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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 02:27
Thanks for fixing the problem.  I agree that having the population listed for the cities is nice, it means I don't have to go to my towns to see current populations.  I don't think it's necessary to tell players which city is their capital on the dropdown.  Do people forget which city is their capital?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 03:56
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

Do people forget which city is their capital?
lol - at the end of the tourny I was calling out to the Devs cause I couldn't find my prizes...  (>.<)  I forgot which city was my capitol cause of exodus...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 05:51
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

Do people forget which city is their capital?
Always know which city is my capital.  Sometimes Elgea and I agree to disagree.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 14:59
I like the new one so much I don't ever want it to go back.

Now all we need is an "Empire Summary" page which lists all units/resources across all towns in one screen.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 15:13
Originally posted by KillerPoodle KillerPoodle wrote:

I like the new one so much I don't ever want it to go back.

Now all we need is an "Empire Summary" page which lists all units/resources across all towns in one screen.

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Agree to both.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 18:14
I also don't mind losing the graphic, but I'd like to keep some of the old information about the cities. For players who have their cities scattered all over the face of Illyriad (like me), listing what region the city is in makes it easier to quickly find at times. And the actual city population was more useful than "large city," though I don't find this information critical for the city selection drop-down.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 01:57
Personally, I like it better. It's more compact and easier to select from :)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 13:02
On a similar side note, I'd also happily get rid of the small icon in the advanced resources pop-up.
It makes lag the pop-up quite a bit; I realize it is my slow connection, still...

Originally posted by KillerPoodle KillerPoodle wrote:


Now all we need is an "Empire Summary" page which lists all units/resources across all towns in one screen.


Yes, please. Similar to the Dashboard page.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 15:07
Originally posted by GM ThunderCat GM ThunderCat wrote:

We have temporarily disabled the graphical town chooser due to a number of issues players have been experiencing with it. A regular drop-down box now serves this function.
I expect the decision is already made about whether the desirable end-point is to have the detailed drop-box or the (current) simple one; expressing a preference is moot, because the simple one is just a temporary compromise while the detailed one is debugged. I don't think anyone's playing experience has been compromised.

FWIW, I don't mind the new drop-box. It is good for me because I can see it all without moving the eye too much (whereas previously I had to move my eyes a lot), but I slightly miss the (non-essental) population count.

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Originally posted by Babbens Babbens wrote:

Yes, please. Similar to the Dashboard page.
As much as I'd like a Dashboard page, I don't think it will arrive soon (though I'll be glad if I have to eat my words).

Speculation: Depending how the game originally evolved from single towns to multiple towns, it might need a rewrite of the things that make your resource numbers change on-screen, and it would add substantial load to the servers (and your data usage).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 17:59
Yes, we need the population back in that menu... it was such a great quick reference, meaning... "Oh, I'm going to increase my population today, what city should I focus on?"  Bam, pull down menu will tell ya where to go... NOW, player icon, towns, sort by size, sort again to get the largest first... four clicks versus one, just to get reference information.  Please 
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