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Hotseat is coming soon

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by 2K Greg, May 5, 2011.

  1. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Very cool. Any comment I would have on this would just be praise, since it's unquestionably a good thing.

    So, rather than that, I'll ask a question (meant to provoke thought, although if you have an answer, great). Is there any chance hotseat could be converted into Play by Email? It seems a similar mechanic, just allow the game to be saved between turns so you can email it to the next person in line.
     
  2. lietkynes

    lietkynes Hello sword !

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    Just as I feared, no PBEM
     
  3. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Actually, like Louis said, if it can be saved between turns and/or password locked, you have PBEM without officially saying you have PBEM.
     
  4. Beef Hammer

    Beef Hammer Warlord

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    this is lost on me, as I don't see how playing a TBS with other people, on the SAME pc is any fun. I mean you see what they're doing, what they're planning, unless your playing a team game. Still, this just isn't the kind of game I play multiplayer on, but to each his own.
     
  5. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    That would be nice. Granted, a favorable interface would be nice, but I'd take that as a stop gap while they work on other stuff.
     
  6. lietkynes

    lietkynes Hello sword !

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    Yes and if I put a VNC server on my PC and start a hotseat game you don't need multiplayer.
     
  7. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    At least the PBEM save-folder is already there :p
    (Probably inherited from Civ4-code, I guess?)
     
  8. lietkynes

    lietkynes Hello sword !

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    Of course all players are honorable and, after they save the game and sent you the file, they will not go and see everything about your armies, cities, buildings, ecc.
     
  9. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    They wouldn't have your password.

    If you meant they'd reload their turn and play it differently, that's been the case for every single Civ game. I only play against people I know for that reason. And, even if they cheated, I don't care about the game enough for it to matter.
     
  10. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Allow me to direct you here...

     
  11. lietkynes

    lietkynes Hello sword !

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    Welp
    You don't know yet if there will be password protection.
    You don't even know if you will be able to save between turns.

    In fact let me quote you 2K Greg official answer:
     
  12. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    Neat. Now I can play with my siblings. :goodjob:
     
  13. bryanw1995

    bryanw1995 Emperor

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    He has been asking for many of those items both here in the forums and on polycasts since last september. Maybe he figured that Greg would actually see it/pay attention to it if it was in one of Greg's own threads. I'm just glad that some of the more experienced civ4 players are actually paying attention to civ5 again.
     
  14. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    I need to get me some of those as well. So I can play hotseat :p
     
  15. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    He has a place where he is able to post the above requests straight to the devs, according to the game credits.

    So let me reiterate: There is a better place for him to post that. ;)
     
  16. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    :lol: hey, in other gaming communities they've ranted to get something like this (eh, resembles a dedicated server a little bit, doesn't it?).

    You have to know that TMIT is beta tester, and they have somewhere at 2K/Firaxis their own forum ;).

    Edit: muah, beaten by the hamster.
     
  17. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    No, you're right. However, the same flaw could apply to hotseat. What's to stop someone from logging on when you're not playing and playing ahead 10 turns of both his and your turns (without saving) so, next time you play, he has the advantage? There's a level of trust that you have to accept when playing a casual multiplayer game among friends.

    That's why all my posts were phrased in the conditional. I used "if" for a reason.
     
  18. Buccaneer

    Buccaneer Deity

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    It's funny, Greg had to say

    despite it being a "much requested feature". Maybe it was the same group of people bugging 2K over and over because I had never heard of such request, nor did I know that it was missing.
     
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    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    Cool, exactly what the fans requested! Hadn't heard of it before, but now I want to try it out :)
     
  20. Zyxpsilon

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    Oh... that's what these folders (installed since release) were all about!
    :sarcasm:
    Better now than never.

    Any news on the SDK, Nexus, GR2 format, DLL source & so on?
     

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