Participating in a Live Game

Set up a Live game here. Live games are only available to PREMIUM members.
Forum rules
Guidance for setting up a Live Game.
1. Advertise first! Make sure you have enough interested people to set the game up.
2. Place the date and proposed start time (including time zone) in the title of the post.
3. Post details of the game - game type, length of live period, whether the game will end when the live period does, after-live deadlines if not, etc.
4. Update the first post regularly to reflect changes, players, etc.
5. Players should be on the Forum approximately 30 minutes before the game starts and should post in the thread that they are ready. Check the game thread REGULARLY and don't leave the site!
6. Include in the game description that it is live!
7. Should a player NOT turn up, remember others can see the game on the home page of the games site - a replacement MAY be found.
See Organising a Live Game and Participating in a Live Game.

Participating in a Live Game

Postby rick.leeds » 25 Apr 2015, 09:29

This is intended as guidance on how to take part in a Live game.

GET ORGANISED!
1. Live Gamers group
If you are a dedicated Live game player, join the Live Gamers group:
- Go to your User Control Panel.
- Open Usergroups and scroll down to the list of groups of which you are not a member.
- Locate the Live Gamers group and click in the circle to join the group.
- Submit.

2. Add your details on the Forum
There is an Available for Live sub-forum which will include threads for the current week, the next week and regular days. Post your details in the appropriate threads.
Keep these updated - if you are no longer available short-term, update the post. If you are not likely to be available for the longer-term remove the post.

BEFORE THE DAY OF THE GAME.
It is worthwhile checking out the Live Games forum regularly to check if games are being organised.


3. Add your interest in a game thread
If there is a Live game being organised that you want to join or are interested in joining, post in the game thread. If there are aspects of the game which you would prefer modified, add that. Don't expect the game to completely match what you want, however - other players may want conflicting features!
If the game is wildly different to what you're interested in, don't sign-up.

4. Keep up to date
Check the game thread regularly. Take part in the discussion.

ON THE DAY OF THE GAME.
Try to get onto the Forum a few hours before the game starts.[/color]


5. Regularly check the game thread
The game organiser should be sending you details of the game so you are informed but it doesn't hurt to regularly check the game thread on the day, just to make sure. You may be asked to confirm your participation in the game in the thread.
Make sure you are aware of when the game is starting.

6. Be on time
Be on the site and the Forum approximately 30 minutes before the game starts. Post in the game thread that you are on site.
STAY ON THE SITE!
And check the game thread regularly.


GAME TIME.
The most frustrating thing is when a player is there but then isn't, meaning the game may not get off the ground.


7. Join up
When you know the game has been created, join the game. Don't withdraw simply because it isn't filling very quickly - give the game a chance to get going.
STAY ON THE SITE!!

8. Keep the game organiser updated
Make sure that, if something crops up and you have to quit, the game organiser knows this.
STAY ON THE SITE!!!

9. Confirm when you can
Don't delay when the game enters the confirmation stage.
STAY ON THE SITE!!!!

10. Play the game
You've come this far so play the game out. And...
STAY ON THE SITE!!!!!

See also Organising a Live Game.
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