[GP/UI] Choose Which Position (Color) to Join in a Game

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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby OnYourShore on Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:16 pm

I vote for allowing players to pick their color or color slot; whatever enhances the game for some. Nobody will ever agree on everything.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby -=- Tanarri -=- on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:20 pm

It would be nice to see this one implmented. I'd imagine it would be pretty easy to do this if you were to be able to just select your colour slot when you join, much like you can select your team now.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby Army of GOD on Tue May 03, 2011 2:41 am

Want this one so badly =(
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby chapcrap on Mon May 16, 2011 8:16 pm

I pick green.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby Qwert on Tue May 17, 2011 11:40 am

i wonder if hollyboy666 still here,waiting after 5 years that hes sugestion be implemented?
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Tue May 17, 2011 11:44 am

qwert wrote:i wonder if hollyboy666 still here,waiting after 5 years that hes sugestion be implemented?


This suggestion didn't even get off the ground until Army of GOD suggested it last year.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby shahman on Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:53 pm

So, in profile, have a "color preference" box to fill out.

Give it to premiums only. I'm a freemium, but I think it'd be a good premium perk.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby ender516 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:05 pm

shahman wrote:So, in profile, have a "color preference" box to fill out.

Give it to premiums only. I'm a freemium, but I think it'd be a good premium perk.

Yes, it is just the sort of thing to have as a premium feature. It makes no difference really to a game, so there is no cause to call it unfair, but it is nice to have, so one can pay for it.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby capwiz on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:28 pm

Maybe you could have it where everyone sees the color they want. I know it's possible, but is it a good idea?
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby sheepwn on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:32 pm

I say yes this is a great idea personally
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby spentrent on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:44 pm

How about this:

Epic: A player should be able to set the order of colors he prefers so that he is most likely to play with his favorite colors.

1) Add a feature to the Control Panel: "Set my color preferences" where a player can rank the available colors

2) Update the "initialize game" bit to set colors based on the players' preferences.

- you won't always get your favorite color, but you'll be more likely to get it
- no annoying pre-game dialogs to add overhead to getting a game going
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby iwillrocku on Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:45 pm

How on earth would this help colorblind players?
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby greenoaks on Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:54 am

brilliant idea.

when i say 'green how about a truce for 5 rounds' everyone thinks i am talking to them.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:01 am

greenoaks wrote:brilliant idea.

when i say 'green how about a truce for 5 rounds' everyone thinks i am talking to them.


No :roll: Read the first post. If green is already taken, you can't take it. The game would look like this in Join A Game/Game Finder

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[Join as Yellow]
[Join as Pink]
[Join as Cyan]
[Join as Orange]
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby -BAS- on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:50 am

I think it would be awesome. Maybe there could be more then 6 colors to chose from. I miss the black armies from my childhood RISK playing days. If there was more then 6 colors then people would not get stuck with something they dont like (pink).
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby -=- Tanarri -=- on Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:51 pm

-BAS- wrote:I think it would be awesome. Maybe there could be more then 6 colors to chose from. I miss the black armies from my childhood RISK playing days. If there was more then 6 colors then people would not get stuck with something they dont like (pink).


This wouldn't be possible with the current agreed upon way of implementing this, which is as TFO mentioned above, is being able to choose the player slot you join. This is the easiest way to implement this change and knowing Lack, will be the only way it would ever happen since it's very similiar to the current 'join team' code in place for team games and hence should be easy enough to implement.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby jonahman on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:30 pm

It is a very cool idea and if they did implement it I think it should be a Premium only (I'm a Freemium). I do think also that it would take too much energy and would not add that much to the game itself.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby greenoaks on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:41 am

jonahman wrote:It is a very cool idea and if they did implement it I think it should be a Premium only (I'm a Freemium). I do think also that it would take too much energy and would not add that much to the game itself.


it doesn't add anything to the game and you don't get to choose the colour you want unless you create the game.

everyone else gets to choose from the scraps which may include the one they want but the more that have joined before them the less likely that is. right down to the last person to join who gets NO choice whatsoever.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby jammyjames on Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:24 am

5 years.... this will never get done :lol:
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby -=- Tanarri -=- on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:48 am

jammyjames wrote:5 years.... this will never get done :lol:


It'll get done, it'll just take another 5 years :)

On that note, happy 5th anniversary to choose your own colour!
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby drunkmonkey on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:49 am

jammyjames wrote:5 years.... this will never get done :lol:


I hope not. It appears lack has some good judgment, and when he gets time to work on the site, he spends it on improvements and not time-wasters like this.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby lethlethe on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:12 am

I do not like this idea. A better idea would be that the colours are assign based on the start of the round. This would mean that player who is randomly picked to start, is always red. The following players always follow the same order of colours. In this way, it is always clear when a round starts and when a round eds (without the need to look at the game log).
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:08 pm

lethlethe wrote:I do not like this idea. A better idea would be that the colours are assign based on the start of the round. This would mean that player who is randomly picked to start, is always red. The following players always follow the same order of colours. In this way, it is always clear when a round starts and when a round eds (without the need to look at the game log).


Umm, what about Freestyle?
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby MoB Deadly on Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:59 pm

Is the "host" of the game still always red or top position though? Some people have unwritten rules, idk such as adjacent attacks. Its a common indicator where I can say okay this guy is host, im sure his rule is in effect, cant as easily figure it out if you are playing a lot of games with that person
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby lethlethe on Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:15 pm

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lethlethe wrote:I do not like this idea. A better idea would be that the colours are assign based on the start of the round. This would mean that player who is randomly picked to start, is always red. The following players always follow the same order of colours. In this way, it is always clear when a round starts and when a round eds (without the need to look at the game log).


Umm, what about Freestyle?


Ah. Well. First player to play gets to assign the colours? Or, as it is now? Or the host can choose and assign colours to the remaining open slots? I have no idea.
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