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Card Bugs / Re: Scepter + Farmers' Market
« on: 02 February 2019, 03:59:42 PM »
Thanks for reporting, no matter if it's already known or not. Better something reported twice than missing something.

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Support / Re: Unfamiliar Cards
« on: 30 January 2019, 04:40:17 PM »
Weclome to Dominion Online!

1) Main point: Rated games do *not* respect familiar cards. The basic thinking is that it takes skill to be able to deal with 300 different cards in any combination, so if you are 'only' playing with a small subset of cards or concepts (like no Events, or no VP gaining, etc.), this isn't a true measure of 'Dominion skill', which the rating is supposed to measure.

2) If you want to play with players respecting your familiar cards, you need to play unrated games. The easiest to do that without setting up a table is to go the "Matching" tab, the click "Advanced Options".

Among the options there are "Rated Game" and "Practice Game". Uncheck "Rated Game" and check "Practice Game" (doing the former should automatically do the latter). If you then click "Start Search", you will be playing (unrated) games that respect your familiar card settings.

3)If you resign a rated game when all player are there (basically the moment you see the kingdom and your starting deck), this will be a loss and affecting your rating.

Again, welcome to Dominion Online, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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Connection Problems / Re: Game is super slow
« on: 30 January 2019, 11:35:33 AM »
Thanks for notifying about the problem. I just tested and it seems to working OK now (I assume the server(s) where restarted). If problems persist/come again, please post!

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Support / Re: City card
« on: 28 January 2019, 11:18:56 AM »
Thanks for reporting the issue, grahsand! Just like Rabid, I tried to recreate the situation with Ruins and Curses and City, but it worked as it should.

If you see this happen again, please write down the game number, and post here again with that number.

A bit of explanation: With so many players playing, the *big bugs* that happen all the time and do something completely wrong are usually found immediately. The smaller bugs that maybe happen only while interacting with other cards are also found relatively fast, because there are just so many games played.

But there are also bugs that manifest themselves only if specific circumstances happen and then get strange results (like being reported in the end-of-game screen that you final deck contained -1 Embargo card). If we have game number(s) for those rare events, we can find out what the common situation is, and we can replay the game and vary what's done to see which special play causes the bug.

That's why having the game number is so important to finding the bug, lots of work can be done to help find the root cause.

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Card Texts problems / Re: Wrong Russian translation for Groundskeeper
« on: 28 January 2019, 11:05:33 AM »
Thanks for the report, I've passed this on to a person involved with the Russian translation.

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General Discussion / Re: How do I renew My Account?
« on: 28 January 2019, 10:58:11 AM »
In order to buy expansions, go to the "Store" tab to the right of the "Account" tab. You can buy Silver (roughly half) or Gold (all) expansions, for a duration from 1 month to 9 month at the moment.

If you are still playing with those expansions, I assume you predominantly (or exclusively) play against other players, not against bots. If you start a bot game, you should only be able to get cards from the base game. In a game between human players, the Kingdom is constructed from the whole card set that all involved players own.

The reason you are not getting as many games as before is most likely related to your subscription running out. In the "Matching" tab (leftmost tab), if you click "Advanved Options", you get to the area where you can adjust Min/Max ratings settings as you mentioned. It also contains a field "Waiting for Expansions" right on top of the Min/Max.

This field, if checked,  means that you want to wait for a match until at least one involved player owns "a few" expansions (exact details for "a few" are not important). When you had all the expansions, that was automatically fullfilled for you, that means you were a 'desireable player' for all the players without subscription that want to play a game with cards other from the base set, and the automatcher could match you fast with any such player.

Now that you are yourself without subscription, you are not a match for those player anymore, so you get less potential players to match against.


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General Discussion / Re: Suggestion for Kingdom selector
« on: 28 January 2019, 10:38:32 AM »
Thanks for the suggetions MrBigBadCRad!

While getting the suggested Kingdoms is a nice thing to have, there are also many, many other things that would also be nice to have. At the moment (and I guess in the forseeable future), Dominion Online is in a state where it can only be used by players who are familiar with at least the base game mechanics (so they should have played a game or two before). If that is to be changed, putting in the recommended Kingdoms comes at the end of the necessary effort, after putting in rules explanation in writing and possibly implementing basic recommendation functions during play.

Players starting with the game will usually have no subscription, so can only play base games against the bot, so will get a Village/Smithy type game often enough, IMO. It takes more than just the recommended Kingdoms to realize that big money is not the end-all of Dominion strategy, that will usually come when they play against other players who can build engines and do that.

