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General Category => Knights Discussion => Topic started by: Rich on February 18, 2010, 04:50:14 PM

Title: online now thread?
Post by: Rich on February 18, 2010, 04:50:14 PM
maybe an idea t post a sticky thread so people can find out when ppl log on and log off the servers to make it easier to find a game? just an idea.. and, btw, i am on now for the next hour or so
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Asmageddon on February 19, 2010, 12:52:17 PM
I can play in like ~20-30 minutes, but that is only 85% sure. :P
I'll post an edit, when I will be ready.
EDIT: Sorry, but I resign :P
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on February 19, 2010, 03:57:01 PM
Good idea. I've made this topic sticky.
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Asmageddon on February 19, 2010, 11:05:00 PM
Better would be to create some kind of monitor, so on main site would be visible something like: "1 server, 2 games, 1 in progress, 7 players now" or something like that :P
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Allotriophagy on February 20, 2010, 10:31:19 AM
I normally just check out the server list and see if anyone is online :

http://www.knightsgame.org.uk/server_list.php
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on February 20, 2010, 02:58:52 PM
Would it be helpful if that page showed a bit more info, e.g. the names of the players who are online?
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Allotriophagy on February 20, 2010, 06:09:45 PM
It would be interesting, definitely! Names, if a game is in progress, what the game settings are, etc...
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on February 20, 2010, 06:28:37 PM
It would be interesting, definitely! Names, if a game is in progress, what the game settings are, etc...

Created Trac #85 (http://www.knightsgame.org.uk:8000/ticket/85) for this.
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: boredrich on May 22, 2010, 04:34:29 PM
it would be great if there was a little pop up or something that could be set up so it flashed when someone joins the server so if you are playing a single player game you could go and start playing against a live opponent :)
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on May 23, 2010, 12:34:49 PM
If you minimize the Knights window while you are connected to the server, then the window will automatically re-maximize itself when someone connects. (You can set the game to windowed mode in the options.)

Note this only works in the lobby screen (the first screen you get to after connecting), NOT the quest selection screen.

This is useful if you want to connect then wait around to see if someone else connects.
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: boredrich on May 23, 2010, 01:55:13 PM
thats excellent I will give that a try :)
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Moo on May 23, 2010, 02:54:17 PM
If you minimize the Knights window while you are connected to the server, then the window will automatically re-maximize itself when someone connects. (You can set the game to windowed mode in the options.)

But it won't maximize if you get disconnected.. So sometimes you could be waiting forever and not realise you're not connected any more..  :-[
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on May 23, 2010, 02:56:36 PM
Oh dear. I will have to look into that...
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on December 27, 2011, 11:53:57 AM
Just wanted to add that we now have a "game listing" on the server list page. This allows you to easily arrange a time to meet other Knights players. We've been using this to set up a regular Knights game on Sundays. See: http://www.knightsgame.org.uk/server_list.php

Feel free to continue using this thread as well, if you like (e.g. if you want discuss what is the best time to arrange a game, etc).
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: MrNeeDee on February 01, 2012, 09:08:44 PM
To bad that nobody play the game :)
I know it from my old Amiga A1200 .

Keep on doing your great work. Hopefully sometimes ppl come and play it .

Greets from Germany :)
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on February 03, 2012, 10:41:52 AM
Hi MrNeeDee,

Thanks for your comment.

We usually play Knights once a week, at 19:30 GMT on Sundays. You would be very welcome to join us this weekend :)
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: MrNeeDee on February 03, 2012, 03:37:33 PM
I try to be there , ;)
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: K9 on February 05, 2012, 07:54:46 PM
Hello Stephen, I've been trying to connect for today's game, but seems like server is up & down, not able to join.. :(  Just fyi.. I keep checking on it, but not letting me in... I hope it's system issue and I'm not missing anything.  Was definitely looking forward to it...


Update:   I was able to join eventually, as you already know,  that's first time ever experienced the server connect problem, hopefully just international tcp issue, or sunspots...  :o

well, for benefit of other readers, games today we're completely awesome fun..  Thanks to everyone that joined and I hope we have the same crowd again next weekend.

If for any reason you can't connect, keep trying definitely worth it.

Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: MrNeeDee on February 07, 2012, 07:25:00 PM
last time I was busy. :/ I hope I can join next Sunday.
greets
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: K9 on April 01, 2012, 07:29:44 PM
Last few weeks in March must be very busy time for everyone, I tried to make it myself for regular game but always something pressing in real life to do.

This week didn't see regular game setup by anyone else and I am super tired recovering from  last month.  Sorry couldn't play again.

I hope everyone that has enjoyed the regular games will be able to join back in  starting next week.

Looking forward to more Knights fun very soon...
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Stephen on April 04, 2012, 09:15:31 PM
Just a suggestion but maybe we should change the weekly game time to 16:00 on Sundays?

The reason I'm suggesting this is that I remember some East European players complained that 19:30 was too late for them. 16:00 might make it easier for them to join us.

16:00 here would be 11:00 in U.S. Eastern time (if I'm not mistaken) which would allow our American players to drop in for a game or two before lunch.

And of course it is convenient for us Brits being in the mid/late afternoon.

So... does anyone have any thoughts (either for or against) this proposal?

Thanks.
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: K9 on April 06, 2012, 05:52:51 AM
Count me in, that will work better for my schedule.

Sounds like it could work well for broader time zone coverage in general.

I would love to see all the regular players back online, lot of fun.

The team games were incredible.

Thank you.,
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: Moo on April 08, 2012, 07:30:57 PM
16:00 would be better for me at least.
(ugh spam)
Title: Re: online now thread?
Post by: ImpassIve_rus on April 13, 2012, 09:18:16 PM
16:00 might be much better for us too (me and Romanio)
We will try to join the game this week