Inactivity notification screen appearing while typing

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unlimited
19 December, 2015, 12:53 PM UTC

When are Plarium going to fix this bug?

Do you find it annoying when you are chatting to someone in game only to look up and find the inactivity screen has appeared and all your typing has stopped a sentence back when it appeared. Surely they can fix this easily?
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Mehnslayer
19 December, 2015, 7:57 PM UTC
I would assume they could, not sure if its a bug... to be honest i'm not sure why it exists. it's just annoying and gets in the way.
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shewuvsyou
20 December, 2015, 12:31 AM UTC

Mehnslayer said:


I would assume they could, not sure if its a bug... to be honest i'm not sure why it exists. it's just annoying and gets in the way.

This.


It pops up way too frequently. The bonuses to incentivize recruiting are more than enough, the constant barraging of the recruitment window while "inactive" is just too much.
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mrfreezzzz
20 December, 2015, 8:12 AM UTC

Mehnslayer said:


... to be honest i'm not sure why it exists. it's just annoying and gets in the way.

the reason is to keep players connected as much and often as possible. once the "add friends" window pops up, you can't see whether there's an incoming attack or how far are your troops returning from a raid. you actually have to reactivate the game in order for all these information to be updated.

so it's annoying, yes, but that was purposefully designed that way.

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Mehnslayer
20 December, 2015, 9:31 AM UTC
The issue with that is it pops up at what seems like random times. It happens quite often to me, and sometimes it even keeps all my incomings/outgoings updated, on paper its a good idea... My guess is its biggest appeal is to put the game into a low state of use to reduce the load on the servers.
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mrfreezzzz
20 December, 2015, 10:42 AM UTC

Mehnslayer said:


The issue with that is it pops up at what seems like random times. It happens quite often to me, and sometimes it even keeps all my incomings/outgoings updated, on paper its a good idea... My guess is its biggest appeal is to put the game into a low state of use to reduce the load on the servers.

unlikely. the game is a persistent universe, actions and servers requests are not idle while you're not playing or being disconnected. there's not really a low state, in terms of resources used. on the contrary, every time you click to close this popup, it generates an action. client-side though, but still. multiply that by the amount of players doing it at the same, then multiply it again by the number of times you do it every 24 hrs. that's a lot of clicks! plus the fact that this popup is only showing, and annoying, while you are actually playing. so no, it's definitely not to take some load off the servers.

i'm pretty sure it pops up so often to keep players active, while connected. every game studio has its own way to do that, even if, of course, they'd never really admit it.

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Mehnslayer
20 December, 2015, 1:30 PM UTC
I think my point may of got completely overlooked, possibly my fault for mis-wording it.
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mrfreezzzz
22 December, 2015, 8:08 AM UTC

at this point, that'd be nice if plarium could come up with a definite answer as to why this popup appears so often, even while a player is active (i've seen it popping up while i was chatting in the league chat, for instance)

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Lady Nerium KT-S2
16 March, 2016, 4:15 PM UTC
mrfreezzzz said:

Mehnslayer said:


... to be honest i'm not sure why it exists. it's just annoying and gets in the way.

the reason is to keep players connected as much and often as possible. once the "add friends" window pops up, you can't see whether there's an incoming attack or how far are your troops returning from a raid. you actually have to reactivate the game in order for all these information to be updated.

so it's annoying, yes, but that was purposefully designed that way.

I have had it pop up numerous times while I was typing or in the middle of a game action. It doesn't appear to be connected to inactivity at all and is VERY annoying.
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