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[Suggestions]QoL (Quality of Life) Ideas

Over time, we've seen a lot of good QoL suggestions on the forums. It seems to be it'd be good to have a regular sticky post -- yes, yes, I know, we already have too many stickies! ;) -- so that these can be better seen, added to, commented upon, and so forth.

So here's the official QoL suggestion thread. I will try to merge in previous threads on the topic of Quality of Life, but if you see any I missed, could you please PM me to let me know?

Thanks!

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  • TheGrimm.5624TheGrimm.5624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I thought the plan was that these would be migrated in an out of the BLTC over time. I think I would prefer to see the old ones remain as is. Maybe instead offer the player the random style nodes that we have in the guild halls and in WvW. That way existing nodes retain value but players still have new options. Note at time of this post I am not trading in these on the TP but have in the past before they removed from the chests. Its good to have items of value in the chests.

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  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As a New-Forum QOL, can we extend the log-in time? The former one was roughly 24 hours, but I think the new one is only an hour or so.

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  • Chadramar.8156Chadramar.8156 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017
    • I'll never not add a +1 for colourblind mode. That really should be the default in big-name games by now.

    • Also a +1 for fully harvesting a node on interaction!

    • Another thought: the ability to bind "target self" and "target other party member 1-4" to hotkeys. Just because the game lacks traditional ally-targetted abilities like heals doesn't mean there are no situations in which this wouldn't be useful -- I find myself wishing for it all the time, and I'm a casual player who doesn't even do "high-stakes" content where such situations are likely much more common. Dropping a reflect on top of yourself/a party member. Jumping to a beleagured ally with, say, Wings of Resolve. Tabbing or clicking is too slow and unreliable.

    • While we are at it: a /target command applicable to both PCs and NPCs.

    • A second, out-of-combat only weapon set swap for elementalist and engineers.

    • This one is an unrealistic wish, I know, but: in-game macro support, with special UI buttons to put them on. Running Dragon's Stand? I'd love to make a target macro for the vinetenders. Using a class that has more useful weapon sets than there are weapon set slots? Use an /equip macro to avoid having to inventory-fiddle (and the accompanying butterfinger mishaps).

    Edit, inspired by another thread:

    • A command to clear our target. Can't believe I forgot that.
  • An extreme hairstyle kit. It wouldn't add any new hairstyle - or maybe few - but allow you to change the character's hair color to any color unlocked on your account. I would buy it immediately :) A few dozen ;)

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  • Rawr.9467Rawr.9467 Member ✭✭✭

    One QOL addition they could do is a customisable UI. I use a 4k monitor and the UI is just so small that it's annoying to click on tiny icons like leave instance or the "yes" button when readying up for raids or the like.

    I really don't think this is even a "first world problem" anymore. We're in 2017 people. 4k is becoming more and more common.

    I do use third party apps like yolomouse to circumvent this problem to a certain degree but it's more of a bandaid than a solution.

    The game looks gorgeous in 4k but honestly it really is a strain to play with the current UI.

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  • @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    Regarding the home instance nodes, the Iron Ore Node doesn't even exist. There's none on the Trading Post. It's as if it's been entirely removed as a drop from the game (I'm not sure if that's actually the case).

    I would buy one from the gem store if it was made available there.

    Good news! ArenaNet is going to be releasing a crafting node adoption agency. For 400 gems you have the chance to get a random node put in your home instance. No chance at duplicates. :)

  • SmirkDog.3160SmirkDog.3160 Member ✭✭✭

    @TitaniumBovine.9674 said:
    A visual timer on the hotbar for trait/sigil/rune effect procs on cooldown would be top. Can't tell ya how often I summon an illusion for SOI and go "Hm, boy, I hope that did anything."

    I know that at least Herald has a thing on the hotbar that shows when Crystal Hibernation is available to activate. It's definitely a thing they put in the game.

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  • Drew.1865Drew.1865 Member ✭✭✭

    Bank storage sorter button.

