Implement Keyboard Shortcuts for a Smoother PC Dominations Experience!

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mandaragit

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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!
 

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What a long winded and fruitless discussion about a useful request. Keyboard shortcuts would be a useful addition and I'm sure most people, who know what they are, would agree.
@ZenDen if it's not for you or you're unsure of what they are, fine - just move on. Sheesh.
 

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Where is this, why? Dominations on PC?
Until now you not try Dominations PC??and yet your comment to your suggestion like a real authority, read and make research first, if this PC version is a snake, you are already bitten, because the game is a web version, here in this site. You are new and it is advice to be careful to your comment, because it can spoiled the community suggestion. So pretentious, tsk tsk!
 

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Until now you not try Dominations PC??and yet your comment to your suggestion like a real authority, read and make research first, if this PC version is a snake, you are already bitten, because the game is a web version, here in this site. You are new and it is advice to be careful to your comment, because it can spoiled the community suggestion. So pretentious, tsk tsk!
The problem is the speed of the game interface. I understood this from the explanations of a person who, without unnecessary “water” in the text (unlike you), was able to briefly and clearly explain the essence. Initially, I only asked you specifically about this. I believe that with the quick interface of the game, no keyboard shortcuts are needed. Incorrect formulation of the request.
 

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What a long winded and fruitless discussion about a useful request. Keyboard shortcuts would be a useful addition and I'm sure most people, who know what they are, would agree.
@ZenDen if it's not for you or you're unsure of what they are, fine - just move on. Sheesh.
Naturally, this is the most important thing that we all expect from the game - keyboard shortcuts, right?
Would you like it if BHG left everything and started doing this or just get distracted by it? I think not. That’s why the idea has the character of “just to suggest something”. Only in this sense.
Let's name this idea "for the long distant future", it will be calmer for everyone.
I'm also against keyboard shortcuts because it goes against the basic concept of the game's interface " select an object + select an action on it".
 
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The problem is the speed of the game interface. I understood this from the explanations of a person who, without unnecessary “water” in the text (unlike you), was able to briefly and clearly explain the essence. Initially, I only asked you specifically about this. I believe that with the quick interface of the game, no keyboard shortcuts are needed. Incorrect formulation of the request.
It is clear that im talking of Dominations PC, look at the title (PC), and again you telling "incorrect formulation of the request". You want to fit the world into your very limited mind. Read carefully, don't dip into something that youre ignorant, who is asking you??? Who is requesting you, you have a fantasy on your 1st day in the forum that you will answer all the queries??
 

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Naturally, this is the most important thing that we all expect from the game - keyboard shortcuts, right?
Would you like it if BHG left everything and started doing this or just get distracted by it? I think not. That’s why the idea has the character of “just to suggest something”. Only in this sense.
Let's name this idea "for the long distant future", it will be calmer for everyone.
Yes sir, its a suggestion. Im a genuine pc gamer long time for RON and now for Dominations. Thank you
 

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It is clear that im talking of Dominations PC, look at the title (PC), and again you telling "incorrect formulation of the request". You want to fit the world into your very limited mind. Read carefully, don't dip into something that youre ignorant, who is asking you??? Who is requesting you, you have a fantasy on your 1st day in the forum that you will answer all the queries??
Are you getting personal again? Apparently, you firmly believed that the community was on your side, so you consider yourself entitled to insult others? I won't stoop to your level, no matter how much you want to. Yes, I think that the idea itself was formulated incorrectly.
I'm also against keyboard shortcuts because it goes against the basic concept of the game's interface " select an object + select an action on it".
 
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Yes sir, its a suggestion. Im a genuine pc gamer long time for RON and now for Dominations. Thank you
Genius, I still advise you to use Mobile instead of waiting for a keyboard shortcut, because the sluggishness of the web version can greatly diminish your genius abilities in the game. This is not irony, but quite good advice.
 

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Naturally, this is the most important thing that we all expect from the game - keyboard shortcuts, right?
Would you like it if BHG left everything and started doing this or just get distracted by it? I think not. That’s why the idea has the character of “just to suggest something”. Only in this sense.
Let's name this idea "for the long distant future", it will be calmer for everyone.
Yes sir, its a suggestion. Im a genuine pc gamer long time for RON and now for Dominations. Thank you
Genius, I still advise you to use Mobile instead of waiting for a keyboard shortcut, because the sluggishness of the web version can greatly diminish your genius abilities in the game. This is not irony, but quite good advice.
No, sir, you do not understand me. I'm playing Dominations on mobile. Rise of Nations, which BigHuge also created, is a PC game that I played a long time ago. I used a mouse and keyboard for control. Now, BigHuge is offering Dominations on PC as a web option, providing the opportunity to play on both PC and mobile devices, including touch screens, while maintaining the same experience as a PC game with keyboard shortcuts.

