Takeovers option is now random by default

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galehar
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Takeovers option is now random by default

Post by galehar » 01 July 2020, 09:39

Hello,
I'm adding a "random" value to the takeover option and I'm making it the default value. This is more consistent with the official rule:
Alternate games with takeovers on and off, marking this with the takeover disk. The first game in each game session has takeovers off.
We don't have "game sessions" on BGA, so a 1 chance in 2 to enable takeovers is more appropriate here. Of course, you're still free to enable or disable takeovers if you wish rather than use the default random option.

Where it can be especially interesting is tournaments and arena. I'm discussing with the BGA admins to use random TO for next season. And also to use RvI rather than BoW.

Looks like I'm resuming working on RFTG :)
Next, I'll look into the infamous prestige action bug. I won't answer all the forum threads, but I'll have a look at the suggestions.

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Joel Marrinan
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Re: Takeovers option is now random by default

Post by Joel Marrinan » 02 July 2020, 01:06

Hi,

I appreciate the work you guys do with releasing new games and updates, especially for games like RFTG, which I play a lot.

However, I for one really don't think this is an improvement to the settings.

Having to check every time to see if takeovers have been enabled (especially when you play a lot of turn-based games) is a real pain in the a** and making them either on (my preference) or off by default would be much easier to manage for people who play a lot of games.

And please, please don't go backwards to using RvI in the tournaments or else I'll probably stop playing those altogether (same with Arena if that's changed there). I pay my premium membership for a few games. RFTG is one of them.

It's nice the way it is now.

I know others may have different feelings, but I just wanted to say my opinion here so there aren't more random, unexpected changes.

Also... not loving the new mobile (Android) display for RFTG - it's harder to see what's going on and the buttons are too close together now.

Please...stop.

Thanks :)

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Re: Takeovers option is now random by default

Post by obsidian_octagon » 02 July 2020, 03:01

galehar wrote:
01 July 2020, 09:39
Looks like I'm resuming working on RFTG :)
Great news! Thanks galehar. It'll be great to have some of the lingering bugs fixed.

I think it will be interesting to see an Arena season with RvI. I probably won't play it as much as I prefer BoW, but I still enjoy RvI. I think it would be great to also see Alien Artifacts and potentially even Xeno Invasion as the expansion used in a future Arena season. Perhaps the stats from these seasons can help determine which is the most popular expansion for Arena mode.

In terms of setting the default Takeovers option to random for regular games, I'm fine with that, as it seems to align better with the official rules. Having takeovers randomly on and off in Arena mode may mess up and frustrate some people though, so that is a consideration. I prefer always having takeovers on, but that's my personal opinion.

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Re: Takeovers option is now random by default

Post by nmego » 02 July 2020, 05:01

I for one support all the changes that have been done so far, thanks for returning back!

Joel Marrinan wrote:
02 July 2020, 01:06
And please, please don't go backwards to using RvI in the tournaments or else I'll probably stop playing those altogether (same with Arena if that's changed there). I pay my premium membership for a few games. RFTG is one of them.

It's nice the way it is now.
I don't mind BoW (although I think it is among the weakest for competitive play). But, it is really hard for me to find opponents real-time for Arena. I've gave up a while ago and started playing turn-based. But even then it took some time to find a match. For arguably less-popular games it is much easier to find matches.

So, I can't understand how you appreciate the current state. Is it easy for you to find games in Arena mode? If so, how? What time are you playing at? Are you playing real-time or turn-based?

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Re: Takeovers option is now random by default

Post by galehar » 02 July 2020, 08:56

Joel Marrinan wrote:
02 July 2020, 01:06
Also... not loving the new mobile (Android) display for RFTG - it's harder to see what's going on and the buttons are too close together now.
I have no idea what you're referring to. I've certainly haven't changed anything and didn't notice any recent change in the mobile version of the framework.

For Arena, obviously people have different opinions and tastes about what is the best expansion. Personally, I enjoy them all but for different reasons. BoW is fun, but I think it works better with more players. And also better as a friendly rather than competitive game because it has some much variance.
RvI is solid and more competitive both with and without TO which is why I suggested it. I hope we can switch expansion each season as TGS, AA and Xeno are also great :)

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