  • Feanor.2358Feanor.2358 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't see "Sigil-swapping on legendaries". Fix plz.

  • @Geikamir.6329 said:
    More armor choices that don't have capes, robes, or butt skirts would greatly improve my play experience.

    I would like to add to this. I enjoy dressing my characters to show off their streamline silhouette, even if they're completely covered up. Rather than adding more armor, because there's already so many I won't use or am so far from unlocking, Please can we have a button to hide the skirts on the leggings/pants? Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like a quicker fix than creating all new armor.
    Light coats - almost all are fitted and don't have the butt overhang. There's quite a variety there. Love them!
    Light pants - all except for the Profane Pants have a skirt attached. I can see the really cool leggings underneath but they're mostly hidden. :'( I would much rather show
    those and hide the skirt.
    Medium coats - only about three or four are fitted and stop at the waist. I love the Falconer's Coat, but again, would like the option to shorten.
    Medium pants - Omg, sooo much variety here!! Almost all are just legs (and fitted), no skirt! LOVE them!! <3
    Heavy coats - all short with no overhang! <3
    Heavy pants - Oh boy. Only one is truly just leggings. :'( The rest all have a skirt or something else attached and could really use the "hide skirt" button. :#

    My summary is based on a human character and she is not allowed to preview race-specific items.
    Please can we have glitter dyes (not rng)? :3
    Please can we have the Quality of Life thread stickied like in the old forum?
    Also, I would like to see all our suggestions in one place that maybe we could vote on or add to, since I am guilty of posting the original suggestion somewhere else already. (Sorry Gaile! :#) If I was savvy enough, I would do it myself. Feedback on our suggestions and whether we can look forward to them being granted or not would be really nice.
    Thank you!

  • Kong.3280Kong.3280 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 10, 2017

    Account Key Storage/Bank/Keyring - All keys usable in game stored out of inventory/bank and accessible by all characters at all times.
    Allow Converting "Apply Now" Skins Already Unlocked Into Transmutation Charges - Link to Discussion
    Cycle Mounts Key - A bindable key to cycle through the account unlocked mounts; Raptor, Springer, Skimmer, Jackal, then Griffon. For easy switching, when not mounted, and on the run.
    Account Library - Storage and access to all "story books" aquired via collections, freeing up inventory and bank space.

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  • Bump.
    Also, I'm curious. Since the original QoL thread on the old forum to now, how many of you have seen a suggestion implemented? Unless one reads through every single post, it's hard to tell. The posts I have read contain a number of suggestions many players agree with but, to date, are not implemented.

  • YuckaMountain.3786YuckaMountain.3786 Member ✭✭
    edited November 15, 2017

    I would love as QoL improvement to have the Herta, Mawdrey II, Princess and the Star of Gratitude to have a possibility to use a mystic forge to combine them as one like the ones in the LS3 had. Call it the Star of Life for example and let it do the function of all 4 items at once with the addition of drawing them materials from bank if inventory does not have them.

    This would also save couple of slots of inventory space.

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  • I would also love to see the removed account medals given some new twist and life in this game.

    AFK what cannot be AFK'd.

  • @ginryu.3026 said:
    Home Instance Nodes and Improved Economy Regulation

    Please add Home Instance gathering nodes to the Gem Store so they can be purchased individually. As of the time of this writing, a Platinum Mining Node, for example, costs 2,400g, if purchased from the Trading Post. This price is insanely disproportionate to its value.

    Right now, the cost of one Platinum Ore on the Trading Post is 1s 64. A person would have to receive three Platinum Ore every day for 400 years in order to break even on a Platinum Mining Node. This is absolutely ridiculous.

    When it comes to Home Instance gathering nodes, Guild Wars 2’s economy is broken. This could be fixed by adding Account-Bound Home Instance Gathering Nodes to the Gem Store.

