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Although I'm no more an online virgin I'm still pretty tight

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:41 pm
by alkis21
I had my first Kaliera games tonight and I loved them!

First I played with Steve, it was my first online game ever so he patiently guided me through the process. We found a server where my ping wasn't that bad and started a game. We had a flawless 50FPS... and I got hammered 3-0! Second game wasn't better, and I lost 4-1! It will get me a while to get used to it, the (almost negligible, but not exactly) delay causes me to miss all my headers and most ball interceptions.

Later on, I played with the man who put this old together, Karsten (Redhair). Although he's mainly a Sensible Soccer player, I didn't play much better and only managed 2-1 and 3-1.

I can see I will get addicted to this! I can't wait for our first online tournament. I bet other can't wait either as it will be their first chance to beat me heavily! :twisted:

Come on people, we need more players!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:01 am
by Bounty Bob
Alkis wrote:It will get me a while to get used to it, the (almost negligible, but not exactly) delay causes me to miss all my headers and most ball interceptions.
I'm assuming from this that we'd say it's not suitable for ranked tournaments then?

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:57 am
by Stainy
Yeah I`m ready for this too Alky :)

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:30 am
by alkis21
I'm assuming from this that we'd say it's not suitable for ranked tournaments then?


You are assuming correctly. Considering that two players can have different pings=> different delays, a fair game cannot be guaranteed.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:31 am
by Menace
alkis21 wrote:
I'm assuming from this that we'd say it's not suitable for ranked tournaments then?


You are assuming correctly. Considering that two players can have different pings=> different delays, a fair game cannot be guaranteed.


Take turns hosting the match and play two matches?

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:33 am
by alkis21
How does that guarantee that Team A will have better pings? :?

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:55 am
by Sid
wow ... Alkis got beat by Steve!!!
:shock:

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:05 am
by Menace
alkis21 wrote:How does that guarantee that Team A will have better pings? :?


No guarantee, but take turns finding a good host and compare pings.. or something.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:12 am
by alkis21
Well, the only server I found where my pings are better is a Greek one.. I get 30ms there, but the others get 130>!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:16 am
by alkis21
I was wondering, how can you see a server's IP?
All I see is server names like "Nintendo Maniacs"... if I want to tell someone to join that server, where do I get the IP from?

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:50 am
by Steve1977
Sid wrote:wow ... Alkis got beat by Steve!!!
:shock:


you better believe it!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:52 am
by Steve1977
I think regulary online tournaments would be much better practice for us all in anticipation of the offline Championships.
Perhaps Durban could restart a seperate online rankings? We could then compare who's good online and who's better offline.
I think thats how they do it on ss.de. Offline is seperate to Online.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:58 am
by alkis21
Wanna play now Steve? I'm in the chat room.