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Postby No Worries » Tue May 15, 2018 11:58 pm

So far most of the ideas were about collecting the cards, but none suggested losing the cards (as opposed to trading). There might be some form of lottery or gambling mini-game where users could bet their cards; if they win they get additional currency for buying more cards, or, in case of lose, their betting cards will be taken away.

For example, to win 0.25 player would need to bet at least one Common card; to win 1.00 to bet at least one Rare card, to win 15.00 to bet at least 2 Epic, 4 Ultra Rare cards. etc.
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Postby Drawkland » Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am

No Worries wrote:So far most of the ideas were about collecting the cards, but none suggested losing the cards (as opposed to trading). There might be some form of lottery or gambling mini-game where users could bet their cards; if they win they get additional currency for buying more cards, or, in case of lose, their betting cards will be taken away.

For example, to win 0.25 player would need to bet at least one Common card; to win 1.00 to bet at least one Rare card, to win 15.00 to bet at least 2 Epic, 4 Ultra Rare cards. etc.

Interesting concept, but what would players actually bet on? How would one win/lose? What are the chances of that? Etc.
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Postby No Worries » Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 am

what would players actually bet on?


Depends on the mini-game type. It can be gambling type like roulette, so betting would be on red/black; it can be puzzle type mini-game like match/find the same card in the 16x16 field within a limited time, so betting would be on the number of found matches.

There are many betting-type mini-games on the internet, just a matter of finding most interesting one.

How would one win/lose?

Again, pending on the mini-game type. Referring back to gambling, it can be actually connected to the real sports events, let's say, there is a football game between Manchester United and Barcelona, players can bet their cards for 1:0 win or any other result. This clarifies what is win/lose. The betting mechanism would be same as mentioned above, so: reward selection 0.20 for 1 common card with positive result 1:0, any other result means losing the card.

What are the chances of that?

To be sincere, I don't know how gambling calculations are made, but I believe it's not that difficult to engineer it.

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Postby The Bruce » Fri May 18, 2018 4:37 pm

Scarfes wrote:
Ekkab wrote:Hey, when is the game scheduled to be restarted?

Read above; we've been told that the volunteer admins have real lives, too. They have families to feed and shelter, and the card game is more of a small hobby on a free site. They need spare time to code it.
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun May 20, 2018 4:14 pm

How do we know that "NationCards is returning soon" isn't the real April Fool's prank that Max and company played on us this year, more frankly?
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Postby No Worries » Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am

Tinhampton wrote:How do we know that "NationCards is returning soon" isn't the real April Fool's prank that Max and company played on us this year, more frankly?


Initially, same thought came to my mind. However, if a prank, there wouldn't be an update on April 19.

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Postby Serenissima Republica de Veneto » Mon May 21, 2018 12:48 am

Tinhampton wrote:How do we know that "NationCards is returning soon" isn't the real April Fool's prank that Max and company played on us this year, more frankly?

It would be disappointing.

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Postby KEyLimE FinNelSwoOP » Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 am

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Plz open trading again

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Postby Drawkland » Mon May 21, 2018 11:15 am

At this point, this thread might as well be locked. All it is now is people complaining about something despite the clear and obvious reasons for the game not being updated.

Not many people have been coming up with new ideas either, only a couple in a page's worth of posts.

Stop complaining, people. To quote the old addage, "we'll get there when we get there." Bitching and moaning about how the game hasn't been updated yet will not make it come any faster. In fact, all it will do is annoy the people who actually do have to work to make it happen.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Tue May 22, 2018 8:40 pm

When do we get to trade and open lootboxes? I've never seemed to have the ability after that week passed
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Postby Vangaziland » Tue May 22, 2018 9:12 pm

Guys! They just said it's about to come out.
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Postby Divitalia » Fri May 25, 2018 7:15 am

Vangaziland wrote:Guys! They just said it's about to come out.


Hooray!
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Postby Odinburgh » Fri May 25, 2018 11:16 am

Vangaziland wrote:Guys! They just said it's about to come out.


Where in these forums are they saying this? So far I have not found it.

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Postby No Worries » Sat May 26, 2018 1:42 am

Odinburgh wrote:
Vangaziland wrote:Guys! They just said it's about to come out.


Where in these forums are they saying this? So far I have not found it.


Check news section on the main page concerning 1001 issues. At very bottom you have PS.

https://screenshots.firefox.com/jiy245nicRDGu6hS/www.nationstates.net
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Postby Odinburgh » Sat May 26, 2018 9:08 am

No Worries wrote:
Odinburgh wrote:
Where in these forums are they saying this? So far I have not found it.


Check news section on the main page concerning 1001 issues. At very bottom you have PS.

https://screenshots.firefox.com/jiy245nicRDGu6hS/www.nationstates.net


All it says is "P.S. Cards are still coming." Not much of an indicator of when though.

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Postby Rivine » Thu May 31, 2018 6:06 pm

So, are they adding more features to this or something?
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Postby Martian Alliance » Thu May 31, 2018 6:15 pm

No Worries wrote:So far most of the ideas were about collecting the cards, but none suggested losing the cards (as opposed to trading). There might be some form of lottery or gambling mini-game where users could bet their cards; if they win they get additional currency for buying more cards, or, in case of lose, their betting cards will be taken away.

For example, to win 0.25 player would need to bet at least one Common card; to win 1.00 to bet at least one Rare card, to win 15.00 to bet at least 2 Epic, 4 Ultra Rare cards. etc.

We should use the challenges but have an option to bet cards. If the other nation accepts you will gamble the same amount of cards for the same value.
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Postby Earthbound immortal squad » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:21 am

So when are they coming back?

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Postby Auze » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:23 am

Seems to be stuck in development hell.
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Postby Tornado Queendom » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:38 pm

Auze wrote:Seems to be stuck in development hell.

I don't know, I fear that it might be cancelled (probably not).
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm

Auze wrote:Seems to be stuck in development hell.

It can't be in Development Hell unless someone is actually developing it. The only problem with the code is the absence of hands on keyboards.

Frisbeeteria wrote:As has been previously stated numerous times, it all depends on our volunteer admins finding time to code it. Right now, they're busy with their real jobs, and trying to keep their families fed and sheltered. Updating this free web game comes a distant second.

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Postby Tornado Queendom » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:40 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Auze wrote:Seems to be stuck in development hell.

It can't be in Development Hell unless someone is actually developing it. The only problem with the code is the absence of hands on keyboards.

Frisbeeteria wrote:As has been previously stated numerous times, it all depends on our volunteer admins finding time to code it. Right now, they're busy with their real jobs, and trying to keep their families fed and sheltered. Updating this free web game comes a distant second.

This is why we need more coders, because it'll take until 2068 (things will have changed by then) at this pace.
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Postby Minoa » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:53 am

Hey guys, I would prefer that this section does not have Forum 7-style auto-pruning enabled, because if there is serious interest in documenting the history of this feature and notable trades et al, then this section will likely be a crucial resource for citing references on NSindex or any similar project.

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Postby Frisbeeteria » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:14 am

Nobody has even hinted at F7-style pruning. Don't get yourself in a lather over non-existent events.

... 'notable trades', 'crucial resource', a likely story.

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Postby Minoa » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:55 am

Frisbeeteria wrote:Nobody has even hinted at F7-style pruning. Don't get yourself in a lather over non-existent events.

... 'notable trades', 'crucial resource', a likely story.

Maybe I interpreted Anexora’s suggestion under the section “Global Marketplace” in the OP to imply that this section would function like Forum 7 (i.e. Forum posts do not count towards post total). My bad.
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