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12 hours game times

Postby The_Serb on Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:20 pm

Hello to all,

I wonder why there is no 12 hour time limit as well as 24 ....
Some players are fast and are able to play games in faster tempo.

I think it would be good idea
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Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:28 pm

'Varying Turn Time Limits' is on Lack's To-Do list. Try doing some investigating before posting. ;)


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Postby The_Serb on Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:30 pm

Sorry Andy, but I cant find it .... Would you be kind to put link, so I can click on it?

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Postby AK_iceman on Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:12 pm

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Postby Blitzaholic on Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:29 pm

I hope this is considered an option when you go to create a new game or start in one or join a game, the options of join a game that says 24 hours, 12 hours, 8 hours perhaps, this is a great idea, but players should be aware when they join a game what the time table is, if so, then very nice job, all who suggested this! :D
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12 Hour Rounds

Postby deceangli on Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:06 am

This in an option for a shorter round length.
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Postby spiesr on Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:56 pm

This idea has previously been rejected.
Please thoroughly read the following threads and perform a forum search before making suggestions:
Suggestions Box (Lack's 'To-Do' List)
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Suggestion: 12 hour games

Postby PoizZz on Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:43 am

What about 12 hour games?

I started a few days ago, but I'm getting pretty annoyed by people that miss their turns. I have to wait 24 hours before I can play again. Since I am not premium and not planning to, I can't play 5 minute games.

So games with a roundtime of 12 hours would be a good idea. You have enough time to do something. Also I'd like if free members could also play 12 hour games xD
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Quick (12 hours) [Poll]

Postby PapaGeek on Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:57 am

Concise description:
  • Speed up games where newbies join a game and don't play.
Specifics/Details:
  • Add a third game speed option for a 12 hour game
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • The current choices for game speed are: Casual (24 hours) Speed (5 minutes)
  • You have to sit at your computer constantly for a 5 minute game, and three 24 hour delays when a newbie joins and doesn't play really slow things down.
  • 12 hours is enough time for just about anything that will keep a person away from a game:
    • 8 to 10 hours of sleep
    • 8 hour workday plus travel
  • This would improve the flow of games
Last edited by PapaGeek on Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby nebsmith on Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:54 pm

PapaGeek wrote:12 hours is enough time for just about anything that will keep a person away from a game:
  • 8 to 10 hours of sleep
  • 8 hour workday plus travel
[*]This would improve the flow of games


except that i usually sleep then get up and go to work, a minimum of 16 hours, with travel. So i would have to check my games when I got up in the morning, before going to work. Not something I would do.

I suppose you could have it as an option, but how many people would want to have to check in twice a day just to ensure no missed turns ?
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby PapaGeek on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:10 pm

I'm not suggesting that they replace the 24-hour game with a 12-hour game, just make it a 3rd option.

I like many other I know on here do check the boards at night, in the morning and again after work
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby Arethusa on Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:16 am

I agree with Papa Geek. A 12 hour option would be good. Another option would be for the game creator to determine at the outset how many missed turns you could have before being kicked out. I have spent too many games waiting 3 days for 3 deadbeats in a row to skip their turn.
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby Pirlo on Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:56 pm

12 hours 3rd option is amazing.... if you don't like it, them don't tick it when you start a game....

it will speed up the games a bit, so many noobs would probably stay instead of leaving forever when they find out that it takes 3 days to get a turn 8-)
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby TheForgivenOne on Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:39 pm

Again people, we can't always say "Well, if you don't like it, don't pick it". Then EVERYBODY will use it as an excuse to get some new feature submitted.
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby PapaGeek on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:26 pm

WOW, nice comment !

Isn't that what the suggestion board is for?

Can't I say if you don't like Nuclear don't pick it?

And the same for Chained vs. Unlimited?

The entire game finder is nothing but a list of options for each game feature.

What's the difference in asking for a 3rd option for Round Length when other features like Game Type has 6 and Spoils has 4?

The whole purpose of game finder is to find the games you are interested in playing. Some players only want to check for moves once a day. 24 hour is great for them. Others want to play a game now, 5 minute is great for them. What about those who want a faster game and are willing to check the games 3 or 4 times a day. Is there anything for them? No, they have to wait 3 days for players who sign up and quit. 6 days if they get 2 in the same game.

