Manutoo - Ideas for the next update

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Manutoo - Ideas for the next update

Postby H » 21 Jan 2008, 17:52

Hello

Thought I would give some feedback on the game as you seem to welcome suggestions on how to improve the game.

The game as a whole is great and incredibly additive (which is the idea for any management game!). I don’t think there is anything wrong with the game, just that in my opinion it could do with some general tidying up.

1- First of all, would it be possible to show the current week number or next tournament you are entered in (or both!) on the main game screen (maybe as a title header format on that screen)? I often lose track of what week im in and forget to enter tournaments etc.

2- The stats and history part of the game is a bit messy. For example I need to go the “ranking screen” to see my head to head record but the “coaches contract screen” to see what titles ive won, then the “all tournament draws” to see previous years competition results, etc. I think it would be better to have a separate menu on the main game screen for anything to do with stats and history. What I would like this to include on top of what you already have in the game is a breakdown of the results for each tournament your player played in, by year, so I can see my player’s history for each tournament at a glance. Also, a separate screen for all tournament winners and runners up for each tournament broken down in to years.

3- An in-game ongoing record screen would also be good. So at any point in my current game I can see who has won the most Grand slams, master’s events, challenger events, etc. How about taking it a bit further and giving an option to break it down by year? You could also include most total tournaments won (total and by year), most matches won (total and by year), etc. You already show this stuff on an individual players screen but it would be great if you could make it in to a record screen so you compare each player

4- I would also like you to somehow make the grand slam events feel a bit more special (which they are) then any other tournament. Maybe add an additional screen before the start of the tournaments stating last years winner or maybe an historical fact about the competion, or a different winners screen, I don’t know exactly, just something to make the grand slam’s stand out from every other tournament.

5- I also need more things to spend my money on. Im 4 years in to the game and ive built everything at my centre. How about my own jumbo jet for example!

6- Some sort of record screen (grand slam’s won, masters won, etc) for each completed career would be good. This will give it a higher replayability value as you will always be trying to better your previous career.

Cheers!
H
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Postby Guest » 21 Jan 2008, 23:18

I agree with H. But here's what I think

1. More things to spend money on
2. Buy houses and cars and, such
3. More outfits
4. Better recap screen
5. Get boyfriend and girl friends ( Nadal and Blake :D)
6. get married
7. The US Oen has final set tie breaks

That's all I can think of.
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Postby Mannboy » 21 Jan 2008, 23:46

me too, and madrid masters only has a 3 set final now.

i would also love to see the head to head in detail

(for example if im 2-0 against sharapova, if i clicked on the 2-0, i could see the actual results such as 6-0 6-0 and 6-0 6-0 ;-) lol )


lovin this game tho!
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Postby Guest » 22 Jan 2008, 01:07

I agree mannboy. THat would really be nice.

Like Sharapova vs. Williams 3-4
6-3 3-6 6-3
0-6 0-6
etc.

Also the year and place.
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Postby manutoo » 22 Jan 2008, 06:54

Hello,

@H :
1- the current week number is shown in the Info Bar when your in the "World Tour" menu

2- All the stats & history disposition surely looks a bit messy, but it's actually full of sense ! :P
- The Head To Heads are with the rankings, coz it's the place you see all the players at once
- Titles won are with the Coach Contract, coz they are counted only for the current contract, not for all the career
- almost all other stats are grouped within the "Activity" screen

3-4-5- noted

6- At end of the game, you have a record screen, but it could nicer to have one during the game as well, I'll see about it

@Mannboy & Guest :
To see the Head To Heads, go to the Rankings screen, then click on any player's rank, and to see the details, just click on the Head To Head you want... Everything is already there, including the year, place, surface..! ;)
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Postby Guest » 23 Jan 2008, 04:53

THank you I have just found that. If I have any othe suggestions I'll be sure to bring them to you. Thank you so much.
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Postby Guest » 24 Jan 2008, 12:25

Hi,

I really would like to have the feature (as an option) that I can control the match speed by myself. That means that the next game is only played if I click with my mouse or something similar.

So I have the possibility to hold a match if there is a very exciting match situation, and to click faster through it, if I am leading 6-0, 3-0 ;-)

Sure I can use the "speed" control at the top of the screen but a) I cannot stop the game for a moment if I want it to and b) it would be quite unconvenient to change speed several times during a match. So a "manual" speed option would be great.

Keep up the good work, I really like the game :)

Best regards

Thorsten
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Postby manutoo » 24 Jan 2008, 18:06

If you play in windowed mode, you can click on the task bar to pause the game... Not sure if it'd be good enough or not, but it's a fast trick... ;)
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Postby Guest » 24 Jan 2008, 23:28

Match stats would be nice. We can know what we need to work on. Please
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Postby Rob4590 » 25 Jan 2008, 00:35

Anonymous wrote:Match stats would be nice. We can know what we need to work on. Please


They are there in the most recent update.
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Postby Guest » 25 Jan 2008, 01:33

How do I get to them?
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Postby manutoo » 25 Jan 2008, 07:19

To see the match stats, click on the button that appears on the bottom left of the screen when the match is over.
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Postby Guest » 26 Jan 2008, 15:54

how about rain delays during (outdoor tournament) matches? :D
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Postby Mannboy » 26 Jan 2008, 15:55

Anonymous wrote:how about rain delays during (outdoor tournament) matches? :D


^^^

sorry that msg was from me!
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Postby Mannboy » 26 Jan 2008, 16:24

oooh and before the tournament, could you give us a reminder of who the champion and runner up was from the previous year?

sorry to be fussy :)
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