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New version of friends list.

olga

Master Sergeant
Sorry - to be negative - It might look pretty and all - but honestly - I just hate it

I predict that in the future I dont use the friends list at all - so no point in inviting friends - I think I just have to look for who ever I want to talk to in the chat list.

I cant click on the bottom menu and find them in the friends menu - that list is gone :( :confused: That would have been my first choice now.

So what is wrong with those fine pictures ?

They are too big - are in the way - and very unpractical - compared to what we had before.
 

The-Iceman

Staff Sergeant
Sorry - to be negative - It might look pretty and all - but honestly - I just hate it

I predict that in the future I dont use the friends list at all - so no point in inviting friends - I think I just have to look for who ever I want to talk to in the chat list.

I cant click on the bottom menu and find them in the friends menu - that list is gone :( :confused: That would have been my first choice now.

So what is wrong with those fine pictures ?

They are too big - are in the way - and very unpractical - compared to what we had before.
My thoughts exactly
 

Jarema 27

Private
I agree with olga,mostly ;)

If you want to keep it,please make a way to sort offline friends from online,I have over 50 friends and I have problems with finding one.
 

Bluep

Guest
I have to agree with olga et al. - this new feature is fine if you have 5 friends at max, live in a mini-city with max 5 citiziens, are in in a micro-alliance with at max 5 members.
Otherwise it's too confusing...
/edit: make the numbers above a 4+yourself. Why am I in every single list? I suspect every player *knows* if he is in a town or alliance...
(And what about ppl who don't like themselves? They can't even remove themself from their friends list ^^ )


- taking up too much space in an essential part of the game window, especially on small screens --> no way to keep it open all the time (in contrast to the much smaller list of the chat control)

If you want to add something useful - extend the existing friends tab in friends window:
- add town/alliance filters if you think it's useful (I got along along quite well with the lists in the chat window & town hall)
- add on-/offline filters
- make all columns sortable
Tables are the most effective way to display all important information and lose no usability when you've got to deal with larger numbers of data sets.

... and bring back the pre-2.07 friends section of the chat control. That was a useful, unobtrusive thingy.
 
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medfly

Private
Sorry Devs, but this one is a big "yuck" from me too. I don't know how important it really is to most of us to know which of our friends are on, at least in this manner. The current IM type alert we get is just fine. This new format is yet another window taking up valuable space on the screen.
 

Far37

Staff Sergeant
Please bring back the old system/interface ;)

When it isn't broken, don't fix it :whistle:
 

xDiego

Staff Sergeant
Elite Tester
I also don't like it. The old way was much better.
Why change something good??
 

HugoSilva

Guest
THere is so much thinks that need and could be change that isnt one of them

Only change if is really necessaire and the change is for better
 

killado

Staff Sergeant
I think they had a reason for getting us into the "friends list" and that will be showed when the 2 new questlines open.

Since they ask for making trading of 14 products from each crafting, the new friends list is already covering a part of the information we need to go around asking for x crafting and trading our products by theres.
Even that the window is too big...
 

mennik

Sergeant
well its a beta you can expect things to change like this.

normally developers role it back or play around with it when people don't like it
 

Diggo11

The West Team
Dev Team
The new friends bar has been rolled back for now. It is likely there will be further changes in the future, but we won't release the version trialled here previously.