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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby Teflon Kris on Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:33 pm

Very nice feature - especially useful for team games.

It would be really useful if it were possible to create a private game that doesn't oneself. Its a lot of messing around to set-up clan games /private tournaments.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby JOHNNYROCKET24 on Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:11 pm

First I would like to say that it is always great to see Lack making changes on the site to try and improve it for the majority of the players on the site. It shows he cares and is willing to listen to what the players want and tries to make it better. However, I am going to admitt that this update does absolutely nothing for me. I recently been trying to clear the 2 vs 2 games up that are in waiting status since we have 30+ pages of total games that just sit there waiting for players to join. If I recall correctly, thats over 3000 games. Since this feature was added, the 2 vs 2 idle games have jumped from 100 waiting to now 225 games and I believe it is due to this. Players are now creating even more games at a faster rate since all they need to do is create the games and sit back and relax until everyone joins. I think this is worth watching as the next couple weeks go by to see how much more it will grow.

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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby demonfork on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:16 pm

JOHNNYROCKET24 wrote:First I would like to say that it is always great to see Lack making changes on the site to try and improve it for the majority of the players on the site. It shows he cares and is willing to listen to what the players want and tries to make it better. However, I am going to admitt that this update does absolutely nothing for me. I recently been trying to clear the 2 vs 2 games up that are in waiting status since we have 30+ pages of total games that just sit there waiting for players to join. If I recall correctly, thats over 3000 games. Since this feature was added, the 2 vs 2 idle games have jumped from 100 waiting to now 225 games and I believe it is due to this. Players are now creating even more games at a faster rate since all they need to do is create the games and sit back and relax until everyone joins. I think this is worth watching as the next couple weeks go by to see how much more it will grow.

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What do you care if there are pages of games waiting to be joined?
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby mibi on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:53 pm

JOHNNYROCKET24 wrote:First I would like to say that it is always great to see Lack making changes on the site to try and improve it for the majority of the players on the site. It shows he cares and is willing to listen to what the players want and tries to make it better. However, I am going to admitt that this update does absolutely nothing for me. I recently been trying to clear the 2 vs 2 games up that are in waiting status since we have 30+ pages of total games that just sit there waiting for players to join. If I recall correctly, thats over 3000 games. Since this feature was added, the 2 vs 2 idle games have jumped from 100 waiting to now 225 games and I believe it is due to this. Players are now creating even more games at a faster rate since all they need to do is create the games and sit back and relax until everyone joins. I think this is worth watching as the next couple weeks go by to see how much more it will grow.

JR


right, I think the law of unintended consequences will come into play here. best keep an eye on it.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby pimphawks70 on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:52 pm

demonfork wrote:
JOHNNYROCKET24 wrote:First I would like to say that it is always great to see Lack making changes on the site to try and improve it for the majority of the players on the site. It shows he cares and is willing to listen to what the players want and tries to make it better. However, I am going to admitt that this update does absolutely nothing for me. I recently been trying to clear the 2 vs 2 games up that are in waiting status since we have 30+ pages of total games that just sit there waiting for players to join. If I recall correctly, thats over 3000 games. Since this feature was added, the 2 vs 2 idle games have jumped from 100 waiting to now 225 games and I believe it is due to this. Players are now creating even more games at a faster rate since all they need to do is create the games and sit back and relax until everyone joins. I think this is worth watching as the next couple weeks go by to see how much more it will grow.

JR


What do you care if there are pages of games waiting to be joined?


Does anybody else see the irony about JR, the one who asked for an increase in the number of games one could have waiting, complaining about the number of waiting games? That isn't a slam on him as a player, as I am well aware he is an excellent gamer, I'm just saying that his post, at least to me, seems fairly hypocritical...
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby JOHNNYROCKET24 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:41 am

pimphawks70 wrote:
demonfork wrote:
JOHNNYROCKET24 wrote:First I would like to say that it is always great to see Lack making changes on the site to try and improve it for the majority of the players on the site. It shows he cares and is willing to listen to what the players want and tries to make it better. However, I am going to admitt that this update does absolutely nothing for me. I recently been trying to clear the 2 vs 2 games up that are in waiting status since we have 30+ pages of total games that just sit there waiting for players to join. If I recall correctly, thats over 3000 games. Since this feature was added, the 2 vs 2 idle games have jumped from 100 waiting to now 225 games and I believe it is due to this. Players are now creating even more games at a faster rate since all they need to do is create the games and sit back and relax until everyone joins. I think this is worth watching as the next couple weeks go by to see how much more it will grow.

JR


What do you care if there are pages of games waiting to be joined?


Does anybody else see the irony about JR, the one who asked for an increase in the number of games one could have waiting, complaining about the number of waiting games? That isn't a slam on him as a player, as I am well aware he is an excellent gamer, I'm just saying that his post, at least to me, seems fairly hypocritical...

as always, everyone is looking for the flame. I admitted on the general forum for years I helped keep the total high and was now no longer creating games to add to the cause. Get with the program.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby khazalid on Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:33 am

thanks to jr we can all sleep a little easier at night
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby barterer2002 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:35 am

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.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby giantrascal on Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:44 am

giantrascal wrote:Just want to build on the idea of the tournoment use of this update.
Since sending out invites, one has replied saying that they don't like the particular map and declined it. I have since sent another pm saying that it was a tournoment game and that changed their mind. Another addition i would like to bring up is to write a message with the invite where you can say whatever you want.
ie: it's a tourny game, or here's a list of who's playing, or just to say 'hi'.

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.

Yup, I fully agree
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby JOHNNYROCKET24 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:23 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 almost deleted it as spam since I received so many invites. I want this deactivated. I dont want the extra PM's.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby pimphawks70 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:23 am

JOHNNYROCKET24 wrote:
pimphawks70 wrote:
demonfork wrote:
JOHNNYROCKET24 wrote:First I would like to say that it is always great to see Lack making changes on the site to try and improve it for the majority of the players on the site. It shows he cares and is willing to listen to what the players want and tries to make it better. However, I am going to admitt that this update does absolutely nothing for me. I recently been trying to clear the 2 vs 2 games up that are in waiting status since we have 30+ pages of total games that just sit there waiting for players to join. If I recall correctly, thats over 3000 games. Since this feature was added, the 2 vs 2 idle games have jumped from 100 waiting to now 225 games and I believe it is due to this. Players are now creating even more games at a faster rate since all they need to do is create the games and sit back and relax until everyone joins. I think this is worth watching as the next couple weeks go by to see how much more it will grow.

JR


What do you care if there are pages of games waiting to be joined?


Does anybody else see the irony about JR, the one who asked for an increase in the number of games one could have waiting, complaining about the number of waiting games? That isn't a slam on him as a player, as I am well aware he is an excellent gamer, I'm just saying that his post, at least to me, seems fairly hypocritical...

as always, everyone is looking for the flame. I admitted on the general forum for years I helped keep the total high and was now no longer creating games to add to the cause. Get with the program.


Wasn't a flame... It just seems to me that somebody is pulling and Arlen Specter in here...
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Fix Game Finder

Postby kmhebert on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:35 am

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.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby talia-thomas on Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:59 am

Great addition! This will really revolutionize game play. Great work to all! =D>
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Re: Fix Game Finder

Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:56 am

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.
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Re: Free Premium & Game Invitations

Postby danfrank on Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:54 pm

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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.
(4th paragraph of 1st post)
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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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