AoC Casual Lobby

 +mich


Join Date: 11 July 2009
Posts:14224
Edited 7 minutes ago by +mich
AoC Casual Lobby


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About
  • For promoting custom-made, alternative style maps, new maps and/or mods.
  • A more relaxed environment that promotes a casual and fun place for ALL players, regardless of skill level.
  • Beginners have a starting point without the pressures of regular ratings and they can play with their friends at different levels.
  • The Match Stats Ladder (Casual) shows statistics and recordings only. Wins, losses and points (1600 rating) are not reflected on players on this Ladder: (example).

How do I get started?

  1. Do you want to play but don't have the game? Buy the HD version [You must login to view link]. After purchasing (or if you already have the game) you need to do a clean installation of the game. Follow the directions exactly on that page and you should have no problems getting started.
  2. Most common problems, if any, are fast proxy and disconnection issues. You can view the help topic page [You must login to view link]. Or you can request the assistance of a Technical Support Moderator by clicking 'Live Help' on the top right corner of any Voobly Game Lobby.
  3. To start playing, you can download maps from the Casual Map Pack Page or the Custom Scenarios Map Pack Page. There are hundreds of Custom Scenarios to try!
  4. Enhance your gaming experience by downloading and using Visual/Content or GamePlay/Data 'Mods' in your game room settings.
  5. Join the Casual Lobby and start playing!

Custom Made Maps


We all love a good random map game, but sometimes don't you get tired of picking berries and farming for food? In the AoC Casual Lobby get your food by getting kills! You can use food to upgrade units, buy things in map stores, or simply hoard it. Don't have enough food for a villager ... just raze (destroy) an enemy building!

Exciting creativity?
Vampires, Spaceships, Dragons, Huge Wolves, Dinos and Lions oh my!

Maps played in this lobby are custom made by players, for players Maps such as Hunter vs Prey, Tower Defense, RPGs (role playing game), and alternative style such as Dodgeball and Lustful Encounters, just to name a few. Click on the videos below to get an idea of the maps that are played. Of course any map can be played in this lobby, but it was opened to encourage players to try new custom maps that were made by other Voobly players. For gamers, by gamers.

Europe
Smosh Blood
Roulette Blood
Roll the Dice
Sheep vs Wolf I
Lustful Encounters

Questions?
  • Why create another Lobby?
    This lobby was created for ALL players. Anything can be played in this lobby as the player chooses. It has the potential to combine new players with experienced players. Have a friend that is new, but you have three friends that can't join the New Players Lobby because of their RM/MS/CS rating? The Casual Lobby is open for ALL players and for all types of maps.
  • Are there ratings for the Casual Lobby?
    No, but you can play on the Match Stats Ladder (Casual) that appears rated, but isn't. Match Stats Ladder pages give recordings and statistics from the game you play.
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 ['RB']ZottenDree


Join Date: 15 December 2016
Posts:559
Posted 1 July 2018 - 10:50 am
Boo
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 dontstayafk


Join Date: 30 April 2018
Posts:48
Edited 10 February 2019 - 1:33 pm by dontstayafk
Can have rated game mode types? Like Normal, Prey Hunt, Campaign, RPG, Tower Defense or simply Mod/Custom Scenario. I'm talking about having standard modes. Would be fun if i could be like one of 'The best Tower Defense players' by my rating points. It's a motivation to enter the Arcade Lobby and play. Its just imagine how can made championships from the mods/scenarios, can be a 'Prey vs Hunt Championship' and for this, both the mods and maps need adjustments.

And the better is the part of creation, will be very interesting to make scenarios for something like 'Arcade RPG' (Like a mod of the approved rpg scenarios for arcade lobby - with the rated mode called RPG) or make scenarios for 'Vampire Revenge' (If the custom scenario approved for mod Vampire Revenge, he is included on the mod and can be played on Prey/Hunter mode), or to make mods for 'Prey/Hunter' and send for the approvation.

* Ideas and Details
# Rated Types
Prey vs Hunter (Approved Mods like Vampire Revenge or Sheep vs Wolf)
Civillizations (Approved Mods with Custom Civs like Realms)
RPG (Approved RPG Mods with their Scenarios)
Battle Arena (Approved Battle Arena Mods/Scenarios of the Community like CBA Mod)
Tower Defense (Approved Tower Defense Mods with their Scenarios)
And etc..

# Mods
Vampire Revenge
> Included on Prey vs Hunter rateds.
Realms
> Included on Civillizations rateds.
CBA Mod
> Included on Battle Arena rateds.

# Mods for Approved Scenarios without Mod
Arcade Battle Arena Scenarios (Approved Scenarios like CBA PathBlood)
> Included on Battle Arena rateds.
Arcade RPG Scenarios (Approved RPG Scenarios of the Community)
> Included on RPG rateds.
Arcade Tower Defense (Approved Tower Defense Scenarios)
> Included on Tower Defense rateds.

# Custom Scenarios for Mods (Like Fan Creation)
The part of custom scenarios for especifics mods need to have a type of review of scenarios (per example the mod owner can make the reviews) approvation just for the mod. Where a map for an mod cannot be played without the mod.
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 [Dy]ggitried


Join Date: 12 January 2008
Posts:149
Edited 20 March 2020 - 9:05 pm by [Dy]ggitried
Approximately a year and a half later, from an average of about 20 players, lobby is quite full today ;)

483 players to be exact. Not sure where you all came from, but hello ;flowers



( aka: +mich )
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 +mich


Join Date: 11 July 2009
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Posted 20 March 2020 - 9:34 pm
Hit 511 ;flowers
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 +mich


Join Date: 11 July 2009
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Posted 21 March 2020 - 3:43 am
658 and climbing..

very nice.

