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Meeplelowda
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Hard to Get a Game Going

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I've been able to play this exactly once. I tried to start a real time game yesterday and waited an hour for a game to start before giving up. So I joined a turn-based game, which did fill and start, but now we're a day in and half the players have not even selected their first disc.

I'm guessing anyone reading this forum actually plays, I'm curious whether this is mostly played real time or turn-based.
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Re: Hard to Get a Game Going

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I play Skull turn based. It's ALWAYS a slow progress game. Games last a month or more. It's just the nature of the beast. There is minimal concurrent activity after the first disk, then each player must contribute sequentially, and I find the win scenario comes very slowly.

The only other game I've played that is slower, is Hearts. It's a nightmare - I've been playing one game for over two months. Ha.

Gotta love turn based. I just load up another set of three active Martian Dice games and wait for the cows and chickens to fall. :D
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SquashEngineer wrote: 17 March 2022, 19:50 I play Skull turn based. It's ALWAYS a slow progress game. Games last a month or more. It's just the nature of the beast. There is minimal concurrent activity after the first disk, then each player must contribute sequentially, and I find the win scenario comes very slowly.

The only other game I've played that is slower, is Hearts. It's a nightmare - I've been playing one game for over two months. Ha.

Gotta love turn based. I just load up another set of three active Martian Dice games and wait for the cows and chickens to fall. :D
In that turned-based game I started two of the six players still have not moved 48 HOURS LATER and still have 24 hours of thinking time! I don't understand what "1 move per day" is supposed to mean if you can go 3 days without timing out. It's not like they made a move and had time added on. They haven't moved AT ALL.
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Re: Hard to Get a Game Going

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Meeplelowda wrote: 18 March 2022, 00:37
SquashEngineer wrote: 17 March 2022, 19:50 I play Skull turn based. It's ALWAYS a slow progress game. Games last a month or more. It's just the nature of the beast. There is minimal concurrent activity after the first disk, then each player must contribute sequentially, and I find the win scenario comes very slowly.

The only other game I've played that is slower, is Hearts. It's a nightmare - I've been playing one game for over two months. Ha.

Gotta love turn based. I just load up another set of three active Martian Dice games and wait for the cows and chickens to fall. :D
In that turned-based game I started two of the six players still have not moved 48 HOURS LATER and still have 24 hours of thinking time! I don't understand what "1 move per day" is supposed to mean if you can go 3 days without timing out. It's not like they made a move and had time added on. They haven't moved AT ALL.
I'm not an expert on the whole BGA time-out, but my understanding would be: The game is intended to be 1 day per move - no warnings if you consume the entire 24 hours before moving. That's when the warning goes up to the offending player. However as I understand it, I have an additional 2 days grace period to chew up after that. It tells me that in red at the top of my screen all the time that I have "2 days left to move." Then is there a couple of "vacation" days after that, that I can consume when I'm desperate? Possibly. This is what Turn-Based means. I find it casual, no stress, play when I can, don't worry about it. If things are going slow, I just start a few more games in the queue. I find that around 17 active games at once levels out to a reasonable pace. :oops:
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SquashEngineer wrote: 18 March 2022, 13:16 I'm not an expert on the whole BGA time-out, but my understanding would be: The game is intended to be 1 day per move - no warnings if you consume the entire 24 hours before moving. That's when the warning goes up to the offending player. However as I understand it, I have an additional 2 days grace period to chew up after that. It tells me that in red at the top of my screen all the time that I have "2 days left to move." Then is there a couple of "vacation" days after that, that I can consume when I'm desperate? Possibly. This is what Turn-Based means. I find it casual, no stress, play when I can, don't worry about it. If things are going slow, I just start a few more games in the queue. I find that around 17 active games at once levels out to a reasonable pace. :oops:
Two players just hit the 3 day limit and I expelled them with no regrets. We didn't even play one round. That's just rude.

That said, I am looking closely at the time settings now and just joined a 3-move-per-day game that hopefully will be a more pleasant experience.
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