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The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 15:48
I thought it might be nice with a little advice from the community to new players, and to have a place for those silly little questions you don't want to bother the DoW (DoW= Days of Wonder) people with...

Advice number one: Hurry up and change your user name from Player###### to something more personal. Otherwise some people will avoid you (thinking you don't take the game seriously) and you will have a hard time finding buddies (and vice versa for that matter). The way to do it is to click on "My Account" up in the right hand corner of this page (if you are logged in that is). And Days of Wonder just made it even easier:
eric wrote on Sat, 11 June 2011 02:11

We have added a feature on this forum that allows anyone who posts to change his/her name or avatar with a single click. Simply look at any posts you made, and you will see the links appear on the left hand side of any of your posts.



Some common abbriviations for those of us who have not been born on the web:
GL = Good Luck
HF = Have Fun
FG = Fun Game
GG = Good Game
Plz = Please
Thx = Thanks
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
AFK = Away From Keyboard
WTF = I don't understand how that's possible!
FFS = I'm very unhappy about what just happened!
CJOK (or XFHJ if you are using an ASERTY keyboard) = Sorry, my cat stepped on the keyboard.
QFT = Quoted For Truth
NP = No Problem
FYI = For Your Information

Memoir44 abbriviations:
DoW = Days of Wonder
TFH = Their Finest Hour
DHQ or HFHQ = Direct from HQ
AP = Air Power
BEL = Behind Enemy Lines
SFTF = Scenarios From The Front

French
Good game = Bon jeu
Good luck = Bonne chance
Well played = Bien joué
Thank you = Merci
Two Games? = Deux parties? (or) Aller retour?

German
Good luck - Viel Gluck
Well played - Gut gespielt
Thank you - Danke

Q:BASIC RULES
Smarf wrote on Wed, 15 June 2011 19:03

I still haven't found the actual rulebook in the online game, just a basic tutorial, so I'm learning as I go. I love it though, as soon as my ingots run out I'm going to get the mega pack so that I can get the board game version too.


A:
gheintze wrote on Wed, 15 June 2011 19:37

The M'44 rules can be found on this page: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/content/rules/

Phread wrote on Wed, 22 June 2011 21:55

Don't forget the M44 FAQ. There is a lot of useful information in the FAQ too.




Q: CHAT
blackomatic wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 18:37

i just played my first game against a real opponent and i couldn't figure out how to chat with him. he typed "hello" and i didn't know how to respond so i felt very rude...

A:
gheintze wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 18:47

There is a dark gray line beneath the chat box to type in. Just type in your response and hit enter.
You can do the same in the lobby, game setup page, and the results page.


Rarden30 wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 18:59


1. It's almost assumed that, if you sit down to a game, you're going to play a rematch. Many players will ask before the game starts if you have time for a rematch and that's a great idea.
Naturally things can come up, whether it's your wife calling or simply thinking you had time for a rematch but the game went on a lot longer for whatever reason. Whatever happens, being open about it and not simply signing off is a good idea.

2. Slightly related to #1... many, if not most, scenarios are "imbalanced". That is, one side generally wins more often than not. You can see the Allied win %age for each scenario in the game lobby.
Again, the assumption is you're going to play it once from both sides. You might have a tough battle the first round, but next time it's your chance to play the "usual" winner. Players don't like folks who will angrily leave a game saying "Allies can't win this map!" or worse, players who will invite you to a game, switch sides so they're on the "winning" one, then drop out when it's rematch time.



Q:SYMBOLS & HONOR
skyzero wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 04:36

I noticed there are three sortable symbols: A star, crossed swords and then a question mark. What do these mean? My other question is what is the lowest and highest honor you can have? I have 3 and am assuming you start with that.


A:
Phread wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 06:54

Star is honour, crossed swords is number of battles, question mark is status (not-in-a-game, solo, multi-player).
Clicking on any one of these will sort the lobby by the category (you can also sort by name).
Honour is from 1 (low) to 5 high. If you commplete your battles your honour should increase.


