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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby AAFitz on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:15 pm

downside possibilities are pretty small on this one. There are certainly ways around it, but none are as effective as inviting someone not around.
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby lord voldemort on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:53 pm

Eddie. That suggestion isn't relevant. And I think already been suggested with support. I know lack wanted to review the whole invite process. But yer. I see little downside to this. If friends just have an account to play the odd game irl. Then they can just as easily make it private. Only issue is timeframe as Andy said
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby alex951 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:51 pm

=D> way to go LV nice suggestion I really thing the site will benefit from this
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby edwinissweet on Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:21 am

Um so far this looks like a win. Timminz does bring up a good point about how people can simply invite their friends and ask them to let the invite expire to get the same result. To me it seems like a ridiculous thing to do, but farmers exploit the system as much as they can so it would be ideal if we could hear some suggestions regarding that issue.
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby Woodruff on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:05 am

edwinissweet wrote:Um so far this looks like a win. Timminz does bring up a good point about how people can simply invite their friends and ask them to let the invite expire to get the same result. To me it seems like a ridiculous thing to do, but farmers exploit the system as much as they can so it would be ideal if we could hear some suggestions regarding that issue.


Timminz is certainly right. My argument is...well, there's really nothing you can do about that. But there IS something that can be done about the inactive players being invited.
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:10 am

One of the nice things about the invite feature---is that it can get inactive users active on Conquer Club once again. It is a nice tool for getting people that have wandered, to come back, if they know they have a game waiting for them.

That said, perhaps instead of going with a disallow of inviting inactive players, since it hurts Conquer Club's ability to get old people active again, what if for Team Games, when reserving/inviting opponents, you can only reserve/invite whole teams, instead of individual spots on a team.

Something like that would still allow for old people to become active again through using invites, but maybe limit some of the poor sportsmanship that goes on when trying to keep established teams out of games.

Just some thoughts.


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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby Darwins_Bane on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:31 am

or even that you cannot invite oponents?
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby lord voldemort on Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:51 am

hmm andys idea has merit, there are situations when it will genuinely cause problems but they are minor
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby BoganGod on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:17 pm

Good suggestion LV
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby Denise on Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:37 pm

I have a fremium friend who is hardly active, but once in a while he wants to play a game. He will ask me to invite him to one, and we like to play dubs as well as 1 vs 1 sometimes. I can see that this would be a terrible inconvenience to him, and others who are not really active but just like to play once in a while. I could make 1 vs 1's private, but for dubs I will join a public game, then invite him to it. So I guess I agree with Andy that this would be a poor way to entice barely actives to become more active. It's too bad coz I like the idea of finding a way to limit abuse of the invite system.

As far as limiting invites to teams, couldn't a player abuse that by inviting 2 random players to join the same team?
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby darth emperor on Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:15 pm

Denise wrote:I have a fremium friend who is hardly active, but once in a while he wants to play a game. He will ask me to invite him to one, and we like to play dubs as well as 1 vs 1 sometimes. I can see that this would be a terrible inconvenience to him, and others who are not really active but just like to play once in a while. I could make 1 vs 1's private, but for dubs I will join a public game, then invite him to it. So I guess I agree with Andy that this would be a poor way to entice barely actives to become more active. It's too bad coz I like the idea of finding a way to limit abuse of the invite system.

As far as limiting invites to teams, couldn't a player abuse that by inviting 2 random players to join the same team?

Well you could play first the 1v1 private and after that sent the invite....
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby Metsfanmax on Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:21 pm

What if the definition of "active" were based on last log-in, and not active games? That way old people who come back to the site can still feel involved.
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby Woodruff on Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:29 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:What if the definition of "active" were based on last log-in, and not active games? That way old people who come back to the site can still feel involved.


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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby Denise on Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:58 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:What if the definition of "active" were based on last log-in, and not active games? That way old people who come back to the site can still feel involved.


That's a good idea!
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Re: Not allow inactive players to be invited to games

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:42 am

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Metsfanmax wrote:What if the definition of "active" were based on last log-in, and not active games? That way old people who come back to the site can still feel involved.


Great point.

Could you develop this a little more? Is there still an issue with our desire to make it so users can still send invites to their friends who have wandered away from Conquer Club?


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