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Moon Wizard
July 27th, 2021, 17:07
This thread is for any suggestions that you have to improve the Fantasy Grounds Forge. Please see the FAQ link before adding to see if your request has already been addressed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Link (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?69801)

NOTE: Also, please keep higher level discussions (such as currency debate) in separate threads for debating.

Thanks,
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SilentRuin
July 27th, 2021, 17:21
Would like to be able to see what files are in current delivery (size, filename/filetype, date)

Alyksandrei
July 27th, 2021, 19:24
A "Wishlist" of items you'd like to subscribe to in the future (such as when you have the funds to spare) would be really nice. I just saw a bunch of items I'd really like to get, but I don't have the money right now.

rhagelstrom
July 27th, 2021, 22:10
For an extension at least I'd like to see it extract and post the version number on the Manage Craft page and possibly on the Forge Item page as well

Sterno
July 28th, 2021, 06:42
Would like Forge to display the currently-approved text for an item in the store while a new update to that text is pending approval.

Right now, if an author has an item in the store but then find a typo in their description to fix, or add some more text due to an update or whatever, users get an "Item Not Found" page when clicking the link for that store item until the new text is approved. This can be a very confusing experience to end users and also pretty annoying if you're trying to subscribe to a mod that happens to be in the middle of a description change.

Sterno
July 28th, 2021, 06:44
Would like Forge to tell me whether the item is "Data" or "Vault". I understand that the author could change it at any time on me, but without Forge telling me this info, I'm just going to end up private messaging any author I wish to purchase from first.

Sterno
July 28th, 2021, 06:46
Would like some criteria on what the different "Product Types" are so I can better determine where the items I author should go. For instance, I have no idea what the difference is between a "Free Supplement" and an "Accessory" that happens to be free.

FyreM
July 28th, 2021, 08:22
when a user is logged in, and on the Forge.fantisygrounds.com page... it continues to show LOGIN as a menu opttion, and actually lets the user login. .. and again, and aagin. a few people are so frustrated that the Forge "isn't letting me login, no matter how many times i try".

simply because the page doesn't hide the Login option on the loginmenu... if they are already logged in.

sure, have Logout. thats perfect, but for goodness sake .. hide LOGIN.
See here : https://imgur.com/a/WdXq5We.jpg

Egheal
July 28th, 2021, 13:21
I would like a "by date" list. That could allow us to see newer items easily.

Lo Zeno
July 28th, 2021, 14:00
when a user is logged in, and on the Forge.fantisygrounds.com page... it continues to show LOGIN as a menu opttion, and actually lets the user login. .. and again, and aagin. a few people are so frustrated that the Forge "isn't letting me login, no matter how many times i try".

simply because the page doesn't hide the Login option on the loginmenu... if they are already logged in.

sure, have Logout. thats perfect, but for goodness sake .. hide LOGIN.
See here : https://imgur.com/a/WdXq5We.jpg

Absolutely, this.
There's no indicator on the page whether a user is logged in or not, actually it makes it always look like a user is never logged in.

Zacchaeus
July 28th, 2021, 14:54
when a user is logged in, and on the Forge.fantisygrounds.com page... it continues to show LOGIN as a menu opttion, and actually lets the user login. .. and again, and aagin. a few people are so frustrated that the Forge "isn't letting me login, no matter how many times i try".

simply because the page doesn't hide the Login option on the loginmenu... if they are already logged in.

sure, have Logout. thats perfect, but for goodness sake .. hide LOGIN.
See here : https://imgur.com/a/WdXq5We.jpg


Absolutely, this.
There's no indicator on the page whether a user is logged in or not, actually it makes it always look like a user is never logged in.

As far as I can tell you can't even see that menu option if you aren't already logged in. So if you are seeing it you are logged in. The name of the menu option might need changing (to Log out maybe) if it's causing you confusion.

Lo Zeno
July 28th, 2021, 15:53
As far as I can tell you can't even see that menu option if you aren't already logged in. So if you are seeing it you are logged in. The name of the menu option might need changing (to Log out maybe) if it's causing you confusion.

