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Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Thu, 02 June 2011 18:21
Dear DoW Crew,

In spite of the reaction to the recruiting requirement for Colonel, I totally understand what you were trying to accomplish.

And I want to thank you for putting that requirement in place. Why do i want to thank you for a requirement that I didn't think was a good idea?

Well, thanks to your initiative I have invited my brother, my son, and online gaming friends from far away (Germany, Kansas, Washington) to join M'44. And I'm going to really enjoy playing against them... Five of them have signed up and are enjoying the game! (One has already been promoted.)

Without your initiative, I probably never would have been encouraged to invite them. And I'm not sure I would have done it just for an achievement. And having the invite form on your site certainly made it easier.

So thank you for motivating me to invite my friends. I look forward to next week and the changes that are coming.

Sincerely,

Geoff

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Thu, 02 June 2011 20:40
I agree, Geoff! I've invited a lot of friends and family to join the game who I might not have tried to recruit if the invitation system wasn't so easy. It's a lot easier to send off an invitation than it would have been to try explaining how to get the game installed and how to set up an account.

I too am looking forward to playing against my cousins and friends! Smile
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 02:01
Thanks for the kind words, this will be music to those on our crew who worked tirelessly on this (and the rest).
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 02:30
You're welcome, Eric. It's a great version of the game, and I'm really enjoying it (as evidenced by over 700 games played!).

Just a reminder to everyone, please tell your recruits to register with the email address that the invite is sent to. I'm still working with Yann to resolve some of my recruits that used a different email address and I haven't gotten credit for them.

Geoff

      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 05:17
gheintze wrote on Fri, 03 June 2011 04:30

Just a reminder to everyone, please tell your recruits to register with the email address that the invite is sent to. I'm still working with Yann to resolve some of my recruits that used a different email address and I haven't gotten credit for them.

Geoff




I'm having the exact same issue...I find it a little bit strange that people switch e-mail accounts when they sign up for the game but it's happened twice with my recruits!!

I suggested to Yann that maybe the sign-up system could have a little area where recruits write in the User Name for the person who asked them to join. That way you could get credit for recruiting someone face-to-face as well as through the e-mail system! And it would eliminate the problem of people using different accounts... Smile
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 05:26
I made the same suggestion. If we get it straightened out -- I'll already have five recruits and two of them have already been promoted.

Now, if my son can get the dice to go his way... Smile

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 05:38
gheintze wrote on Fri, 03 June 2011 07:26

I made the same suggestion. If we get it straightened out -- I'll already have five recruits and two of them have already been promoted.

Now, if my son can get the dice to go his way... Smile

Geoff


Nice work!! I already have 4 recruits that I know of but only two of them count...and one person has been promoted. I even got my mom signed up for the Online game and she's talking trash about taking me down in my own game!! Laughing

I still haven't seen any achievement for recruiting people on the achievement list, so hopefully the badges will be retroactive once they're put up...and I hope they have different levels of badges for people like you who might end up with 10+ recruits. Smile
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 06:29
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 02 June 2011 23:38


I still haven't seen any achievement for recruiting people on the achievement list, so hopefully the badges will be retroactive once they're put up...and I hope they have different levels of badges for people like you who might end up with 10+ recruits. Smile


That's quite optimistic of you!! Smile

I officially have three with one promoted. My other friend signed up today with an alternate email and has played several tims and already been promoted. If i get credit for him and someone that already had a DoW account (with an alternate email again Mad) then I'll be all set except for one more promotion.

And there are another three invites outstanding...

Wish I could get my mom and dad to play... nice job! Very Happy

Geoff
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 08:01
The Achievements related to invitations will be active only with the next release, but don't worry, they will take into account all your past invitations, so you will get them. Smile

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 08:20
gheintze wrote on Fri, 03 June 2011 08:29

That's quite optimistic of you!! Smile


Ah, I have faith in you and your recruiting abilities!! Very Happy

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I officially have three with one promoted. My other friend signed up today with an alternate email and has played several tims and already been promoted. If i get credit for him and someone that already had a DoW account (with an alternate email again Mad) then I'll be all set except for one more promotion.


What is it with the alternate e-mail accounts? One guy I invited used his other account when he signed up for no apparent reason. When I asked him about it, he said that he just used the opposite account to the one I invited him on...which makes no sense!! Confused Strange. Smile

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Wish I could get my mom and dad to play... nice job! Very Happy

Geoff


Well, I got my mom into the program, but my dad said he's afraid he'll get addicted! It's a legit concern!! Laughing
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Fri, 03 June 2011 10:59
I have a dedicated email account that I use to register for online games, which is different to the email account I mainly use for the rest of my work/life. It simply helps to keep things like records of usernames/passwords and announcements ordered so I know exactly where to look when I need to, like when my memory goes and I forget who I am Wink

I appreciate the problem this creates when it comes to the rest of us recruiting, but it sounds as tho' DoW are on the case to overcome this slight hurdle ... let's hope it works out for us (and them) in the end as I think its a great idea.

