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iClan Feature Survey

Post by Skirwan » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:13 am

I'm planning the next version of iClan and I'd like some feedback on what features do and don't get used and what features I'm missing.

To get the thinking started, a few questions:
  • Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
  • Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?
  • Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?
  • Do you collapse the player list window?
  • What version of OS X are you running?
  • Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?
  • Are you aware of how much Noivad rocks?
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Lightbringer » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:23 am

Just downloaded iClan.

For new users like me: Could you add some hover-text to the buttons below the list? I'm not exactly positive what <3 button will do.

More as I start to use the program. This looks cool, Skirwan, hope to see the next version soon.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Torin » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:25 am

Skirwan wrote:I'm planning the next version of iClan and I'd like some feedback on what features do and don't get used and what features I'm missing.

To get the thinking started, a few questions:
  • Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
Do you mean the "notify when X friends are online" option in Preferences? Yes, I do.
[*]Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?
I usually have it sorted by clan. Sometimes by name is useful.
[*]Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?
Not sure what they do. Are you going to make me read the documentation?
[*]Do you collapse the player list window?
No.
[*]What version of OS X are you running?
10.5.6
[*]Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?
No.
[*]Are you aware of how much Noivad rocks?[/list]
Yup.

Would it be difficult to use Growl's preferences? I use the Bubbles display for all other notifications. iClan seems to override my choice and use Bezel.

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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Cinnamon » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:01 am

Neat, but largely useless. Available only to Mac OSX users.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Skirwan » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:10 am

Torin wrote:
Skirwan wrote:
  • Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
Do you mean the "notify when X friends are online" option in Preferences? Yes, I do.
I mean the 'notify me when there are three fighters, two healers, and a mystic online' option. Somebody asked for it -- I can't for the life of me remember who -- and I still don't see the point. I'm wondering if anyone else does.
Torin wrote:Would it be difficult to use Growl's preferences? I use the Bubbles display for all other notifications. iClan seems to override my choice and use Bezel.
It isn't ignoring Growl's preferences so much as it simply isn't using Growl. It might in the future. Seems kind of appropriate I guess.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Skirwan » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:12 am

Cinnamon wrote:Neat, but largely useless.
And each and every time a Windows user acts like a total dick, I just get more and more inspired to do a Windows version.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Kalypso » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:31 am

Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
The what? Oh, I don't think it'd be useful to me.

Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?
Yes, I sort by name most often, and sometimes by clan.

Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?
The what? I'm going to have to look at that when I get home.

Do you collapse the player list window?
Once in a while.

What version of OS X are you running?
10.5.whatever is current

Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?
Of course, who doesn't?

Are you aware of how much Noivad rocks?
Of course, who isn't?
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Cinnamon » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:53 am

Skirwan wrote:
Cinnamon wrote:Neat, but largely useless.
And each and every time a Windows user acts like a total dick, I just get more and more inspired to do a Windows version.
Hey there, we know where that language belongs.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Skirwan » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:00 pm

Lightbringer wrote:For new users like me: Could you add some hover-text to the buttons below the list? I'm not exactly positive what <3 button will do.
In the current version, the heart button marks someone as a friend. In the preferences window you can set iClan to notify you when friends log in. The next version will extend and modify that somewhat, though the exact nature of the changes is TBD.

Tooltips are a good idea. On the list.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Kalypso » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:03 pm

Skirwan wrote:=In the current version, the heart button marks someone as a friend. In the preferences window you can set iClan to notify you when friends log in.
The notify when a friend logs on or off is probably the feature I use most, I love it.
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by xepel » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:18 pm

[*]Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?

I didn't even realize that is what it was supposed to be.

[*]Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?

I only ever have it sorted by class. I find it very useful when looking for healers, etc.

[*]Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?

They take forever to use, and I don't see why I'd need to do it from iClan anyway.

[*]Do you collapse the player list window?

Nope.

[*]What version of OS X are you running?

10.4.11

[*]Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?

Nope.

[*]Are you aware of how much Noivad rocks?

Except he doesn't!
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Largo » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:55 pm

Skirwan wrote:Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
No.
Skirwan wrote:Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?
I usually sort alphabetically.
Skirwan wrote:Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?
Not really. I think I have before, but only for the novelty.
Skirwan wrote:Do you collapse the player list window?
Yes.
Skirwan wrote:What version of OS X are you running?
10.5.5
Skirwan wrote:Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?
No.

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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Lorikeet » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:21 pm

Skirwan wrote: [*]Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
I use the "notify when any friend connects" option
[*]Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?
I don't know why you'd want it sorted by time. I do it alphabetically.
[*]Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?
Nope. Don't even know what those are.
[*]Do you collapse the player list window?
Sometimes.
[*]What version of OS X are you running?
10.4.11
[*]Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?
Yes.

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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Daimoth » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:37 pm

What's the "watching for a party" feature?
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Re: iClan Feature Survey

Post by Gremlins » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:39 pm

[*]Do you use the 'watching for a party' feature?
No
[*]Do you ever sort the player list by anything other than time?
Yes. Class, Clan, Name…
[*]Do you use the CL-integration (share, info, thank) menu items?
No
[*]Do you collapse the player list window?
Yes, most of the time.
[*]What version of OS X are you running?
10.4.x to 10.6…
[*]Do you have iClan set up to launch automatically at startup?
No but that's only because I'm too lazy to add it to my start up items (and to my restore images). Launching it manually once in a while (ie, when I do have to restart)…
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