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Daily Playing Enhanced, Changes/Updates ~ want player have expressed

This is from 33 friends/players that we have compiled together, I know you are very busy in the office, And value your time in reading this.
Please note; the ones i have starred are the suggestions that have been made more than once.

GIFTING
* 1} (my personal input) Playing daily with different gifting options, not just food ~ what about gifting decorations?
as then theres greater gifting options, this could change weekly, or even daily, so the daily gift on day 1 could be #REF! and day 2 could be Coat Hanger! ect..
just different ideas i know but could be what makes some daily more...

2} different gifts

3} The ability to send things other than servable food as gifts i.e milkshake ingredients or decorations for your diner maybe rotate all on the gift page ?

BUSBOYS
*1} automatically clean tables and help clean appliances

* 2} Busboys should automatically clean the tables shouldn't have to click on it

LEVELS
* 1} more than just coins as rewards for levels past 113. maybe a decoration item ~ better rewards for higher level players.

* it seems I am getting next to nothing for leveling up now..

NEIGHBOURING VISITS
1} { my personal input} pop ups from visiting ~ actually go out to players we visit ~ currently we don't know if anyone visits. we do not earn anything or benefit in anyway from neighbouring visits

* 2} play the "games" when you go to a neighbor? they get something for us playing slots and we get something or the bowling, pool table, darts....
all we get to do is clean tables which everyone should be doing themselves, so let the visitors do something else to help each other

SELLING ITEMS
1} charge you a high amount in goal, when selling it should get most your money back

* 2} the ability to sell unwanted / unneeded food for at least half price.

3} sell button in the inventory so you can sell multiple items faster rather than dragging 100 things to the cash registrar

COINS AND CASH
*1} more ways to earn more money as limited coins means i cannot cook and play daily

2} Sending money was one suggestion

3} Need a way to get more cash to do some quests

4} PERSONAL NOTE; maybe greater deals on cash and coin packages

MISSONS
*1} more quests

* 2} Side jobs rewards needs to be better! I spend more buying stuff I don't want. On 1 you spend 12 cash. As a reward for completing you get 6000 coins and 1 cash.

3} Allow us to delete quests that we cannot do or do not wish to, one player said, ''stop giving me quest that I have to spend $60,000. for a DJ''

4} Need a way to get more cash to do some quests

* 5} things costing less to buy for the side missions

* 6} could they make the missions down the side of the page realistic i.e the reward greater than what you have to spend or make them more cooking orientated

7} quests that have some point to them, not just buying balloons and them immediately storing them because your diner is crowded enough

DRIVE THRUS AND DRIVE THRU HELPERS

1} a small cash reward for finish drive thru order?

2} it would be nice to get some type of reminder..."you are helping so-so on order they have 8 hrs left see what they need"

3} know that the person i am helping on an order has other helpers. show theres two or three or nine others helping also, then i dont try to kill myself cooking food around the clock

* 4} more drive through quests

* 5} Calculate food as it is being served by a helper. instead of requiring the person that is doing the cater, to refresh their diner.

6} nice to see what is required for a cater when someone asks you to help, before accepting it, example this person is doing mexicana and they need help cooking tacos, burritos, and nachos ~ can you help?

7} food served to count on drive thru and goals

* 8} rewards for helping on friends orders coins, cash, or decoration gifts.
* 8a} give the helpers a reward for helping with drive thru missions there are many of us who go back and help the lower level players complete these and this gives us no reward (apart from mastery of dishes) and actually costs us

* 9} to get a coin xp or even cash reward for helping on a drive thru,

1* 0 } I don't want to refresh every time I cook for someone and I don't want to wait until there done refreshing before I can see what they have left.

11} I want to keep adding friends to my cater until it's full and not be blocked

COOKING STATIONS
1} abundance of appliances are great! but they take up too much room a new buildable that would allow us to combine 4 stoves into one stove 4 ovens into one ext ext

*2} i no we can get helper for cleaner and waiters but i wish we could have help cooking the food

* 3} Less clicking. When you have all the appliances out to cook food, it takes the cook way too much time to click 3-4 times on every appliance to get them to cook

4} too many appliance options, would be nice to have one appliance that would cook any dish.

* 5} Automatic cleaner for the stoves

6} more collectable stoves that we could buy with a cash option

7} putting stoves and ovens next to each other and the worker cooks without waiting for them to be next to the cooking appliance this would create more space and the wait time is faster so the avatar just stands on the end and does all the cooking and cleaning without there being a space between them. In DL she walks to all the stoves and if there is no space for her she can't do the work

OTHER
1} Need options for one click cleaning, one click cooking stoves, (which these new ones gave us a little of that).

* 2} sell the food stock pile is my only want ~ Option to sell cooked food. For days I have tons of food from helping with drive thrus. Takes customers too long to eat it.

* 3} i want that milkshake pop up fixed. that is all thank you for asking .

4} More serving tables

5} a new cookbook

* 6} Need a better way to receive requests rather than refreshing the game to get requests So maybe a message envolope in the game

*7}Get rid of that Bubble Raider pop up. or at least move to the bottom of the screen again.