So what exactly is wrong with "well, if you don't like it, don't pick it"?

This is not an EXCUSE for a new feature. Maybe it's something others would like to see.


If YOU don't like the idea, tell us so, don't put us down for even suggesting it !
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby TheForgivenOne on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:32 pm

PapaGeek wrote:WOW, nice comment !

Isn't that what the suggestion board is for?

Can't I say if you don't like Nuclear don't pick it?

And the same for Chained vs. Unlimited?

The entire game finder is nothing but a list of options for each game feature.

What's the difference in asking for a 3rd option for Round Length when other features like Game Type has 6 and Spoils has 4?

The whole purpose of game finder is to find the games you are interested in playing. Some players only want to check for moves once a day. 24 hour is great for them. Others want to play a game now, 5 minute is great for them. What about those who want a faster game and are willing to check the games 3 or 4 times a day. Is there anything for them? No, they have to wait 3 days for players who sign up and quit. 6 days if they get 2 in the same game.

So what exactly is wrong with "well, if you don't like it, don't pick it"?

This is not an EXCUSE for a new feature. Maybe it's something others would like to see.


If YOU don't like the idea, tell us so, don't put us down for even suggesting it !


Because I have heard that line used about 1.65X10^11 times in suggestions? Even on the dumbest suggestions that didn't make sense I've seen it used. Gets kind of annoying.

All I think this suggestion will bring is, as you said, faster games, which aren't a bother for me, and an increase in missed turn percentage, because they won't be able to always time their turns right.

Ps. I've seen this suggestion before.
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby PapaGeek on Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:15 pm

That's a lot of times!

Maybe I should rethink my other suggestions, like establishing CCA (Conquer Club Anonymous) meetings for those of us who do check the games multiple times a day! Or offering discount advertising space for marriage counselors and divorce attorneys!

Seriously, love the site and totally enjoy the games. Thanks!
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby Pirlo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:01 pm

PapaGeek wrote:That's a lot of times!

Maybe I should rethink my other suggestions, like establishing CCA (Conquer Club Anonymous) meetings for those of us who do check the games multiple times a day! Or offering discount advertising space for marriage counselors and divorce attorneys!

Seriously, love the site and totally enjoy the games. Thanks!


lmao :lol:

hey PapaGeek... I like your idea and strongly support it because I don't enjoy speed games sticking to my PC for +2-3 hours... and I don't like to wait 24 hours to see any progress..... I definitely like & support your suggestion again....

TheForgivenOne, as a suggestions mod, meant that any suggestion should be made here before get it submitted to admin cuz the populace should give a feedback in order to see if the suggestion is worth submission or not... otherwise, the admin will receive a ton of suggestions which would make it tough for them to have clue of priorities.... nothing personal though... 8-)
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby Halmir on Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:19 pm

I think it'd add something useful to the games creation screen ESPECIALLY if it was for a pre-determined limit of 3 turns - that'd be enough to weed out the freemie deadbeats in the game, and most normal proper players would only fear missing one turn at worst. With this option, the game could then even revert to 24 hour turns.

There has to be a middle ground between "don't pick it if u don't like it" and "I'm going to close the Suggestions forum". That mid-point should be where "don't pick it if u don't like it" ideas gain enough popular support from the paying players? I'd support this being added as an option.
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby greenoaks on Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:02 pm

i don't like this option

it is far too easy for life to happen and bam!, you're kicked for 3 missed turns
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby TheForgivenOne on Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:16 pm

Remember guys, just because I don't like a suggestion, doesn't mean I won't submit it.

I am allowed to submit my opinions on a matter as well
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby patsfan12 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:37 pm

why not make speed games available for freemiums that is a good idea
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby TheForgivenOne on Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:44 pm

patsfan12 wrote:why not make speed games available for freemiums that is a good idea


No. This is a perk to buy premium. If you want speed games, buy premium. If you can't afford it, well, wait for a holiday to come around. (Hint Hint)
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby patsfan12 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:02 am

so this website doesn't support the poor shamful
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Re: Quick (12 hours)

Postby greenoaks on Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:18 am

patsfan12 wrote:so this website doesn't support the poor shamful

all those who've paid are supporting bludgers by letting them have 4 active games for free
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