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LazyMcCrow
03-19-2012, 17:18
Hello Moderation Team!

What do I need to do and whose palms do I need to grease in order to utilise the Anonymous account system for a small game?

TinCow
03-19-2012, 20:36
Anonymous Accounts are available for use in any game. When it's time for the game to start, simply contact a Tech Admin and ask for the system to be implemented. All we need to know is who the players are and the date the accounts should be distributed. We'll take care of the rest. Then, when the game done, just let us know and we'll undo the changes.

Double A
03-20-2012, 04:50
How'd you guys set that up?

Preferably in layman's terms. :tongue:

LazyMcCrow
03-20-2012, 10:04
Anonymous Accounts are available for use in any game. When it's time for the game to start, simply contact a Tech Admin and ask for the system to be implemented. All we need to know is who the players are and the date the accounts should be distributed. We'll take care of the rest. Then, when the game done, just let us know and we'll undo the changes.

Thanks for the swift response

TinCow
03-20-2012, 13:23
How'd you guys set that up?

Preferably in layman's terms. :tongue:

It was created after some brainstorming between the Gameroom Mods and Sigurd, with an additional forum plugin installed later to make it simpler to use. It's pretty simple in its present form, actually. The Anonymous accounts are just a bunch of pre-generated forum accounts with custom avatars and names (https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/memberlist.php?s=&securitytoken=1332249872-6e075185a3f63f600a6ce3b0de4e1a3b8d466720&do=getall&ausername=[mafia]&homepage=&field1=&field2=&field3=&field4=&icq=&aim=&msn=&yahoo=&skype=&postslower=&postsupper=&joindateafter=&joindatebefore=&lastpostafter=&lastpostbefore=&sort=username&order=). They have heavily restricted forum permissions and can only post in the Gameroom, and the passwords are extremely high security and cannot be guessed. With the forum plugin we currently have installed, all we have to do is go into each player's account and link it to one of the anonymous accounts. Once that is done, each player can access their anonymous account using the Quick Account Switch feature (https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?135814-The-Gameroom-Anniversary-Celebration&p=2053331835&viewfull=1#post2053331835). It's essentially just a toggle. Click it once and you're in your Anonymous persona. Click it again, and you're back to your normal account. You don't even need to enter a password, which means we don't have to deal with distributing passwords and changing them after the game is over. When the game is done, the accounts are unlinked from the players and the PM boxes are purged.