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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby anonymus on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:19 am

so its startegy + a little bit of luck you suggest? (if you hold 3 of your colourless cards you still get 6 troops more than if you hold none of them)
also wouldnt round 1 be automatic winner in many cases? (you simply deploy 1 troop on 3 different 3stack where you can hit opponents 3stacks and you have killed 9 troops with a deploy of 3) ;)

i like the spirit but i think its back to drawing-board..

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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby Forza AZ on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:32 am

anonymus wrote:also wouldnt round 1 be automatic winner in many cases? (you simply deploy 1 troop on 3 different 3stack where you can hit opponents 3stacks and you have killed 9 troops with a deploy of 3) ;)

i like the spirit but i think its back to drawing-board..

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You can't win a 4 vs 3 in this idea, since you end up with 1 vs 0, and then you have no army to advance. So you always need at least 2 more in attacking.
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby rokus35 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:45 am

Yeah you would need 5 to beat 3.
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A New "Dice" System

Postby D00MandD3A7H on Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:04 pm

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An option of "dice"(not a dice anymore) that are fixed.

Specifics/Details:

Like playing checkers or chess?
When attacking, the armies from both sides are lost at a constant and even rate.
Example: 10 armies against 5 = 5 left. The player can then attack again another 5 and both armies will stand at 1 each.


How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
A new type of strategy in the maps and games. No one can complain about the dice being random or favoring other players.
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Re: A New "Dice" System

Postby D00MandD3A7H on Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:32 pm

By the way, I am not complaining, just suggesting. Thanks for any inputs! ;)
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Re: A New "Dice" System

Postby Geger on Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:45 pm

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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby Criticalwinner on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:47 pm

This has been already been brought up countless times before..... It's not going to happen.
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby agentcom on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:56 pm

Eh, don't think this is worth pursuing. I wouldn't want to play this type of game. The dice are part of the game. Don't like it? Find another game. There are countless other suggestions I'd rather see implemented.
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby tarcellius on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:53 pm

Criticalwinner wrote:This has been already been brought up countless times before..... It's not going to happen.


I find that an interesting statement. If it has been brought up so very many times... why isn't it going to happen? That seems counter intuitive. Usually, the more a request is brought up the more likely it is to happen.
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby DiM on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:46 pm

i find it amusingly ironic how a suggestion to eliminate luck actually manages to make the games 100% luck.

in a no spoils no dice game where the person that starts the game gets a bonus from the drop, the second guy has no chance to come back and win.
game over from the start. so much about "stratagy" :lol:
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby Bones2484 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:36 pm

I think the title of this thread should be changed to: "Whoever is luckiest to go first wins games".
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby betiko on Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:34 pm

what is "stratagy"?
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby Criticalwinner on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:07 pm

rokus35 wrote:Does anybody hate it when your opponent gets a lucky win?
Does anybody hate it when you get an unlucky loss?

Well, what if there was another game option. This option would allow little to no luck to be in the game. This new option would include the following

-no dice
-colorless cards


Does anybody hate it when you bring up a topic that we've already seen and proven that it didn't work?
Does anybody hate it when the "new option" just turns it back into a purely luck game based on drops, player-owned cards, and who goes first?

Well, what if there was an opinion about this?

This "stratagy" would include the following

-Not Implementing This (Ever)

Back to the drawing board.
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby tkr4lf on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:54 pm

Don't they actually have this option over at majcom?

I'd be interested to hear how it works out...
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Re: Completely stratagy based games

Postby DoomYoshi on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:30 am

Let's have a completely penis based game. Whoever has the largest penis will win. Girls can use dildos if they want to,or they can borrow their significant others.

We can implement it at the same time.
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby jammyjames on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:43 am

hurry up and put this damn suggestion through - The "Randomness" is really starting to f*ck me off :evil:
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby Bones2484 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:20 am

jammyjames wrote:hurry up and put this damn suggestion through - The "Randomness" is really starting to f*ck me off :evil:


If this was implemented you'd be in the forum complaining about the "randomness" of you always going 2nd and always losing no dice games.
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby jammyjames on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:10 am

Bones2484 wrote:
jammyjames wrote:hurry up and put this damn suggestion through - The "Randomness" is really starting to f*ck me off :evil:


If this was implemented you'd be in the forum complaining about the "randomness" of you always going 2nd and always losing no dice games.


I play freestlyle mainly - therefore your first argument is invalid.

What would i have to complain about when losing a no-dice game except for that first point?

Please enlighten me...
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby agentcom on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:14 pm

This sounds like an awful idea. How is in submitted suggs?

I can already think of a way to farm this and game types that will result in unbreakable ties.
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby jammyjames on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:18 am

agentcom wrote:This sounds like an awful idea. How is in submitted suggs?

I can already think of a way to farm this and game types that will result in unbreakable ties.


Please - do go on?

What maps / settings would have an unbreakable tie?
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby Bones2484 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:28 am

jammyjames wrote:
Bones2484 wrote:
jammyjames wrote:hurry up and put this damn suggestion through - The "Randomness" is really starting to f*ck me off :evil:


If this was implemented you'd be in the forum complaining about the "randomness" of you always going 2nd and always losing no dice games.


I play freestlyle mainly - therefore your first argument is invalid.

What would i have to complain about when losing a no-dice game except for that first point?

Please enlighten me...


Actually, my argument is perfectly valid. It just does not apply to your situation.

