Client transition - constructive feedback thread

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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Geosearchef » 07 May 2019, 10:39

@H-Master.

1. It was put there forced by FAF to designate the client as non official in the past.
2. go to the settings and change the background
3. Update your client
4. I like that idea, especially on <FullHD this client is terrible.
8. Eats RAM like hell.
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby H-master » 07 May 2019, 11:12

Geosearchef wrote:@H-Master.

1. It was put there forced by FAF to designate the client as non official in the past.
2. go to the settings and change the background
3. Update your client
4. I like that idea, especially on <FullHD this client is terrible.
8. Eats RAM like hell.


1. Alright, now the client is official.
2. I must have been blind. Some more colour options would be nice, but it's not that important.
3. Perfect!
4. Yep.
8. Some embedded YouTube video's eat ram like hell?
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Geosearchef » 07 May 2019, 17:41

8. Yes, you're integrating a webview and basically running an entire browser (most webviews are based on chromium) in your client.
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Geosearchef » 07 May 2019, 17:51

Thanks everybody for your feedback!

I went through the trouble of reading/dissecting it and extracted the key arguments / converted them into github issues. You can take a look here:

https://github.com/FAForever/downlords- ... backThread

and comment there / check if all important issues are there. I've excluded some things that are minor, not easily feasable or technically not possible.
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby H-master » 07 May 2019, 17:57

Thanks for all the work!
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Turinturambar » 07 May 2019, 19:20

I did not see cpu+ram load of the client in the list.
Did miss it? If not, under which of the categories does it fall (impossible/hard to do)?
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Geosearchef » 07 May 2019, 21:04

It's not in there as it's not a clear/defined issue we can work on. It's a bit more difficult. It's definitely on the TODO list together with UI rework. It's also sad that I start all of my sentences with it's.
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Rowey » 11 May 2019, 11:18

Question with the java Client I like to have the v Match available pop up so I can see if coming is searching in my range but I do feel it get very spammy after a while as I've had up to 7 pop up on top of each other all within seconds of each other is there some way this could be less intrusive in taking up a whole right side of the screen or just have how it was back in the Py Client cross the bottom of the Client it self ?
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby tatsu » 15 May 2019, 21:27

Farmsletje wrote:Some things
- Changing your ava is literally impossible: https://puu.sh/DhqA7/b2f74c5eff.png

must have gotten better with update ?
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elthough clearly it's still missing a background for the dropdown.
Farmsletje wrote: - You can't check previous aliases?

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Farmsletje wrote: - If you keep rightclicking on your username it keeps opening more of these windows https://puu.sh/Dhqwc/9cb5cf6f29.png
can confirm this also happens for me.
Farmsletje wrote: - I only have 10 friends online which is way less than my average and my own username has already disappeared of the screen because the online user window is anything but compact. About 21 usernames fit there on the new client while about 37 of them fit on the old.
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Re: Client transition - constructive feedback thread

Postby Little Miss Murder » 28 May 2019, 09:27

Can we please remove the rating indicator from the game tiles?

I never used to have any problem filling a Setons lobby; however now I am stuck lobbysimming for 15 minutes or longer and I believe it is because my rating is 800 (and I am no 800 on setons - its a function of my faith in optimal balance on ideological grounds), so it has the appearance of a noob game and so people walk on by.

I think nice window dressing features are good to have and this is not a criticism of this particular feature, but I do think that it contributes to the obsession with rank in the community. If anything is deserving of criticism, the ranking system is it. Even if it is accurate, it is simply too unpredictable and we rely on reputation and knowledge of regulars to make informed decisions for balance purposes.

There are so many smurfs knocking about that it is almost impossible to tell either way, and so I can only assert that the feature itself adds no value and is in fact detrimental to getting games going.
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