Q&A: Got something to ask about the new client? Come on in!

Discussion in 'New Client Updates/Discussion' started by Amy, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. xCharlottex

    xCharlottex Well-Known Member

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    I would like to make a vote to call the new client Gabrielle.
     
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  2. princematt

    princematt Well-Known Member

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    Can we play myvmk on iPhone right now if so, how?
     
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  3. Shadowofumbreon

    Shadowofumbreon I felt this way before, So insecure

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    Will there be an Instant messenger feature in the future?


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  4. OswaldtheRabbit

    OswaldtheRabbit Originally the Original

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    I remember in one of the old update videos you said something about having been working on a special checkers game (that wasn't Main Street Checkers) but one special made for the new client, and I was just wondering if this would still be happening. (or if by chance maybe, somehow, perhaps, main street checkers would happen to make their appearance with the new client.)
     
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  5. Jason

    Jason Adjacent

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    Just curious, may've missed it, but when is the planned/tentative release date for the new client? On a percentage scale of 0-100%, how ready for prime-time is this beauty? :D
     
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  6. Moogle

    Moogle Kupo!

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    Not yet, but from what I gather is that when the new client is out we will be able to play on all devices. :yay:
     
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  7. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member Head Administrator

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    Assuming it supports everything MyVMK uses, yes.

    You can't yet, this is coming out in the future.

    Same as above, this isn't out yet.

    Both clients connect to the same server and are compatible. At first, the new client will be released as a beta but will still be the recommended way to play. Eventually, the old client will be phased out, as it's not practical to add new features to two codebases when one of them is so ancient and archaic. However, if you're worried about the changes to the client, the plan is to have you be able to turn most of them off by then (such as switch back to the classic clothes changer, inventory, thumbnails, etc).

    It will, it just isn't released yet.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 25, 2017, Original Post Date: Oct 25, 2017 ---
    I haven't announced it yet because I'm trying to not promise date for it. I've had issues with that in the past because of personal problems that make it hard for me to keep to deadlines. The plan is to release it relatively soon though, in the grand scheme of things.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 25, 2017 ---
    No that's not happening, I don't know what I was thinking with that. But real checkers yes.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 25, 2017 ---
    I'm considering something like that, maybe with an app you can install to talk to people without logging into the game. But I'll have to see if there's any actual interest in that.
     
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  8. John

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    Will the UI be the same?
    There are definitely some quality of life updates that could be made in the user experience
     
  9. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member Head Administrator

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    Mostly the same, to keep the same feel. However, I might add different modes in the future if there's enough cause for it (for instance, there's definitely enough cause for a mobile only overhaul).
     
  10. justicegage

    justicegage Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time

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    Will the beta be available for ALL players on initial release?? I’m so excited to be able to play on the bus on my way to work in the morning!
     
  11. Dancer_Olaf

    Dancer_Olaf Dream for wishes do come true!

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    will we lose all out items from the old client??
     
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    morgan Well-Known Member

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    I'm not entirely sure how this works and if this is an issue with our computers individually or how the game is running but I know quite a fair number of us have a lot of issues when riding the Dark Rides. Is this something that would run smoother with the new client? Or is this more of an issue with our individual connections? Sorry if this is dumb. I'm definitely not a computer person.
     
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    Just to clarify by real checkers coming do you mean main street checkers?

    Also will the new client have daily login rewards?
     
  14. airham

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    I hate to pile on since I know it can be overwhelming to have people adding things to your to-do list faster than you can cross them off, but hopefully this one would be easily implemented or maybe is already done but I just missed it.

    Right now, for me, the most frustrating UI on MyVMK is the lanyard. It takes way too long to set up pins the way you want them and the pins are sorted alphabetically, which seems needlessly confusing. Any time you want to do SITS or pirate chests, even if you just take away a couple of pins to make space, it invariably messes up the placement of all of your pins, and since you can only place pins in the next available slot, you then have no choice but to take them all off and start over. Are there any plans to make pins draggable within the inventory lanyard, or (and maybe this would even be possible within the current client) to at least have the pins appear in the inventory lanyard in the order in which they're clicked (and the order in which they will appear to other players)?
     
  15. Dancer_Olaf

    Dancer_Olaf Dream for wishes do come true!

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    Yes! This is a huge issue i spent 2 hours doing my lanyard the other day :(
     
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    carolynwonderland Active Member

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    hellooo Amy! I heard that building is different on the new client so I was wondering how it is different because building is definitely one of my favorite parts of myvmk. Thanks for all that you do! :CheshireBounce: