First of all, welcome to WZ, we hope you will have a great time here!
I've tried to answer your questions below, if you have any more questions, dont hesitate to ask!
Can anyone invite me to the game?
You can be invited to a game by anyone that is not your blocklist. Likewise, you can invite anyone to games as long as they don't have you on their blocklist.
I get invites from other players.
I don't think its other players inviting you, but the automatic QuickMatch system instead.
These games should have the name "QM: PlayerName vs PlayerName".Note that you can disable automatic QM invites by unticking the box "Invite me to multi-day games" in the QM menu
(under the Multi-Player tab).
How long can I wait for my opponent's move? I had a victory, although I made only 1 move, and the opponent did not make a move. Why did I get a win?
Every game has it's own boot time settings. The boot time is the time each player has to commit their turn before they get kicked out of the game for being too slow.
A couple key settings to note: Real-time (RT) vs Multi-day (MD)
RT games have a boot time between 1 minute and 1 hour, and should be played in a single session.
MD games have a boot time between 12 hours and 100 days, and are played 1 turn at a time.
Your current QM games (which due to your low level I am assuming to only be on the SEAD template) have the following boot times:
RT = 1 minute normal boot + 2 minutes banked
MD = 1 day normal boot + 1 day banked Banked boot time
Some games have banked boot time.
This is additional time on top of the normal boot time that can be used in case of emergency to go past the boot timer.
Banked time does not get reset when the turn advances, so use it sparingly.Auto Boot vs Manual Boot
Most games have autoboot enabled.
That means that the server will automatically kick players that go past their boot time.
However, some games have manual boot, where you are required to do so yourself.
Use the boot button for that: https://i.imgur.com/vbuw6s8.png
In my dashboard I see open games https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer/ - can I enter them?
Yes! Feel free to explore all the lovely things WZ has to offer :)
Some things to note:
• Some games might be hidden from you due to you not meeting the game prerequisites set by the game host.
• Some games (usually diplomacy aka "diplo" games) have additional rules you should follow on top of the normal Warzone rules.
• With team games, remember that you're now playing a team, so communication is key. There is team chat for a reason ;)
• Inspect the settings of the game before joining an open game, and try to understand them where possible so you know what you're getting into. Nobody appreciates it when players chicken out of a game on turn 1 cause they "dont like the settings".
Edited 2/13/2024 10:00:47