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Time limit for each round?
Less than 15sec
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
15-30sec
28%
 28%  [ 2 ]
30-45sec
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
45-60sec
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
1-2min
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
No Time Limit
57%
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Total Votes : 7
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Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:12 pm
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freddysaar
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"Throw the dice fast or computer will do it for you".
Who agree?

15 seconds or less?
Between 15 and 30 seconds?
30 and 45 sec?
45 and 60 sec?
1 to 2 min?
No Time Limit?

Please Vote. Confused
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Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:27 pm
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"No. No.
No. No. No. No.
No. No. No. No.
No. No.
There's no limit!"

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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:10 am
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freddysaar wrote:
"Throw the dice fast or computer will do it for you".


I think it a great ideea.
If someone needs a brake he can request pause.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:15 am
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Fort
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And what will computer do when it encounters choices or where it has to sell houses to pay EC/rent.

I think its perfect to let the time limit run out. Couple of days back i had to switch out of game to attend some calls. This suggesstion will make things unnecessary complicated.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:21 am
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I've said nothing about choices. Wink
Only throwing the dice to make u hurry up. And after throwing the dice for u, and only after doing that the time to go down.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:27 am
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Hmmm in that case on 2nd thoughts i do feel its good idea. What we are thinking is only "AUTO ROLL" of dice. But there should be option to control the roll. Thus when i have nothing to choose, or nothing to do except keep rolling till eternity i would like the comp to auto roll it for me. But when i m very short of money that too in EC, and each of my rolls depends on my opponents. I will make sure i make my sell (or not to sell) upgrades decision before roll.

Hence it can be at max a optional thing, but a very good option indeed.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:27 am
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The reason why I don't want to force anyone to throw dice is that a player might be considering a trade or auction before rolling dice. This thinking can take some time. The current solution does a fine job. I don't think I will be changing timers.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:30 am
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What abt making it a selectable option kreso. I think it will speed up the game. Most ppl take 2-3 seconds to roll. Auto roll will do it in 1 sec may be. And when player does not want to , he can disable that option.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:31 am
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Fort wrote:
What abt making it a selectable option kreso. I think it will speed up the game. Most ppl take 2-3 seconds to roll. Auto roll will do it in 1 sec may be. And when player does not want to , he can disable that option.


Sounds good. Maybe we will have this option in that custom games. Wink
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:33 am
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But the option needs to be (de)selectable while u r in game.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:36 am
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Throwing dice without "roll dice" button? Nah, that is unthinkable in games with dice.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:39 am
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Err not exactly without button. What we are asking for is "auto click" that button, that too when the player selects it. Games usually runs for 600 rolls. Saving 1 sec in each roll will save like 10 minutes of game time. Worth it i would say.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:49 am
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Yes, I understand that. After selecting 'auto roll' how much time will computer wait before rolling automatically? 1sec? 0,1 sec?

Anyway, in the games I played, people roll within 1 sec. So I don't see a big improvement.

The most time lost by the game is:
- Roll dice animation and player move animation takes 3 seconds, in 500 rolls that's 25 minutes.
- 30 auctions at 30 seconds each is 15 minutes.

About 20 remaining minutes is players thinking and clicking. Which is fine. I don't think I can speed up human aspect of this game anymore.

I think I can make animation faster, and perhaps save another 5-10 minutes, but is that really necessary? Perhaps "fast animation" option that will do animation in 1/3 time, which will make the game shorter by about 25%?
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:59 am
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I would say animation is not a big aspect in this game of strategy. I am in favor of reducing time by sacrificing bit of animation. But thats my personal opinion and i do agree that ppl might have other opinions abt graphics.

Regarding "AUTO-ROLL" also consider the fact that average ping i get to game server is about 450 ms. This even rises to 1000 ms. I believe it must be happening to others as well. And at pings of 500 u need 2 sec to roll, at pings of 1000 i struggle to make any addition to main timer which implies i m taking 4 sec to roll !!! Assuming atleast 2 players out of 5 are lagging, 1 more is slow to click, we can sure make this game about 10 minutes faster.
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Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:03 pm
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First of all, thank you by commenting.

Well... "Auto-roll". It could be activated if the person is afk (like 5 min out of the pc). Roll and Pass mode lolz Rolling Eyes

But the center idea is how to prevent afk's ruining the game ;(
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