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I know there are threads that are already talking about the web gateway, but I wanted to start one just to give Cryptic focused feedback about the features we'd like to see it have eventually.

My feeling is, not only could it expose certain management-type functions from within the game -- such as managing DOFF's, Bank, Inventory, Fleet, etc. -- but that it might make some other enhancements possible that wouldn't make it into the actual game any time soon.

A few suggestions for posting:

  1. Please don't get into the whole "mobile app" debate. They've already told us it's web-based, so let's run with that. Maybe iOS/Android/Windows apps could come later.
  2. Let's not try to design it for them. This is basically about feature requests for future upgrades of the Gateway.
  3. Bear in mind that this is supposed to enhance the game, not replace it. We won't be flying ships, running missions, STF's, PvP over the web, so please don't suggest it.
  4. Try not to post a wall of text. Use paragraphs and try to keep it as simple and specific as you can. If your idea is very complicated, maybe you could start a separate thread about that and then link it here.
  5. These are just suggestions. Feel free to say whether you like or dislike a specific idea, but let's not get caught in a heated debate about them.
  6. This is basically a wish list. Let's not worry too much about prioritizing things or how practical they are. Let Cryptic worry about that.
  7. Please stay on-topic. This is not supposed to be for gripes, complaints, or arguments about the game.

Thanks!
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# 2
10-19-2012, 09:26 AM
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# 3
10-19-2012, 09:32 AM
I'll start off...


Bank Management

- Move items from bank to inventory
- Move items from bank to account bank
- Deposit/Withdraw EC's from account bank
- Sort items by name, type, quality, etc.
- Sell items on the Exchange
- Buy bank slots

Inventory Management

- Move items from inventory to bank (or account bank)
- Split/join stacks
- Deposit/Withdraw EC's from account bank
- Sort items by name, type, quality, etc.
- Sell items on the Exchange
- Buy items from the Replicator
- Buy inventory slots
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# 4
10-19-2012, 09:40 AM
DOff System:

- Assigning DOFFs to missions and starting missions
- Viewing the DOff roster
- Buying DOff packs from the C-Store
- Dismissing DOFFs
- Reassign Underperforming DOffs (DOff upgrading)
- (DOff Shredding)
- filter DOFF roster view and add a search capability
- Move DOFFs from Reserve to Active, and back
- export DOFF rosters to file or email
- buy DOFF slots
- view current and completed assignments
- view available assignments in current location
- view overview with slots open, completed, in-progress, & CXP totals

Stretch goals:

- Transfer ship to different sectors (for sector-specific mission, colony mission chains, etc.)
- (for system in general): DOff stats: see how often certain DOFFs are used, in order to better determine which ones to keep and which ones to reassign or shred
-- Ability to flag DOFFs for reassignment or shredding

* May require Portal Inventory management for any gear, crafting items, or commodities obtained through DOff missions

I don't care how long you've been playing. I only care about how you play.
And remember to follow the rules.

Last edited by obsidiusrex; 10-19-2012 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Added BlueGeek's suggestions
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# 5
10-19-2012, 10:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by obsidiusrex View Post
DOff System:

{snip}
I'll just add,

- filter DOFF roster view and add a search capability
- Move DOFFs from Reserve to Active, and back
- export DOFF rosters to file or email
- buy DOFF slots

- view current and completed assignments
- view available assignments in current location
- view overview with slots open, completed, in-progress, & CXP totals
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Last edited by bluegeek; 10-19-2012 at 10:25 AM.
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# 6
10-19-2012, 10:08 AM
Security

Since we'd like to see the web gateway able to do some kinds of in-game transactions, it's going to be really important that our characters can't get hacked and our in-game stuff stolen or deleted.

Something similar to the Account Guard functionality, maybe. Optional email notifications and alerts, maybe. The transactions themselves have got to be secure, with no possibility of interception, replay, or lost transactions.

Easier said than done, I know, but absolutely necessary.
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# 7
10-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Trade?
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Oh, lovely, I can't even requote the Douglas Adams quote I used to have here I WANT IT BACK!!!!
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# 8
10-19-2012, 11:31 AM
Mail

- Read, delete, and compose mail (items would still have to be retrieved at a mail terminal, probably)
- Integration with forum PM's
- Forward or notify to third-party email account (opt-in)?


Fleet Management

- Send invites
- Promote/Demote members
- Set messages
- View logs/reports
- Expanded Fleet calendar/events
- Export roster to file or email
- Manage fleet holdings (view & set projects)
- Contribute to projects

Question: Should Fleet permissions and dismiss members be in-game functions only?
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# 9
11-01-2012, 08:13 AM
I'm sure pre-S7 items are getting a lot of attention, but I wanted to keep this thread alive.

I had an idea that the Web Gateway might allow some kinds of mini-games and mini-missions that would be difficult to do in the game proper. Perhaps even to prototype or test trial alternative gameplay that might be directly incorporated into the game itself later on.

Web development is likely to be a bit more nimble in that regard. Maybe we could finally get STO poker...

Another thing I'd like to see in the STO Gateway are newsfeeds from these forums. It could broaden the audience for topics that aren't too visible to players who aren't spending any time on the forums. Newsfeeds from the Federation News Network, Release Notes, and the Dev Tracker would be useful for some one-stop browsing.

Oh, and Official polls. It could make it easier for Cryptic to poll the Community for feedback.
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# 10
11-01-2012, 08:35 AM
At the very least on the Doff front, I would expect all of the ship officer missions to be available.

As for things I'd like to see, beside all of the above, I would like to see a captain look up feature, where you can see other captain's profiles, and maybe all of an accounts different characters. Nothing invasive, but just what you can see of another character in game. I think we used to be able to do that, would be nice ot read someone bio without chasing them across the sector.

Maybe a privacy button if you didn't want anyone looking at that.
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