If you're on here, I am sorry for disconnecting mid-game when you were winning (and after talking about bad sportsmanship). My internet mysteriously went off. I do not cheat or stall people.
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You cannot beat those trolls by cooperating (trying to get a win when they slow-play). When you do that, you are giving them the satisfaction that they beat you. They may not have beaten you in the 'who got the recorded win in the database' battle, but they have beaten you in the 'who got to enjoy the game time better' battle. The latter is what they want, not the former.1.Can you explain how this is so? I didn't connect the dots. How do you not lose points by resigning? I also have had people slowplay me and I usually stick it out if I don't have anything else going on.
In addition, once they are identified, their (free) accounts are banned and their rated games invalidated. So if you resign and blacklist them, you will haven beaten them in both battles. The latter (time enjoyment) immediatly, and the former (database win) later. The bad experience will be short and have no rating consequences.
I see your point. Are you a player who does not also play IRL (in real life) Dominion games? I will not speak for others on this site, but this is my perspective, when people ask for an Undo: Are they asking to correct a mistake where, IRL, that mistake would not have occurred? If so, then I grant the Undo. *Even if* they have received new information.
For example, earlier in the thread someone mentioned "Lost in the Woods," where you can get a boon at the beginning of your turn by discarding one card. They way the online game is set up, it is very easy to accidentally select a card in your hand to play, only to see it discarded for Lost Woods. IRL, that sort of mistake just would not happen. So, I grant that Undo, *even though* the other player has now seen what the boon will be. It's just not that big of a deal for me (although I don't blame other players who would do differently in that situation). And if I granted such an Undo, I would also put a comment in the chat, to the effect of, "No problem to give the Undo. But only one of those per game." And I'd make sure I add a 'smiley face', to keep things light and friendly.
[Note: This has never happened to me. But if the other player was dashing through her turn AND also repeatedly complaining that I was playing way too slow, I suspect that I would be much more likely to deny an Undo request that was due to her playing too quickly.] :-)
I would normally grant an undo request without expecting an explanation if no new information was gained at the last step. On the other hand, if information was gained, I would normally ask for an explanation. I suspect this is a fairly common opinion on the matter. Some people do refuse undo requests altogether, of course, and that's their prerogative.