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#61 NTactical-Reboot

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:48 AM

Thank you for being more constructive and a little more open to discussion lately Mick. Noticed and appreciated!

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 01:41 AM

Is it correct to assume that the new iOS version of the Stratego multiplayer game that was released today has the same issues as the Android version? I don't plan on "upgrading" until the new version is polished. 



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:39 AM

Is it correct to assume that the new iOS version of the Stratego multiplayer game that was released today has the same issues as the Android version? I don't plan on "upgrading" until the new version is polished.


sdc81, since you know about the iOS version of things, you could sure help by reporting from that perspective. I know nothing of apple products whatsoever. But I greatly agree with your cautionary approach. I myself got caught up in "Stratego Scouts" as more of less a public service, using my only account to review the new app. Then one day after being told I could go back at any time they pulled that plug and I got stuck with the new app inexplicably.

So if you have an alias to donate to science 😎, that would be the safest way to test and review the new iOS when it arrives. It would be a very insightful thing to do.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:22 AM

Is it correct to assume that the new iOS version of the Stratego multiplayer game that was released today has the same issues as the Android version? I don't plan on "upgrading" until the new version is polished. 

 

No, that version is a little newer.

We try to sync both versions, but both Google and iOS have different ways of submitting, which makes syncing updates impossible...

 

Please review it if you have the time!

 

Then one day after being told I could go back at any time they pulled that plug and I got stuck with the new app inexplicably.

 

We always were very open about the new app replacing the old  :)


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:17 PM

 

We always were very open about the new app replacing the old  :)

 

That is true! The problem is that you must take seriously in account the opinion of your clients.

These are some comments about the new app

http://i.imgur.com/W6h6Duq.png

 

Customer Reviews

Utter Garbage
     

by Please update ASAP Bethesda

This new update makes me sick to my stomach. Never mind the new downgraded/casual art style, but the true disgrace of this update is the sheer amount of removed features. All of my previous multiplayer progress is gone, all of my custom setups are gone, the option to create setups before entering a game is gone, and worst of all, is the segregation of singleplayer and multiplayer modes into separate apps. When I originally purchased the game for $10, I believed I was indefinitely getting both options. But the fact I have to pay an extra $3 for a singleplayer that I already owned is just a scummy business move by Youda Games. At least give us old players the Singleplayer app for free, even though I seriously doubt that happening. Lastly, I should not be getting ads for a $10 game, PERIOD. And no, I shouldn't have to pay to remove the annoying ads. Overall, just an immensely disappointing "update" that removes features, rather than adding them. But alas, good things must come to an end eventually...

Really?
     
by BIGWes28

Wow. This went from a 5-star game to 2-stars. This update is TERRIBLE in so many ways. First, the new UI is ridiculous and cartoonish. I prefer the old look...the one that actually looks like the board game. At least give us the option to choose.
Second, this is CLEARLY a money grab. They took away a bunch of features that I had already used coins to get from the previous game and are trying to make people buy them again. Paying to have a saved setup? Total greed. 
This app just went from great to awful. I will be deleting it unless an update comes out soon that fixes this mess they created.

Update is a joke!
     
by Rocky1234

The update is horrible. Clunky game play, smaller field, and ridiculous animation. Completely ruined. One of my favorite games to play is gone.

Nope
     
by Tatathomas

I installed, created an account, hit "Quick Play" and got confronted with a video ad. I then uninstalled it. No thank you.



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:31 PM

Things are simple. Let people speak.

What we prefere to have as graphics? 

This?

 

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or this ?

 

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Maybe the bottom one, I think.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:53 PM

 

That is true! The problem is that you must take seriously in account the opinion of your clients.

These are some comments about the new app

 

 

Customer Reviews
Really?
     
by BIGWes28

Wow. This went from a 5-star game to 2-stars. This update is TERRIBLE in so many ways. First, the new UI is ridiculous and cartoonish. I prefer the old look...the one that actually looks like the board game. At least give us the option to choose.
Second, this is CLEARLY a money grab. They took away a bunch of features that I had already used coins to get from the previous game and are trying to make people buy them again. Paying to have a saved setup? Total greed. 
This app just went from great to awful. I will be deleting it unless an update comes out soon that fixes this mess they created.

