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#1 GaryLShelton

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:40 AM

Edit: If anyone has not seen the new app, here are several pics I took October 1st.

http://imgur.com/a/jzmlK
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I'm an Android tablet user and have recently had to factory reset my tablet. Consequently, and sadly, I lost the old multiplayer Stratego app that I used to know and love in the process. I've been unable to get back to that old app because now all the app store has is the new version.

So I'm curious how many of you there are who are now playing on the new app either exclusively like myself, or perhaps only part of the time?

What do you like about the new app? What do you not? What issues could be fixed in it?

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 04:19 PM

Well I used to play on the android app exclusively. But I made the mistake of updating to the new version. Needless to say, it's quite terrible and not suitable for playing stratego at a higher level. :(

 

It's disappointing for me because I enjoyed playing on my tablet because it's more convenient for me (especially on the train), but I've had to start playing on my computer again. I can't play the game properly unless I can see the graveyards and the opponent's ability prior to the game.

 

It seems the developer's goal was style over substance to get the newer and younger players involved. Great for them but not necessarily for us. :)


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#3 GaryLShelton

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:46 PM

Sevenseas, I so agree with you on the issue of convenience, and your comments on who this appeals to. I really think a lot of people are going to be shocked when it comes to them eventually.

I started on the desktop but moved to the Android experience once I bought a tablet and realized I could play this great game on it. Those were the good old days with the old app and my tablet!

As far as what else you say, you can see the opponent's ability before the game, but only after you have chosen a setup. Then you can click on the opponent's icon to see his rank. At that point if you don't like the opponent/setup combination, you can reload another one. But, no, you can't see the opponent's rank right up front like the old game has it.

I've asked about this from admins and the word is they are working on this issue.

The ability of the new app that the old didn't have is that one can play either landscape or portrait. In the old app it was only landscape. If you turn the tablet to landscape you can have your ever-present graveyards just as before. In portrait style it requires one to press a graveyards button to view them, yes. I personal have chosen to play portrait because although I agree with you on the constant graveyards being nicer, the size of the game board and pieces all reduces on the landscape view to accommodate the graveyards. Portrait is the lesser of two evils for me there.

Did you notice how they have reversed the graveyards? You have to have your head screwed on right to make sure you don't look at the opponent's losses as your own. Not sure why this change at all. Otherwise, the graveyards work like we're used to.

We still desperately need to have the graveyards get restored to the correct information in the event of an accidental disconnect. But this is the same as the old app's problem here.

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#4 GaryLShelton

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 12:23 PM

I can't play the game properly unless I can see the graveyards and the opponent's ability prior to the game.


Sevenseas, have you tried the landscape turn to see the graveyards yet?

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 05:45 AM

Edit: If anyone has not seen the new app, here are several pics I took October 1st.

http://imgur.com/a/jzmlK
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It seems like tonight that I can't do the new app in landscape on my phone but I still can on my tablet. Maybe this is a fluke.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:14 AM

@Gary

 

''I really think a lot of people are going to be shocked when it comes to them eventually. ''

 

 

 

MickM, on 20 Jul 2015 - 6:20 PM, said:

 

Now we are almost ready to update Stratego© Multiplayer. We used the feedback of Stratego© players and the data of Stratego© Single Player as a guide. Our mission is to create the best multiplayer experience for all platforms.

The Platforms
First the game will go in beta on Android / Google Play. We will invite players to help us create a great version that we can further roll out on iPhone, iPad, Facebook and Online! 
 

 

 

Looking the new app I am  not just shocked :o  but also terrified :wacko: . These graphics will kill stratego and this site very soon . I hope to stay only in tablets and android. Maybe if we pay a year fee to keep the old version? Many people will agree with this and site can earn money  :) 

They can say for example: The free version is the new app. If you want to keep the old version you must register with a yearly fee of .. euros. 

 

 

 

It is urgent to begin a poll with question which app we prefer, the old or the new.

Gary please provide additional screenshots from the new app during a game

 

Admins must respect the result of this poll.