Welcome new ppls ;flowers
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 ['RB']ZottenDree


Join Date: 15 December 2016
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Posted 24 March 2020 - 8:42 am
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 [XceL]Evil_Weasel


Join Date: 21 August 2012
Posts:588
Posted 24 March 2020 - 4:03 pm
To be honest people seem to use it to play with friends only, so it's not like you'd have a community there. 80% of the games are password protected, rest kicks you when you join.
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 jNk


Join Date: 3 April 2011
Posts:67
Edited 25 March 2020 - 12:50 pm by jNk
To be honest people seem to use it to play with friends only, so it's not like you'd have a community there. 80% of the games are password protected, rest kicks you when you join.
+1

even though all the lobbies are filling lately with everyone being home (not just casual lobby), it's strange, they're all filled with silent people who sit in locked room and play very weird games (try looking at match stats). Lobby of 600+ and nobody talking at all, it's so strange lol

Even aok has been getting 200+ users a day :S
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 +mich


Join Date: 11 July 2009
Posts:14224
Posted 25 March 2020 - 5:39 pm
1) A lobby from 50 players to over 1000 in about a few weeks and that is what you take from it? So negative. What you think, the lobby is full of player bots now? 👍😂 Host and engage with those players so they learn. There is strength in information.

2) A lot of these players are probably very new to the game and just want to play with their friends. I bet this game is brand new to a lot of these people and also playing online.

3) I advertise and host games so players can know what other maps are out there. I also teach them how to play and answer questions that they may have. Sure they’re quiet right now. Engage with them and try to get them to learn new things. The response that we have been getting is positive. It just takes patience and time. Sure they are quiet right now, but if you engage with them and try to get them to learn new things the response that we have been getting is positive. It just takes patience and time.

4) Who cares what maps they are playing as long as they are playing and learning. Geez you guys 😂

5) Less complaining, more helping? 😘
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 jNk


Join Date: 3 April 2011
Posts:67
Edited 26 March 2020 - 11:07 am by jNk
+mich wrote:
1) A lobby from 50 players to over 1000 in about a few weeks and that is what you take from it? So negative. What you think, the lobby is full of player bots now? 👍😂 Host and engage with those players so they learn. There is strength in information.

2) A lot of these players are probably very new to the game and just want to play with their friends. I bet this game is brand new to a lot of these people and also playing online.

3) I advertise and host games so players can know what other maps are out there. I also teach them how to play and answer questions that they may have. Sure they’re quiet right now. Engage with them and try to get them to learn new things. The response that we have been getting is positive. It just takes patience and time. Sure they are quiet right now, but if you engage with them and try to get them to learn new things the response that we have been getting is positive. It just takes patience and time.

4) Who cares what maps they are playing as long as they are playing and learning. Geez you guys 😂

5) Less complaining, more helping? 😘
Not one part of that was complaining, it was an observation that multiple lobbies are noticing the same influx not just the casual lobby - and the same behavior is observed in all these lobbies. The behavior in the lobbies is strange (aok lobby is the same), at no point did anyone say it's necessarily negative or complain, we are simply trying to work out what's going on. You have a lobby of 600+ people playing in locked rooms, thats silent (even if you try to speak to them in main lobby.. silence), it qualifies as a little strange especially when its happening in multiple lobbies, and commenting on that isn't being 'negative', so get your head out your ass. Understanding the behavior makes it easier to engage with the users, and thus if you weren't so sensitive it could potentially be constructive.
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 +TroySupport


Join Date: 4 November 2017
Posts:646
Edited 26 March 2020 - 11:47 am by +TroySupport
Hello jNk, Perhaps all these players playing on lock rooms are just here playing with their friends after all it's a casual lobby and ever since the virus and lockdowns we have received many NEW players and old players. Some players are just here to play with friends, others are playing there because banned from NPL so word Casual catches their attention. Some go there to load in single player menu or watch recordings. Feel free to host your own game room without a password and get a game this way if you decide to play in Casual Lobby!

It's defiantly a lobby with many locked rooms indeed it's not like the other lobbies however they are humans lol!

Cheers!
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 Apocalyptic_


Join Date: 26 August 2014
Posts:1266
Posted 26 March 2020 - 4:23 pm
Mich, what is the probability that players who enter in Casual lobby will be redirected to the Custom scenario lobby?

Since Npl, happened to be named RM

Maybe casual lobby can be named CS- Casual Lobby
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 +TroySupport


Join Date: 4 November 2017
Posts:646
Edited 26 March 2020 - 4:38 pm by +TroySupport
Hello Apocalyptic_

The Casual Lobby is meant for any game type or any setting. It's main purpose is to just play for fun with no worry around ratings or toxic atmosphere.

If it were to be named CS Casual Lobby that would defeat the purpose of it being used for RM/DM or any other game modes. Of course CS can be played there but if you CS players want CS to grow you need to help by showing them the maps and telling them how to play them.

From what I've noticed in the lobby is it's mostly groups of friends playing for fun, Feel free to message them and tell them about CS and show them the maps that would help bring new player interest to CS.


Edit: I believe NPL was named RM NPL because there was to little amount of players playing DM or CS and 98% of the games were RM.
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 ['RB']nhoobish


Join Date: 8 August 2010
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Edited 26 March 2020 - 5:54 pm by ['RB']nhoobish
I would still not rule out the possibility of bots.

It will be the level of interaction that basically will determine who or what they eventually are.


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