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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2012, 05:05:43 am »
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Clamour, even if it means I am banned from kirian tourneys for asking.

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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 08:10:51 am »
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Any thoughts on fan cards being implemented in some way in the future?

I'd say there looks like there is probably plenty of replay-ability for about the next.... oh.... decade or two with what DX has designed but there are a few cute ideas out there in custom-card-designer-land. I've always thought the dragon from the fairytale expansion was nice. Also bunch of folks here on dominion strategy seem to be working on a custom expansion at the moment.

Obviously such fanciful ideas would have to wait until Goko have got the basics nailed down nicely however....


Let me cancel that question. What I have now found out about the Goko implementation has left me with such an unpleasant taste in my mouth that I'm not sure I want more reveals....
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2012, 08:18:04 am »
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Clamour, even if it means I am banned from kirian tourneys for asking.

+1 to the Clamour

-1 for taking the effort to quote me and then intentionally misspell the word!  I speak 'Merican damnit.

As for official counting - someone is going to make an unofficial one (and the platinum / platinum opening I think just confirms how easy that will be) - so you might as well level the playing field - not to mention that every time someone purchases a province and loses the game when they should have bought a duchy instead - is one more polluting datapoint in the game logs that hinders our study of the game - which will hopefully unlock the true power of the scout.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2012, 08:34:02 am »
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I am not sure if this was answered before:

If I have Base game and expansion A (lets say, Seaside) and my opponent has Base game and expansion B (Prosperity) - what cards can we use in game - in auto matchup?
I guess when you host the game you can choose only from your expansions.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2012, 08:36:08 am »
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Will automatch be implemented?  Can I filter opponents based on rating?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2012, 08:36:22 am »
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How are ratings calculated?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2012, 08:54:51 am »
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what do dominion coins do?? i have 66 dominion coins, but no idea what theyre useful for!! also, please can u explain the rating as well??
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« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2012, 09:32:10 am »
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What sort of prior experience do these developers have? Also, how many of you actually played Dominion before the Funsockets Goko Dominion was brainstormed?

I'm also interested in the familiarity the developers had with Dominion before starting their work.  The Deck Builder implementation especially speaks to me as an aspect that was designed by people who don't "get" Dominion, and who thought it was more akin to MTG.  Who saves entire decks to play over and over again? (besides Paralyzed)  The whole point of the game is that it changes every time.  Most people want to either play 1) a completely random deck, 2) a random deck minus a few cards they hate, 3) a random deck plus a few cards they want right then (for that one game) or 4) a random set biased towards a specific mixture (of one set or no attacks or guaranteed +2 action).

As it is right now, the game will give you a random deck, but if you want any specific card you have to either randomize your entire set until it pops up (and good luck waiting for 2 or 3 card combos to come up), or go create an entire deck, save it, create a game and load it, and then likely never play that saved deck ever again.  This is such a waste of time for a "feature" that not many people really need. 

Also, given that Goko is simultaneously developing at least 4 games (including Dominion) and potentially many more in the pipeline, how much attention is it really getting?  Are the "best guys" on it?  Will updates be frequent (to fix all the bugs that still remain, some of them game breaking, and fix all the UI and speed issues) or will the developers be busy working on RftG or some other game?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2012, 11:32:46 am »
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Also, given that Goko is simultaneously developing at least 4 games (including Dominion) and potentially many more in the pipeline, how much attention is it really getting?  Are the "best guys" on it?  Will updates be frequent (to fix all the bugs that still remain, some of them game breaking, and fix all the UI and speed issues) or will the developers be busy working on RftG or some other game?
Work on RFTG has already been going on for some time, and not by the same people as those working on Dominion.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2012, 11:34:28 am »
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Are you involved in RFTG dev on Goko, keldon? If so, are you able to speak about it at all? Will you be taking down your free implementation when it launches?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2012, 11:38:57 am »
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Keldon's implementation is going down when it launches.  Grab it while you still can ;P.
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« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2012, 11:42:12 am »
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NDAs are tricky things, but I'll say yes, I am involved, and my free implementation will be taken down when it releases.  That was supposed to be around the same time as Dominion, but I got a later start.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2012, 11:44:03 am »
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By the way, if you've never played Keldon's RFTG: it's the only board game implementation I've played that might be better than Isotropic.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2012, 11:51:21 am »
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Will you be continuing community based beta testing for upcoming features etc.?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2012, 11:59:14 am »
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Have you thought about increasing the options for the user to customise the user interface?