Q:SCENARIOS READY TO JOIN
blackomatic wrote on Fri, 10 June 2011 23:03

How do I see a list of scenarios I can join? One where someone has chosen the scenario and is waiting for an opponent?


A:
Nygaard wrote on Sat, 11 June 2011 00:25

The open games are highlighted in bright green at the top of the list. Just click one of them to enter. When you pick a map and click "Play" that game will automatically go to the top of the list and be colored green.


Q:RANK SYSTEM
player664221 wrote on Sun, 12 June 2011 15:30

How does the rank point system work?


A:
rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 12 June 2011 14:56

You can find a little bit of information about the ranking system at the bottom of page 12 of the Memoir '44 Online User Guide. Click on the link at the bottom of the Memoir '44 Online home page. If you want more information here's a thread that talks about it, including a link to the actual math of the system directly from DoW:Skill system discussion


Q:OFFLINE GAME
KEV1NJ wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 22:23

Is there a version where I can play vs the AI without being connected to the internet?


A:
gheintze wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 22:28

No, you need to be connected to the DoW server to play.


A:ICE AND PATHS
mescalito wrote on Sat, 02 April 2011 22:32

I am sure many of you guys noticed that when there is a safe path but which may be adjustent to a frozen river and when you pick a unit to move and simply drag and drop it to a final position then UI would... usually attempt to walk your unit over the ice!
To avoid this you need to simply guide your unit _manually_ hex by hex along the safe path. This ruse will probably save you a unit one day. Or unless dev team from DOW fixes AI for this case.



Q:DISPLAY OF AWARDS
Grandviceroy wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 16:25

How do you get your awards to display in your signature?


A:
gheintze wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 22:29

The details are here: http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=21291&start=0


Q:THE DESK BELL
AlvinS wrote on Tue, 21 June 2011 01:08

I noticed what looks like a front desk bell ringer in the bottom right of the main page. What does it mean to ring a person and how do you respond?


A:
Phread wrote on Tue, 21 June 2011 08:01

In the lobby you ring someone to get their attention.
They get a message that you are ringing them.
Hopefully they will respond with a message.
I try to acknowledge the player and perhaps ask if they want to play.
You can also ring someone already in a game - maybe a buddy you want to let know you are waiting in the lobby. They will get a message in game that they are being ringed from the lobby.


Q: REFUNDS FOR DISCONNECTED GAMES
reddogfive wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 02:28

I have had a lost connection in 2 or 3 games in my free trial and I had to start a new game(s).
My cable connection has been upgraded recently and I was wondering (before I purchase gold) if this is a "normal" occurrence?
Is there some way to get my game back that I was playing or recoup the lost gold?
Cheers!


A:
rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 03:46

There's no way to get your game back, but any time a game is dropped for technical reasons, your Gold is refunded 15 minutes later if you couldn't enter the game to finish the battle.

Yann wrote on Mon, 20 June 2011 13:59

Careful, do not confuse Solo Games and Multiplayer games.
Interrupted Solo games cannot be resumed, but will be refunded.
If you disconnect from a Multiplayer game, a robot will take your place, so that your opponent can continue the game. You will be proposed to resume the game upon reconnection. Make sure you do so. If you don't, your opponent will finish the game without you, and no refund will be issued in that case. Yann


Q: CUTTING WIRES
blackomatic wrote on Thu, 14 July 2011 14:26

i see the little wire cutters but what do i do if i want my infantry unit to cut the wire?


A:
gheintze wrote on Thu, 14 July 2011 21:02

Instead of battling, click on the wirecutters.
The only tricky part is with engineers. With engineers, make sure you battle first and then cut the wire.


Q: BLITZ RULES AND RECON
Smarf wrote on Mon, 04 July 2011 02:33

I can't remember the name of the map but it's the one where one of the sides can trade in Recon 1 cards for Air Power cards.
I understand the rules and all, but I couldn't figure out the mechanics of how to make the swap in game. Can someone explain the procedure please?


A:
stevens wrote on Mon, 04 July 2011 04:24

When you play the Recon-1 card. Instead of selecting one unit on your side, select up to 4 adjacent units of your opponent. One of these units must be in the section described by the Recon-1 card. Then click DONE. The bot will roll the dice for these enemy units and handle the order of attack based on the order you selected the units in.


