Lies! All the files are there I tell ye!
Something funny has happened with the files... you didn't process any of my orders last turn. I'm very confused.
Eh? Has anyone else had this problem? I can try and go back to the archieve turns and redo, see if that works?
My turns was fine, I don't mind redoing it but we need to backup everything and ensure it works (I had problems with rolling back in the back).
Hmmm I think I have back ups of everyone's turns except for mine..... Riadsala can you try and redownload your turn and try once more on the off chance. I've un-deleted it so it's back in the Dropbox folder, if not....I'll have to have a think :-)
Hey dude, I've upload the original file in case something went wrong. I'm gonna have to try and figure out how I can reprocess the turn. I backed up everyone's turns except mine which means we would end up outta since, not sure how I can double back due to this eh....oversight!
Take a deep breath before posting/uploading/etc :P
You mean 'synch' not 'since', right?
- If you reprocess then the current turn becomes invalid for everyone, going double for the orders already put in by Arco and Abysia.
- If you did reprocess and continued then as your (the host's) game would use the new reality everyone else would have synch issues, probably losing their next turn? (??? everyone would have to use the new turn files to fix this)
- You can't reprocess because your own old turns weren't backed up
There's no way around #3.
There are certain events that can override your orders (iirc), but you should usually get messages about being interrupted.
It's possible Sarigs failed to copy your turn over correctly? His own turns are the ones not backed up because they don't need to go through drop box.
I suppose it's possible you may have gone back into the turn and micclicked redo from start or submitted a previous turn
Edit: And FYI I'll be sure to back up my turn file as well going forward!
I am okay skipping 1 turn so we will all be on the same level (if everyone besides riadsala agree to do so as well).
It seems a bit meaner now but as per a message I sent him I'm sending raiding partys riadsala's way to cause unrest and preach against his domain until I get a gold payment, at which point they'll wander elsewhere.
As we're only on turn 5, one solution would be to just start again? If we can all be online at the same time, we could go the first 5 turns in half an hour.
Otherwise, I guess I just unhappily lump it.
We're early enough to cut and run/start over so if you can give us a answer we can go from there. This is clearly a file error or mistake by riadsala followed by my cock up of not backing up my own file so we can't roll back. Fairs fair.
So speaketh the host.
Having said that if anyone one has any other realistic or fair ideas let us know.
I've got 12.2k words written about the current game so far, but I guess we could go for a restart. We could even canvas for additional players again.
The majority of time taken so far has been down to negotiations rather than playing.
Without knowing what Riadsala planned to do I can't say how badly he was affected by the missed turn. I could speculate, but that'd be unfair to him and give others an advantage if I'm right. I'm not convinced that it's a significant factor in the longer term, however. Certainly, I've made a couple of mistakes that amount to skipping 1.5 turns (plus other negative side effects).
I could agree to the rest of us skipping a turn if that's how the wind is blowing, however.
Let's put this down to a vote:
Option A) Everyone other then Riadsala submits a "empty turn" ie no orders. Riadsala can take his turn as normal but should NOT attack other players as he can see other armys and they will be unable to withdraw/reinforce. Of course there is no way of knowing if a empty turn has been submitted as we won't know if recruiting has taken place, stealthers moved etc other then the graphs which I can't remember if I enabled or not :-/ We shall just have to trust everyone not to be scummy about it.
Option B) We dump the game and see if any other players want to join and then restart. This would be the longest option as if we have new players would involve new map, new pretenders and new nation picks.
Option C) Dump the game immediately restart same map/nations and try to cane through some turns and make up for last option.
Option D - Open to Riadsala only) If your prepared to take it on the chin and just keep on playing taking the lost turn if your stride then you will be awesome and declared King of the Early Game.
And Nullkigan I think it's more a issue that due to us being clumped up and jostling with eachother we have limited space and are already on each others borders. Missing a turn means province/space/cut off and from what Jarvis suggested it's already kicking off so could be quite a affect.