Too Many Builds Offered (no bug)

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Too Many Builds Offered (no bug)

Postby Pops2112 » 12 May 2020, 14:02

I know, nice problem to have, but ...

Having taken over a surrendered position where predecessor had not built after some gains, then gained again, I had 4 more S/Cs than units (and I was not Russia). Of course, I could only Build x 3 (and if I had been occupying a home S/C it would have been fewer again). But the system told me 4 x orders to write, and after writing 3 x legit.orders says 1 x order still to write, and it offered a Build on the click-select menu when I clicked on an empty non-home S/C that belongs to me, albeit (correctly) that did not then get saved as an entered order.

Only a minor imperfection, but it might confuse a novice player, and just in terms of site accuracy it would be better if (A) only home S/Cs generated the Build menu and (B) the coding separated properly (1) game status on number of S/Cs (X) and units (Y) owned, and (2) number of Build orders available, taking account of the Build rules that mean that this is not always X - Y.

(I should be clear, this is all standard Dip rules, no fancy variants.)
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Re: Too Many Builds Offered

Postby UFOash » 12 May 2020, 17:31

I don't think this is really a bug or an issue to be honest. If you've read the basic rules (which everyone should have) you'll know you can't use all your builds that year. This way helps people to know how many builds they have available (even if they can't use them) without having to count.
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Re: Too Many Builds Offered

Postby Pops2112 » 12 May 2020, 22:54

Thanks, @UFOash. I disagree - ‘My Active Games’ red letters telling me I have 1 order required, and Home page telling me I have orders to write, when I don’t, is a bug (I think) and is what could throw a novice. The game Status list is the master record to show how you are doing (S/Cs owned and units on the map). My issue (and like I said it is a minor irritation, not a big thing) is that the Build mechanics should match the rules.
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Re: Too Many Builds Offered

Postby BlueBorjigin » 13 May 2020, 02:19

Not a bug. This is intentional.

If you want to make a suggestion that, in your view, would improve the site, then there's a place to do that that isn't Bugs.
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Re: Too Many Builds Offered

Postby Pops2112 » 15 May 2020, 19:23

OK @BlueBorjigin, I’ll re-post elsewhere - sorry.
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