Selecting dices counter intuitive

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Mojoword
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Selecting dices counter intuitive

Post by Mojoword » 11 November 2020, 23:21

Selected dices roll, and I find it very counter intuitive. I see the red outline and x, but only after being disappointed when the dices I selected start rolling, I remember the meaning.

I’m pretty sure after a lot of games it will become a new habit, but to be honest, to me it is a reason to not play this game anymore.


Am I the only one or do more players experience that selected dices should stay, not roll?

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BlookyTheFurry
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Re: Selecting dices counter intuitive

Post by BlookyTheFurry » 16 November 2020, 02:04

Well, you select the dices than click in roll again. Looks good for me ;3

KongKing123
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Re: Selecting dices counter intuitive

Post by KongKing123 » 16 November 2020, 10:26

I do think it would be more intuitive to select the ones you want to keep, but that would also take more clicks. I assume that's why it was implemented this way.

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varietyCH
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Re: Selecting dices counter intuitive

Post by varietyCH » 22 November 2020, 23:41

Counter intuitive as well.

I played it with a friend who is new to Online Boardgames and he told me the same.

I know Yahtzee impkementations from other websites and games like the one on Switch and it's always the other way., therefore you have to mark the dices you wish to keep. As in a real life game: You take the ones you keep aside and then roll the others again.

At least it should be an option.

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Jest Phulin
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Re: Selecting dices counter intuitive

Post by Jest Phulin » 23 November 2020, 01:45

varietyCH wrote:
22 November 2020, 23:41
As in a real life game: You take the ones you keep aside and then roll the others again.
Or you pick up the ones you need to roll again, and either push the ones you keep to one side or roll in a new area.

"Intuitive" is based on previous experience. (I mean, how intuitive is ctrl-c and ctrl-v, inherently, but every text box now needs to support those keys.) Changing from select rerolls to select ones to keep would cause massive confusion, and making an option to do either would not only cause massive confusion, but require rewriting the entire selection procedure of the game.

twenty9oh7
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Re: Selecting dices counter intuitive

Post by twenty9oh7 » 23 November 2020, 09:11

Much easier to roll all 5, if need be, when it is set up to click the dice you wish to keep. I have gotten used to it, but it is opposite of every other virtual rendition I have played.

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