webDiplomacy on the Phone

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webDiplomacy on the Phone

#1 Post by Carpysmind » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:47 pm

How many players have encountered the excuse "sorry, I was playing on my phone" when putting in orders? I don't use my phone when playing, so I am unaware of the issue. Is it legitimately hard to read from a phone? Should the site be adjusted to better accommodate this with the growing usebof the apparatus? The reason I ask is, I've now encountered this apology a number of times.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#2 Post by Durga » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:00 pm

Don't believe them especially if it's a move that disadvantages you
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#3 Post by Nikola Maric Eto » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:02 pm

It works fine on phones.
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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#4 Post by bo_sox48 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 pm

What Durga said ^^

We have a mobile site interface that works well. Misorders happen, but we've made some pretty big changes to accommodate people playing on phones.
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#5 Post by Claesar » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:08 pm

I've played live games on my phone. I don't see a problem.

The best players in the world "misorder". Often, to your disadvantage. I don't see how any system will prevent that.
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#6 Post by yavuzovic » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:10 pm

I always play on phone. But I use desktop interface. I got used to it and find it better.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#7 Post by TrPrado » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 pm

Ah dang I guess the save and ready buttons are STILL too close together
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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#8 Post by rdrivera2005 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:54 am

I had some problems with the phone, it's easier to misorder and I have lost games because of that. The main problem is when you have a lot of units, it's easier to click in the wrong list and enter a wrong order. I usually triple check my orders when on phone and I mostly play only on phone now.
Save and Ready aren't a problem.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#9 Post by eturnage » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:32 am

I've had problem with save on the phone. Seems like it saved, but it didn't save. I usually use the PC interface. I attribute it to carelessness, but it still happens often enough to make it a good excuse.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#10 Post by bo_sox48 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:19 pm

eturnage wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:32 am
I've had problem with save on the phone. Seems like it saved, but it didn't save.
I have wondered if this is the case because I may have experienced it a time or two as well, which is why I try my absolute hardest to use my computer to put in orders.

If that is the case and it's not just a biased feeling that a few of us share, it is a problem on our phone or browser's end with processing the save order, not on webDiplomacy's. There isn't much we could do about it without having an independent app and we don't have any experienced app developers on board or the resources to actually get that done.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#11 Post by TrPrado » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 pm

I’ve had the problem but the general trend for me when that happens is spotty connectivity.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#12 Post by bo_sox48 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:22 pm

Yeah, that could definitely contribute.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#13 Post by flash2015 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:20 pm

eturnage wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:32 am
I've had problem with save on the phone. Seems like it saved, but it didn't save. I usually use the PC interface. I attribute it to carelessness, but it still happens often enough to make it a good excuse.
Which browser are you using on your phone?

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#14 Post by Telamor » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:13 am

I have literally never played on PC. I only use my phone and I've never had an issue with saving orders. The only issues I've found are the known one with colourblind mode, which is fine so long as I only play Anc. Med. and classic and the fact that if you accidentally set an order to itself (I.e. if Venice was on hold and you open the order menu but then decide to leave it on hold) the order won't save but all the others will.

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#15 Post by Mon Luri » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:03 am

You can request desktop site. Virtually the same on PC

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Re: webDiplomacy on the Phone

#16 Post by 2ndWhiteLine » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:43 pm

In my experience...

Yes, there's a higher chance of misorder or unsaved orders while playing on mobile

No, it's not the site's fault.

It's mostly a PICNIC issue (problem in chair, not in computer). However, I don't think Diplomacy is a game that lends itself well to a mobile format even if we did have a dedicated app, especially, as rdrivera said, you have a very long list of orders and possible moves.

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