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Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 17:51:05


QueefBalls
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As Pooncrew mentioned in another thread, I've been playing Warlight for close to a year now. I've come along way from the time. when I thought this was just a random risk app in the Google Play store (I honestly didn't find out about the desktop site until several months after I created my account).

While I still prefer the convenience and ease of the mobile app to logging on to my laptop when I want to play, I have to say that in the year I've been playing, there have been minimal, if any, updates to the app. The interface isn't bad, but I wish some features could be incorporated, like listing boot times on game icons, the ability to link to territories in chat, and most of all, the next game button. Not to mention lack of access to the forum and to tournament pages.

Maybe I'm wrong or taking a bad sample, but when I ask other players, at least half, if not more, seem to play primarily on mobile. So why are we not seeing updates to accommodate this? I'm not exactly an expert in the business, but in the field I work in, we're seeing a huge push to mobile over web, for easy access and faster spread of information. To me it makes sense to have mobile app improvements as a top priority for this game to grow.

Playing warlight on your phone is a great way to kill or waste time. That's why I got into it in the first place. But right now, playing on mobile takes away some key features of the game, and makes it frustrating for so many players.

Sorry for the Wednesday rant guys, just something I've been thinking about recently.

Happy Hump Day!

QB
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:01:41


Catus Cauda
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Ya thats true. I even stopped playing on mobile, because of that.
I agree that the app needs an update!
Maybe make an uservoice.

Edited 10/7/2015 18:01:48
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:05:38


Pooncrew 
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Couldn't agree more Queefballs, I play at work so the desktop is a no go, next game button would be really ideal for me because I prefer to just plow through my games. I know fizdog said that the app isnt his priority, but considering half the players use mobile as their preffered platform its time to update the app
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:12:16


Nogals 
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yeah, you're right. I don't use the mobile app that much to begin with but when I'm forced to I hate doing so. Make a uservoice and I'll upvote
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:32:46


Judeburger 
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Mobile gaming is the future, and if warlight wants to be viable long term the app needs a lot of work. But a lot of features would be difficult to incorporate into a phone app, based on limited space and the need for larger buttons. Improving the app may need to come at the price of simplifying the game and limiting features to only the most valuable.

I only use the phone app when I'm on vacation for more than a few days.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:33:14


Strategos
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The ads bother me. I rarely used my Qi account to play on the app and instead always used non-member accounts. I always felt like the ads and thus smaller screen obstructed my vision of the board and thereby weakened my ability to see and feel the game. I felt I was always at 85-90% with the ads on my screen. Now that I have a new member account and better vision, I feel like I am at 95% with the app.

No Fog < Ad Fog < Light Fog < Normal Fog < Heavy Fog < Complete Fog

No luck, right? Player A has a computer with a normal screen. Player B has an app with ads. It's completely fair, right? In essence, they are playing the game with different fog levels.

Edited 10/7/2015 18:34:13
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:33:46


Pooncrew 
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Nice pussy Jude
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:37:35


Judeburger 
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Thanks, I'm thinking of shaving it but I think I prefer it hairy.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:44:15


ChrisCMU 
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I would use the app a lot more if it had mail through it, and also the tournaments page. I find a lot of users never check those and just use the mobile app (I still check the website on my phone for those two items when away from a PC).

I think the interface in a game is great, I just wish it had mail/tournaments integrated at some point. I can't think of a more impactful thing for Fizzer to work on actually, given how many people I know that only use the app and could go a week with never seeing a tournament invite or mail sent to them.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:47:20


Judeburger 
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Chris, that is going to be a problem in the clan league I'm afraid...
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:49:56


master of desaster 
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actually you can do (almost) everything if you Combine Internet and app. mails are accessible via normal Internet on the phone. i agree that an update would be great tough. the app crashes everytime i had a game open and i reopen the app or open a game on the Internet and i get redirected to the app. Also some maps have dark places and won't load them until you zoom in a lot
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:51:16


QueefBalls
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I actually find the ads on mobile to be less intrusive than on PC. The ads show up on my phone in a banner above the gameplay area, whereas on PC they pop up into the actual game screen. I thought no I've just gotten used to ignoring three top of my screen on the phone
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 18:59:07


Fan the Apostle
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True , it needs an update ATS an outdated WL : 3.8.1 , I am forced to live with it till I get a PC

Edit : I am forced to play on mums potato PC , which crashes every 2 mins just to do everything

Edited 10/7/2015 19:06:47
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/7/2015 19:30:21