It's not causing "me" confusion more as it's against any established pattern in any website. If you go to Amazon, Outlook, Gmail, PornHub (yes, even there) or, heck, any website in the world wide web where you can have an account, you won't see a button inviting you to login if you are already logged in. Breaking a pattern that every internet user follows since the dawn of the internet is not helping new users to understand how to navigate the page.
User Experience matters, for these things. Even more so if you notice that even the forums change "login" into "logout" once you're logged in - someone coming from the forums to the Forge for the first time will assume that the Forge works "the same way" as the forum (and it is a fair assumption to make), only to be well disappointed as soon as it ends up in a loop trying to login multiple times because he keeps seeing the button that says "login" instead of "logout".

feelej25
July 28th, 2021, 19:42
A "Wishlist" of items you'd like to subscribe to in the future (such as when you have the funds to spare) would be really nice. I just saw a bunch of items I'd really like to get, but I don't have the money right now.

a shopping cart / wishlist would be a great feature.

FyreM
July 28th, 2021, 22:06
As far as I can tell you can't even see that menu option if you aren't already logged in. So if you are seeing it you are logged in. The name of the menu option might need changing (to Log out maybe) if it's causing you confusion.

here is what the banner looks like before you login
https://imgur.com/a/c6kKbYX
and here is what it banner looks like AFTER you login
https://imgur.com/a/F8MJXVF

yes. they are exactly the same. you have no way to know that the system thinks you ARE logged in.
it is JUST an UI (or do they call it UX now, i never could keep track) thing . sure. but .. it is a basic UI thing that should be corrected.

Tiderian Prime
July 28th, 2021, 22:42
Does the Forge allow for gifting a product or gold? I run a fairly active community and want to buy all our GM's either some gold or a product of their choice, is that possible? If not, please add this to the wish-list.

Hardbushido
July 28th, 2021, 22:53
i know you have your reasons, but i wish the forge allowed for actual currency instead of the 500 gold min. there are products for sale that are less than that. and some products are not worth $5. I love the forge but i hate this fake currency at fixed amounts. i know that paypal doesn't allow you to make smaller payments without a penalty but most of these paid for ext were on dmsguild that allowed exact currency so it would be nice if this is in the plans for the future.

Zacchaeus
July 28th, 2021, 23:16
i know you have your reasons, but i wish the forge allowed for actual currency instead of the 500 gold min. there are products for sale that are less than that. and some products are not worth $5. I love the forge but i hate this fake currency at fixed amounts. i know that paypal doesn't allow you to make smaller payments without a penalty but most of these paid for ext were on dmsguild that allowed exact currency so it would be nice if this is in the plans for the future.
See the first post.

MrDDT
July 28th, 2021, 23:24
I would like to see a better standard on which exts/products work with what rulesets.

Example. I want to see stuff that works for 5E. However, I wont see a lot of the products that work for 5E because it will only show the ones that are only 5E. (Like things listed in CORE)

Tailz Silver Paws
July 28th, 2021, 23:32
For those of us with a brand, the ability to set a display name instead of the forum user name?
And perhaps to go with that, a branded catalogue page for that account? Similar to how DriveThruRPG.com has a merchant “home page” as a part of their store where the merchants own items, are displayed with a fancy header banner and description text to help promote the merchant and their wears to users who want more products just from that merchant.

For example, currently my product is listed as being created by Tailz Silver Paws (https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/crafter/25/view-profile). I would prefer it to display Studio WyldFurr. While clicking on my crafter name will take you a page that displays my other products, this could be the “merchant home page” displaying a banner graphic, short description or welcome note, and list of products (would be nice to include a category filter too).

THE FORGE is a great idea by the way. Do you have a snappy logo for it that crafters can use on their web sites to help drive traffic?

Valdemar
July 28th, 2021, 23:32
I would like to see a better standard on which exts/products work with what rulesets.

Example. I want to see stuff that works for 5E. However, I wont see a lot of the products that work for 5E because it will only show the ones that are only 5E. (Like things listed in CORE)

I agree - if this could be a list with check boxes to be able to select multiple options would be great.

Valdemar
July 28th, 2021, 23:33
a shopping cart / wishlist would be a great feature.

I duplicate this wish.

Tailz Silver Paws
July 28th, 2021, 23:45
For crafters selling something for gold, maybe the ability to enter a dollar value and have it automatically converted into the gold value?

For math dum-dums like me. =^.^=

Trenloe
July 29th, 2021, 03:56
For crafters selling something for gold, maybe the ability to enter a dollar value and have it automatically converted into the gold value?

