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Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 17:00:54


Turnips_are_tasty
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I don't pay money, so if this doesn't ever happen, I understand. Seems pretty simple, and it was suggested there is a way to do it, but I can't figure it out. This is all I would like.

I play small maps, and fast times so games don't go for hours or days. I would like a 5 minute autoboot on the first turn. So, those whom have waited and wandered off to get a Coke are not immediately booted. Then, I would like to set the boot time to 1 minute for every later turn.

Right now, there always seems to be someone who shows up late. We have all been waiting 20 minutes. And one or two of the early arrivals are always booted right at one minute. I have a note, but they don't pay attention. Often with Warlight, the update timer takes so long that some players may never even see the map before they are booted.

Without getting into all the rudeness, honor of it, reasons for short vs long boot times, blah, blah, blah; all I would hope is this is considered as a feature.

Thank you
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 17:09:11

DanWL 
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They could refresh the game that they're in, or press the refresh button (under Menu) manually.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 17:13:28


QueefBalls
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Just give 4 minutes of initial bank. It won't give you exactly what you're looking for but it will at least give the stragglers some time to get settled.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 17:17:03


Turnips_are_tasty
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The problem with the Bank, is the idiot that boots will not ever be booted back. I might try it, but I don't think it will really help.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 17:27:59


Richard Sharpe 
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Use automatic banked boot times, just like the RT coin games use. 3-minutes turns with an initial 5 minute boot. Use up the 5 minutes and your 3 minutes on the turn and you're automatically booted.

Seems to me to be exactly what you are looking for, other than the 3-minute value being higher than you described.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 17:58:31


Turnips_are_tasty
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Thanks, I guess I will try it. The problem I see is that there is still 30-40 minutes of banked time (assuming the first turn moves along). So, if a series of players become laggards later (to delay their loss), the game could still have an extra chunk of time built in.

On the upside, I guess if someone has to run for a quick break, they are not booted.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 18:12:49


Hostile
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Make a 10 % boot time and a 3 minute cap on bank time.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 18:21:28


Beren • apex 
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You can make it so that the banked time expires after the first turn.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 18:28:39


Turnips_are_tasty
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I set it all up. Will see how it works. Autoboot has to be 3 mins, so it still takes someone in a huge rush to boot right at a minute.
Update Request: First vs Later Boot Time: 5/27/2015 18:46:12


QueefBalls
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Yeah like beren said, you could have it expire after 1 turn. Also you could set the bank percentage to be 0.

Personally I'm still waiting for the day we can have 1 min auto boot.
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