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WTF??

Postby WhiteManFromTown » 20 Oct 2018, 08:01

So I join a game here, and I get an email that's basically just "Game's started, orders due in 4 days, good luck!"

Where do I submit orders? How do I communicate with the other players?

I've never seen a more user-unfriendly online Dip site in my life. You just lost a player.
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Re: WTF??

Postby AKFD » 20 Oct 2018, 08:05

Umm...?

Check the "Games" tab, and you will find your game there. Click it, and look at the map, then click on the province and start orders!

I can send images if u want
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Re: WTF??

Postby WhiteManFromTown » 20 Oct 2018, 08:27

::sigh:: No, I pieced it all together. It's 2:00 in the morning and it's been a long week. I was a little crankier than I should have been..
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Re: WTF??

Postby condude1 » 20 Oct 2018, 08:34

Also, if you're that confused about the layout of things, we run mentor games every once in a while. It might be a good idea to join one of those!
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Re: WTF??

Postby SteveHybrid » 20 Oct 2018, 09:35

WhiteManFromTown wrote:So I join a game here, and I get an email that's basically just "Game's started, orders due in 4 days, good luck!"

Where do I submit orders? How do I communicate with the other players?

I've never seen a more user-unfriendly online Dip site in my life. You just lost a player.


Thanks for the laugh.
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Re: WTF??

Postby Josey Wales » 20 Oct 2018, 12:07

Personally it has be a loooooonnnng time since I looked at any other sites, but I recall the other ones I looked at nowhere near as good as this site.

The work Avalanche and SuperDipsy (and I am sure a host of others) have put into this site has made it quite an enjoyable experience playing here.
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Re: WTF??

Postby Solar Flare » 20 Oct 2018, 14:20

wtf indeed
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Re: WTF??

Postby AKFD » 20 Oct 2018, 15:14

SteveHybrid wrote:
WhiteManFromTown wrote:So I join a game here, and I get an email that's basically just "Game's started, orders due in 4 days, good luck!"

Where do I submit orders? How do I communicate with the other players?

I've never seen a more user-unfriendly online Dip site in my life. You just lost a player.


Thanks for the laugh.

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Re: WTF??

Postby WhiteManFromTown » 20 Oct 2018, 16:18

I've already said it was a post put up in a moment of frustration, but by all means, continue on. I know how fun it can be to engage in safe, anonymous online pile-ons.
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Re: WTF??

Postby super_dipsy » 20 Oct 2018, 16:35

Sorry about that, players here tend to be very loyal and fiercely defensive of the site :D (I love them all! ;) )

It is a good point. We sometimes forget new players. For future reference, everything to do with games comes about from the Games tab on the Home Page. This is where you went to Join the game, and is also where you Create games, see your Active games, see you Pending games and your Finished ones. The 'Pending' categoty may seem a bit odd - basically when a game is full we ask all apleyrs to confirm they are still interested, and until this is done your game stays in the Pending list. As soon as it starts, it goes in your active list.

Some of the interface is very old, and frankly could do better. I had thought there was a hotlink in all the emails to the game in question. It sounds to me like there isn't one in the 'Game Started' one, and there should be to be honest, since it is the email that triggers a player to want to get into the game. I will go away and look at changing that. We always appreciate input to make the site better - that is one reason players are so proud of it, because they all helped make it what it is :D
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