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The East-West Midlands linkup 27/06/2020 at 20:18 #128290
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I am currently looking at hosting a huge chained session which will last hopefully between 04:45 (seeded time) and after the rush hour period (09:00-09:30). I would like some thoughts and opinions.

Mod note: please move this to the relevant board as I was unsure about which board this would come under

Last edited: 27/06/2020 at 20:28 by thegamer7893
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 20:20 #128292
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Which Sims would you class as "Midland"? out of curiosity?
"The Out-of-control Host"
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The East-West Midlands link up 27/06/2020 at 20:27 #128297
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(Birmingham) New Street, (Birmingham) Saltley, (Birmingham) Aston, Stafford and Derby
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 20:29 #128299
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Did you not try this before and, along with you turning up an hour late, we just ended up running Derby?
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 20:33 #128300
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On that occasion, I was at a relatives house and was expecting to be home in time. However this time, I will make sure that I wont be doing anything on that day and will not be late in starting and all sims will be in use (if possible)
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 20:36 #128301
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To be honest running that number of sims you'd want to do a longer host really to make more use of it
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 20:40 #128303
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Yeah true so thats why I'm planning for it to be on a day where I'm completely free and not busy
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 21:03 #128306
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Sign me up, Would love this!
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 22:19 #128326
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When this gets posted on the games list, you can sign up there but there will be a roster so people will be assigned to panels and will need also know who has new street (payware) sim
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 22:20 #128327
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When you can manage to reliably turn up and host a regular game; say something like New Street with 3 / 4 panels, stick to the start time you advertise, and run it for a good amount of time, then I would say yes come back and canvas opinions for hosting a larger chain.

Don't just assume because you've seen Oj2103 and others host some large "mega chain" that you need to follow suit. Reliability and consistency are key to hosting good games.

"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 22:22 #128329
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Before I started to be unreliable, I was actually hosting frequently without fail and up to nearly every week. It was only when I started to play other games and get lazy where I fell off.
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 22:25 #128330
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Totally irrelevant thread in light of your past history

Feature request for mods : could we please have a report thread button

Passed the age to be doing 'Spoon Feeding' !!!
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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 22:26 #128331
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headshot119 in post 128327 said:
When you can manage to reliably turn up and host a regular game; say something like New Street with 3 / 4 panels, stick to the start time you advertise, and run it for a good amount of time, then I would say yes come back and canvas opinions for hosting a larger chain.

Don't just assume because you've seen Oj2103 and others host some large "mega chain" that you need to follow suit. Reliability and consistency are key to hosting good games.
Agreed. I'd consider myself an experienced user but for me 3 Sims is a maximum. Chaining isn't compulsory for a session to be fun and will need some preplanning to work properly. If rather host one sim and guarantee I have sufficient players than risk a big chain and fall on my face due to a shortage of players or ending up in too deep.

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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 22:35 #128337
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When you can manage to reliably turn up and host a regular game; say something like New Street with 3 / 4 panels, stick to the start time you advertise, and run it for a good amount of time, then I would say yes come back and canvas opinions for hosting a larger chain.

Don't just assume because you've seen Oj2103 and others host some large "mega chain" that you need to follow suit. Reliability and consistency are key to hosting good games.
Also I would like to say that it wouldn't be as soon as next week. It would most likely be a while before it is actually hosted but this was only a thought and not a complete plan

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The Midland link up 27/06/2020 at 23:01 #128345
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I think we're all aware of the history surrounding thegamer, but the least we can do is give him one last chance.

There's a Saltley game on the 5th July (day after the megachain) which he has listed, and on agreement with him I've listed a separate game for Derby at the same time. The hope is that we'll be able to chain the two together, but if all else fails I can take up the slack on Derby if the Saltley game doesn't start as advertised.

If the Saltley game goes ahead as planned, it would make sense to give him one last chance for the mega-sim - he has indicated that he will be splitting the hosting between multiple hosts, so we'll be able to support him if things go tits up.

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The Midland link up 29/06/2020 at 00:14 #128493
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Just a mod note: Could you move this to the general hosting board please
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The Midland link up 06/07/2020 at 14:40 #129125
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This multi-chain session is now cancelled.

Mod note: Please delete this forum (if possible)

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The Midland link up 06/07/2020 at 17:07 #129136
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Moderator Note - I don't see a need to delete this thread. We don't generally delete entire threads.
"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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