Q & A: HOW TO POST OWN MAPS FOR ONLINE PLAY
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Lot's of people have asked about how to post their own scenarios on the SFTF (Scenarios From The Front) online.
Here's a 1/2/3:
1) Open the Editor. Make sure you have saved your map as a "Public" map and not a "Private" map - it's on the Battle Info page of your map.
2) Then pick "Open From DoW Online" in the Files section.
3) Once you do that a new window will open with your online maps showing. Your map should have a little arrow icon in the "Actions" column. Push that one. It should now be online for all the world to play.


Q: How do I invite friend to play?
BEN.EEeee wrote on Thu, 20 October 2011 18:00

How? I want to play with a friend but can't seem to find a way to do it.


A:
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 20 October 2011 16:03


Try following these steps:
1) Select the battle you want to play.
2) Click on your friend's user name from the list of players.
3) Under the list of players, a green "Invite" button will be available. Click on it.
You will see a message that you just invited the player to a battle.
Good luck! Cool


Q: Overwiev of all the cards in the deck
A_Canadian_eh wrote on Sat, 22 October 2011 04:05

They said no question was too dumb, so I will test that....where can I find the breakdown of how many of each card there are in the deck?


A:
Nygaard wrote on Sat, 22 October 2011 10:26

Stevens made this PDF of all the cards in the game. Remember that the deck is reshuffled when TFH is played.
http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/320854/_4617.p df


Q: Private Messages
blitz414 wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 05:48

I'm sorry if this has already been answered, but I need some clarification on the subject. How do I:
a) contact someone in private without disturbing everyone in the lobbby?
b) respond to someones private comment?

I got the impression I had to use a browser to go to the account page on daysofwonder.com and go from there, and it seems like such a roundabout way....


A:
jfkoski wrote on Wed, 09 November 2011 19:56


NEW FEATURE:
/pm @Joe your_message
and your_message in red will be sent to Joe privately.

You may use auto-complete to type his name: press the CTRL and SPACE keys simultaneously. The rest of that person's screen name will appear automatically. Pressing CTRL-SPACE again to cycle through all the possible matches for the entered prefix. Example:
/pm @Jo CTRL-SPACE gives: /pm @JohnnyBeGood123


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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 16:00
I always try to write a few words in my opponent's language if I can.

French
Good game - bon jeu
well played - bien joue
thank you - merci

German
good luck - viel Gluck
well played - gut gespielt
thank you - danke

I really only speak English so please add to it (or correct me) if you like.

Other advice for beginners -- please say "good luck" or "gg" before the match and "well played" after -- common courtesy and sportsmanship go a long way.

Also, if someone invites you for a game, but you would prefer another battle, feel free to decline and make a different invitation to them. Noone will be offended. We all have goals that we are trying to reach -- achievements, wins in certain places etc... Or maybe you're uncomfortable with the rules for that scenario. So if you would rather play another scenario, that's fine -- just let us know.

If you have something specific you want to try just let me know, and I'll be happy to oblige. I've been known to play the underdog four times in a row on different maps so that new players can get a feel for different units and pick up medals.

And don't be scared to play a Lt. Colonel. I don't really care about my ranking and I enjoy giving strategy tips to new players. If I can reduce your learning curve, then you will enjoy the game on a deeper level and faster -- that means that you will be more likely to stick with it, which is a win for everyone.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing you all on the battlefield.

