod_Rowan

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  • Mod_Rowan
Hello ChallengerBart,
 
Thanks for your suggestion! I'll pass it along to the developers and who knows? Maybe you'll see it in the game!
 
You are doing a great job by sharing your thoughts and ideas about the game. Many thanks to you!

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24 May 2018 - 09:38 PM

#5

ChallengerBart

    Rookie Trainer

  • ChallengerBart

 

Hello ChallengerBart,
 
Thanks for your suggestion! I'll pass it along to the developers and who knows? Maybe you'll see it in the game!
 
You are doing a great job by sharing your thoughts and ideas about the game. Many thanks to you!

 

Great! Nice to hear player feedback is appreciated!

One addition I have to make, but other than that I haven't noticed anything bothersome:
- To increase the speed, at the start of the game let players decide on their active pokemon simultaneously, and their benched pokemon simultaneously, instead of having to wait for each other. 
(Would also like to put emphasis on the suggestion of a GX- and EX-less multiplayer option :) )
Thanks for your reply! 


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25 May 2018 - 12:05 AM

#6

XK920XK

    Veteran Trainer

  • XK920XK

 

(Would also like to put emphasis on the suggestion of a GX- and EX-less multiplayer option :) )
 

There is an option, try playing theme format, no ex or gx.


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25 May 2018 - 01:17 AM

#7

Mod_Lyam

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  • Mod_Lyam

Also at the start when choosing who goes first, as it is random anyway, no sense in having someone call the heads or tails.

 

Hi Crono51,

 

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback as well.

 

Enjoy the game!


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25 May 2018 - 02:32 AM

#8

Oldschool1990

    Veteran Trainer

  • Oldschool1990

Absoultely agree with the price card delay.

 

That and the game start setups need to be sped up a little, it would save us players loadsa time on the long hand.


Edited by Oldschool1990, 25 May 2018 - 02:33 AM.

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25 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

#9

Mod_Gunning

    Senior Trainer

  • Mod_Gunning

Hi Oldschool1990,

 

Thank you very much for the additional feedback. The issue has already been passed to our development team. Let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with in the future!


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20 June 2018 - 01:41 AM

#10

thelastace1

    Rookie Trainer

  • thelastace1

 

- Make an option to fight versus battles with decks that don't have GX or EX pokemon. I like the old school stuff and the normal battles. These GX and EX pokemon sort of make it seem like a game totally different from that pokemon feel I get when playing normal battles, I"m sure I'm not the only one with this point of view? People seem to build decks surrounding their one or few GX pokemon and when they die they give up and I instantly win, or I can't win cause I don't have a GX to beat it with. Let the GX people fight their GX battles against each other and let the pokemon players just play the regular game in a different 'versus' mode, is my suggestion. Both can gain equal amount of thunderbolt points and such, just a matter of preference of play-style.

 

THISSS!! Please make this happen. I would love a mode where people don't use GX and EX cards. Its reminds me of the old Pokemon TCG for the Gameboy.


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20 June 2018 - 01:56 AM

#11

BowserLuigi

    Elite Trainer

  • BowserLuigi

THISSS!! Please make this happen. I would love a mode where people don't use GX and EX cards. Its reminds me of the old Pokemon TCG for the Gameboy.


Sorry to say this but this ain't gonna happen and if it did, prepare to face Mach Strike GX (which isn't even a meta deck to begin with).

Edited by BowserLuigi, 20 June 2018 - 01:59 AM.

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20 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

#12

Mod_Lyam

    Moderator

  • Mod_Lyam

Hi there,

 

Thanks for sharing your ideas and opinion with the community. I will pass along the suggestions to the dev team. Please keep in mind that not all the ideas can be implemented.

 

Enjoy the game!


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20 June 2018 - 04:25 PM

#13

Oldschool1990

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  • Oldschool1990

 [Edited by Mod_Lyam- Please keep conversation respectful and friendly]

 

Sorry to say this but this ain't gonna happen and if it did, prepare to face Mach Strike GX (which isn't even a meta deck to begin with).

 

Guess what deck I'm playing most these days.

Hint: it doesn't have any EX or GX mons.

I run into other chomper decks on regular occasions, so I suppose it kinda is a meta deck more or less (atleast it's got a niche), altho it gets beaten by buzzwhole (aggro and bench damage is to fast) and zoroark (210hp is hard to crack if you don't find your choice band) alot.


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22 June 2018 - 02:35 AM

#14

BowserLuigi

    Elite Trainer

  • BowserLuigi

[Edited by Mod_Lyam- Please keep conversation respectful and friendly]
 

 
Guess what deck I'm playing most these days.
Hint: it doesn't have any EX or GX mons.
I run into other chomper decks on regular occasions, so I suppose it kinda is a meta deck more or less (atleast it's got a niche), altho it gets beaten by buzzwhole (aggro and bench damage is to fast) and zoroark (210hp is hard to crack if you don't find your choice band) alot.

Them frogs obviously :)

Though Mach Strike GX will still be the one more commonly seen flying around in a hypothetical non-EX/GX format
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