lancehoch wrote:I am unsure on this one. I know there have been suggestions in the past (which I like) for reserving spots in a game (specifically team games) and for turning a private game to public. I think those are more viable. What would happen if you sent a PM to someone and they did not sign on for two weeks? (I currently have a PM in my outbox from January 1st.) Would the game be stalled?
The spot isn't reserved. It just tells you to join.
If you implement a reserve system, these two features would go hand in hand however.
If it is a private game, and you send the invite, sure, the game could be postponed until that person gets their PM to join the Private game. But whats the different between sending them a PM telling them to join, or simply clicking on their profile and sending an invite.
If its a Private game, it shouldn't be postponed, or you prolly don't wanna play with that guy anymore...
If it is a public game, you're taking a chance inviting someone if that game fills up fast (better make it a private game or be sure they show up quick <------- This won't be a problem if you implement the reserve system, which by the way will have worse results for postponed games.
All this talk about abusing the system and stuff, I don't understand where this is coming from... Any attempts of abusing the system should be brought to a Moderator's attention. Just because my car CAN go 80 miles an hour doesn't mean I speed... Just because I CAN east 3 McDonalds Big Macs a Day doesn't mean I do and get fat... Just because I can invite the entire Conquer Club player list doesn't mean I will... Eye of the beholder...
There is NO DIFFERENCE between sending someone a PM with game details and my idea... Which brings me to my next point answered your question of: "Then why implement it?" ------> The internet is all about ease of use. If you could click TWO buttons that do the same thing as clicking: Inbox, new PM, enter their name, enter a subject, type message, include game number and password(if needed).... Which would you do??? Ease of use gentlemen... This will do what everyone on this site does daily EASIER. And no, it will not do anything else to hurt the system that isn't already being done.