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.
Select "New Game" from the Main Menu, and choose the Mode "Create Multiplayer". This will bring up a list of options for your game:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Here you can set the starting difficulty of the game. You can still change this in-game in the options menu.
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.
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!