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sat, 04 June 2011 09:47
Dear recruiting officers,

We are going to add a way to change the e-mail address used in a pending invitation. This way, if your friend used a different e-mail address, he can simply communicate this information to you, you update the record, and voilà.

We'll keep you posted,

Yann
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sat, 04 June 2011 10:10
Great work Yann and DoW.

It is good to see that you are willing to acknowledge an issue and seek a solution.
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sat, 04 June 2011 11:36
That's great to hear! I assume when it's up and running, we'll be able to apply the change to invitations that have already been accepted. Nice work and thanks! Smile
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sat, 04 June 2011 13:59
Yann wrote on Sat, 04 June 2011 03:47

Dear recruiting officers,

We are going to add a way to change the e-mail address used in a pending invitation. This way, if your friend used a different e-mail address, he can simply communicate this information to you, you update the record, and voilà.

We'll keep you posted,

Yann


Excellent! Great work!

I had one of my friends change the email address in their account to the one that I used in the invite, but it didn't connect the two. So I look forward to the new solution...

Geoff
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sun, 05 June 2011 14:05
Dear Officers:

It's up and running. In each pending invitation, there is a little pencil icon that you can click on. This will allow you to update the e-mail address. If the corresponding user is found (and had enrolled), then he will be linked to your invitation automatically.

Let me know how it goes.

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sun, 05 June 2011 14:16
Yann wrote on Sun, 05 June 2011 16:05

Dear Officers:

It's up and running. In each pending invitation, there is a little pencil icon that you can click on. This will allow you to update the e-mail address. If the corresponding user is found (and had enrolled), then he will be linked to your invitation automatically.

Let me know how it goes.

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Perfect! It works like a dream.

So all you have to do is find out what e-mail address your recruit used, paste it into the spot and update...and you'll get credit for it! Smile Thanks for the fix, Yann and crew.
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Sun, 05 June 2011 16:43
rasmussen81 écrit le Sun, 05 June 2011 14:16

So all you have to do is find out what e-mail address your recruit used, paste it into the spot and update...and you'll get credit for it! Smile

Yes, that's exactly the idea. Very Happy

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 01:27
Hi Yann,

Great work! It worked perfectly, so I'm done with both achievements.

Off to the battlefield...

Thanks!

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 03:46
gheintze wrote on Mon, 06 June 2011 03:27

Hi Yann,

Great work! It worked perfectly, so I'm done with both achievements.

Off to the battlefield...

Thanks!

Geoff


So, do we actually get achievements for recruiting new players or does it just allow you to be promoted to the next rank? I was thinking there was something shiny we would get...or has the shiny achievement not been created yet? Smile
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 03:54
From the Band of Brothers page, it looks like there are two achievements to be earned. One for recruiting five people and another for having three of them promoted to 2nd Lt.

I think to get to Colonel, we will now just have to play cadets instead of recruiting. At least that is what the officer ranks page implies.

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 04:21
gheintze wrote on Sun, 05 June 2011 18:54

From the Band of Brothers page, it looks like there are two achievements to be earned. One for recruiting five people and another for having three of them promoted to 2nd Lt.

I think to get to Colonel, we will now just have to play cadets instead of recruiting. At least that is what the officer ranks page implies.

Geoff



Correct. The Band of Brothers is now entirely distinct (and separate) from leveling up.
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 04:23
gheintze wrote on Mon, 06 June 2011 05:54

From the Band of Brothers page, it looks like there are two achievements to be earned. One for recruiting five people and another for having three of them promoted to 2nd Lt.


That's what I thought too, but I haven't seen the actual achievements yet. Maybe they aren't available yet, because they don't appear in the 'Achievements' section of the Online page.

I have 7 friends who have responded to my recruiting efforts and 2 of them have been promoted, but there's no achievement yet. It might come out today, though, with the new update! Smile
      
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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 11:43
rasmussen81 écrit le Mon, 06 June 2011 04:23

I haven't seen the actual achievements yet. Maybe they aren't available yet, because they don't appear in the 'Achievements' section of the Online page.

They will show up at the end of your next multiplayer game using version... 1.0 Wink

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Re:Band of Brothers/Colonel requirements postscript Mon, 06 June 2011 11:48
v1.0 isn't far away.

Chveïk and I were probably the last players to play beta 25. We kept getting messages about the server upgrade waiting for our battle to finish - so we agreed not to try to play a rematch.

In fact v1.0 download is already available for download !!

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