For math dum-dums like me. =^.^=
All you do is write out the dollar amount and then remove the decimal point. For example: $2.50 is 250 gold, $4.00 is 400 gold, $5.99 is 599 gold, etc..

SilentRuin
July 29th, 2021, 04:44
All you do is write out the dollar amount and then remove the decimal point. For example: $2.50 is 250 gold, $4.00 is 400 gold, $5.99 is 599 gold, etc..

In a pinch just remember every gold is worth a penny.

Naurthoron
July 29th, 2021, 08:11
I would like the ability not to display extensions I would select (i.e. the one I own on DMsG and I don't want to buy again and since it does not seem practically feasible for the authors to gift back those in the forge).

Lo Zeno
July 29th, 2021, 11:15
A nice to have: when viewing the search results and clicking on the next page, scroll the view back to the top.

ddavison
July 29th, 2021, 21:42
Thanks for the suggestions so far. There are some good ones in the list and we have a number in our queue to roll out.

Dire Weasel
July 29th, 2021, 22:16
Consider adding a Forge button to the FGU launch screen.

48470

ddavison
July 29th, 2021, 22:40
Consider adding a Forge button to the FGU launch screen.

48470

Unfortunately, we can't do that because it would violate our agreement with Valve/Steam. You can't include any links to an alternate storefront.

LordEntrails
July 30th, 2021, 02:02
When trying to add an item that you do not have sufficient funds for, only an error is given. A pop up option to redirect to the Treasury to buy more gold funds would make spending money easier :)

Also, the ability to buy in other increments, or to buy multiple packs would be nice. i.e. buying 10 dollars worth is annoying :)

LordEntrails
July 30th, 2021, 02:20
Product Ratings, it is impossible to tell which products and what value you have rated a product at. Several ways to handle this, but one would be to change the color of the stars if you have rated an item, and to show what you rated them on mouse over or similar.

WishX
July 30th, 2021, 21:53
Absolutely, this.
There's no indicator on the page whether a user is logged in or not, actually it makes it always look like a user is never logged in.


when a user is logged in, and on the Forge.fantisygrounds.com page... it continues to show LOGIN as a menu opttion, and actually lets the user login. .. and again, and aagin. a few people are so frustrated that the Forge "isn't letting me login, no matter how many times i try".

simply because the page doesn't hide the Login option on the loginmenu... if they are already logged in.

sure, have Logout. thats perfect, but for goodness sake .. hide LOGIN.
See here : https://imgur.com/a/WdXq5We.jpg

This has been implemented, not only on FG Forge, but across the entire website. Once logged in, you will see your username in the upper-right corner with account-related elements in the dropdown menu when clicked.

mordkhaan
July 30th, 2021, 22:26
I agree - if this could be a list with check boxes to be able to select multiple options would be great.

UPVOTE this one!!
Saved Searches etc would be nice too

FyreM
July 30th, 2021, 22:29
This has been implemented, not only on FG Forge, but across the entire website. Once logged in, you will see your username in the upper-right corner with account-related elements in the dropdown menu when clicked.

Thank you!

MorpheusUK
July 31st, 2021, 15:24
I would like a "by date" list. That could allow us to see newer items easily.

This is a great idea, so we can see what has been added by date.

Dire Weasel
August 1st, 2021, 17:46
1) Subscribe to or purchase an extension on the Forge
2) Launch FGU

Note how the "Check For Updates" button is not highlighted.

Clicking "Check For Updates" does download the new items.

[MODERATOR: Moved this to the wishlist as this is something that hasn't been implemented yet, so it's not specifically a bug.]

bmos
August 1st, 2021, 21:37
* Allow selecting multiple rulesets that an extension is compatible with
* Option to remove/delist extension
* Allow changing extension ownership

vaughnlannister
August 1st, 2021, 23:29
*Allowing gold coins to be used for purchases in the Fantasy Grounds store

VampireLogan
August 3rd, 2021, 18:58
here is what the banner looks like before you login
https://imgur.com/a/c6kKbYX
and here is what it banner looks like AFTER you login
https://imgur.com/a/F8MJXVF

yes. they are exactly the same. you have no way to know that the system thinks you ARE logged in.
it is JUST an UI (or do they call it UX now, i never could keep track) thing . sure. but .. it is a basic UI thing that should be corrected.

