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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 7/28/2008 6:44 AM EST : What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
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Aaron Lewis
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Hi there!

We've gotten behind on several expansions, additions, and the like for some of the games we host guilds for.  Specifically, we're wondering what we're missing along these lines:

  • Areas of the game.  The zones listed when you are adding or viewing an event, etc.  What's not there that should be?
  • Classes/races.  What's been added that's missing?  What's named incorrectly?
  • Roster stuff.  What should be displayed that isn't?  What's displayed that doesn't really matter to anybody and should be removed to make room for more important data?
  • Content types.  Are there any types of content that you consistently feel the need for, that is specific to your game, that you would like to see added?

There is one topic like this for each of the games we host, at least the top several, and they are stickied in the Feature Requests forum.  Please, if you would, post only in the one that's specific to your game.  We're trying to clean house before we add some things people have been asking for for a long time now, so your help is very appreciated!

As always, thank you for choosing GuildPortal!

Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Harlinator (New Admin) 8/19/2008 11:26 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
Harlinator
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Need monster player or 'creep' classes/races for new characters.  Also, some classes are restricted to certain races for both 'freep' classes/races and creeps.
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Toby Shenandoah (New Admin) 8/23/2008 8:53 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
Toby Shenandoah
Posts: 132
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Need a gold category for guild funds.  Only silver and copper are available.
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DancesInTrees (New Admin) 9/17/2008 7:53 PM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
DancesInTrees
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As posted above, the 6 creep classes need adding.
It would also be lovely to have Warden and Rune-keeper in the list before the expansion arrives.

Location in the sign-up box - in the past dozen or so events, I've only managed to use this maybe twice. Please give us a space to type in the location of our choice. It would be much easier than you having to update with hundreds of new locations - I don't think any locations from any of the updates are there, not even Evendim, which was well over a year ago.

In the signup box, the choice of Tank/DPS/Healer is wonderful, but we really need a "Support Class" option (or possibly CC, but that still leaves Captains out) for Burgs, LMs and Capts.


2 not-really game-specific requests:

A bit more flexability on who can access which forums. We've recently had need to allow a non-officer access to the officer forums for a while; it seems the only way to do this was to make him a (forum) officer for the time. I'd like to be able to grant specific extra permissions in odd cases like this.
(I have used phpbb a fair bit & am used to their extreme flexability, but I realise that would probably be rather over the top here.)

The ability to see (probably at officer level) a list of recent sign-ups / cancellations / changes to events on the calendar - similar to the forum recent activity. An at-a-glance view would save me a lot of time spent hopping through each day individually, checking how many & trying to remember who was there but has removed themselves etc.

(This isn't missing, but please please stop messing with the shout box, one day it's fine, the next it's taking up half the page, the next it's a scrolly that makes getting to stuff below a nuisance, then it goes to name on one line, shout on the next, then it reverts to normal again & we breathe a sigh of relief but wonder 'how long till they mess it up again?'.)
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AryelMourneblade (New Admin) 10/4/2008 6:11 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
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DancesInTrees said:

In the signup box, the choice of Tank/DPS/Healer is wonderful, but we really need a "Support Class" option (or possibly CC, but that still leaves Captains out) for Burgs, LMs and Capts.


Actually, if we could just have the class listed instead of a "role". I think it would be way easier to see the actual composition of raids.
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DancesInTrees (New Admin) 10/6/2008 4:56 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
DancesInTrees
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Agreed - but I'm assuming they are using the same role listing across all the games. I may be wrong.

I know in LotRO we tend to know which class we want for specific things (unlike say EQ2where  it makes little difference whether your healer is a Warden or a Fury)
Even in LotRO there's some flexability as to which class.
Tank for Uru? Guard, Capt, Champ all work.
Healer? That'll probably cover the RK as well as Minst - and in some cases a Capt is sufficient.
What if you're setting up a creep event?
Plus add in the chances of GP actually adding the new classes before 2011 *roll eyes*

So I'd like to stick with role but include CC and/or Supp0rt.

(fwiw, I list my characters as eg Emma 50 Minst in my character settings, and many of my kin do similar.)




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Ardra Ruthànakhàs (New Admin) 11/21/2008 8:11 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
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There are a huge number of locations that need to be added. Ideally, I would suggest adding an overall feature to GP that allows people to manually enter a location (such as a housing address or something specific like "Campsite at the Nen Harn" or "Kinship Hall"), which would save you all a huge deal of work. In Evendim alone there are a plethora of locations that must be added, not to mention everything that's been added since then. I'll try to put together a database, but my primary suggest would be the means to manually enter a location as an alternate option to choosing event locations from the drop-down list.

