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Minimum score requirement

Postby ATLBravosfan on Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:38 pm

Concise description:
  • A new option when creating a game - you can set a minimum score requirement to join

Specifics/Details:
  • The concise description is pretty self-explanatory. When you decide to create a game, there will be an option to set a minimum score requirement. You can have no limit or you can set a limit if you wish.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will allow players with higher scores to play against opponents that they are more likely to want to play against. For example, we all know that there is an element of luck involved in this game - from the rolls to the initial deployment. I do not like playing against very low ranked players 1v1 because I stand to lose a lot of points and only gain a few. I don't mind playing with lower ranked players in a large player map if there are other high ranks in there because the potential for points to be gained outweighs the possibility of losing a lot of points.
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby Silly Knig-it on Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:01 pm

ATLBravosfan wrote:
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will allow players with higher scores to play against opponents that they are more likely to want to play against. For example, we all know that there is an element of luck involved in this game - from the rolls to the initial deployment. I do not like playing against very low ranked players 1v1 because I stand to lose a lot of points and only gain a few. I don't mind playing with lower ranked players in a large player map if there are other high ranks in there because the potential for points to be gained outweighs the possibility of losing a lot of points.


You need to explore other maps. You have a Brigadier rank but you are only 10 maps wide on experience. (I map ranked you and literally you are only 10 maps wide on maps that generate you points.) I fail to see how encouraging people to specialize on only a few maps helps the site at all. If this was something that went with a requirement that one has a gold cross map medal (5 unique wins on 100 maps), then I could see it. But otherwise it would just encourage people to play only a couple maps. It is bad enough that we end up with a Conqueror that is a specialist not infrequently. Perhaps grant this to someone who has at least 5000 games played. But I cannot see how it benefits the site as stated.
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby riskllama on Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:36 pm

lol - savage burn, SKi... ;)
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby iAmCaffeine on Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 pm

Silly Knig-it wrote:
ATLBravosfan wrote:
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will allow players with higher scores to play against opponents that they are more likely to want to play against. For example, we all know that there is an element of luck involved in this game - from the rolls to the initial deployment. I do not like playing against very low ranked players 1v1 because I stand to lose a lot of points and only gain a few. I don't mind playing with lower ranked players in a large player map if there are other high ranks in there because the potential for points to be gained outweighs the possibility of losing a lot of points.


You need to explore other maps. You have a Brigadier rank but you are only 10 maps wide on experience. (I map ranked you and literally you are only 10 maps wide on maps that generate you points.) I fail to see how encouraging people to specialize on only a few maps helps the site at all. If this was something that went with a requirement that one has a gold cross map medal (5 unique wins on 100 maps), then I could see it. But otherwise it would just encourage people to play only a couple maps. It is bad enough that we end up with a Conqueror that is a specialist not infrequently. Perhaps grant this to someone who has at least 5000 games played. But I cannot see how it benefits the site as stated.

Why are you telling people how to play and enjoy their time?
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby Silly Knig-it on Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:34 pm

iAmCaffeine wrote:
Silly Knig-it wrote:
ATLBravosfan wrote:
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will allow players with higher scores to play against opponents that they are more likely to want to play against. For example, we all know that there is an element of luck involved in this game - from the rolls to the initial deployment. I do not like playing against very low ranked players 1v1 because I stand to lose a lot of points and only gain a few. I don't mind playing with lower ranked players in a large player map if there are other high ranks in there because the potential for points to be gained outweighs the possibility of losing a lot of points.


You need to explore other maps. You have a Brigadier rank but you are only 10 maps wide on experience. (I map ranked you and literally you are only 10 maps wide on maps that generate you points.) I fail to see how encouraging people to specialize on only a few maps helps the site at all. If this was something that went with a requirement that one has a gold cross map medal (5 unique wins on 100 maps), then I could see it. But otherwise it would just encourage people to play only a couple maps. It is bad enough that we end up with a Conqueror that is a specialist not infrequently. Perhaps grant this to someone who has at least 5000 games played. But I cannot see how it benefits the site as stated.

Why are you telling people how to play and enjoy their time?



Not telling people how to spend their time. I am commenting on the section of the post about how it would benefit the site. I have my opinion, and opinions, are like ... Everyone should have one. And I do and apparently some more to comment on my comments.
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby iAmCaffeine on Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:40 pm

You literally told him to play other maps.
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby Jdsizzleslice on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:02 pm

ATLBravosfan wrote:Concise description:
  • A new option when creating a game - you can set a minimum score requirement to join

Specifics/Details:
  • The concise description is pretty self-explanatory. When you decide to create a game, there will be an option to set a minimum score requirement. You can have no limit or you can set a limit if you wish.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • This will allow players with higher scores to play against opponents that they are more likely to want to play against. For example, we all know that there is an element of luck involved in this game - from the rolls to the initial deployment. I do not like playing against very low ranked players 1v1 because I stand to lose a lot of points and only gain a few. I don't mind playing with lower ranked players in a large player map if there are other high ranks in there because the potential for points to be gained outweighs the possibility of losing a lot of points.

