Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Risk

You know what would be fun? Run an online multiplayer RTS. New players get a setup which is an average of all the other forces on the board.

That, with some other tweaks, should enable a game to continue playing with people entering and leaving for a long time (instead of having to be there at the start)
Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 6th, 2006 12:06am
No it's fucking retarded.
Permalink Wireless Access in my Vagina 
September 6th, 2006 12:08am
I suspect risk without the actual buzz of victory would turn out to be a pretty bornig game.


not a bad idea for a more involved strategic game though.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 6th, 2006 12:10am
Yeah, not risk - something more AoEish.

Hm. If you want to really raise the bar, have a way to program actions so your side is self-sufficient when you're not signed in. Of course, the longer you go without checking on your troops, the more vulnerable they become to a glitch in the code or someone noticing a pattern and exploiting it. Signing in more often means you can tweak and change the behaviors.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 6th, 2006 12:14am
I have the bomb, suckers. And I woop your asses.
Permalink Kim Il-Jong 
September 6th, 2006 12:16am
"If you want to really raise the bar, have a way to program actions so your side is self-sufficient when you're not signed in. "

heh, thats my personal "im going to write this war game " fantasy.

dunno how you copied the idea from me though....I guess you get free access to the Redmond photocopiers, huh?
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 6th, 2006 12:40am
A war game. That you can enter & exit any time you like. And you can write bots to keep up the fight while you're away. I think I read about something like this... Maybe I saw it on sourceforge?
Permalink wheeeee ~~~~x 
September 6th, 2006 1:26am
Oh, found it.

http://tinyurl.com/jgx4k
Permalink wheeeee ~~~~x 
September 6th, 2006 1:27am
"dunno how you copied the idea from me though"

Scientology.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
September 6th, 2006 9:02am
Nah, it was definitely Javascript.
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September 6th, 2006 10:06am

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