Feature Request: Asynchronous Multiplayer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CheesecakeJones, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. CheesecakeJones

    CheesecakeJones Poptop Tamer

    I would love to see asynchronous multiplayer. Let me explain with a story.

    In college my brother and I were in love with Advance Wars. We were separated by distance, though. We would chat about the single player, but we had no real way to play together. My brother (a computer science major) took matters into his own hands and created a hacked ROM of Advance Wars we could email each other back and forth. He would make his move, and email me the ROM. I would make my move over the next day or so, and email it back. A single match could take weeks! It really increased the value of your turn. You'd think about it for days planning and hoping. We had so much fun.

    I'd love to see something similar in War Groove. You'd take your turn, and then it would ping your friend with a notification. They could take their turn whenever it was convenient for them.
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    • KevCar

      KevCar Void-Bound Voyager

      This would be a great feature. Lots of times I can't play games like this with a friend because both of us need to set aside time and our schedules don't always line up. This would be a great way to make sure I get the most of the multiplayer features and a fantastic excuse to boot up the game every day.
      • MongooseCalledFred

        MongooseCalledFred Master Chief

        I'd like this too. I can't guarantee enough timing or bandwidth for simultaneous (although I don't expect this to need much).
        • Firebird Zoom

          Firebird Zoom Space Kumquat

          This sounds a lot like rol, an online gaming website.
          • Howitzer

            Howitzer Seal Broken

            I really hope this feature makes it onto the game. I like how it would allow for longer turns and would make it practical to have longer games with really high turn counts on bigger maps.
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            • ComatosePhoenix

              ComatosePhoenix Subatomic Cosmonaut

              I think what your asking for is generally called Play by E-Mail or PBEM. Asynchronus multiplayer is something else.
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              • CheesecakeJones

                CheesecakeJones Poptop Tamer

              • ComatosePhoenix

                ComatosePhoenix Subatomic Cosmonaut

                Huh, I generally think of Asynchronous multiplayer for when the game doesn't rely on players taking turns in sequence. Kinda like what is used in Dominions, frozen Synapse, gratuitious space battles, etc. Though I suppose any turn based game is Asynchronous.
                • ObscureAnimal

                  ObscureAnimal Space Hobo

                  I'm really hoping for this feature too. It was one of the first things I wanted to know when they were developing this game. I hoooope so badly that they put it in somehow!
                  • dabri85

                    dabri85 Space Hobo

                    I would also greatly love to see this feature. Being able to put the game down between turns (only multiplayer) and coming back to it on my own time would greatly extend how long I keep playing this game.

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