Update is a joke!
     
by Rocky1234

The update is horrible. Clunky game play, smaller field, and ridiculous animation. Completely ruined. One of my favorite games to play is gone.

Nope
     
by Tatathomas

I installed, created an account, hit "Quick Play" and got confronted with a video ad. I then uninstalled it. No thank you.

 

 

 

Funny, because the ratings and activity are higher than it ever was...

Every game has a vocal minority of people who complain. A person is more likely to complain than to say they liked it.

 

Ofcourse everyone is entitled to their opinion :)


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:45 PM

My official stratego game is gone now I have stratego mp that s not what I want I cannot play anymore it s a shit app.
I hope I can get back the official stratego app.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:47 PM

The field on the updated version is minuscule. Forget about playing on a laptop. This is my preference because I can play on the sly when my wife isn't in the same room. 

 

My wife has currently banned me from all things Stratego  :rolleyes:


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:00 PM

Come on give us the old app of stratego if not there are many players play anymore

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:06 PM

And I lost all my points now I have 100 points

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:14 PM

My wife has currently banned me from all things Stratego  :rolleyes:

LOL, I know what you mean :lol:


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:52 PM

Mick can you give me my points back I had 482 points and now 100.
And I want to say this app is very bad I play on a iPad the view is horrible.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:01 PM

I prefer the portrait style version of the new app compared to the landscape style. Everything is much bigger. Yes you have to push on a graveyards button but I don't find this problematic.

Landscape with graveyards:
http://i.imgur.com/EOv2hIMh.jpg

Portrait:
http://i.imgur.com/SPvPY9S.png

Portrait graveyards:
http://i.imgur.com/zSB16DZ.png

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:21 PM

I think the portrait style is fine because the icons are just bigger. The fact that the graveyards are not visible all the time is not much of a problem for me since I don't have to look there all the time anyway.

 

When it comes to the graphics of the pieces I have to say that I dislike both the standard type on the app (way too cartoonish and all pieces from the colonel down to the sergeant look similar) and the standard one that you get when playing on the website (not what I remember from the board game but at least the pieces all look different). Fortunately the old fashioned pieces that I remember from the board game I grew up with are still available in the app for free. It's pretty weird that you can get this for free on the app but not on the website, but anyway...

 

None of the funny extras like special avatars, board game layouts and piece graphics interest me enough to pay for it but I guess it's nice to have them as an option.

 

I noticed that there is also a single-player app which is not free unfortunately. I'd probably give that a go if it would be free, but anyway I'd probably lose interest pretty quickly since it's nicer to play against real people instead of some AI system.



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:27 PM

I wish the graveyards showed the pieces rank and all of the pieces were in one column instead of two.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:47 PM

Personally, I can not get used the new app. If I had to choose between old and new app I would choose the old official stratego app.
I think that needed someone to have pay extra pions. I have done it because I considered necessary.
Some of you do not agree with my opinions, however all you will be surprised to see my next screenshot of a game tournament with the new app and that's because you will not choose the new app in a tournament game.
My ratio (%) is down by quick arena games (I can not make setup)  :)
I wonder if the children have different opinions, I will ask their opinions by our junior stratego team.
I hope to have a few days a more comprehensive view, perhaps now is a little early !
I have an account in another site but I play only here , I trust the stratego.com team that will do the best for his customer.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:08 AM

I wish the graveyards showed the pieces rank and all of the pieces were in one column instead of two.


I don't know if there'd be enough room on the graveyards screen to list actual piece rank names, but they might be able to throw a rank number on each piece to help identify them.

And putting them in one line would be tight on the small screen, though I agree with you that the side-by-side presentation isn't as quick to grasp.

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:16 AM

I don't know if there'd be enough room on the graveyards screen to list actual piece rank names, but they might be able to throw a rank number on each piece to help identify them.

 

This is what I meant.

 

And putting them in one line would be tight on the small screen, though I agree with you that the side-by-side presentation isn't as quick to grasp. 

 

Maybe, the UI could be shrunk to make it fit. I just find the current layout to be annoying.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 01:38 PM

Hi
I also like THE old stratego
And hope that iT wil chance back to THE old wanne

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