Remove the 'X' from the top cornner of new quests.

Bartimaeus46

Second Lieutenant
Proposal: Remove the 'X' from the top-right corner of new quests.


Have you Checked the Ideas section for the same idea posted by someone else? Yes, can't see any.

Reason: Many people are so used to working with computers that using the 'X' button to close a pop-up is second nature. This can cause people to read the quest tasks, click 'X', then try completing the quest, only to realise that they haven't actually accepted it yet. This can be very costly in certain situations.

Details: The 'X' is unnecessary as we already have 'Accept' and 'Skip' buttons. The 'X' is the only button that perfroms no function except to close the pop-up, and can lead to bad situations. Remove it and we will only ever use the Accept or Skip buttons, no more, thinking you've accepted a quest that you haven't.

Visual Aids:



Balance: If a player is not sure whether they want to Accept or Skip a quest and would like to check some things out before deciding, they can Accept, then if they decide they'd rather not do it, they have the 'Abort' button in the later pop-ups.

Abuse Prevention: No chance of abuse.

Summary: Remove the 'X', leave us with only 'Accept' or 'Skip'
 
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Mutzena

Oh this, thank you Barti, awesome idea. Definitely would love to see this implemented, it has happened to me too, last time mere minutes ago.. Luckily that was an easy and cheap quest.

As for Chromeozone's comment; you can just accept the quest and check after that. If you decide not to do the quest, you can always abandon it. Just like you would have to go back and click "Skip" if you had closed it with the x instead of accepting it. So nothing changes there, only that you can't accidentally try completing a quest you haven't accepted.
 

wizard1001

Any Quest you can't abort is mandatory anyway, better to accept asap with no confusion. +1 to this
 

Mutzena

What about those quests that only have 1 button like "pay" for example? I mean this idea hasn't been really thought out, the X has an effect and its not there just for the sake of it.
The x could be there after you already accepted the quest. Until then you will have "skip" and "accept" instead of "pay".
 

SlickR

Lieutenant
The x could be there after you already accepted the quest. Until then you will have "skip" and "accept" instead of "pay".
Yeah but there isn't "Accept" button, there is only PAY button. How are you going to pay if you don't want to pay at that moment or don't have the resources to pay at that moment?

I don't think any of you guys know what you are talking about.
 

Mutzena

Before you accept a quest, there are two buttons, "accept" and "skip". Only after you accept the quest the button "pay" appears. Thus you could have the x added along with the "pay" button after the quest has been accepted.
 

SlickR

Lieutenant
Before you accept a quest, there are two buttons, "accept" and "skip". Only after you accept the quest the button "pay" appears. Thus you could have the x added along with the "pay" button after the quest has been accepted.
Well that is not always the case, but even then how are you going to close it? Like you accept the quest and go there to pay and change your minds, or just want to remember what the quests where, or accidentally click on the quest, etc... Now you won't have any way to close the quest without loosing it.

I could support changing the X to a square that signifies minimize, but this idea is really really bad.

Because some of you are going on my nerve, here is a picture for you so you are able to understand:
 
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Bartimaeus46

Second Lieutenant
I don't see how that picture backs up your point. All you can do is accept anyway so why have the 'X' button at all.
 

Mutzena

Well that is not always the case, but even then how are you going to close it? Like you accept the quest and go there to pay and change your minds, or just want to remember what the quests where, or accidentally click on the quest, etc... Now you won't have any way to close the quest without loosing it.
Ah I see, you have misunderstood one thing there :) There would be an x to close it normally, after you have accepted the quest. So if you go there to pay and change your mind, you can close it from the x, accidentally click on it, you can close it from the x.

The x would only be missing before you accept the quest, to avoid you closing it and thinking you have accepted it, then completing the requirement (could be very expensive) and afterwards realizing you never accepted it and now you have to do it all over again.

So it brings absolutely no problem, only helps you avoid expensive mistakes :)

~Mutzena~
 

SlickR

Lieutenant
Ah I see, you have misunderstood one thing there :) There would be an x to close it normally, after you have accepted the quest. So if you go there to pay and change your mind, you can close it from the x, accidentally click on it, you can close it from the x.

The x would only be missing before you accept the quest, to avoid you closing it and thinking you have accepted it, then completing the requirement (could be very expensive) and afterwards realizing you never accepted it and now you have to do it all over again.

So it brings absolutely no problem, only helps you avoid expensive mistakes :)

~Mutzena~
Ah, well that makes more sense then, though don't know how feasible it would be coding wise.