DCUI: What Do You Like About DC Universe Infinite? And What Would You Change?

Wait? We can change that?

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@IrregularMatt Thanks for the suggestion!

@HubCityQuestion More is better, eh? Thanks for the feedback!

@HubCityExclamation I believe it’s only a feature on iOS

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Yes!!! Please!!!

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Thanks for throwing your support behind this request, @thelyght4! I’ve noted it on our list for the team. :+1:

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DCUI is a fine tool for reading backlog issues of DC comics. However there’s two key issues, the 6th month delay between releases is a nightmare and the way the comics can sometimes be mixed up when reading.

I get wanting to avoid competing with yourself and all but there has to be some kind of middle ground. You guys already have subscriptions for physical prints to be mailed out to us, why not have an option to pay more for more recent issues, at least make it work like the physical print subscription system if you have to as an additional on top of Infinite.

That way those of us who want more recent issues can get them digital, and those who don’t care wouldn’t need to pay more anyway.

Also I find it really annoying to try and read a storyline because if there’s issues in the storyline from other series, instead of continuing in order it’ll just lock you into reading that other series. It’s especially annoying with stuff like Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army because you’ll need to hop from series to series and continue to click back to the initial storyline just to keep up.

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Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to write in with your honest thoughts about the platform. I’ll go ahead and get your reviews documented. :+1:

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Can we do something about the infamous black loading screens? This service has been out for years and I can’t believe there isn’t a way to fully cache the issue from the start. It’s not even the first page. It’s usually some random page in the middle of an issue. Sometimes it takes 5-10 seconds, sometimes it’s 30, and sometimes it won’t load at all unless I scroll back or forward a few pages (or restart the app). It really takes me out of the immersion of the story. I know it’s not my device (iPad Air 2022) and my internet is very fast. Please fix this. I shouldn’t be “buffering” while reading a comic book. Thanks!

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I’m sorry to hear that you’re running into some persistent loading trouble! I’ve noted your feedback about this issue for our team. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

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Lists are pretty much unusable due to sorting.

On the website, there’s no automatic sort option at all. You can drag them manually into new positions, but even that is almost impossible to use because the icons are so large and date of publication doesn’t display inside a list. The default sort order is inverse order you added them.

On the android app, the sort options are A-Z and date added–no custom sort, no date of publication.

It would be great to be able to sort by publication date and have a custom order that is remembered across sessions and platforms. It would also be great to have all of the issues of any series added to a list appear in the list of issues to be sorted as well (optionally? I can definitely see some cases where you wouldn’t want that to happen), which does not appear to be a feature of the website (I don’t know about the app though).

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The staggered release schedule for older books is frustrating, especially as there’s a whole thread of people posting suggestions for books to add and the stock response is “we’ll add that to the list!” At this pace, it’s going to take decades for missing titles, issues, or pieces of storylines to show up. Marvel just dropped 10 issues of Dazzler on MU this past week. What’s stopping DC from making somebody’s day and putting up, say, the rest of Captain Carrot all at once?

Speaking of the digital request thread, I know you can’t make any promises as to what will be released on DCUI, but can we get a little more transparency when it comes to books that will likely never be released? We’re probably not going to see Star Trek licensed books, or issues of Green Lantern written by a horrible person. Just say so, it’s okay!

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Yep.

Money.

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Welcome to the community @darklyndsea.73150! This is all great feedback, I’ll be sure to note it down.

@IrregularMatt First of all I’d like to thank you for stopping by and sharing your feedback. I understand many people are watching and waiting for older comics to be added to the service, but the best the moderators can do is add the suggestion to our list so that the team that actually handles the digitization of comics can use it.

While there’s a lot that goes into something like this, a big factor is actual human-power. The archive team is small and can only do so much.

Personally, I like to never say never… you never know what might change in the future to make certain comics more likely to be added to the service. So, we do our best to note down what the community wants and allow the team to do their magic.

If you’d like to take an inside look into what our Archivist Benjamin Le Clear does and how the process works, you can learn more here → Live Q&A with Benjamin Le Clear, Official DC Archivist, Wednesday January 27th @2pm PT/5pm ET!

I hope this helps to alleviate at least some of your frustrations regarding the issues you mentioned. I’ll be sure to note your thoughts and feelings on the subject :slight_smile:

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I’m guessing this has been requested a lot already, but please add a “pull list” feature that can utilize device notifications to alert users when a new title is available in an ongoing series they’re reading. The UI is extremely clunky and I’d love to see this feature to make it easier to jump back in to current series I’m reading regularly.

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Ooh this is definitely an interesting and useful feature! Great idea, thank you :slight_smile:

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Now to get the company to listen

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Can we have a “fit height” option with the ability to scroll left and right on a double page spread? I do most of my reading in portrait mode on my iPad, and would prefer not to have to turn it to landscape several times in an issue (in order to have text that is large enough to comfortably read and to escape the massive black bars on the top and bottom).

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Thanks for the feedback! I’ll get that noted. :slight_smile:

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All I ask for is a live Q&A with Garth Ennis

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Very interesting! Thanks for the suggestion :slight_smile:

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thanks for the consideration!

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