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Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 20:01
by nyap
Hello, I am new to the site (not a premium member) and trying to figure out some of the mechanics. I just finished my first game with friends (a victory!) and created a new game that I'm still waiting on people to join. I also picked up one surrender that ended up being defeated immediately. So I currently have no active games and one pending game.

I want to create a game in addition to the current pending one with a different set of friends, however, when I go to create a game it says: "You cannot create a new game because you have reached the maximum number of 3 games. You will be able to create games when the new games will become active!", but I only have one pending game and no active ones.

As a non-premium member are you only allowed to have one pending game or am I missing something?

Thanks!

Re: Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 20:19
by Strategus
You can still be in a game even if you have been eliminated, if the game is still ongoing. Click on your Games tab, and see which games you are in. If you are still in a game in which you were eliminated, you can go into it, click on the Status button on the right, and select "Ignore". That will take it off your live games list, and you can then select another game, or create one. I think you can be in three games at once as a new account.

Re: Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 20:21
by super_dipsy
There are two different limits for non-premiums.

One is on games you are in. As you already worked out, you can only be in 3 games at once (pending or active) although after a month this limit will raise to 5.

The other is that you can only CREATE 3 games at a time. The limit you are hitting is that you have 3 games you have created: 147052, 147575 and 147605

Re: Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 20:30
by nyap
Thanks for clarifying! I didn't realize two out of those three created games existed, as only one of them was showing up under "pending games". Must have accidentally created the duplicates when I was playing around with creating a game. Which leads me to my second noob question. How can I see games I created that aren't showing up under pending (super_dipsy how did you access those three games I had created)?

Re: Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 21:21
by Don Juan of Austria
nyap wrote:Thanks for clarifying! I didn't realize two out of those three created games existed, as only one of them was showing up under "pending games". Must have accidentally created the duplicates when I was playing around with creating a game. Which leads me to my second noob question. How can I see games I created that aren't showing up under pending (super_dipsy how did you access those three games I had created)?


You created them, but you didn't join them.

Re: Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 22:01
by nyap
Don Juan of Austria wrote:
nyap wrote:Thanks for clarifying! I didn't realize two out of those three created games existed, as only one of them was showing up under "pending games". Must have accidentally created the duplicates when I was playing around with creating a game. Which leads me to my second noob question. How can I see games I created that aren't showing up under pending (super_dipsy how did you access those three games I had created)?


You created them, but you didn't join them.


Yeah, I gathered that. Is there a way to look at all the games you've created in one place though? Or do you just need to remember the number/title? Because I created duplicate games accidentally and didn't realize they were still floating around because they didn't show up in pending or anywhere else.

Re: Can't Create New Game

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2018, 07:33
by super_dipsy
Here is the way it works.

When you first Create a game, you will be placed on the Join Game page with the game you created listed. You can Join this game, or you will also see there is a DELETE button. You as the creator can delete a game but ONLY if it is empty. If you have created a game, and at a later stage you decide you want to delete it, you need to a) find it on Join Game and then b) make sure anyone who has joined it has left it (unsubscribed). Once it is empty, the DELETE button will reappear on the Join Game page.

I am afraid the system assumes that if you create a game, you know what you called it at least even if you do not remember the number. So to achieve a), you would go to Join Game and put the game title in the Search area. But note that if someone has joined the game and does not want to unsubscribe, you cannot do anything but will have to wait for the 30 days for the game to be deleted. This is because someone joining your game and wanting to play it overrides the fact that you created it. It would not be fair to allow the creator to kill it just because he/she wants to create a new one.

NOrmally of course, assuming you join the game you create then you will always be able to find it under your Pending Games tab. It is only if you create a game but do not join it that you need to search on Join Game with the game name