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Gamma732
08-24-2001, 03:28 AM
AOK's multiplay is on the MSN Zone. If you just play regular games, they don't have ratings or stats or anything like that. Whenever I used to go on to play AOK online, I'd always either get annhiallated(sp) or annhiallate my opponent. I had very, very few close battles. When I played SC, I had a lot of close battles, some I won, some I lost. The difference here is that SC has a rating system, the zone, to my knowledge(which can be incorrect) does not. I'm really hoping that GB's multiplay has some kind of rating system so everyone can join even matches with people of their own, perhaps slightly higher, skill level. It'd also make setting up games a lot easier, and I think it'd make multiplay a lot more fun...Anyone agree/disagree?

Kvan
08-24-2001, 04:04 AM
I disagree. I don't like thoughs types of labels because everyone will know if you suck or not. You need some element of surprise! :)

Gamma732
08-24-2001, 04:16 AM
Well, I'm pathetic at AOK, and I'm putting that up to the fact that I can't get into any games that challenge me with someone at my level. I know you have to play better people, and lose a lot to get better, but there is a difference between playing someone slightly better and playing <insert your generic AOK champ name here>. As for everyone knowing that I'm pathetic, I'd love that, I'd only be able to play with people at my level, and I'd be able to tell if it was a vet trying to beat up on a much worse player. Sure one might suffer ridicule and insults for a poor record, but I'd rather stand that then the current system in which the pathetic player has little chance to better himself/herself. AOK is a great game, and I really like it but its pointless playing it online. Just because a game says "Intermediates only" or "Rookies only" doesn't mean the creator is one. Many times its a vet trying to kick around a few rookies. And you don't know how 'intermediate' a player may be, its a rather broad term. In SC, you log on, look for a game, compare records, and you have a nice good game. I'm really hoping for this kind of simplicity in GB, it would make the multiplayer games much more enjoyable and close.

Kvan
08-24-2001, 04:30 AM
Gee aren't you writting long posts now :D
....and yeah I guess I agree with you...;

Darth_Rommel
08-24-2001, 11:53 AM
Well... I stopped using the zone.... I play all my games with a 'TCP/IP Connection' (I think that is what it's called) ;)

Admiral Odin
08-24-2001, 01:10 PM
A ranking system wouldn't be bad.

Gamma732
08-24-2001, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by Kvan
Gee aren't you writting long posts now :D
....and yeah I guess I agree with you...;

Eh.....I actually really care about this issue, thats why. A poll wouldn't have been a bad idea, huh?

Gen.Veers
08-24-2001, 03:09 PM
Rommel, TCP/IP is the protocol the internet runs on. Without it there wouldn't be internet. That's why multiplayer game online use TCP/IP to communicate between computers.

Back to Thread, I kind of like the fact of the rating system with SC. It allowed you to have fun games with people at your level, without getting blown away. Yet, I didn't like it when I started out playing (when my rank was low), I'd get kicked from games without explanation (it was quite annoying).

Tie Guy
08-24-2001, 04:02 PM
I still like the "wormnet" concept better the anything. They don't have a ranking system, but it is only worms, there isn't a skill gap. But that could be fixed, and i like how it is ingame, so everyone could go to the same place and see everyone that is online.

Just one question, how are the rankings determined?

Gamma732
08-24-2001, 04:21 PM
Whats wormnet? Never heard of it. :confused:

As for the rankings...I don't mean anything complicated, just a win/loss record would be nice, like each account on bnet with SC and WC2 has.

Tie Guy
08-24-2001, 05:08 PM
"wormnet" is the online system for the game "Worms Armegeddon" It is very nice and convient, and well oerganized.

BTW, wins and losses don't mean anything, its all about WHO you loose to, or WHO your win against. It's like in tennis, if i loose to the #30 in teh state, then it won't effect my ranking much, but if i loose to the #200 in the state, my rank will definately get worse. It works the other way around for winning. I don't see how a wins/loss stat would help any.

Gamma732
08-24-2001, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Tie Guy
"wormnet" is the online system for the game "Worms Armegeddon" It is very nice and convient, and well oerganized.

BTW, wins and losses don't mean anything, its all about WHO you loose to, or WHO your win against. It's like in tennis, if i loose to the #30 in teh state, then it won't effect my ranking much, but if i loose to the #200 in the state, my rank will definately get worse. It works the other way around for winning. I don't see how a wins/loss stat would help any.

Thats not what I'm saying. They really don't mean anything, and I'm not talking about laddar games or anything like that. I just think everyone would have a better chance to be evenly matched if there was at least SOME kind of rating system rather then nothing. I know it doesn't mean much at all, people abuse it, people only play 7 vs 1cpu games and everything like that, but it is better then nothing, which is where we are now.