    Purchasable Shared Gathering Slots (Account-Level)

    I would like to be able to purchase from the Gem Store shared gathering tool slots for my characters. Ideally, one would be able to make this purchase once for his entire account.
    In other words, I hope I would not have to—individually, one-at-a-time—purchase shared gathering slots for each gathering tool type, for each character. (This kind of implementation would dramatically reduce my interest in this feature.) Ideally, the purchase would be made once, and would unlock the shared gathering tool slot for every character on my account. I could see making each tool type slot a separate purchase, if ArenaNet really has to do that in order to justify the cost of implementing this Quality of Life improvement.

    So, for example, for 400 Gems, one could unlock a Shared Logging Tool Slot for all of his characters, place his Reap-r-Tron, or whatever, in the slot, and then use the Reap-r-Tron on every character without having to individually equip the unlimited gathering tool each time he switches characters. Then, for another 400 Gems, he could unlock a Shared Mining Tool Slot, which would work the same way; and for another 400 Gems, he could unlock a Shared Foraging Tool Slot, which would work the same way.

    Having to move unlimited gathering tools from one character to another is an annoying, frustrating inconvenience. Players specifically buy unlimited gathering tools to avoid the inconvenience of having to purchase the standard, limited-use gathering tools. This Quality of Life feature, therefore, would add value to an existing feature and further enhance QoL for players.

    Ancillary Feature: Locked Shared Gathering Tool Slots

    For players who like to use different unlimited gathering tool sets, depending on which character they’re playing, it would be nice to have the ability to “lock” a purchased Shared Gathering Tool Slot for a given character. Locking a Shared Gathering Tool Slot prior to equipping a gathering tool in that slot would prevent the any account-wide changes being made to the locked character or to any other character as a result of equipping a gathering tool in the locked slot.

    Pin Character to Beginning of Character Menu

    This is a feature suggestion. I would like for the development team to add the ability to pin a character to the beginning of the character list on the character selection screen. This would be a Quality of Life improvement that I imagine would be very easy to implement, yet would have broad appeal. Of course, being able to manually order your characters on the Character Select screen (and lock that ordering) would be ideal, but even being able to pin a single character to the beginning of the list would be a marginal improvement.

    Right now, the last character I played is the first one that shows up in the character selection list. I would prefer to be able to pin one character to the beginning of the list, and have the rest of my characters show up in the order most recently played. Honestly, I’m surprised this idea hasn’t already been considered and implemented.

    Home Nodes aren't there to 'break even' you aren't supposed to become rich from them. They are something you get if you like the idea.

    Purchasable Shared Gathering Slots - just buy tool for every single alt you have if switching them or keeping them in shared slots is too hard for you. You will be helping ANET greatly by doing so. I usually switch them between characters.

    Ancillary Feature: Locked Shared Gathering Tool Slots - buy the tools again.

    Pin Character to Beginning of Character Menu this would be good.

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  • Einlanzer.1627Einlanzer.1627 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 15, 2017

    My biggest QoL request is to have traits remembered when you swap around specializations, rather than having them always reset.

    Second biggest is to separate wardrobe/skin galleries from equipment section in the hero panel. The HP should just open up to equipment by default, with wardrobe being the second tab on the far left, where all skins/dyes are stored.

    Third biggest is to add unidentified gear outside of PoF.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Could we get a checkbox on bank tabs? The checkbox would control where things go when we double-click from our inventory. If this were implemented, it probably should reset as we exit the bank.

    Alternately (but probably more work), a drop-down list of generic item types. If this were implemented, it should probably stick around between logons or uses. "generic item types" means equipment, crafting materials, etc., just as they exist for packs. But, added to that would be armor boxes, weapon boxes, maybe recipes, etc.

    I would like to organize my bank so that my Silverwastes stuff is in one tab, my Crystal Oasis stuff in another, etc. Either of the above might help with organization.

  • Excellent idea.

  • Neat idea. Being able to name the tabs would be nice too, while we're on the subject. And order them. And for it to remember which tabs I left open/closed. And....

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zoltar MacRoth.7146 said:
    Neat idea. Being able to name the tabs would be nice too, while we're on the subject. And order them. And for it to remember which tabs I left open/closed. And....

