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Postby Hatchman on Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:43 pm

No names, no points, no ranks, off the record. Just Players 1 through 6 (or less) duking it out. All fun, no pressure.

Yeah? 8)
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Postby Hatchman on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:10 pm

Like this:

Player 1 (red)
Player 2 (green)
Player 3 (blue)
Player 4 (yellow)
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Player 6 (pink)
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Postby Risktaker17 on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:12 pm

why?
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Postby Hatchman on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:18 pm

Just to play games with no consequences. For fun with nothing on the line. I don't think there's a similar site anywhere that just lets you play this way.

But if it's a lame idea, so be it.
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Postby misterman10 on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:29 pm

That would essentially mean unlimited games for everyone, and no real reason to buy premium.

As for playing no-point games on your profile, thats been rejected numerous times.

This idea is a thumbs down
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Postby Hatchman on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:32 pm

Oh well. To hell with it. I'm sick of this place anyway.
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Postby Piestar on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:44 pm

I'm confused, why would having the option to play anonymous games mean you would get more then your alloted four?

Not that I would have any interest in playing in an anonymous game, but if there is a demographic for it, who cares?

it would have to be clever enough to respect your ignore list however...
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Postby misterman10 on Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:56 pm

hatchman wrote:Oh well. To hell with it. I'm sick of this place anyway.
Laters, you wont be missed 8)
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Postby Hatchman on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:16 am

misterman10 wrote:
hatchman wrote:Oh well. To hell with it. I'm sick of this place anyway.
Laters, you wont be missed 8)


Ha the feeling is mutual since I don't know you from a discarded used handkerchief.

You know this could work if it were limited to premium players and limited to one active game at a time.

Thanks for your support misterman. Nice to know there's no shortage of assholes here.
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Postby firth4eva on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:32 am

misterman10 wrote:
hatchman wrote:Oh well. To hell with it. I'm sick of this place anyway.
Laters, you wont be missed 8)

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Postby austex on Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:11 am

I agree with Hatch. I like playing RT games and open games, but my score/ranking suffers due to the point system. I had a goal to reach the top 10 so I stopped playing them. If there was the possibility to play without points I would use it. Players that care about their rankings would like it. People who don't care about points see no reason for it.
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Postby Hatchman on Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:08 am

austex wrote:I had a goal to reach the top 10 so I stopped playing them.


Congrats Austex :wink:
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Postby Syzygy on Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:16 am

hatchman wrote:Oh well. To hell with it. I'm sick of this place anyway.

Don't worry you'll be back high on the scoreboard if you stick around. :wink:
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Postby Hatchman on Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:21 am

Syzygy wrote:
hatchman wrote:Oh well. To hell with it. I'm sick of this place anyway.

Don't worry you'll be back high on the scoreboard if you stick around. :wink:


But I'm in a hole so deep I can no longer see any light at the top LOL.
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Postby Twill on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:18 am

Keep the insults out of suggestions guys ;)

Hatch, we're not going to be having no-rank games for a long while, if at all.

The idea of anonymous games is interesting, but if it were for points, people would really abuse it.
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Postby Hatchman on Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:38 am

Twill wrote:Keep the insults out of suggestions guys ;)

Hatch, we're not going to be having no-rank games for a long while, if at all.

The idea of anonymous games is interesting, but if it were for points, people would really abuse it.


Thanks Twill

If you read the original post, I'm talking about anonymous, with no rankings involved, and no points awarded/deducted for a win/loss. People have been doing it for decades in their living rooms and rec rooms. Playing for the hell of it.
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Postby jiminski on Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:12 am

hatchman wrote:
Twill wrote:Keep the insults out of suggestions guys ;)

Hatch, we're not going to be having no-rank games for a long while, if at all.

The idea of anonymous games is interesting, but if it were for points, people would really abuse it.


Thanks Twill

If you read the original post, I'm talking about anonymous, with no rankings involved, and no points awarded/deducted for a win/loss. People have been doing it for decades in their living rooms and rec rooms. Playing for the hell of it.


I don't see why not.. of course i don;t have to programme it...

But does it have to be Anonymous Hatch? could it just be 'non scoring' games? (it would probably be easier to change)
I would think the biggest reason new fellas would join (in the absence of points) would be the chance to play and learn from quality players like yourself! no way for them to tell unless ID and rank is visible.
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Postby Hatchman on Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:22 pm

Yeah I'm thinking the main objective would be for practicing strategies one would not try in a points game.
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Postby kwanton on Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:42 pm

Doesn't anonymous games undermine the whole feedback/ignore list system.

If players are kept anonymous people can be jerks in game chat with no consequences.

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Postby Hatchman on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:41 pm

No points on the line and no effect on win ratio would hopefully mean no nastiness. The name of the game is "friendly match".
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Postby Anarkistsdream on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:41 pm

hatchman wrote:No points on the line and no effect win ratio would hopefully mean no nastiness.


people would just try to be a dick, then, thinking anonimity would save them
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Postby Aerial Attack on Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:07 pm

The subject line for this post is misleading. You really need to switch it to something like "no points matches" or "anonymous no point matches". Additionally, these games would not count towards your games completed (win/loss) record.

Anonymity is probably not a good thing. Even for no points, the ability to be "invisible" in a game would make it easier for multi and secret alliance play. I am unsure of the benefit of multi in a no point no win game, but for secret alliances if two anonymous people know they are in the same game (fairly easy if person A tells person B the game number), then they can communicate about another game and it would be really difficult to tell what they are talking about (or even who they are).
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Postby insomniacdude on Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:29 pm

Anonymous games might be interesting - mostly for the potential uses for tournaments - but overall I gotta say they're a bad idea. Too much potential for abuse, most of which have been outlines already. I will say though that is the idea ever were to come around, a good circumvention to random dickholing without fear of a negative would be too reveal the players at their elimination or the end of the game.

"Casual" games, however, are a brilliant idea. Playing for the sake of playing. I'd certainly use it for newly quenched maps and pratice. Pat of the reason I never play Circux Maximus is because I'm terrible at it and and I don't want to lose the points in "practice" games that I know I'll lose. It would only be worthwhile if the casual games didn't affect the win-loss record, or if casual games had a separate record tallied.
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Postby austex on Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:52 am

IMO, it doesn't have to be anonymous. Like Hatch suggested, they could be called "friendly matches". They wouldn't be for points and wouldn't count in your wins/losses. The point would be to learn, play with players of all rank, learn new maps, try out new game styles, etc. For example, I'm a singles player, but would like to learn team play from good team players without the RISK of losing points. I'd also like to play friends/family that suck or are just beginning for just the fun of it and to teach them the game. How effective can I be teaching them when I stand to lose 60+ points if they win?

I've even considered opening a second "my brother/my wife" account for this exact reason. One account to be serious and one to have fun and not care about points. The accounts wouldn't play each other, so there should be no reason to accuse me of being a multi. BUT, for the risk of being labeled a cheater, I haven't done it.
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Postby kalishnikov on Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:08 am

hatchman wrote:But I'm in a hole so deep I can no longer see any light at the top LOL.


Lieutenant is far from in a hole, it's pretty good if you ask me.
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