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HazzMatt
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How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 17:35
(I didn't see an answer to this after a brief search through previous posts - sorry if it's already been addressed.)

When you're joining a game that someone else has started, how do you tell what side you would be playing? Or for that matter, who has started the game?

Steps:
- I'm in the HQ screen and I see a scenario in green on the left.
- I click it and I see the scenario details below

- There is no indication whether I would be playing Axis or Allies.
- There is no indication who I would be playing against.

thanks,
-Matt
      
Randwulf
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 17:49
That is something we hope they correct, right now we just chat and invite to play.
      
Yann
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 17:56
In our minds, this was not needed because the "which side" choice would (should?) always be the result of a discussion between the two players in the Briefing Room.

Yann

[Updated on: Sun, 28 November 2010 18:10]

      
Randwulf
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 18:26
yes.... but that does not cover the waiting for player option???

IE. I log in and see a couple of green highlighted scenarios, I don't know who is waiting or what side they are wanting??

yes once you join, you can talk about what side to play.

But what if the gamer is some punk kid that does not know the rules and stalls all the time and sometimes walks away to avoid dishonor??? or it is the guy that has whoop your @$$ the last 8 games regardless of the side he took. My room mate wanted to know what cheat code I was using???

The waiting for game needs a player name waiting...
      
Yann
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 18:32
The problem is that in theory, there could be more than one open game behind a "green" entry. I agree it is rare, but realities of client/server and network architecture make this possible - especially in times of high traffic.

Likewise, you could join a "green" scenario and end up alone in the Briefing Room, simply because someone else just joined the other game 1 ms before you. Then you would be the one waiting for another player to join.

And on top of this, the Ignore feature can make situations even more complicated...

So, it's not very simple... Confused

Yann
      
Randwulf
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 20:43
that is true, not very simple....

what if multiples of the same green scenario showed up on the list???

I know, I know, I ask alot...

but if three people are waiting to play Cobra, how hard would it be to have each show up in the list???

could it even be done? I think so, nothing is impossible, just depends on how much money you can spend on it... lol

      
Guerney
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 22:10
A random button could help when the 2 players don't realy want to chose a side
      
Kaiser6977
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Re:How to tell what side you'll play when joining Sun, 28 November 2010 23:23
You know, it is getting really old hearing how difficult it is for the crew to do the things suggested by the beta users. You are coding a game, and in this day and age with the online games out there, there will be a lot of things expected. Also, if DOW wants to stick by the paying system, they better deliver some of these things without excuses.

Don't get me wrong. I think they have done an excellent job so far (minus the pay-to-play system). And I know how difficult it is to code a game, graphics, web site, applications etc... As I am a coder, developer myself. BUT... Nearly anything is possible when it comes to coding...

I know these thoughts will make me unpopular, but they are just my thoughts, and I am a fan regardless.
      
    
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