WolfQuest Anniversary Edition allows you to host your own multiplayer games with just a click of a button. You can set various options for your own game, from game size to gametype. This article will walk through the process of hosting a game of WolfQuest Anniversary Edition.

Hosting:

Select "New Game" from the Main Menu, and choose the Mode "Create Multiplayer". This will bring up a list of options for your game:

Map:

Here you can select the map you wish to play: Amethyst Mountain and Lost River (Classic) are available in multiplayer. Slough Creek will be released for multiplayer at a later date.

Mission:

Here you can select the mission you wish to play. Currently you can choose between Pack Life and Territory Quest. Consult Multiplayer Game Types for more information on the missions in multiplayer.

Access:

Here you can control who can join your game. The options are:

  • Public, where anyone can join
  • All Friends, where anyone on your Friends list can join
  • Select Friends, which will prompt you to select specific players on your Friends list
  • Select Pack, which prompts you to select a pack of which that you are a member

Chat:

This controls what kind of chat is available in your game. Currently you can choose between Text Chat and No Chat, though Phrase Chat is planned in the future.

Max Players:

Here you can control the maximum number of players in your game. You may choose any number between 2 and 8 players,

Note that higher player numbers may have larger performance impacts on the host.

Game Name:

Here you set what your game will be called in the Lobby. This name must follow all of the WolfQuest Multiplayer Rules. Consult Mate and Date Game-Names for examples of inappropriate game names.

Difficulty:

Here you can set the starting difficulty of the game. You can still change this in-game in the options menu.

Region:

Here you can select different multiplayer regions to play in. In most cases, you will want to select the region with the lowest latency (ms).

Latency is the time it takes for information to go between you and the server. High latency affects the game in many negative ways. With high latency, you may notice other players stuttering or skipping around much more, as well as other animals may appear to be behave more erratically.

Launch!

Once you've customized all of these settings to your satisfaction, select a wolf from the wolf carousel on the left side of the screen, and hit "Set Up Game With Selected Wolf" to host your game!

Managing Player Behavior

Kicking

The game host can kick players out of a game if they are breaking rules and being extremely uncooperative or obnoxious. Kicking from multiplayer games is meant to keep games fun and prevent troublesome players from ruining the gameplay.

Hosts should not use kicking in public games to save spots for friends. Play a private game if you want to play with specific people. If a host kicks excessively, they may hear from WolfQuest admin.

Learn more about Kicking

Reporting Bad Behavior

WolfQuest multiplayer games are not monitored or moderated live. We strongly encourage all players to use the in-game reporting system to help keep WolfQuest a pleasant online community.

Learn more about Reporting Bad Behavior