Chinese Checkers [Quenched] May '07 re-opener?

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Postby happy2seeyou on Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:41 pm

Great job. I just checked to see how many people were playing on the new map and it already had four pages of games. Great work.
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Postby boberz on Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:11 pm

brilliant i started with a continent and a half (neighbouring each other i am wondering how common this is
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Postby oaktown on Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:44 pm

boberz wrote:brilliant i started with a continent and a half (neighbouring each other i am wondering how common this is

It'll happen, as it will happen in any map. Starting with a cluster of 6 out of 60 total countries should be a bit less likely than starting with Australia on the standard map. It would be even more likely that you would start with all of russia or africa in the Europe map. I've never been lucky enough to have any of those things happen to me, but I wouldn't complain if it did. :)
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Postby Samus on Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:23 pm

oaktown wrote:
boberz wrote:brilliant i started with a continent and a half (neighbouring each other i am wondering how common this is

It'll happen, as it will happen in any map. Starting with a cluster of 6 out of 60 total countries should be a bit less likely than starting with Australia on the standard map. It would be even more likely that you would start with all of russia or africa in the Europe map. I've never been lucky enough to have any of those things happen to me, but I wouldn't complain if it did. :)


Odds of starting with a 6 territory region in a 4 player game on a 60 territory map are about 0.04%. When people play hundreds, even thousands of games, eventually it will happen, but it's not statistically significant.
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Postby boberz on Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:29 pm

just wondering but i guess it is not an issue then but as you say it works for me
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Postby mibi on Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:21 pm

I got so bored of the round and round of this map I decided to switch my tactics.

http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=334076
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Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:39 pm

I've encountered similar stalemates in Flat Rate, but this shouldn't be suprising if you pick to play Flat Rate. I've also encountered stalemates in Tamriel and a few other maps...and sometimes a little luck can help break it all.


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Postby oaktown on Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:42 am

yeah, i'm in two pretty dull flat rate singles games. I will say with some authority that this isn't a great singles map, but i've found that it plays very well for doubles games... ideally in a doubles game you want a map in which strategy and team play are more important than starting position, and i hope others agree that this map delivers.

Creating a map is a learning experience... I have every intention of starting a new project soon, and I've learned a lot from both working on and now playing this one. Thanks again to everyone who helped out, and a special shout out to mibi for keeping it real. :)
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Postby t.e.c on Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:07 am

mibi wrote:I got so bored of the round and round of this map I decided to switch my tactics.

http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=334076

i wish i could do that in my game, but the fortifications are chained.. :(
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Postby Enigma on Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:10 am

oaktown wrote:yeah, i'm in two pretty dull flat rate singles games. I will say with some authority that this isn't a great singles map, but i've found that it plays very well for doubles games... ideally in a doubles game you want a map in which strategy and team play are more important than starting position, and i hope others agree that this map delivers.

how right you are oaktown. it makes a great doubles map- one of my favorites.
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Postby oaktown on Wed May 30, 2007 8:32 am

Hi all, sorry to bring this thread back from the dead, but in light of the recent XML changes I wanted to propose something...

The original idea behind this map was to have the center of the board all neutral, as it is in a real chinese checkers board. everybody would then have to slug their way through the center to complete opposite triangles, eliminate players, etc. This is now possible thanks to the new XML options, but I'm not sure it's worth it.

Any thoughts? Perhaps this map is already too slow to add such a feature, and it could hurt doubles games which, in my opinion, this is best for anyway.
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Postby DiM on Wed May 30, 2007 8:44 am

here's what i'd do.


make every terit start neutral except for the As in the triangles. this way everybody starts in a fixed position and nobody can complain about bad starts. this map being so simetrical the initial deployment is very important.
and i'd also make the center do ranged attacks on the As
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Postby yeti_c on Wed May 30, 2007 8:49 am

Disagree about Ranged attacks...

Agree about Neutral...

Would be interesting to make it all Neutral except A spaces too...

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Postby KEYOGI on Thu May 31, 2007 12:07 am

let's settle this once and for all: which map style do you like?

original black background with brighter colors
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newer painted background with softer colors
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Re: Chinese Checkers [Quenched] May '07 re-opener?

Postby Vince1 on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:27 pm

First time I played that map.
We've been playing for 3 weeks now, round 41 now.
Playing this map without a team nor cards really is a big pain:p.


With 3 players the strongest will just get attacked so even after 40 rounds no one is winning.
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Re: Chinese Checkers [Quenched] May '07 re-opener?

Postby terry.time on Tue May 11, 2010 8:17 pm

The only problem I have with the map is that in Chinese Checkers one can jump to eliminate opponents; thus multiple marbles leave the board for successful jumping requiring no left over army at the position of the jump. Just a thought on the essence of the beauty of the game of Chinese Checkers. Terry
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Re: Chinese Checkers [Quenched] May '07 re-opener?

Postby StephanePare on Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:23 pm

i would definitively think everyone starting with an a and everything else being neutral would be nice. But in the interest of keeping things a bit faster, how about everyone starts with a b and c?
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