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Anyone tried MP with the new Pitboss support?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Multiplayer' started by Bernout1, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Bernout1

    Bernout1 Warlord

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    A small group of us have been experimenting with it and it appears to work ok (for Civ V of course). Has anyone done larger games with it yet?

    Bernout
     
  2. avl8

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    Really interesting question!
    Does pitboss work like Giant multiplayer robot?
     
  3. Bernout1

    Bernout1 Warlord

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    It works kind of similar to GMR but is simultaneous turns and not turn based. Basically someone sets up a server and then players connect to it to do their turns.

    How we've used it in the past is with a 24 hour turn timer. The next turn takes place when everyone has done their turn or the timer elapses.

    Bernout
     
  4. avl8

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    Can there be 36 hours or more per turn in pitboss?
     
  5. Bernout

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    Yes I believe so.

    Bernout
     
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    I haven't done a pb much because it is too slow. I've asked other people about pb and they've given me the same answer, too slow.
     
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    Yes the pitboss or sequential turns is very slow.
    It seems much more fun on simultatneous and turn timer.

    Maybe use a smaller map if you have a problem completing all your actions as needed?

    I am still getting used to the lag between placing the order and actual movement.
     
  8. Bernout

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    Ya, Pitboss games are slower although if you have a small number of people you can always get online at the same time and play a few turns. For the larger games I used to host it would last 9 months. ;)

    Now having said all that, GMR is way slower than that. I did one 6 person game and while it worked it was days between turns sometimes. Never did another one.

    Bernout
     
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    We will start a pitboss first. We see that it is necessary that all players are connected at the start. Is it so? or do something bad?
     
  11. Bernout1

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    I'm not sure exactly what you are asking but you do not need everyone connected at the same time at the start.

    Bernout
     
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    Sorry, I am Spanish and my English is not good. Thank you.
     

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