[ If there is anyone else out there that feels this way, please like this post so I know I’m not crazy… ]
I love the events. Please keep them coming. And disclaimer: I am legally blind, so if I completely missed something in the UI to solve this problem, feel free to let me know (in a polite way please.)
There is one thing that used to happen during Events - rewards were auto-claimed. We didn’t have to click a buttom in the Agency window.
I have a hunch this feature was removed due to technical limitations? However, I wanted to encourage CCP to bring this feature back. I’d like to site four reasons:
- We don’t get credit, as players, toward advancement of the next challenge in the series until we click the button.
This was a big problem with the Abyssal space event, but still a nuisance in general. If I’ve got my hands full fending off 20 drones, say, I don’t have the time or mental bandwidth to stop in the middle of the fight, open agency, click claim reward, then close or move the agency window.
It would help tremendously to mitigate this point if “overflow” credit was earned. If I need to kill 15 ships for a reward, and make it to 22 before claiming, it would be fantastic to be left with 7 kills toward the next goal.
As alluded to above, claiming rewards frequently throws us off our game and cuts back on the immersion Eve attempts to provide.
- It’s cumbersome
Stop what I’m doing, call up the window, find the right button, click it, close it back up. Repeat this process every couple of minutes. (The alternative is to not get credit toward completion of the next challenge in the series.)
- It’s friction for new players
While in the Events channel I saw newer players having learning issues revolving around the agency UI. I realize it’s not rocket science, but anything we can do to encourage new players to participate in Events I think would be good for Eve overall.
I’m not complaining - just want to encourage a feature that I believe a lot of folks miss.
I’m told that this feature might have been intentional, as to cut down on botting / farming of Events. I applaud that effort. I wonder if it would be possible to keep track of overflow points (they keep accruing even if you don’t accept an award). Then at the player’s discretion, they open up the agency window and can click their way through all of the rewards they’ve earned.
I don’t mind clicking a hundred times to work my way through all the rewards I’ve earned, if I can open up one window and then click all at once. Or is opening a window once and doing all the clicks way easier to bot than open-window-click-close-window ?
I’ve read all of the comments on this thread and been doing a lot of thinking. Perhaps if, instead of ‘View Reward’ appearing on the main screen, a ‘Claim Reward’ button could appear. I think a lot of the issue stems from the Agency being in a separate, large, and - let’s admit it - somewhat slow-to-render window.
I in no way meant to imply that any decision made by CCP / the devs was inconsiderate, trolling, thoughtless, or incompetent. I have tremendous respect for the difficulties involved of designing UI / UX for a game as intricate as Eve.
I was just hoping for an opportunity to open up discussion of reasonable alternatives to the most-recent implementation of claiming rewards.
Thank you everyone for participating in this thread - it is indeed helpful to know I’m not crazy.