Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

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Idsky
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Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Idsky » 23 July 2020, 04:14

For users without hover on a phone, we still need something to show them the card choices better. They can pinch-zoom now, but for non-English speakers that's still not enough.

How about a popup confirm / cancel when choosing a card with the same contents as the card hover (translated text and big card pic)?

If I do this for mobile, we would have to do it for all. Otherwise people who've played on mobile will probably click a card expecting to just read it if they play on desktop.

I don't think it'll slow things down much. I've seen people accidentally click the wrong card too which this will help with.

Any strong opinions on this?

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Een » 23 July 2020, 10:05

Well, there is the question of "Should developers compensate the lack of commitment to the web of a company providing a locked-in browser engine on their devices?"

Or "Should users engage with that company to get a better functionality for their money, or use their money to buy other devices if the open web matters to them?"

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Idsky » 23 July 2020, 13:35

Een wrote:
23 July 2020, 10:05
Well, there is the question of "Should developers compensate the lack of commitment to the web of a company providing a locked-in browser engine on their devices?"

Or "Should users engage with that company to get a better functionality for their money, or use their money to buy other devices if the open web matters to them?"
Not quite the strong opinion I was expecting. So everyone should connect a mouse to their phone? Or all phones need to detect a finger hovering over the screen?

There's a bunch of confirm dialogs in the game already so I think it'll be quite consistent to include it (as well as helpful to mobile users).

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Een » 23 July 2020, 16:47

Idsky wrote:
23 July 2020, 13:35
Not quite the strong opinion I was expecting.
Not an opinion indeed. Or a soft one :)
Idsky wrote:
23 July 2020, 13:35
So everyone should connect a mouse to their phone? Or all phones need to detect a finger hovering over the screen?
I was talking about providing an alternative way to trigger hover. Such as a long press.

We may actually have a misunderstanding here. Were you referring to mobile users in general? hover is available with a long press on most mobile devices/browsers. I thought that you were referring to iOS (I have seen a lot of complaints about hover not working or at least not reliably on these devices, but that's at the browser level). That's what I was referring to.

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Jakee » 24 July 2020, 03:25

I strongly support this for another reason. Generally speaking non-reversible actions* in Quantum trigger a "did you mean to?" dialogue. This protects from accidental clicks.I have been moderately bothered that the picking of a card (no new information) and flipping a new card are combined into one unreversible action**. Definitely had a misclick or two myself.

So I would support this as a good mitigation for my personal gripe against reversible non-reversible and as a helpful feature to both newbies and mobile users. I could imagine making it toggleable, but I don't know how much of a hassle that could be for development.

*non-reversible actions in quantum are actions that reveal information, dice rolls(attacks and reconfigures) and drawing a new replacement card.
**Admittedly in the rules it does say that you them immediately flip a new card so...

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Ratburntro44 » 24 July 2020, 15:01

Jakee wrote:
24 July 2020, 03:25
Generally speaking non-reversible actions* in Quantum trigger a "did you mean to?" dialogue. This protects from accidental clicks.
I was also just recently reminded that it's still possible to reconfigure without a confirmation when you're using a 6's ability. Not sure if there are any other major cases left.

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by overdhump » 28 July 2020, 18:54

Jakee wrote:
24 July 2020, 03:25
I strongly support this for another reason. Generally speaking non-reversible actions* in Quantum trigger a "did you mean to?" dialogue. This protects from accidental clicks.I have been moderately bothered that the picking of a card (no new information) and flipping a new card are combined into one unreversible action**. Definitely had a misclick or two myself.

So I would support this as a good mitigation for my personal gripe against reversible non-reversible and as a helpful feature to both newbies and mobile users. I could imagine making it toggleable, but I don't know how much of a hassle that could be for development.

*non-reversible actions in quantum are actions that reveal information, dice rolls(attacks and reconfigures) and drawing a new replacement card.
**Admittedly in the rules it does say that you them immediately flip a new card so...
Agreed across the board!

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by ragaboo » 28 July 2020, 22:20

Agree. No matter the device type, my friends and I have more than a few times had the crushing experience of accidentally clicking on one of the cards not intending to take it, and having no undo action. It would definitely be appreciated.

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Re: Adding a confirmation popup on choosing a card

Post by Idsky » 01 August 2020, 19:41

This is done now.

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