Yes, most login functionality will replace that login tag/button with the user name of the person logged in so they know at a glance that they are logged in and which account it is (in case they have more than one or more than one person uses the computer).

PS for those who don't know, UI refers to the User Interface itself (the buttons, images, etc). UX stands for User Experience which include the UI but also includes esoteric things like the flow, how the interface feels, number of click to access features, and how "user friendly" it is. So, UX encompasses the whole functionality and usability of the UI.

Trenloe
August 3rd, 2021, 19:03
Yes, most login functionality will replace that login tag/button with the user name of the person logged in so they know at a glance that they are logged in and which account it is (in case they have more than one or more than one person uses the computer).
This has been implemented - see post #32 above.

jharp
August 5th, 2021, 03:40
My Wishes for Forge:

1. Preview before submission to approval.
2. Either allow images in the text area (you can drop images but on submit they vanish) or remove the drop function.
3. Allow change of price without approval.
4. Add a "sale" method. 25% off ect. No approval needed. Adds a sale banner / category maybe.

Jason

bmos
August 5th, 2021, 13:26
allow images in the text area (you can drop images but on submit they vanish) or remove the drop function
Images can be used in text area, but you have to copy/paste them.
https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/shop/items/35/view

EDIT: looks like they might now be removed when I submit edits :(

Dire Weasel
August 6th, 2021, 01:58
Please consider adding a "Last updated" field on the product page. Currently it's only visible in the list view.

Kelrugem
August 6th, 2021, 13:18
Hi :)

In some discussion with Bmos and MrDTT there was the following outcome: In general I'd like a better communication towards the users about incoming updates, the update button becomes red for a lot of things, leading to confusion of users about what actually got updated (and also confusion about where to read about patch notes; the release notes button in the FGU launcher only leads to client updates now, not to ruleset, module or forge updates). Would it be possible to add a pop-up listing all updates after an update happened, either with description or a link towards the forum about those? In regards to the forge it may be nice to have a pop-up listing which forge items got updated and then it could also list links to their forum threads where one can read about their patch notes. (Then it may be a requirement for all Forge crafters to create forum threads for their items? This may also simplify the communication of users to the devs if there are designated forum threads since every user has access to the forum)

Thanks :)

Best wishes

Kelrugem

PS: I just mentioned also other possible updates in that pop-up window feature because it may be suitable for all, not just the forge updates :)

poobah_1
August 7th, 2021, 01:06
deleted reply, wrong thread

Beemanpat
August 8th, 2021, 23:07
A way to remove an extension from inventory list not just a do not update/do update option.

user case: Accidently subscribed to an extension in a ruleset that will likely never be used.

xjabierx
August 9th, 2021, 11:36
+1

The possibility to remove subscription/not update any of the subscribed extensions from the inventory list.

vaughnlannister
August 12th, 2021, 10:39
Hey,

It would look nice in the forge, to have column for the rule-set / product category

Last update shown in a column, with how many days ago, when using owned tab.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=48666&stc=1&d=1628760971

Sterno
August 12th, 2021, 12:43
It would be cool to have a Discord channel, blog post, or some other automated feed that announces new Forge items as they come out (for their first release... probably not updates). We've already got Discord channels for youtube updates, reddit updates, new releases in the store, etc... and it would be cool to see what new Forge items drop without having to manually check and sort by item all the time.

HywelPhillips
August 12th, 2021, 13:50
I concur with the automated notification idea.

Would it be better just to default to sorting by newest first on the forge (as on the shop) though? That would remove the need for the automated notifications for me.

More flexibly, why not have the forge and/or store remember our preferred search/display settings?

Cheers, Hywel

MrDDT
August 12th, 2021, 22:00
One thing I would like is being able to see what format the item is for on the item page itself, other than hoping the creator says what it is for, it should be required. Like is it core, 5e, pf etc.

Attached an example how you can click on something and not know which gaming system/ruleset it's able to be used for.

It would seem like there should be a box or something on here that must be filled out correctly to denote what it's for.

ju95
August 12th, 2021, 22:52
One thing I would like is being able to see what format the item is for on the item page itself, other than hoping the creator says what it is for, it should be required. Like is it core, 5e, pf etc.

Attached an example how you can click on something and not know which gaming system/ruleset it's able to be used for.

It would seem like there should be a box or something on here that must be filled out correctly to denote what it's for.

