New Map Variant Interest Poll

The Forum for proposing and discussing variant maps which might be nominated for addition to the site.

What is your level of interest in adding a new map variant to the site?

Poll ended at 12 Aug 2020, 20:57

I want a new variant yesterday.
23
59%
I am satisfied with the current number of variants.
6
15%
I am still trying to figure out War in the Americas. (i.e. the last variant that was added)
5
13%
I am not a premium member so this is irrelevant to me.
4
10%
The standard variant is enough for me.
1
3%
 
Total votes : 39

New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby sroca » 29 Jul 2020, 20:57

I'd like to gauge where the community is at in reference to new map variants. I'm pretty gung-ho about automating ALL THE VARIANTS, but I'm just one opinion in the PlayDip community.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby Martz » 30 Jul 2020, 05:53

I love different variants and War in the Americas has been a brilliant addition.
The problem is getting people to sign up for all of these different variants when the novelty wears off and I have no solution for that.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby Latanst1 » 30 Jul 2020, 12:03

What is the difference between the second and the fifth choices? (I will vote once this is explained)

WItA needs to be more clearly drawn in some of its borders, supply center balance, and the irritating and historically inaccurate Northwest Passage needs deleted.

The Canton version needed more discussion but had the beginnings on an interesting alternative.

sroca wrote:I'd like to gauge where the community is at in reference to new map variants. I'm pretty gung-ho about automating ALL THE VARIANTS, but I'm just one opinion in the PlayDip community.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby sroca » 30 Jul 2020, 14:18

Latanst1 wrote:What is the difference between the second and the fifth choices? (I will vote once this is explained)

WItA needs to be more clearly drawn in some of its borders, supply center balance, and the irritating and historically inaccurate Northwest Passage needs deleted.

The Canton version needed more discussion but had the beginnings on an interesting alternative.



The second likes variants, but is good with the current number. The 5th only ever plays standard. Kind of like only ever ordering the same menu item when you go to a fast food restaurant.

The drawing might be an option to update, but the rest of it isn't really ours to change. It'd have to be a new variant entirely if you're planning on changing things since PlayDiplomacy just automates existing variants.

You should go on over to the proposal page and continue the discussion then. :) I'm sure Custer would be glad to hear some interest.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby Strategus » 30 Jul 2020, 14:29

The more the better.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby hsiale » 30 Jul 2020, 15:07

Martz wrote:The problem is getting people to sign up for all of these different variants when the novelty wears off and I have no solution for that.

Possibly a way to, from time to time, be able to play a variant without having a premium account. Like, for example, every five games you finish while having Ambassador status you get a premium credit - this would spread awareness of variants among the wider group of players, possibly incentivizing them to buy more credits or full premium membership.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby Strategus » 30 Jul 2020, 15:37

You get premium credits for that purpose.
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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby Custer » 30 Jul 2020, 20:17

Who? Me? Interest? Whaaaaaa?

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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby sroca » 30 Jul 2020, 20:20

Custer wrote:Who? Me? Interest? Whaaaaaa?

:?

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Your current variant interest is Canton right? You voted for it last.

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Re: New Map Variant Interest Poll

Postby bratsffl » 31 Jul 2020, 00:12

Maybe I'm really becoming a curmudgeon, but if you play more than 1 game at a time, you're getting a significant level of entertainment from the site.

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