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Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/10/2010 07:03:01


TrueJon
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Thought for next update. Sorry, I know you just did one.

My Idea:
Show number of times player has booted another player. With percentage of games played vs the number of time as the "booter".

Thoughts?

-Sir Frederick
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/10/2010 09:09:30

Krawat
Level 47
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Love the idea! I just hate booters.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/10/2010 09:53:36

mosquitero_retired
Level 40
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If you hate being booted, then why do you participate in games with short boot times? This is what the HELP says:

"If a player does not take their turn in a timely fashion, they can be booted out of the game so that the game can continue.

The game creator can set a "boot time" when creating the game that will determine how fast each player must take their turn to avoid getting booted. The boot time typically determines the pace of the game and how long a game will take to play."

The last sentence is the most important one. One player may not destroy the pace of a game. If someone created a 5 minute boot game, then he wants to play it in one sitting, maybe because he has only a limited timeframe for the whole game himself. If players do not respect that, then its absolutely ok to boot them. I myself give others a grace time of 20% - 50% of the boot time. But then my patience is gone too.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/10/2010 10:22:35

Krawat
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I'm getting booted in 3% of my games. By saying booters I mean people with finger on the button syndrom. I play only slow games with at least 1d boot, where boot after just few hours makes no sense really, it just spoils the game.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/10/2010 10:43:03


TrueJon
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I agree with Krawat.

I am talking about the players who have the boot window open and hit "direct boot" at the instance the boot time hits/expires.

I understand the frustration of waiting for people to take there turn. Unfortunately there are so many different legit reasons why someone may take a little longer than the expected or the normal.

I myself will tell people when I am taking longer than expected... Connection issues, have to run to my car, have to take a shit, etc. When someone boots to affect the outcome of a game, then this is not so gentlemanly.

All I am suggesting is, if we can now see how many times someone has been booted, we should be able to see how many times someone has "direct booted" someone else.

I, as a gentleman, give a warning to the boot time for a first offense. If it continuously happens, then there is no reason for a warning on the second, third, fourth offense, and so on.

Thanks,
Sir Frederick
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/10/2010 23:46:58


Polaris 
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I typically only play 5min boot games. If the time reaches 5min I ask if they're there. If no response within 1-2min after then I usually boot. Unless it's a team game then I'll often wait quite a bit longer.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/11/2010 01:48:24


CuChulainn 
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That sounds like the way it 'should' be.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/11/2010 01:51:38


Perrin3088 
Level 44
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in 5 minute boot games i will wait til 10 on first turn, and depending on the situation 7-10 on subsequent turns, generally speaking.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/11/2010 15:01:53


Emperor B
Level 30
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i only play this game to boot people
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/13/2010 00:11:04


Perrin3088 
Level 44
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at least your honest..

so you want a booter # also just to showoff? :P
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/26/2010 11:12:15


MaNaMaT
Level 41
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That is an indicator alot of us would be interested in. Imho the idea is brilliant.

Hey Perrin, still jacking off with useless comments ? Stop bootlicking Emperor, he is the bad guy, you are nothing.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/26/2010 18:09:49


Perrin3088 
Level 44
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Mahamat, my comment was 13 days old, lol. btw, this comment is just showing your nature, i dropped the last arguement for the sake of the forums, why you gotta troll?
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/26/2010 18:45:11


MaNaMaT
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for the sake of the forums ? lulz. you really consider yourself as someone serious and important. Talking about trolling, you did a great job on the thread I opened about one abusive boot player... and yes, my nature is different than yours, you like to play the smart ass... I prefer honesty.

Lets close this parenthesis and come back to the subject :

This option of seeing the # boot could be really helpful to decide entering a game or not. Especially on big map, we all know players ready to boot as soon as time is over.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/26/2010 20:55:00


Perrin3088 
Level 44
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# of boot wouldn't be as helpful as % over boot amount ratio would be.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/27/2010 15:44:29


MaNaMaT
Level 41
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What do you mean by "boot amount ratio". Boot divided by total win ?
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/27/2010 18:31:14


Perrin3088 
Level 44
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ratio above boot time.



ie, booting at 2 minutes in a 2 minute game would be 0 minutes over boot time, thus 0% increase

bootig at 10 minutes in a 2 minute boot game would be 8 minutes over, thus 400% increase.

do an average of a persons overall boot time ratios.


can't just do a straight boot time, cause then it would be as worthless as the move time stat, with a mixture of real-time and multi-day games.


albiet this method by a repetitive booter could be falsely changed, but...
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/27/2010 21:31:10


MaNaMaT
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you won't believe me, but I agree with you on this one :P

Would be more relevant to introduce the idea of a % over boot time.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/29/2010 21:35:34


Duke 
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A good portion of the times I've booted it's been my own teammates. Woudl those count? Woudl you count "vote to boot" or only "direct boot". +1 on the ratio idea.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/29/2010 23:23:11


Dominator
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the problem with % over boot time can still be misleading as i have been in a game with a 4 min boot timer but took about 4-5 days to complete cause after a couple of turns we agreed to continue at a later time.

thus % over boot timer does not mean that a person in likely to hold up a game
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 12/30/2010 00:12:51


MaNaMaT
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@Dominator: for sure it won't be more than an indicator. Not a proof that someone will systematicaly hold up a game. However, if I see a profile with for instance 100 boot, with a % over boot time of ~1 %, it gives me a good idea of how the guy is reacting to overtimers. I mean it's the same idea than indicating the % of games you've been booted from that already exists.

@Duke: good point, in my opinion I don't think Vote to boot should be integrated in the stat. I think we are talking about Direct boot here.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 1/4/2011 22:47:25

* Fattywads
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This could be really misleading. I never boot people right at the limit, but I am often the one to boot people at 10 or 12 minutes in a 5 minute game, just because nobody else has done it. So my boot % might appear to be unusually high...
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 1/6/2011 18:09:05


Duke 
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Then it won't be misleading at all -- it'll tell us exactly what you just wrote about yourself. Although it seems you're a bit uncomfortable about how other players might perceive your actions. Maybe you'll rely on vote to boot moreinstead of direct booting "just because nobody else has done it". Course that's up to you.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 1/7/2011 03:21:03


Poop Sandwich 
Level 56
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Just a thought:

I play plenty of 1v1 games and often times my opponent doesn't surrender and therefore I must boot to win so I can move on with my day. Dealing with this circumstance my amount of boots would be abnormal and it may cause people not want to play with me even though I rarely boot for the sake booting. I get where you're coming from in terms of the excessive booters who boot right at the boot time for the sake of giving them an extreme advantage in a game, but putting the amount of boots in a players profile is just dumb. There's a blacklist for a reason.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 1/7/2011 04:17:35


Perrin3088 
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Duke, just had a thought.. could make the boot ratio's similar to the play time.. show an average of the players boot percentage as i described before, up to 100% then put a list that shows 0-5% 5-15% 15-30% etc. so that even someone that fakes the ratio by doign a few 100% ratio's, would still have it shown that he is a repetitive min boot time booter...

and then perhaps even a open seat pre-requesite added in for such a thing.
Player Profile - # of time as "Booter": 1/7/2011 20:26:16


DeadlyAzn
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I got booted for being literally 0.5 seconds past boot time. We were playing 2 v 2 v 2
And then they booted the other team too
Luckily my AI owned their ass haha ^^
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