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Offline nixrlame

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« Posted 2006-12-10 19:59:24 »

Hello everyone!

Our game is called Realms of Rivalry and can be summarized as an online graphical turn-based strategy/rpg game where you can play short tactical skirmishes with 2-4 players in small random-generated game worlds.
The game is free and can be played either as an applet or downloadable client.

The time-limited turns (30-90 secs) give the game a semi-realtime feel, and the game has sometimes been characterized as "chess on steroids".

Screenshots

http://www.realmsofrivalry.org

Comments and feedback are most appreciated Smiley

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nixrlame

PS. Although the game, in its (very) early stage, had a thread in this forum, we think that the mature game deserves its very own thread Wink
Offline darkprophet

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-12-10 20:34:19 »

Your URL's are wrong...Ive fixed them for you:

Screenshots and http://www.realmsofrivalry.org

DP Smiley

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Offline nixrlame

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-12-10 22:26:24 »

Thanks, darkprophet Smiley
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Offline CaptainJester

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2006-12-11 01:54:41 »

Don't limit the character name length to something small.  Should be at least 20 characters.  My usual name that I use everywhere is 13 characters and it is very frustrating to run into a 12 character size limit.  Especially in this day and age where this limit is artificial and not machine related.

Offline Kova

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2006-12-11 14:17:48 »

I waited 15 minutes to get activation mail and then I gave up... maybe if I get it later I'll try the game, but it doesn't look nearly good enough to write you guys about mail I didn't get.

one more thing, when you didn't activated your account and you try to login you get: "Kova is has not been activated" Smiley
Offline nixrlame

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2006-12-11 20:31:59 »

Don't limit the character name length to something small.  Should be at least 20 characters.  My usual name that I use everywhere is 13 characters and it is very frustrating to run into a 12 character size limit.  Especially in this day and age where this limit is artificial and not machine related.

Sorry for the invonvenience, hope it isn't too frustrating.  If you like the game and want to play it some more, I will personally rename your character to "CaptainJester" Smiley
The 12-character limit is merely for esthetic reasons (when displaying username in-game) -- the limit will at the next update be bumped up to 13 characters Wink

"Especially in this day and age where this limit is artificial and not machine related" -- when was this sort of thing limited by the machine capacity, my C64 gladly handled 13+ strings Wink

Thanks for the feedback, though Smiley
Offline nixrlame

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2006-12-11 20:35:35 »

I waited 15 minutes to get activation mail and then I gave up... maybe if I get it later I'll try the game, but it doesn't look nearly good enough to write you guys about mail I didn't get.

Sorry about the delayed email, most often the problem is that your email server categorizes the activation email as spam.  I have manually activated your account Smiley

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one more thing, when you didn't activated your account and you try to login you get: "Kova is has not been activated" Smiley

Corrected.

Thanks for the feedback Smiley
Offline nixrlame

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2007-03-21 15:38:51 »

There has been some significant changes.

The webpage has been reformatted to make it less crowded, easier to navigate and generally more enjoyable.

The client itself has also been updated.  A few minor bugfixes, and smaller filesize to speed downloading and making it more enjoyable playing as an applet.  Furthermore, in-game mouseover help-text has been incorporated.

Any and all feedback much appreciated Smiley
Offline jankoM

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2007-03-23 19:03:42 »

I wanted to play it but things like
* "This in NOT ..."
* "We recommend you watch the animated tutorials, and perhaps read the FAQ and study the interface before creating an account and starting to play. " - study?
* "I've watched the video tutorials, and this game is for me!" on register button  (first you say it is recommended and then at the button I must swear I watched them?)

this all scared me a little and gave me a feeling that you don't really want me to sign in and I will do something bad by signing in because haven't studied the interface and read the FAQ ...

Ok then I went watching the videos but just looking at links to videos told me this is something totally complicated (1 video of just character selection... 2 videos for character moving and another one for turning... are things really that complicated there?? 11 videos and only last one smells like something more interesting.

I am not criticizing I am just telling you how a user like me would possibly perceive the messages you make with your page and run away. I am otherwise very interested in turn based games just like this and that last video seemed interesting to me. But I will try the game later when I will manage to see all the videos so I will be sure if this game is for me or not Wink

Offline nixrlame

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2007-06-02 01:08:15 »

Thanks, jankoM, for the feedback!

You are right, the "warning" page before one registers should be altered or removed completely.  And yes, the video tutorials should be re-done, making them more compact, that is, making fewer videos.  The game is, as you say, not that complicated Wink

It might take a while before all these things are fixed, though.

When (if) you have tried the game, please let me know what you think.

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Offline nixrlame

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2007-08-05 16:55:52 »

Some more tuning of the game and website has been made.  The focus on the webpage has been turned towards the applet, and the applet itself has been made even more compact.  A link to signing up has been placed on the applet page to make it easier to register.  Finally, the much-dreaded warning-page has been removed.

http://www.realmsofrivalry.org

So, what do you guys think?

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nixrlame
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