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strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 15:38:38


Urfang
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You are tired of looking always the world-europe-rome holy trinity in the open games tab? I know what you feel.

We need a strategic 1v1 autogame with random map Fizzer!
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 15:39:39

Fizzer 
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Why not just create the games yourself?
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:04:44


Urfang
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Before this i didnt like create becouse my huge invite list needed a lot of loadtime and freeze my other programs, but the new update solve this, so congrat to this feature.

By the way if I create a game then I choose a map so that is not random. It would be cool if we need just only one click and we can plan on a shiny new map. 95% of the maps are almost never played and I think a simple randommap-autogame can be change this gray status and the Warlight would be a much colorful and diversified game.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:06:27


Urfang
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I propose just try it and the random-map autogame will be more popular then the medium world autogame!
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:20:18


NecessaryEagle 
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I agree with his premise Fizzer. While having it as an auto-game might be a little much, a "random map" setting would be awesome. Especially for tournaments. It would add another dimension of competition from having to be able to adapt to any map as well as getting people to try new maps, which might add some more diversity to what maps get played on a regular basis.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:22:49

Yeon 
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I'm sorry, but "random map" is a horrible idea. You can get Duel or Big USA or anything in between.

However, selecting a map randomly from a specific list, or selecting one randomly that satisfies certain criteria are both possible options, should Fizzer feel the need for more things to program. However, I'd say there are quite a few uservoice things he'd want to implement first :)
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:35:05


NecessaryEagle 
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I would be fine with having any map from Duel to Big USA as a random feature. I think it would be a lot of fun. Having settings to also chose from an embedded list (real maps etc.) or a list you made yourself would make it that much better though.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:46:54


Master ARC 
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maybe a random selection of like the two medium earths, a couple battle islands and possibly some others. I think that having a consistent map is good the way it is, however. If you don't like it, you have no obligation to play it. Fizzer's right, just make the games on a map that you want.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 16:49:46


NecessaryEagle 
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The only problem with that is that it keeps people playing on maps they're familiar with, rather than trying new ones. I'm not saying we need this, but it would be a cool function. You wouldn't have to use it if you didn't want to :P
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 17:06:42


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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How about a random map from an amount of territories you want, so you could enter 200-1000 territories and it would chose one from there
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 17:13:18


Moros 
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I agree with Ryan.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 17:30:44


Gnullbegg 
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Sounds quite interesting. If implemented, IMO it should also exclude maps I rated poorly by default.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 17:38:48


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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I agree with Moros
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 17:51:26


Urfang
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I agree with everyone who like the random-map idea :)

For a random-map autogame it can be ideal all map except the too small (20-) and too big (800+) ones.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 18:40:56


awesomely bitchtastic beta 2.o
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i agree to disagree...

I like the 1v1 strategic autogame jsut fine the only problem i see with it is that there often louse players that join no offence to anyone that plays the autogames im jsut saying i think it would be great if another autogames was added with seating pre reqs like 40 or 50 percent win rate?
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 18:47:22


Gnullbegg 
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Irritable Integers, how about you buy a membership so you can set those prereqs yourself?
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 19:42:27

RvW 
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I don't think this would work as an auto-game; if it's a map many people don't like, it will simply never fill up and remain there until... ehm, Fizzer manually removes it or something?

There are a couple of maps which are simply not very good. "Having" to play on them would ruin any "random map" feature. Also, there's a lot of maps which are unsuitable for certain kinds of games (if I'm in the mood for a 24 FFA, "Duel" wouldn't work all that well; if I want a 1vs1 game, USA Big might not be an optimal choice). So I think it's best if the game only proposes a map, but doesn't actually select it automatically.

How about adding a button to the map selection stage called "Random Map"? When pressed, it will select a random map (excluding the ones you rated poorly probably) for you and display it the same way as if you had clicked it yourself. If you like that map, great, create the game, if not, click the button again. Even if it selects a map you don't like, maybe your attention will suddenly be drawn by the map next to it; so click that one and create the game. Sure, it's not "random", but at least you're playing on a "new" map!
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 19:46:29


Luxis • apex 
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It seems that everyone in this thread would agree that having a "Random map"-button after making certain prereqs based on number of territories, map rating, and supposedly a lot of other things, would be a great idea. Much like the open seat prereqs but for maps, letting you choose yourself how strictly you want to adjust the map pool you get.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 19:54:40


NecessaryEagle 
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RvW that's not the way I would see it (although I may be the majority). The way I see it, there would be maybe 4 open seats, and it wouldn't pick a mat till the game started rather than when the game gets created.

I like the idea for a random map selector button though.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 19:58:23


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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If the players didn't like the map, they could vote to end. If one player wanted to play it out, then it could become a problem. Perhaps it would work if the games were practice.

Maybe a better game would be the top rated map for the week, though I'm not sure if there are enough map raters for this to happen.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/17/2012 20:49:41


Ironheart
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@|Arun then they would not be random and it wil be the holy map trinity every week.
strategic 1v1 autogame with random map: 9/18/2012 06:18:52

Bio VIII
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I really liked the idea of joining a game without knowing the map where I'll play. This will make you get to know new maps and I think it is more challenging to test your skills in a unknown map. So, I support this idea, a random map option with some prereqs.
Although, I don't think it is necessary an auto-game with this feature, you can create it yourself.
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