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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Dragons of Tarkir
« Last post by Snoogy on Today at 03:03:32 AM »
I am also not suggesting that duplicates be deleted, Snoogy.

Not saying you are suggesting it.  It was an idea that I thought of while typing a reply.
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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Dragons of Tarkir
« Last post by Rain on March 29, 2015, 06:18:47 PM »
Clearly, adding every possible variation of basic lands would be unnecessary and problematic. What I am suggesting, however, is going through the reprint expansions and choosing only the cards that offer unique art that has modernized older cards. I am also not suggesting that duplicates be deleted, Snoogy. The deck editor in the plugin has a feature called "ignoring doubles" that can be checked to combine reprints and reduce the number of items seen in the search (hiding any added alternate arts).

Deciding which alternate art to use seems simple enough. The majority of cards do not have enough alternate arts to choose one or two from tens of variations. Take, for example, the reprint expansion Graveborn: of 27 reprints, only 11 cards feature unique, updated versions of older cards. In the reprint expansion, Jace v Chandra, only 19 cards would be added from a total of 56 reprints. Dragons v Knights has 21 potential new versions from 72 reprints. So instead of adding 155 cards, as it seems you understood me, a total of 51 cards would be included.

The above number includes cards that have either been modernized or offer unique art. If we include only those reprints that modernize older cards, the number would be even less than 51. I estimate an additional 250 cards would be added from all 15 such reprint expansions, which is less cards than Dragons of Tarkir alone.

I can create a list of all such cards that meet my criteria among all reprints to prove the above. And to answer your question, yes, the pros of better art outweigh every con.
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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Pokemon players - I have a question
« Last post by Snoogy on March 29, 2015, 04:32:07 PM »
Looks like the High version wins by a landslide...

I didn't see that coming. /s
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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Dragons of Tarkir
« Last post by Snoogy on March 29, 2015, 04:27:16 PM »
I agree with Bort, increasing the number of cards would bloat the plugin for no good reason.  While on the other hand, decreasing the number of cards (removing any duplicates) would break decks and cause headaches to anyone trying to find particular cards, and that's not even mentioning the amount of time it would take to single out cards and/or update the ginormous carddata file.

The way Bort has been going is satisfactory.  ;)
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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Dragons of Tarkir
« Last post by Bort on March 29, 2015, 09:46:15 AM »
i dont want to increase the number of cards in the database without good reason. and alternate art would add a TON of cards and it would then be a lot of cases of WHICH ALTERNATE ART DO WE INCLUDE? like, each set usually has multiple images for basic lands. multiple that but the number of basic lands, and then by the number of sets and we suddenly have a fuck ton of more cards to wade through.

if you want an alternate are of a specific card, its easy.

say you want instead of .
download the image you want, and rename the card to the same name as the other image and replace the other image.
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Bug Report Forum / Re: Specific cards won't save in Deck List Force of Will Plugin
« Last post by Trevor on March 29, 2015, 09:38:33 AM »
Lackey shouldn't crash in any case. Lackey should convert smart quotes (both single and double) to regular quotes.
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Bug Report Forum / Re: A minor issue with player avatars
« Last post by Trevor on March 29, 2015, 09:37:10 AM »
I fixed this but I haven't posted it. I'm working on some other stuff so I'm not sure when the fix will go live.
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Plugins & Plugin Creation Forum / Re: Dragons of Tarkir
« Last post by Rain on March 29, 2015, 02:07:22 AM »
Bort, would it be possible to get alternate or updated art for Magic cards? It seems simple enough to grab the card data and scans for uploading to Lackey. The only issue I foresee is that the number of images (duplicates obviously) will increase in deck editor and for downloading by users which may possibly decrease performance. However, I think most people would find no significant difference with a larger artwork database for cards since the file sizes are so small and you have already implemented a "combine duplicates" button in editor for those who really wish to avoid seeing more than one art for cards.

I was thinking about starting a poll for Magic users to vote on the issue, but wanted to run the idea by you first.
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Bug Report Forum / Re: A minor issue with player avatars
« Last post by Rain on March 29, 2015, 01:58:27 AM »
Is this issue fixed?

No, and I'm bumping this to report that this issue still exists. I only see default avatars even when the users tell me they are using custom images. In fact, the log states something like "retrieving image of xxx" and the name clearly isn't the default avatar being displayed. This is the case even when using 100x100 images that are under 30KB.
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Bug Report Forum / Re: Specific cards won't save in Deck List Force of Will Plugin
« Last post by Snoogy on March 28, 2015, 09:03:19 PM »
Lackey dislikes the " character in the card data file.  The Force of Will plugin maintainer needs to remove those characters.
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