This should be fixed in the next update.

ju95
August 13th, 2021, 23:56
Please consider adding a "Last updated" field on the product page. Currently it's only visible in the list view.

Should be in the next update

belkasro
August 18th, 2021, 00:34
Love to see some of the pathfinder 1e extensions. this one for ex: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?40290-PF-Player-Effect-Removal-Extension

bmos
August 18th, 2021, 00:50
Love to see some of the pathfinder 1e extensions. this one for ex: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?40290-PF-Player-Effect-Removal-Extension

Message the developer. It's up to them to post the extension.

Weissrolf
August 18th, 2021, 08:50
Please give us an overview of what is being updated. Things scroll through so fast in that update window and it just vanishes at the end with no chance to scroll back. We are working with extensions that we don't know when they were updated and thus may cause problems due to (unknown) changes.

LordEntrails
August 18th, 2021, 18:09
Please give us an overview of what is being updated. Things scroll through so fast in that update window and it just vanishes at the end with no chance to scroll back. We are working with extensions that we don't know when they were updated and thus may cause problems due to (unknown) changes.
Check your FG data folder for a file called FGUpdaterEngine.log

Weissrolf
August 18th, 2021, 19:03
Checking for Forge subscriptions...
Getting Forge subscriptions...
3 Response received: {"products":[{"id":"82","name":"45d5d1d4-e98f-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"1","buildNums":["1"],"size":"4193"},{"id":"50","name":"945c30b8-d73e-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["4"],"size":"2121"},{"id":"163","name":"d37e4752-f0ea-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["1"],"size":"1758"},{"id":"172","name":"c4f91ace-f840-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["4"],"size":"18696"},{"id":"67","name":"67cebd42-e385-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"1","buildNums":["4"],"size":"195243"},{"id":"149","name":"e66f6712-eef4-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["5"],"size":"58236"}]}
Found 6 Forge subscriptions

Thanks for the hint. Now I know a lot of UID numbers. :p

ju95
August 18th, 2021, 19:23
Checking for Forge subscriptions...
Getting Forge subscriptions...
3 Response received: {"products":[{"id":"82","name":"45d5d1d4-e98f-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"1","buildNums":["1"],"size":"4193"},{"id":"50","name":"945c30b8-d73e-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["4"],"size":"2121"},{"id":"163","name":"d37e4752-f0ea-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["1"],"size":"1758"},{"id":"172","name":"c4f91ace-f840-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["4"],"size":"18696"},{"id":"67","name":"67cebd42-e385-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"1","buildNums":["4"],"size":"195243"},{"id":"149","name":"e66f6712-eef4-11eb-8c52-0050562be458","type":"WORKSHOP","location":"2","buildNums":["5"],"size":"58236"}]}
Found 6 Forge subscriptions

Thanks for the hint. Now I know a lot of UID numbers. :p

If you put the id into forge (example: https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/shop/items/82/view) then you should see what the item is, but that isn't a good long term solution; I'll look into putting something more identifiable into the logs.

Weissrolf
August 18th, 2021, 20:00
Thanks, that's a good starting point.

bmos
August 19th, 2021, 13:50
It would be great to be able to share editing permissions/ownership of a module. I know this has been mentioned before in relation to rob2e and other extension "brands".

Rivanknight220
August 19th, 2021, 14:33
1) Subscribe to or purchase an extension on the Forge
2) Launch FGU

Note how the "Check For Updates" button is not highlighted.

Clicking "Check For Updates" does download the new items.

[MODERATOR: Moved this to the wishlist as this is something that hasn't been implemented yet, so it's not specifically a bug.]

This gets my vote as well!

MrDDT
August 20th, 2021, 17:53
Turn the AUTOUPDATE back to what it was before so if you turn it off because you don't want auto updates to break your EXTs, you can still use the EXT.

LordEntrails
August 20th, 2021, 21:48
MOD: moved discussion replies to the thread discussing the capability, let's please keep this thread just to requests and support for those requests and not discussion of those requests. Thanks!

Dire Weasel
August 20th, 2021, 22:18
Feature Request: a built-in packager that we can point to a internal or external source repository (i.e. GitHub).

Developers can tag a release, and the Forge will pull those files and zip up the ext or mod.

bmos
August 21st, 2021, 14:42
Feature Request: a built-in packager that we can point to a internal or external source repository (i.e. GitHub).

