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Re: Free to play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby thehippo8 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:44 am

I am yet to try Pogo (I just cringe) but I am now a registered user of dominate12 (same name there as here) ... and I must say that we seriously have no competition whatsoever from them. It is cumbersome, clunky and the graphics just awful. It is not programmed well and I don't see the community spirit. So, ah, nah, no problems with that one!!
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Re: Free to play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby HardAttack on Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:00 am

Arama86n wrote:Make one change to the suggestion. Cap it at 100 games, after that they have to pay (are blocked from playing further free speed games). win win win situation.

great idea. =D>


this idea is awesome...
a cap, but 100 might be a bit high...
maybe 25/month...next month another 25 games...and limit it on classic map only. =D> =D>
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Postby ZeekLTK on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:17 pm

Twill wrote:
john1099 wrote:And why wouldn't they set up 100 multi's, and get 400 games at a time :-s

Wow, someone thought out their response.


Oh I did, and oh, they do - well, usually only 3 to 4 accounts, but some have had up to 10 or so just to get free games. They get busted in the background so you dont ever see them ;)

As to the "teaser" option for speed games, it's been thrown about in several other threads, the multiple accounts problem is probably the main objection...if you anyone can come up with a way to give a few free speed games without making it easy to get them simply by creating several accounts, do post it please :)


If multiple accounts is the "main objection" then that means there shouldn't be any objection. Why punish all of the people who would follow the rules (and play once a month on their only account) just because a few people might break the rules and try to play more than once. You obviously have ways of detecting multiple accounts from the same person, so why not just deal with it like you normally do.

Seriously, that is such a backwards way of looking at it. Why let people even have free accounts in the first place then? Obviously some people are going to create doubles to get around the 4-game limit.
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Re: Free to Play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby thehippo8 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:29 pm

Well said Zeek.
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Re: Free to play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby BGtheBrain on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:10 pm

cooldeals wrote:Concise description:
  • Speed Games on the Classic Map should be available to Freemium Members

Specifics/Details:
  • Create a new tab in "Join A Game" for "Join Classic Speed Games".
  • This tab will be the default tab when "Join A Game" is clicked.
  • All Games on this tab will be Speed Games with basic settings (Esc, Sunny, Automatic Deployment, 5 min turns, 6 players, standard).
  • These games will only be on the Classic Map.
  • These games will be open to Freemium members.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will increase the retention rate of new players
  • This will give new players a taste of the best part of the site for average players looking for a classic risk type game online
  • This will still encourage players to buy premium
  • Ends the problem of a player's first game being on a map they don't understand
  • Ends the problem of player's going to pogo.com to play risk after they realize they have to wait 24 hours to play again, and never coming back.
  • This change will not cause other significant problems in the current way the site operates
  • These settings are more fair to newcomers and limit the free options.


Will Cooldeals get a medal for this?
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Re: Free to play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby greenoaks on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:53 pm

BGtheBrain wrote:
cooldeals wrote:Concise description:
  • Speed Games on the Classic Map should be available to Freemium Members

Specifics/Details:
  • Create a new tab in "Join A Game" for "Join Classic Speed Games".
  • This tab will be the default tab when "Join A Game" is clicked.
  • All Games on this tab will be Speed Games with basic settings (Esc, Sunny, Automatic Deployment, 5 min turns, 6 players, standard).
  • These games will only be on the Classic Map.
  • These games will be open to Freemium members.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will increase the retention rate of new players
  • This will give new players a taste of the best part of the site for average players looking for a classic risk type game online
  • This will still encourage players to buy premium
  • Ends the problem of a player's first game being on a map they don't understand
  • Ends the problem of player's going to pogo.com to play risk after they realize they have to wait 24 hours to play again, and never coming back.
  • This change will not cause other significant problems in the current way the site operates
  • These settings are more fair to newcomers and limit the free options.


Will Cooldeals get a medal for this?