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Support / Re: Technical glitch when trying to renew subscription
« on: 28 January 2019, 12:38:31 AM »
Well, for whatever reason the system thinks you are in Romania (I think that is what RO stands for). Are you by chance using some VPN for your internet or your browser (TOR)? Or something else that could explain this?

I'm kinda hazy on the exact details for the reason for this question, basically some EU online commerce regulations require 2 indicators for the country of residence, and Dominion Online asks the user and compares with the IP. Both methods can give errors, in this case the IP geolocation *seems* to be incorrect (Romania and UK are not 'near' each other).

The slightly unsatisfactory solution to this would be to put in Romania as your contry of residence, and then see how much VAT is added.

If you wait for 2 month, UK might no longer fall under that regulation anyway...

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General Discussion / Re: beyond frustrated
« on: 25 January 2019, 09:02:42 AM »
Can you tell what exactly doesn't work? You have the coins (say $5) shown in the info bar but can't buy for example Laboratory? Or did I misunderstand you?

Is this an UI problem, like you see the "+" sign on Laboratory in the above example but you can't click/touch on it, or is the game simply not acknowledging that you should be able to buy it?

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Card Bugs / Re: Prince + fool gives you extra boon
« on: 24 January 2019, 05:17:32 PM »
Thanks for the report, jaina8851

While it may seem strange, the behavior in case 2 is actually correct. Basically, as long as not all effects that trigger "At start of turn" have been completely handled, every newly appearing ability that triggers "At start of turn" will be added to the list of "things that need to be handled for Start of turn".

It starts with Prince, that happens "At start of turn". Prince plays Fool and gives you the "Lost in the Woods" state. But that state has an "At start of turn" triggered ability, and since you get that state before the Prince effect is over, the game sees this new "At start of turn" effect and adds it to the list of things to do. If nothing else triggered at start of turn, this would then happen automatically, as you described.

I understand that this may seem counterintuitive at first (it did to me), but is a consequent application of the general rules for triggered abiltiies. For example, take a look at this post on f.ds: http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=13104.msg486320#msg486320

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Card Bugs / Re: Hamlet Discard
« on: 24 January 2019, 12:19:16 AM »
Thanks for the report EarlS. I just checked and you are indeed correct.

If you have no card in hand after the +1 Card of Hamlet, it will not give you discard options, but if you draw one (or had one before), it will always ask you for both options (and give your the result), even if you have no card in hand for the second (+Buy) option.

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Support / Re: unfriendly gamer
« on: 23 January 2019, 04:14:06 PM »
You can contact me or Stef here directly (by Personal Message) or on discord, in case you want to report someone.

In this case, while swearing is of course not acceptable, your opponent might have gotten the idea that you were mocking them. You did nothing wrong, but the flow of events, when viewed by an opponent (who may not immediately see your remark *before* he had the bad hand) might be construed by them as bad form.

I personally use "GG" only when the game is explicitely over (End of Game message on screen), when I see they have the money to buy the last Province/Colony in the info bar, or when I want resign myself, which I then do immediaetly afterwards.

I've seen opponents miss an 'easy' 3-pile victory, and of course even with 10 hand cards and $7 already from Militias etc. a player might not have the last $1 to seal the deal.

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Other Bugs / Re: Rated games with specified kingdom cards
« on: 18 January 2019, 02:27:27 PM »
I personally would say there should be a minimum of X card slots that are not filled with a specific card and that those open slots should draw from a *combined* pool of at least Y cards.

I'd set X=4 and Y=30, that means you can have at most 6 fixed slots and need at least 2 different expansions among the open slots, in which case at least one must be a 'big' one (Say 6 fixed cards, 3 slots for Intrigue and one Promo card slot). If you leave one card slot totally open (no required expansion), that should fullfill the Y conditions usually alone, unless someone is really only familiar with base cards.

That should give people lots of options for their familiar cards or banned cards, without being able to overly game the system. Of course, it is debatale if e.g. only playing kingdoms that contain 6 fixed cards (say always a viable draw engine, or always a Goons engine, etc.) should be the basis of someone's rating.

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General Discussion / Re: Account Renewal
« on: 18 January 2019, 02:02:51 PM »
Right, unlike other companies that inform you 'too much' that their valuable servive will soon run out and you should do something before the sky falls down on you, here nothing happens (either beforehand or at least after the subcription ran out). Neither behaviour is optimal, from my point of view (as consumer).

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Game Log Issues / Re: "Trash Mint"
« on: 16 January 2019, 07:02:49 PM »
Thanks for the report, and correct as always!

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