Developers can tag a release, and the Forge will pull those files and zip up the ext or mod.That would be pretty slick and probably not hard to implement given how well documented git is.

Lo Zeno
August 23rd, 2021, 15:48
Feature Request: a built-in packager that we can point to a internal or external source repository (i.e. GitHub).

Developers can tag a release, and the Forge will pull those files and zip up the ext or mod.

Why not use Github Actions for that?

bmos
August 23rd, 2021, 16:33
Why not use Github Actions for that?

Yes, but still there would need to be a way for the generated zip to end up submitted to Forge as a new build.

Lo Zeno
August 23rd, 2021, 16:38
Yes, but still there would need to be a way for the generated zip to end up submitted to Forge as a new build.

I'm not a Forge crafter so I don't know how it works in and out, but can't you simply use an upload-release-asset action, specifying the URL to upload to and how to authenticate on the Forge? Using your browser's developer tools you should be able to see what's the upload URL in the Forge page.

bmos
August 23rd, 2021, 16:42
I'm not a Forge crafter so I don't know how it works in and out, but can't you simply use an upload-release-asset action, specifying the URL to upload to and how to authenticate on the Forge? Using your browser's developer tools you should be able to see what's the upload URL in the Forge page.That's pretty interesting! I'm not sure how it will work with the Forge site since the individual item pages don't have their own URLs, but I bet there is some sort of identifier that could be passed along to get the upload to the right place.

Trenloe
August 24th, 2021, 09:32
As mentioned by LordEntrails in post #64 above, and by the OP in post #1, please keep this thread for requests to the wishlist only. Don't start discussions in this thread. If you want to do that, please create a new thread.

Beemanpat
August 24th, 2021, 23:40
A consolidated list of the forge wish list.

I keep getting lost reading this thread with all the ideas. Keep up the good suggestions everyone.

jharp
August 31st, 2021, 17:38
Ok I like the donate button on the view-profile page but I think it could use a bit more clarity on the donate page that pops up. It is unclear on the initial page whether or not the donation is split 90:10 (donatee / Smiteworks). If you click the adjust donation down button then it appears. Just for transparency sake it seems wise that the slider is there by default. I think the slider is important but worth having it more clearly displayed.

48956

Thanks,
Jason

SmackDaddy
September 5th, 2021, 00:24
A consolidated list of the forge wish list.

I keep getting lost reading this thread with all the ideas. Keep up the good suggestions everyone.

Definitely would be nice to have the OP updated with wish list requests or, better yet, I think for the forge, there should be a "forge wish list" on informer.com where people can vote on things like there is for the FG main app (i.e. http://fgapp.idea.informer.com ) -- having a page like that for the forge would allow for the devs to see what the most popular wish list items are and could better prioritize the "needs" vs the "wants" (which is what the votes help do) - just a thought SmiteWorks.... thank you for listening.

jharp
September 16th, 2021, 21:20
The ability to cancel review of an uploaded build. It doesn't happen often for me but sometimes I find a bug shortly after upload. I wish I could save you time in review by cancel and re-upload.

Jason

rob2e
September 21st, 2021, 20:36
For crafters, I think it imperative to be able to see sales reports. Not just items sold like you can under "Transactions", but a full accounting.

Also, in cases where revenue is split, those recipients of monies should be able to track that as well.

I concur with Gwydion's request (on the FG Discord) about having messages go to our email RATHER THAN a private message on the FG forums.

ThanX for the consideration Forge Team!

ddavison
September 22nd, 2021, 14:23
Thanks for the feedback. I will put in a request to include these additional details for Crafters.

We can also add an option for crafters to share their email address if they choose.

Kelrugem
September 23rd, 2021, 13:22
Thanks for the feedback. I will put in a request to include these additional details for Crafters.

We can also add an option for crafters to share their email address if they choose.

Some other authors may even prefer something else as communication, I think; maybe it would be a good idea to allow crafters to add some text in their forge profile? I mean sites like this: https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/crafter/2/view-profile :) One could allow crafters to add some text/introduction/bio etc. there, also maybe clarifying any preferred way of communication?

(the disadvantage may be that users may not look there; then a crafter could just clarify such things on the page of each forge item)

Tailz Silver Paws
September 26th, 2021, 10:20
Add a column to the Items list that displays if a product is published live or not. Maybe a green dot for active, and a red or grey dot for inactive?

