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sdnative
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Lobby is full! Sun, 16 October 2011 19:29
Since M44 has been introduced on Steam the lobby is full of players "mostly cadets" but when I invite I get no answer even after 10 to 15 tries with different players.
Does steam keep these members logged into the game even when they are not in the lobby?
      
HBRamcke
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Re:Lobby is full! Sun, 16 October 2011 22:57
I have noticed the same thing.
      
jjendon
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 03:35
Since the steam invasion I have stopped inviting Cadets from the lobby. I only invite players with at least 2nd Lt. Not being rude or snobby, just encountering the silence both previous posters have felt.
      
theesh
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 07:02
HBRamcke wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 16:57

I have noticed the same thing.


To be clear, I am a steam cadet still (I haven't gotten a lot of time to play.)

This exact reason is why I announce that i am available for a game with phrases such as "anyone up for a game?".

I am finding it increasingly difficult to find people to play with because the lobby is so large (with the introduction of steam). It's hard to see/find the people willing to play. The players list is horrendous in its current form. I mean that with as much respect as possible. More filtering options should be added (filter by idle time perhaps?). A search bar also would greatly improve upon finding people who want to play.

EDIT:
Don't get me wrong, I think that its great that DoW is putting the game out there in a venue that will gain more players. However, the lobby system need to support efficiently the potential growth.

[Updated on: Mon, 17 October 2011 07:30]

      
Yann
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 15:34
Hello everyone:

Lots of Cadets from Steam. These newcomers are new and likely not yet familiar with the game and the HQ chat room. Many don't know how to do things such as inviting someone, etc. The situation will improve in time, so don't worry too much. There are many Veterans and DoW people who are active on the chat to teach the new recruits.

This being said, we agree that we need to improve the tools in the lobby. We are considering a number of solutions.

Thanks for your patience,

Yann

[Updated on: Mon, 17 October 2011 20:28] by Moderator

      
Erik Uitdebroeck
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 16:54
Great !
      
Dietrich von Kleist
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 22:34
If one could make opponents of a certain continent unvisible (for instance all european players, or all american players) this would make the list of players a lot less crowded.
      
Jaykay2010
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 23:12
Dietrich von Kleist wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 21:34

If one could make opponents of a certain continent unvisible (for instance all european players, or all american players) this would make the list of players a lot less crowded.



I'm not sure I'd WANT to do that ... I enjoy playing people from across the pond as much as i do from across the river ...

Wink
      
Henry Pelham
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Re:Lobby is full! Mon, 17 October 2011 23:45
Listing idle time is a great idea. Some players sit in the lobby for hours without responding to invitations.
      
Jeronimon
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Re:Lobby is full! Tue, 18 October 2011 07:47
Jaykay2010 wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 23:12

Dietrich von Kleist wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 21:34

If one could make opponents of a certain continent unvisible (for instance all european players, or all american players) this would make the list of players a lot less crowded.



I'm not sure I'd WANT to do that ... I enjoy playing people from across the pond as much as i do from across the river ...

Wink

I agree with Jaykay2010. And added to that, why would you want to filter those guys, they are there to play, no? If it's an inconvenient time for them they would not be there.
      
Phread
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Re:Lobby is full! Tue, 18 October 2011 08:52
It would be helpful if the inactive players, say after 30 minutes, changed colour to indicate their inactive state.

I suspect many steam players connect and stay logged in without being active.
(I could be wrong, let me know if I am.)
      
Smarf
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Re:Lobby is full! Tue, 18 October 2011 21:12
Yann wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 09:34

Hello everyone:

Lots of Cadets from Steam. These newcomers are new and likely not yet familiar with the game and the HQ chat room. Many don't know how to do things such as inviting someone, etc. The situation will improve in time, so don't worry too much. There are many Veterans and DoW people who are active on the chat to teach the new recruits.

This being said, we agree that we need to improve the tools in the lobby. We are considering a number of solutions.

Thanks for your patience,

Yann


One of the things that frustrates me is I can't tell when people can hear me or not. I think there should be a clearly defined chat for the lobby area, a private messaging system, and then a separate chat area while in game.

I never chatted much in Ticket to Ride, but here it seems to happen more often and it's kind of clunky.
      
clorofila
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Re:Lobby is full! Tue, 18 October 2011 23:11
Uau! 500 players in the lobby!... I've been away for too long Smile
      
rasmussen81
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Re:Lobby is full! Wed, 19 October 2011 05:27
clorofila wrote on Wed, 19 October 2011 01:11

Uau! 500 players in the lobby!... I've been away for too long Smile


I find it pretty amazing now many games are going on at once. Last night I was playing a few battles and there were 98 battles going on, most of them 2-players! It's great to see so many people playing Memoir '44 and trying it out for the first time! Smile
      
    
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