Geoff

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 16:54
good advice, Geoff, except:
gheintze wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 16:00

(snip)And don't be scared to pay a Lt. Colonel. (snip)
I feel it would be wrong to imply that new players should pay Lt.Colonels for anything! Very Happy
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 17:30
Nygaard wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 10:54

good advice, Geoff, except:
gheintze wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 16:00

(snip)And don't be scared to pay a Lt. Colonel. (snip)
I feel it would be wrong to imply that new players should pay Lt.Colonels for anything! Very Happy



Mistyped sentence fixed above. Thanks for pointing that out -- and for starting the thread. Smile

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 17:45
CJOK - sorry my cat just jumped on my keyboard! Very Happy
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 17:55
you need to train your cat better is doesn't know how to spell in English Laughing
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 18:00
eldonion wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 11:55

you need to train your cat better is doesn't know how to spell in English Laughing


I thought the CJOK was what the cat wrote... Embarassed

Laughing

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chatting Wed, 08 June 2011 18:37
i just played my first game against a real opponent and i couldn't figure out how to chat with him. he typed "hello" and i didn't know how to respond so i felt very rude...
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 18:47
Wow -- maybe it is hard to figure out. There is a dark gray line beneath the chat box to type in. Just type in your response and hit enter.

You can do the same in the lobby, game setup page, and the results page.

I just realized that this is never discussed in the user guide.

Geoff

      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 18:59
I'm still pretty new to the game (been playing about a month) but I think new players should know...

1. I think it's almost assumed that, if you sit down to a game, you're going to play a rematch. Many players will ask before the game starts if you have time for a rematch and that's a great idea.

Naturally things can come up, whether it's your wife calling or simply thinking you had time for a rematch but the game went on a lot longer for whatever reason. Whatever happens, being open about it and not simply signing off is a good idea.

2. Slightly related to #1... many, if not most, scenarios are "imbalanced". That is, one side generally wins more often than not. You can see the Allied win %age for each scenario in the game lobby.

Again, the assumption is you're going to play it once from both sides. You might have a tough battle the first round, but next time it's your chance to play the "usual" winner. Players don't like folks who will angrily leave a game saying "Allies can't win this map!" or worse, players who will invite you to a game, switch sides so they're on the "winning" one, then drop out when it's rematch time.

      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 19:02
Rarden30 wrote on Wed, 08 June 2011 12:59

I'm still pretty new to the game (been playing about a month) but I think new players should know...

1. I think it's almost assumed that, if you sit down to a game, you're going to play a rematch. Many players will ask before the game starts if you have time for a rematch and that's a great idea.

Naturally things can come up, whether it's your wife calling or simply thinking you had time for a rematch but the game went on a lot longer for whatever reason. Whatever happens, being open about it and not simply signing off is a good idea.

2. Slightly related to #1... many, if not most, scenarios are "imbalanced". That is, one side generally wins more often than not. You can see the Allied win %age for each scenario in the game lobby.

Again, the assumption is you're going to play it once from both sides. You might have a tough battle the first round, but next time it's your chance to play the "usual" winner. Players don't like folks who will angrily leave a game saying "Allies can't win this map!" or worse, players who will invite you to a game, switch sides so they're on the "winning" one, then drop out when it's rematch time.




Excellent advice!

I would add that if you may only have time for one game, you should take the underdog in the first match. Especially, if you are the one who issued the invitation.

I always like to play the underdog first anyway; it makes the rematch easier if I know what I need to accomplish.

Geoff
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 08 June 2011 19:57
thanks for the answer, i didn't see it because i am using a 10 inch laptop and the taskbar was blocking it!
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Thu, 09 June 2011 10:03
Keep the questions and advice coming. I'll edit the first post regularly to include the good stuff.

Magnus
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Thu, 09 June 2011 10:21
nice thread Magnus, keep up the good work
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Thu, 09 June 2011 12:53
Nygaard wrote on Thu, 09 June 2011 09:03

Keep the questions and advice coming. I'll edit the first post regularly to include the good stuff.

Magnus



This could get to be quite fun Magnus!

...i can think of a few abbreviations that spring to mind .. most of them unrepeatable ...!!

FFS! For when you throw 4 stars on an armor overun Wink

Best i leave the translation to your imagination ... but to give you a clue it's NOT :

Oh look, I've thrown 'Four Friendly Stars' !

Wink
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Thu, 09 June 2011 13:06
Jaykay2010 wrote on Thu, 09 June 2011 12:53

(snip)

FFS! For when you throw 4 stars on an armor overun Wink

Best i leave the translation to your imagination ... but to give you a clue it's NOT :

Oh look, I've thrown 'Four Friendly Stars' !

