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Ageod Forum FAQ

Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:06 pm

Hi there,

I'm writing this Forum FAQ in order to help you to enjoy the most of this Forum.

If you have any questions or queries, please post here, or send me PM, and I'll be happy to help you if I can.

Regards,

Korri
"Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." Mark Twain

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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:10 pm

Question 1:

I've been banned/ I can't register, the servor does not accept my e-mail, I did not received the confirmation mail, What's going on?


Answer: AGEOD forum is being targeted by a bunch of Spaming robots. I've been obliged to enforce a quite severe protection policy that might be troubling you. Please send me an MP and I´ll fix that.

All advice for protecting the AGEOD forum by fellow forum managers are welcome. :coeurs:

If you used Hotmail as your email adress for registration, please be aware that AGEOD confirmation e-mail is most likely to be in your Spam box...
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:18 pm

Question 2:

What do these green bars below Users location mean?


Answer: This bar symbolises the user reputation. The longer, the better (size matters). If a user with a good reputation level gives you a piece of advice or an answer, you can assume it is a good one.
All AGEOD staff members have the maximum reputation. Beta testers have usually a level 3 or level 4 reputation.
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:20 pm

Question 3: How shall one gain a good reputation?

Answer: Reputation is a community tool. Hence, you gain reputation by writing mails that the BoA players community finds interesting and helpfull.
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:23 pm

Question 4: How can I give reputation to someone?

Answer: At the top of each post, there is a small white balance icon. Just click on it. The more you are an active user on this forum, the more reputation you give when you find a post usefull.
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:26 pm

Question 5: What is the difference between reputation and conscript, private, major, etc. titles?

Answer: Your title progresses according to the number of messages you have posted on the forum (no matter how interesting they are... :p apy :)
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:30 pm

Question 6: What is the difference between reputation and thread rating?

Answer: Reputation shows the interest of the posts written by a precise user.
Thread rating shows the interest of a precise thread where several users might have posted.
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Question 7: How can I rate a thread?

Answer: By clicking on the "Rate this thread" choice in the bar menu at the top of each thread. :niark:
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:41 pm

Question 8: Thanks for this FAQ but I had questions about the game it self...


Answer: For gameplay aspects, you can post your question in the BoA Council room, many veteran players will be glad to help you. There is also a FAQ here(updated any time now...) and a thread about the game mecanisms here

If you have a technical problem, you can report it here. AGEOD team is doing a "customer support" job I wish other companies to find inspiration in.
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Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:54 pm

Question 9: How many private messages can I keep in my mail box?

Members: 50
Betatesters: 100
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Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:18 pm

Question 10: How can I become an AGEOD beta tester?

You can send your application to Pocus, he is still recruiting highly motivated and active BoA players.

However, be warned, there is no dullest thing than beta testing. :non:

Betatesting is NOT:

- A job
- Playing to the game before everybody else
- Designing a game

If you are an expert with the BoA game engine
If you are active on this forum
If you have a taste for history and archives research
If you don't mind proofreading dull maps and long list of names...
If you are ready to spend hours testing every possible stupid things a newbee might try without concern for your own pleasure
If you don't mind stopping a good game because you noticed a tiny and painless bug
etc.

Then you might have what it takes... :cuit:

Once again, if you're not highly motivated, just don't bother. AGEOD developers need people to help them for 2 or 3 monthes periods, not just once or twice.
80% of the first beta team had quit before BoA was released. In fact, 40% just never came back after they realised they were not going to be able to "play" immediately with the game. :tournepas

Having said this, the atmospere is friendly, you get to know Pocus better (though I don't know if it's a real catching argument? :innocent: ), and it's an interesting experience. We also tend to specialise, some check historical background stuffs, others love to look for bugs, loopsholes, etc... :nuts:
You take part in a collective adventure and help to get the game of your dreams about your favorite period (all beta testers names are credited in the game manual). :cwboy:
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Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:28 pm

Question 11: Is the AGEOD forum being moderated?

No.

I destroy some spam messages that managed to get through. Spammers get immediately banned. I also clean some empty posts due to wrong manipulations. This is quite rare.

Most of the time, I just move some threads to their correct places in the forum and help forum members (or the most web adverse members of the AGEOD team :siffle: ).
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Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:35 pm

Question 12: How the EDIT function works?

You can change the title of a tread you have just created for 15 minutes.

You can edit your text of you post message indefinetely, however if you edit your message more than 30 minutes after having posted it, the [Edited by xxx] message will appear at the bottom of the edited post.
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:49 pm

Question 13: How does the calendar work?

The calendar has been disabled.
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:53 pm

Question 14: This forum is getting big, sometimes I miss interesting posts...


Upon connection, you can click on "New posts", in the top bar, it will display all messages posted since your last connection.
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Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:52 pm

Question 15: How can I take screenshots for my AAR?

While playing, use the Print screen/Impr écran key on your your keyboard. Then open MS Paint and past your screenshots. Save in your prefered format (JPG is fine).
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Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:55 pm

Question 16: How can I embed my screenshots in my AAR post?

Use a free hosting service called ImageShack.

Upload your screenshot, and copy/past in your post the link provided by ImageShack.
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