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Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 2:41:38 PM   
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Hiya,

I've been looking this over and wondering if there's any activity on the multiplayer side? How is it handled - by Slitherine PBEM++ or not?

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Jon
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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 4:48:28 PM   
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Hi

The games doesn't support PBEM (and it shouldn't as there are too many small movements to make it a practical approach). So games need to be played live although ther is an in-game save feature for games including MP.

Is that what you were asking?

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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 7:28:45 PM   
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The game works extremely well as live multiplayer, though the chat function in game is hopeless.

There is no multiplayer 'scene' in that the lobby is almost always empty, so games need to be pre-arranged.


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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 7:35:05 PM   
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What do you mean by "hopeless" fentum? I remember it being straightfoward. Hit a key, type your message, hit enter, message appears. The formatting is less than perfect but I'm not sure how it approaches "hopeless."

Just curious on your take.

You are right about the MP community though. It is out there, but MP games generally need to be arranged.

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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 8:16:26 PM   
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Hello mr snouffer,

I played a few PC games with chat options. They all have chat clearly separated from game mechanics text. They also have default text mechanisms such that you can't mess with your gameplay by inadvertently typing on keys which have in game effects.

CoH has chat text mixed in with game messages, so it is hard to follow. Also I find it easy to forget to press 'enter' every time I want to chat, so I frequently issue stupid commands in error.

There is a GIANT grey empty box on the right below the map. THAT is where chat should go. I put it in the wish list.


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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 8:21:54 PM   
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Thanks for the perspective. AtB is about the only PC game I play so I don't really know any better.

< Message edited by tsnouffer -- 2/26/2013 8:22:16 PM >


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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/26/2013 8:45:20 PM   
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Hi Mr Snouffer,

No problem. Even Vassal and Zun Tsu and so on have better chat systems. CoH PC is a great core game but has less than great comms and lobby systems.

Nice moustache, by the way.


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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 2/27/2013 8:12:31 AM   
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Many thanks all.

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RE: Multiplayer scene? - 3/22/2013 9:38:08 PM   
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I'll look into changing the chat system, but I've played many multiplayer games and I've never had any problems with it, and I'm not quite sure exactly what it is people find difficult about it.

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