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Perhaps FFG's stance on the online version of the game has already been stated.

This is my personal story. My wife has banned me from playing any MMO or any other MMO-isque mobile games.

Does FFG have any plans to introduce Hearthstone/Elder Scrolls Legends/Magic ish version of Destiny?

 

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I'm fairly sure no one is going to have an answer for you. There's certainly nothing announced, but I wouldn't expect it to be due to the age of the game. Also, I believe that there may be rights issues (being able to use the licence for a tabletop game doesn't grant the rights to make a video game) which may straight out make it a hard no.

Could it happen if they were allowed to? I guess, if the game was successful enough. Unlike most of FFG's other games there are (currently) fairly limited responses to your opponents actions, so it'd fit a video game the same way Heartstone fits better than Magic.

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I know it isn't popular opinion but I hate TTS for this game its awful. Although I can and  have played games of Destiny using TTS it's just not built for the game so for me it's less of a fun experience and more of a tedious pain. The mechanics of dice rolling and moving various items, the lack of communication with your opponent. I just can't get any fun out of it. It may just be a personal hang up of mine heck if your podcast consists of playing games on TTS I am less likely to watch it as it's just that annoying to me. That being said it's all we have.

I doubt seriously if an online version of this game will come anytime soon. If the online version is good then people may stop buying packs and just play online instead. If they offer up a micro transaction version I would rather just buy packs. It would certainly be welcome I would love this game in a Hearthstone type format, but it has to make sense for FFG to do it.  

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I thought that the issue was that FFG holds the rights to all print Star Wars games (RPGs, Card Games, etc.) but Electronic Arts holds rights to the digital Star Wars games. Thus I don't think we'll ever see that... Otherwise there would be no reason not to make a Hearthstone type mobile app or even a mobile app for your collection.

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10 hours ago, The_Antiquarian said:

Perhaps FFG's stance on the online version of the game has already been stated.

This is my personal story. My wife has banned me from playing any MMO or any other MMO-isque mobile games.

Does FFG have any plans to introduce Hearthstone/Elder Scrolls Legends/Magic ish version of Destiny?

 

FFG is unable to create ANY Star Wars video game.  EA owns sole rights on Star Wars video games.

Tabletop Simulator is where fans are playing the game on-line.

Also, here is a link to a Facebook group that plays via webcam:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/swdvideo/ 

Edited by Stone37

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If the game really takes off, we might see a "utility" type app to go with this game. I think it's too complicated to make a dice app for the game, but there might be a collection management app at some point - maybe using new recognition and scanning technology to let you take a picture of a card (or multiple at once) and then automatically recognize it and add or remove it from your collection? I'd buy that. Trading cards gets really tedious when you're writing stuff on a piece of paper to keep track of what you own and what you don't own anymore.

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14 hours ago, The_Antiquarian said:

Perhaps FFG's stance on the online version of the game has already been stated.

This is my personal story. My wife has banned me from playing any MMO or any other MMO-isque mobile games.

Does FFG have any plans to introduce Hearthstone/Elder Scrolls Legends/Magic ish version of Destiny?

 

Play WOW in secret? 

And TTS is your best option for now.

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On 6/29/2017 at 5:48 AM, porkins_dietician said:

I know it isn't popular opinion but I hate TTS for this game its awful. Although I can and  have played games of Destiny using TTS it's just not built for the game so for me it's less of a fun experience and more of a tedious pain. The mechanics of dice rolling and moving various items, the lack of communication with your opponent. I just can't get any fun out of it. It may just be a personal hang up of mine heck if your podcast consists of playing games on TTS I am less likely to watch it as it's just that annoying to me. That being said it's all we have.

I doubt seriously if an online version of this game will come anytime soon. If the online version is good then people may stop buying packs and just play online instead. If they offer up a micro transaction version I would rather just buy packs. It would certainly be welcome I would love this game in a Hearthstone type format, but it has to make sense for FFG to do it.  

Computers scare you don't they? TTS has a small learning curve. You can use a mic to communicate to your opponent. Basically if anything TTS is like playing the game with one hand. This can be compensated by learning the keyboard short cuts. You aren't going to get much better than that for a boardgame via computer interface.

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8 hours ago, Hujoe Bigs said:

Some people don't like clunky TTS.  Doesn't make them computer inept.  Means they like actual real dice in their hand.

i don't like tts, but if a smoother program came along, sure! 

But I do like the big pretty dice. And playing in person

Edited by Ywingscum

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2 hours ago, Ywingscum said:

Some people don't like clunky TTS.  Doesn't make them computer inept.  Means they like actual real dice in their hand.

i don't like tts, but if a smoother program came along, sure! 

But I do like the big pretty dice. And playing in person

I do enjoy the irony in this post. Not sure if the failed quote was intentional.

 

While TTS is clunky, no doubt about it. The deck building alone is difficult and I don't trust exported  decks any more after 2 failed ones. It's usually because the players tend to only play the game with the mouse. They don't use the keyboard for any of the short cuts. It's usually also the general complaint but when asked how to improve it, no one answers it. As with anyone I'm fairly sure the real game is much more preferred, but, if you can't physically use dice because of limitations, it's a very usable substitute. 

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On 7/1/2017 at 5:33 PM, Hujoe Bigs said:

Computers scare you don't they? TTS has a small learning curve. You can use a mic to communicate to your opponent. Basically if anything TTS is like playing the game with one hand. This can be compensated by learning the keyboard short cuts. You aren't going to get much better than that for a boardgame via computer interface.

Nope, not at all in fact I stream video games on twitch have a three monitor set up one vertical for chat and one pc dedicated solely to recording and streaming. So I am pretty confident in my ability to use a computer and keyboard short cuts. I think that makes me more than qualified to call out a crap interface when I see one. TTS barely makes codenames or love letter playable. It's a shoddy interface that you can shoehorn things into but certainly not a substitute for a dedicated app.  Nice attempt to be funny but it doesn't hold water. 

My point was, since it seemed to soar over your head like algebra to a two year old, that tts isn't built for this game and although it's playable it certainly isn't my first choice. 

Anyone who has played magic or hearthstone on a pc using the official apps instead of tts knows exactly what I mean. This being the crux of the original post, an official app.  Have you ever played those? If so you certainly can't say TTS can hold a candle to either of them. You can get way better than tts for a board game via computer interface it's been done many times, much better. In fact I listed two above and the original poster even put Elder Scrolls Legends in for fun.  The fact that tts wasn't designed for destiny specifically but more a generic fit any board game in here type of interface is precisely why I dislike its functionality. 

Told you my opinion on this wasn't popular. 

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You pointed out all the reasons why it's bad, and while not wrong, would only be solved with a dedicated engine for the game. TTS is a sandbox that users controller to make content, it's a 10 dollar piece of software for pete sakes. It plays exactly like if you are at the  table. The games you listed require either massive time investments or a much larger upfront cost with added on cost per expansion (magic 100% or for HS time) for a single game experience. Which you even stated you wouldn't  spend the money to invest  into. So I'll stand by what I said, for destiny you will not get anything better till another fan that is a programmer makes a platform for specifically this game.

 

You sound quite confident that you know a bit about computers, and I will give you that you do have experience. But you are also unable to see a tree in the forest. Would I jump ship if a better engine arrived, you bet. But to hate the only option we have because it doesn't conform to your AAA backed up interfaces, it's very obvious a 1st world problem at its finest. Which in all honesty is fine because as you stated, it is your opinions.

Edited by Hujoe Bigs

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