Kelrugem
September 26th, 2021, 10:35
Another wish: Maybe adding a button in the FGU launcher linking to the FG forge? :)

bmos
September 26th, 2021, 12:32
Add a column to the Items list that displays if a product is published live or not. Maybe a green dot for active, and a red or grey dot for inactive?Careful with red/green. red/green colorblindness is pretty common.

rob2e
September 30th, 2021, 20:33
Another wish: Maybe adding a button in the FGU launcher linking to the FG forge? :)

They can't do that because it violates Steam's ToS about having links to other store fronts on the software they sell on Steam.

ddavison
September 30th, 2021, 20:46
That is unfortunately correct. We are hoping this limitation will change in the future though, after the recent legal rulings between Epic and Apple.

Tailz Silver Paws
October 1st, 2021, 00:12
Careful with red/green. red/green colorblindness is pretty common.
Does not have to be red or green dots, could be different icons, ticks and crosses, or eye icons. The idea is to easily tell which products are active in the marketplace and which are not.

ju95
October 1st, 2021, 00:32
Does not have to be red or green dots, could be different icons, ticks and crosses, or eye icons. The idea is to easily tell which products are active in the marketplace and which are not.

This will be in the next update, adding an active column to the items table on the manage craft page, using a check for active, and an x for inactive for the meantime. Note that this will count items in which there is only a test build and no live builds as active as well, as that is how the system is currently set up.

Kelrugem
October 1st, 2021, 10:21
They can't do that because it violates Steam's ToS about having links to other store fronts on the software they sell on Steam.

That is unfortunately correct. We are hoping this limitation will change in the future though, after the recent legal rulings between Epic and Apple.

Oh, I see, thanks :) Then I hope, too, that it will change somewhen :)

Zarestia
October 6th, 2021, 18:30
I don't think I've read it anywhere so here goes:

I wish there would be a possibility to visit the Forge like the store while not being logged in.

damned
October 6th, 2021, 20:52
Add in two columns in the Manage Craft view - total transactions and transactions this quarter.

jharp
October 6th, 2021, 22:28
For paid products, the ability to gift a copy to testers (maybe put a upper limit per product so it isn't abused, say 5 copies).

Jason

Beerbelly
October 7th, 2021, 22:32
I would love to see an automatic ammo tracker for Deadlands. A way to have a list in your inventory or in your combat that shows how many bullets you have in your possesion and that it auto deducts from when you fire. I know a lot of people have balked at this for some reason, but tedious tracking like that sucks and it's what I would like to see.

LordEntrails
October 7th, 2021, 22:59
I would love to see an automatic ammo tracker for Deadlands. A way to have a list in your inventory or in your combat that shows how many bullets you have in your possesion and that it auto deducts from when you fire. I know a lot of people have balked at this for some reason, but tedious tracking like that sucks and it's what I would like to see.
Note, this is a wish only for the forge. i.e. what enhancements can be made to make the forge itself more useful/valuable.

Enhancement requests for things like this would probably best be made in the ruleset sub-forum (i.e. Savage Worlds right?); https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?57-Savage-Worlds

But they might also be ok made in the Idea Informer, though this is mostly for core FGU capabilities; http://fgapp.idea.informer.com/

Tailz Silver Paws
October 9th, 2021, 00:13
Add in two columns in the Manage Craft view - total transactions and transactions this quarter.
On the 'items' page?

I reckon the Forge developers should just copy the Sales Reports section from DriveThruRPG and replace the 'translations' page with it.

It is nice to see each individual transaction, but in the overall scheme of things, not much use. All your really after is how many of each item has sold for the quarter, and the gross totals. Having a chart similar to the 'Sales Report' for 'Month to Date' similar to that in the DriveThruRPG system would be fantastic.


I don't think I've read it anywhere so here goes:

I wish there would be a possibility to visit the Forge like the store while not being logged in.
Yes I agree, I think not being able to browse the forge when not logged in will be losing a bunch of casual browsers.

On a side tangent, the designer in me would love to see the forge index page turned into a landing page with a header graphic promoting a new product, or perhaps something us developers could 'bid' for to have a banner in rotation much like DriveThruRPG's featured product message area. With bid points gained from sales.

Tell you what, just copy a bunch of functions from DriveThruRPG. LOLz :D