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by s_nkarp
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Rating reset?????
Replies: 24
Views: 7005

Re: Rating reset?????

Might be - so far Shenandoah has simply used Apple's services, avoiding setting up our own.
by s_nkarp
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Rating reset?????
Replies: 24
Views: 7005

Re: Rating reset?????

Shenandoah operates no servers related to ratings: it all goes exclusively through Game Center.
by s_nkarp
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Rating reset?????
Replies: 24
Views: 7005

Re: Rating reset?????

We are not happy about it at all. Apple knows, but can't imagine it is high on their priorities ATM :(
by s_nkarp
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Long games?
Replies: 12
Views: 5220

Re: Long games?

Some good questions on this thread. Frankly, Desert Fox was the one title we committed to do before extensive in-house paper testing. It's an important historical turning point, but posed lots of challenges to implement within the CiC framework (while maintaining historicity).
by s_nkarp
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Rating reset?????
Replies: 24
Views: 7005

Re: Rating reset?????

We got a bunch of reset reports in the last few days. No change in anything at our end, so best guess is a Game Center issue. Really frustrating, but not much we can do about it until it's reproducible - we can't debug Apple's Game Center API's :(
by s_nkarp
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: timed out versus rating
Replies: 4
Views: 6516

Re: timed out versus rating

The way Game Center works is that devices linked to a particular account can change leader-boards for that account; others can't. So, when you score a win, your ranking changes, but your opponent's won't until they log in. I believe it also updates if they time out (by not checking in on a game for ...
by s_nkarp
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Disengagement
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

Re: Disengagement

Disengagement occurs if: (1) the player initiating an offensive fails to maintain it; and (2) the other player does not seize the initiative. The Axis maintains an offensive by expending at least 1 supply each turn (after the first). The CW maintains by attacking or taking control of a space during ...
by s_nkarp
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Anyone manage to take Moscow in counter?
Replies: 1
Views: 2024

Re: Anyone manage to take Moscow in counter?

Hard to imagine, absent a serious error by the Soviets...
by s_nkarp
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Consequences of resigning
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Consequences of resigning

Moscow and Desert Fox have full game review. That feature hasn't been incorporated in Bulge.
by s_nkarp
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Fog of War or lack of
Replies: 6
Views: 3826

Re: Fog of War or lack of

Hi John, Yep, Fog of War is big, from a simulation point of view. Though important to realism, only the hardest-core gamers tend to like it, however: it's hard. Particularly new players have a tough time figuring out what to do. Anyway, hope to incorporate it in a game in the future. All the best, N...
by s_nkarp
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Gettysburg: The Tide Turns
Topic: Release date
Replies: 11
Views: 6519

Re: Release date

Heh, summer is going to be long this year. Good news is that it's looking really great, though!
by s_nkarp
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein is Now Available!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5622

Re: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein is Now Available!!!

sa_gibson wrote:Does Shenandoah have any plans to organize a Desert Fox tournament?
That would be very fun, but we're up to our eyeballs in Gettysburg ATM.

Now, if you feel like organizing one that would be wonderful - suspect there are a lot of people out there eager to test their strategies...
by s_nkarp
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Problems playing on iPhone
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

Re: Problems playing on iPhone

Thanks, blah -- forwarding to QA.
by s_nkarp
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Shenandoah General Discussion Forum
Topic: What's next? (after El Alamein, i.e.)
Replies: 15
Views: 9289

Re: What's next? (after El Alamein, i.e.)

Would love to do all of those (now just need 200 more programmers !)
by s_nkarp
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Displaced Reinforcements
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Re: Displaced Reinforcements

I believe the code implemented only moves the reinforcement site westward. If reinf were bumped from Arlon to Herbeumont, and then to Sedan, they would only arrive in Sedan thereafter. This makes sense from a simulation perspective: the would-be reinforcements can't teleport in one turn to whatever ...
by s_nkarp
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Axis in El Alamein
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

Re: Axis in El Alamein

The Axis can certainly win on Victory Points, and can win directly by exiting enough units or so badly mauling the CW that they collapse. A non-VP victory is hard against a decent CW player though -- Rommel was, in fact, severely burdened by supply and replacement rate.
by s_nkarp
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Armor and deirs
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Re: Armor and deirs

Could have gone either way - the logic was that each space is really large relative to unit sizes - in a non-combat situation tanks could get around.
by s_nkarp
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Questions regarding install size
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Questions regarding install size

Hiya,

DF is about the same size as the other games.

As to release date: we can't control Apple's review process, but as soon as we have approval the date will be announced - hopefully not long to wait!

Best,
Nick
by s_nkarp
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: A report from China
Replies: 1
Views: 5743

Re: A report from China

Very cool - thanks!
by s_nkarp
Tue May 13, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Turn 2 or Turn 3 Victory
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: Turn 2 or Turn 3 Victory

It is theoretically possible to capture on t2, but the Soviets would have to cooperate - a bit like a fool's mate in chess.

Sounds like you're an experienced player -- you might enjoy play vs a human on game center more than thrashing the poor AI!

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