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  1. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    Default TDU2 Poker/Casino Q&A with Project Lead

    As you know here at TDUC we have a great relationship with Atari and Eden and with this we can sneak people under desks and hide in their cupboards without being seen or even asked to leave. Well maybe not but we do get to ask them things and even better we get answered back ....sometimes! It's a sweet life I know.

    Anyway I'd been seeing a few people asking some questions and with my own foray into TDU2 Poker I had spotted some things also and wanted to ask about them, so I did and they got answered by none other than Yannick Geffroy who is the Project lead of TDU2 Casino. So if anyone can Yan(nick) can!

    Key: TDUC: Us. YG: Yannick.

    Quote Originally Posted by TDU Central Q&A with Yannick Geffroy (TDU2 Casino Project Lead)

    TDUC:
    The Leaderboards for the Poker Tournament show gold, Silver and Bronze Cups, however it appears that only a 1st place on Level 4 is counted and 2nd and 3rd is ignored. Although it has been said that the cups actually reflect your wins in Levels 2-4 ie; Gold = Level 4 win Silver = Level 3 win and Bronze = Level 2 win. Is this accurate?

    YG: Here are the rules of the VIP Poker Tournament:

    1st place at Level1 = Nothing
    1st place at Level2 = Bronze
    1st place at Level3 = Silver
    1st place at Level4 = Gold

    TDUC:
    The Casino Ranking Leaderboards show the amount of Credits you have won in total, however they appear to count all or most of your chips in the Poker Tournament. For example if you win Level 4 you end with about 20 million credits but leave with the 1 million prize. If you then look at the Casino Rankings though you will see you have gained another 10,000,000+ credits. Why don't I have the $300,000,000 that the Casino shows I should?

    YG: Itís true that Leaderboards show the sum of all your gains.
    But in the case of the VIP Tournament, itís not exactly what you win (1,000,000 if you finish 1st at level 4 per example) because it will be unfair by comparison with a classic Sit & Go at $25,000; [The] VIP Tournament is more difficult to win so we implement this rule for any levels of the VIP Tournament:

    1st place : 50% of the sum of all the stacks
    2nd place : 30% of the sum of all the stacks
    3rd place : 20% of the sum of all the stacks

    Per example, if you win the Poker Tournament level 4, the sum of all the stacks is 2,000,000 x 10 players = 20,000,000

    50% of 20,000,000 = 10,000,000 -> your global ranking of the Casino will be increased [by] 10,000,000.

    TDUC:
    Sometimes unfortunately due to connection issues players get kicked out even when in the last 3 of the [Level 4] Tournament, and if this happens they not only lose a guaranteed CR400,000 but also their Ticket for the Tournament itself. Is this a known issue that will be fixed or is there even a way to give those players the money and save it just in case a disconnect does happen? (obviously the ticket would still be lost)

    YG: This happens when we update the server.

    This issue is fixed on consoles and will be present in the next patch; players should get their money/ticket back if an error occurs during a Sit & Go/Tournament.

    Unfortunately on PC we canít detect properly if the server crashes or if the player has disconnected the cable link voluntarily, so it has not been implemented on PC to avoid another exploit.

    TDUC:
    It's been noticed sometimes if you join a table or check your cards at a certain point that your character actually turns the transparent black (see attachment included), that shows when an avatar is out of range to you before they fully load in their appearance. We've also had a strange instance where the view got stuck looking down at our feet again when we check our cards at the table. Have you heard of this issue at all?

    YG: I have forwarded this issue to concerned people and they will try to reproduce it.

    TDUC:
    Some hands that should be strong get beaten by weaker hands, a Straight getting beat by 2 Pair or a very small amount of the pot being given to a player with a Pair against a Straight for example. Have you been able to replicate instances of this and if so will it be fixed?

    YG: We believe this is fixed, and the update should be present in the next patch.

    TDUC:
    Sometimes the text on screen shows different to what the player actually has, ie saying a Player has a Pair when in fact they don't. We caught one instance of this as you can see via the attached image.

    YG: We believe this is fixed, and the update should be present in the next patch.

    TDUC:
    There are instances that have been happening in the last 7 days where the same cards seem to be showing up. In particular we've seen cards from the Flop come straight to us and others, only last night we got a pair of Aces 3 times! within about 7 dealt hands. And in fact twice of those were the same 2 Aces of a Diamond and a Club.

    The night before that the number 5 seemed to be following us in that we kept getting it in the deal and also in the Flop. Easy pairs and even 3 of a kinds were nice but felt like a joke was being played somewhat. Any change to the shuffle in the last week or so or just a funny coincidence?


