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Postby lackattack on Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:32 pm

Speed Games are coming in 2007.

Until then we don't support RT games.
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Postby Zackismet on Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:04 pm

i think this is an amazing idea- just giving support here, no new ideas
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Re: Real Time Countdown of 10 Minutes

Postby Star_BuRiT on Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:35 am

Definately a very good suggestion as this would eradicate all players from waitin endlessly. And more games could be completed rather than havin a million on hold waitin.
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Postby joeyjordison on Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:02 am

wat happens if the rt game takes a lot longer than expected? i hav been in an rt game that i joined with the assumption that i could play for 2hours. it took way longer than that and eventually i had to leave and so did another player. how would it work then? i reckon the 10 minute option should either be set by the players for a certain number of round or hav it apply to the first 10 or 15 rounds etc.
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Postby Ronaldinho on Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:49 am

Or if the player who makes the game could have time powers.


If the player that has to leave has a real rpoblem in real life and has to leave maybe the person who made the game could extend his time to 24hours again?.


but in saying this like they said earlier i think most players will just give up their points? :?: ?
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Postby Nous-irons on Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:56 am

The problem is that sometimes you end up with a situation where your turn does take more than ten minutes. Preferably the time can be adjusted with a vote, as well as compensated based on the amount of armies in the game.
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Postby lackattack on Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:42 am

Like speed chess, speed games will require quick thinking and quick clicking.

Like team games, speed games will require different skills to kick butt.
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Postby Brimstone on Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:45 am

Great feedback from all of you....thank you. :D

Please keep in mind the following:

1. The amount of time a match takes is largely dependent on the settings, and this determination should be made by the group at the beginning. To ensure a quick match simply have few players and select fortification as unlimited and cards as escalating. We all know that 6 players with fortification as adjacent and no cards can drag on for many many hours.

2. In the same way that we deal with 24 hours per move, we deal with 10 minutes per move. The consequences of missing turns remain the same for both options, all that is being suggested is a shortened amount of time for us hardcore RT players.

3. This RT option does not replace the type of RT occuring now. If people who are unsure of playing an uninterrupted RT match of 10 minutes per move, simply do not select the option and continue to do what is being done now....the option of consensual RT with 24 hour settings will always be there.

I hope this helps clarify some concerns raised. :D
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Postby Sammy gags on Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:00 pm

lackattack wrote:Speed Games are coming in 2007.

Until then we don't support RT games.

late christmas present?
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Postby P Gizzle on Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:34 pm

prolly a New Year's Present
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Postby Begbie on Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:23 pm

excellent idea brimstone. make it so.
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Postby Sammy gags on Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:56 pm

P Gizzle wrote:prolly a New Year's Present

as i said, late christmas present
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Postby Gandalf40 on Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:51 pm

After only playing for 1 day here are my thoughts on this idea. (Only because I have thought about making a RISK computer game for a long time and have several ideas.)

Let the game creator set the amount of time a player has before starting his turn. (5, 10, 20, 30, 60min, or .5 are good options.) Then you would have to make that part of the Game Finder as well so people can join 'fast' games by filtering for them.

you could also allow the game creator to stop the clock for breaks or temporary absences. (Equivalent to the 24hr pause idea.) This should catch on pretty fast. Soon you will have a whole group that just want to sit down one evening and play a game straight through. And if it just gets to late they can pause and finish the next night.

$$$ Make this only available to premium members and it should generate more revenue. $$$

Part of this can be a 'vote them off the island' idea where an inactive user can be kicked. Then all his/her armies become neutral, no reinforcements. Also (assuming that you do this normally) the RISK cards are no longer given to the player that defeats the now neutral player. (You can either 'reshuffle' the cards back into the deck or just discard them.)

Just my two bits.

Thanks for the great site,
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Postby urbansloth on Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:57 am

What about the opposite? I've just found this site and it looks great, but I'm not in front of a computer very day - 24 hrs sometimes wouldn't be enough!

If time option is built in, please ensure it extends the other way too - with options for 2 days, 4 days, a week etc! I think you would extend the demographic of players to casual users too = more membership revenues.

Great site and system guys, well done...
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Postby Lupo on Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:56 am

I have a suggestion in order to solve this issue:

when you set a game you have to choice two more otpions:

- REAL TIME GAME or NORMAL GAME (it's only a label to mark that it is a real time game)
- TIME DURATION: for instance, 24 hours, 18 hours or 15 minutes per turn

In this way if someone knows that could not play a real time for too long time, then he could simply set a REAL TIME game with a longer time to take turn (24 or 18 hours)

What do you think about it? Could it wok?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:29 pm

Sheesh, when speed games come out...things will be 'fixed'.


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Postby Georgerx7di on Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:10 pm

I too would like to see a 12 hour time option for taking your turn, for players who check they're games more than once a day.
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Postby boberz on Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:16 pm

interesting idea to make it stretch the other way and that sounds good but think how long it would take playing a six player with 4 deadbeats. Good idea if it can be made to work.
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Postby urbansloth on Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:37 pm

boberz wrote:interesting idea to make it stretch the other way and that sounds good but think how long it would take playing a six player with 4 deadbeats. Good idea if it can be made to work.


True - I doubt anything more than a 2 or 4 day limit would be workable, but still - you're targeting the more casual player, who doesn't necessarily need/want the game wound up asap.

For eg, I go away often for the weekend - its becomes a real pain in the butt going out of my way to find internet access so I don't deadbeat my games!

I imagine through natural selection there would be less of these games created, but at least it provides an alternative to those that need it (*cough* me! *cough*)...
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Postby Lone.prophet on Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:02 am

some1 deadbeating in 3 weeks cause of timer is 1 week :evil:
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Postby douglong on Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:56 pm

Why noy make aspeed game forum (like public / private) and put a selector for standard games (12hrs / 15hrs / 18hrs/ 24hrs)?
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Postby Flinn on Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:32 pm

I like this idea and was thinking the same thing. I like the casual games and atmosphere, but it'd be nice if there were a game type you could play quickly when you may have a few hours to spend in front of the computer.
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Postby aphockey23 on Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:59 pm

a 30 min timer would be awsome
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Postby Mylittlepuddykat on Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:03 pm

12 hours wouldnt work because of sleep... every other 12 hours you spend most of it sleeping, however this is a cool idea and I really hope it comes out, I think you should make the time flexible so people can choose at the begining what time lengths they want
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Postby aphockey23 on Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:31 am

Mylittlepuddykat wrote:12 hours wouldnt work because of sleep... every other 12 hours you spend most of it sleeping, however this is a cool idea and I really hope it comes out, I think you should make the time flexible so people can choose at the begining what time lengths they want


if you are playing a speed game then sleep shouldnt matter
speed games should not take more then an hour or 2 to play
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