warzone 2100 publicity

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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby Rommel » 13 Aug 2013, 05:03

http://games.slashdot.org/story/13/08/1 ... lexibility

I posted a reply and it might get a +5 informative. Slashdot has a large amount of views so if anyone is so inclined make a reply to that thread (sobolwolf) I put up!

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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby ClockWork » 09 Apr 2014, 05:02

Warzone 2100 is show hereon this link for older computer games. It gives a rundown of it as well as a download option. oddly.

http://www.old-games.com/download/5700/warzone-2100
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby The Overlord » 09 Apr 2014, 09:25

I've noticed that there is no subreddit (www.reddit.com) for Warzone. Should I make one?
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby The Overlord » 09 Feb 2016, 00:58

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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby KillerChinchilla69 » 09 Feb 2016, 03:44

Hey I posted my Youtube and twitch links in the Warzone subreddit. If you haven't checked them out please do, it will help the channel grow and reach more people.
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby vexed » 09 Feb 2016, 06:16

The Overlord wrote:I lied, there is one: https://www.reddit.com/r/warzone2100

While I highly doubt that any of the small number of currently active WZ2100 multiplayer players are also aware of this subreddit, and thus probably will never see this, I feel it necessary to get this message out regardless.

There is a problem with the mentality of the multiplayer players of this game. It was somewhat of a problem 10 years ago, it was an even worse problem 2 years ago, and it is still a problem today. There is a hivemind absolute lack of tolerance for new WZ2100 players in the multiplayer scene. It needs to stop.

WZ2100 is game unlike any other which keeps it fun and interesting and it's why I still play it over a decade after its original release. The campaign is great, but really I primarily enjoy playing online against other players. But the joy of playing online is quickly soured when other players are unwelcoming of any player who they perceive to be a newb.

It's sad because the kick system was supposed to be an anti-grief tool available to game lobby hosts, but it itself has become a grief system. The player rank system is at fault here too.

The... "seasoned" players (pro players), that's what I'll call them, they're the ones with 3 gold stars and a medal next to their names in the lobby. And because of how old this game is and how few the number of people is that regularly play this game, the multiplayer community is mostly comprised of these seasoned players who have all already played and won enough matches to hold supreme rank.

If you're a "newb" you show up with a red pin next to your name in the game lobby. To the seasoned players, red pin = "I'm a total newb who is going to cost you the match". Most hosts will kick anyone with the newb icon immediately after they join a game. Some might ask you if you're a "good player" or they'll ask you to "show rank pls" indicating that they assume you are a pro who is pretending to be a newb, and they want to see your "real name" so they can see proof that you are actually a seasoned player like them and won't suck total ***. If you don't have any proof that you are a seasoned player, you're likely to be kicked.
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Would be nice to help people out in games, not auto-kick people on sight.
That was part of the reason of redoing the ranking system, but, until that is done, it would help the community out if people stop kicking people just because they are new.
Hopefully, we will get more players active, and this becomes less of a problem.
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby montetank » 09 Feb 2016, 14:59

vexed wrote:
That was part of the reason of redoing the ranking system, but, until that is done, it would help the community out if people stop kicking people just because they are new.
Hopefully, we will get more players active, and this becomes less of a problem.
I don`t know, how the system looks like, because i don`t play online (long time ago, i did). But i wonder why the ELO-system isn`t in use. Like in Chess. For example Rank=title in chess. And as added information the ELO-number. It is so easy. Every newb starts with ELO 1600. If the newb plays against a player with ELO 2000 for example and wins, then his new ELO is ((3x his old ELO + (ELO of opponent +400)) divided by 4 = 1800. The player with 2000 has a new ELO of (3x2000 + 1600-400)/4 = 1800. The system with stars and medals is total nonsense and is no information about the real play strength. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system

I know, what you want to ask-how does it works in 2 vs 2 games?
Simple: If winning : (2x3xold number + average of opponents+400) / 7
Its a simple algorithm.
In case the WZ-game ends in a draw , the game winner will be determined by penalty shoot-out.
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby KillerChinchilla69 » 11 Feb 2016, 19:58

So the old rank system is based on Win to loss Ratio, units killed, games played and games won. Other games have advanced ranking systems, with many ranks available. It would be cool to have more ranks for players in the future. Oh, and it would probably be best for the starting rank to look cool, not a pacifier haha. We don't want new players to feel intimidated.
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby The Overlord » 12 Feb 2016, 04:18

KillerChinchilla69 wrote:pacifier ..
intimidated


I would go with embarrassed :D
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby KillerChinchilla69 » 25 Feb 2016, 23:08

Hey guys!

I have created an official Facebook page for Warzone 2100/www.wz210.net. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/wz2100/

I am looking for warzone related content to share, so if you have gameplay, screenshots, models, whatever, and want to share it via the page let me know!

If you are an active member of the community, have a facebook account and want to help me manage the page, please let me know!

When posting/interacting with the page please keep everything family friendly!

Thanks!
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Re: warzone 2100 publicity

Postby Trash » 27 Mar 2016, 19:53

vexed wrote:Would be nice to help people out in games, not auto-kick people on sight.
That was part of the reason of redoing the ranking system, but, until that is done, it would help the community out if people stop kicking people just because they are new.
Hopefully, we will get more players active, and this becomes less of a problem.


Well, I hope for you and the others who do have a sound attitude it works, although I am not convinced anymore. After playing Warzone2100 for about a decade in skirmish mode (and of course the campaign a few times) I decided a few months ago to have a look at the multiplayer options.

Not for long that was: I have never been insulted more in such a short time and yelled at when playing a few multiplayer games in which I also had to become familiar with the extra multiplayer options.

How much I like the game, it should be clear that I abandoned the idea of playing a single multiplayer game ever. After all: fortunately other games do exist, offering multiplayer as well and with a much friendlier community online (...although the weaponry might be somewhat outdated compared to WZ :wink: ).

So I can imagine the current "approach" to new players will not be the best publicity the game deserves and might not help to attract people to come back for another game (or two).

Nevertheless I still can enjoy the skirmish games w/o the hassle...

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