iPad Lost Cities - (by TheCodingMonkeys)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Sanuku, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. currymutton

    currymutton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks and just realize how s**ks GC really is.

    LC is now the most fav MP games for now -- tops Ascensions and SW.

    Wanna a game, btw?
     
  2. saiyukialex

    saiyukialex Well-Known Member

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    I have installed the game on both my iPhone and iPad. When I played the first several moves on my iPad, I cannot continue next move on my iPhone. :(
     
  3. VeganTnT

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    Bring it
     
  4. Oliver

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    Click the crown. It lists all friends with Game Center. Remember the image. Then start a new game and select the user with the image.

    Why remember the image? Because one screen shows real names and one screen shows nick names... The only consistent thing between both screens is the image :(
     
  5. lookmanohands

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    I don't know if it's GC or just the way TCM implemented it, but the friend's list definitely could work better. On the main select screen it seems that a friend's % only shows up once you've played them (irrespective of whether or not they have the game and played online).

    Another way is once you do select an opponent, you are taken to GC where again you see your entire friend's list. Here you can see who is ranked and who isn't, and then change your selection to someone who is if need be. You don't have to switch back and forth between lists, but again this only works for those who have already played online at least once.
     
  6. MissDjax

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    ya, disabling the sound alerts in GC helps, but I'd prefer an option to only disable the sound alert in LC. On top of that the new turn sound alert is a freesound I used myself as well in a server tool I made and this is really confusing :D
     
  7. Sanuku

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  8. crunc

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    One thing I see happening is that it takes some time even after Game Center connects for game updates to happen. It will connect, it will look like I have no turns, then maybe 10 seconds later all the turns roll in. Anyone else see that problem?
     
  9. FRS

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    Yeah, in my impressions post earlier I was moaning about the lack of a full-featured multiplayer implementation like Carcassonne has. The inability to have more than one game going per friend and the delays associated with sending moves back and forth, even when you're sitting in the same room with the other player is a huge let down.

    There's no local WiFi or bluetooth connectivity either, which is a real shame, and I'm just finding the Game Center turn management to be clunky, slow and ruins the experience. Which is a real shame, because I actually do like the game.. it has nice polish other than the network issues and I've had good fun but I find myself more often than not firing up a game with the AI instead of an online opponent because the network issues are so cumbersome.
     
  10. VeganTnT

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    Yeah, it's pretty annoying but it's because instead of using their own fast servers all the multiplayer stuff is handled by GameCenter.

    So the game loads then tries to sign onto GameCenter. If successful it then checks to see if you have moves available and if so, it fetches them.

    The reason it's so apparent is cause the continue button with live opponent button is the first thing you see. If it was like Carcassonne where your moves are in a sub menu (tap Internet games to see your online games), the added time to tap and load the new screen gives the game another sec or two while loading the games.
     
  11. MissDjax

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    hmmm actually the game isn't that fun as it was as I played it for the first time. You can be as good as you want you may just have bad luck and then you will lose. Imo the game relies too much on luck instead of skill (which isn't much needed to be honest)
     
  12. crunc

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    I don't think the delay between moves is that bad, but I've never played with someone in the same room and there it would be annoying I'm sure. They need to add bluetooth multiplayer definitely. However I'm really enjoying this game. Yes there is a fair bit of luck, but strategy too - the better player will win more often. There's more to the game then first appears to be the case.
     
  13. geremy

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    It's a freaking CARD GAME, of course it's a lot of it has to do with luck!
     
  14. runliketurtles

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    Lost Cities is like any other game that uses Game Center. Ascension, Summoner Wars, ect all take 5-15 seconds to log into GC every time you switch to the app before you can play online. If you stay in the app logged in (as I'd assume you'd do in a local game), turns between players go pretty quick.

    But yeah, local multiplayer would be nice.
     
  15. tecwrtr

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    I got a notification that it was my turn and that you had taken your turn, but it wouldn't let me go, so I rebooted. As expected, it didn't help. I made sure I was logged into GC. Gave up, quit game, and sent new invite.

    Sorry for any confusion!
     
  16. Misguided

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    It's a game about probabilities, like Poker. Sure, you never know what card you will draw next, but you have to try to make choices that stack the odds in your favor, so to speak. So, starting a journey you end up losing a few points on, but that gives you the turns you need to score big elsewhere, that's a net win. There's a big random element, but the strategy is in rying to tame that.
     
  17. wilef

    wilef Well-Known Member

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    No update from the developers on Universal or iPad version?
     
  18. zergslayer69

    zergslayer69 Well-Known Member

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    There's a sale going on but without an iPad version I won't be picking this up. These types of games work great on iPad!
     
  19. Juuicetin

    Juuicetin Well-Known Member

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    I just bought this game from the sale, but I have a question. Are there timers for the online multiplayer? I tried looking through the thread, but didnt manage to find an answer. I just started my first online match and was curious how long I would have to wait for a turn.

    Other than that though, I am really enjoying the game. I have been havin a blast playing against the AI. It has a well made UI.
     
  20. jackbear

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    the same with everybody's comments... please create the ipad version... it would be nice :D
     

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