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Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by Vacate, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Vacate

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    Vacedit: this is not april fools... if it was it'd be lousy

    Do not post metagame, tiering, or any non-PS suggestions here.

    Post your suggestions for improving Showdown here! Suggestions posted in this thread will be archived in the OP - so be sure to read through it first before posting your suggestion and do not post previously-suggested ideas. Please be aware that we are not taking room suggestions. Note that this isn't a discussion thread.

    Previous Suggestions (open)

    - ability to /ignorepms of a user while still seeing their messages in chatrooms (especially helpful with roomauth)
    - Implement a more advanced find-a-user system, ie. search that allows you to see all usernames that have the specific word mentioned in it.
    - ability to type /clear into a pm box and just clear all pms from that user as opposed to /clearpms clearing them from every user
    - offline mail
    - Notifications when a user goes offline/comes online
    - group pms
    - friends list
    - Allow modnotes to highlight staff members (potentially including "/hl add, notes:" for highlights for any notes.)
    - Room specific highlights
    - add parameters to modlog so you can prevent certain things from showing up such as /modlog lobby, !poll, !tour, !uno
    - allow Voices + Drivers to use the minigame option commands (Uno and Hangman) similar to how Drivers could set up tournaments.
    - allow room owners to add custom room ranks such as elite four
    - a way for roomstaff to call globals when a room would be left authless
    - /roomprojects command similar to /roomevents
    - /poll edit command to fix mistakes in polls
    - add time remaining column to /roomevents
    - make /warn show autoconfirmed alts like muting/locking/banning someone does
    - option to disable highlights + notifications from declares as well as html boxes/showimage
    - allow room owners the option to allow mods to edit/add /roomevents
    - notes feature on teambuilder
    - a feature in the teambuilder where common sets pop up when you enter a pokemon
    - remove suggested spreads button or improve them
    - move aurora veil and magma storm from "usually useless moves" to "moves"
    - make a way to choose your HP type without having the move HP.
    - ability to hide certain formats from showing when you do /rank
    - Increase number of rooms you can autojoin
    - add http://pokepast.es/ to link whitelist (used in a bunch of rooms)
    - ability to change text size
    - improve color of scrollbars and teambuilder boxes to better match dark mode
    - make hidden avatars not reset each time you log on
    - implement pokeballs - useful for certain pokemon which in game can only be obtained with a certain ball.
    - have it show the speed of a pokemon after it would mega evolve in randbats by hovering over it
    - refresh button on ladder screen
    - show move effectiveness on moves like they do in sumo http://pokejungle.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/image-3.jpeg - if this is added, also make an option to disable it
    - longer disconnect timer (people complaining that the timer does not give you enough time to reconnect if you dc)
    - command such as /pokedex pikchu, to show pokedex entries for a pokemon
    - make /hl delete require confirmation
    - make /bch permanent
    - have EV yield appear on /dt
    - add unreleased parameter to /ds
    - option to make icons not show with /ds
    - In search replays, add an option to search for a specific pokemon being used in battles
    - make <<replay>> link to the replays.pokemonshowdown.com
    - in tournaments, have previous generations specify the gen. So rather than "UU tournament" it'd be "[Gen 6]UU tournament".
    - ability to toggle tour notifications per room
    - save the banlist from named tours so that they can be set quickly and easily
    - a way for participants to easily see what the autodq is set at in a tour without having to scroll up in chat
    - ability to see the full tour name on mobile, as it is currently blocked by user count
    - have commands to be able to scroll a tour bracket, helpful for mobile users
    - Ability to change name color
    - Ability to use the /join command to join multiple rooms at once
    - emotes in chat

    - character counter in messages to show how many characters you have remaining.
    - less sensitive caps/stretch filter
    - See someone's peak on the ladder
    - chat button not being grayed out when you click on your own name, or make it more obvious people can pm themselves
    - After voting on polls make the option you voted more noticeable than it is, perhaps an asterisk or underline
    - way to avoid being highlighted by tournaments without ignoring them completely
    - add other language support
    - link ps account to twitter
    - return of seasonals
    - a /friend command. What this does is /friend (user) tells the sim to remember this user and everytime he or she speaks in pm/s chats, it shows as a different color e.g red or blue Moreover /friendlist shows a bunch of users that you have used the /friend command on. To simply remove someone just /unfriend (user).
    - warning that private replays can't be searched for
    - freeze decay on inactive ladders


    implemented | planned | Probably not
    We cannot guarantee that suggestions will be implemented.
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  2. Clefairy

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    Folders for teams

    or some way to organize them, like a move option
  3. Paynes

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    Let the teambuilder tab complete to the move/item/ability with the highest usage in that tier.

