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is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 13:56:59


cetopi 
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I like big real time games, and I sometimes have problems to fill them.

would it be possible to see how many players are connected?

thanks!
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 14:01:48


Moros 
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What do you mean with "connected"? How many players are actually online? How many active?
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 14:32:28


cetopi 
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that's it
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 14:33:04


cetopi 
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online, playing in real time games...
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 14:43:32


Moros 
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Hmm, that's possible, but it wouldn't be more than an approximation, since not every active player is currently playing a realtime game, and lots of players are playing realtime, but haven't looked at their screens for 10 minutes, or don't want to play a second one at the same time.
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 14:45:26


szeweningen 
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Also there's one more factor to consider. When I play real-time games, sometimes one player has to go for some reason. Then if we know all the players in the game we change it to multi-day (but it still is in fact a real-time game).
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 15:12:31


cetopi 
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I'm not talking about perfect numbers, just to know if it's a good moment to start a good big game.
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 15:22:12


[中国阳朔] V 
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there's more than that as people need to like the settings, map, etc.

I guess the only option is to just start a game and see how soon it fills. If it takes a while, maybe cancel it or in the mean time play another short game?
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 15:33:25

xDerivative 
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Plenty of sites have this. It's pretty simple to code and to implement - a counter refreshes to see actions taken by members. If a member has taken action in x minutes (normally 10-15) they are considered "online." If not, they are considered "offline." It may not be perfect, but it gives a decent approximation.
is it possible to see how many players are connected?: 12/18/2011 22:18:10


Knoebber 
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I think this would be a good feature to implement.
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