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UgolinoII

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Dec 16th 2018, 10:03:33

I've lost count of the number of times I have forgotten to go GDI in express.

It would be great if just before your first grab, you were warned that you were not in GDI and would be forfeiting the opportunity to join.

(As a side note, It got me wondering why you can't join after a grab?)

Slagpit

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Dec 23rd 2018, 16:39:49

You can't join GDI after a grab because GDI restricts the types of attacks that can be done. We didn't want a situation where players could do attacks not allowed by GDI then join GDI afterwards.

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Dec 26th 2018, 1:19:18

Erm, he was suggesting to put a warning in the "Are you sure you want to attack" screen to display if his own country is in GDI
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Requiem

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Dec 26th 2018, 16:32:49

A warning message would be easy to add! It would also help out newer people as well who don’t understand how it works. It’s probably a good idea for something that greatly impacts the set.

UgolinoII

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Feb 14th 2019, 9:59:41

Dear earth lords, if there is not a thing I pray for more it is this.

Just forgot it again. Suicided by day 2. Literally for no reason other than not having GDI.

what makes it excruciatingly annoying is that once you have attacked, you cannot even delete and start again.

It is basically - if you forget, your reset is over. It is not even a choice at this point its compulsory, ergo if it is compulsory why not start with it on by default? Make it opt out.

O earth lords. Hear our prayer.

DancingBear

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Feb 14th 2019, 15:34:19

Basically, i give it +1

Nearly everyone steps in gdi holes early. The gdi differences between servers and their practical implications for game play are difficult to get right and remember. - i don't play express regularly and have twisted my ankle in the same gdi hole ungolino describes.

It would be great if someone wrote up a "gdi differenecs" help page with big warnings on the typical "mistakes" players make on the different servers. Then add some coding logic on the attack page that can remind players that on this particular server in your current situation, you are about to take an irrevocable gdi path by making an attack. On servers where you can make gdi changes after time and behavior constraints, warn the player how long and under what conditions you can reverse gdi choices. And put a link to the new gdi differences help page with these warning messages.

:)


Marhsal

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Feb 14th 2019, 17:37:23

so you want an "are you sure you want to attack" message to appear before your "are you sure you want to attack message"?
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DancingBear

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Feb 14th 2019, 17:59:14

I think 1 comprhensive message will suffice, delivered on the second attack screen, from which you press the attack button ... you need the warnings and explanations delivered while you stare at the button before pressing it

Is that clear?

Marhsal

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Feb 14th 2019, 18:04:31

yes but there is already a warning message for attacking
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trumpoz

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Feb 15th 2019, 7:15:02

The other option is to have GDI as an automatic starting point and then the ability to opt out

Celphi

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Feb 15th 2019, 23:35:14

^ better suggestion.
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trumpoz

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Feb 16th 2019, 4:43:30

Id actually like to see GS/BR/AB removed from solo servers because I dont that killing countries is really needed on solo servers....... though is fun to flatten a 10k country that has quad-tapped you. It would, however unbalance the ga.e in favour of the faster starting countries and strategies.

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Feb 16th 2019, 7:06:47

Yeah let's just remove all military :-)
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Feb 16th 2019, 11:58:02

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Feb 16th 2019, 18:22:08

Sorry I didn't use the sarcasm font...
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Marshal

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Feb 16th 2019, 21:11:55

no need to. no1 in their right mind would suggest that.
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bayrock

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Apr 22nd 2019, 12:00:38

Originally posted by Slagpit:
You can't join GDI after a grab because GDI restricts the types of attacks that can be done. We didn't want a situation where players could do attacks not allowed by GDI then join GDI afterwards.


whats that got to do with SS and PS and then not being able to join GDI??? You should be able to join GDI after grabbing don't really see the reason either

Marshal

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Apr 22nd 2019, 15:40:19

yea sure, join gdi after making huge grab and defender can't retal due gdi.
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Celphi

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Apr 23rd 2019, 0:41:48

bookmark this & use it to open game.

http://www.earthempires.com/express/manage/gdi?g=1
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UgolinoII

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Apr 23rd 2019, 8:47:32

Originally posted by Marhsal:
so you want an "are you sure you want to attack" message to appear before your "are you sure you want to attack message"?


