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TeslaWalker
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Posts: 98

8/8/2016
It would be nice that if it is to be retired that it be replaced with a similar feature so one can keep track of what they've done and what they're on track to do in their ambitions.

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Swinging Dove
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Posts: 24

8/8/2016
Yeah, I think the "Reminiscing" option is pretty nice as well, and shouldn't be retired - maybe remade or something?

I actually think the option to reminisce would be useful for all major storylines, in case people forget to mark stuff in their journal (like me!), although I suppose that would be a bit too much to ask for.

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Sir Goomy
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8/8/2016
What Swinging Dove (and others too) is/are saying.

It should stay/be remade. And if it does go, then I do hope the journal gets a really nice rehaul that makes back tracking way easier.

Cus' you know, the thought of going through 300+ and more journal pages, so one can read a tiny snippet of story in the hopes to remember what the bloomers had happend and they were doing before...is...mmm, uh-uh not cool.

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Robin Alexander
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8/8/2016
Sir Goomy wrote:
What Swinging Dove (and others too) is/are saying.

It should stay/be remade. And if it does go, then I do hope the journal gets a really nice rehaul that makes back tracking way easier.

Cus' you know, the thought of going through 300+ and more journal pages, so one can read a tiny snippet of story in the hopes to remember what the bloomers had happend and they were doing before...is...mmm, uh-uh not cool.



Yeah, added to that . . .

Journal entries can be fantastic, but I find less so for ambitions.

They can sometimes be just snippets of dialogue, or a non-sequiter of description, and those can be virtually impossible to discern a context, unless you're already familiar with the overall story . . . trying to then work out where you need to be, along with what you may need, would be extremely difficult. One ambition requires going to Zee, with certain requirements, and - luckily - I added that onto a 'plan' for my alt . . . without the 'reminiscing' feature, there's no back-up if you forget to 'plan', as the journals aren't all too useful for that.

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Catherine Raymond
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8/9/2016
I'm happy enough to see "reminiscing" be retired, because it never worked right for me. I had at least three different "reminiscing" links on my "Myself" page, and only one of them ever worked consistently. If FBG manages to make it easier to access old journal entries, that will probably be better all around (even though it will probably mean I lose some or most of my information about my main's Ambition, since I began playing Fallen London when echoing to one's Journal meant "broadcasting on Twitter" and I stopped doing so a short while after starting to play the game until the Journal acquired the semi-private form it has now.

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Akernis
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Posts: 116

8/11/2016
I can only echo (no pun intended) what my exceptionally delicious friends have said.
I too would like the feature to stay, it was wonderful to have all the memories of the Ambition collected neatly in one place. The journal feels really disjointed and it's hard to find what you are looking for, especially if have forgotten when you played it or what the journal entry was called. And I always regret when I forget to Echo something, especially as I only discovered that I could save the pages to the journal two-thirds into my playthrough and have thus lost everything before that.
It was such a relief to find that the Ambition had automatically been saved. I would really wish for a similar system that automatically recorded all your stories (or at least the major and Exceptional ones) under the 'Stories' quality in the inventory. It would be so much easier to find what you were looking for and not having to worry about remembering to record something while engrossed in the glorious stories themselves.
I'd pray to the Bazaar (or Storm, Stone, Salt, the Judgements etc.) that something along those lines be implemented.

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sosisqua
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Posts: 118

8/13/2016
Any chance you'd add filtering to journal since as for now it's just an utter wall of text?

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Iskandryu
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Posts: 8

8/18/2016
Actually the automatic reminiscing to all the stories would be preferable to "improving" the journal. I'm thinking that the journal can only be really improved by making it a "wiki" of sorts. Based on hyperlinks and indexes. Something like what TES: Morrowind had. And to do that with the insane amount of text this game has would be quite an organizational chore. But actually adding an automatic indexing to every important story in the game, that the player can access by Reminiscing, would be much easier.

Of course the link and index based journal would be much better, as this way you can easily find specific parts of the story, but I do imagine it would also be very hard to do that for everything
edited by Iskandryu on 8/18/2016
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 Saklad
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Posts: 306

8/23/2016
Please, PLEASE add a search bar to the Journal.

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 Saklad
Saklad
Posts: 306

8/23/2016
Are we now reminiscing about reminiscing about Ambitions?

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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 1544

8/23/2016
Jeremy Saklad wrote:
Are we now reminiscing about reminiscing about Ambitions?


Metareminisces--I love the idea!
edited by cathyr19355 on 8/23/2016

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Rainette
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9/8/2016
Journals are an unsearchable mess. I cannot fathom how you could believe that retiring the Reminiscing about Ambition in favour of the journal, without making serious upgrades to the journal system, is a good idea.

Having played 2 years, I have some 147 journal entries to wade through. I am pretty sure I haven't recorded my ambition snippets amongst any of them, as others have mentioned, because of the now defunct feature. I know, having browsed other profiles, that my 147 journal entries are in the low end.

Do you have plans for making the journal better? You have not mentioned any such in your announcement, but I am sure that I am not the only one wondering.
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Barse
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9/8/2016
Rainette wrote:
I cannot fathom how you could believe that retiring the Reminiscing about Ambition in favour of the journal, without making serious upgrades to the journal system, is a good idea.
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Do you have plans for making the journal better? You have not mentioned any such in your announcement, but I am sure that I am not the only one wondering.

The announcement at the start of this thread does in fact say that this precipitates an effort to "improve the journal functionality" and that retiring Reminiscing is part of this "ongoing effort". It is inconvenient for now, agreed, but hopefully all that this means is that Journals will get an update and become more user-friendly in the near future.

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Myrto
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Posts: 198

9/29/2016
I know this is old, but I just saw the thread (I don't check this section often(.

I would love a more functional journal, but my concern is that I didn't echo the vast majority of my ambition at all. At first, I didn't understand how the journal worked, and then later I didn't bother because it was automatically recorded to my Reminiscing about Ambitions section. I'd love a way to browse through all the ambition storyline, now that I've completed it, some of it quite a long time ago now.

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Hammond
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12/7/2016
Well... damn it all. I really need to check the forums more often. Please, please don't remove the "Reminiscing" feature. If I had a say I would rather see the "Journal" thrown to the Hyenas. The journal is... okay, it can definitely be better. But Reminiscing was so clean! So simple! If I had the ability to I would make it so that every quality giving storylet would have a "Reminiscing" feature, at the very least the Exceptional Stories; doing that seems like it would solve the "problems" of Spoilers on mantelpieces and people that are dissatisfied that they cant review the content once the story is over. I'm yelling at a corpse, aren't I? Oh well... Prost to better Journals I guess.

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NotaWalrus
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Posts: 110

12/8/2016
Hammond wrote:
Well... damn it all. I really need to check the forums more often. Please, please don't remove the "Reminiscing" feature. If I had a say I would rather see the "Journal" thrown to the Hyenas. The journal is... okay, it can definitely be better. But Reminiscing was so clean! So simple! If I had the ability to I would make it so that every quality giving storylet would have a "Reminiscing" feature, at the very least the Exceptional Stories; doing that seems like it would solve the "problems" of Spoilers on mantelpieces and people that are dissatisfied that they cant review the content once the story is over. I'm yelling at a corpse, aren't I? Oh well... Prost to better Journals I guess.



It is already removed, much to my chagrin. I have absolutely no clue what my ambition entailed and now way to find out, something about a singer, by the looks of the storylets I've unlocked, but I started the thing ages ago.

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Jamilah Sauvage G. Wolf
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12/9/2016
I found the reminisce feature useful. The journal is rather cluttered and would be much more functional with a search option.

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