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While We Wait....

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Abaddon, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    It seems that a lot of time is spent waiting, like now I'm waiting for choxorn to post his update and rather than spam up his game thread how about a thread to pass the time?

    This could be a place to ask peripheral questions related to a game, but that not really important. I think it would cut down on the in game spam.

    It will work if posters were a little bit responsible and didn't let it get too out of hand.
     
  2. Bigfoot3814

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    How do we pass the time? Posting? Posting what? (BTW I don't play any of the super in-depth forum games, so maybe it's not for me. I am good at making silly remarks though!)
     
  3. Abaddon

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    Like so:


    Reclaiming the World, Rise From Medieval Kingdoms, Birth Of An Empire.. similar style games.. have we got a prefix yet that would allow potential gamers to pick up on them?

    Perhaps LzNES ?

    So instead it would be:

    LzNES: Birth Of An Empire
    LzNESIV: City-States of Terraxilla


    Any good?
     
  4. Izipo

    Izipo Hardcore casual gamer

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    Not really.
    This is just my personal opinion, but I like the way the threads are made, no need to get formal for that.
    Although I don't join this type of games for various reasons, it is my understanding that what is favored in the so-called 'lazy NES' is the casual approach.
    Having rules start in the thread naming process clearly defeats that purpose.

    Moreover, the only two Lazy Nes running right now are RfmK III and Reclaiming the world, so really there's no need to differientiate them.

    Finally, if people want to join a 'real' NES, I guess by now they know where to find them.


    Now about this thread : Why not.
    We'll see how it goes.

    Some of the comments in Dissensions 2 for the past few days would have been perfect here, I guess.
     
  5. Pinman

    Pinman Demons & Brazil

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    Well, we used to have a thread for NoTW players to rant about various things.
     
  6. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    *singing*

    Waiting, Waiting, Waiting waiting Waiiiit!

    Waiting... Waiting... Waiting waiting waiting waiting waiting

    Waiiiiiiiiting waiting waiting waitng waiting waiting waiting wait!


    How about Post 5 words story? 5 words in your turn. Proper Nouns are 1 word. Here goes.

    In the While We Wait thread Abaddon...
     
  7. Izipo

    Izipo Hardcore casual gamer

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    How about you start a thread for that ?

    EDIT : Also, how about a nice mafia game Pr. falken ?
     
  8. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    I started a thread for that...

    Waiting....
     
  9. Abaddon

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    fair enough, I was just planning on starting something myself here, but wondered if I should name it in any such way that people would know what it was.
     
  10. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    This is almost identical to While We Wait. Golly, that's a strange coincidence. :)
     
  11. Stuck in Pi

    Stuck in Pi 3.14159265358979323846...

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    why does this seem familiar?

    Oh yeah, the NES forum has one of these...
     
  12. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    Yeah, I gots a couple issues with this (unsurprisingly :p):

    a) Truth be told, the prefix 'LzNES' doesn't mean much, unless you've actually arrived from the NES forum and know the nomenclature. It's not going to help people from, say, Stories and Tales - you may as well just write 'SHFOEUyyy Birth Of An Empire' and let people think that you had a mild seizure while creating your thread.

    b) Also, we already have the Forum Games list, clearly visible at the top of the page, and hopefully that'd be the first place anyone who's interesting in joining a LazyNES would go. Games like those you mentioned have been filed by Pinman under 'Diplomacy and LazyNES', so hopefully the word 'Diplomacy' there would attract the sort of player who might be interested in that sort of thing.

    c) Putting LzNES before every game of this type implies that they are all part of a series, and that ain't true, bub. If BoaE is LzNES, then City-States of Teraxilla isn't LzNES IV, because the two aren't in any way related. The only series of LazyNESes is the RfMK series, and that has its own little prefix already. :D
     
  13. Abaddon

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    Oh, didn't realise there was a list.. clever hobbit!
     
  14. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    If you're waiting in forum games, why not post one of the several spam games instead of here?
     
  15. Love

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    I feel its kinda killing with a while we wait thread in a non-PC forum.
     
  16. Izipo

    Izipo Hardcore casual gamer

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    Now is the perfect opportunity to wish a Happy Birthday to the great Catharsis.

    :bday:

    EDIT : And postcount is overrated, so who cares ? Do you, Gandhi ?
     
  17. Love

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    Depends on the mood
     
  18. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    Ahem, I would like to take on a Small Project. A RfMK style Forum Game. I do have time. However, I want to see if you guys want Medievel, Fresh, or Advanced Fresh (I've got a world I can transplant it to.).

    Or Fantasy, please tell me.
     
  19. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    I don't really care about the theme, as long as a game updates regularly, with a reliable GM who organises stuff into something user-friendly.
     
  20. Terrance888

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    I can do that. :)

    Here's a peek.

    I'll divide teches into:

    Technology Advancements
    Economy Advancements
    Military Advancements
    Structures Advancements
    Specials Advancements
    Projects

    Then, in the beginning we have a couple each. I will also put it under the stats. For example.

    AnyNation/AnyPlayer
    AnyStats
    TA
    +3 TPT; -10% techs
    EA
    +10% to Banked;

    ect.

    Also, GPT will be divided into City, Infranstructure and Bonus- Total

    2 (for capital)/3 (4 in 3)(Infranstructure)/1 (ET)/6GPT

    Any suggestions?

    Are my ideas OK?
     

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