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Finding live opponents

Postby Shadoglare » September 8th, 2012, 4:05 pm

So I've been curious - I've noticed there are almost always a good number of live games going over the internet - but I'm wondering how people are actually finding other players to just jump into a live game?
Are they arranging a pre-arranged time to get together on a forum somewhere?
Is there a chat room where on a whim they are announcing "I'm looking for a couple of players to play _____ on Vasssal, anybody interested?"
Are they just starting a new game on the network and hoping people will see it and join?
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Re: Finding live opponents

Postby JUNO44 » September 8th, 2012, 7:04 pm

Many people make plans to go online at same time and join up in vassal game room to play.
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Re: Finding live opponents

Postby uckelman » September 8th, 2012, 8:00 pm

Thus spake Shadoglare:
> So I've been curious - I've noticed there are almost always a good
> number of live games going over the internet - but I'm wondering how
> people are actually finding other players to just jump into a live game?
> Are they arranging a pre-arranged time to get together on a forum
> somewhere?
> Is there a chat room where on a whim they are announcing "I'm looking
> for a couple of players to play _____ on Vasssal, anybody interested?"
> Are they just starting a new game on the network and hoping people will
> see it and join?

It's worth checking the #boardgames and #vassal IRC channels at
freenode.net.

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Re: Finding live opponents

Postby CarlosPalomino » September 8th, 2012, 11:17 pm

I'm up for a live game tonite. Just let me know.
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Re: Finding live opponents

Postby PzrLehr » September 9th, 2012, 3:59 am

You kinda answered your own questions; yes to all three, however 'Freenode.net' doesn't work very well.
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Re: Finding live opponents

Postby uckelman » September 9th, 2012, 10:03 am

Thus spake PzrLehr:
> You kinda answered your own questions; yes to all three, however
> 'Freenode.net' doesn't work very well.

What problem are you having with freenode? It's working just fine
for me at the moment.

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Re: Finding live opponents

Postby JoelCFC25 » September 9th, 2012, 2:24 pm

For wargames, by far the 3 most likely places to find an opponent and arrange for a live game are:

1. The game's forum at Boardgamegeek.
2. The game's folder at Consimworld
3. The Facebook VASSAL Wargamer's group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/vassalwargamers/
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