    Yup, I like all those ideas, too. I thought I would keep it simple, but I'm perfectly happy to entertain other options, too.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yes to all. Mine are horrifically untidy and I can't bring myself to sort a load of tabs of junk out manually

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  • It came to me to make this QoL request to have legendary weapon/armor stats could be also saved to saved specializations so that you would not need to manually change them all the time, especially if you got 2 of them, legendary armor and lets say trinkets and what not in the future.

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  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 16, 2018

    I know it's probably quite mad to ask for this.... We all know time is essence .. is it too much to ask for a tool in home instance upon interact it auto mine every home instance nodes into inventory xD anet can sell this tool in tp :p

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  • Kovu.7560Kovu.7560 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 16, 2018

    I'd buy it.

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  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @HardRider.2980 said:
    Can we have a tool that auto completes a map as well
    Or auto completes a dungeon.

    When you compare it to such things.. it's very mad to ask personally and something Anet would not do.

    Lol I actually dislike map completion. But imagine... ..if we can permanently employ a home instance care taker and this NPC harvest and maintain and look after the home nodes and when we interact with him he will say oh welcome back my master.. the weather today is beautiful.. glad to see you back..and here's the harvest for today :p (hand over loot)
    Kovu, just you and me to show interest to buy this instance won't work.. need more ppl to show interest.... And I will gift it for friends too if allow. ^.^

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  • I would buy it or ask someone to buy it for me lol

  • This would be great (having a tool/device, not a person)! And it could also clean up any dead birds and spiders that are there.

  • Neural.1824Neural.1824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I just want harvesting tools to harvest until the node is done.

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  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Why stop there why not have your servant mail the materials to so you dont have to go into home instance at all

  • squallaus.8321squallaus.8321 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 16, 2018

    @Linken.6345 said:
    Why stop there why not have your servant mail the materials to so you dont have to go into home instance at all

    yeah please sell us a home instance maid or butler that will actually go around to collect the mats for you and then send it to you via mail.
    Followed swiftly by maid and butler fashion and activities/events on the gem store.
    This will be precursor to player housing in expansion 3 where your maid and butler will cleanse your house for you and feed your pets.

  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm crying here lol

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  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭

    @TheNecrosanct.4028 said:
    Convenience only goes so far. At some point it becomes detrimental to the game. I've seen people ask for practically anything you can think of to make things easier for them, or to save time, some of it positively ludicrous. I would not buy such an item because I do not want to encourage a practice that, in my opinion, can give people more options to play the game less.

    Yeah, not having to spend 5+ minutes in solitude in a non-gameplay instance doing nothing of importance would be such a detriment to an MMO. I don't think the game can survive people not running the same circuit of nodes time and time again, all by themselves without anyone even aware they're doing it.

  • yeah but then your said auto maid/butler would ask for a pay raise since u havent paid them in eons in in-game reality time or they would go on strike with picket signs right outside all the home instances with all the other auto maids n butlers n gardeners n home chiefs n your mount care takers :) n then they would say the uniform they must wear is too sexist n shows too much skin or not of n they will sue u to the auto maid-butler workers union n then when u come back into your home instance everything would be a mess: Hunters Hearth would be full of drunken norns sleeping here n there n their vomits everywhere n broken furniture all over the place; charr machinery would be thrown this way n that in your Hero's Canton n charr fur all over the place n not a vacuum cleaner in sight; overgrown plants everywhere in your Dreamer's Terrace with seed pods spilling out of every cabinet n strange sylvari u have never seen before hammicking everywhere; nutty inquest techs testing crazy contraptions in your Applied Development Lab n u step on unknown ghostly goops everywhere n they want to scan n probe u because u r a bookah; loud unknown humans trying to sell u stuffs that u dont need in your Salma District n squatters wants u to spare them coins n Caudecus said u still owe him this months' rent even though your maid/butler had sent the rent last week. :)

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