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chrylis
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  Guests in the new system Tue, 07 April 2009 17:47
While I understand that guests could present some problems in the old game system, especially by dropping out of games and other bad behavior, the karma system took care of most of those issues.

On the other hand, locking out guests after 4 games makes the Web game much less valuable to those players who want to be able to play online with friends or family--it's like saying that everyone who wants to play the board game has to have her own copy!

I strongly encourage DoW to reconsider the 4-game limit for guests, since it is only going to make new players less interested in Ticket to Ride. Instead, I would suggest adding a "no guests" game option so that those players who want to play without guests can do so, but that new players can get a chance to love the game without having to decide to upgrade immediately.
      
MarkoPolo
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Re:Guests in the new system Tue, 07 April 2009 19:10
Chrylis,

The decision to remove the guest players was not just to limit irresponsible behavior, although it does help in that regard. The new model is designed so that anyone who wants to try the online game can do so for free to see if they like it or not. But once a player decides that the game is one they want to play, either regularly or occasionally, they need to pay a modest fee to continue to enjoy it.

Unlike with physical board games, as the amount of play increases, the costs to support the game also go up. If you add a 4th or 5th player to your game of Ticket to Ride at home there is no change in the cost to us. If there are tens of thousands of guests playing Ticket to Ride Online but not contributing financially to its support, then it puts us into an untenable position where the more people who play online, the more money we lose in supporting the game.

I hope this better explains why we have made this change.

Thanks,



      
soypatricia
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Re:Guests in the new system Wed, 08 April 2009 23:25
But I have only played two games with the USA board and I can't play anymore...why?????? Just two games, aren't we supposed to have four games???
Thanks for your answer.
      
Zasdert Ultun
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Re:Guests in the new system Thu, 09 April 2009 00:50
Le message n'a pas de contenu

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Re:Guests in the new system Thu, 09 April 2009 01:52
soypatricia wrote on Wed, 08 April 2009 14:25

But I have only played two games with the USA board and I can't play anymore...why?????? Just two games, aren't we supposed to have four games???
Thanks for your answer.


Yes you should get 4 trials. It's possible that you started 2 games that was not finished and that counted against your 4 trials, although I can't tell at this point.

Based on your profile, it appears that you like to play Ticket to Ride Online though, so perhaps you should just purchase the game so you can play whenever you want?
      
BamH1
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Re:Guests in the new system Fri, 10 April 2009 11:45
Does the new online system allow multiple simultaneous logins under the same login details?
At the moment my wife and i can both login and play web games at the same time on the one account.

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lindyloo
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Re:Guests in the new system Mon, 20 April 2009 13:52
I am interested in an answer to Bam's Q also.
      
BamH1
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Re:Guests in the new system Wed, 29 April 2009 01:20
To answer my own Q: no you cannot have multiple SIMULATANEOUS logins under the same account details - that was part of what the "guest" system allowed which has now been removed.
Luckily we had enough points with our other purchases to sustain 2 full TTR accounts anyway.

Very glad that the PC game gives enough points to buy all the maps, or i would have felt pretty cheated with having to in a sense, buy them again. Well thought out there DoW! That is a gripe email draft i now never need to send.

*happy customer*
      
Nemo_
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Re:Guests in the new system Fri, 08 May 2009 12:55
I can have 2 Zimo-account in same time, I once even played TAG game with 2 vs 2, when I played with both. I just need 2 browser.
      
BamH1
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Re:Guests in the new system Wed, 13 May 2009 15:48
Zimo wrote on Fri, 08 May 2009 20:55

I can have 2 Zimo-account in same time, I once even played TAG game with 2 vs 2, when I played with both. I just need 2 browser.

Is this after converting your account to the new system?
Were the two browsers open on two different PCs?
      
    
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