Hank !DILLIGAF !suicide Hill Apr 18, 2013 @ 2:35am
Is this game dead?
I'm sitting here waiting for a ranked match at 6 in the morning on a thursday, and no one is on, its taken 30 minutes...
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strange_carrots Apr 18, 2013 @ 4:59am 
Hi, play on quick match :). That should do it.
Aliwazere Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:42am 
More like "Is everyone asleep?"
Ryu Apr 19, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
6 in the morning? Go back to sleep man. Or go for a morning run :).
During the week most people play in the afternoon, you know, after work/school.
Mr. Hobbs Apr 21, 2013 @ 6:00am 
Not us third shifters ><
Swazza3000 Apr 22, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
I can't find anyone to play against. I've been logging-on at reasonable hours and waiting in the quick match que everyday. Can someone who plays this game a lot add me so we can play together?
Hank !DILLIGAF !suicide Hill Apr 25, 2013 @ 10:53am 
Is play versus friends working????
strange_carrots Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
It is.
Peace Armi Oct 1, 2013 @ 6:51am 
Sometimes it is a pain to wait, but I have noticed people will see a power wanting to play and if they are a higher level, they'll tweek some of their characters so they can be a lower power and play. I think that is really nice of them to do.
Aleonymous Oct 1, 2013 @ 8:53am 
Justice-Pirate -- Ever since those "match-banners" appears (on the lower-right side of the screen), things got WAY better, indeed. I personally always have a power-6 team ready to jump in, but if I see anything higher, I quickly swap-out units to match it.
zalrus9 Oct 2, 2013 @ 10:37am 
that's really good, but I'm at power 3 right now, and I'm not willing to pony up so I can upgrade people. I really hope there's an AI mode coming soon. I want to like this game, but it seems like it doesn't want me to like it...
Swazza3000 Oct 2, 2013 @ 7:00pm 
Originally posted by zalrus9:
I really hope there's an AI mode coming soon. I want to like this game, but it seems like it doesn't want me to like it...
- Amen to that.
Hank !DILLIGAF !suicide Hill Oct 3, 2013 @ 4:53pm 
Originally posted by Swazza3000:
Originally posted by zalrus9:
I really hope there's an AI mode coming soon. I want to like this game, but it seems like it doesn't want me to like it...
- Amen to that.

I think the unforgiving multiplayer is the best thing about this game. I haven't played it much recently but I'm really just waiting for updates. I describe it to my friends as "nerd chess"
- if you don't have a multi-tiered strategy of stat management and spatial blocking and baiting on the battle-grid then you're going to lose a lot.

What do I mean by this?
-stats- important, know what you want your character to do, don't try to make general purpose units, give each character a role to play on the battlefield.
-battle grid- there is an abstract element to this game in the form of unit movement, don't move your units individually, move them as a squad. Bait your enemies into attacking, surround them, surprise them with combined attacks and special abilities.

Just mentioning those two aspects of the game, there is a lot of depth to this game's strategy. If you're not enjoying it, ok - but if you're not enjoying it because you're losing, just take a few minutes to reassess your stats and unit choices, and try again. It can be a lot of fun to have a long winning streak.
Swazza3000 Oct 3, 2013 @ 8:12pm 
I'm not enjoying it because I've never been able to find a game... I WANT to enjoy it! No multiplayer = no gameplay :-(
Aleonymous Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:08am 
@Final Combat 95 -- Good write-up, thanks! I agree that learning how to play this game relatively "well" (so that you start winning), can make it much more interesting. Hopefully, when the playerbase increases again, all players could play ranked -- not for the win-streaks, but so that they MatchMakers gets everyone opponents at the SAME skill level (not team-power). That means that, statistically speaking, all matches will be 50% win/lose -- The biggest thrill!

@Swazza3000 -- Now that the global in-game chat is up and the quick-match banners, you can talk with other vikings in Strand (main menu/screen) and, when you see a match-banner at your power-level pop-up, just click on it and there you go! That way you can learn stuff about the game, or make friends, while waiting in queue for a match.
Swazza3000 Oct 4, 2013 @ 5:35am 
I press enter, type a message, nothing happens. I can't see my message. I can see the leaderboards, but I've never been able to interact with another player.
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