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New Buying Interface!

One of the biggest pains for our users has been the store interface. It worked really well for buying one or two items at a time, but it really sucked when buying more than that.

Additionally, the undo purchase button was just rife with abuse — people figured out all sorts of tricks to advance in the storyline with “borrowed” items and such.

Today I’m happy to release the first update to the store interface in about a year! Right now, you are presented with a more brief tabular view of the items the store has. You have a quantity box beside each item, with + and – buttons to raise and lower the value (although you can just type it in yourself too.)

You are forced to confirm your purchase, which is the new way of preventing unwanted sales. Also this gives us a chance to prevent repeated submissions by assinging each purchase a unique token. The confirmation page also tells you how much flezz you will have left after the purchase goes through.

Try it out, and let me know what you think!


Written by eviltrout

October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

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  1. Hurray!


    October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

  2. Argh– no pics in the store!!


    October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

  3. Bring back the thumbnails, what were you thinking?


    October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

  4. Thumbnails back, all is right with the store system.


    October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

  5. I don’t like the popup window thing. I liked it better when the product description showed up under the product when you clicked the arrow…

    Otherwise, awesome work:)


    October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

  6. Could you add a "how many you’ll have" bit to the "review your purchase" screen? Knowing you’re buying as many as you were planning to is a good thing.


    October 29, 2008 at 5:05 PM

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