If you could devote a fraction of the time you spend posting fluff to actually reading.

"BUT MUH 30K posts." idiot.

Marshal

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Apr 23rd 2019, 14:32:58

post you quoted wasn't made by me. dumbass.
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UgolinoII

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Apr 24th 2019, 12:09:59

You're quite correct. I quoted the wrong person. I'm sorry I accused you of posting fluff, based on a post by someone else impersonating you.

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Apr 25th 2019, 19:40:57

LOL
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UgolinoII

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Aug 8th 2019, 8:25:38

GAH EVERY fluffING RESET!!!!

I will literally pay someone to make this change! What is your day rate?

Gimme a day poking around the repo and ill implement it myself?

You can even zap me with that pen from MIB afterwards so I don't reveal all the code's super sekrits

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Aug 9th 2019, 23:43:01

How much are you offering??? :D

Something to consider adding in the new UI project we got going :thumbsup:
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UgolinoII

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Feb 26th 2020, 23:01:02

I just forgot GDI again.

FML

UgolinoII

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Jun 24th 2020, 23:41:40

Ahh, its been a while... I just forgot GDI in express again.

On the plus side it reminds me to top this post.

Originally posted by Pang:
How much are you offering??? :D

Something to consider adding in the new UI project we got going :thumbsup:


How much you want :) if it's easier then this also works...

Originally posted by trumpoz:
The other option is to have GDI as an automatic starting point and then the ability to opt out

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Jun 25th 2020, 9:59:26

hmm, i will mention it to pang when i talk to him next.

Requiem

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Jun 25th 2020, 16:43:10

For the time being I would recommend post-it notes to be placed around your screen, keyboard and anywhere you frequent on a daily basis.

Molotov

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Jun 25th 2020, 17:13:44

Originally posted by UgolinoII:

Originally posted by Pang:
How much are you offering??? :D


How much you want :) if it's easier then this also works...

You might be interested to know this was actually the first thing I asked for in the "What should I work on next" thread in the Patron board. So in a way it's been paid for already. :)

Originally posted by Molotov:
Easy suggestion that can be rolled out in the new UI:

On Express and Primary, players get locked out of GDI for the entire set if they make one attack without joining. This takes lots of newer people by surprise:
https://www.earthempires.com/...ut-gdi-48440?t=1580273231

Other times, experienced people just forget to join and then make an attack.

Let's be kind to our players! If you haven't joined GDI and are about to make an attack on a server with these GDI rules, have something like this pop up:

"Warning: Making this attack will make you ineligible to join the GDI this game," and you can click on the word "GDI" and it takes you to the GDI page.

UgolinoII

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Jun 26th 2020, 17:39:33

this has to be the funniest message I ever got in tourney :)

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So you want to be warned before first attacking?

"I've lost count of the number of times I have forgotten to go GDI in express.

It would be great if just before your first grab, you were warned that you were not in GDI and would be forfeiting the opportunity to join."

Here's a thought. Call it Ugolino's stupid button cuz he is so stupid he cannot remember to join GDI first! LOL!! or call it Ugolino's crybaby button cuz if he forgets to join GDI he is gonna cry like a baby for weeks on end!!! LOL! What a loser you are and a puzzy!! Dipshet

Requiem

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Jun 26th 2020, 17:50:37

Must be bug. Mad he has to code something!

UgolinoII

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Jun 26th 2020, 18:06:17

Originally posted by Requiem:
Must be bug. Mad he has to code something!


rofl :)

I'd be happy to do it for em!

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Jun 27th 2020, 14:44:58

Its not me :P

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Jun 29th 2020, 2:10:08

Originally posted by Slagpit:
You can't join GDI after a grab because GDI restricts the types of attacks that can be done. We didn't want a situation where players could do attacks not allowed by GDI then join GDI afterwards.


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Pang

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Jun 30th 2020, 3:48:37

I feel like I coded this with the clan GDI stuff that I haven't yet released. I added a bunch of lookups that made checking for previous attacks easy.
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UgolinoII

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Jul 1st 2020, 10:04:50

*joins GDI before playing any turns*

y'know, just in case!