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MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 17:34 Reply with quote Back to top

Since the client currently asks a game name before playing a match, I think it would be great to use a conventional game name (for example "box") for all the Box matches.
That would save the hassle of sending a PM to the opponent before every game.
Is it possible?

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JmBeers



Joined: Aug 13, 2012

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 17:41 Reply with quote Back to top

Might as well add a "ranked" while we are at this, or just use a universal game name. I have been using "play" for all my games.
Kryten



Joined: Sep 02, 2003

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 17:50
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If everyone uses the same game name, the server may connect you to the wrong opponent.
MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 18:00 Reply with quote Back to top

Then what about "box[opponent name]"?
For example: "boxmattdakka"
To choose the coach's name to enter, just follow alphabetical order.
So, if I played vs Harad we both would write "boxharad".

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mrt1212



Joined: Feb 26, 2013

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:02 Reply with quote Back to top

How hard is it to use the PM function?
MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:04 Reply with quote Back to top

Not hard, but an extra step that could be avoided by using a conventional game name.

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mrt1212



Joined: Feb 26, 2013

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:05 Reply with quote Back to top

In the example, why is it 'boxharad' and not 'boxmattdakka'?
pythrr



Joined: Mar 07, 2006

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:06 Reply with quote Back to top

hahahah idiocy

pms are SO HARD

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MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:06 Reply with quote Back to top

mrt1212 wrote:
In the example, why is it 'boxharad' and not 'boxmattdakka'?

Because the "H" of Harad comes first than the "M" of MattDakka according to alphabetical order.

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mrt1212



Joined: Feb 26, 2013

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:16 Reply with quote Back to top

So in the instance where coaches share common letters sequentially you proceed until you hit a difference?

Matt, I admire the effort to create a system but the dissemination of this system seems a taller order than just PMing the opposing coach ad hoc.

First, you need a significant buy-in from coaches on this which requires them to read the forum.

Second, you will have coaches unfamiliar with the alphabetical order of English who will invariably screw this up and then require a PM

Third, sending a PM is low effort and already a status quo that works.


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MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:18 Reply with quote Back to top

It's unlikely to find coaches that share many common letters sequentially, while is 100% likely to have to send a PM without using a conventional game name.
About being unfamiliar with the alphabetical order: well it's easy to find the english alphabet online, but, even if somebody ignored it and wrote the wrong coach name he should have just to write the other coach name.
There are only 2 possibilities, after all, not 1000.
About informing the coaches: a message could be displayed on the main FUMBBL page, in the place where majors are advertised, no need to check the forums.
You have to start somewhere if you want to create a conventional system.

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koadah



Joined: Mar 30, 2005

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:37 Reply with quote Back to top

You could use chat.

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MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 19:42 Reply with quote Back to top

Chat is not used by all coaches.

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harvestmouse



Joined: May 13, 2007

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 20:52 Reply with quote Back to top

I think matt has a valid point. It would make things run a little more smoothly if it was automated.
ArrestedDevelopment



Joined: Sep 14, 2015

Post   Posted: May 23, 2018 - 21:33 Reply with quote Back to top

mrt1212 wrote:
In the example, why is it 'boxharad' and not 'boxmattdakka'?


because harad is legend all races. The "full dakka" as it were.

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