Community Question - What Hotkeys would you like for DomiNations PC?

Harlems369th

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Thanks to @mandaragit for this great feedback!
Hi everyone,

As a huge fan of Dominations, I'm thrilled to see it finally available on PC! It's been a blast conquering and warring from the comfort of my keyboard and mouse. However, I believe a key addition could further enhance the PC experience: keyboard shortcuts.

Dominations has thrived on mobile for years, but the PC platform offers a different gameplay style. Keyboard shortcuts would streamline actions, making the game feel more intuitive and efficient for PC users. Imagine:
  • Building, researching, and training troops with a tap of a button/specific short cuts.
  • Issuing commands and maneuvering troops with ease.
These are just a few examples. Keyboard shortcuts would significantly improve gameplay flow and make Dominations feel truly native on PC. This, in turn, could attract a wider audience of PC gamers who appreciate the added control and responsiveness that shortcuts provide.

I understand Dominations has its roots on mobile, but catering to the PC audience with this simple feature would demonstrate a commitment to a smooth and enjoyable PC experience.

Who's with me? Let's show our support for keyboard shortcuts in Dominations!

I wanted to clean up the old thread to give space for specific feedback on hotkeys. Being a long-time fan of RTS games I would feel right at home implementing some classic hotkeys from the genre.

We're certainly open to expanding the accessibility of DomiNations on PC and wanted to ask, what are some hotkeys you'd like to see for the PC version?

Was there anything from playing on Bluestacks or another tablet emulator that you think would be good to implement in this version? (ex. using WASD to move the camera)

Let us know!
 

mandaragit

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最後の 4 分間の画面録画をサポートに自動的に送信するショートカットはどうでしょうか?
そうすれば、アライアンスとの戦争で発生したダブル ドローンの 40 回すべてをサポートに報告できるようになります。
そうすれば、欠落している大学のスピードアップ要求をすべて報告できるようになります。
そうすれば、混乱した様子で飛行するすべての飛行機を報告できるでしょう。
その後、サポートがゲームが実際にどの程度壊れているかを確認します。
Off topic
 

King Crimson

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It’s strange that our opinion is considered oppositional.

But they don’t want to hear us - they delete posts
You and 1 or 2 others really need to get over your over-inflated sense of righteousness. Thinking you speak for the community against pc changes is laughable. I must've missed the rally where you were elected spokesperson of the masses against the pc.
By now we're all aware of your opposition - how about you take a break and allow others to voice their objection? Would be nice to hear from the thousands of others ...
 

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You and 1 or 2 others really need to get over your over-inflated sense of righteousness. Thinking you speak for the community against pc changes is laughable. I must've missed the rally where you were elected spokesperson of the masses against the pc.
By now we're all aware of your opposition - how about you take a break and allow others to voice their objection? Would be nice to hear from the thousands of others ...
I speak for Seek lol I say with all my unrighteousness heart lol I won’t stop laughing at how this is has become a mild comedy show of a thread.

Simple fix make pc account only play on pc servers against only pc players then have all the hot keys ya want and fix the game before add additional platforms .
 

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I've got some ideas for BATTLE hotkeys, keep in mind those are MY preference and it doesn't mean they are the most effective nor you have to like it. I will separate the suggestions in two parts, the first being the simpler but effective way of doing it, and the second what I deem as what could make this game TRULY next level in terms of player skill/strategy/rewarding for the attacker.

FIRST SOLUTION:

CAMERA MOVEMENT - AWSD keys
ZOOM IN AND OUT - 1 & 2 (or mouse scroll wheel)
RALLY - 3 (mouse cursor being the "target" of the rally when you press the key)
WAR TACTICS - I'd LOVE to be able to bind several keys like Q, E, R, F, G, etc... to use them. (mouse cursor being the "target" of the tactic when you press the key)
TROOPS BAR NAVIGATION - 1 & 2 (or mouse scroll wheel) - OBS. this and the zoom are either/or to me, they both would work.

If you give me this and the ability to arrange the troops bar beforehand (like putting tactics all the way out of the screen to the right side so I can use the binds without even seeing them) the PC version would stop being the "one hand gameplay" it is now with bluestacks and become THE MOST POWERFUL way to play the game.

