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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby TheOtherOne on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:57 pm

could it be possible to add the invite to the "start a game" page?
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Mr_Adams on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:07 am

not applicable to speed games I see.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Night Strike on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:09 am

Mr_Adams wrote:not applicable to speed games I see.


lackattack wrote:Game invitations are not available for speed games.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby lackattack on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:42 am

barterer2002 wrote:It would be nice if the PM stated what type of game it is. For instance I've been experimenting with it for tournament games but I understand from one of my players that he had a lot of these come in and almost missed that this was for a tournament. I believe the PM current states "You're Invited to a Game!" but if we could add in the type (Tournament, Private, Public) before the word Game it would be helpful.


I added the tournament name to the PM, like this:

I reserved a spot for you on Team 1 in game 3438782 (Tournament: Feudal Doubles Tournament).

Also, when you view the game you'll be able to see all the details including the game label.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby barterer2002 on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:46 am

Great, thanks Lack
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Night Strike on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:25 pm

Perhaps it would also be good to have the tournament invite override the Yes/No option on the Game Settings screen.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby barterer2002 on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:53 pm

Or at the very least notify the TO that this player isn't accepting invites.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Beckytheblondie on Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:53 pm

I join a quads game with team 1 reserved by creator. I invite three members to join me on team two. One of my invites declines leaving an open spot. Creator quickly after invites an unknown player to join my team, I think. I didn't invite another player.

Is this legal?
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Re: Fix Game Finder

Postby potiusmori on Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:18 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:
kmhebert wrote:There should be a "Reserved/Unreserved" radio button in Game Finder with "Unreserved" checked as default. Now when I do a game search for public games I get a whole page of Reserved games which I can't join and don't care about. This should be fixed, it's like forgetting to click "public" and seeing all the private games you can't join.


I agree. and if you go to join a game, there are always 3-5 stipes at the top that say "game XXXXXX is fully reserved" or something like that.

and then about 30 of Klobber's stupid circus maximus games.


There's not even stripes saying Fully reserved in some situations. I just did a search i typically do (2 players, open, public) and the first ten hits are 1 player and -reserved-. I'm confident I'm not invited to them, so I'd prefer not to see them. I'm thirding the request (it seems) that reserved games are either shown only if you're the invitee or an option made in game finder to exclude them entirely.

Also, I'm curious if the reservation feature will be used to lock-out open games if the time limit is extended past 24 hours. If I had premium & a player I didn't want to be my teammate (but didn't care to make a foe) joined my team, I might just send out an invite to a dud account or friend and let it sit as long as I could with the hope of encouraging that player to move on to another game.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby cyrenius on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:36 am

lackattack wrote:Game Invitations

The spot is automatically reserved for 24 hours and the player is sent a PM with instructions. You can invite players into public games and private games.


It is almost 48 hours since I invited someone to a game and the spot it's still reserved

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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby GenuineEarlGrey on Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:47 am

cyrenius wrote:It is almost 48 hours since I invited someone to a game and the spot it's still reserved


Seem to have a similar situation in Game 5297618

Many thanks for the addition

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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby lackattack on Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:32 am

I must have forgotten to update a file. Looks like they are expiring now...
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby flexmaster33 on Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:47 am

nice work...I look forward to that feature as a T.O...makes sending out reminders much easier.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby potiusmori on Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:40 pm

Oh... Idea/Annoyance I'm seeing with the reservation system.

I've seen a few games now where it's set up as follows:
(2 player map)
slot 1: -open-
slot 2: -reserved-

Is there any point in maintaining reservations when no other players are holding slots (outside of possibly a tournament game)? Shouldn't the game, upon last "active" player leaves the reservations be removed/game destroyed, similar as to what happens when the last player leaves a game without reservations?

Liking the idea though. great addition.
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Re: Fix Game Finder

Postby yowzer14 on Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:34 pm

kmhebert wrote:There should be a "Reserved/Unreserved" radio button in Game Finder with "Unreserved" checked as default. Now when I do a game search for public games I get a whole page of Reserved games which I can't join and don't care about. This should be fixed, it's like forgetting to click "public" and seeing all the private games you can't join.

Definitely something that should be added to the "Game Finder" page. Would reduce the pages of games that are not available to join. I agree, a simple checkbox before submitting or perhaps just not showing games that you are not a reserved player for and therefore cannot Join into.
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Re: Fix Game Finder

Postby kmhebert on Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:08 pm

yowzer14 wrote:
kmhebert wrote:There should be a "Reserved/Unreserved" radio button in Game Finder with "Unreserved" checked as default. Now when I do a game search for public games I get a whole page of Reserved games which I can't join and don't care about. This should be fixed, it's like forgetting to click "public" and seeing all the private games you can't join.

Definitely something that should be added to the "Game Finder" page. Would reduce the pages of games that are not available to join. I agree, a simple checkbox before submitting or perhaps just not showing games that you are not a reserved player for and therefore cannot Join into.


To be honest I keep checking into the forum, stunned it's not done already. Heh that and adding game date to date finder, but omitting reserveds should be a big priority. It's annoying!
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:22 am

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lol after the invitation expired no one is in the game, period. and it's still up. Was this meant to be?

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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby guardian1357 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:54 pm

well i tried to get premium but i aint got a credit card :( ahh welll sucks being me :D
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Mr_Adams on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:34 pm

why can't you reserve spots in speed games?
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Night Strike on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:57 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:why can't you reserve spots in speed games?


Probably because the spots are coded to stay reserved for 24 hours, but obviously speed games don't last that long. It could also be so freemiums can't get invitations to them that could get around the premium requirement.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Mr_Adams on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:46 pm

that makes sense. thanks NS =)
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby n00blet on Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:36 pm

Great work! I love the additions!

Only one small problem I see with the Game Invitations is that players can invite anyone to a Tournament game. This could potentially disrupt and delay tournaments if a player accidentally (or otherwise..) invited nonparticipants to the game. I suppose this has always been a problem, as Tournament games are just private games with a header, but with the invitations it seems to me that there is at least the chance that it could happen inadvertently. Perhaps only the Tournament Organizer should be able to invite players to Tournament games?

In any event, I must say I like the way this site is progressing. :)
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Night Strike on Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:56 pm

n00blet wrote:Great work! I love the additions!

Only one small problem I see with the Game Invitations is that players can invite anyone to a Tournament game. This could potentially disrupt and delay tournaments if a player accidentally (or otherwise..) invited nonparticipants to the game. I suppose this has always been a problem, as Tournament games are just private games with a header, but with the invitations it seems to me that there is at least the chance that it could happen inadvertently. Perhaps only the Tournament Organizer should be able to invite players to Tournament games?

In any event, I must say I like the way this site is progressing. :)


If as an organizer you find a player inviting non-tournament-participants to the games, I would give them a warning then kick them out of your tournament if they do it again. Or just kick them straight out of the tournament. (As a TD, I would support either one.)
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Vertigo on Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:53 am

One solution that would help with missing tournament games and with excessive PMs might be to add another tab/link at the top of MY GAMES page that says something like INVITED. Then you get a page where you can see all the settings, etc. of the invited game including if it is a tournament game.

Then when you are invited to a game, the MY GAMES link could say [1 NEW] similar to when you get a PM.
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Fix Game Finder???

Postby kmhebert on Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:40 pm

Seriously why is this not done yet.
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