Play
Multi-Player
Coins
Community
Settings
Help
Community   Maps   Forum   Mail   Ladders   Clans   Recent Games
Sign In | Sign Up
<< Back to General Forum   

Posts 1 - 11 of 11   
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 04:57:42


Remove Kebab
Level 56
Report
I've seen some players with the name "[Hidden 1]". Why is that? Is it a bot or what? In coin games.

Edited 7/27/2016 04:59:09
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 05:05:01

Purple Illusions 
Level 50
Report
It just shows that in the lobby till the game starts, it is so you can't pick and choose who to play against in coin games since money is involved.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 06:18:39


Perrin3088 
Level 44
Report
why isn't this implementable in non-coin games?
anonymous games are so much more enjoyable Imho.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 06:50:03

greatest ever
Level 39
Report
Why would you not get to choose your opponents because money is involved?

That doesn't make any sense, it's like gambling this way.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 07:15:39


Green Turtle 
Level 61
Report
When the stakes are high, everyone wants to pick weaker opponents. So the players against whom you want to play don't want to play with you. In the end everybody will have a difficult time starting a game.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 07:19:57


Ysayell1
Level 55
Report
Makes perfect sense. It's to prevent people from solely trying to skim off the lower targets while ignoring the tougher ones. It has multiple benefits. One, it makes impressive folks more likely to find someone to play with them. Can't just ice them while seeking out lowbies. For two, it keeps lower/less experienced folks more likely to host games, since they wont effectively be redlighted. Thirdly, it keeps a semblance of fairness in the coin games which lends the coin value more of a real weight.

If you want a game with a certain person, that's always an option and there are methods of exchanging coins if a bet is made on the outcome, but that's not the same thing as a random pool.

To some extent, yes, it is a gamble in lieu of opportunism, but that's part of the point of the game: to match up in a situation that starts with uncertain outcome and continues until the outcome is certain. If you already know you're going to win, there's no game being played at all, just colorful little pictures being filled in. Might as well watch paint dry.

The closest thing in non-coin is probably the random teams/the folks who have their profile information hidden. It is indeed unfortunate that they don't have that system as an option in the regular games (if not as a default)

Edited 7/27/2016 07:20:38
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 07:33:46

Purple Illusions 
Level 50
Report
It's "greatest ever" asking. Thus it can be safely ignored. He cherry picks all his games, so of course he thinks something that prevents cherry picking is bad.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 07:54:39

huddyj 
Level 61
Report
You can still choose your opponent in coin games. Just create a game with the settings you want and then invite the player/s you want to play against.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 08:25:21

greatest ever
Level 39
Report
In poker they call it 'bumhunting' where people want to play weaker opponents and ya it's not a great thing and ya everybody complains about but in the end you get more games than if you make it blind since a lot of people wont play if they have no idea who they will play against.

Maybe Warlight is different and people are willing to take that chance but I wouldn't do it for any meaningful amount of money.
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 08:27:49

greatest ever
Level 39
Report
It's "greatest ever" asking. Thus it can be safely ignored.


What can safely be ignored is trolls like you and your fallacious nonsense

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_fallacy
Why are there Hidden players?: 7/27/2016 08:55:43

Semicedevine
Level 59
Report
@Ysayell1: now that explanation of yours... was beautiful XD

Edited 7/27/2016 08:56:48
Posts 1 - 11 of 11   

Contact | About WarLight | Play Risk Online | Multiplayer Strategy Game | Challenge Friends, Win Money | Skill Game | Terms of Service