 

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#7 GaryLShelton

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:15 PM

Here is a picture showing the game size in landscape on my tablet.

http://imgur.com/gallery/EOv2hIM

Here is one showing the graveyards after pressing the button in portrait style.

http://imgur.com/gallery/BXspUe2

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:32 PM

Here is a picture showing the game size in landscape.

http://imgur.com/gallery/EOv2hIM

Here is one showing the graveyards after pressing the button in portrait style.

http://imgur.com/gallery/BXspUe2

Oh my god!!!  If one day wake up and see such changes in the game this would be the absolute nightmare. :wacko:  :blink:  :unsure:


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:17 PM

Here is a picture showing the game size in landscape.

http://imgur.com/gallery/EOv2hIM

Here is one showing the graveyards after pressing the button in portrait style.

http://imgur.com/gallery/BXspUe2

I sincerely hope this is an optional format. I suspect that's not the case, however. 

 

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#10 GaryLShelton

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:24 PM

Oh my god!!! If one day wake up and see such changes in the game this would be the absolute nightmare. :wacko: :blink: :unsure:


Welcome to my world, KARAISKAKIS. Every game, including my tournament games, looks like this.
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If you notice, there is no opponent's name on the Victory/Defeat screens so I cannot prove I won the game (should I be so fortunate), officially, to the WC.

It was weird seeing noblevillain post his victory screen against me in the first tournament game because all I saw was the new app while all he saw was the old...it was like he was not reporting our game, but of course, he was.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 05:45 AM

Here's another pic, guys, of the one of the leaderboards. Notice the lack of colored shields.

http://imgur.com/gallery/AonezJz

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:11 AM

I identify the pieces by the graphics rather than numbering so I'd be very confused by the captain, lieutenant and sergeant looking so similar.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 09:01 AM

Hi guys,
help me out here. I am shocked to see the new app. If there would be no other way to play than with that app I would seriously consider quitting the game. But I play with my tablet and I have the good old app and no problem. What can I do wrong to get this new, shitty app? I should just do nothing and play on I guess? And with the computer it is still possible to play with the normal graphics? (I have only played with tablet so far, buying a new laptop next week...)

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 09:04 AM

By the way, when I go to the app store I see both versions I can buy. The good old one I already have and the shitty one...

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:19 AM

New app?

 

We've been playing on a circa 1978 stratego board the past couple months.

 

Scouts not allowed to attack from distance!

No 15 seconds for each move or you get called names!

No disconnecting!

 

ELO points?  Nope - just family bragging rights!


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#16 GaryLShelton

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:07 PM

I identify the pieces by the graphics rather than numbering so I'd be very confused by the captain, lieutenant and sergeant looking so similar.


I agree with the captain/lieutenant similarities. The sergeant has never felt that confusing in all the games I've played, but they all have mustaches so I can see your point. A choice of other pieces would be nice. Right now they do have the classic European ones which bother me for the major/colonel thing, but there is not at this time the new pieces that most of us use, I think, on the old program. :(

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#17 GaryLShelton

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:11 PM

By the way, when I go to the app store I see both versions I can buy. The good old one I already have and the shitty one...


That's interesting. So the Apple crowd still has their choice? I just checked and Google Play has only the new for multiplayer and single player.

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#18 GaryLShelton

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:16 PM

New app?
 
We've been playing on a circa 1978 stratego board the past couple months.
 
Scouts not allowed to attack from distance!
No 15 seconds for each move or you get called names!
No disconnecting!
 
ELO points?  Nope - just family bragging rights!


But old fashioned long setup times, I suspect, Scott?

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:34 AM

I see tonight that a new update has hit the new app. Now you can see the rank of your opponent before you have to setup your pieces. This is nice. The search for opponent screen was changed also but I don't know of anything else at the moment. They're at least working on this new app. Which is good.

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:02 AM

Set up times?

 

Ha, in our house if you waste time setting up its a sign of fear!  And you will be on the receiving end of many verbal jabs!

 

Or at least until you call for your mom and she gives me a look that lets me know she thinks I'm about 10 years old mentally (which I simply accept:))

 

I'd guess we spend about three-four minutes celebrating/swearing revenge & setting up for the next game.


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