This setting would be absolutely useless for sequential (and most freestyle) games. Really the best use of this game type would be speed freestyle, and since this site only has ONE developer I really doubt he'll focus on something so specific to a small amount of the community at this time.
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby agentcom on Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:29 pm

jammyjames wrote:
agentcom wrote:This sounds like an awful idea. How is in submitted suggs?

I can already think of a way to farm this and game types that will result in unbreakable ties.


Please - do go on?

What maps / settings would have an unbreakable tie?


Farming: Actually, I have to think about this one. It could generally be done, but high ranked players would be at risk against and equally talented but low ranked team, if that team went first.

Unbreakable ties. Think of a simple CC map where all territs are able to be attacked (no neutral barriers) and where there are no easily taken bonuses. Let's say that map has a 14 territ per player drop. Let's further simplify this and say there would be only one front (but the analysis is the same with 2 or 3, it just gets more complicated to type out). Picture it almost like the players are playing in a straight line.

Game Starts:

R3 - R3 - R3 - G3 - G3 - G3

Red's turn: Deploy

R3 - R3 - R7 - G3 - G3 - G3

Red attacks:

R3 - R3 - R1 - R3 - G3 - G3

Red Forts:

R1 - R3 - R1 - R5 - G3 - G3

Green (13 territs) drops:

R1 - R3 - R1 - R5 - G7 - G3

Green attacks

R1 - R3 - R1 - G1 - G1 - G3

Green Forts

R1 - R3 - R1 - G3 - G1 - G1

Red (14 territs) drops:

R1 - R3 - R5 - G3 - G1 - G1

Red attacks:

R1 - R3 - R1 - R1 - G1 - G1

Red forts:

R1 - R1 - R1 - R3 - G1 - G1

Green (13 territs) deploys:

R1 - R1 - R1 - R3 - G5 - G1

Green attacks:

R1 - R1 - R1 - G1 - G1 - G1

ad nauseum. Basically as long as you don't attack any neutrals and no bonuses are taken, both teams have exactly the same amount of troops at the end of any given round (after both players have gone). How many drops do you think you can take and hold a bonus when your opponent is getting the exact same troops and dice as you and you're playing a map that allows you both to drop 4 in the first turn. Or a map that allows you to drop 3.

Then there's the problem of maps with 15 starting territs. The player that goes first would certainly be able to send the other player to 14 territs, which means that the starting player would get +1 relative bonus each turn for the first several turns until he could knock the player down to 12 and have a +2 relative bonus. Then the other player would be down to 11 territs and the first turn guy would get +3 relative bonus. The first turn would end the game unless you play against someone dumb who goes after neutrals or is otherwise crazy.
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby Army of GOD on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:15 pm

In jammyjames' case, the game would be dependent on the drop. Such an awful suggestion.
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Re: a "no dice" option

Postby agentcom on Mon May 14, 2012 8:33 pm

agentcom wrote:
Unbreakable ties. Think of a simple CC map where all territs are able to be attacked (no neutral barriers) and where there are no easily taken bonuses. Let's say that map has a 14 territ per player drop. Let's further simplify this and say there would be only one front (but the analysis is the same with 2 or 3, it just gets more complicated to type out). Picture it almost like the players are playing in a straight line.

Game Starts:

R3 - R3 - R3 - G3 - G3 - G3

Red's turn: Deploy

R3 - R3 - R7 - G3 - G3 - G3

Red attacks:

R3 - R3 - R1 - R3 - G3 - G3

Red Forts:

R1 - R3 - R1 - R5 - G3 - G3

Green (13 territs) drops:

R1 - R3 - R1 - R5 - G7 - G3

Green attacks

R1 - R3 - R1 - G1 - G1 - G3

Green Forts

R1 - R3 - R1 - G3 - G1 - G1

Red (14 territs) drops:

R1 - R3 - R5 - G3 - G1 - G1

Red attacks:

R1 - R3 - R1 - R1 - G1 - G1

Red forts:

R1 - R1 - R1 - R3 - G1 - G1

Green (13 territs) deploys:

R1 - R1 - R1 - R3 - G5 - G1

Green attacks:

R1 - R1 - R1 - G1 - G1 - G1

ad nauseum. Basically as long as you don't attack any neutrals and no bonuses are taken, both teams have exactly the same amount of troops at the end of any given round (after both players have gone). How many drops do you think you can take and hold a bonus when your opponent is getting the exact same troops and dice as you and you're playing a map that allows you both to drop 4 in the first turn. Or a map that allows you to drop 3.

Then there's the problem of maps with 15 starting territs. The player that goes first would certainly be able to send the other player to 14 territs, which means that the starting player would get +1 relative bonus each turn for the first several turns until he could knock the player down to 12 and have a +2 relative bonus. Then the other player would be down to 11 territs and the first turn guy would get +3 relative bonus. The first turn would end the game unless you play against someone dumb who goes after neutrals or is otherwise crazy.


If no one can overcome this problem, then this should be rejected, IMO.
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Postby agentcom on Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:05 am

BaldAdonis wrote:
A few other threads where this was discussed:
Fruitcake, from a month ago;
Generaln7, from 3 months ago;
coolpsp, from last May;
CreepyUncleAndy, from over a year ago;
Basic summary: it's never been officially rejected; hardly anyone supports it; "why not just play Diplomacy?"; and Risktaker17 makes funny posts.



L.O.L.

Thanks to the above post from 2008, I have discovered that fruitcake has performed the amazing feat of having a suggestion in Submitted Suggestions AND an identical suggestion in Rejected Suggestions.

I plan on moving this version over to Rejected when I get a chance to search for and merge all this stuff together. Reading back through this thread, there isn't even that much support for this suggestion.
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