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Dasher
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Dear Brummbar44... Sat, 19 March 2011 23:49
Well dangit, we were having a good game, too, but my "Ambush" card triggered a screen flicker that locked it up.
Thanks for accepting the challenge, Brummbar, hope to play with you again some time Sad
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sat, 19 March 2011 23:54
Beta is still unstable I suppose.

No worries, hope to get a chance to play again sometime soon.

Cheers!
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 00:24
Dasher wrote on Sat, 19 March 2011 15:49

Well dangit, we were having a good game, too, but my "Ambush" card triggered a screen flicker that locked it up.
Thanks for accepting the challenge, Brummbar, hope to play with you again some time Sad
Dasher


Please make sure to file a bug report complete with a log of your game.
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 01:40
I have observed this effect to.
What I think is happening is that the ambush confirmation dialog is not being displayed correctly - causing rapid screen flickering.
The player can hit return to accept the ambush, or ESC to cancel the ambush.

I've not reported this as it happens less than once per game for me. Sorry.
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 02:46
Phread wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 04:40

I have observed this effect to.
What I think is happening is that the ambush confirmation dialog is not being displayed correctly - causing rapid screen flickering.
The player can hit return to accept the ambush, or ESC to cancel the ambush.

I've not reported this as it happens less than once per game for me. Sorry.


But any time the game doesn't behave exactly the way we think it should, we need to report the problem...otherwise the crew may not realize there's an issue! They can't fix something if they don't realize there's a problem and at this point I would bet they aren't playing the game as much looking for those problems so they won't find them on their own.

They're busy programming the Eastern Front rules and scenarios and they rely on us to report any issues we come across! Cool
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 03:13
Just out of interest, once the game is all 'beta'd out and finalised for general release, how big will it be? ie Does anyone know how many more scenarios are going to be added, or will DoW continue creating new ones as they go, the same way they have been doing in the beta stage?

      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 03:35
I haven't seen any difference playing the ambush card in beta21...is there a popup window that asks if you want to use the card?
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 04:17
david5272 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 06:35

I haven't seen any difference playing the ambush card in beta21...is there a popup window that asks if you want to use the card?



To see the popup window, you have to go into Settings and change the Ambush card from "Automatic" to "Manual". Then you get to chose if you want to Ambush a certain attack. However, just so people know, I can always tell when a player has the Ambush card in their hand and has the Manual setting chosen...so if they have the Ambush card armed but don't play it, I know that it's in their hand. I'm sticking with the Automatic Ambush because it's working perfectly for me!

Jaykay, I believe DoW will continue adding scenarios until they run out...which won't be for a while! Even after they anounce the official release (after the beta phase is over), they'll keep adding battles and features! We have years of fun ahead of us!!! Very Happy
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 04:27


Jaykay, I believe DoW will continue adding scenarios until they run out...which won't be for a while! Even after they anounce the official release (after the beta phase is over), they'll keep adding battles and features! We have years of fun ahead of us!!! Very Happy [/quote]


That's the sort of answer I like ! Smile
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 04:31
[quote title=rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 03:17][quote title=david5272 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 06:35]

However, just so people know, I can always tell when a player has the Ambush card in their hand and has the Manual setting chosen...so if they have the Ambush card armed but don't play it, I know that it's in their hand. I'm sticking with the Automatic Ambush because it's working perfectly for me!





Er, would you know this info even if I hadn't yet played it? How is that possible?

Or are you winding us up ? lol

(I get that once I play it (manually) unless I respond to the prompt quickly, you will see a delay before your unit attacks, giving away that I might have an ambush about to play, but are you able to tell that I have an ambush any other way????)
Shocked Shocked Surprised

J

[Updated on: Sun, 20 March 2011 04:32]

      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 04:44
Jaykay2010 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 07:31

Er, would you know this info even if I hadn't yet played it? How is that possible?

Or are you winding us up ? lol

(I get that once I play it (manually) unless I respond to the prompt quickly, you will see a delay before your unit attacks, giving away that I might have an ambush about to play, but are you able to tell that I have an ambush any other way????)
Shocked Shocked Surprised

J


No, I can't tell you have the Ambush card unless you 'arm' it. But even if you respond to the prompt quickly I can always tell that it's in your hand because no matter how fast you try to click on the yes or no, it's not as fast as the computer!

Of course it doesn't matter if you end up wanting to Ambush my attack...but if you decide not to use the card on the first Close Assault, it gives me vital information for my other attacks!! Cool

I'm telling people this because DoW listened to your calls for more control over the Ambush card, but with that added control comes more information for your oppoents. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 05:31
I have seen it said that Dow are working on getting the ability to play user greated scenarios in expert mode.

So eventually we may be able to play any of those scenarios!
Can't wait.
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 05:33
rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 17:02

I can always tell when a player has the Ambush card in their hand and has the Manual setting chosen...so if they have the Ambush card armed but don't play it, I know that it's in their hand. I'm sticking with the Automatic Ambush because it's working perfectly for me!



I am glad sutomatic ambush works for you Jesse.

It doesn't alway work for me so I am happy to do it manually even if you then know I have the card.

[Updated on: Sun, 20 March 2011 05:34]

      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 05:40
Phread wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 08:33

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 17:02

I can always tell when a player has the Ambush card in their hand and has the Manual setting chosen...so if they have the Ambush card armed but don't play it, I know that it's in their hand. I'm sticking with the Automatic Ambush because it's working perfectly for me!



I am glad sutomatic ambush works for you Jesse.

It doesn't alway work for me so I am happy to do it manually even if you then know I have the card.


Yep, I suspect a lot of players feel that way and that's why DoW created the manual system! It's a win-win because I can still use Ambush the way I want and you can use it the way you want. Smile
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 06:22
Phread wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 08:31

I have seen it said that Dow are working on getting the ability to play user greated scenarios in expert mode.

So eventually we may be able to play any of those scenarios!
Can't wait.


That's exactly right. Eventually people will be able to upload their User-created scenarios in Expert Mode and play their friends. It'll be an exciting way to playtest your battles, that's for sure!
      
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Re:Dear Brummbar44... Sun, 20 March 2011 14:37
Phread wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 04:33

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 20 March 2011 17:02

I can always tell when a player has the Ambush card in their hand and has the Manual setting chosen...so if they have the Ambush card armed but don't play it, I know that it's in their hand. I'm sticking with the Automatic Ambush because it's working perfectly for me!



I am glad sutomatic ambush works for you Jesse.

It doesn't alway work for me so I am happy to do it manually even if you then know I have the card.



I share Phread's preference ... I'm aware of the slight delay, but usually only employ the card where/when I intend to definately use it, so there's not too much of an advantage given to my opponent Smile
      
    
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