No, medals are not given out for Implemented Suggestions
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Re: Free to play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby agentcom on Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:31 am

greenoaks wrote:
BGtheBrain wrote:
cooldeals wrote:Concise description:
  • Speed Games on the Classic Map should be available to Freemium Members

Specifics/Details:
  • Create a new tab in "Join A Game" for "Join Classic Speed Games".
  • This tab will be the default tab when "Join A Game" is clicked.
  • All Games on this tab will be Speed Games with basic settings (Esc, Sunny, Automatic Deployment, 5 min turns, 6 players, standard).
  • These games will only be on the Classic Map.
  • These games will be open to Freemium members.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will increase the retention rate of new players
  • This will give new players a taste of the best part of the site for average players looking for a classic risk type game online
  • This will still encourage players to buy premium
  • Ends the problem of a player's first game being on a map they don't understand
  • Ends the problem of player's going to pogo.com to play risk after they realize they have to wait 24 hours to play again, and never coming back.
  • This change will not cause other significant problems in the current way the site operates
  • These settings are more fair to newcomers and limit the free options.


Will Cooldeals get a medal for this?

No, medals are not given out for Implemented Suggestions


Suggestions, just like other departments, has the ability to award medals. It's something that I would like to do periodically, but has only been done a handful of times in the past. I can tell you that the medals won't be awarded simply for coming up with an idea that gets implemented, but for actively contributing to the Suggestions Forum or to a particular suggestion.

So far, we've only given out one medal from this department since I've been here, but it has been something that has been discussed. Since BG brought it up again, I'll review this topic and also see what the other Suggestions Moderators think.
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Re: Free to Play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby agentcom on Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:47 am

And speaking of this suggestion ... IMPLEMENTED.
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Re: Free to play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby greenoaks on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:23 am

agentcom wrote:
greenoaks wrote:
BGtheBrain wrote:
cooldeals wrote:Concise description:
  • Speed Games on the Classic Map should be available to Freemium Members

Specifics/Details:
  • Create a new tab in "Join A Game" for "Join Classic Speed Games".
  • This tab will be the default tab when "Join A Game" is clicked.
  • All Games on this tab will be Speed Games with basic settings (Esc, Sunny, Automatic Deployment, 5 min turns, 6 players, standard).
  • These games will only be on the Classic Map.
  • These games will be open to Freemium members.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will increase the retention rate of new players
  • This will give new players a taste of the best part of the site for average players looking for a classic risk type game online
  • This will still encourage players to buy premium
  • Ends the problem of a player's first game being on a map they don't understand
  • Ends the problem of player's going to pogo.com to play risk after they realize they have to wait 24 hours to play again, and never coming back.
  • This change will not cause other significant problems in the current way the site operates
  • These settings are more fair to newcomers and limit the free options.


Will Cooldeals get a medal for this?

No, medals are not given out for Implemented Suggestions


Suggestions, just like other departments, has the ability to award medals. It's something that I would like to do periodically, but has only been done a handful of times in the past. I can tell you that the medals won't be awarded simply for coming up with an idea that gets implemented, but for actively contributing to the Suggestions Forum or to a particular suggestion.

So far, we've only given out one medal from this department since I've been here, but it has been something that has been discussed. Since BG brought it up again, I'll review this topic and also see what the other Suggestions Moderators think.

i got one ages ago from Clapper but it was a General Contribution one, not a Suggestions Contribution
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Re: Free to Play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby agentcom on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:49 am

I'm sorry, that is correct, and that is what it would be. Although I do love the idea of a Suggestions Contribution Medal
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Re: Free to Play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby greenoaks on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30 am

agentcom wrote:I'm sorry, that is correct, and that is what it would be. Although I do love the idea of a Suggestions Contribution Medal

i would have a few of those by now O:)
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Re: Free to Play Speed Games on Classic Map

Postby chapcrap on Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:19 pm

Should this still be implemented? I thought this might have been taken back.
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