Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point value

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beezer1
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Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point value

Post by beezer1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:05 am

There is a limitation when creating a custom skirmish. If you enter a custom value for "Player Points" or "Enemy Points" you are required to make the match private with a password. Why??

As a workaround you can explain what the password is in the comments field, but still the match shows up as private and is a lot less likely to be viewed by potential opponents...

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by zakblood » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:34 am

welcome to the forum, sorry about your issue but that is by design

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by beezer1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:59 am

Is the reason for this design decision known? As far as I'm concerned it makes the multiplay aspect of this game not as fun as it could be.

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by zakblood » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 am

unless a developer comments on it, i'm sorry i also have no idea or reasons, but they do read the posts, so hopefully one will reply

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:24 pm

If you create an asymmetric game it is assumed that (a) there is a reason for it and (b) your opponent is aware and has agreed to it. Having open games with mismatched forces makes it too easy for noobs to grab a game to try things out and get a non-optimal experience.

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by beezer1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:43 pm

Thanks for replying, Pip.

Actually I was not trying to create an asymmetric game. I just wanted to create an even game but with a higher army point value than the presets allow. Is there some other way to accomplish that with a regular public skirmish? For example I was trying to create a skirmish with 6,000 points for each side.

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:23 pm

The limitations are hooked into the skirmish logic, so unfortunately not. Though the same caveats apply really - no new player is going to have much fun in a massive 6000 point game as their first try :)

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Re: Cannot create a public skirmish with custom army point v

Post by Fosil » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:25 am

there is a good chance, that we will get higher pre-sets than 3200 points / very large. the game is not crashing anymore with higher point sizes and the random army lists works well with 5000+ point games.

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