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Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 28 Dec 2017, 22:01
by TTBen
mhsmith0 wrote:I think I’d like to eventually see the option to rank these but that may be down the road.


I would also like to see a ranking, but I think it would have to be a separate ranking than the all games rank or it could get terribly abused.

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 01:21
by StarWatcher009
Sooo, who's up for a France vs Austria tournament?

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 03:06
by BlueBorjigin
Only 5 games created so far, people seem not to have caught on super-quickly. How much time do we have to create games before this format becomes unavailable?

Anyone know any other interesting combinations? Germany v. Austria sounds interesting - pretty balanced, and lots of interaction due to their proximity. Russia seems like an interesting option, but vs/ who? Italy? England? Is Russia inherently imbalanced due to their ability to build fleets in both the north and the south? France can do the same, but F/R are so far away from each other it doesn't sound like it'd produce a very interesting game.

StarWatcher009 wrote:Sooo, who's up for a France vs Austria tournament?

Sounds interesting.

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 03:20
by mhsmith0
StarWatcher009 wrote:Sooo, who's up for a France vs Austria tournament?

I'm very down for playing.

Much less down for hosting :p

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 17:12
by TTBen
mhsmith0 wrote:
StarWatcher009 wrote:Sooo, who's up for a France vs Austria tournament?

I'm very down for playing.

Much less down for hosting :p


If people willing to help host is the only thing holding it back I’d be happy to step in and assist as long as a more experienced host is available as backup... I have run events for other games just not diplomacy yet.

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 17:41
by mhsmith0
I could always pitch in on designing the actual matchups list, but it can be fairly time-consuming to monitor evrything, see results, make sure players are in correct powers, etc etc etc. I tried doing all that in gunboat tournament last year and it was EXHAUSTING, probably why I burned out before the end of it.

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 18:36
by TTBen
Seems at least on the surface that the players in the right position issue would be far easier in 2 player challenge than in a traditional 7 player game at least.

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 20:43
by super_dipsy
I think I may have misled a bit in the announcement :)

The idea was to make this available by the Christmas hols, but it is not going away. Unless people want it removed, it will stay as a variant on site for good.

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 20:45
by super_dipsy
BlueBorjigin wrote:Only 5 games created so far, people seem not to have caught on super-quickly.

Actually, I can see 16, so interest is picking up!

Re: Two Player Challenge!

PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 21:05
by BlueBorjigin
super_dipsy wrote:I think I may have misled a bit in the announcement :)

The idea was to make this available by the Christmas hols, but it is not going away. Unless people want it removed, it will stay as a variant on site for good.

Amazing, I thought it was like the April Fools Shift games. It's a great addition to the non-premium variants, I prefer it to 2-player shorthanded.