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Newbie to online

Postby LordHaHa » 20 Mar 2008, 01:11

I used to play this game a lot when young but now am interested in playing online. Should I just join game and go? I see how we move--by clicking on our units. But how do we communicate with different players in the game about alliances, etc? WIll this become self-apparent? I don't want to get into a game and hold it up by not knowing how it works online. What is the difference between rank and no rank? And between the game victory types--single, double, triple? Where are basic questions like this answered? Thanks!
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Re: Newbie to online

Postby behnam » 20 Mar 2008, 01:37

LordHaHa wrote:I used to play this game a lot when young but now am interested in playing online. Should I just join game and go? I see how we move--by clicking on our units.

If you want to get a feel for how the site works, I would recommend starting in a no-rank game first. Once you're comfortable, you can then jump to a rank game. But to be honest, it isn't that difficult to master, and you should be just fine jumping right in.

LordHaHa wrote:But how do we communicate with different players in the game about alliances, etc? WIll this become self-apparent? I don't want to get into a game and hold it up by not knowing how it works online.

There is a tab at the top of the game screen called "Messages". You can read messages sent to you by clicking on the name of the country that sent it. You can send messages to any combination of countries by clicking Compose and then selecting which countries you want your message to go to.

LordHaHa wrote:What is the difference between rank and no rank?

No rank games don't count towards your ranking. Rank games do.

LordHaHa wrote:And between the game victory types--single, double, triple? Where are basic questions like this answered? Thanks!

All games are played until 18 Supply Centers. If it is a Single game, when one country reaches 18 SCs, he declares victory and receives 5 points for the rankings.
If it is a Double game, once 2 countries have reached 18 SCs, they must declare victory together, and receive 3 points each towards their rankings.
If it is a Triple game, once 3 countries have reached 18 SCs, they must declare victory together and receive 2 points each towards their rankings.

Note that even if a game is Double or Triple, it is not necessary for 2 or 3 countries to declare victory. You can declare Single victory in either of those games, and you can also declare Double victory in a Triple game.

Hope this answers your questions.

Oh...and Welcome :)
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Re: Newbie to online

Postby LordHaHa » 20 Mar 2008, 01:43

Thanks! I'll give it a go!
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