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Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:09:37

Zonk
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There's a new feature called "Battle". Could anybody manage to participate in pvp batlle?
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:10:21


krinid 
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I played in the 1st battle with I think 7 others, 8 in total. JK_3 won it.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:12:43


Splat 
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I played the first one, after it was released, with 7 total. I won it.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:13:39


krinid 
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Couldn't have been the 1st one ... Fizzer literally said "the first ever WZI Battle" and then JK won it.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:14:10


Splat 
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I meant after the 5.07.1 update
So second ever battle

Edited 11/29/2020 17:14:31
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:14:54


krinid 
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Ah I see.

Are they just running routinely now? Are they officially live?
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 17:15:46


Splat 
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Officially. They're ran every hour, on the hour, according to Fizzer and the join page
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:12:28

Zonk
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Yes, after each full hour the battle starts, I saw 6/15 players joined, but after several minutes appeared a message "the game has been deleted" (or something similar) and nothing happened.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:13:27


krinid 
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I saw that message a few times as well. What's the criteria for it to start?

Though I think the messages were from Splat in GC ... is he a WZI Battle proctor or something?
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:13:27


krinid 
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I saw that message a few times as well. What's the criteria for it to start?

Though I think the messages were from Splat in GC ... is he a WZI Battle proctor or something?
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:14:22


Hodop 
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Thought it need a min of 10.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:25:35


JK_3 
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Right now battles start if they reach 15 players, or if they reach 10 after 5 minutes it'll start. Less than 10 = deleted. This will get better as the apps launch as more people will have access
~ Fizzer, yesterday at 23:14 CET on Discord

I just tried to join a WZI Battle, but it got stuck at 5/15 and got deleted. I think the limit isn't working. The first ever battle had 8 players, the 2nd battle had 7 players, so it is possible to run with less than 10 players (but only if Fizzer manually starts it). The 10 player limit is too much, the battles just never start. I have not seen a single battle with 10 players yet, but maye one happened while I was away.

With the new update being slowly being rolled out to the mobile devices, we might see an increase in Battle players soon, but I doubt it will increase at all. That is due to the fact that you need to leave your current idle level (why would anyone do that?), to then navigate from your levels menu to the battle menu. As a result of that, you will only find the Battle menu if you are looking for it. And even if you found it, there is a 5/6 chance that there currently is not a battle ongoing, so players will just leave again if they find the menu at all.

The only way to fix this right now, is to lower the limit to less players, otherwise those battles will never starts, and the bugs will never be found.

As someone else suggest in the Discord, make Battles more findable, by adding a Battle icon to the level you are currently playing (same kind as the coin wheel or the ad for +20% income). The Battle icon should pop up when there is a battle waiting for players.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:27:29


krinid 
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Another concern I had is that I had to go into an active Idle level, set my Artifacts to what I want to use in the battle, then exit, then join the Battle.

Pls make it so you can set your Artifacts as part of the Battle independently of the WZI level currently being played.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:34:16


JK_3 
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Pls make it so you can set your Artifacts as part of the Battle independently of the WZI level currently being played.
Yep, thats one of the things that would make it a lot less tedious to play a battle.

The Battles coming to the app will also help a lot for cutting down time, especially since I currently need to:
1: open up idle on my phone
2: wait for the level to load
3: change artifacts
4: sync the level
5: close idle on my phone
6: open idle on my pc
7: wait again for the level to load
8: click back button, waiting for the level to autosave
9: go to battle menu
10: see battle got deleted again
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 18:48:46


Splat 
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@krinid, I'm not a proctor.
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 19:05:29


JK_3 
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We got to 9/10 this time, making progress!!!
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 19:22:35

graemes
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For the mobile only crowd, roughly how long are the games?
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 19:23:00


Splat 
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15 mins roughly
Idle battle: 11/29/2020 19:24:23


JK_3 
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it really depends on the map I think (unless Fizzer fixed the time, and changes the speed based on mapsize, but I doubt that), but there has only been 1 battle since the update went out, and to be honest with you I forgot the time. I remember it taking 10-15 minutes, but I'm not sure about that.
Idle battle: 11/30/2020 11:09:00


Farah♦
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I just tried to join one as well and it got deleted (8/10 players). I think it would be a massive help to either show a pop-up notification on the app, or a push notification to tell players who have recently been active that a battle is available.
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