der_kluge
 member, 3 posts
Sun 3 Nov 2019
at 23:38
can't create a game
In the thread about posting photos, someone suggested that these forums won't show photos, so I wanted to test what I can do in a game forum. So I tried to create a game. I failed.

I clicked "start a game", and then gave it a name, filled in all the fields (optional or otherwise) and just kept getting this error:
Please select between one and three genres.

Is genre the same as category?  I clicked 1. I tried 2, I tried 3, I tried 10.  None of it worked. Same error every time.

What am I doing wrong?
Mad Mick
 member, 986 posts
 GURPS beyond measure,
 outlander
Sun 3 Nov 2019
at 23:49
can't create a game
Yes, you can choose from the different categories to select your gameís genre(s). Iím puzzled as to why you werenít able to create a game. You should be able to progress as long as you choose between 1 and 3 categories.
horus
 member, 915 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 4 Nov 2019
at 06:22
can't create a game
Did you, perchance, attempt to create a game with Mature or Adult rating?  If so, it's possible you need to apply for access and then wait for a bit for that access to be granted?

If this is, indeed, the case, try creating a game that is not rated Adult or Mature.
der_kluge
 member, 4 posts
Mon 4 Nov 2019
at 15:28
can't create a game
Nope. I tried all kinds of combinations.

Nothing works.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15812 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 4 Nov 2019
at 16:05
can't create a game
In reply to horus (msg # 3):

Giving the game a Mature rating would not affect anything - there are no limitations on access to Mature games.
horus
 member, 916 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 4 Nov 2019
at 17:09
can't create a game
Thanks, Ron.  Yeah, I lump them together in my mind because of the restrictions on content - not correct as far as waiting for clearance.  My error.

@ der kluge:  Just for interest sake, how many game slots are showing for you?  (It should be at the top when you attempt to create a game.  You'll see the number of games you've created and the number of total games you can have, {which goes up over time}.)

This message was last edited by the user at 17:14, Mon 04 Nov.

der_kluge
 member, 5 posts
Mon 4 Nov 2019
at 23:03
can't create a game
At the top, it just says:

Welcome der_kluge! You are about to create your first game!

By default you can create up to 20 games.
der_kluge
 member, 6 posts
Mon 4 Nov 2019
at 23:05
can't create a game
Incidentally, if I do a search for any games where I am the game master, no results are returned.  So, definitely no games created "behind the scenes".
LiveSpark
 member, 13 posts
Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 00:01
can't create a game
I've had a similar problem. Are you on rpol.net or r.rpol.net? If it's the latter then try switching to the main site, that's worked for me previously.
horus
 member, 918 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 07:05
can't create a game
LiveSpark:
I've had a similar problem. Are you on rpol.net or r.rpol.net? If it's the latter then try switching to the main site, that's worked for me previously.

Huh.  That's worth a test.  Lemme nip out for a tick and see what happens.

Yeah... I couldn't create a game from r.rpol.net either.  It might be worth me reporting this to the Development thread?
der_kluge
 member, 7 posts
Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 15:53
can't create a game
In reply to LiveSpark (msg # 9):

Nailed it!

I think the link I had originally for this site was the r. and not the other one. Thanks for clarifying that.  I would have never figured that out on my own!
LiveSpark
 member, 15 posts
Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 16:01
can't create a game
Glad to help! I don't know if anything has been posted to the devs yet, regarding the issue.

All the best in your game though.

This message was last edited by the user at 22:29, Tue 05 Nov.

horus
 member, 920 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sat 9 Nov 2019
at 03:48
can't create a game
I've mentioned it in the Development thread, yes.