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 A way to find games 
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Unread post A way to find games
I realize that this is a no brainer but thought I would suggest it anyway.

We really need a way to find games. I have been wanting to get in a game but the only way I have to find one is telnet to each server and look in the game settings. Obviously, you can look in the rebangs section of the forum but that isn't very detailed nor does it absolutely list every rebang. We keep hearing about player loss and not being able to get new players. Well, if there isn't a good place to find open games how is anyone supposed to play?

The technology is already there. Micro's website is exactly what is needed. Although, people who want to play the game shouldn't have to depend on a third party to show them the available games nor should the third party be responsible for providing that information. Can something like Micro's website not be implemented on the same server that hosts this forum to maximize up time? I don't know. Maybe that isn't possible. But, I do know this would be a huge asset to the TradeWars community and its ability to have a future.

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Tue May 13, 2014 12:20 pm
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Unread post Re: A way to find games
Micro runs a server that tracks games.

http://www.microblaster.net/Servers.aspx

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Unread post Re: A way to find games
We also have Jumpgate. http://wiki.classictw.com/index.php?title=Jumpgate_-_All

Everyone running a public server who wants to attract players can be listed on Jumpgate.

It's not organized like Micro's site, but this is a part of ClassicTW, so as long as ClassicTW is supported, Jumpgate will be there.

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Unread post Re: A way to find games
I think the point was to have micros server incorporated as part of the JumpGate.
Where TWGS v1 or 2 SysOps can sign up there server regardless of the version type.

We need to have a central place to find games if TradeWars is to stay public.

Maybe on next updates (J.P.)

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Unread post Re: A way to find games
T0yman wrote:
Micro runs a server that tracks games.

http://www.microblaster.net/Servers.aspx


Yeah but it doesn't get updated reliably. I think that was OP's point- I think he was trying to say it in a way that wasn't insulting to Micro, since the latter is after all doing it for free.


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Unread post Re: A way to find games
T0yman wrote:
Micro runs a server that tracks games.

http://www.microblaster.net/Servers.aspx


Yeah I know. I was talking about it in the second paragraph of my post.
Cruncher wrote:
We also have Jumpgate. http://wiki.classictw.com/index.php?title=Jumpgate_-_All

Everyone running a public server who wants to attract players can be listed on Jumpgate.

It's not organized like Micro's site, but this is a part of ClassicTW, so as long as ClassicTW is supported, Jumpgate will be there.


Yeah and it is neat and all but like i said in my post you still have to connect to all those servers to find out what games they are running.

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I think the point was to have micros server incorporated as part of the JumpGate.
Where TWGS v1 or 2 SysOps can sign up there server regardless of the version type.

We need to have a central place to find games if TradeWars is to stay public.

Maybe on next updates (J.P.)

Vid


At least somebody read the whole post.

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Unread post Re: A way to find games
Vid Kid wrote:
I think the point was to have micros server incorporated as part of the JumpGate.
This has been a planned feature of Jumpgate, and I would be able to assist in it's implementation, but JP hasn't been available to work on TW due to his new job :(

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