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Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of our... - 11/26/2019 2:17:27 PM   
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The winter festive season is upon us and it's the right time of the year to resume a yearly tradition: the Matrix Holiday Sale has just begun!

With hundreds of products available and great deals all around, this is the best moment to celebrate.

Amazing titles like Field of Glory II, Gary Grigsby's War in the West - and many more! - are part of this incredible sale!

The sale starts on November 26th until January 12th!

Check the full catalogue here!



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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 2:59:33 PM   
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Please make a pdf of this like prior years! It's painfully slow to search/browse the site. At least produce a page that just shows titles without the images. It's hard to find the game names in the current method.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 3:34:35 PM   
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Absolutely agree with bobarossa, the pdf is a lot more convenient and faster to see all the discounts and find what can interests us ! Hope you'll make one like previous years.

Nice to see the Christmas Sale ! :D

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 3:55:21 PM   
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War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition for $16!!!!

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 4:13:49 PM   
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The easiest way to view the sale is to go here:
https://www.matrixgames.com/inventory/special

You can sort the list by release date, alphabetical, filter by different settings so you have some powerful tools to browse.

We could do the pdf but we thought the new system gave you everything you needed. Give it a try and let us know what you think needs improving on it?

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 4:29:31 PM   
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I tried that page and gave up after 2nd of 12 pages. Too hard to see game names with prices. Way faster (and avoids slow servers) to just give us PDF!

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 4:52:37 PM   
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You can never please all of the people all of the time.

BTW, thank you for putting prices in the tags.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 4:56:37 PM   
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For me, I have two issues. Speed and easy to gather informations.
Pages loads slowly (and it's not my connection), which makes it painful for simply taking a look at the list. With a downloadable pdf, you have all basics infos you need in one simple file (of around 3 pages) you can check easily (and in one glance).
For gathering informations, the pdf was better to be able to see every info we need in one simple line. The title of the game, the price, the discount. It's a lot faster and easier to check the list.

My suggestion, if you want to stick with only the website : maybe you should enable us switch the display at our convenience, between big thumbs like now, to a "line" (and more efficient) version of browsing (with very or none thumbs) ?

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 4:58:21 PM   
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Well if enough people think its worth doing we'll have a look but its not a small amount of work to put all this info in to a pdf!

Finding out how the web page would better supply the info you need might be the better option. The pages load very quickly for me, I can sort by date, by alphabetical. I can filter by genre, setting, developer, if its a DLC or stand alone etc.

What other tools are you looking for to help you decide?

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 5:11:32 PM   
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Yeah sure ^^" Of course, if we aren't a lot, it's not worth the pain

But improving displaying of the pages can be the solution who could please a lot of people, and additionally helps you in selling. A "list" browsing helps you to find things lot more easily, faster etc... because some people like to take lot of time and click on big thumbs, and some like to see as much things as possible in a glance !
Oh, and it would be nice to be able to customize how many games we see in a page of the catalogue (I'm not sure I'm clear in my phrasing here).
And if possible, that the display take a bit more advantage of our computers screens : only three games in a line is few, maybe add a fourth if it would be possible ?

It would be nice to be able to filter with OS (Win7, Win10...) to find only games officially supported on your OS.

Being able to sort by price, and/or discount rate could be nice too.

Thanks for listening btw :)

Edit: and for slow browsing.. maybe it's because I'm in France? I don't know, but I have a veeery fast bandwith, so it's related to the website I think.
Edit2 : I tested again, and it seems to be a lot faster = normal speed now !
Edit3 : and that are only suggestions :)

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 5:38:05 PM   
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I came to the forum to express just this sentiment.

I don't need a pdf (although that would be useful) but something that isn't so graphics heavy! I don't like the My Page either. Especially for the latter, we don't need to see pretty pictures to convince us to buy a particular product. We just want an easy way to access things.

At the very least, can you make it adjustable so that the number of products that shows on one page is selectable? I can't stand clicking through "1" "2" "3" page markers. If I must see pictures at least have them all on one page.

You can count at least one customer not taking advantage of your sale because of the interface --- you are making it too hard to browse.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 6:14:54 PM   
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In Sort Order sort by price is the only thing missing that I can see. Lowest to highest and highest to lowest.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 6:35:35 PM   
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Like every year i buy myself at least couple of games during holiday sales. This year i got Field of Glory Empires and Strategic Command 2 World at War. Remember that you can use your anniversary coupons. They add up to the holiday discount. Cheers!

