Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

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Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby socratease » 19 Oct 2013, 20:11

How does one create a Gunboat Game which is also Anonymous?

When choosing game type, the drop-down menu lists only Regular, Anonymous, Gunboat, Public Press Only.
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby ThorondorNL » 19 Oct 2013, 20:38

Guboat games are always anonymous
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Why aren't all games anonymous?

Postby DannyKelly » 19 Oct 2013, 20:41

If we want players to avoid carrying over grudges or friendships to another game.
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Re: Why aren't all games anonymous?

Postby ThorondorNL » 19 Oct 2013, 20:43

DannyKelly wrote:If we want players to avoid carrying over grudges or friendships to another game.


If you only play anonymous games you wont have players with grudges or friendships on you. The only thing is that you need to be premium member to play anonymous games.
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby socratease » 19 Oct 2013, 21:13

Thorondor, thanks. I see the "Gunboat" game I played was actually "regular", it was just CALLED "Gunboat".

So if I set up a game and choose "Gunboat" it is automatically anonymous? Is it impossible to set up a Gunboat game where the players are known?

So, then, does one set up a Regular game that is also anonymous by choosing "Anonymous"? Where Diplomacy takes place, but you don't know the usernames of the other players?
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby asudevil » 19 Oct 2013, 21:29

Every gunboat game is anonymous so that cheats don't see that I am Russia and pm me via the site to cheat..

Regular games can also be anon...then you click reg...and anon
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby socratease » 19 Oct 2013, 21:38

Regular games can also be anon...then you click reg...and anon


Hmm, no boxes or buttons to click, just a drop-down menu with the 4 choices mentioned. Maybe my browser doesn't display it right (Google Chrome)?
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby ThorondorNL » 19 Oct 2013, 21:41

regular and anonymous games have but one difference, in anonymous you cant see the playernames. That is the only difference. So if you click anonymous it is automaticly regular, but you cant see the playernames.
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby socratease » 19 Oct 2013, 21:53

OK, O Lord of the Eagles, think I got it. When y'all say "click on" it means "choose in the dropdown menu by clicking on".

So, one question unanswered: can one create a Gunboat game which is NOT anonymous?

Second, is it possible to create a game where the players are known, but not which country they play?
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Re: Anonymous Gunboat - how to set up?

Postby ThorondorNL » 19 Oct 2013, 21:59

on your last two guestions is the answer no, both are not possible.
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