Add more Time Options for Speed Games

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Postby AndyDufresne on Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:43 pm

5 minutes will most likely always be the minimum for a turn setting, I don't think there is a way getting around that.


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Postby InkL0sed on Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:59 pm

I actually think that once you begin your turn, the length should be extended to 7 or 8 minutes. At least in Sequential games.
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Postby BENJIKAT IS DEAD on Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:53 pm

I would prefer a "chess clock" type solution where you could store up time to use later on in seq games, especially esc ones. (The early turns can be done in a few secs but the later turns sometimes require a lot of thought.)


I also think that the first turn could be longer than the rest - so that less people miss for checking to infrequently.
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1 minute games?

Postby Heimdall on Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:33 pm

Concise description:
  • Have 1 or 2 minute per turn games

Specifics:
  • In freestyle, we usually end-up waiting 3 minutes for nothing

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • Will make games faster
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby jennifermarie on Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:40 pm

This has been suggested before, and rejected, because sometimes things happen (like the phone rings) and you'd miss your turn. 5 minutes allows for more freedom
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby ^MsCarolyn^ on Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:32 pm

ya take outs are stressful enough in 5 minute games ... 2 minutes would be wayyy too stressful.

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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby Blitzaholic on Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:09 am

I dont like the idea
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby poo-maker on Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:24 am

1 minute is too short. 2 minutes or a litle over 2 minutes would be perfect in my opinion. Obviously, it wouldn't be to everyones taste but it would be much more fun too play freestyle with 2.5 minute rounds.
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby Herakilla on Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:15 am

i can go from the comp to the bathroom, do my business, and come back in a minute and 16 seconds. can we make a min and 16 sec rounds?
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby Findolphin on Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:32 am

Herakilla wrote:i can go from the comp to the bathroom, do my business, and come back in a minute and 16 seconds. can we make a min and 16 sec rounds?


Does 1' 16'' include scaling a flight or more of stairs. I'm also assuming you mean doing a No.1. There's no way you could conduct sit down business in that time.

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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby lalaland on Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:33 pm

This might OK if everybody was sitting at their computer, not navigating away from that page AT ALL the WHOLE TIME the game was in progress, but we all know that this is not the case.

Even if that was not an issue, it would never work on a bigger map such as 2.1. There would simply not be enough time.

Also to consider is internet connection. If some people simply do not have a rocket internet connection that would allow them to take their turn in 60 seconds.
You can say that they shouldn't be playing speed games anyways if they have a faulty connection, but the truth is that people do.

I cannot see this ever becoming implemented.
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby herndawg on Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:04 pm

herndawg wrote:
TaCktiX wrote:1 minute would be rather dicey for a guy on dial-up. I'd suggest a 2 minute minimum to allow for network latency. The idea, definite thumbs-up. Speed chess-style, just applied to CC.


Didn't think of dial up. Good point. What would be the coolest if when you create a game you could choose Speed Game and then Minutes allowed
The only thing changing is the minutes per turn, still same refresh and everything.

Imagine a Freestyle Classic with like 5 or 6 people, much less of the waiting at the end for last minute attacks, it would be crazy. Yes maybe not as much time for strategy but it would really be intense.


This is the last post from a thread a while back I made. I think you got a great idea obviously I just didn't get much action on the posting. 1-5 min. turns choosing with buttons on making game next to speed game option. 1 min, 8 player, crazy nuts. don't join it if ya gotta pee. When you get back you'll be dead. =D>
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Re: 1 minute games?

Postby Herakilla on Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:08 pm

Findolphin wrote:
Herakilla wrote:i can go from the comp to the bathroom, do my business, and come back in a minute and 16 seconds. can we make a min and 16 sec rounds?


Does 1' 16'' include scaling a flight or more of stairs. I'm also assuming you mean doing a No.1. There's no way you could conduct sit down business in that time.

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yes there is a flight of stairs and if i wanted to i could do a sit down if i take off my pants as i run and start the action before i get in there and then not wipe
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Speed Games

Postby killer1515 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:00 pm

I think there should be a one minute speed game rather than 5 minutes. What do you guys think?
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Re: Speed Games

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:08 pm

5 Minutes will almost certainly be the minimum time option.


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