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Between moves (in real time games): 2/23/2015 23:05:17


Mercer 
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When you sit down for a game of Warlight (in real-time) what do you do in between moves?

1) Just wait and review board?
2) Start a second game and play two at once?
3) Multitask other non game stuff (like work and email)
4) Watch TV or Youtube?
5) Other... explain.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/23/2015 23:06:52


Thomas 633
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Cook dinner mostly. I usually play diplos, so what i do is stir the pasta or chicken or whatever we are having, then go into the study, read chat, take my turn and go back to cooking.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/23/2015 23:12:07

Hennns
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2)
I often play more than 2 rt games, sometimes as much as 4-5 (always with 5 min boot). Though that lowers the level of my play :p you can also always spend time trying to guess your opponents position. of Course I'll also do other things that don't require focus, like email or post(I'm playing rt now :p) etc.

Also, if you don't feel like playing more rt games, you could always work on multiday games where it's your turn, much less stress :p

Edited 2/23/2015 23:13:55
Between moves (in real time games): 2/23/2015 23:16:30


Kenny • apex 
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3) I'm typically doing homework, watching videos that my professors sent me, or chatting on skype. 2 monitors let me do this.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 00:22:44


Master Ryiro 
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1)during ladder games against strong opponents and rt tournaments
2)most of the time i play 2 games at a time if 1 of them does not require much thinking and is slow
3)check forum,facebook,solve maths(yeah i'm a kid)
4)watch youtube when my friends are not online and there's no second game available to play in
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 01:29:59


Master Miyagi • apex 
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Never do 1 unless im about to lose to a noob

I used to do #2 quite often when i was a younger player, i think i've been in 5 rt games with 5 minute boot at once but mostly 1-2 games now

but primarily i am either doing homework or watching youtube videos, mostly because my opponents play to slow and i take orders in 15 seconds usually and I have lots of extra time.. 2-3 minutes each turn

Interesting thread, wondering what you are thinking of there Mercer
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 01:56:40

JSA 
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1. Only when I am playing a 3v3 with alts against Gnuffone

I usually am doing either 2 or 3 or 4. It just depends on whether I have anything that needs doing, and what's on TV at that time.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 02:51:05


Жұқтыру
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3...used to do just 1 all the time.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 08:57:26


Poseidó̱nas
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I sit there and try and review the play, if it is a diplo then I will attempt to converse with other players...
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 09:02:14


Thomas 633
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I suspect the answers will be different for diplo games than competitive. Also that it depends on when you play and how busy you are.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 11:32:40


[WM] Gnuffone 
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1) if i am playing a competitice game or 3) if i just want have some fun and do sth other at the same time
Between moves (in real time games): 2/24/2015 13:08:07

Mugzybrown
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porn
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 02:32:44


Poseidó̱nas
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^
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 02:51:29


Sephiroth 
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1 and 3
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 03:18:57


ChrisCMU 
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I play trivia crack app

If serious game review history

Edited 2/25/2015 03:19:42
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 04:33:09


Master Turtle 
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If its a serious game then 1.) Otherwsie I will check and take my turns in my Multiday games while i wait. If I'm done with my multiday games then I read forums, Facebook, email, update spreadsheets, do homework, or start up 1-2 more real time games....


I like to listen to music and ocasionally lectures while I play.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 05:59:59


Genghis 
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I usually tidy things up or make myself food while playing. If an intense RT, then i open up civ4 in another window. It makes people's constant drabble and archetypes less annoying while playing Diplomacy when i bash in Shaka's skull with LVL 5 Redcoats (yes, yes. .. very historical)
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 16:57:18


ps 
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on realtime i just sit there waiting and thinking about the game, sometimes i rethink the play and re-commit.

i know if i go do something "more productive" i could most likely forget all about the game and end up getting booted. also, don't like to keep others waiting on me.

i blacklist whoever plays as a staller, for wasting my time.

exception for pushover whom i just talk shit at on skype for playing way too slow.

Edited 2/25/2015 16:59:00
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 17:16:01


Mablung
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Back in university it was doing homework (damn nearly two years past tense now). Then it became just reddit, youtube or whatever blackhole internet activity that could fill the void.

However, what I've been doing for the past month or so, and would recommend to everyone else who is trying to brush up or relearn a forgotten language is use the apps Anki and Duolingo and just switch between them throughout the game. The timing is generally spot on between the turns.

Anki is a flashcard app that is really useful if you have learned the fundamentals and have just forgotten so much vocabulary you want to hit yourself. Duolingo is more built for whichever level, but it is better designed for the lower levels maybe. If you are like me and have no native speakers available to practice with, this is the best solution.

The reason I've posted here is because I would highly recommend everyone try it. Over the past three years now I've been trying to not forget everything I learned while studying abroad, but honestly this has been the best method.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 17:18:51

DanWL 
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1) Reminding myself of what's happened so far in the game (e.g. calculating income and finding out opponent starting picks).
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 17:23:26


Riveath
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I usually play diplomacies, thus I talk and, occasionally, try to set a nice RP. I'm often listening to music, too. Or, if I'm not in the mood for any of these, I just check my multi-days.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 19:35:21

An abandoned account
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To anyone who plays multiple real-time games at once: Please stop doing that. It makes everyone wait longer and a lot of people who get booted make the pathetic excuse "but I was in another game". If you were only playing one real-time game, then you wouldn't have made us wait double the boot time waiting for you before someone decided to boot you.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 19:59:26


ChrisCMU 
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^I don't even take turns in MD games during RT down time. Last thing I want is to confuse games.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 20:22:51


Norman 
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To anyone who plays multiple real-time games at once: Please stop doing that.

signed ;)

The reason I don't like my teammates playing multiple real time games is mainly because I like to discuss strategy. Especially with picks it's painful when they commit last second. I usually don't complain about classic rubbish picks from random players (clusterping Partha,...) but I need some time to adapt my own picks accordingly.
Between moves (in real time games): 2/25/2015 23:02:05


Timinator • apex 
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if i play multiple rt-games at the same time, it's either a couple of 1v1 (3-5) or at max 2 teamgames (in two tabs). Easy to handle with 5 min boot-timer, even with discussion.
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