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Currently the max. wait time during game initialization is 180 seconds. However, whenever you have to wait more than 90 (or even 60) seconds it means that this player you are waiting for has too slow hardware or a very bad Internet connection and will get disconnected either immediately or shortly after the start of this game.  For me, with my old, old graphics card it never takes longer than 10-15 seconds.

So I think it's a good idea to reduce the game initialization time to a maximum of 120s or 90s. This really ought to be enough. And it's annoying for all other players to have to wait for a single player with bad hardware or connection who will just time out.
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Re: Reduce max. wait time (game initialization) to 120s
« Reply #1 on: 10 April 2014, 00:12:04 »
...more than 90 (or even 60) seconds it means that this player you are waiting for has too slow hardware or a very bad Internet connection...
Not necessarily, I have some personal experience with that ;D.
Easy example: launched firefox with many many tabs > invitation to game > joined to server > browser shutting down + fast game start = looong lag
so in my opinion 60 is definitely too short, but at the same time 180 is too long.

...So I think it's a good idea to reduce the game initialization time to a maximum of 120s or 90s...
My vote is: 120 or something between 90..120 like 105s :).

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Re: Reduce max. wait time (game initialization) to 120s
« Reply #2 on: 10 April 2014, 16:11:31 »
I don't remember waiting that (90s) long for you - ever.
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Re: Reduce max. wait time (game initialization) to 120s
« Reply #3 on: 10 April 2014, 18:27:21 »
I have known the odd few games where people have connected after their game has taken approximately 170 seconds to initialise. But, usually if they required more than 90 secs to connect, they usually can't stay connected for a whole game.
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