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Kevinreitzel
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Very buggy online play Tue, 24 May 2011 22:43
I love the game but I can hardly play online.

Most of the times I can't connect to a game, when I do connect to a game I'll randomly get disconnected several times a game. Sometimes when I exit the app I'll be able to resume the game, sometimes I'll have to open up the multitasking bar and kill the app to be able to resume the game.

Most of the time the lobby games list doesn't refresh on my ipad.

My wife also has an iPad and sometimes the lobby list will be refreshing fine on her ipad and stuck on mine, sometimes I'll be able to join games and she can't. When we're really lucky we'll be able to join the same game together, but then I'll get disconnected multiple times and she'll be able to keep playing like nothing is happening.

We've never been able to successfully invite eachother to a game via game center.

I've tried playing on my home and office internet and over 3G and I get the same problems every time.

I love the game, I just wish I could complete an online game. I'm sure many people think I'm quitting the games that I'm playing in but I'm not, I just keep getting booted.

Is anyone else having these problems?

Just for reference both of my wife and myself are using iPad 2s with firmware 4.3.3 and we're using Game Center to connect in the game, not the DoW account.
      
Kevinreitzel
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Re:Very buggy online play Wed, 25 May 2011 04:00
I think I've narrowed it down to being a game center problem.

I logged out of game center and played 2 full games without being kicked once. I log into game center and I can't even join a game. Log out, can join the same game I was just trying to right away.

Both my wife and myself log out and I searched her name in the lobby and invited her to a game. She was able to join the room. That's the first time we've been able to invite each other. I log into game center and we can't join each other.

I logged out of game center and I just played 2 more games, this time I was only kicked from the room once. Others weren't so lucky though, 2 people kept getting kicked, we ended the game with 2 bots.
      
rasmussen81
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Re:Very buggy online play Wed, 25 May 2011 05:15
Yes, DoW knows that there is a problem with Game Center connection...but I'm sure your report will help them pinpoint the issue and fix it in the next (or a future) update. Cool
      
Gerald
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Re:Very buggy online play Wed, 25 May 2011 10:38
First of all, we apologize for your issues about online play.

We are investigating to understand what's going on with Game Center connexions.

Until we can release a fix, we strongly recommend not to invite players via game center but rather to use the DOW invitation system.

To do so, find your friend in the lobby (of course he must be connected at this time), and add him as buddy.
Hint to find him:
- use the search text field to filter among all the connected players (lobby page).
- the name often matches game center's nick name.
It may slightly differ if another DOW player was already using the same ID.
In this case, for instance, a "John Doe" game center ID would result in "John Doe1".

After adding him as a buddy, he will be listed in the buddy page and then will be easily found for later games.

The buddies system entirely relies on our DOW Servers.

To invite a buddy, simply click on him and click on "Invite button".

Once entered in the game room, you will be able to invite other people thanks to the address book located on the left side of the screen.

[Updated on: Wed, 25 May 2011 21:14] by Moderator

      
Kevinreitzel
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Re:Very buggy online play Wed, 25 May 2011 19:29
So much for the Game Center theory. It helps a lot disabling game center, most games I only get kicked once. However I just played in a game where I got kicked 4 times, the game crashed 3 times and I could never get back into the game to finish it.

When you do patch the game can you please reset the karma for ipad players? I think my karma is in the 20s now but I haven't quit a game ever.
      
Tyrant
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Re:Very buggy online play Wed, 25 May 2011 22:40
Kevinreitzel wrote on Wed, 25 May 2011 10:29

So much for the Game Center theory. It helps a lot disabling game center, most games I only get kicked once. However I just played in a game where I got kicked 4 times, the game crashed 3 times and I could never get back into the game to finish it.

When you do patch the game can you please reset the karma for ipad players? I think my karma is in the 20s now but I haven't quit a game ever.


Agreed. My Karma has dipped into the 30's through no fault of my own.
      
player740715
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Re:Very buggy online play Sun, 29 May 2011 20:11
This is killing me. I no longer feel okay about joining games with people since my drop outs aren't nice for them either. When I first started playing I was fine for about 2 days (though I saw plenty of other drop outs) but over the last few days it's become intolerable, I've had only one game in about 6 that didn't have a drop out in it (and of the others only one was I able to complete with resume' with 2 drop outs)

If there are tips to aleviate the issue I'm all ears, but I've been checking my local connectivity with pings from another computer in case it was my conection but it's plainly not (and obviously I'm not the only one)

I it's present state I cannot in all good conscience recommend the game to other people, and will be forced to reduce my review score. The game is sufficiently good in all other respects that I will wait for a while before doing that to see if you can resolve it.

As a side note, if you had async mode built in this would have meant I could still play with my friends in the meantime...

I'm playing on an iPad (1) via GameCenter, though when ever the game starts it seems to log me into both (albeit with the same name) which suggests you have auto created a DOW account for the same name, but with a password I am unaware of (hence the use of this one instead on your forums)
      
rasmussen81
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Re:Very buggy online play Sun, 29 May 2011 20:37
player740715 wrote on Sun, 29 May 2011 22:11

Snip...

I'm playing on an iPad (1) via GameCenter, though when ever the game starts it seems to log me into both (albeit with the same name) which suggests you have auto created a DOW account for the same name, but with a password I am unaware of (hence the use of this one instead on your forums)


This is the main part of your problem...there is a known bug with GameCenter accounts that has been talked about on the forums here (not that it would be very easy to find, so don't worry if you didn't see it). Instead of logging in with your GameCenter account, pick the DoW account and I suspect you'll have more luck staying connected.

DoW will be trying to fix this issue in the coming update, I'm sure...but until then you might have some luck online with the other account. Cool
      
player740715
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Re:Very buggy online play Mon, 30 May 2011 21:36
Thanks, that's great to know, I'll try it
      
player740715
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Re:Very buggy online play Sun, 05 June 2011 13:01
I'm afraid last night was dire. I tried everything, in fact game centre seemed a little better (though not statistically significant).

Many other people complaining. It wasn't just drop outs (though there were many) basic actions like taking cards had massive lag.

The card selection code needs to be changed to not cause accidental double clicks in the same location (dragging is an effective work around) but really nothing matters more than just sorting your net code.
      
thecraigfm
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Re:Very buggy online play Sat, 19 May 2012 03:29
Just downloaded the game - wife and I are beyond obsessed...I we could get through a game!!! Game drops the connection EVERY time. Tried wifi only, Bluetooth only, and both. It either says waiting on othter player to connect or it says connected but waiting for the other player

Wife and I are sitting right next to each other on the same couch on the same network. I'm on and iPhone 4 she's on a 4s

Please help!! We want to play one game!! Don't want to put money down on the full app if it's going to crash every time
      
eric
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Re:Very buggy online play Sun, 20 May 2012 05:43
Are you both trying to play using the same type of local connections (i.e. both WiFi, or both Bluetooth)? And did you make sure to both select the exact same type of Map (i.e. if you are playing with a USA 1910 variant, make sure you have both selected the same option before trying to join the other's game).
      
thecraigfm
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Re:Very buggy online play Sun, 20 May 2012 13:44
Yes to both
      
    
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