The one part of MTG Forge that I haven’t heard any complaints about is the deck editor. This fact is very interesting. I’ve had numerous grievances against the user interface, errors with cards, and other things but nothing negative has ever been said against the deck editor.
My theory is that the deck editor is easy to use. It mimics Magic Online’s deck editor, version 2. I worked hard so that cards can be sorted by name, rarity, mana cost, type, or color. It even sorts ascending or descending. The deck editor should be easy to use and it is. Putting together decks should be as fun as possible, even though it is always hard trimming your deck down to 40 or 60 cards.
Getting feedback from the public about a book, movie, or videogame is very interesting indeed. People email their negative thoughts and (usually) not their positive ones. It is often hard to understand what people like about your project.
I just saw the new X-File movie and I was waiting for a something exciting to happen, then I saw the credits. The whole movie seemed to stretch a 5 minute plot into 90 minutes. The negative aspect of the movie overshadowed my joy of seeing Molder and Scully together again.
So let me thank you for NOT e-mailing me about the deck editor. The best pieces of software are often overshadowed and easy to miss because they work so well. I’ve gotten many positive e-mails about MTG Forge. I do know that MTG Forge isn’t perfect but it certainly is “good enough.” If I was trying to make MTG Forge perfect, I would have never gotten it finished.
I still never use the deck editor. I’m too lazy, so I just use the “generate deck” option.