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Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 16:38:15


Pooncrew 
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I have a couple of suggestions regarding booting. Instead of showing how long you have been waiting on an opponent, why not show us how long they have till they are booted. I feel like this will be more helpful and more direct.
Another suggestion I have is for multiday games, maybe have the option to send you a push notification/email when you are nearing the games boot time.
Our clan has received a lot of flak on here about our boot settings and we have altered our game templates but in all honesty every game, even ones with 3+day autoboot settings, has someone get booted. Perhaps if we had a notice when the boot time was nearing this would alleviate this problem.
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 17:04:04


Nex
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why not show us how long they have till they are booted.


I like this idea too. Sometimes people have the gall to invite me to 1-day boot team games, and I'm used to taking a day or two per move on average. . . . it annoys the heck out of people when I forget which games are 1-day boot.


I'm not sure I would use a push notification system to remind me about boot times, though. It would probably help, but my phone would explode after a few days.
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 17:09:45


The Lone Wolf
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i agree with both of u this matter should be explored more
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 17:43:48


Bane 
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just take your turn
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 17:44:16


Master Ree 
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If you go to Menu > Nudge/Boot in-game, it will show you how when they are bootable including any banked time if applicable. Not really the answer to your question but a little side note.

As for the countdown timer, the problem becomes if there is no auto boot. Then what does it say? "0 hours left, Boot me and win"? While it may be handy, I think this would increase the number of boots. As well, if you use the multiplayer dashboard, every game says how long til you can boot someone on it. It's just a simple compare between that time and time waited.

I think it has the potential to be a good idea but needs to be thought out.
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 17:51:28

MrHymen
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I disagree. Too many people would sit there watching the "1 hour remaining" and changing their turns at the last minute.
The current system is fine.
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 18:19:47

DanWL 
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Did you try https://www.warlight.net/wiki/booting ?

Edited 3/19/2015 18:20:19
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 19:58:10


QueefBalls
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Mr Cherry, I don't see what the issue is if someone wants to change their moves at the last minute, as you should expect each turn to take the full amount of time. But that's not really the point here.

What Pooncrew is suggesting is more like this scenario:

Let's say it's your turn in two games. One has 2 day boot and one has 1 day boot. But you're also in 20 other games with varied boot times. Both of the two where it is your turn say they have been waiting for 23 hours. This could mean its been 23 hours 1 minute, or 23 hours 59 minutes.

In this case, it would be easier to have something like "you have 1 hour left to move" and "you have 1 day 1 hour left to move," so you know which one to prioritize, and would be a lot more helpful than the current system
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 20:06:58


[WOLF] Arrogance
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I agree with that. It would be helpful while in many games...
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 22:41:55

smileyleg 
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I have to say this would actually be very nice.
Lets talk Booting: 3/19/2015 22:50:23


Martyrose
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I personaly would hate it, I don't want to play too much games at one time so mostly I will take my turn after something between 2 or 3 days. I know that it's not regular, but it would be really annoying to get all of those mails all the time. I think that people must be able to put those notifications off. Pretty good idea, but I think that there are better ideas though.
Lets talk Booting: 3/20/2015 13:33:19


Pooncrew 
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Marty it would probably be an option to have notifications, i just think it would be an option most should choose
Lets talk Booting: 3/20/2015 15:02:50

smileyleg 
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I mainly like seeing the option of seeing how long until boot.
Lets talk Booting: 3/20/2015 15:12:50


randomperson 
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I like the notification option. A lot of times I forget how long its been since I took my last turn, or if I'm playing any 1-day boot games. I doubt people would get many notifications if it gave you a push notification say, one hour before the boot time.
Lets talk Booting: 3/20/2015 16:57:14


Riveath
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I don't like notifications but I'd really like to see a sorting system by time remaining until you will be bootable. This would be realy helpful.
Lets talk Booting: 3/20/2015 17:28:37


Perrin3088 
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marty, like most notifications, it would be able to be turned off.
I have almost all notifications turned off, since I check warlight more often then my email.
However.. the problem is meant to solve all sorts of problems.. I am the same way, and tend to prefer to play 1-2 days/turn instead of a constant game, *except in rare situations* and see this as being a great idea.
Lets talk Booting: 3/20/2015 23:09:27


Taishō 
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This is rich coming from a representative of a clan who is accused of rigging games by setting a 1 day autoboot.

I'd be happy to challenge any of your members since you've shown yourselves keen, though we'll have to discuss the template in detail so as to ensure it's a clean game.
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 00:42:04


Thomas 633
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hate to mention the fact we beat them
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 02:18:52


QueefBalls
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I'm not usually one to go off topic in a thread, but Taisho I can't let you bash my clan like that. Pooncrew brings up a great point and you have to derail it by throwing accusations at us.

Can you explain to me how creating faster games is rigging the game?

Yes, our games have one day boot times. But we make a point to tell everyone who joins that they're accepting a game with one day boots. In addition to the fact that it says right next to each game what the boot times are, we specify in the description of every game that it has faster boot times than normal.

It's the responsibility of the person joining a game to know what the rules are. We don't use fast games to increase our win percentage, personally I don't give two shits about that. It's just our experience that games with the standard three day boots take about a month to finish, which is way too long. Not to mention, those games with 3 day boots still have people get booted every single time.

There's not much more we can do. We like our games to move quickly. If anyone has a problem with that, don't join our games.

Peace and love brothers.

QB
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 02:28:06


Pooncrew 
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Well said queef. The game in question wasnt rigged i told the clan leader 1 day boot times ahead of time so thats on him and his players. Out of the 16 players in that game the only one to get booted was eklipse, early on mind you. No one complained about our "deal" till long into the game when the tide started to turn in our favor.
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 02:28:35


Bane 
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no one cares about if your game was rigged or not
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 06:38:56


Poseidó̱nas
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Eklipse does ^
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 14:44:01


Pooncrew 
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Ya because Eklipse has something to say about everything...
Lets talk Booting: 3/21/2015 15:03:49


Exanimem
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Theres already an option to email a player about not taking there turn
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