Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

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Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by Schweetness101 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:57 am

It is kind of hard to tell exactly what the max number of multiplayer games is, and sometimes it seems like I can take a game but not host one, or perhaps vice versa, when I am near the limit, but I think it is between 26 and 30. Anyway, would you ever consider increasing that maximum?

I find that if I am playing the game quite a bit, and against a number of people who can only update 1 turn every day, or even every few days (especially given timezone differences), that I end up hitting the maximum constantly. It is a bit disappointing to want to be able to host or take a game from someone who is currently online, only to find that you are both maxed out on games.

I understand the need for some kind of maximum, in order to prevent someone from taking all of the games and then never updating them, but perhaps an increase to around 40 might be in order?

Maybe pair it with some system that prevents you from taking too many games in a short period of time, or from taking more games if you haven't updated your old games' turns in too long? That would be more work of course, but if you did simply increase the max limit then it would just involve changing one variable number? Or, are there hard server limits you are running into?

Just thought I'd ask! I simply want to play FOG2 more! :D

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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by rbodleyscott » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:55 am

I didn't even know there was a maximum. (I knew there was a maximum number of challenges you could accept in a day, which is to stop one person from picking up all of the open challenges).

I will enquire.
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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by Schweetness101 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:19 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:55 am
I didn't even know there was a maximum. (I knew there was a maximum number of challenges you could accept in a day, which is to stop one person from picking up all of the open challenges).

I will enquire.
Great! Thank you.

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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:05 pm

Apparently the limits are:

5 challenges accepted daily

10 open challenges issued

30 total challenges (open issued + ongoing)

Is the issue in fact due to old dead challenges sitting in your list that we need to cull?
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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by Schweetness101 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:07 am

Thanks for the info! Typically, I am either maxed out with 30 ongoing games, or 26/28 ongoing games and 2-4 open challenges (1-2 mirrored challenges mostly), and now it makes sense to me why it seemed like the max permitted games was 26-30!

I do not have old dead challenges. My current games are ongoing, it's just that sometimes I'd like even more games! Would you consider increasing the maximum to say 35? 40 even? Although I don't know what kind of technical or financial limitations that would impose, so I hesitate to ask.

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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by Schweetness101 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:27 am

just now I've been trying to accept a challenge. I have 24 ongoing games, and no hosted challenges of my own up. I also don't think I accepted any challenges today looking at my games. I certainly haven't accepted 5 today, but I am unable to take a game currently. I get the message:

Too many total games or challenges in progress

(Is there ever a different message for too many games accepted in a day?)

Do you know what could be going on? Is there any other rule?

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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by Schweetness101 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:04 am

oddly it let me post a new challenge but not accept an existing one? is that right?

And that's with 23 total games in progress, so I'm not hitting the max total games, or max issued challenges, but I didn't accept 5+ challenges today either, at least I don't think so...all of my current games that have been updated today (and thus could have been accepted as late as today) have been going on for multiple days.

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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:44 am

Schweetness101 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:27 am
just now I've been trying to accept a challenge. I have 24 ongoing games, and no hosted challenges of my own up. I also don't think I accepted any challenges today looking at my games. I certainly haven't accepted 5 today, but I am unable to take a game currently. I get the message:

Too many total games or challenges in progress

(Is there ever a different message for too many games accepted in a day?)
Yes
Do you know what could be going on? Is there any other rule?
Not that I am aware of.
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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:44 am

Schweetness101 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:04 am
oddly it let me post a new challenge but not accept an existing one? is that right?

And that's with 23 total games in progress, so I'm not hitting the max total games, or max issued challenges, but I didn't accept 5+ challenges today either, at least I don't think so...all of my current games that have been updated today (and thus could have been accepted as late as today) have been going on for multiple days.
I will ask the powers to look into it.
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Re: Increase Max Number of Multiplayer Games?

Post by Schweetness101 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:42 am

thanks!

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