Massive Assault Official Forum
   
It is currently Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:15 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Constant Gameplay
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:23 pm 
I know that MAN is supposed to feature a PBEM style of multiplayer gameplay, but sometimes me and a friend just want to play a game as a constant flow, as in the single player world wars. Obviously on the larger maps this would grow tedious, but on small maps it is quite possible for a game to last no more than 40 mins depending on the situation.

What I want to know is if there is any way for MA or MAN to play a game like this or if it is a lost cause to even think of such a feature.

Thanks for any help.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:14 pm 
Offline
Sea Wolf
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:12 am
Posts: 603
Karma: 1

Location: New York
The closest you will get is hot seat play with MA. You take a turn, then you let him sit down and he takes his turn, and so on, right there on the same machine.

_________________
Never stop fighting.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:03 pm 
Offline
Sea Wolf
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:06 am
Posts: 1338
Karma: 1

Location: USA
The other thing that is more LAN style (for MAN where you can't watch your opponent) is to play two games: That way the time delay between turns is minimal. Of course this requires two computers connected to the internet, so its not quite the same... but whats to stop you from playing two hotseat games the same way? You just trade seats when turns are completed.

_________________
Founder of The New World Order, and moderator for the Andromeda Clan War.

NWO website:
http://www.freewebs.com/massiveassault-nwo/index.htm

Clan War website:
http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:10 am 
Offline
Developer

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 322
Karma: 0

Location: Wargaming.Net
And the third way is to wait for MA:Domination that features "constant" LAN play you've described (you see the moves of your oppenent while waiting for his turn)

_________________
Do not invade 8 countries on your first turn :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:06 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:24 am
Posts: 117
Karma: 0

Location: Santa Cruz, California
lol thats funny cause me and a friend Throb2u is my friend and we hotseat a game of MA cause MAN costs money and we have no time or money to with no C/C.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:37 pm 
Seems I forgot to mention that my friend and I are seperated by the Atlantic Ocean, so playing hotseat isn't really an option. XD

The whole reason I was asking was if it was possible for a constant game to be net-based. Just like I wouldn't play chess by moving my piece then walking off to do other things during the day, then return later to move again, I would have liked a mode where constant play was possible, perhaps over a direct peer-to-peer TCP/IP connection so as to not strain the MAN servers.

But I guess it isn't possible, oh well.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:17 pm 
Offline
Conscript
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:15 pm
Posts: 5
Karma: 0
I guess the only way to do that would be to play alot of different games at once, I once had 50 active games going with about 8 new turns every 5 minutes..


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Karma functions powered by Karma MOD © 2007, 2009 m157y