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Minor issue - Return to Deck Trait

Postby DrNostromo » March 17th, 2010, 2:30 pm

This is a minor issue and is more cosmetic than a bug.

The Return to Deck trait is misleading in that, by it's name, it implies it would be used to return a card back to it's originating deck. In actuality the trait can be used to send a card to any deck.

This issue has come up a couple times when I've been helping new designers figure things out. I would suggest changing the name of the trait from

Return to Deck

to

Send to Deck
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Re: Minor issue - Return to Deck Trait

Postby uckelman » November 29th, 2010, 7:32 pm

DrNostromo wrote:This is a minor issue and is more cosmetic than a bug.

The Return to Deck trait is misleading in that, by it's name, it implies it would be used to return a card back to it's originating deck. In actuality the trait can be used to send a card to any deck.

This issue has come up a couple times when I've been helping new designers figure things out. I would suggest changing the name of the trait from

Return to Deck

to

Send to Deck


Hey, guys? Can I get some comments on this? Would anyone object if I made this change in 3.2.0?
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Re: Minor issue - Return to Deck Trait

Postby Tim M » November 30th, 2010, 4:19 pm

uckelman wrote:
DrNostromo wrote:This is a minor issue and is more cosmetic than a bug.

The Return to Deck trait is misleading in that, by it's name, it implies it would be used to return a card back to it's originating deck. In actuality the trait can be used to send a card to any deck.

This issue has come up a couple times when I've been helping new designers figure things out. I would suggest changing the name of the trait from

Return to Deck

to

Send to Deck


Hey, guys? Can I get some comments on this? Would anyone object if I made this change in 3.2.0?


We would need a way to be backward compatible, or have a function in vassal that understands the trait name change for older modules not upgraded.

It was my understanding the trait list was so archaic we were going to go through all of it and fix/rename as appropriate anyways. This makes sense to do for 3.2
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Re: [messages] [Feature Requests] Re: Minor issue - Return t

Postby uckelman » November 30th, 2010, 5:10 pm

Thus spake Tim M:
>
> > Hey, guys? Can I get some comments on this? Would anyone object if I
> > made this change in 3.2.0?
>
>
> We would need a way to be backward compatible, or have a function in
> vassal that understands the trait name change for older modules not
> upgraded.

I was thinking that I would only be changing the display name in the
Editor, not the encoding of the trait, so I guess there would be no
backwards compatibility issues at all.

> It was my understanding the trait list was so archaic we were going to
> go through all of it and fix/rename as appropriate anyways. This makes
> sense to do for 3.2
>

Yes, we should. (Though it might make more sense to do it for 3.3 now.)

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