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invite players to game option

Postby scottp on Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:17 pm

after creating a game, whether public or private, there should be a form where you can auto-send an announcement to friends/other players to "come join"

Specifics:
  • either on the last page of the game creation process OR (and/or?) on the "Awaiting Players" page, there should be a form where you can invite players to come join. ideally, this form would list your friends with check boxes by their names so you can auto-add them to the distribution of the PM that goes out.

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • facilitating the creation and joining of games.
  • a side benefit is that this gives high ranks an easy way to invite other "officers" to come play, eliminating the need for a "filter" against lower ranking players- another suggestion that has been made but rejected. another way to skin that particular cat!
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Re: invite players to game option

Postby Bruceswar on Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:28 am

You can do this already with PM's. Just takes a bit longer sometimes.
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Re: invite players to game option

Postby blakebowling on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:28 am

scottp wrote:after creating a game, whether public or private, there should be a form where you can auto-send an announcement to friends/other players to "come join"

Specifics:
  • either on the last page of the game creation process OR (and/or?) on the "Awaiting Players" page, there should be a form where you can invite players to come join. ideally, this form would list your friends with check boxes by their names so you can auto-add them to the distribution of the PM that goes out.

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • facilitating the creation and joining of games.
  • a side benefit is that this gives high ranks an easy way to invite other "officers" to come play, eliminating the need for a "filter" against lower ranking players- another suggestion that has been made but rejected. another way to skin that particular cat!

1. There's only one page of the game creation process
2. as Bruce said, you can do this with PM's
3. there isn't a filter.
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Re: invite players to game option

Postby t-o-m on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:53 am

This is a great idea, i would love this.
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Re: invite players to game option

Postby blakebowling on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:57 am

t-o-m wrote:This is a great idea, i would love this.

well, like I said when this was suggested before, It's being looked into, maybe not exactly as suggested, but something like this will happen in the future.
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Re: invite players to game option

Postby scottp on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:13 am

blakebowling wrote:1. There's only one page of the game creation process
2. as Bruce said, you can do this with PM's
3. there isn't a filter.


1. okay, so on THAT page, could we have this.

2. Yes, that's the way I do it now, but it would be faster to have this feature!

3. No, there's not a filter. It has been requested by some, but not implemented. This would reduce (might even eliminate) the need/desire for that feature.
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Re: invite players to game option

Postby yeti_c on Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:53 am

blakebowling wrote:
t-o-m wrote:This is a great idea, i would love this.

well, like I said when this was suggested before, It's being looked into, maybe not exactly as suggested, but something like this will happen in the future.


Wha - where do you get this info from?

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Re: invite players to game option

Postby blakebowling on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:26 am

yeti_c wrote:
blakebowling wrote:
t-o-m wrote:This is a great idea, i would love this.

well, like I said when this was suggested before, It's being looked into, maybe not exactly as suggested, but something like this will happen in the future.


Wha - where do you get this info from?

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Invite Player option/feature.

Postby j35t3r.us on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:28 pm

Concise description:
An "invite player" feature.


Specifics:
You can /invite anyone to any game you are currently in(be it you joined or created it). The invite option would be located on your profile. So if you click on someone's name, you see their wall, their medals, you can send them a private message etc etc... There will also be a "Invite to Game" button. Click on this, and a list of games you are currently part of that are not full will pop up. Click one of the games and wallah! They are invited to join the game. A PM will be sent to that player telling them they are invited to join the game you're in. They can of course decline ;p

Also, the would be an official invite, which means no password would be needed to join your game. So you can create a private game and then invite a bunch of people without the added difficulty of passing around a password and having to make sure everything is set.

Also, perhaps add the /invite feature to the options when creating a game. So when you create a game, you can type in a person's name and they will be sent an invite.

Lastly, another option would be to make the second part of this feature(the part after you click the person's name, where it shows you the available games you are in to send invites), a CHECK MARK menu, so you could potentially /invite someone to multiple games.



This will improve the following aspects of the site:
Save time for people searching for your games, also, you'll be able to create games on the fly and /invite people. Also, when playing multiple games with people, you can /invite people to multiple games all at once instead of PMing them a list of game numbers and passwords to join!


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Re: Invite Player option/feature.

Postby LFAW on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:15 pm

I think its a nice idea :D
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Re: Invite Player option/feature.

Postby jpcloet on Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:27 pm

I think there is a suggestion like this already about "reserving" a spot for other players. I will keep looking for it.
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Re: Invite Player option/feature.

Postby FireStar on Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:58 pm

It is a very good idea...
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Re: Invite Player option/feature.

Postby j35t3r.us on Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:00 pm

jpcloet wrote:I think there is a suggestion like this already about "reserving" a spot for other players. I will keep looking for it.



Instead of looking for a similar idea, how about giving your thoughts on this one?




Reserving a spot in a game still leaves us with the task of joining it normally. A private game will already have a set number of people with a password to join, meaning everyone who has a password for that game essentially has a reserved spot. HOWEVER: The person who needs to join that game still:

A) Needs to get the password.
B) Needs to FIND the game.


Using my idea, you would sent an invite to a person:
An invite would get you right to the game without need of password since you were invited.
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Re: Invite Player option/feature.

Postby jpcloet on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:02 pm

j35t3r.us wrote:Also, perhaps add the /invite feature to the options when creating a game. So when you create a game, you can type in a person's name and they will be sent an invite.


This is the part I like the most and I think it has been suggested before. Similar ideas are supposed to be merged together, that's why I was looking. Private games require a password so inherently any invite would need to have that attached.

Another option is currently in play by some tournament managers, with what we call the auto join link:

Say you have a game # 4000350 and the password is orange

Join Game
Quote me to see the actual type, or just mouse hover over the link.

I use this heavily for my clan's intra-clan tournaments and saves the person from searching and typing.

That link would allow the user in the pm to click the link and it automatically adds them to the game. As a tournament manager, I always include the settings in the pm in case they use another browser which this may not work on.

This auto-link has also been abused by some people so make sure if you use this that the person about to join the game is aware of the settings. I only use this on tournaments people have signed up for.
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Re: Invite Player option/feature.

Postby DarthBlood on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:07 pm

too easy to abuse. makes farming lot easier, because you just send an invite to the new recruits, ask them for a game, which they will undoubtedly agree to (since the whole point of joining cc is to play games).
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