Have you ever been in a situation that you have to, repeatedly, scroll through a long list of storylets to pick that-one-option you pick every time?
Have you ever wished that was easier to select?
Well, your wish has come true (for Chrome, at least). Presenting Playing Favourites: an extension that allows you to mark certain branches/storylets as favourites, which highlights them and floats them to the top. You can also mark cards to help triage them.
I’ve just been using the plans for this, but this is much more noticeable!
I have a suggestion: A similar thing for cards.
There’s some cards that I can never remember off the top of my head if I want to do or not. A fine day in the Flit, for example. Would it be possible to mark cards as a reminder to do them?
[quote=fallingkitten]I have a suggestion: A similar thing for cards.
There’s some cards that I can never remember off the top of my head if I want to do or not. A fine day in the Flit, for example. Would it be possible to mark cards as a reminder to do them?[/quote]
This is planned. Ideally, one would be able to mark the discard button as favourite or undesirable, for quick triage.
I have added, in my development build, support for marking card discards:
The state toggles through these, unmarked -> green -> red. By themselves, the markings don’t do anything (they don’t prevent you from clicking, just there to encourage/discourage discarding).
Do you like this implementation?[/li][li]Should there be some warning when clicking on red "DISCARD", or would it just get in the way?[/li][li]Now that I think about it, consider this: red "DISCARD" turns into "SURE?" if you click it, and you have to click a second time. Is that good?[/li][li]Should I implement red marking for storylet branches as well?
I guess you could just have it that if a player wants a reminder to do the card, they can toggle the green. And perhaps omit the red entirely? So green means “yes do this card” and normal means “this is safe to discard”.
Some cards, however, I want to immediately discard, without looking, which is sometimes hard as they share the image (think "Altars and alms-houses: the Church" vs "Brimstone or frankincense?"). Hence, the green highlight of the DISCARD button itself. This is consistent with green highlight on branches: you want to choose that.
As for the red function - I was thinking along the lines of Opportunities Protector, but not as extreme - you can still discard, but there’s some confirmation involved. All too often I had a stray mouse click.
Anyone else thinking that the color scheme is confusing? edited by Alistair Cray on 3/23/2016
This extension is awesome, Alistair. Thanks so much! I don’t know the logistics of it, but would it be possible to do something similar with actual storylets? I’d love to bump the Affair of the Box stories up to the top of the Spite area.