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 7:52:01 PM   
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The holiday sale is about buying games I don't need. In order for that to happen I need to be able to scroll quickly through a list of games and discounts so I can think "wow, that's cheap, I should pick it up". I can't do that by browsing through 12 screen pages and having to hunt for game titles and then find the price. I just checked and I've picked up 20 games in the last 4 holiday sales (which all had pdf's). I have played 3 of those games so it's definately not about buying games I need. Of course I may be an outlier since my Anniversary coupon shows up the day after Christmas each year which makes the "wow that's cheap" much more likely to make me buy a game.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 8:31:51 PM   
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I´d like to buy several games in the current holiday sale, but for unknown reason my paypal-account isn't recognized by Slitherine, the only option seems to be to create a new account on Paypal. I'm using the same access like in Steam, where buying doesn't cause any issues, but I don`t want to buy via Steam for technical reasons. Any help appreciated!

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 9:24:38 PM   
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The web page works just fine and loads fast, easy to use and navigate with no fuss!

Thanks for the sale and good job on the website, it’s a nice update years in coming!

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 9:25:22 PM   
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Good time to pick up something you want to try. I got Decisive Campaigns Wasaw to Paris and Case Blue for $19.99 to go with Barbarossa which I already own.

Would be about $80 normally.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 10:37:12 PM   
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Create a pdf just like you have in previous years.

Another annoyed potential customer who gave up on trying to browse 12 pages of slow loading store pages.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/26/2019 10:54:56 PM   
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Picked up World in Flames, Red Star and Desert War.

Pages loaded just fine, took about 5 seconds to load each page and less then a minute to browse through all the items.



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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 2:36:19 AM   
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Wow talk about some old Games for sale.....Carriers at War is over 15 years old...

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 5:04:54 AM   
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quote:

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Wow talk about some old Games for sale.....Carriers at War is over 15 years old...


Older than that. It was originally published by SSG games. I had a copy in the early 90s and i think it was out in the 80s...

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 9:02:58 AM   
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OK so suggested improvements for the web page

Sort Order
- Price lowest to highest & vice versa
- Maybe also discount % highest to lowest

List View
- Maybe be able to show more games on a page by adjusting columns to width of your display
- Maybe have a less graphical view where its just a list of names as text with prices / buy button

Filter
- Add new filter which lets you search by OS. The biggest issue here is that data is not really there. Tech specs are a text field not actual data so we'd need to develop a completely new system for that which would be a substantial amount of work.

Does this cover it or does any one have anything else or something I missed?


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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 1:50:44 PM   
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Wow talk about some old Games for sale.....Carriers at War is over 15 years old...



Older than that. It was originally published by SSG games. I had a copy in the early 90s and i think it was out in the 80s...


Looks like it came out in 1992. I remember enjoying it at the time.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 2:50:46 PM   
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quote:

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Wow talk about some old Games for sale.....Carriers at War is over 15 years old...


Its the remake not the original. Its still one of the few old Matrix games in the catalog that runs on Win10 without issues.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 3:06:52 PM   
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Yes sounds good a list view as i have to use my phone to get on the site. Is Desert War 1940-42 for sale ??

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 3:12:59 PM   
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I had it also 1992 SSG I was disappointed that the remake really had No improvements over the 1992 version. Like FOW for search planes that were shot down. the missing one was always where the enemy was at.

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 6:05:19 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Wow talk about some old Games for sale.....Carriers at War is over 15 years old...


Older than that. It was originally published by SSG games. I had a copy in the early 90s and i think it was out in the 80s...



And War in the Pacific is I think much earlier, at least the ORIGINAL game
(One thats offered for free)

The WITP and admirals editions are do-overs

But yes I had Carriers at war from SSG

But I believe it was in 1980's...used it and original WITP on my Commodore C-64

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 6:10:06 PM   
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Boy Wish I had a sugar Daddy...so many games I'd get if had the $$$$

And one reason I didn't upgrade from Win 8 to Win 10 is that win 10 doesn't run as many older games..every new windows version reduced old games it could play.

Good thing I still have 2 old lap tops , each that runs also win XP and Vista (wireless is disabled as OS so old..cant risk on internet)
but still good to run standalone games

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 6:28:48 PM   
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When I first checked out the sale catalog, it was very very slow. Probably because it was very very busy since I was checking shortly after catalog email came out. Checked it today and it was much faster.

So speed it fine.

I was thinking the using the sort option or the filters would take me from the sale catalog to the whole catalog, so I didn't try it. Now I have and it works fine. Also changes the display to slightly smaller icons, so anohter plus.

couple of suggestions ( though just having the sale is always nice! so I'm not complaining! )

1 -- at bottom of list where page numbers are shown add a 'next' arrow or button.

2 -- at bottom of list add a button that allows user to choose to display whole list at a time so user can simply scroll through whole list.

But again, not complaining, thanks for doing the sale, I look forward to it every year!

Thanks
Rick

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RE: Matrix Holiday Sale 2019 – Up to 90% off on most of... - 11/27/2019 7:44:42 PM   
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Is Desert War 1940-42 for sale ??


Yes -50%

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