8} Get rid of the RED Arrow that tells you to click on the gift box

9} Automatic cleaner for the Tables

10} Price Reductions, ~ lower the price on items....i cant build my Diner like i would bc i spend all my money on cooking food

* 11} controlling neighbours bar ~ make the names of people that are no longer your friends come off your list . If you unfriend some one how can they still show up as neighbors

* 12 } lower prices of expansions as it takes too long to expand diner co-insides with recent limit on cash limits
12a} lower expansion prices. { it is taking over a week to collect enough cash to do so, so cheaper expansions please}

13} way to keep customers from walking all through the stoves

14} One player said ''daily bonus at all. and control of the request popup; not by chance''.
informed her this is actually a bug problem so that would be to fix that bug so she can play daily and get the bonuses, but also note that if this player is player until and just after the system reset that the bonus will not appear.....

Sorry its a long one.
Have a great day and as always
Thank you
Chrissy {and on behalf of the dl members of the diner life group >>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/14403... }

Nina Hecate
Amy Landon
Sarah-Jayne Whyte
Janet Prior
Doris Mänz
Tisha Johnson
Evelyn Rossman Welch
Gail Wells Pukay
Maria Matney
Katina Harbula
Nicola Dobbs
Melissa Finch
Renay James
Kelli J Jones
Edith Cuzzone
Monica Campbell
Maria Matney
Stuart Brown
Kristen Estrom
Jessika-Jasmine Smith
Mary Brouwer
TL JC Cafes
Errol James
Arleen Thieme
Al Landon
Chell Cass
Robyn Richards
Cath Hebbes
Ken Lukasik
'Trisha McKay
Tracey Smyth
Ruth Smith
Judith Mckeown
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    You did a wonderful job, Chrissy, compiling our input to your group, I am hopeful that there will be positive feed back from the Play Demand Employees. Now, for these game suggestions to actually be presented to the developers/programmers would be a plus.
    I am wondering if the developers/programmers and the staff actually, are actively playing Diner Life. If so, it would occur to me, that they too, would have thought about some changes to the game, to make it easier for the game players and keep it challenging.
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  • Thanks Chrissy, one thing that I agree on is the less clicking of foods on stoves, ovens, etc, per ingredient, it does bother my hands doing all of this clicking.
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  • Wow! A lot of cool ideas in there. I see a lot of requests are for improvements to the staff AI, I think this should be relatively simple to improve some of the suggested aspects.

    As another note, we would welcome any ideas on how we could encourage players to come back more often, e.g 'daily players' to be the norm on this game, not the exception.
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    • Hi Elliot
      I am a daily player and play with a group of friends but we have run out of things to do in the diner (except master the food) we would like more drive through orders and quests to keep us playing daily.
      Thank you for all of the changes you have made today they are awesome and much appreciated, we look forward eagerly to further developments.
    • If we did not have to click 5 times to serve -clean - and cook, people would have more time to go in and reload their stoves... I am level 151 and with all of my stoves ready at once it takes a good 30 minutes to an hour to reload
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  • I asked that very question on the group i run Elliot,
    what would make them play daily, and thats the response's i got back.

    Personally i know speaking only as myself, not the majority, i DON'T want a replacement game for another game, i want Diner Life To be as it is, unique and very special as it currently is, and you can adapt to that to make it the greatest game as you are already doing.

    The beauty about play demand, is you Listen to your players and also you make changes to keep the game great. that is not unnoticed, and the players love their voices to be heard.

    Many say the limited coins means they spend days away as to build the coins up, as they need expansions ect... (but of course you gain more coins playing than not, i have found)

    I would love to see new ideas in the game ~ the only two i can really think is
    the number 1 suggestion i made personally on the section gifting,
    And number 1 suggestion on neighbouring visits,
    These could be easy to produce but saying that i have no game programming experience just play experience so leave that with you guys. =D

    All the best,
    Chrissy
    • Rowan (Official Rep) October 01, 2014 10:21
      I believe your suggestion for neighboring visits is in line with some of our own internal discussions. We want to do more with visiting friends diners :)

      On a side-note, in the bit about gifting you mention an item with the name #REF!

      Which item is that? because that sounds like something in the furniture data is broken


      Update: Found it, fixed it, it'll be fixed in our next update :)
    • Hi rowan, yes it did currently say #REF!
      though i thought it was suppose to say this.... :)
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    as long as new things are being added, and other problems being fix, i feel people will keep playing and continue to play more often, as real life will let them. I do know of at least 3 people who have quit alltogether as there ran out of drive thru orders to do
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  • ** Easter egg **
    How about a secret item found from playing daily, found by cleaning tables,
    like how we find milkshake recipes.

    maybe an enhancement to the amount of dishes cooked for that day only,
    so 10% more on servings if you find this?

    next day this could be 5% more customers while playing the game only, so if game was closed it would go back to normal, until players re-open game again...

    day 3 double exp for cooking and cleaning appliances combined ,
    Or set amounts,
    {so on tables a set amounts say an extra 2 xp per table},
    on fryers and grills extra 1xp, worktops 2xp, on sodas extra 3xp, on stoves and ovens 5xp
    (these amounts may not seem alot but on a 35 limit this will add up, and also throw in i believe 56 build ones, thats going to add up alot}

    Or
    1 cash reward for being a good neighbour and visiting 10 neighbours and doing the set work for the day in their diners.