Some improved forum search functionality also is a common need. There's no simple way to look up all the posts by a particular player, or search the forums as a whole : )

Will look into that locations list...
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Ardra Ruthànakhàs (New Admin) 11/21/2008 11:10 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
Ardra Ruthànakhàs
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Here's some starter locations for the list. I didn't use any of the special punctations that often go over the names since I wasn't sure if these are available on the drop down. While I tried to be thorough, its likely I've missed a few but here's some to get you started : ) :

Evendim-

  • The Gloaming Falls
  • Dol Haedir
  • The Even-Rills
  • Cirith Rhiw
  • Tum Fuin
  • The Duskencleft
  • The Eave-mere
  • The Eavespires
  • Swiftbrook
  • Amon Moth
  • The Twisted Grove
  • Rushingdale
  • Rantost
  • Tham Habad
  • Barad Rath
  • Emyn Uial
  • Tyrn Fornech
  • Ost Forod
  • Nan Orngon
  • Tham Andalath
  • Canadiach
  • Parth Aduial
  • Tinnudur
  • Tinnudur Keep
  • Tham Varan
  • Tham Narbath
  • High King's Crossing
  • Barad Tharsir
  • Lithost
  • The Sand-Mounds
  • Arthobel
  • Barandalf
  • Men Erain
  • Tham Sarch
  • Haudh Elendur
  • Haudh Valandur
  • Haudh Elendil
  • Haudh Arantar
  • Haudh Tarcil
  • Minathranc
  • Tham Laegamon
  • Dwaling
  • Tyl Ruinen
  • Bullroarer's Sward
  • Stonecrop Tor
  • Oatbarton
  • The Bleakleaf Crest
  • Bullroarer's Throat
Annuminas-

  • Tyl Annun
  • Ariant
  • Port of Annuminas
  • Tirband
  • Gwaelband
  • Adannon
  • Clorhir
  • Menelband
  • Gaerannon
  • Echad Garthadir
Homesteads (these are where the ability to custom enter locations would be most useful as there are many, many, many neighborhoods in each homestead, and specific addresses within those)-

  • Bree-land Homesteads
  • Shire Homesteads
  • Thorin's Hall Homesteads
  • Falathlorn Homesteads
Forochel-

  • Kuru-Leiri
  • Talvi-muri
  • Zigilgund
  • Lansi-ma
  • Ita-ma
  • Pynti-Peldot
  • Ja-Rannit
  • Suri-Kyla
  • Ja-Kuru
  • Taur Orthon
  • Kauppa-Kohta
  • Kibilzahar
  • Hylje-leiri
  • Jotunstath
  • Barad Gaurhoth
  • Vesi-Paista
  • The Lonesome Stones
  • Icereave Mines
  • Norsu-Hauta
  • Kissa-sari
  • Janis-leiri
  • Leijona-kotin
  • Voi-teltta
  • Pynti-leiri
  • Ja-reitti
  • Hammastuss-pesa
  • Kohkea-jarvi
  • Metsasta-sija
  • Tuli-mait
  • The Ironspan
Misty Mountains-

  • North High-Pass
  • South High-Pass
  • Goblintown
  • Pinnath Fenui
  • Cirith Daur
  • Vindurhal
  • Ghashru
  • The Mountain's Throat
  • The Black Crack
  • Starkhath
  • Hrimbarg
  • Northtarn
  • Writhenbores
  • Ceber Los
  • Men Helch
  • Erforgh Cleft
Rivendell-

  • Imlad Gelair
  • Guest Suites


Trollshaws-

  • Tal Bruinen
  • Eryn Singor
  • Echad Candelleth
  • Garbert's Cottage
  • Crumbled Cellar
  • Forgotten Monument
  • Cirith Ulunn
  • Delossad

Ered Luin-

  • Sarnur
  • Noglond
  • Orodost

Eregion (this is extremely limited as I haven't gotten to explore the whole area)-

  • Gwingris
  • Pend Eregion
  • Hollin Ridge
  • Glad Ereg
  • Echad Eregion
  • High Hollin
  • Low Hollin
  • Mirobel
  • Tham Mirdain
  • Emyn Naer
  • Nan Sirannon
  • Echad Dunnan
  • Red Horn Pass
  • The Walls of Moria
  • Echad Guaradan
  • Sad Thareg
  • Sad Rechu
  • Daergil
  • Sad Umroval
  • Burnt Tor
  • Torech Andraug
  • Filgogan
  • The Brackwater
  • Stair Falls
  • The Black Pool
  • The Gate Stream
  • Durin's Door
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KlythTWC (Guild Admin) 1/12/2009 4:11 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?
KlythTWC
Posts: 499
Fingers of Fury!

Is it really necessary to add every single region in the game?

Wouldn't it be adequate to add:

Large regions (e.g. Angmar, Mirobel, Misty Mountains, 21st Hall); Instances (Carn Dum, Fil Gashan, Grand Stair); Towns & Homesteads (Rivendell, Bree-land Homesteads).

That way, they don't have to invest unneeded time creating an entry for every POI or subregion within a map (Burnt Tor, Gwingris, Pend Eregion)... 

Doesn't just saying "Eregion" say enough for an event? Or "Library at Tham Mirdain," if you're doing an instance?

I'd also like to see an update to the Role section of the events... DPS/Healer/Tank doesn't really cut it.


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Eochain (New Admin) 1/26/2009 5:43 AM EST : RE: What's missing for your game [LoTR]?

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Eochain
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I would say to leave the locations out of a list and allow the user to enter where the rally / meeting point is for events - makes it so much easier and allows people to put their own in-game house address.

I agree that the roles of CC and support should be added to the classes in the events sign-up.

If possible could we have it that if a user clicks on an image in the small scrolling image gallery - that it brings you to that image (or pop-ups the full image)?


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