The Room Indicator previously mentioned would be helpful.
Somewhat agree. I say somewhat because I'm not happy with the current room implementation at all, and I'm not sure if our time should be spent making iterative changes to something that isn't really working well.
Users online overall indicator would also be nice.
Not sure about this one. As far as I can tell based on other MMOs and virtual worlds, this seems to encourage forum commentators and bloggers as opposed to actual participation in-world.
(Of course, if we had a hundred thousand simultaneous users online, publishing those numbers would be good advertisement. But we don't right now)
I think what we really need is a better way to find and talk to other users.
Animation controller in the same manner as the chat to a friend.
If we can't render other locations in game maybe we could render picture images of some of the cities, at least for some variation
If we can't render other city parts as backgrounds, using images from camera roll as background would be good
Yes. This will probably go into the next update (or maybe the one after).
- If you are going to allow images to be used from people's camera roll you will probably have to put a system in place to flag adult images
Not if the background image isn't shared with others users. I was thinking of something like your PC's wallpaper.
(I really really do not want to do any more user-uploaded images unless there is a good use case for it. Monitoring immature users posting pornography to their profile is not interesting work and takes away from the time we can spend working on features and improvements.)
- If you are going to put something in to flag adult images then maybe eventually we can flag adult avatars/allow the sale of adult pass (I know it's tacky, but you have to think of what will drive sales) so that there can be nude avatars and other AP users can view AP content.
I personally am not opposed to this idea, and the idea for "Pink Mars", if you will, has been kicked around the Avatar Reality office forever. However, if we did this on the iOS, Apple would kick us out of the App Store. So Blue Mars Mobile at least will have to stay PG.
Is a render of more than 2 avi's possible at once? Like if we could do a group chat and see people would it make our iProducts explode with all of the work (or the servers)? If not, group chat would ROCK.
Yes. But we will probably have to drop support for some of the older devices. iPad1, iPhone4 and older (4s is okay), and the 4th gen iPod touch will probably get cut. That's around 20% of our active users and we're hesitant to pull the switch yet.
Is there any way to incorporate the idea of room rental/object placement into mobile? Maybe if people can rent a week/month of space then they could furnish and create more reason to stay.
Yes. But see above.