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[23-Oct-2007] Fog of war

Postby lackattack on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:10 pm

Fog Of War
According to Wikipedia, the fog of war is a term used to describe the level of ambiguity in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations. Now you can turn up the ambiguity in your Conquer Club games with this radical new game option! The fog of war masks enemy positions that are not adjacent to your forces (or your team's forces). It also masks territory and continent names in the log. Originally suggested by seraphesy back in Jan 2006. Enjoy!

My Games Sorted
The Active Games tab now lists time remaining and sorts the games in that order, with the games where it's your turn on top. No more scrolling and guessing for the most urgent game to play!

Jump to the Next Game
The sorted Active Games tab is nice and all, but it matters less now that you won't have to visit My Games over and over and over. After you finish your turn a handy link will appear that takes you straight to the next game (with the least time remaining of course!) or back to My Games if you're done.

Speed Games Improved
We've received quite a lot of feedback that 5 minutes isn't enough time when you eliminate someone and have a mid-turn cash-in. So the round/turn will now be extended by 2.5 minutes after each elimination in a speed game. If that's still not enough we'll consider lengthening it even more in the future.

We also got rid of that annoying "please don't click refresh so often" popup and fixed an issue where the auto-refresh can mess up your dropdown menu selection. Auto-refresh will no longer occur when a game dropdown menu is in focus.

Freestyle Improved
There was a well known loophole in freestyle games. If you were blocked from taking your turn because you ended the previous round, your opponents could wait until the last minute to play, shutting you out. Now the back-to-back turn block expires once the round is half over, so you'll still be able to play if your opponents wait.

Terminator Improved
Deadbeats in terminator games now lose points to the game winner if they are not terminated before the game is won. This is consistent with other game types, and solves the problem of players intentionally deadbeating to avoid losing points.

Turn Notifications
You can now get notified by email each time it's your turn. This will be turned on by default for new players, and should hopefully reduce newbie deadbeating. By the way, the training pms of the last update have reduced newbie deadbeating from 52% to 43%.

Rules Updated
This actually was part of the last update but I forgot to mention it! The rules page has been revised, please take a moment to review it, especially the new "Unwritten Rules" clause.

Referral Program
This new and improved referral program replaces the old Refer-A-Friend contest. In a nutshell, we provide you a special link to use and you get 1 month free for each time you refer someone that purchases premium membership. This will be much fairer than a random contest.

To show our appreciation for those of you whom participated in the old Refer-A-Friend contest, all your referrals are being copied over to the new program, and you'll get your bonus months from now on when those people get premium or renew.

Oh and one last thing:

Congratulations to alamat who won Premium Membership for referring ragnzor in the last ever, October Refer-A-Friend contest.
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Postby GreecePwns on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:19 pm

I saw the ??? part, and I made a thread about you having too much to drink. :lol: :lol:

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Postby Elwar on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:20 pm

Great work

Edit; Although games its your turn in are no longer bolded.

Editx2; And why does it say
"Fog of War
Time Remaining"?
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Postby Twill on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:20 pm

Woah there. No wonder you wouldn't tell me what was coming.

Good work Lack!
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Postby soundout9 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:20 pm

GreecePwns wrote:I saw the ??? part, and I made a thread about you having too much to drink. :lol: :lol:

Sorry.


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Postby rebelman on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:21 pm

All sounds very impressive, well done lack, having the time remaining on that front page makes a huge difference. Fog of war should be class, looking forward to trying it out.
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Postby enterprise47 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:21 pm

just saw it take affect....very cool changes...thanks!
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Postby poo-maker on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:22 pm

thanks for the great update =D>
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Re: [23-Oct-2007] Fog of war

Postby bedub1 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:22 pm

lackattack wrote:especially the new "Unwritten Rules" clause.


You wrote down the unwritten rules?
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Postby I GOT SERVED on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:22 pm

SHWEET!

I for one, am very excited.

Thank you very much lack, for keeping me a happy camper :D
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Postby hendy on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:24 pm

O wow, a new referral program, CC really need that, you really suck lack.
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Postby AAFitz on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:24 pm

it was funny to watch it happen...
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Postby Aerial Attack on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:24 pm

Excellent !!!
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Postby jnd94 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:25 pm

Yayz! Thanks so much Lack! :P
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Postby Piestar on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:26 pm

Awesome... can't wait to try the Fog of War option... already put the link out there for people too!
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Postby Night Strike on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:28 pm

Now that's a large update encompassing many desires. Great work.
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Postby Woofinder on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:30 pm

I miss my games not being in bold already *sobs*

In the next update why not have the option of making all game chat in Wingdings to cut out annoying people's banter?

Nice work though mate :)
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Postby DuneMe on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:30 pm

Awesome!!! I can't wait to play!!! Why do I have to have a business trip tomorrow!!!

Thanks for adding this, I remember asking for it a few months ago. Can't wait to check it out.
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Postby dark nash on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:32 pm

the statement is true about fog of war except in most games this is included in, what has been shown by your armies/units doesn't change if you lose a space unless you regain it
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Postby Herakilla on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:32 pm

i like what you did to the instructions but i hope it will be expanded even further and given its own link sometime
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Postby Fircoal on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:32 pm

awesome I like the updates. Nice job LAck. Though fog of war is useless in 2 players. :lol: At least I got the 27th fog of war game. :D
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Postby Inhuman14 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:41 pm

Great updates, this kind of thing keeps me a paid member. Keep it up.
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Postby duday53 on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:41 pm

WOW. Good Job Lack and everybody else in the CC staff.
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Postby Indigo Wombat on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:43 pm

Nice features! I like them so far though I haven't had the opportunity to try a fog of war yet.
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