    YG: Hmm, itís the first time I heard about this one!

    Nothing has changed on the server side; I think itís just a funny coincidence

    TDUC:
    Certain players like to 'Sit Out' until a number of people are out and then join back in with the money they went out with due to the game never seemingly taking any of the chips during blinds and such. In a way it's a sort of advantage as players can sit out until the medium sized blinds when about 5 or 6 remain and still have your money ready to play with. Can you please add that the game takes their money when they are sat out or even automatically kick them out if they remain in this way for a period of time like 3-5mins or something?

    YG: Thatís already the case; itís the same rules like in real Tournaments: you are allowed to have a break but your blinds/antes will be taken even if you are not present at the table.

    Observe carefully the stack of sit out players and you will see that it decreases when they are small/big blinds.
    [Ed - We will!]

    TDUC:
    The sound going away during Poker is a well talked about and known issue so hopefully a fix is coming for that as that music is actually somewhat catchy!

    YG: We are investigating [this issue].

    TDUC:
    Any chance of Blackjack coming to the Casino?

    YG: Itís not planned for the moment
    [Ed - Nuts!]


    Hope it helps and thanks for your feedbacks !

    Yannick
    Thank you Yannick for answering our questions and also to Atari for passing them on to be answered in the first place.


    Note: We're always looking for what you guys are saying so keep the comments coming and we'll do our best to get them sent and replied to.
    I'm a bit mental.


  2. Ryzza5 is offline .
      
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    Unfortunately on PC we canít detect properly if the server crashes or if the player has disconnected the cable link voluntarily, so it has not been implemented on PC to avoid another exploit.
    Simple resolution:

    Code:
    If ConnectionToCasinoServer = False Then
        'Check connection to 3rd party Internet site
         Ping3rdPartyServer(ConnectionToMicrosoft)
        If ConnectionToMicrosoft = True Then
            'Problem with Atari server - player gets to keep money
        Else
            'User probably diconnected from Internet - doesn't get to keep money
        End If
    End If

  3. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    If it was that simple I'm sure they would have considered it mate. Then again maybe after reading that a lightbulb has went off somewhere!
    I'm a bit mental.

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    When was this list actually submitted? Last time I played Poker (over a week ago) there were people sitting out and they were eventually busted out through blinds etc.

    No mention on if roulette will like, ever work?

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  5. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    I thought Roulette was coming back with the next patch/update?

    As for the Sit Out, yeah I saw last night the blinds and antes being taken from someone sitting out. In the Tournaments not many people sit out so perhaps the last time I saw someone doing it was a while ago hence the question was asked. The list was actually sent just the weekend that's passed.
    I'm a bit mental.

  6. CLR-GTR is offline Bunchie farmer
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    They said on twitter roulette would come back with next patch (exploration DLC).

  7. destra is offline Rusted Banger
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    Yes, I can confirm. Roulette is scheduled to be enabled on consoles when the next patch (Exploration Pack, Free DLC 1) goes live.

  8. MITSGR is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Can anyone please tell me if the "enter while online" is going to be resolved?I can only enter casino when offline!!!!

  9. markthomas88 is offline Just a Skidmark
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    will you be adding or changing any of the slot machines?

  10. BAk99 is offline Square Sausage FTW!
     
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    Amazin =] Just caught this on the TDU2 site. Cheers D.

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  11. destra is offline Rusted Banger
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    Quote Originally Posted by markthomas88 »
    will you be adding or changing any of the slot machines?
    No plans to change or add slot machines right now, my friend.

  12. MITSGR is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Quote Originally Posted by atari_destra »
    No plans to change or add slot machines right now, my friend.
    that doesnt look responsible answering one question but consistently ignoring another....If you worked in a store and a client came and asked you smth about an item he had bought and you didnt answer him,what would you expect from him to think?...

  13. Ryzza5 is offline .
      
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    He has no obligation to answer *every* question, especially since these aren't the official forums.

    Last time I checked there were thousands of "clients" as you call them, and only one Destra
    For the type of support you're thinking of, clients pay a heck of a lot more money as well

  14. MITSGR is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryzza5 »
    He has no obligation to answer *every* question, especially since these aren't the official forums.

    Last time I checked there were thousands of "clients" as you call them, and only one Destra
    For the type of support you're thinking of, clients pay a heck of a lot more money as well
    its just that me and many other been trying to get an answer in official forum too and nothing...

  15. sfy2004 is offline syfy2K4 on Twitch/Twitter
     
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    ?nevermind
    Last edited by sfy2004; 08/05/11 at 23:16 PM.


 

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