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Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 05:20:22


{DARK} That Guy
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I play on both the browser and my phone. I've run into this problem multiple times where I will come back to the level I've been working on, usually hours later, just to find that everything I did last time I played ( the territories i took, the crafting/smelting I did/the increases in money from bonuses, and even techs have been reset to before my last play session.)

I might be because I switch between the two platforms and using multi-level. but it's really starting to piss me off. I've lost at least 20 hours of progress on all my current maps because of this. It's only been happening since the last update to the mobile app.

Even if I go back to the device I had originally made the progress on, when I load the idle map, it also regresses to the same point. I can literally see the territories being unconquered as it loads.

Edited 8/28/2021 05:23:55
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 05:21:58

Shin
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you should not play on two devices at the same time as it wipes out progress.
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 05:26:22


Splat 
Level 61
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Make sure you're not playing on both at once. You can also manually save your progress if you think auto-saving is still giving you trouble.

To manually save:
Browser- Crtl/Cmnd + Alt + G
PC app/Mobile versions- Person in top right -> Sync
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 05:31:31


{DARK} That Guy
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I've been playing on two devices for a while now. This has only started happening recently for me.

Also, that's literally the point of this post. To get them to fix the loss of progress when using multiple devices, cause if I can't play it on mobile and pc, I might as well just uninstall the app.

Why even have it available on both if it won't work correctly when using both?
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 05:34:56

functor
Level 56
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Syncing can resolve this issue.

https://www.warzone.com/wiki/Warzone_Idle_Syncing
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 05:35:24


{DARK} That Guy
Level 58
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I'll have to keep that manual save in mind.

I don't usually have idle open in the app, the app may still be running but I usually have it on the classic multiplayer screen if I'm done playing idle on mobile. And I've never had both phone and pc idle open at once.
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 10:45:25

Phoenix
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Sorry, but either you weren't aware of the syncing issues, then, here you go, this is the explanation: Stop running the app on two devices in parallel. If you want to switch, sync, close one instance, and then open the other. Or you were aware of the syncing issues, then, you shouldn't have played on two devices in the first place and the point wasn't that this "issue" gets fixed but just to rant about this. (Besides, you experienced several times that you had issues and continued with this gamble?? I don't get it!)

Either way, can you play the same WZC match on two devices in parallel?? And I don't mean just have it open in two tabs, I mean deploy armies in one tab and then order movement in another without reloading and syncing? I believe not. And even if, WZC by design is turn based, so everything you do will always be synced at least once per turn, and if you lose progress you will at most lose one (uncommited) turn worth of actions. Hence, the technological basis wasn't designed with parallel play in mind. WZI doesn't have "turns". Therefore, "fixing" the sync issues "on the go" won't be that easy (or possible at all, for a one-man project). You're asking for a complete game rebuild at that point.

Sure, Fizzer should be more up-front that multi-devicing will eventually cause problems and how to sync (especially in browsers) if you still want to multi-device this game. But idle clearly - for some time at least - was a side project and was built on an existing technological stack of (hardware and) software. And even with idle out of beta, this is still just one mode of playing WZ.

You know the warnings on microwaves that you can't dry your pet in them? What you're asking here is similar to someone asking a microwave-vendor to enable pet-drying in microwaves. There is a warning on it that it can't, so it won't work. Hence, in WZ you can ask for a more visible warning, not that Fizzer over night completely changes everything he made in the last years.

PS: I know that not everyone understands coding, so, I get that for some portion of users it will be plain mind-boggling that WZ can't do "basic syncing" when every other game they play can. So, yes, I was a bit aggressive here, perhaps wrongly, as I don't know your knowledge basis. But, not every game has thousands of developers, not every game company is as large as Blizzard, Microsoft, Epic, you name it.

Why even have it available on both if it won't work correctly when using both?

Because some users will play only on one platform, but not necessary on the same. There are only-Android players, only-iOS players, only-browser players. You can't find a common basis for them all without excluding some players. Besides, can you write the same mail on several devices at the same time? So, why are there mail apps for desktop-PCs, laptops, and phones?
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 16:22:57

Gincompetent
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I try not to make it a habit to run on two devices, but there is a slight cheat with this. You can take fogged territories to see what's behind them, and then revert back to the original spot with the other device. Kind of a micro-fog buster. :)
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 17:03:21


{DARK} That Guy
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Okay, it seems people think I'm playing on both devices at the same time. That's not what I do.

I use my computer when I'm not using my phone and my phone when I'm not using my computer. I've never had them both open at once on purpose.

The only thing I may have done is accidentally leaving it open on one device without realizing it, like maybe being away from my computer for a bit and opening it on my phone. I was not aware of the syncing, nor that there were problems you could run into if you often use two different devices to play Warzone.
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 17:11:05


{DARK} That Guy
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I assumed it was bug. Wasn't sure of the cause, especially since it only started happening to me since 5.14. I'd been playing in pretty much the same way for the last few months or so.

I'm sure you can see why I got frustrated, my progress being deleted a few times recently, and the cause is something I've been doing for a while with no problems.
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 17:15:11


Rick Sanchez 
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you could also mail fizzer to get some free powers now
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 17:23:07


JK_3 
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Either way, can you play the same WZC match on two devices in parallel?? And I don't mean just have it open in two tabs, I mean deploy armies in one tab and then order movement in another without reloading and syncing? I believe not.


@Phoenix you both can and cannot. You cant really play from 2 tabs without syncing, but WZC auto syncs so often I dont really notice it has to sync from 1 tab to the next (only with any unread chat messages)

@That Guy I've had a few problems with syncing myself. Before switching devices I always fully close the app (so not just going back to your phones homepage), and I usually wait a few minutes before opening it on my PC as well to make sure the server has finished handling the sync and saved the progress.
Idle deleting my progress: 8/28/2021 17:28:54


{DARK} That Guy
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@Rick Sanchez Eh, there more than enough powers on the maps. I usually have to use one in order to pick up more. Fog busters though, never have enough.

Fog busters get less useful as you go on. On the early maps, 150 territories is a considerable amount. The later ones though, reveals just small portions.

Edited 8/28/2021 17:30:29
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