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Linko90: As for the mixes, we're still in the teething stages of the redesign, hold tight.
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ecamber: I really hope these come back soon. I found GOGMixes one of the best ways to navigate around the site. Also, I have a GOGMix I put a lot of work into and need to update.
I suspect you're out of luck. Last week, the GOG mixes weren't on the game pages, but they still existed if you looked them up directly by URL. This week, those URLs just go to 404 pages. That doesn't seem a likely step on the way to bringing the mixes back...

Examples:
http://www.gog.com/mix/gogs_adventure_games_chronology
http://www.gog.com/mix/games_that_treat_gog_customers_as_second_class_citizens
Just chiming in on this. While not often, I too found gogmixes highly useful in very specific scenarios. I think the more common one I have used is Controller supported.

If anything given that there is suggestion of revamp It is my hope that they improve upon them and make them even more functional.
So, anything new, GOG team?
I've been a long-time loyal GOG user and I don't post much but wanted to bump this as GOGmixes I always felt were great ways of finding particular games based on criteria that their store page doesn't have filters for.

For instance just tonight I wanted to look for some horror games.
Looking through mixes that are specifically catered toward Horror would give me streamlined access to exactly the criteria I was looking for in a "recommended" format that doesn't rely on the very few Sort By options the store has. Just tonight many of which came up when searching Google - site:gog.com/mix Horror - all 404 now. Big shame and I hope GOG brings the mixes back.

GOG has shown historically that they do actually care about their customers so I would hope they'd pay some attention to this. What possible advantage would there be to removing a useful feature that people enjoy?
Post edited November 18, 2018 by xtrackt
yeah, bring back the GOG Mixes.. was a great feature, brought a nice sense of community, and made me buy many games I had never heard about before.
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xtrackt: What possible advantage would there be to removing a useful feature that people enjoy?
Maybe they wanted to get rid of all "no [insert language here] version" and "no expansion pack included" kind of negative lists.
The GOG Mixes feature always seemed like something half thought out and half implemented which over time seems either intentionally or unintentionally to have become obscured or otherwise made difficult to discover/use as if they were trying to say "We regret having made this, what is our exit strategy on this feature." or something. :)

I've made a few GOG mixes before but there isn't anything anywhere in my account pages or elsewhere on the website that I'm aware of that I can click on and see "GOG Mixes you personally created" nor any way to "follow/unfollow" them, nor to like/unlike/dislike them nor comment on them or other standard social media features.

The lack of discoverability features, search features, social networking features etc. in GOG Mixes made it almost completely useless IMHO. I say this because any purpose they currently serve is a use case that is almost certainly done better off-site on a Google Docs spreadsheet, a Blogger.com blog, wordpress blog, personal website or some other mechanism that at least gets seen by Googlebot et al. Also the game list creator would have maximum flexibility with regards to the display of information and other features etc.

Anyhow, as soon as I concluded that this feature was abandoned and most likely to get axed by GOG rather than fixed some day, I stopped bothering to use the feature. That wasn't hard to do because it doesn't really show up anywhere prominent on the site from a UX design perspective anyway.

There are some people who have used GOG Mixes to create lists of games to share with people for one purpose or another, but the existing GOG web code and features for this leave it the least desirable way to share lists of games with others IMHO. I'm kind of glad it is being officially graveyarded.

Someone could literally make a custom Wordpress theme in a few hours and offer it up for free download or whatever and replace the GOG Mixes system with something infinitely more user friendly and useful, even though it wouldn't necessarily be centralized anymore. But the lack of any real useful search or discoverability feature in the GOG Mixes system didn't make it useful that they were all hosted on a single site anyway.

IMHO what would be much more useful is a generic way for everyone to create GOG Game Collections, have the user interface for how to do that built into the website and Galaxy in a prominent location and not buried/hidden, so that people know it even exists, have social networking features (like/dislike/commenting) available but also configurable so they can be entirely disabled if one so chooses, and have a way for people to share their collections in their status feeds so others can discover them, as well as having a "My Collections" category on one's profile page - again for discoverability, and to have some easy to find search feature for people to be able to search for collections also, rather than the search being "Go to Google and type in site:gog.com <keyword>" which is crap.

So I'd rather either see no such feature exist at all, or if it is going to exist then I'd like to see it be something that has an actual end-goal put into its core design, and then all of the steps taken to reach that end goal and be useful both for us and for GOG, and with a good user interface and functionality. The GOG Mixes feature seemed to be something done more of a whimsical bottom-up design with no real end goal, and no commitment to get anywhere with it over time, so it never became terribly useful, and I think most users don't even know it exists at all anyway.

Until they make something new and superior available, IMHO we're better served by the suggestions I made above or even hand writing a list of games on a piece of paper and uploading it to imgur is more useful. :P
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Linko90: Yes, that's literally the concept of the collections.
As for the mixes, we're still in the teething stages of the redesign, hold tight.
Why remove mixes before the new feature is ready though?
Without the mixes, GOG's user friendliness and search relevance really fell off a cliff.
Hope they bring the feature back. There was a Russian guy listing all Diablo clones, i am still missing a couple of titles from.
Is there any adequate replacement yet?
Bumping this.

I haven't posted much on the forums but we need GOG to bring back Mixes!
There have been so many situations where I'm looking for a game to buy and ended up on a Mix and picked a game from there.

To GoG:
Why did you remove them completely?
Just leave the old system up until you are able to implement the new one. Over the last couple of days I've clicked on several links from Reddit etc that are Mixes that just 404, this is extremely frustrating.
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Some GOG mixes which were clearly "lists of shame" caused trouble with some publishers.

Removing the GOG mixes is just consequent considering that GOG has become less and less user-friendly in the recent years.
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ChrisSZ: Some GOG mixes which were clearly "lists of shame" caused trouble with some publishers.

Removing the GOG mixes is just consequent considering that GOG has become less and less user-friendly in the recent years.
Clearly the right answer is to not release shit games or use shitty business practices for people to call you out on. If they make decent games and don't got the extra mile to fuck us over, and just keep their game up-to-date with other platforms, there's not a problem.
I too would like to see this feature make its way back to the site.
Any news?
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ChrisSZ: Some GOG mixes which were clearly "lists of shame" caused trouble with some publishers.

Removing the GOG mixes is just consequent considering that GOG has become less and less user-friendly in the recent years.
At least it's not the Epic Store.