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Giant Multiplayer Robot Unofficial League

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Multiplayer' started by Rillithain, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Rillithain

    Rillithain Chieftain

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    I actually hire a team of monkeys to play my turns for me, which explains why I'm so awful and always losing
     
  2. KingMorgan

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    Ahh, the infinite monkey strat, wise move ;)

    Sign me up for the league.
     
  3. Rillithain

    Rillithain Chieftain

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    We've hit 20 players - that is a pretty good start. Once we get started, people can still join.
    I might have to rethink the scoring on this - i can't find an online solution that works that way (with the -1 for a loss). I wanted it so that there would be a slight advantage to someone that played more games, but that they still had to have a winning balance to be in front. I also didn't want it being an all manually done with me having to sort winners each time there are games played (which is why I was looking for an existing online system or even downloadable script to run on a webserver)

    I'm open to ideas.. If someone plays 100 games, we need a solution so that if someone joins the league late, they still have a chance to eventually catch up, not within a few games, but not something that is insurmountable.
     
  4. EEE_BOY

    EEE_BOY Deity

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    It takes time to finish a game. Probably get games going while figuring out the scoring? Just a comment, cheers
     
  5. Rillithain

    Rillithain Chieftain

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    That is true, though - i'd like something started to direct people to.. I'll see what I can do for a middle road type of action
     
  6. Rillithain

    Rillithain Chieftain

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    Going to start tomorrow most likely.. i have a website (though, its nothing special, and all manual work).. at the pace that games end on GMR, I don't think its too much of an issue.
    When we do start, I will send everyone an email on the GMR site. Instructions will be on the website (not all written yet).. and the first theme will be up.. going to start small - the first theme will be a 1v1 mirror match with some strict rules :) More info to follow..
     
  7. Rillithain

    Rillithain Chieftain

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    hi Taberizzo and KingMorgan - are you on GMR? I can't find your profiles.. what is your GMR user name? If you don't have a user id, you'll need to signup on the site.

    Everyone else, you will receive a message on the GMR site shortly..
     
  8. KingMorgan

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    I'm signed up on GMR now - elkingmorgan.

    How does one get invited to the NQ group on steam?
     
  9. Rillithain

    Rillithain Chieftain

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    hmm.. did you rename to kingmorgan? I found a kingmorgan on the site now, but I don't see an elkingmorgan.

    I'm not sure about the NQ steam group.. I'm not part of it.
     
  10. KingMorgan

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    Kingmorgan, sorry.
     
  11. Rillithain

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    Well, the league has been underway now for 10 days, there are 3 games are completed, and 12 are in progress.

    League website: http://civilization5league.weebly.com/

    Remember - if you are in the league, find an opponent you want to challenge from the standings. Next week, we're going to have a new theme started (but the old one will continue going) for some more variety.

    And - newcomers are always welcome!
     
  12. EEE_BOY

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    Any leak on the new theme? ffa?
     
  13. Rillithain

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    Check out the website - I have a voting booth (top menu) there for people to select from 5 options. Which ever wins, i'll make that the theme (and then I have to write up some typical advanced settings and create a default save file to download for those that want to use that)
     
  14. Rillithain

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    Ok - the next theme is up, the details can be seen here

    http://civilization5league.weebly.com/themes.html (click Theme 2 for the rules, the save file and screen shots)

    Good Luck all.. it is a 2 on 2 theme, as selected by the voting poll

    Theme 1 is still active as well until March 1st
     
  15. avl8

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    This sounds great!

    Except the part "every world wonder is eligible".

    Getting Terracota Army is so imbalanced...
     
  16. Rillithain

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    Theme 1 is no longer active, but - the good news is that I've added Theme #3 now which is a 4 player FFA on a standard map. Have fun.

    I still have the Terracotta Army enabled though.. as it can be confusing for folks to remember which games they can build which wonders.. i will remove it occasionally though where I think I can (typically where the game is unique enough)
     
  17. EEE_BOY

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    Great!
     
  18. pvtjava

    pvtjava The Grey Cat

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    Hi. I am very interested in this. As background, I have never tried MP, but would like to. A structured environment to play is very welcome. I feel lost out here.
    I logged into GMR through Steam. I am "thegreycat" on Steam. Any help given from this point is appreciated.
    Also, why do you deactivate themes? I thought the 1v1 would be a good way to get started, but now I see it's no longer active. What does that mean exactly?
     
  19. pvtjava

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    Any one interested in a theme 3 game? I see on GMR that many of you have lots of games going already, so I figured I would just give an open invite here. Just let me know and I can start a game. Or accept an invite, whichever. Will we need four for theme 3 or can AI make up the difference?

    It would be nice to have a central location to arrange games. It is difficult to find everyone in the league at GMR without typing everyone's name in individually. Although many are on the first page.;) Perhaps a steam chat group so everyone's name lines up with GMR.
     
  20. basituldi

    basituldi Chieftain

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    You would have better success to get an answer if you challenged directly people using GMR's private message system, though you need to be registered first as a League member by Rillithain.

    Moreover, there is a forum for the League: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/multiplayerrobot/discussions/1/ but I doubt very many people use it. Again you'd better send private messages on GMR, that's the usual way we handle our "battles", by using private threads on a per game/per team basis.
     

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