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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    17 Dec '06 16:47
    Would someone please explain the basics of sieges?

    Any shared knowledge would be greatly appreciated...
  2. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    17 Dec '06 16:49
    yea read the faq
  3. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    17 Dec '06 16:58
    Lay siege, win or draw to claim board.

    Repulse siege, win to retain board.
  4. 17 Dec '06 17:38
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    yea read the faq
    It doesn't say anything about sieges.
  5. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    17 Dec '06 18:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    yea read the faq
    have you read the FAQ?

    it says nothing about sieges...

    Oh...just saw that this was already posted
  6. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    17 Dec '06 18:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    have you read the FAQ?

    it says nothing about sieges...

    Oh...just saw that this was already posted
    It may not be anywhere in the FAQ, but it does explain sieges at the top of the front Sieges page. There isn't much that any of us would be able to add to what's already there, unless you want to know what our favorite colors are.
  7. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    17 Dec '06 19:00
    Those directions don't make sense for a newcomer...

    How do you capture/defend the board?
    What do you do to become a challenger/defender?
    What do you do as a challenger/defender?
    And, what's your favorite color?
  8. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    17 Dec '06 19:07
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Those directions don't make sense for a newcomer...

    How do you capture/defend the board?
    What do you do to become a challenger/defender?
    What do you do as a challenger/defender?
    And, what's your favorite color?
    - Just as it says, win (or draw) as White to capture the board. Win as Black to defend the board. (you can't defend the board until you have captured it.
    - Click on any one of the seiges (note that there are 5 different buttons at the top, for different timeout settings), and at the bottom you can clcik "join the queue"; this puts your name at the bottom of the list of players waiting to take on the defender.
    - As challenger, you play White, and try to take the board from the defender, As defender, you are Black, and try to defend the board for as long as possible.
    - Blue.
  9. 17 Dec '06 19:36
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Those directions don't make sense for a newcomer...
    Agreed. I remember reading them after I had joined, and they didn't make sense to me either. Over time I figured out what sieges are from some things people said in the forums. I still haven't tried them out myself.
  10. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    17 Dec '06 19:49
    Originally posted by wittywonka

    And, what's your favorite color?
    Pass. That'll be bugging me for days now.
  11. 17 Dec '06 20:07
    Originally posted by Amaurote
    Pass. That'll be bugging me for days now.
    It should be in the FAQ.
  12. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    17 Dec '06 22:15
    Alright...I'm making progress...so to speak...

    I get the idea, but here's one more question...does each challenger play the defender in a separate game?

    Or does each challenger make a move that the defender responds to?
  13. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    17 Dec '06 22:40
    I'm in all the timeslots.
  14. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    18 Dec '06 00:35 / 1 edit


    TESTING SORRY
  15. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    18 Dec '06 01:00
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Alright...I'm making progress...so to speak...

    I get the idea, but here's one more question...does each challenger play the defender in a separate game?

    Or does each challenger make a move that the defender responds to?
    No, each siege has only one game going at a time, between the defender, and the latest challenger. All the other players in the queue will have their opportunity to challenge the defender, one at a time, in the order they entered the queue. So, don't expect to start a Siege game anytime soon.