Is this really a multiplayer online game?

Well.. I’m really happy and addicted with this game. But soon i realized.. That every matches has no delay between opponent’s turn even the internet is slow!! Well.. At first, I was curious, and decided to turn on airplane mode while playing with “online” opponents.. Well, they still do the matches even there’s no freakin internet.. Yeah.. You know it now, that this game isn’t multiplayer, you can’t even play with your own friends, there’s no freakin leaderboard.. This post should have answered all of this weirdness..

If anything wrong, please give me some advise.. this is my opinion.. What do you think?

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    DOF Support

    Hello all,

    So here's the thing. We're currently working on a feature (Battle) that I'm pretty sure will make most of you happy (hopefully). We'll post some stuff officially about it soon but the team is working as hard as they can to get this feature completed. Lots of players love playing ghosts as it's always real players and no bots, there's no stress of the connection dropping and nobody is going to rage quit on you. But some people (like you guys) will prefer the more cut-throat live matches we have planned. 'Battle' will also introduce some more strategic play and new events into the mix which will probably appeal to you too. 

    Stay patient, we are listening! 🎯👍

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    Ardian

    I got the same problem. My internet went off while playing but the game was still stable for me. An update should be coming soon and let's hope that these minor problems will be fixed.

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    Des

    No this is not Multiplayer in real time at all. Interesting how the Developers aren't commenting on this post!!

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    Itslan Bb

    Same problem here.

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    Ardian

    We do try match you with a live opponent whenever you go into matchmaking. But, to ensure everyone finds a game, if it can't find a live opponent the game will download player recordings. This is similar to a couple of other mobile, turn based, sport games as we'd rather have players be able to find a game than be told they can't play.

    Right now we have an issue where the game will download and cache a bunch of player ghosts meaning it will keep using the player recording cache for subsequent games. This is probably why when you switched off WiFi you still found a game.

    We are currently working on player leaderboards which hopefully should launch in our next update! Hope this clears things up, thank you all for playing!

    - Eddy

    If you go against me 3 first shoots are 3x 20 (180) , so good luck everyone.

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    Steve Wilson

    If I had known before this was not multiplayer I would not of spent a penny on this game. I only brought a few gems so I can play more games.

    But after realizing it's not multiplayer I feel I have been cheated,
    In multiplayer we should not play a recorded game,
    It should be a real person so when we play we try and outbeat each other.
    Say I get 180 the opponent may miss a next shot because of the high score, or at least be more worried about getting a good score but when it's played like this. It does not matter as it is not real people.
    I like playing real people and watching a fair game from shot to shot.
    I am very diispointed that this is not a real multiplayer game.
    If I could I would as for refund on the small amount if gems I purchased.
    Really not happy.
    Other than that the graphics and everything else is great,

    PLEASE MAKE THIS A REAL MULTIPLAYER GAME, You will get more people join and probably make more money.

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    Ardian

    I played yesterday and my level is 180 and an opponent was playing with me level 6. Is this even possible ?

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    Chris Loucks

    So wait,

    What is being said is that previous games of offline players have been cached? If so, they only threw a certain number of darts for that game. If so, that means I have games I threw 6,7,8,9,12 darts whichever maybe cached. Now let’s pretend I am playing myself when offline because of stated cached game, and that game is only 7 darts and out but I am having trouble hitting and my dart count goes beyond 7, what happens to the cached 7 dart game, does your code start again at the first dart of seven in the cached game, or what? This game has potential, but you need to let it develop users the old fashion way. Give us a online user count. If someone is on we play if not we come back later. I don’t want play a version of a bot. There is strategy that goes with the skill and thus makes playing a old cached game silly and a turn off.
    Anyway, as it gets more popular then everyone will be happy including the profit side for the developers, otherwise it willl take forever to gain traction and people will delete and walk away. Point is there are thousands and thousands of games that don’t have this issue, with so many choices it’s going to be hard for this to develop to a natural popular game, which is the point for us gamers and you developers both! 🤔

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    Timothy Wagner

    I have only played around 160 or so matches and have never been challenged by another player while online. If I can only play bots or recorded games, I am not interested no matter how much I like the the game design. It even makes me question my own skill. Is it me or determined by the game. If this does not become a true multiplayer game, I will sadly be deleting the app.

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    Clay Brooks

    I played the game 4 different times throughout the day and night only to play the same players every time6 different players over all in a weeks worth of playing
    I’m starting to dislike the game really fast because there’s no real competition or real players

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    Glen Nordling

    this game is touted as a live multi-player game ,never is it mentioned that opponent isnt real time,what a sham.

     

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    Glen Nordling

    ive played hundreds of games im now disgusted with the misrepresentation.

     

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    Lance Lindley (Edited )

    This blows my mind.  I was really fooled and now I don't know how I feel about it.  I appreciate that it's a recorded game and not AI, since AI has an obvious advantage, and I also understand that Yakuto's other game, has an empty matchmaking lobby and that's no good, either.  But it is kind of a freaky letdown to know that I haven't actually been shoulder to shoulder with an opponent all this time.  I'm really curious about the algorithm that records and chooses the games.  Are there, say, 10 of my games both good and bad in the database that get randomly selected?  Or just my last game?  Or just my best one?  If there are lots of games and it's random, I'm fairly OK with that.  Meanwhile I love the game's mechanics and graphical representation.  I hope Yakuto really does add the "live only" arena and keeps the recorded games arena for times when no other live players are available.  That would be optimal.

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    Lance Lindley

    Ok now I see why this sucks.  Since my own score improved, I’m only matched up against recorded games where the other player won in 6-9 throws.  It’s happened 6 times in a row since I reached the most recent “must win to league up” hurdle and it’s unfair.

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    Vanessa Goodgrove

    Could you please tell us all when multiplayer battle feature will be up and running

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    Matt K Roome

    Hi. This is a fantastic game and I've been discussing it with many of my friends that play and we all want to know when the MultiPlayer Battle Feature will be coming on as this will be a brilliant feature to add as we can all play with out friends instead of playing with people we don't know.
    Thank You and keep up the good work!!

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    Vanessa Goodgrove

    I agree Matt Roome

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    Mjticcino

    I realize it is not a real-time multiplayer game (even though you blurred the lines), and I also realize that you are making it a real-time  game, but that was back in November of 2017.  How long do we have to wait?  You must have been working on it before then.

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