An options sir, an option
 

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Yes sir, its a suggestion. Im a genuine pc gamer long time for RON and now for Dominations. Thank you

No, sir, you do not understand me. I'm playing Dominations on mobile. Rise of Nations, which BigHuge also created, is a PC game that I played a long time ago. I used a mouse and keyboard for control. Now, BigHuge is offering Dominations on PC as a web option, providing the opportunity to play on both PC and mobile devices, including touch screens, while maintaining the same experience as a PC game with keyboard shortcuts.

An options sir, an option
Understood. You propose to completely transfer the "keyboard shortcut experience" from one game to another. Let's see what BHG gets out of this.
If only it wouldn’t turn out later that some functions will be available only via keyboard shortcuts. I wouldn't be surprised by anything. I still hope that BHG will continue to stick to the basic and convenient concept of the game's interface " select an object + select an action on it".

A short excursion into the history of interface construction. At first there were simple and unambiguous actions, then action menus appeared, then nested action menus followed - this is exactly when keyboard shortcuts started to be used again - and this speaks of a complex and not intuitively constructed interface for interacting with the user. Thus, keyboard shortcuts are used where, as a rule, the user interface is not thought out and built correctly. Let's just say that everything in the interface should be obvious and “on the surface”. Therefore, my opinion is that keyboard shortcuts make the game more difficult. Many people are just used to it.

Unix-like operating systems (the concept is more than 50 years old) still use “native” text editors, such as 'vi', which are controlled exclusively using keyboard shortcuts, but this is an anachronism and for supporting terminal devices. So, using keyboard shortcuts is a bit of a throwback to the past. Why don’t you, for example, then offer support in the game for new types of devices such as a gamepad or joystick, you’re a gaming genius - you probably use them too.
 
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Too much advantage will be given to PC players over other platforms if short cuts are made. Keep it fair or remove PC
This is exactly what I said earlier, that this will cause the anger of some mobile-players, because keyboard shortcuts will provide some advantages to PC players.
 

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Understood. You propose to completely transfer the "keyboard shortcut experience" from one game to another. Let's see what BHG gets out of this.
If only it wouldn’t turn out later that some functions will be available only via keyboard shortcuts. I wouldn't be surprised by anything. I still hope that BHG will continue to stick to the basic and convenient concept of the game's interface " select an object + select an action on it".

A short excursion into the history of interface construction. At first there were simple and unambiguous actions, then action menus appeared, then nested action menus followed - this is exactly when keyboard shortcuts started to be used again - and this speaks of a complex and not intuitively constructed interface for interacting with the user. Thus, keyboard shortcuts are used where, as a rule, the user interface is not thought out and built correctly. Let's just say that everything in the interface should be obvious and “on the surface”. Therefore, my opinion is that keyboard shortcuts make the game more difficult. Many people are just used to it.

Unix-like operating systems (the concept is more than 50 years old) still use “native” text editors, such as 'vi', which are controlled exclusively using keyboard shortcuts, but this is an anachronism and for supporting terminal devices. So, using keyboard shortcuts is a bit of a throwback to the past. Why don’t you, for example, then offer support in the game for new types of devices such as a gamepad or joystick, you’re a gaming genius - you probably use them too.
That's your opinion. Other may not see that way. Why you not make your own suggestions of joystick/game pad. Thats new for this kind of strategy game :). Hahaha.
 

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That's your opinion. Other may not see that way. Why you not make your own suggestions of joystick/game pad. Thats new for this kind of strategy game :). Hahaha.
Well, why not? You suggest keyboard shortcuts, although you yourself claim that you play on Mobile. In this case, it doesn’t matter what to suggest. Do you catch the thought?
 
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Well, why not? You suggest keyboard shortcuts, although you yourself claim that you play on Mobile. In this case, it doesn’t matter what to suggest. Do you get the thought?
Yes, any suggestions.. but if somebody like you who with no analysis / ignorant to the subject telling the suggestion "without substance", what character is that???
 

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Genius, I still advise you to use Mobile instead of waiting for a keyboard shortcut, because the sluggishness of the web version can greatly diminish your genius abilities in the game. This is not irony, but quite good advice.
Hey adviser, how do you know if im not using the mobile version?are you also a fortune teller? Well, your 110% .,........wrong assumptions again
 

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Yes, any suggestions.. but if somebody like you who with no analysis / ignorant to the subject telling the suggestion "without substance", what character is that???
Thank, keep your "ignorance" to yourself. I was just trying to figure out the expediency of your suggest, which is why I asked about its substance and details. As a result, I observe a very interesting picture.
 
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