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Post here to arrange or discuss multiplayer games. Remember when planning a game to state the time the lobby will be open, the time the game will start and the time zone you are in and if you are going to play through Gamespy or direct IP address.

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#31 Post by Lightbringer » Jul 10 2006

as far as I know, that's about it. LOL I'm just the host, I've never actually joined someone elses game. Keep in mind this is just a trial run for tomorrow, I set aside monday evenings for my wife. :P

Red, I DLed mIRC and opened sr2010 on efnet. In case anyone wants to talk "real-time" about details of the game.
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#32 Post by Lightbringer » Jul 10 2006

Ok ...due to some problems Rhjyyz is having I went back and checked my firewall and for some reason svchost was set to restricted. not sure how Red got on or if that program is not necessary. Anyway it is 9pm eastern US time. The game will be up for a couple hours. please let me know if anyone else has any connection problems.
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#33 Post by tkobo » Jul 10 2006

Got in fine, but no one took my order ?

So im a little bummed. I really did want a frosty :P
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#34 Post by Seydlitz » Jul 10 2006

Is it still up? It's not showing up for me.

I assume the little "searching" dots never stop moving, correct?

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#35 Post by bergsjaeger » Jul 10 2006

Just checked the Ip myself. Never showed up. And of course got online late. So hopefully tomorrow I be able to make it.
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#36 Post by Lightbringer » Jul 10 2006

11:30 pm est. Just sat down after some alone time with my wife. My pc has a habit of timing out my internet connection when I don't do anything with it. Sorry 'bout that. (yeah I rebooted just before posting)
Red, Rhjyyz, and Tkobo made it on, so I'm going to hope that means everything is pretty hunky dory.

As it stands now, I'll open the lobby at 7:30 pm est Tuesday. Game to start at 8pm or shortly thereafter. The map (unless majority requests differently) will be Adriatics. If anyone needs a later start please post asap so we can try to accommodate.

Hope to see y'all then. :D
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#37 Post by red » Jul 10 2006

Lightbringer wrote:The map (unless majority requests differently) will be Adriatics.
Adriatics would never work for such a large multiplayer game. There are three regions with $1bn daily budgets while the rest have $10-100m budgets, so it's a three-player map with everyone else simply watching... I'd think more on the scale of India-Pakistan, Germany, Middle East, etc...

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#38 Post by rhjyyz » Jul 10 2006

I was thinking the same thing, unless you did the 4 player grouping. Then it might be more balanced.

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#39 Post by Seydlitz » Jul 11 2006

It might be a good idea to have some AI players for cannon fodder. The US states map without the other countries might not be a bad idea. There's a number of very solid regions.

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#40 Post by Lightbringer » Jul 11 2006

In the case of Adriatics I had not thought the budgetary differences to be that great, but so be it. (it would still work with a human ban on the Italian provinces but that would leave the AI off in it's own playpen)
Indo-Pak might be interesting, it is another that I have never gotten around to playing, it might be pretty slim on AI regions though.
Germany would be workable, nice rich, fairly even countries....as long as we give Germany to the AI. :P
I haven't played the Middle East since shortly after getting this game. Heck, I'm brainfarting and can't recall how many regions are included. Might be a good one to play though.
The US map would be fine with me as well. While I agree that some AI cannon fodder would be nice, the prob with the US map is that 5 people could play and not be within 2 regions of each other at start. Maybe too much cannon fodder.
We can discuss in the lobby, I'm pretty easy going as far as map selection.
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#41 Post by Balthagor » Jul 11 2006

How many ppl do you expect to have? I might be able to make suggestions on what map to play

8pm is a little tight for me but I think I will be able to join for a bit. I'll probably play 'as an AI' essentially till I disconnect, try not to influence the outcome since I won't be in long but I'd like to observe a little and could answer any questions on the MP issues.
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#42 Post by Lightbringer » Jul 11 2006

Including you Chris we would have seven... if everyone makes it. I'd say five players is a decent guesstimate, although anyone else is welcome to join last minute. And if I know these sorts of things, it will be 8:30 before it gets rolling if not after.
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#43 Post by Balthagor » Jul 11 2006

For five-seven I'd suggest as follows;

- Mideast (Israel/Egypt/Turkey/Iran/S Arabia/Syria/Iraq)
- European Wars (UK/France/Germany/Ukraine/Italy/Benelux/Sweden or Romania)
- Germay (Benelux/East Germany/Poland/Czech/Hungary/Austria/Slovakia)
- Russia (less sur which regions here, but I think St. Pet/Moscow/Kirov/Volgograd/East Siberia/North Caucasus/West Siberia)
- China (ungrouped adds Korea and Japan so some possibilities there)
- United States (California, Jersey, Texas, New England, Florida, Canada, possible Michigan, New York or Kansas)
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#44 Post by tkobo » Jul 11 2006

Why not the africa map ?

All the regions are in pretty bad shape (exepct possibly S.Africa).
The supply and unit selection and starting amounts are kinda low, so it would discourage the war somewhat (which is good if your looking for a score victory condition game)

And its got alot of regions, with a fairly large map.
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#45 Post by rhjyyz » Jul 11 2006

I'd second the Africa scenario... ya what tkobo said.. discourage war.. :o

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