Wink
Jim


Aw... I like "oh look, Four Friendly Stars" - but we could make it a more general FFS = "How mathematically unlikely!" - in order to include four grenades and two flags when you roll* for your Their Finest Hour and other unlikely rolls.

*) Yep, true story...

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Thu, 09 June 2011 13:15
We've all been there ! Evil or Very Mad Laughing
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Thu, 09 June 2011 16:55
How true

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Fri, 10 June 2011 23:03
i can invite someone to play a game and i can play a game and someone may join me, but how do i see a list of scenarios i can join, in other words one where someone has chosen the scenario and is waiting for an opponent?
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Sat, 11 June 2011 00:25
blackomatic wrote on Fri, 10 June 2011 23:03

i can invite someone to play a game and i can play a game and someone may join me, but how do i see a list of scenarios i can join, in other words one where someone has chosen the scenario and is waiting for an opponent?


The open games are highlighted in bright green at the top of the list. Just click one of them to enter. When you pick a map and click "Play" that game will automatically go to the top of the list and be colored green.

Hope that helps,

Magnus
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Sat, 11 June 2011 11:52
ok--here is one, and thanks for being so patient with me. i was playing the meat grinder, as the japanese, and my tank unit wasn't able to target a unit three hexes away? what don't i know?
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Sat, 11 June 2011 12:00
Could it have been terrain or line of sight?

One cool thing about the program -- if you press shift and click on a unit, it will show you its firing range.

That may have answered your question.

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Sat, 11 June 2011 12:01
Your description makes it hard to be certain what the problem was.
The most likely problems were either your tank was next to another enemy unit (which you must attack) or you did not have line of sight to the target.

Do you know that if you hold the shift key down and click on a unit you will see what the unit can shoot at and how many dice it will shoot with? This would - in future - allow you to see what you can shoot at.

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Sat, 11 June 2011 21:15
thanks, my tank was next to an enemy unit, forgot or never knew that, thanks again
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Mon, 13 June 2011 22:23
Is there a version where I can play vs the AI without being connected to the internet? I have a hard time getting bars on my wireless internet at work, and this would make a great time killer when I'm goofing off.. ERRR, I mean on my lunch break...
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Mon, 13 June 2011 22:28
KEV1NJ wrote on Mon, 13 June 2011 16:23

Is there a version where I can play vs the AI without being connected to the internet? I have a hard time getting bars on my wireless internet at work, and this would make a great time killer when I'm goofing off.. ERRR, I mean on my lunch break...


No, you need to be connected to the DoW server to play.

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Tue, 14 June 2011 18:18
What is best way to play someone online? I tried to type a few invites in the lobby but nobody answered. I waited some time with an easy scenario but nobody came. When I want to join open games I have to restart the lobby part several times because the green games never update (Mac client).

I finally managed one game online. I offered to play the underdog as I had only time for one game. The guy never spoke back (maybe he was as green as I was). I kind of feel it's hard to get started playing against real people. I only saw around 80 games when I was online. When is de best time (CET) to play someone?
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Tue, 14 June 2011 18:42
harryb69 wrote on Tue, 14 June 2011 17:18

What is best way to play someone online? I tried to type a few invites in the lobby but nobody answered. I waited some time with an easy scenario but nobody came. When I want to join open games I have to restart the lobby part several times because the green games never update (Mac client).

I finally managed one game online. I offered to play the underdog as I had only time for one game. The guy never spoke back (maybe he was as green as I was). I kind of feel it's hard to get started playing against real people. I only saw around 80 games when I was online. When is de best time (CET) to play someone?


Hi Harry, the invite option is pretty instant, it largely depends on who youre inviting as to how long it takes to get a response.

Quite simply you just need to select a scenario, (click on it), then select a player who is not engaged in a battle already (their names are generally listed at the top of the lobby). When you've made this double selection, a large green 'Invite' box will appear next to your opponents player details, which you need to click to send the invite to him/her.

Some people may not reply to your invite, for a number of reasons, maybe they don't like the scenario you've picked, or they may not be attheir desk, but usually you will find somebody responds within a short while.

