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General => Tutorial, training, online play => Topic started by: Jimmy V. on 02/02/16, 08:54am

Title: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Jimmy V. on 02/02/16, 08:54am
Hi all,

Do you use the link that shows on your tables?

On your tables in the inn, there is a link. This link is very useful to invite friends that have never been on Happy Meeple.

Share the link with whoever you want to invite! When your friend follows the link, he is redirected to your table and you can start playing immediately. Use it to invite to your table on Skype, on Facebook or even by email!

The good thing is that it bypasses any restriction:
1) your friend does not need to have an account. A guest account is created automatically.
2) your friend does not need a white meeple to play online with you. He will join you without it. You will be the teacher.

Please note that if your friend already has an account, he will be asked to login first (so that a new guest account is not created). Other than that, the game will start immediately.

Have you used this feature? Did it work well? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Any question?

Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Darryn B. on 03/01/17, 11:07pm
I have used this feature. It works well.
Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Wojtek K. on 02/03/18, 08:42am
It really works and it is nice ;)
Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Jamie A. on 25/06/18, 04:13am
2) your friend does not need a white meeple to play online with you. He will join you without it. You will be the teacher.

Have you used this feature? Did it work well? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
An old thread, however not sure if I ever saw it.

Yes, I did use this feature, and wrote rather a lengthy forum post back then about what a poor experience it was, and it relates exactly to your comment that I've quoted. 

Using the feature results in the games with the 2 minute time limit - very, very difficult to teach anybody anything, even for the new person to figure out how to take their first turn - especially when the timer is running before we've pressed the button to start the game! Certainly not time to teach them anything. Take your eye off the game to look at a message or read any screen text, instructions, anything at all, and suddenly time's up! 

So while I tried to use it as suggested, the time limit erased the benefit. My friend still won't come back here, in fact.  :(

I think it's great for you to offer the link feature though, and wish I could make more use of it.
Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Jimmy V. on 25/06/18, 02:57pm
Thanks for the feedback! You are right.
Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Blhootz Y. on 10/03/21, 07:40pm
Yes, I did use this feature, and wrote rather a lengthy forum post back then about what a poor experience it was, and it relates exactly to your comment that I've quoted. 

Using the feature results in the games with the 2 minute time limit - very, very difficult to teach anybody anything, even for the new person to figure out how to take their first turn - especially when the timer is running before we've pressed the button to start the game! Certainly not time to teach them anything. Take your eye off the game to look at a message or read any screen text, instructions, anything at all, and suddenly time's up! 

So while I tried to use it as suggested, the time limit erased the benefit. My friend still won't come back here, in fact.  :(

Hi there.  So was anything done to improve this experience and give the user teacher and their guest player students more time to learn and play games?
Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: User N. on 16/03/21, 01:07am
Hi! Yes, I've used this. I have to agree that it would help to have extra time for the first one of each game as I'm teaching--otherwise, I have to just tell them where to click and tell them to move fast before the time runs out and the game is over. :) Maybe do it for the first game or else just put a timer on/off switch on the page for sending a link?

The other difficulty is that the person I'm playing against sometimes has trouble going from one game to the other--sometimes the person will just get out of the site altogether to click on the next link. I think it worked for another friend if I just sent the link in a private chat, though.

Thanks for making this site available! Especially with the pandemic, it's great to be able to connect with people and play a game still. :)
Title: Re: Link to a table - invite a friend
Post by: Jimmy V. on 17/03/21, 04:33pm
You have been heard. Now we have so many other things to do.

Hopefully, we'll find the time some day. It's not an absolutely trivial thing to do that's why it has not been done yet.