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Our games => Cartographers => Topic started by: Haplo on 20/04/21, 05:28pm

Title: Needs Allowance to Reposition a Just-Placed Piece
Post by: Haplo on 20/04/21, 05:28pm
More than any other game on here, this game desperately needs a re-do function. There are games where numerous special rules are in effect and an accidentally misplaced piece can cost you the game (just happened to me). This is stupid. In a real board game, you would simply fix it as soon as you realized. An in-person opponent isn't going to say, "No way! You can't shift it at all!" without sounding like a real piece of work. No one wants to play with people like that.

So, there should be an option to lift a just-placed piece and place it elsewhere.

Title: Re: Needs Allowance to Reposition a Just-Placed Piece
Post by: Amber S. on 20/04/21, 07:15pm
Happens to me a lot. Sometimes the piece jumps.
I feel your pain. 
I would love it if this could be a feature
Title: Re: Needs Allowance to Reposition a Just-Placed Piece
Post by: Alex B. on 20/04/21, 07:34pm
Really bad with phones.  Hex Roller seems to have it better as it takes steps to make a move.
Title: Re: Needs Allowance to Reposition a Just-Placed Piece
Post by: Jimmy V. on 21/04/21, 09:28am
I fully understand how undos can be useful and I feel your pain too.

There is just one tiny problem. Undos are very hard to program as they add an extra layer of complexity. It is a bit like multiplying by 2 the complexity of the interface. Maybe not quite 2x but a lot. You can't imagine the number of bugs we corrected in HexRoller (because of the undo added complexity) to get things right in the end. For that game, it was more like 3x, 4x actually.

Title: Re: Needs Allowance to Reposition a Just-Placed Piece
Post by: King on 21/04/21, 10:29am
On touchscreens the tiles do often move after committing - it's really annoying. i think a short (maybe 3 seconds) time to redo the last move would be awesome.

Or maybe a second "ok" click, maybe only if a new "touchscreen option" is checked.
Title: Re: Needs Allowance to Reposition a Just-Placed Piece
Post by: Haplo on 22/04/21, 04:13pm
Undos are very hard to program as they add an extra layer of complexity.

If that's the case, then Cartographers should instead have a Preview function. This would allow a player to place a piece, see how it affected their score based on the operative rules during that game, and have a chance to place it differently before they commit.