As for communication during the game, some players enjoy a brief chat, others will openly give you their life history, whilst there are some who will remain silent throughout the game! Persevere, and in time, you will find you've made some good friends who share the same enjoyment in playing, (win, lose or draw)!

Good luck with your 2 player experience! If I see you in the lobby I'm always happy to be sent an invite!

Jaykay2010


PS In the lobby there is a text box to write in if you wish to ask somebody if they would like to play a game... and a bell which you can click to alert a player to your text, just highlight their name and click the bell to sound the alert !

The other way of establishing arranged matches is through the private messages section on your account page, but you need to know the players username if you want to use this function ... feel free to try and send me a message and i'll let you know if you've successfully worked it out! Smile

Jim

[Updated on: Tue, 14 June 2011 18:43]

      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 15 June 2011 19:03
Sorry if this is common knowledge but I'm new to Memoir '44 online (never played the board version or any other hex based war game either).

One thing that took me awhile to figure out was why my infantry were dying to the retreat flags. Apparently if you're forced to retreat off the board they die a horrible death in some unknown realm.

I still haven't found the actual rulebook in the online game, just a basic tutorial, so I'm learning as I go. I love it though, as soon as my ingots run out I'm going to get the mega pack so that I can get the board game version too.
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 15 June 2011 19:37
The M'44 rules can be found on this page: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/content/rules/

Enjoy!

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 15 June 2011 20:59
gheintze wrote on Wed, 15 June 2011 13:37

The M'44 rules can be found on this page: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/content/rules/

Enjoy!

Geoff


Oh duh, I forgot there were separate pages for the online and regular version. Thanks for pointing me to it, it gives me something to read at work, haha.
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 15 June 2011 21:19
Smarf wrote on Wed, 15 June 2011 19:03

Sorry if this is common knowledge but I'm new to Memoir '44 online (snip)

Welcome to Memoir44 Smarf!
And FYI there are no stupid questions in this thread! That's the whole point Smile
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know"-thread Wed, 22 June 2011 12:13
Updated and bumped.
Please let me know if I missed threads with stuff that should be included.

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Wed, 22 June 2011 21:55
Don't forget the M44 FAQ.

There is a lot of useful information in the FAQ too.
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Wed, 22 June 2011 21:58
Quote:

Don't forget the M44 FAQ.

There is a lot of useful information in the FAQ too.


The FAQ is basically a formal extension of the Rule Books, so it is not only useful, it is an official clarification of the rules for Memoir '44.

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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Wed, 22 June 2011 22:43
stevens wrote on Wed, 22 June 2011 21:58

Quote:

Don't forget the M44 FAQ.

There is a lot of useful information in the FAQ too.


The FAQ is basically a formal extension of the Rule Books, so it is not only useful, it is an official clarification of the rules for Memoir '44.

Thanks guys - good point. Included.
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Fri, 01 July 2011 15:44
Don't curse while playing, you'll get banned from the chat...
I've had that happen to me - and I wasn't even cursing in my own language!!!
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Fri, 01 July 2011 16:14
I've got a few questions:

- When you create a game is there a way to put in comments? Like in the other games, Ticket to Ride, Gang of Four etc, you could put something like "Rematch afterward please" or whatever.

- I get invited to play games all the time, usually when I'm AFK in the lobby. Is there a way to flag myself AFK so I don't waste people's time?

- Are lobby and in game chat connected? Sometimes I'll see a chat message with "lobby" after the name while I'm in a game. Can they see what I'm saying or is in-game chat just seen by your opponent?

Phew. I think that's it. Although I'm also not sure how to invite someone to a game. I usually just make one and hope someone shows up eventually.
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Sat, 02 July 2011 04:31
If you are AFK in the lobby mark yourself invisible before you leave. (Check box in top right of lobby (half) screen.)
Then no-one will see you and no-one will therefore invite you.
      
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Re:The "Hi-I'm-New-What-Should-I-Know?"-thread Thu, 14 July 2011 11:56
Just posting this to bump it back to the top.
it contains useful info that a lot of newbies would appreciate
      
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