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Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 12:48:34


Muten Rōshi
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A number of times I am in a realtime game, several turns in, outcome still unclear. People have to leave, occasionally.

Maybe there could be an option where everybody votes to 'save the game'.
What I mean by this is that the game changes from real-time to multi day game.

Many games ended with boots and surrenders due to no option of this kind. 'Bad user experience!' :P

Has this been discussed before, is it able to be implemented?

is there a uservoice someone made for something like this?

thanks!
Roshi
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 13:36:23


Richard Sharpe 
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Don't have time, don't join RT games. It's not like MD games HAVE to be played as MD, can always be treated as RT
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 13:43:33


Muten Rōshi
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I mean sometimes something comes up in the middle of a game and someone has to leave (example).
if you make it as a MD game that is much easier for people to exploit when theyr losing. They could just take really long turns to piss you off.

This option would need all players to vote. I guess it could also prove uselss if one player wants a cheap win, but from what I've seen it would work fine. :/

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maybe it could put the game in stasis until the players decide to start playing again (choice of MD or RT). It could bring you back to the lobby and you decide what is happening then it starts from where you last saved :)

Not sure if something like this would work though...

Edited 2/24/2015 13:45:30
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 16:10:00


Richard Sharpe 
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Not only would you need everyone's agreement to save the game, you would need everyone's agreement to restore the game. Don't see that being practical
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 16:13:19


shyb
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i like this idea. it only happens to me very rarely, but it has happened before. if you have a game full of good sports who don't want a good game to end just cause one person needs to leave this is a good solution.

when i play a game my concerns are playing as well as i can and having it be a fun competitive game. that's it. getting the points is secondary. climbing the ladder is secondary. winning the tournament is secondary. i do get disappointed when an opponent gets booted during a really solid game, cause i want to see if i can win that game using my brain and not the boot button.

it could be as easy as an extra button to vote to extend the boot time to 3 days for the rest of the game.

Edited 2/24/2015 16:14:47
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 16:55:13


ChrisCMU 
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All games are saved (in the database). But moving a game from Real Time to Multi Day would be a cool option to have. It would have to be like Vote to End, where everyone votes yes. You should put this on uservoice as an idea.

The other option is just create a Multi Day game and play it semi realtime for a while. But the new feature would be a great option.

Richard is right on resuming a RT game in stasis. That is impractical to try and get everyone back on. But moving it to MD for good seems like a cool option.

Edited 2/24/2015 16:57:13
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 17:37:10


Richard Sharpe 
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Chris,
If such a transition was enabled can you imagine the number of complaints on the forums about holdouts not accepting a change? It would FLOOD the forums with a new round of blacklist demands for players just following the game rules.
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 17:48:16


Mercer 
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Agreeing on restarting a RT game at a later is going to be hard. If you are losing, then why agree. Turning it into MD might make sense but needs a lot of thought around it. Taking over for a teammate might be a better solution and is planned in next few months.

Start a UserVoice on the "Vote to Multiday" and see if people agree.

PS: Link to the game where this happened
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 18:30:24


ChrisCMU 
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Richard - I don't see how that is any different than someone stalling when their opponent says they have to go soon. There will be people who take boot wins regardless. This just gives another option. I don't think people should complain anyway. it is a RT game after all, you can't force someone else to play it MD.

I think it would be best used with known friends. I wouldn't play this option with random pubs and count on them to do you a favor.

Edited 2/24/2015 18:31:36
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 18:36:37

DanWL 
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Why not just VTE? It's much simpler.
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 19:34:36


Mercer 
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Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/24/2015 20:01:03


Martyrose
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I don't think this will be accepted, play multiday instead and treat it like real-time, and maybe play a clocked game in the future.
Option to 'Save Game' or similar: 2/25/2015 15:06:22


Muten Rōshi
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Ok, thanks for the opinions guys.

@Mercer
that's a great idea, provided the boot time is big enough for you to take turns for 2 people.

Thanks for making that. I was busy. I'll vote for it

edit -
I guess a game with fast boot time would finish quickly and not be affected by this problem as much, anyway :P

Edited 2/25/2015 15:08:14
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