SECOND SOLUTION:

Now, if you are TRULY committed and want to make your game NEXT LEVEL in regards of combat customization, I would simply let the player BUILD the way his troops bar is composed and let him CHOOSE a bind for the SLOT instead. I would also "separate" the one time use abilities from the "main" bar to simplify things (rally, mercenary, clan donated troops, etc...) For example:

Movable slots (like troops, tactics, TTs, etc...):

first slot - 1 (or whatever other bind he chooses)
second slot - 2 (or whatever bind he chooses)
etc...

Fixed slots (rally, donated troops, mercenary, etc...):

rally slot - 1 (or whatever other bind he chooses)
mercenary slot - 2 (or whatever other bind he chooses)
etc...

If you guys do this, I swear, this game would hit god tier status in the mobile-style strategy game genre.

Thank you for reading this long post, the suggestions come from love for this game and I only wish to enjoy myself even more playing it.

:love:
I wish I could contribute more suggestions from Touchpad Warrior's list. I started playing Battle Realms in my late 20s when it was very popular. Recently, I noticed in a Facebook group that older players like myself are also into Dominations. While Dominations requires strategy and quick reflexes on mobile, introducing hotkeys to the PC version could shift the focus more towards strategy, making it a better game for older players like me who may not have the reflexes of younger gamers. This is just my opinion, and I encourage more input from the community on which hotkeys should be implemented. Thanks to Touchpad Warrior for sharing his list, to which I haven't fully responded, as per Harlem369th's inquiry.
 

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I've got some ideas for BATTLE hotkeys, keep in mind those are MY preference and it doesn't mean they are the most effective nor you have to like it. I will separate the suggestions in two parts, the first being the simpler but effective way of doing it, and the second what I deem as what could make this game TRULY next level in terms of player skill/strategy/rewarding for the attacker.

FIRST SOLUTION:

CAMERA MOVEMENT - AWSD keys
ZOOM IN AND OUT - 1 & 2 (or mouse scroll wheel)
RALLY - 3 (mouse cursor being the "target" of the rally when you press the key)
WAR TACTICS - I'd LOVE to be able to bind several keys like Q, E, R, F, G, etc... to use them. (mouse cursor being the "target" of the tactic when you press the key)
TROOPS BAR NAVIGATION - 1 & 2 (or mouse scroll wheel) - OBS. this and the zoom are either/or to me, they both would work.

If you give me this and the ability to arrange the troops bar beforehand (like putting tactics all the way out of the screen to the right side so I can use the binds without even seeing them) the PC version would stop being the "one hand gameplay" it is now with bluestacks and become THE MOST POWERFUL way to play the game.

SECOND SOLUTION:

Now, if you are TRULY committed and want to make your game NEXT LEVEL in regards of combat customization, I would simply let the player BUILD the way his troops bar is composed and let him CHOOSE a bind for the SLOT instead. I would also "separate" the one time use abilities from the "main" bar to simplify things (rally, mercenary, clan donated troops, etc...) For example:

Movable slots (like troops, tactics, TTs, etc...):

first slot - 1 (or whatever other bind he chooses)
second slot - 2 (or whatever bind he chooses)
etc...

Fixed slots (rally, donated troops, mercenary, etc...):

rally slot - 1 (or whatever other bind he chooses)
mercenary slot - 2 (or whatever other bind he chooses)
etc...

If you guys do this, I swear, this game would hit god tier status in the mobile-style strategy game genre.

Thank you for reading this long post, the suggestions come from love for this game and I only wish to enjoy myself even more playing it.

:love:
A very good explanation of what you would really want. There's really a lot to think about here. But this will distract the development team for a long time.
 
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King Crimson

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Here's an idea: instead of 'negativity" to kill an idea, how about some 'positivity' for an inclusion? You know, focus your energies on a plus for the game. And please don't say something like "the devs will waste time on this idea so it's a plus if they don't" - I'm talking about a genuine idea that you think should be implemented. (This post is about done anyway)
Go to the Ideas section and show us some positivity for an inclusion to the game. There have been plenty of good suggestions over the years - come up with your own or run with one from someone else.
Or stay here as well if you want to do both - but show us you're not so one-sided - that you can be constructive as well ...
 

