Shift Right to the Main Site?

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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby asudevil » 31 May 2013, 15:17

Agreed on all counts, and I would gladly play another shift game on site.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby Kithchener » 31 May 2013, 15:40

I would play another shift game.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby Pedros » 31 May 2013, 16:40

I've mailed dipsy to ask whether he's willing to set up another run through (perhaps Shift Left this time.)
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby diplomat42 » 31 May 2013, 17:06

Pedros wrote:I've mailed dipsy to ask whether he's willing to set up another run through (perhaps Shift Left this time.)


Dibs if he does.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby super_dipsy » 31 May 2013, 18:12

Since it is half term hols, I knocked up a little bit of code to take the work out of this. I am still not sure (or ready) to make it a game creation option - that would take a lot more work anyway. But as things stand, I can now set up a SHIFT whatever people want by simply creating a game and then flipping a switch. At the moment it is set to do Shift Right. It would be the work of a moment to do Shift Left or Shift whatever you fancy.

I'm asking Pedros how we should do this - start a signup roster and then start one or two if there are enough people interested? Just start one and make it first come first served? Give people 24 hours to register interest? I don't want people getting upset because they said they wanted to play and then they don't get in; I might cry... Out of my depth here - I shall see what Pedros thinks, he is good at this sort of thing. But I quite like this idea of having a quirky game relatively rarely to make it special :D . I think it is certainly time for another one, at least to test out the idea and see if perhaps Shift Left is better than Shift Right (which causes Turkey problems apparently).

BTW, and special game like this we do will have to be unranked, obviously, and I am assuming it would also be Premium only, since variants are all Premium only and this is a variant.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby Petunia » 31 May 2013, 18:15

I would like to play this as well.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby sinnybee » 31 May 2013, 20:36

super_dipsy wrote:...test out the idea and see if perhaps Shift Left is better than Shift Right (which causes Turkey problems apparently).

As a reminder, Turkey and Germany switch places, so Shift Left & Shift Right are no different in terms of the concern that Pedros brought up.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby Pedros » 08 Jun 2013, 17:19

Sorry - been a busy week and I haven't been watching Suggestions

Sinny's right - the position of Turkey (and Germany) is essentially identical between the two variants. That, coupled with the fact that I can't see the possibility of ANYBODY soloing in a game with half decent players, makes me uncertain that these are games for main site - or at least to play ranked. I can see that they would probably be quite popular as a very interesting change from the issues faced with regular maps, so maybe if it isn't too much trouble it could be made available to premiums generally.

I'm watching the current games with interest.
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby sinnybee » 08 Jun 2013, 18:42

Pedros wrote:I'm watching the current games with interest.

Game #s?
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Re: Shift Right to the Main Site?

Postby super_dipsy » 08 Jun 2013, 20:24

sinnybee wrote:
Pedros wrote:I'm watching the current games with interest.

Game #s?

http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=38432
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