QueefBalls
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Oh Chris yeah messaging would be key too, I forgot to mention that in my original post. I try to check the mobile site as often as possible, but if I'm busy on a weekend or travelling, I might not see a message or tournament invite until days later.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/8/2015 15:46:24


Pooncrew 
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Every update to the game should be reflected on the app. Its been over a year, the app should be up to date.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/8/2015 16:19:58


[NL] kempo95
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I actually don't have ads on the mobile app :P

But I use the app mostly when I am in class, on the way or waiting. And that is also where it is meant for I think.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/8/2015 16:25:12


Master Ryiro 
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i don't see any ads on my mobile app as well
is it because they are region specific?
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 11:41:13


[NL] kempo95
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I see them now :(
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 13:13:26


(ง︡'-'︠)ง let's fight!! 
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... because they who only play with mobile cant make noise in forums
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 18:29:17

DanWL 
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+1
There isn't even any music, but there's sound. Also, you can't see your opponents' picks, when going through the history of a game.

I've got to use the app so that I don't get booted and being able to take part in the ladders and CLOTs. I can only access my laptop on weekends.

Edited 10/14/2015 08:30:41
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 18:54:20


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Stop complaining Windows phone don't even have the Warlight app.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 19:09:44

MrHymen
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Stop complaining Windows phone don't even have the Warlight app.


So much that.

Also there are FAR more important things that need to be done other than a crappy phone app update right now. The app works but if you want to be serious about WL then realistically you should play on a Computer.

How anyone can play serious strategy on a phone screen is far beyond me.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 19:19:32


ChrisCMU 
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You can still do everything on the phone, just use a browser on it for the mail, forums, etc.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/13/2015 19:37:50


Epicular
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If Fizzer had any sense of business - which he clearly does given the slew of changes done against the will of the community and in favor of earning more money - then he would spend a lot more time developing the app.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/14/2015 00:31:44


QueefBalls
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Hymen: what are these more important changes you'd like to see? Honestly, if I had to choose, I still prefer playing on mobile, since I'm not home very much and don't have computer access most of the time. But there are a few features, as myself and others have mentioned in this thread, that would make the app that much better.

I disagree that you need to use PC if you want to be "serious" about this game. Actually, I'd say playing on mobile would actually be MORE helpful if you're that serious, since you could take your turns more frequently. But in any case, it's a relatively simple game that doesn't require a very powerful device to run, nor does it require basically any RAM. But the convenience of playing on mobile is what's going to attract new players. As someone said before, mobile gaming is the future. And if significant updates aren't made to the app, Warlight is missing out on a pretty significant customer base.

PS - slightly unrelated message to the Windows phone crowd: I've been in your shoes. I was on team BlackBerry for 4 years before I switched to Android. If apps are important to you, don't get a phone where most developers don't create anything for that operating system.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/14/2015 00:46:15

MrHymen
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1. I didn't say you NEED to use a pc to be serious. I said it is far beyond me. If anything that would have been a compliment but whatever. You guys always take stuff the wrong way from me. Pretty sure it's on purpose at this point.

2. The redesign of the website to be Warzone? That seems to be Priority. Unless it's been scrapped (Not heard about it in a while, someone poke Fizz)
The 1v1 Ladder.
The troll problem.
Forum redesign (It leaves a lot to be desired).

I'd say more but a scroll through the forums daily does more than I could do here.


Mobile gaming isn't the future. It's been around for a long time, It is just another step. While I understand people want improvements they really shouldn't be priority unless suddenly the main player base are phone users, which I highly HIGHLY doubt.
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/14/2015 12:28:21


QueefBalls
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"The app works but if you want to be serious about WL then realistically you should play on a Computer"
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/14/2015 12:46:32


Diplomatic Immunity 
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Phone is used kind of only when I'm about to be booted and have no access to a computer. They really are kind of a last resort for me, and I think that's one of the only reasons it's there. The other reasons are probably smaller, or not important enough to Fizzer.

Edit: Fixed my horrible, horrible grammar.

Edited 10/14/2015 14:42:18
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/14/2015 13:32:22


master of desaster 
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Today i downloaded an update for the app. It works even worse now. It still crashes when i re-open it bit also it gives me everytime an error when i end a turn by watching history. (After every turn i need to close the error to start watching the next turn of the history)
Why no love for the mobile app?: 10/14/2015 14:33:26


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Just updated the app and there's ads now, no surprising but it wasn't mentioned in the update info.
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