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The never-ending acro game, and the fact that there does not seem to be a lot of people on at the same time got me thinking, maybe a version that works asynchronously would be playable?

For example, a round might last 6 hours.  During that 6 hours there is a single acro, and a player can log in, make an acro, and vote on any acros that have been submitted so far (only voting once of course).  Then it just continues on the next 6 hours until someone gets enough to win (might take days).

Whatcha think, useful or a dumb idea?

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play

We should play longer. We arent old yet!!

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but...........

Granted, there is not the traffic in abc I thought there would be, but the undernet regulars are here pretty much every Friday and Saturday evening keeping acro alive and kicking. If it goes 6 hours per acro I don't think we'll be able to go 3 games, lol Poor pewter would be lucky to last one round!

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well..

This wouldn't replace the current acro game, just be an additional one moving at the glacial pace...

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acro without end, amen...

Says Kenrick:

"Then it just continues on the next 6 hours until someone gets enough to win (might take days)."

Do we need to have a "win a game" goal? In other words, what's so bad about "winning an acro"? Each acro is the event, rather than a lengthy collection of them.

Whether or not it's strictly live, or has some time constraint added or modified, acro need not go on forever. (May it.)

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Winning Acro

Hmm, that's a good point. Maybe no winning games, just a list of the past 10 acros with the most votes, and a list of the top 10 acros with the most votes of all time?

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I sure miss playing acro, too!!!

Could never pick which I liked more, Acro or Ridic.

Think I'm coming in on the tail end of a discussion I probably missed. Forgive if I don't understand what the issue is.

Always thought the rounds were dictated by the points and the game ended & started over after 30 or more points were scored.

The only time the points went sky high is if two players got in the tie-one-on mode (which was also fun if nobody else was around!).

Is it possible to have an auto reset command available when the score hits like 45 pts at the most? Two people could play it out however long they'd like, but if others come and want a game, it could be reset.

The last version I played had the game not even starting until there were at least 3 people in the room. The asynchronous marathon acro seems really cool, considerably slow, but it doesn't matter if nobody is playing. Would a reset command come with that if people wanted a true-time game?

Total off-the-top-of-my-head ramble to follow. Humor me or just point and laugh. :)

There were people who didn't like to acro, but came to the room to socialize, read the acros and even though they didn't acro, they would still vote for their favorite. Always thought it would be fun to have some sort of acro duel game with two people going head-to-head. It would make a great routine gathering. Anyone could enter the room and vote, but the players couldn't vote at all. The point winner would then choose a different opponent to play.

Not even sure if a concept like that would be possible or accepted. Streamlining, coding and work for something a bit different in the distant future if acro really takes off again.

It would also be great to bring back the acro team tourney when / if players arrive.

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Acro

Hmm those are good thoughts... BoZeeQ emailed me a few issues with the idea as well although I think they might be worked around. The !stop command might work although there is still the question of when the round would end, assuming most people are voting/acro'ing at different times.

I'm thinking a round might be a whole day or something instead of six hours and the round would end at say 8 PM EST to encourage people to submit/vote by that time.

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never ending acros

Sounds okay to me.. I never seem to find anyone here to play with when I come, I miss playing the games.. having withdrawals!

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Kenrick

I think that might work, but I also think that maybe you could put a command on the bot to !stop the game, and !start when someone wants to play? Just a thought.

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