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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:05 pm

AK_iceman wrote:I don't like it. Team games are all about communication, if you want to know what cards your partner has, then just ask them.

But, in a very good chance, another partner doesn't even look at the chat. If they do end up losing because of this reason, it's not fair to person that wants to communicate but the other partner won't reply in the chat.
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Postby wicked on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:11 pm

Don't worry about the naysayers Gilligan, it's a good solid idea.
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:11 pm

You think Lack will go for it?
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Postby AK_iceman on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:13 pm

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AK_iceman wrote:I don't like it. Team games are all about communication, if you want to know what cards your partner has, then just ask them.

But, in a very good chance, another partner doesn't even look at the chat. If they do end up losing because of this reason, it's not fair to person that wants to communicate but the other partner won't reply in the chat.

Ok, so if your partner doesn't read the chat... send him a PM.

And, what if the uncommunicative partner has a different strategy in mind, but you kill him off for cards and that totally loses the game for both of you.

I'd like to see communication in team games encouraged, not become self-sufficient and be able to play without talking to your teammate.

I like where your head's at, but just not this particular idea.
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Postby wicked on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:20 pm

Gilligan wrote:You think Lack will go for it?


That's up to lack! Seems most everyone's for it though. Maybe add a poll to show lack how most support it?

It'll be much easier to just see their cards, sometimes I forget to mention it to my teammate and vice versa. I've often been left wondering what my partner is holding when trying to plan a move. Sure you can ask, but who wants to wait for an answer? It's much easier, especially in a sequential game, to plan a strategy at/before your turn, instead of having to wait for a partner to answer and check back and wait. What a hassle. Not many have time for that.
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Re: Ability to see teammates cards

Postby Rocketry on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:20 pm

Gilligan wrote:I think we should be able to see your teammates cards in doubles or triples games. Underneath (or next to) your own cards, it could say, for example, if my partner is lackattack, in a doubles game, it could be:

My cards: Alaska Congo Scandinavia lackattack's cards: Indonesia Brazil Kamchatka


Why it is needed:

If a teammate is nearly dead, and has 4 cards, it is your turn, and you are deciding whether he will be safe with a set on his turn. It turns out that he had no set, and then gets eliminated by the other team. I know we could use the chat, but if you have a partner that doesn't even LOOK at the chat, it would be very useful.


just use game chat
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Re: Ability to see teammates cards

Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:28 pm

Rocketry wrote:
Gilligan wrote:I think we should be able to see your teammates cards in doubles or triples games. Underneath (or next to) your own cards, it could say, for example, if my partner is lackattack, in a doubles game, it could be:

My cards: Alaska Congo Scandinavia lackattack's cards: Indonesia Brazil Kamchatka


Why it is needed:

If a teammate is nearly dead, and has 4 cards, it is your turn, and you are deciding whether he will be safe with a set on his turn. It turns out that he had no set, and then gets eliminated by the other team. I know we could use the chat, but if you have a partner that doesn't even LOOK at the chat, it would be very useful.


just use game chat



.....Are you kidding? Did you read this thread AT ALL?
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Postby riskydude21 on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:38 pm

i like it
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:47 pm

wicked wrote:
Gilligan wrote:You think Lack will go for it?


That's up to lack! Seems most everyone's for it though. Maybe add a poll to show lack how most support it?

It'll be much easier to just see their cards, sometimes I forget to mention it to my teammate and vice versa. I've often been left wondering what my partner is holding when trying to plan a move. Sure you can ask, but who wants to wait for an answer? It's much easier, especially in a sequential game, to plan a strategy at/before your turn, instead of having to wait for a partner to answer and check back and wait. What a hassle. Not many have time for that.


I am totally in agreement with that.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:11 pm

The only downside I see is cluttering up the game page.


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Postby Coleman on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:18 pm

AK_iceman wrote:I don't like it. Team games are all about communication, if you want to know what cards your partner has, then just ask them.

I have a tendency to ignore everything anyone without an Avatar says, and with yours gone... Well, it's just, awkward.

I like the idea though, but I wouldn't say it is landslide support like Wicked indicated. Seems to be half & half.
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:18 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:The only downside I see is cluttering up the game page.


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How would it clutter the page if it would be on the same line as your ow cards?
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Postby Coleman on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:19 pm

Gilligan wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:The only downside I see is cluttering up the game page.


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How would it clutter the page if it would be on the same line as your ow cards?


Well if someone is using a small map on a bad resolution the cards will word wrap to be 2 or even 3 lines.
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:21 pm

I can definitely see 2, but 3 would probably only come up in a triples game.
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Postby wicked on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:22 pm

I don't think it'll clutter at all. If someone's on a small screen, they're used to things being on multiple lines anyway. :wink:
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:23 pm

wicked wrote:I don't think it'll clutter at all. If someone's on a small screen, they're used to things being on multiple lines anyway. :wink:


Dude...er...dudette you got some serious defensive lines. 8)
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Postby BeastofBurson on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:53 pm

Seeing your partners cards........... I like the idea...

What about a card "pool" for all your teams cards to go into that all team members have access to them at any time?....

It would still make people communicate in the game...by discussing how and when to use them..

Just an idea.....probably a bad one....

I'm gonna get flamed aren't I?.......:shock:
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:55 pm

Teammates. Not opponents, that would be some bull crap.
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Postby FlyinHi on Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:09 pm

I's definitely not needed, but would be a fine addition. I think it should be put on low priority.
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Postby Phobia on Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:16 pm

Thumbs up!
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Postby Keredrex on Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:52 pm

Awesome Idea...It definitely will help Strategy... and would help if a player communicated the Wrong info By Accident.... Like if he put Guineas instead of Guyana Or New Guinea or Like in Chinese checkers.. Center I but he meant Center l....also it is easier then asking in a triples game what 5 cards each player has
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:01 pm

The poll is doing pretty good
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Postby Gilligan on Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:08 pm

Can someone say something on why they voted no?
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Postby The1exile on Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:19 pm

I like it. Sure you say that you can ask your team mate, but often they might not get online in the 24 hours in which you have to take your turn - especially if you wasted 12 hours before getting on due to having to sleep.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:30 pm

I would've voted 'I don't care either way' if the option was available.


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