Live games now available for ALL!

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Live games now available for ALL!

Postby super_dipsy » 20 Oct 2018, 16:16

Following the poll of Premium players, the result was almost unanimous that Live games should be made available to all Playdip players, not just Premium players. The main reason is the hope that with a lot more people eligible to play Live games, it will be easier to get them started :)

This seems a good time to add some explanation for non-premiums who have never played Live games.

The first thing to note when you see a Live game advertised (often on the Home Page) is that Live games say how long the game will be Live for and what happens after that time. Most Live games are set up to continue after the Live period, but now the deadlines will return to whatever the game has specified. It is also possible to set a Live game up to finish after the live time expires, in which case the game just ends as a draw for the remaining players, but this is only possible for unranked games.

For the Live period, the deadlines are 15min/5min/5min :shock: . First turn is 30min though; use it wisely! Once the Live period gets going, you will be underr a lot of pressure!

Joining games on the Live page are particularly error prone, so be careful. Basically, the game stays displayed for an hour or so. If it fills up in that time, it goes into confirmation but you only have 5 MINS to confirm! So IF you join the live game on the Home Page, you need to hang around or you will miss the confirmation and be kicked from the game, forcing it to find a new player.

The final thing is please remember that assuming it is not set up to finish, a Live game becomes a normal one! So don't get into one unless you are happy to take on the commitment of playing it on beyond the Live period. Apart from that, they are great fun although more stressful than you would imagine ;)

I hope this does indeed get more Live games going. For those who have tried them, they are usually very popular and rather habit forming!
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Re: Live games now available for ALL!

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 20 Oct 2018, 21:47

Wow. Just Wow. :shock: :shock: :shock: :D
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Re: Live games now available for ALL!

Postby Strategus » 21 Oct 2018, 09:14

Awesome. Can non prems create live games as well?
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Re: Live games now available for ALL!

Postby super_dipsy » 21 Oct 2018, 09:27

Strategus wrote:Awesome. Can non prems create live games as well?

Yes
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Re: Live games now available for ALL!

Postby Strategus » 21 Oct 2018, 09:30

Double awesome. :)
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