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Alarm sounds?

Postby spaceghst44 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:28 pm

What about adding an alarm sound to let you know when it is your turn? so if you are doing something, you can listen for the "Ding" and know it is your turn to go..... help with speed games.
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Postby Optimus Prime on Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:33 pm

There is a notifier plug-in that will do that for you.
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ok

Postby spaceghst44 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:52 pm

and i get/use this how?
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Postby glide on Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:28 pm

go to the General Discussion thread.....click on "Plug ins/Add ons" and install BoB.......I have a bugle that not only calls me for turns, but makes my dog wag her tail when she hears it..... :lol:
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Sound Notification in speed games

Postby Arbotross on Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:16 pm

Concise description:
  • Add a sound Notification for when you are able to take your turn during a speed game

Specifics:
  • Sometimes when people play speed games(especially those with more than a couple people) they tend to wander away from the game and often come back near the end of there turn if at all during there turn, often prolonging games or even outright deadbeating. This could be turned off in the game settings menu and the sound could also be changed in the same place

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • This will make speed games more reliable and quicker for those who can't focus on one thing for hours and could potentially stop people from deadbeating
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Re: Sound Notification in speed games

Postby Herakilla on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:12 pm

i think there might be a greasemonkey script for this
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Re: Sound Notification in speed games

Postby Arbotross on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:49 pm

^ well if anyone knows of this please inform us
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Re: Sound Notification in speed games

Postby gameplayer on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:32 pm

I use the pm notification but then my inbox gets really full...
I'm sure there's a better way out there somewhere
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Re: Sound Notification in speed games

Postby Arbotross on Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:27 pm

^ ya and if I move on to anouther site while I'm waiting then you can't even get the pm notifacation
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Suggestion - Sound

Postby wrwiii12 on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:32 pm

I would love to hear some sounds coming out of the game. This would be really helpful when you are playing multiple games at once and a sound is made letting you know it is your turn in another game. This would make it so that people do not have to wait on you and that you do not miss turns.
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Re: Suggestion - Sound

Postby Anarkistsdream on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:32 pm

Been proposed and rejected many many times.
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Re: Sound Notification in speed games

Postby cramill on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:27 pm

I was just thinking that this would be nice. If you have a speed game up in another tab or another window and you are doing other things, it would be nice if there was a sound to tell you that its your turn.
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SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby jaytorade on Thu May 07, 2009 12:02 am

Concise description:
  • At the start of each players turn, a sound will be played. This tone will alert them that they can start their turn.

Specifics:
  • When the turn starts a tone plays, maybe CC could provide a few pleasant ones to pick from.

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • Players will be able to walk away from the computer or do something on another screen while they wait for their turn.
  • This will really be useful in speed games when people would like to walk away from the computer or do something else on the internet for a few minutes. But if the player before them suddenly ends their turn quicker than expected valuable time or a whole turn could be missed.

I know some of you will say. Well pay more attention. But i think it allow everyone to better utilize their time if they can safely do some other stuff while waiting and will be alerted by a sound when they have to get back to the CC action.
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Re: SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby Thezzaruz on Thu May 07, 2009 3:20 am

As long as it is an option that we can turn on/off then I have no issue with it. But if it was mandatory I probably would never log on again, hate being forced to hear stuff I didn't choose just as much as lack hates pop-up.
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Re: SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby Beinion on Thu May 07, 2009 4:12 am

I agree that an option is nice... but mandatory would be bad...
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Re: SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby gimil on Thu May 07, 2009 6:08 am

The conquertell script (for firefox) that I have installed has the sound option I believe you are looking for :)
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Re: SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby Ninja Champion on Thu May 07, 2009 4:39 pm

What I do is have msn open, have the option to send emails to you when it's your turn and you'll receive a pleasant sound, from msn, that it is your turn.
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Re: SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby jaytorade on Thu May 07, 2009 11:58 pm

Of course it should be optional
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Re: SUG: Turn Start Sound

Postby 4myGod on Fri May 08, 2009 1:06 am

The problem is, the page would have to be refreshed constantly to check if it's your turn. Because a static page won't know when someone else has played their turn. So if the page was lets say refreshed once every 1 minute... that is a ton of page loads and still if you are playing a 5 minute speed game then it would only give you 4+ minutes to make a move, depending on when the page was last refreshed.

It would be easier to use one of the work-arounds mentioned:
- alternative script
- have your email software open and put a sound to that, this way when the game emails you then your email browser will make a sound for having a new email... this will be instant for you.
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Your turn sound for speed games.

Postby Baron Von PWN on Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:28 pm

Concise description: A tone/beep that you can turn on that sounds when it's your turn.



Specifics:
  • This would let people do other things while playing a speed game, while ensuring they don't miss their turn by having a sound go off when it is.
  • The tone wouldn't be a default, just something optional people could click if they want it.

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • fewer missed turns in speed games.
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Re: Your turn sound for speed games.

Postby TheMissionary on Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:19 pm

Good idea. I have a habit of browsing forums during speed games, and getting lost in topics.
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Re: Your turn sound for speed games.

Postby Sturgeron.15 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:57 pm

You can have a PM automatically sent to you that informs you a Speed game you were waiting to be filled has just started, and it provides a link to the game. That's what I use. :)
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Re: Your turn sound for speed games.

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Sturgeron.15 wrote:You can have a PM automatically sent to you that informs you a Speed game you were waiting to be filled has just started, and it provides a link to the game. That's what I use. :)

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Re: Your turn sound for speed games.

Postby Sturgeron.15 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:06 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:
Sturgeron.15 wrote:You can have a PM automatically sent to you that informs you a Speed game you were waiting to be filled has just started, and it provides a link to the game. That's what I use. :)

turn

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Sound Notification When playing speed games.

Postby DROID on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:02 am

Is there anyway you guys could add some sound effect or like a DING to let us know when it is our turn for a speed game. It is annoying to randomly check every 5 mins and I feel tied down to the computer. The user, the user's opponents, and the game would be played much more efficiently with less time wasted for all parties when you know it is your turn.
When I play a speed game with 5 players, I realize that it is not my turn right away, so I go about doing other things, surf the web, facebook, AIM and sometimes forget about the game. Having a sound notification would benefit me because I can immediately stop what I am doing and play the game. In, addition players would not have to wait an extra 5 minutes for NOTHING to happen if I miss my turn.
THank you and please consider my suggestion.
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