Tourneys usually require peeps joining here and then agreeing on rules. Example is it dice or ll or either. Etc
Challonge is used to post results so easily viewed but not really nec. Since the winners post their results here..
GLHF hope it fills
Posts made by prastle
How to Play Online and Pbem Videos
I made some videos on how to use and play TripleA
Part 1: Introduction: http://youtu.be/MX9ehmKFdmI (ignore this one outdated)
Part 2: How to play online: http://youtu.be/pIE3rpDD6PM
Part 3: How to async, play by email, and play by forum: http://youtu.be/c9cfHsoWQoI
Part 4: Advanced features: http://youtu.be/FtaSoypRveg
Hope it helps!
- Veqryn Posted on: 2015/1/11 8:26
RE: By TheTrooper Re: TripleA for Dummies : The Noob's "How to PBEM Guide"
Another Question/comment from the field:
what am I supposed to do to check and make sure that others are using MARTI (dice servers) correctly. Is it just in good faith. I get all the emails from marti but I dont know what they mean or how to use them. I would be happy just seeing the stats for what they did on their turn, movement, combat etc... how do I blend these marti emails in with the game?
as far as Marti and pairing it up with the game....you can open the game file you receive and at the top go to the top tab GAME, and then to VIEW HISTORY. Here you can see what dice were rolled in the game's history every step of the way, and then pair it up with the dice server e-mails in your inbox.
If there is ANY discrepancy, then something is fishy....MORE SO if there was no explanation given in the e-mail that contained the file!! So, even if a "4" would hit, and a "3" is in the history, but a "2" is in the Marti e-mail, then something isn't right, and you should ask your oppoent about the difference.
Once cause of this (a reason for cheating, and cheaters...don't take notes here!) is that players will have an idea of what they want to do, and buy their units based off what they think the end result of their combat will be...then the combat goes all wrong, and they need different items to place...so they will give you a story about computer crashing, power outage...whatever, and the dice won't match because they went back in local and fixed it.
If this happens 1-maybe 2 times, then its probably legit....more than that, they are playing out the combat to see what to buy. ***This doesn't happen very often anymore!!!
Also, if they did have something like that happen, they SHOULD be upfront and honest and tell you, if you find it on your own with an email/history mismatch, something's normally up. Also, ANY EDIT MODE changes will reflect in HISTORY!!!
oh...and computer crashes, power fails, etc....the game will still have autosave from the last phase....so, what I tend to do is SAVE after every combat...if I have 4 places I'm attacking, I will save after each one, just in case there is a problem.
bottom line--dice in history should match marti....if not, and there's an explanation given, the end results should still be EXACTLY the same. This isn't to scare you that everyone's a cheat...but they are out there, and unfortunately, sooner or later you will find one.
On the flip side, MOST players are just trying to have fun, get their fix of TripleA and do sometimes makes mistakes. I myself have been guilty of playing both games of a challenge at the same time, doing one whole game, and then moving on the the next...go to e-mail them and realize that I NEVER saved the first game once along the way!! Autosave only remembers the last "phase" of the last game, so it really sucks, to a) explain it to your opponent, and b) go back and recreate the combat --although EDIT MODE makes this MUCH EASIER NOWADAYS!!!
Still, mistakes do happen, so don't assume someone is cheating. I prefer to assume nobody is cheating, unless I just happen to notice something isn't right. Then I try to steer them back to do the right thing before calling them out.
Another note on files saves: although bung does his slightly different
There are probably 4-5 variants of this, but here's a happy median for the files, just so you know/understand what you're looking at:
where 333 is challenge #, and rd1 is round 1, and 1R is 1st turn, Russia.
or just 333_G1_rd1_1R where G1 is Game 1 of the challenge, and both players know who is playing what side. I prefer to see my name and the side, because I get confused easily!!
you always save the file FOR the next guy's move...so after R1, you just save the file as 2G...then 3B....4J....5A..... then after you do USA move, send back as rd2_2G.