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2017 Championship (archived) / Re: Round 2 Matchups & Results
« on: 28 September 2017, 03:32:45 AM »
Mike Thicke beats karenttrouble 4-2

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Yeah, this used to happen to me all the time. Interestingly, now that I play slightly higher level players on average, I almost never get this complaint.

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Feature Requests / Re: Option to mute the chat
« on: 20 August 2017, 06:01:39 PM »
I would like this as well. Or just an option to turn off chat? (Mute both/all players) It should probably indicate that you've done so to opponents.

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Connection Problems / Game freezes (nearly) at the end
« on: 10 July 2017, 02:57:55 AM »
Just had  a game where I bought the last province with 1 buy, putting me ahead, and game froze. When I refresh the page, it says, "Waiting for MikeThicke". Fortunately my opponent was kind enough to resign. (Note, this is not the same as the game failing to load the end screen--in that case when I refresh it takes me to the login page.)

Game #: 5035759

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Feature Requests / leaderboard suggestions
« on: 13 June 2017, 02:52:58 AM »
  • The level change indicator (the green or red up/down triangles) is very sparse. Why not have it indicate changes in rank instead (the # column)?
  • The previous client had a scrollable leaderboard. I much prefer that to just seeing the top 20. And yes I know I can see that elsewhere, but why not here?

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General Discussion / Re: Real money game
« on: 12 June 2017, 06:07:15 AM »
Obviously this will never be a feature of the software---far too many legal issues to ever be worth it. Online poker has been trying to solve the legal problems for over a decade now.

As for side bets, it's a bit tricky because there's no mechanism to avoid scams. If I don't know you personally I'm unlikely to gamble for anything significant because I can't trust that you'll actually pay up if you lose.

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General Discussion / Re: Undoing
« on: 12 June 2017, 06:01:09 AM »
The important point is that you can deny any undos you wish, or as Stef said, you can ask why. Personally I only ask for undos if I clicked the wrong card or did something just stupid like forget that I only had one action left. In the situation initially described, I would probably refuse the undo. (Though, I've never before refused an undo and can't recall any undo request that I thought crossed the line.)

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Feature Requests / Re: recent win/loss history
« on: 06 June 2017, 08:34:07 PM »
Thanks!

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Feature Requests / recent win/loss history
« on: 03 June 2017, 08:02:30 PM »
I know retrievable game logs are already a to-do item, but perhaps as a stop-gap you could show our recent game history? That is, just show what games I have played and the result. The immediate impetus for this request is that I've had a couple games today end with a disconnect and I'm not sure how the results were recorded. It would be nice to see what happened.

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Feature Requests / View Decklists After Game
« on: 06 April 2017, 04:38:20 PM »
I really miss the ability to see final decklists when the games ends. This was a nice quick way to evaluate and compare strategies without having to review the entire game.

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General Discussion / Re: Black List/Reporting Players
« on: 06 April 2017, 04:13:23 AM »
A lot of people don't seem to understand that closing the browser window doesn't resign you. I've thoughtlessly closed the window a couple times, though I did realize and come back.

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Feature Requests / Re: Resigning during opponents' turn
« on: 09 March 2017, 01:54:06 AM »



And you agree about the social contract. Actually, it even exists online, even with the resign button. If I resign 50% of the time on turn 6 when we play, no explanation given, you would pretty soon want to blacklist me. So even online, even though some of us don't expect an explanation, we do expect that there is a legitimate reason.

This whole thread is absurd. If I screw up the opening in chess and put myself in a losing position against a competent opponent, I'm not going to sit around for 30 minutes waiting for my inevitable loss. I'm going to resign and move on to the next game. I can see how you might derive some enjoyment from gradually exploiting your advantage over many turns picking off my pieces one-by-one, but what incentive do I have to participate in that? I'm not a masochist.

Similarly, in Dominion while I can see how you might enjoy playing out your engine over several turns after you gain an insurmountable lead, what incentive do I have to participate? Why should I suffer for 10 more minutes while you parade to victory? Accept your victory and move on. Resigning is never unsportsmanlike.

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Other Bugs / Re: Opponent leaving Table leaves you hanging....
« on: 10 January 2017, 02:05:01 PM »
Is there really no way to distinguish between a disconnect and closing the browser window?

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General Discussion / Competitive play
« on: 04 January 2017, 12:41:06 PM »
In another thread I read that, though there will be a ladder, it will not be featured. I'm flabbergasted that you would design a platform like this and not put laddering (or at least some competitive system) absolutely front-and-center. A large reason for Heathstone's and other online games' successes is the centrality of ladderring. Laddering is what keeps people coming back to the game, watching streams on Twitch, etc. Why would you not make this more rather than less central than it was in Making Fun's version?

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