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Calenders

Author
S1dy
Aurora Tactical Solutions
Synergy of Steel
#1 - 2017-06-17 16:19:38 UTC
Hey guys!

I think we need an overhaul of the ingame calender. It's something that hasn't seen love for several years now and is in my opinion in a state it's practically worthless. You can just put some notes in there, mark it for a specific group like Corporation or Alliance, and that's it!

The Calender needs more functions, like for example doing Pop-Up Notifications if there's an Event approaching. Or if there's a new Event put into the Calender. Right now the Calender just starts to blink when there's a new Event. And even the blinking is hard to notice as the Calender is really small, hidden behind the Clock. And there's need to link the Events in any way, so we could read out the Calender even if we are offline.

For years I've never seen any bigger organization using the Calender. Instead, we all get spammed by so many Emails or Third-Party-Software-Pings that do the job much much better. That's wasted!

Would be great to see some improvements here in the near future!
Old Pervert
Perkone
Caldari State
#2 - 2017-06-19 20:44:26 UTC
It has been two days, and you haven't been trolled once. Since I believe in an inclusive society, I will oblige :)

The reason nobody uses the calendar is because as you say, we have better tools. If better stuff already exists, there's no reason to really invest time developing something in-game in an attempt to replace the better tools.

Realistically, all of your stuff SHOULD be out-of-game anyways. That way people who may have... er... misplaced.. an API key can't cause information to be disseminated to places like EveSkunk. Think of it as a two-factor authentication for your opsec.
Velkyn Elamshin
Deep Space Manufacturing Corporation
#3 - 2017-07-30 19:29:03 UTC
I agree with the OP. The in-game calendar has much more potential than is being utilized/developed. Granted, external or third-party options allow for greater security... but for general info, events and whatnot for those of us that just wanna keep a corp organized, why not a few updates?

Number 1 update ABOVE ALL other updates: Local Timezone setting!!!!! Yep, I get you guys are located at UTC 0, but for the rest of the world of players out there, I'm sure we'd like to have a calendar that made sense from a quick glance. I really don't want to have to do the mental acrobatics to remember that, for myself, everything needs to be shifted by 6 hours. If there was a setting to go off your local timezone, or change the time setting for it to reflect where a player is, that would be the best possible update in my humble opinion. I think no one uses the calendar mainly for this reason.

- Having reminders/pop-ups are nice.
- Event invites & confirmations are handy too.

If from looking at the Dev Blogs that the Captain's Quarters are being considered for removal, why not make the in-game calendar the focus for updates/upkeep?

Just a thought ;)