The main reason why I don't think this will get implemented is because there is an option to create private games.

In private games, you control who plays your games. I think this is the main idea of what you are trying to get across.

EDIT: I'm not trying to suggest that your idea is a bad idea, it's just that it has already been somewhat implemented in a different way.
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby riskllama on Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:39 pm

it should also be pointed out that this sugg has been floated many times already and has yet to be implemented... :-^
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby alfombra on Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 pm

not sure where to start to get with everything that i have read in this post

first of all i love the idea and i am experiencing it already on other risk site i play and its jsut awsome

it is much much diferent than opening a private game im not sure i need to explain this part lol

im a guy who loves variety i play whatever comes across and not stuck to few maps and still as he said its super annoying playing 1vs1 games for example loosing like 40 points and gaining 5 esp for speed games ( use to love play speed games but here on this site i avoid them now ) 40 to 5 jsut doesnt add up - even randomly opeing 6 7 8p esc games can be disasterous; and yes i think it will be an awosme think if there would eb anyway to beimplemeneted :p

why for me would be nice: - no need to constantly molest players with invites
- plus this way youll play more variety of diferetn palyers than you usualy do which i think its aplus aswell
- inviting you tend to get a group of players that you constantly invite getting new player or two every now and then
- 1vs1 speed games are a must to avoid if you want to keep your score not going kamikaze down over night
-multi players esc open games --->disaster games with usually aty least 1 newbie in it always(and this i do not talk about the clasic 12p games that i have seen has some standard already i talk randomly opening for 6 7 8p games that always joins a newbie or 2 or nr or 2 of them making jsut a luck game int he end of it with lots of nerves not to get pushed hihi )

PS: hihi i always have a hard time of trying to say what i really want :p but bottom line i do play risk on other site for at least 6 years and i am defiently not the only one who just loves a point limit game option xdxdxd
PSS: anyways i think you guys would love it if you would have it especially all the high ranking players and i have come across here with really many many good players xdxdxd
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby xroads on Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:40 pm

Great idea that has been suggested many times.

Big What will never implement it
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby Shannon Apple on Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:07 pm

I really don't think this will be implemented given that it's been brought up so many times, and in a way, I'm not sure that it should be an option available to freemium players. Sure, I'm freemium right now, but a feature like that should be premium only. It wouldn't necessarily benefit the site otherwise. There is the option currently for players to become premium and play private games. There is a callout section on the forums where you can set up passworded games for people who have 2000+ points, 2500+ points, 3000+ points and so on. You don't necessarily have to pester people with invites. There used to be a list for 2000+ players going around via mass PM that I used to get invited to. Perhaps it's time for a new list since a lot of those players are no longer around. (As a freemium, you can join some of those games.)

Also, premium players have the option to play polymorphic games. If you're a decent player, you'll seldom lose to low ranks on those settings because the luck factor is greatly reduced. Since you are playing with more than one colour, a dumb player going first can't spaz out on the map like in 1v1. lol.

I hate playing vs low ranks. Even if I won every single game, it's just not fun most of the time because there is no challenge in it. Not saying all low rank players are terrible. I've definitely come across a few that played well for their rank.

For players who enjoy the game and want to have some control over who they play with/against, premium is actually a really good option and at 30 dollars a year, it's not that much. Adding a feature like this would make it even more attractive imo.

I don't play speed games, not because of the point difference, but because there were a toxic group of people playing on my chosen settings at the time I gave it a try. More people were playing speeders back then, so the score thing wasn't as big a deal. I can absolutely see alfombra's point on this one though. There are not enough people playing speeders, and having a score limit would help immensely with attracting people to it.

Other games out there match people by rank and it works. I don't think people should be allowed to restrict it severely. Should be one option only (a box to tick) to restrict the games to 2 ranks above or below yours, or leave it open to all. That would leave it fair and open to a lot of players. It would be no fun if everyone was restricting games to their own ranks.
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Re: Minimum score requirement

Postby alfombra on Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:36 am

thx shannon if i understood complelty ur message hihi xdxd

anyways only posting this since i complelty upset with last game i had

what i wanted to add is this

you do not agree with point limit i give you the next proposition

open let say ummmmm 8 players north america map escalating with chained and sunny with no invites open game; play it out and surely you will understand the happiness of point restrictions hihi xdxdxdxd
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