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Rode katers
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I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Wed, 22 June 2005 21:23
Today TTR-Europe went online and I just played my first game. I thank DOW for that, I love them for that, I think they are perfect, I think some things have to change.

1.
I almost can't read the Europe tickets. I tried to change sceensize, I changed the brightness, hell I tried everything.
And because I am not that good with the Eastern Europe-cities I felt a bit like searching for Wallie Confused Confused .

2.
My biggest problem is with the joined rankinglist. It is like putting the worldrankinglists of tennis and badminton together. Yes both games have rackets. both games have nets, but I still don't think you can compare the relative strength of the players with eachother Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes .

I would love these two things to change and I think I am not the only one.

So dear Brice, Yann, Claudia, Franck and or Eric, can you tell me if my wishes will come true one day???


Pur
Rode katers



[Updated on: Wed, 22 June 2005 21:35]

      
thekid
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Re:I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Wed, 22 June 2005 23:15
It was impossible to read the tickets.
      
whitekong
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Re:I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Thu, 23 June 2005 00:07
At least on the map, the cities listed on the tickets you recieve are still red. It helped me to figure out which ones the tickets were actually going to. That said, I couldn't read the tickets either until i dramatically changed my screen size.
      
Peter de Zeeuw
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Re:I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Thu, 23 June 2005 09:27
Rode katers wrote on Wed, 22 June 2005 21:23

My biggest problem is with the joined rankinglist. It is like putting the worldrankinglists of tennis and badminton together. Yes both games have rackets. both games have nets, but I still don't think you can compare the relative strength of the players with eachother.


Well said, Rode Katers! And I couldn't agree more!

We appreciate all your hard work, DoW staff, and we all love being here playing and fooling around, but separate rankings sure has my vote.

But personally, I'm not so enthusiastic about TTR Europe. The USA board is much nicer and I also feel that there is more luck than skill involved.

For instance: yesterday I accidentally entered a TTR Europe match for 3 players. I did not like it and left. "This will cost me points", I thought. Nope. DumbBot won the match. 4 Points added to my precious collection.

Perhaps the others 2 players still had to figure out how the game worked, but still... Smile

Take care!

D.I.S.
      
*player97287
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Re:I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Thu, 23 June 2005 11:27
Peter de Zeeuw :

For instance: yesterday I accidentally entered a TTR Europe match for 3 players. I did not like it and left. "This will cost me points", I thought. Nope. DumbBot won the match. 4 Points added to my precious collection.


Laughing Very Happy Laughing Priceless!

Seriously, it looks like the bots are possibly dumber than in the US version, or at least more harmless. I'm guessing that indeed the other people were pretty new about the whole thing.
      
Brice
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Re:I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Thu, 23 June 2005 11:53
Rode katers wrote on Wed, 22 June 2005 21:23


1.
I almost can't read the Europe tickets. I tried to change sceensize, I changed the brightness, hell I tried everything.
And because I am not that good with the Eastern Europe-cities I felt a bit like searching for Wallie Confused Confused .


Yes this is a problem we will fix soon. Meanwhile, right-click (or control-click on a Macintosh) on any ticket will blink in purple the end-cities. This will help you locate easily the two endpoints.

Rode katers wrote on Wed, 22 June 2005 21:23


2.
My biggest problem is with the joined rankinglist. It is like putting the worldrankinglists of tennis and badminton together. Yes both games have rackets. both games have nets, but I still don't think you can compare the relative strength of the players with eachother Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes .


Yes, I understand your concern, but I fear we can't do anything easily or at least soon.
      
SKMorefield
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Re:I love DOW, they are perfect, now change! Thu, 23 June 2005 15:09
Thanks for the advice on right-clicking. I couldn't read the tickets either.

I've played 3 games so far (with a guest account just for Europe) and my initial impression is this:

It's fun and I enjoyed the games, but Europe seems more 'light' than the USA version. In the 2 player variety at least, it's more just building a nice long route covering all your tickets and your opponent doing the same. Most of the time it would be silly and counter productive to block.

So I would compare 2 player Europe to the 4 player variant of USA, where everyone pretty much does their own thing and it's not too crowded.

Based just on initial impressions, and given the fact that I have not played many multi-player games on USA and none on Europe, I think Europe will probably be more fun for multi-player but USA is FAR better for 2 player matchups.

On the ranking system, I don't see a problem at all with combined rankings, especially given the fact that multi-player is not rated separately. If we don't rank multiplayer separately why should we rank Europe separately?

Besides, what if DoW comes out with a few more TTR maps? Would all these need a separate ranking also? Variants aside, TTR is TTR, regardless. That's my opinion anyway.


Best,
SKM

[Updated on: Thu, 23 June 2005 15:10]

      
    
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