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Here's an idea: instead of 'negativity" to kill an idea, how about some 'positivity' for an inclusion? You know, focus your energies on a plus for the game. And please don't say something like "the devs will waste time on this idea so it's a plus if they don't" - I'm talking about a genuine idea that you think should be implemented. (This post is about done anyway)
Go to the Ideas section and show us some positivity for an inclusion to the game. There have been plenty of good suggestions over the years - come up with your own or run with one from someone else.
Or stay here as well if you want to do both - but show us you're not so one-sided - that you can be constructive as well ...
I have no goal to sow negativity. Also, I have absolutely no goal “offering something just for the sake of offering at least something”. If I have any ideas, I will definitely share them on the forum. So far I see that there are already quite a lot of them on the forum that have not been implemented.
 

King Crimson

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If I have any ideas, I will definitely share them on the forum. So far I see that there are already quite a lot of them on the forum that have not been implemented.
Looking forward to seeing your ideas.
As for your last comment, why not pick 1 or 2 and add some positivity to the original idea(s)? (per my previous comments)
In other words: don't tear something down, help lift something else up ...
 

ZenDen

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Looking forward to seeing your ideas.
As for your last comment, why not pick 1 or 2 and add some positivity to the original idea(s)? (per my previous comments)
In other words: don't tear something down, help lift something else up ...
Listen, you don’t need to paint me in some negative way - you yourself only see what you want to see through your own prism. I really agreed with @Touchpad Warrior idea, and at the same time I also emphasized that it would be nice to think about us, as you yourself wrote (and you own thread). So what's wrong in the end, huh? Do not add wood to the fire where the troll warms himself while waiting for food (if you haven’t already noticed it yourself, at least out of the corner of your eye).
You seem to be a sane and reasonable person, you should see and understand everything. I'm not here for negativity, but for constructive discussion of sane ideas.
 
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Thanks to @mandaragit for this great feedback!


I wanted to clean up the old thread to give space for specific feedback on hotkeys. Being a long-time fan of RTS games I would feel right at home implementing some classic hotkeys from the genre.

We're certainly open to expanding the accessibility of DomiNations on PC and wanted to ask, what are some hotkeys you'd like to see for the PC version?

Was there anything from playing on Bluestacks or another tablet emulator that you think would be good to implement in this version? (ex. using WASD to move the camera)

Let us know!
Hotkeys or Macros that would allow instant deployment of troops would kill the game for mobile players. Unless you envision the majority of your customer base using PC’s this as good a way to kill the game as any I have heard.
 

King Crimson

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Hotkeys or Macros that would allow instant deployment of troops would kill the game for mobile players. Unless you envision the majority of your customer base using PC’s this as good a way to kill the game as any I have heard.
I don't think anyone expects instant deployment of troops. That would be unrealistic.
 

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I don't think anyone expects instant deployment of troops. That would be unrealistic.
Not really… it’s quite easy to do using a PC. Simply create a macro of specific button clicks deploying troops then speed up the macro 2x or 3x.

Start the attack and click 1 button. BOOM instant troop deployment.

Playing on PC is an absolutely horrible idea that promotes botting. A ban-able offense by BHG. Putting this game on PC is the biggest blunder that they could possibly do.
 

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How many people use the pc anyway? probably not a lot from the very few posts I see about bluestacks or emulators
 

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I think we already have good ways to play Dominations on PC with Bluestacks and other emulators. There are also shortcuts such as the back button or Esc to quickly close the in-game pop-ups at the start of the game, whereas the browser version requires several clicks.
Domi for PC was a nice idea, but in my opinion it was a waste of time due to the large number of unsolved problems.
 

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Well you decide BHG you give hot key you will lose most of mobile players
in my opinion this game as mobile platform, got too complex with the new ages. playing from mobile device can give stress of physical problems (posture) i only play from mobile just to collect videos, but later i had to install a emulator and finally the website version which is awesome. for some of US, the website platform is very helpful when comes to play for long time and with the adition of hotkey would be great, that will improve the game experience. when i played with emulator, custom hotkeys was so helpfull
 
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