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Discussion in 'Team Mad Scientists' started by HUSch, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. HUSch

    HUSch Secret-monger

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    We 've some questions about, which shouldn't dispersed, so I open this thread, because I don't want also to discuss in the thread for Sulla.

    We make discussions/negotiation with other teams over email? I remember from Aloha.
    In GWT we 've good experience with a forum for both teams; can the admins operate this for us or not. This would be 10 new foren.
    In this the communication is much more better than with mails.
     
  2. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Extra forums on CFC for each pair of teams are more than Thunderfall typically does. But it would be quite easy to set up on one of the free hosting sites like invisionfree.

    Did you do that right away, or wait for a while to find out if your relations with that team are going to be good?
     
  3. James009

    James009 Warlord

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    I don't know about this website but I've had awful luck with other websites setting up and maintaining forums to be used with games. I'd just assume we did it ourselves... you know?
     
  4. Unionfield

    Unionfield Warlord

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    Why do we need a whole private forum? I think we can maintain whatever communications we need here and otherwise have a private e-mail account.
     
  5. peter grimes

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    A common forum is an interesting idea. I agree that it should be held on an off-site hosting service, though. One danger I see is that it may become a sort of cacophonous free-for-all. It can be very difficult to nail down policy when there are too many competing voices.

    In the previous games the diplomacy was conducted through emails. It was very simple - our team would spend several days determining what the goal of a letter was to be (for instance, convince Aloha that they must ally with us if Innovia attacks), then a couple more days refining the language. The letter is sent from the team email.

    Then we wait for a response... sometimes for weeks :lol:

    If a response came back, then we'd pore over every word, every comma, trying to understand not only what they said back, but what they didn't say ;)

    Sometimes a chat would be scheduled, and several players from both teams would join a conversation. But it always seemed to work best when there was one primary speaker from each team.
     
  6. James009

    James009 Warlord

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    Just for the record, I'm not proposing we get our own private forum. I'm just encouraging people not to rely on the forum moderators to set everything up for us the way we want it. I've had poor luck with that in other games and on other forums...

    In fact, I think it'd be rather dumb to go off an set up our own private forum. However, a team email (such as gmail) may not be a bad idea so long as all the civilizations did it but I'd just assume we appoint or have ambassadors and do it here so everyone can have more input.

    Its just one of those things, "If you want to get something done, do it yourself".

    I like the idea of chats, so long as it's simple and everyone has access; we just can't become reliant on those out of game things.

    hehe, I wouldn't mind actually trying to meet up in another game to simulate an actual personal meeting, that might be kinda fun. I don't know what game or medium that would be though...
     
  7. peter grimes

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    I didn't think you were proposing a separate private forum. I thought you were suggesting that we and, say, Team 1, start a joint forum to carry out diplomatic communication.

    We have to have a team email - it's not a matter of it being a good idea or not - it's the only way another team can send us a message that consists of more than just trade screen options.

    But the moderators have nothing to do with that. Nor do the game administrators. :confused:
     
  8. Tinkerbell

    Tinkerbell Prince

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    I want to pick up were I left before my accident. So I would like to login and look around. When is a good time to do so? I don't want to be confronted with a dialog I have to answer but don't know what option I'm suppost to choose.

    Thanks.
     

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