    Or
    the daily bonuses changed to different things, so maybe on different days so lets say day
    day 1 coins, (current)
    day 2 coins (current)
    day 3 you get a decoration {a balloon, a flag, ect}
    day 4 cash, (current)
    day 5 coins (current)
    day 6 cash (current)

    I could go on, but theres a lot of ideas already so maybe its enough for now to cherry pick through {for one of a better word}
    • Rowan (Official Rep) October 01, 2014 11:27
      I like this Easter Egg idea quite a lot :)
      the idea of a short-lived token of sorts which enhances gameplay for a day or so seems really good to me :)
      I think if we did it we wouldn't increase the quantity being cooked, that would just increase the existing problems with vast quantities of food stockpiling up...
      Perhaps a decrease in the buying price, Or an increase in the serving selling price?
      But the specifics aren't too important, we could do any or all of them and simply provide it at random :)

      I'll talk it over with the team
    • Yes you have a great point about the current quantities just piling on...

      yes the reduced rates on current values seem to be a great idea right there. that would really work i believe.

      Also the serving selling price increases that would be highly welcomed with players for sure.

      I like it Rowan :)
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    I think that my reply to Elliot's question about an hour ago

    ***
    As another note, we would welcome any ideas on how we could encourage players to come back more often, e.g 'daily players' to be the norm on this game, not the exception
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    did not get noticed, so I'll repost here again:

    Elliot, how about a pop up window when players open up the game ?

    We still get that pop up window asking to help translate the game (which doesn't function, I tried but didn'nt lead me anywhere).

    Maybe you could cancel the translate pop up and use it for a survey ? It would have to lead players somewhere though ;-)

    By doing so, you could ask ALL the players what would make them come back more often, and not only the players that come visit the support wall.

    In fact, I think that the only people that come visit the support wall are already daily players, others won't take the time to check here, unless they encounter a game play problem.

    You could also announce any news, additions and improvements you make through such a pop up window. That should make non daily players get interested in trying out anything they didn't know about yet........

    I think that it shouldn't be difficult to use that pop up window for a different announcement every week or so.

    Another idea would be to use the Bubble Raider banner (which many people seem to complain about) for a survey and use the pop up window only for news additions and improvements to the game.

    What do you think ?
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    Well what can i say,
    THANK YOU, the game just got better, refresh :)
    time to sell some of that endless about of food and to get them busboys working for me :)

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU did i say how awesome you guys are?
    you guys are AWESOME :)
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    Thank You Thank You Thank You !!! Love the new changes!!!! on another note my boyfriend just started playing and it has allowed me a reminder of how it was just starting out. one thing that I would change in the beginning when a player first starts is to allow at least one dish to be cooked that has a longer cook time for each appliance available. This would allow them to have something cooking while at work, overnight ext... The Biggest issue I see in the start is the lack of coins the side goals require ALOT of coins to do these and seems hopeless to a new player when one of the very first goals cost more coins then they can bring in in a week!! possibly a larger starting amount of coins for new comers and lowering the coin cost of the initial side goals would make it more appealing to more people? As well as keep more people playing and more regularly...
    • Yes, we are looking at adding a long term dish that the player can come back to. Currently this is the Sundae, but you don't get this till far to late on in the game. I also agree with the coins, start em out with a load so you don't get hamstrung if you start buying straight away.
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  • Thanks so much for the new changes, you have made to enhance our playing experience.. We appreciate all the hard work , You, the developers do to make the game more playable for us.. thanks again..
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  • I’m thankful
    Thank you for making the changes that were suggested. I love this game and you guys have done an awesome job. Thank you for listening and considering those of us who play DL.
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  • I’m thankful
    Many thanks for listening to the suggestions submitted on our behalf. It will certainly make a huge difference to let us progress within the game..
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    This is just a percentage that are delighted with the new changes you Elliot, Rowan, and your team have made today.

    I have Tons of happy members commenting how this change has improved their games play, they are loving these busboys working for them but REALLY love the fact they are making some coins back and can buy, cook, and expand diners. This of course for them is a massive improvement, and one player reported this will in effect make them play more now as they can do more things now they have the coins.

    BRAVO guys :)
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  • I’m thankful
    I would like to thank you for all the changes :) It will make my game much better i am sure <3
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  • Thank you for the updates - makes the game more enjoyable. I like the Drive IN orders - it allows me and my friends to work together, chat, discuss the state of the world (joking -haha). Now if you could make the Premium Stool load it would be great (that is the one thing that looks like an old time diner). Thanks again.
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    When a new build comes out, I would like to see the option to turn (change) the direction of the buildables again. I'm not sure why this was taken away, but I would like to turn the pool table and the santa's workshop so they are aligned against a different wall and I cannot...
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  • What does that red robot do? I don't see any coins coming out of it?
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