Heptarchy 16 **Discord** (7 of 7) Game Ongoing

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Re: Heptarchy 16 Recruiting! **Discord Game** (6 of 7)

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 19 Mar 2019, 10:50

I'm interested. Thanks for the PM Wobbly.
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Re: Heptarchy 16 Recruiting! **Discord Game** (6 of 7)

Postby nanooktheeskimo » 19 Mar 2019, 12:22

Too busy to play, but I'd love an invite to the discord so I can follow along!
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Re: Heptarchy 16 Recruiting! **Discord Game** (4 of 7)

Postby joe92 » 19 Mar 2019, 12:50

Big Gun wrote:Is using Discord the only way to play or will the old PlayDip PM messaging still work? What is the purpose of using Discord? Died it not make PbF on our website irrelevant?

Big Gun wrote:Yeah, so basically Discord makes PlayDip irrelevant. Very sad. Not everyone plays on smartphones or wants an increased pressure of more comms... I’m disappointed.

Big Gun,

I was worried about this exact thing and raised a topic in the GM subforum. I was particularly worried about the lack of exposure to PbF on this site and the potential loss of uptake of new players, and the loss of our gradually but surely building archive. I can reassure you that we have agreed that PbF will not die. Discord will not make PlayDip irrelevant. While Discord is going to be used for comms in this game and probably most future games, all the maps and results will be posted in the forum as the game progresses (unless it's a game where maps specifically must be hidden, e.g. the exploration series by Aeschines) and the games will be archived with all maps and orders attached. All new GM's will be required to put in the effort to ensure games are posted in the forum alongside the Discord server. Discord is offered as a convenience, not a replacement.

Discord is pretty easy to use and understand. It's just different. I would encourage you to give it a try one time to see how the interaction between PlayDip and Discord works. You don't even need to download a program either. It just sits in another tab for me, just like my comms already did :)


P.s. Stoked to see Heptarchy fill up so quick again! This map surely needs to make it to the main site!
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Re: Heptarchy 16 Recruiting! **Discord Game** (6 of 7)

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 19 Mar 2019, 13:01

To echo what joe92 said, it is required that all sanctioned PbF games post turn-by-turn adjudication and results to the forum, and that’s what will preserve the games as still essentially “PbF”. The main exception would be Fog of War games, which post results after game’s end.

However, the forum PM system has always been clunky, so I would be surprised if many GMs are willing to go back to using it now that Discord has gained a critical mass of popularity. I can attest that using a similar platform, Slack, was an enormous help in running the tournament last year, and the volume of communication seemed to be much higher overall.
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Re: Heptarchy 16 **Discord** (7 of 7; 1 of 2 Reserves) Biddi

Postby GhostEcho » 19 Mar 2019, 23:48

I'd like to reserve, though I can't be starting a game at the moment.
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Re: Heptarchy 16 **Discord** (7 of 7; 1 of 2 Reserves) Biddi

Postby Wobbly » 19 Mar 2019, 23:59

GhostEcho wrote:I'd like to reserve, though I can't be starting a game at the moment.

Understand that you can't start now. If you want, feel free to send me some bids just in case. If not, and you only want to be a backup if somebody drops out, that's cool too. Thanks!
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Re: Heptarchy 16 **Discord** (7 of 7) Bidding

Postby AirsoftAlex » 23 Mar 2019, 23:18

This looks like a great variant map, sad I missed the bidding!
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