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    Adventure Log

    I would like the game to have a log of adventures.

    The log would record key events and details in doing an adventure.
    This would include sending troops, landing troops, buffs, battles, and loot.

    It would replace the email of battle reports.
    If replay of battles is important, it could be summarized in the log, and not be animated.

    The log entries would persist for a long time, at least months, or perhaps years.

    A nice feature of the log viewer would be to filter adventures by type and date range, and summarize loot, XP, and troop losses.


    A sample Adventure Log:

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    Timestamp		Name				Action		Details
    20/11/11 08:00:00	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Start		Premium, PFB, Scouting post, Rough star chart
    20/11/11 08:00:30	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Send General	Older Gemini: 1MS
    20/11/11 08:00:35	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Send General	Boris: 1 MM
    20/11/11 08:00:45	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Send General	Quartermaster: 425MS, 40AM, 439MM, 155BS, 263K
    20/11/11 08:08:15	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Land General	Older Gemini
    20/11/11 08:09:35	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Land General	Boris
    20/11/11 08:10:45	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Land General	Quartermaster
    20/11/11 08:11:13	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Buff		Bronze Horseshoes, 1 hour
    20/11/11 08:03:45	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Battle		Your army: 1 GEM, 5MS, 200K, 70BS
    									Lost units: 4MS, 65K
    20/11/11 08:18:05	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Battle		Your army: 1BOR, 16MS, 179MM
    
    …
    20/11/11 09:07:00	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Return General	Boris: 20MS
    20/11/11 09:09:07	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Return General	Older Gemini 33MS, 
    20/11/11 09:09:07	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Return General	Quartermaster: 40AM, 39MM, 155BS
    20/11/11 09:09:07	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	End		Elapsed time: 1:09:07	
    20/11/11 09:09:07	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Loot		1500 bean, 200 grout, 200 granite dep, 2nd Thief
    10 adv tale, 400 oilseed, 191193 XP
    20/11/11 09:09:07	Ali Baba Young Woodcutter	Premium Loot	750 bean, 100 grout 100 granite dep, 5 adv tale
    200 oilseed, 95596 XP

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    How long do you think it would be before your device screamed at you that you had run out of memory if such a idea was implemented.

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    Running out of memory is due to poor implementation.
    If the Adventure log is a database table, the log viewer can retrieve only the entries you are interested in.
    By default, it could bring in the log for the last 7 days. The whole log doesn't have to be in memory at one time.

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    i keep one in excel. but i would love if an adv in its details TOLD you how many times you ran it instead

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    It would replace the email of battle reports.
    No thanks. I would rather have the mails as it is now.

    There is a heck of a lot of useless stuff in your sample log. If I make a mistake in an adventure with the current mail system, it is easy enough to check what I did wrong. With your log it would not be as easy.

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    One thing I like about the log is that it timestamps events and answers questions that are difficult to answer now.

    How long does it take for all my generals to arrive. Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    How long did the adventure take? easy from log. Can't do with email.
    What buffs were in effect during adventure? Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    What generals and troops did I send the last time on this adventure. Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    How much faster is adventure with Black vortex, or Observatory? Easy to get from logs. Can't do with email.
    How much Plat ore did I get from adventures in the last month. Log viewer can summarize. Can't do with email.
    How many and what troops did I lose last week on adventures. Log viewer can summarize. Can't do with email.
    How much XP did I earn on a battle? Could get if Battle entry logged XP. Can't do with email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elgin View Post
    One thing I like about the log is that it timestamps events and answers questions that are difficult to answer now.

    How long does it take for all my generals to arrive. Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    How long did the adventure take? easy from log. Can't do with email.
    What buffs were in effect during adventure? Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    What generals and troops did I send the last time on this adventure. Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    How much faster is adventure with Black vortex, or Observatory? Easy to get from logs. Can't do with email.
    How much Plat ore did I get from adventures in the last month. Log viewer can summarize. Can't do with email.
    How many and what troops did I lose last week on adventures. Log viewer can summarize. Can't do with email.
    How much XP did I earn on a battle? Could get if Battle entry logged XP. Can't do with email.
    Everyting you want in the log you could do yourself by paying attention and using a piece of paper and a pencil, or a spreadsheet.
    "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." ~ Marcus Aurelius

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    No.

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    I enjoy juggling different goals and figuring out how to achieve them using a combination of planning, building placement, specialists, buffs, resources, and adventures.

    I dislike doing tedious, mindless things that present no challenge other than repeating the same action over and over.
    For example, sending explorers, reapplying buffs that expire, loading up the same troops for a repeated adventure, etc.

    Why does the game give us a way to show production of a resource per 12 hour period? That could be done by hand.
    It's a balance and all I'm suggesting is take something that's more bookkeeping, and gather that information for the player.

    Yes, I keep track of adventures manually. But that's not what I enjoy in the game. Why not have the computer do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elgin View Post
    One thing I like about the log is that it timestamps events and answers questions that are difficult to answer now.

    How long does it take for all my generals to arrive. Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    How long did the adventure take? easy from log. Can't do with email.
    What buffs were in effect during adventure? Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    What generals and troops did I send the last time on this adventure. Easy from log. Can't do with email.
    How much faster is adventure with Black vortex, or Observatory? Easy to get from logs. Can't do with email.
    How much Plat ore did I get from adventures in the last month. Log viewer can summarize. Can't do with email.
    How many and what troops did I lose last week on adventures. Log viewer can summarize. Can't do with email.
    How much XP did I earn on a battle? Could get if Battle entry logged XP. Can't do with email.
    And why would you need to know that really? Other than the troop losses and generals and most people operate from some sort of guides so they already have that information. All the other really is almost pointless to know unless you are OCD.

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