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Old January 23rd, 2020, 07:42 AM
I still think a way to save characters and having a "reader" portion or app of HLO would be preferable, a way to have a character sheet without having to be tethered to being online.

Having to access the app online then have a holding pattern for offline use is not going to have a way to access characters when having no access to the net. The print out should have all the info needed to play the character, but it is missing some things with the Organized Play such as Factions that the character is in, what nationality the human character is, and what school training the character has and what points are put into where.

The format is also off, having the Starfinder Stamina and Hit Points in the wrong spots and having the PF2 stat scores in very tiny print at the side.

Really, one needs to write down the info that is missing once the sheet is printed.

Hopefully, this will improve over time, but it is a concern for the current use of the app.
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Old January 24th, 2020, 11:05 AM
This morning's maintenance is a prime example of why an offline mode is absolutely mandatory before I would recommend someone pay for HLO. If the service is unavailable for any reason (whether at the host or because local conditions preclude access) then a scheduled game session is suddenly cancelled. I hadn't noticed the announcement and just went to update a character, and found I couldn't for an hour. In this case it's a minor inconvenience, but if I had a game scheduled, I would be unable to play if I used HLO as my primary source.

This is an honest question that I haven't seen answered: How can LW consider this product usable for live, in-game play if there is no facility for an offline mode for these circumstances? The circumstance will just become worse when they try to get people to adopt the Campaigns module, as then the GM will be tied to web access as well.
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Old January 24th, 2020, 08:21 PM
I have purchased both PF2 as well as Starfinder and the absolute killer for me is the fact that it updates the server with just about everything you do. Its It's extremely frustrating for me to have it pausing for a second or three every time I make even the tiniest changes. I unfortunately quit using both rather quickly after purchasing as did the other person in our group who had purchased both as well (although he quit using it for different reasons)
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Old January 25th, 2020, 07:44 AM
The response time has improved as the team makes improvements, but even classic has some pauses between tabs at some points with so much information being processed.

From my perspective, it isn't immediately apparent that there is other areas needed to go into from the beginning page, to choose other choices that won't come up in the main. Once going through it, one can fumble through, but the first glance makes for a frustrating few minutes before realizing the added information needed is in different sections of the App.
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