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To get more takers for you challenges...

Postby jupiter6 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:01 am

Hi all,

Something I'm finding somewhat frustrating when trying to download challenges:

I choose a challenge with a standard race, such as federation. I choose this because it's compatible with everyone.
When I go to download it, I get the message that the challenge has content that I haven't purchased. To see what this missing element is, I go to the website, only to find I need the Nomads expansion pack to fight the Federation!

My guess is that the person issuing the challenge ticked one of the boxes indicating you need certain content, when you actually don't.
Many, many challnges are like this. It's unnecessary, and will get less attempts on your fleet.

Tick the right boxes before you upload people! You'll get more attempts.

(yes, I could just buy the expansion pack. But people could also issue the challenge properly too and I wouldn't need to buy)
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Re: To get more takers for you challenges...

Postby AcePalarum » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:50 pm

I don't think you'll find any arguments here in the forums on this issue. Taking the time to correctly identify the content you've used is really just common courtesy.

That being said, it's also a fight that's been waged for quite some time, and you can see how far it's gotten (not very). Still, the occasional reminder can't be a bad thing.
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Re: To get more takers for you challenges...

Postby Berny_74 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:20 pm

AcePalarum wrote:I don't think you'll find any arguments here in the forums on this issue. Taking the time to correctly identify the content you've used is really just common courtesy.

That being said, it's also a fight that's been waged for quite some time, and you can see how far it's gotten (not very). Still, the occasional reminder can't be a bad thing.


Well Cliffski said he would be looking into suggestions after he's done some gratuitous graphical tweaks. I would be onboard for the radio buttons to be a limiter - only ships of these selected races can challenge. That way someone who does not have.... lets say Nomads, can create challenges and Nomads would not be an available race to retaliate with.

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Re: To get more takers for you challenges...

Postby jupiter6 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:26 am

AcePalarum wrote:I don't think you'll find any arguments here in the forums on this issue. Taking the time to correctly identify the content you've used is really just common courtesy..


Yes, you would think so. However common courtesy, along with common sense, is not all that common in this day and age.
AcePalarum wrote:That being said, it's also a fight that's been waged for quite some time, and you can see how far it's gotten (not very). Still, the occasional reminder can't be a bad thing.


We can only hope.
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Re: To get more takers for you challenges...

Postby jupiter6 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:01 am

Case in point: Just tried literally 10 Federation challenges, one actually worked. Waste of time.
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Re: To get more takers for you challenges...

Postby kuchnaii » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:05 am

Well Cliffski said he would be looking into suggestions after he's done some gratuitous graphical tweaks. I would be onboard for the radio buttons to be a limiter - only ships of these selected races can challenge. That way someone who does not have.... lets say Nomads, can create challenges and Nomads would not be an available race to retaliate with.???


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