How about:
Background colours.
Music
Rearranging the supply
Custom colour & sounds for user prompts
Fully custom UI skins
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2012, 12:00:11 pm »
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When will the HD version launch?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2012, 04:17:14 pm »
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How are ratings calculated?

OOh, that's a good one, seconded.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2012, 04:56:05 pm »
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"Ask FunSockets anything!"

In what year will the Heat Death of the Universe happen?
Who determines whether Santa is naughty or nice, or is he the only one that doesn't get presents at Christmas (Note: We all know its not Mrs Claus because she is clearly fictional)
Will Wyle E Coyote ever catch that stupid Road Runner?
Jay Z had 99 problems, what was problem no. 54?

Oh and how many staff are at Goko, because there are an awful lot of promised products announced by them currently?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2012, 05:01:28 pm »
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"Ask FunSockets anything!"


Will Wyle E Coyote ever catch that stupid Road Runner?


I'm not from FunSockets but I can answer that one
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2012, 11:48:27 am »
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There have been reports of many security holes in your app. These are all listed in public forums, so I'm not revealing anything that sinister types could exploit that they don't already know:

1)  Apparently when you register, the site sends your password in plaintext to your email.  Is goko.com storing passwords in plaintext?  If so, how can I trust them with my payment information?

2)  It is possible to send script tags in in-game chat, and execute arbitrary javascript in other user's browsers.  How do I know I'll be safe when playing multiplayer or hanging out in goko.com lobbies?

3)  The server sends the whole game state to the client.  How can I trust any leaderboards or tournaments in the future if my opponents can see my hand and the order of our decks?

4)  The server doesn't validate what the client says it is doing.  How can I beat someone who opens Platinum/Platinum or plays 10 Bridges on turn 1?


More importantly, some of these flaws are web development 101.  Even if they are fixed, how can I be confident that other flaws aren't compromising my user information?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2012, 01:12:50 pm »
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Also, how many of you actually played Dominion before the Funsockets Goko Dominion was brainstormed?

W-H Huang developed RFTG, and has playtester credit on at least a couple of Dominion expansions.  He is dating Trisha, who is Goko's lead(?) for Dominion.  You connect the dots.
Okay, I'll ask it. Which came first, W-H dating Trisha, or RGG dating Goko?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2012, 02:06:21 pm »
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Also, how many of you actually played Dominion before the Funsockets Goko Dominion was brainstormed?

W-H Huang developed RFTG, and has playtester credit on at least a couple of Dominion expansions.  He is dating Trisha, who is Goko's lead(?) for Dominion.  You connect the dots.

I think from my conversations - she isn't the lead - but rather the community manager / liason.  She's made reference to taking feedback to the project lead before.  Not to say that she isn't important - but I don't think that her agreeing that something needs to be fixed necessarily results in it being a high priority.
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2012, 03:07:24 pm »
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Might want to clarify that for my question, people were more interested in the counter/extension part than the AI part.
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« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2012, 05:31:55 pm »
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I have been buying physical copies of Dominion out of respect for a game developer who allowed Isotropic to continue. Depending on the answer to my questions, this may have been a mistake.

Can I redeem these for online versions?

If I buy a physical copy of Dark Ages, do I get the online copy free?

Do I at least get a discount for having purchased the physical copies?
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Re: Ask FunSockets anything!
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2012, 05:35:40 pm »
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What is the peak number of unique users who are attempting to access the servers.  How many did you performance test for?
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