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Hotseat: 10/15/2014 14:23:43


TaxiDriver 
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what a great feature this would be. I would love to be able to play with my kids or a group of friends on the same computer.
Hotseat: 10/15/2014 14:43:39


Richard Sharpe 
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You should probably actually say what said feature would be seeing as right now I haven't the foggiest idea what you are talking about.
Hotseat: 10/15/2014 16:26:19


{rp} Clavicus Vile 
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Hotseat is the gaming term for turn-based games played by different people on the same computer. You take your turn, press enter, get off the seat and walk away.. Then your friend gets on the seat and does his turn, etc etc etc.

This is why the seat is hot.

And yes, this would be awesome. Sadly modern games are forgetting these lovely old mechanics.

Edited 10/15/2014 16:27:03
Hotseat: 10/15/2014 16:31:33


ChrisCMU 
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That method is used in Axis and Allies PC game, but that game does not have simultaneous turns (each nation goes in order), so it makes no difference that everyone is sitting in the same spot watching you do orders.

Warlight is different because you would not want to have your orders visible. People would need to leave the room. I don't see what this feature would do though. Why can't you use different browsers for each player, or different devices and still sit in the same room? It is a neat idea, but can be accomplished without any sort of development.
Hotseat: 10/15/2014 16:49:34


Richard Sharpe 
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Ville,
I am aware of the term's meaning but I still don't understand what exactly he is looking for here. As of now, it is possible to do this currently using either multiple browsers or incognito modes to have multiple accounts signed in on one PC. Then it is just a matter of organizing on your end.

So what, exactly, would need to change on Warlight to allow for this approach?
Hotseat: 10/15/2014 18:44:22


{rp} Clavicus Vile 
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True, it can be done. It isn't a particularly elegant solution however. I was thinking along the lines of an easy, no registration or account neeeded, 2player game.
Hotseat: 10/15/2014 20:44:39


Bane 
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i understand, but i just dont understand

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Hotseat: 10/15/2014 21:18:36


ChrisCMU 
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"True, it can be done. It isn't a particularly elegant solution however. I was thinking along the lines of an easy, no registration or account neeeded, 2player game."

I actually think that would be worse. Assuming you had this system in place and each person had 5 minutes to make their moves, the people waiting have none of the current resources available to them while they wait (like looking at history). With multiple devices you can plan ahead or refresh your memory on what has happened (maybe count armies or card pieces). Hotseat mode wipes that out completely (if it existed).

I think you'd be better off doing it on your own in multiple windows or devices. That mode was needed in older games because you can't play it windowed (in the case of Axis and Allies).
Hotseat: 10/16/2014 22:31:31


pip
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You could use different browsers.
Hotseat: 10/19/2014 17:24:57


TaxiDriver 
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a hotseat option would be great for those times when you are together with friends in person instead of online. It's also good for offline play.
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