    No more iron defense bisharp or earth power lando t
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  4. Funbot28

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  5. Vacate

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    It only applies to this thread. I don't know why your post was deleted - perhaps it's something that is automatically rejected nowadays? You'll have to check with the mod who deleted your post.
  6. Mistaken

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    I would like showdown to let you watch and chat in 2 rooms without constantly swapping tabs.(So both rooms are visible on your screen at once)
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
  7. wishes

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    Suggesting that we have a feature to search for two battles at a time. I'm unsure how difficult this is to code, or change even, but I feel it would be helpful in later hours when you're searching for a battle on a not-so-active tier but would like to play OU at the same time without canceling the search.
  8. TFL

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    I had gone back and removed my own post just to be safe, Vacate. Here's the repost.
  9. Vacate

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    PS's pane system works really well for this. You can just use arrows and it instantly switches to other rooms. If you're modding, switching every few seconds works. If there are no staff in one room, you can just keep to that one and check the other one occasionally. I think the difficulties with this outweigh the pros.
    Can't you just look for the OU match and then look again for the other tier's match as soon as the OU one has been assigned to you? A change like this would change the aesthetics of the system and make it much more complicated just to do something that can already be done. Am I understanding your idea correctly?

    I like the ignore opponent button but I'm not sure about removing the cancel button, TFL. I feel like the backlash would be too much on this one. I'll check with other staff though.
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  10. Pan.

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    Is it possible to relocate / remove the Play / Pause-button in a replay? It's a little disturbing if you want to upload it to youtube - it takes the whole romance of a battle if a big button is in the middle of the screen :)

    What about uploading own battle-backgrounds-wallpaper-pictures or suggesting nicely made fanmade ones? :)
  11. xJoelituh

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    Show the stats and the moves that the Pokemon learns if you're building an old gen team(Gen 1 to 5).

    Maybe that would be a lot of work specially on Gen 1, Gen 2 and also Tradebacks.

    Also the learn command should show Gen 1/2 learnsets. Per exemple until Gen 4, a lot of fire types don't learn Solar Beam and it says: "X Pokemon learns Solar beam". I think it should say: "X Pokemon learns Solar Beam starting from Gen 4"
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  12. SparksBlade

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    I posted in the prev thread, might as well post here cos it got no respone:
    An addition to /dt so that we can check details about a move/mon/item in a specific gen e.g.

    /dt bite,gen 3---->shows it as special and w/e it's details are
    /dt alakazam,gen 4----> it got a +10 in spdef in this gen iirc, this wont show that +10, but rather it's stats in bw
    /dt garchomp,gen 3---->would just say it didnt exist

    Would be really helpful when building an old gen team.
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  13. Lyren

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    Because the client has to be downloaded every time a browser opens the page, adding additional backgrounds puts extra stain on the server. You can, however, use a tool such as stylish, or if you're a little more tech savvy, it's also possible to download your own copy of the client through github and insert your own backgrounds locally. If you have any specific backgrounds you would like to recommend (as well as being able to offer rights for use of said background) feel free to do so, but keep in mind that adding backgrounds might not be the best use of server resources.
  14. Valetta

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    Seeing as how PS! tries to stay as true to the cartridge games as possible I'd like for it to have some sort of icon on team preview kinda like wifi where it shows you whether your oponent's mons are holding items or not. This would also kinda help with determining what kind of set your opponent is using (i.e. Archeops in nu which can run no item defog and sash lead)
  15. victor-g23

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    I think there should be a pokemon showdown app on all types of phones. I'm sure it will get so many downloads.
  16. Pan.

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    Suggestions sound cool - are there any specific size and dimensions for the backgrounds?

    Are official, ripped from the games-ish backgrounds welcome if their the ideal size?
  17. Absketchum

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    I suggest a random tag battle with double battle format.
    We may be allowed to select partner.
  18. Aeonic

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    Random double battles are already implemented on PS!. If you mean random multi battles (with 4 players), that probably won't happen due to server limitations and it would be difficult to code from what I've heard.
  19. Lyren

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    I don't think backgrounds really have a chance to be added unless the artist themselves comes forward and offers their painting for use. It's fairly easy to set up your own background though, as explained in the second half of this post: http://www.smogon.com/player/issue6/ps-tips
  20. Luckstard.

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    yo, is there anything that could be done in battle where there is no team preview to know which mons are still hidden for the opponent?
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  21. RaidRover

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    A friends/favorites list would be really awesome. I would like to be able to add peoples' usernames to the list and be able to see when they are online so I can chat/challenge with them. Sometimes you meet people in a battle that you really like and would like to play with them again sometime in the game. Also, the rooms change at times and people leave them for other rooms and you can lose out on friends.
  22. RaidRover

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    Also, a way to reorder your teams would be great
  23. kevinrocks

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    Really minor thing, but is it possible for the avatars to be layed out in rows of 10 instead of 9 for easier counting for when we do /avatar #? Or if possible, would it be plausible to just put the avatar numbers by or under the avatars or maybe even just the number of the first avatar in a row at the start of the row? I think that its a minor detail that will help out.
  24. P3DS

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    A way to see which of the approved cloners are online in the wifi room (Or as an addition to bottt). It is a pain to search through the list and check all usernames.

    Also, could there be a thing that says if the user is inactive or not at the side of the chat, as it would be useful to figure out people who are not active
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  25. Lyren

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    Rather then counting, if you are currently selecting the avatar or can see somebody else with it, you can simply use Right Click => Copy Image Location the link you will select will have the avatar number at the end. (i.e. http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/sprites/trainers/267.png).

    Alternatively, with the the avatar list open you can use inspect element and look at the button value encoded in the HTML. If you don't know what that means just use the first method. It takes about 5 seconds and is easier than counting.

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