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 1. An offline client, allowing you to play campaigns against bots
I have zero interest in this and I doubt I would ever play it. But I might only if it ran on my Android mobile. I have a Samsung A7.

 2. A bot with a setting for different play styles
See answer to #1. I have any interest in playing bots on or off line.

 3. A strong bot.
I'm not motivated to play bots. I just like to try to improve my ranking against other humans.

 4. Options for timed games
Timed games might be great. It could be done something like chess with loosing on time a very real component. On the other hand such a feature might effectively split the community, and even fragment it further. Would it then take so long to find a match that some would quit playing?

 5. Options for undo settings
Yes, this would be good. I've looked for this. It could definitely lead to more happy players if games could be set up to not allow undo at all or only in certain circumstances or only so many many times or steps in a game.

 6. Online mini-tournaments; the option to easily create one for you & your friends.
I would not use this. I don't have friends who play Dominion Online other than those I've friended here. And we don't arrange meet ups. I could not and would not schedule Dominion time.

 7. Option to invite specific players to your table
Isn't there a way to message friends? There should be a way to view your friends list and message them while also playing or searching for a game.

 8. More translations (to what language?)
I don't have any interest because my first language is English.

 9. Better animations when cards are gained/bought/played/...
The animations seem fine to me. Perhaps a colour coded log would be a lot more useful to make it much easier to scan for certain events.

10. Better visualization of split piles, Archive/Crypt contents, Prince targets, ...
Yes, this should be much better displayed. Again the colour coded log could help here, but there should be elements on the main screen that show when there are cards on mats and how many. The interface should in every way possible make the same information as readily available as a game with real cards.

10. Option to hide the log
Well, this might be an interesting option, but I would not join no log games. I don't want to have to monitor animations that closely and have to concentrate so much on remembering stuff. It would, however, make for faster more challenging games, and together with time controls it might be something I would come to prefer. It would actually be more like a game with real cards. I've never played with real cards with log keeping! On the other hand this could also split the community and make it much harder to find a match.

11. Android app (or just improved compatibility?)
I think improved compatibility would be enough. I've never been able to play on my mobiles, Note 3, J7 prime, and now A7, but I guess I've not yet tried on the A7 and maybe I never did on the J7.
 
12. iPhone app (or just improved compatibility?)
I don't have one or plan to get one.

13. Downloadable game logs
The ability to save, review, and share game logs would be great! Just the ability to copy and paste them would be the best! How about odds calculation in game logs! Maybe not in game, but something that could be run when reviewing. It could be optional in game.

14. Improved moderation (dealing with chat abuse, slowplayers, ...)
It would be great to see ratings on other players based on how many others have them black listed or how many times they have timed out. In auto matches there should be an option to see these ratings as well as ranking and accept or reject matches.

15. Tutorial on how to play Dominion
User created tutorials would be great! They should be like presentations and there should be a searchable data base for certain cards and combinations of cards to find the tutorials one is interested in. There should be an tutorial creation facility where one can play a mock game with a custom set, or reuse/walk through a previous game, back to the saved logs, or simply lay out one or more cards, and provide text or audio comments. Odds calculation would be a great part of this. In case it's not clear what I mean by odds calculation, I mean shuffle odds. As each card is drawn or reveled from the deck what are odds that it is that card. This should calculated only against the draw pile, i.e. the last card in the draw pile before shuffling would always be 100%, but it would also useful to know in the whole deck a cards frequency.

16. Tutorial on how to play dominion online.
As for a basic tutorial, I don't think I would have ever been interested. As for an advanced tutorial covering features that are not likely to be discovered by just looking around, yes. I still don't remember how to do the multiple steps undo that some use. Is there other command line like code available? Also hovering for info and right clicking for card auto default settings might not be discovered for some time.

I'm posting with my username, Bishop_Zen. Is this enough?

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 Yep, finally it switched to reconnecting with a cancel & resign button almost completely covered, but after managing to click it anyway I could then get in to search for new game, but as of now I've still not been able to actually join any. It just sits forever on the loading screen. Refreshing does not help. Seems my partner is loaded because I hear the message sound. I've also tried on a different computer and rebooting, but it's all just exactly the same, so it must be a server issue. I'm using Chrome, the latest of course.

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I'm having the same problem right now. It happened to me at least once before. I think it was a couple weeks ago. Everything was working smoothly and then I ended the game with a win and it sat staying you may buy cards. I think the previous time I actually did have an extra buy but I could not end turn. This time I used my last buy. I think in both cases I might have bought two cards to finish with an empty province pile.

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Support / How does one avoid playing bots? And where is my rating?
« on: 02 January 2017, 12:47:27 PM »
I want to know, how do I avoid playing bots?

It seems that there no easy or obvious way to avoid bot matches. Everything I have tried seems to result in playing a bot most of the time. I find playing bots boring. They mostly buy treasure and can usually be beat with more advanced strategy. They never do anything brilliant. In short I just don't feel challenged playing them, and I don't care about winning or losing to a bot.

I'm also looking for my rating or rank on here. It does not to be displayed anywhere nor can I see the ratings or rank of anyone else. Is this information to be found anywhere?

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