Gateway is definitely a very good idea of a game tool and I think it has great potential, I would support a couple of suggestions I read that i think should be coordinated and integrated.
Mobile app: the web interface is functional and it offers the advantage of cross-platform availability, but I think in the end you should also offer a mobile dedicated app for Android and iOS in order to offer a better experience and better performances
Assignments and related topics: I think assignments are the most obvious addition you can make to this application.
Assignments came with a very simple interface in the game already, so I think this is no issue to adapt it to the website. This would allow users to login more frequently to check the progress, collect rewards and start new assignments.
I suppose it is a common scenario that a lot of users do not login very often in the game because they not always have the PC turned on, but of course they can access the web interface more often and from a various kind of devices.
In order to make this useful, Inventory and Replicator should also be available. Bonus would be Exchange and maybe R&D
I'm finding the same trouble. I use IE8 to log onto Gateway, it always takes a while to load and after a few minutes it says "Closed for Maintenance". But funny if I switch windows while it's loading it temporarily works. Then I go to click and it then shows the "Closed for Maintenance".
And it constantly asking for a 1-time code, is really becoming annoying.
I'm "That Guy".
Last edited by azurianstar; 01-02-2013 at 09:39 AM.
You must implement privacy options for Gateway. If you cannot click on someone's avatar in game and obtain all their setup details then anyone should not be freely able to do so outside the game using your Gateway.
Those who want to publicly display and link their setups should be allowed to via Privacy Permissions:
Permission for Fleet to View
Permission for Friends to View
Permission for All to View
Permissions per account or per character would be best. This way you can get ahead of any possible misuse or abuse of Gateway information.
Last edited by eagledraco; 01-02-2013 at 05:03 PM.