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Title: Screenshots - your opinion
Post by: Happy Meeple on 14/01/20, 03:45pm
Hello,

We have started to work on a new feature. This feature takes screenshots of your world map and/or the final state of a game (score + final position). It is also conceivable to make this feature available to other parts of the platform (like ranking tables).
We would like to discuss the subject with you and see if you come up with interesting ideas. The way that this feature will be done is still quite open. No doubt that you can come up with some very useful comments to help us shape that feature.

Main goals

There are 2 main goals:

Challenges

The main issue with the screenshot feature is that it takes some time.
On a recent iPad, it takes about 0.4 second.
On a powerful desktop PC, it takes between 1.5 and 2 seconds (Chrome and Firefox).
On a slow iPhone 6, it takes between 5 and 10 seconds.

For the world map screenshot to be really useful, it would need to be sent to our servers regularly, ideally every time the player makes a change. It is difficult to do this in the background as the operation of taking a screenshot makes the browser semi-responsive. It would therefore need to interrupt the natural flow of the interface, but how and when? How often? This not clear.

For the final state of a game, the problem is probably easier to solve. We have not tried yet, but we suppose the screenshot of an endgame situation will be much faster than for the world map. Moreover, it is clear when it needs to be done, only once at the end of the game. It may still slow down the endgame process though.

Let us know your thoughts!



Title: Re: Screenshots - your opinion
Post by: Luciano B. on 17/01/20, 02:27pm
Great feature: I like the idea of sharing the final state of a game and share it with others!
Title: Re: Screenshots - your opinion
Post by: Alex B. on 18/01/20, 06:28pm
It would be cool to record that *one* time you got all 12 cards of a colour in Lost Cities.
Title: Re: Screenshots - your opinion
Post by: Jeanbastien K. on 22/01/20, 12:13pm
Cool
like it :)
Title: Re: Screenshots - your opinion
Post by: Andrew H. on 07/05/20, 06:18am
I don't like this feature at all and find it mildly annoying.  I don't think I would ever use it.  OK, wait, if I DID get all 12 cards of a color in LC, well maybe...