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Offline AdamH

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #15 on: 06 February 2017, 10:34:43 PM »
There are many reasons why online Dominion isn't very newbie-friendly, which I won't get into, but I will say that anyone who does this:

every "Pro" only says "play faster" when he was confronted with a kingdom of 10 unknown cards.

isn't a "pro", they are just a jerk.

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #16 on: 07 February 2017, 01:52:20 AM »
You have a point about the play faster theme.  It permanently drove me away from Isotropic the very first time I played.  Goko/MF was not nearly so bad, and frankly, I haven't had a problem on ShuffleIt, but I can believe that some people may experience it.

That does not in any way excuse slow-rolling.  If the problem is people complaining about your play speed there are a couple of things you can do:

1.  Practice against Bots.  This certainly helps with learning the interface, but is limited for non-subscribers getting games against subscribers.  Really the only solution there is to pony up and get all the cards.  I know that bots are not great to play against, but if you are motivated by learning the cards, bot games are a stress-free way to do that.

2.  Explain in chat that you are not slow-rolling, but need extra time to think/read cards/ etc.  Hopefully your opponent will be understanding, but if they continue to be a jerk about it, that's on them, not you.

3.  Make interim moves.  Often when I get to my buy phase but don't know what I want, I'll play my treasures then think, especially on turn 1.  That was I show that I'm present and playing, not just sitting there.

4.  Once blacklisting is activated, you can always blacklist players who are too pushy about speed play.

Ultimately, I believe that you have the right to play at a pace that is comfortable to you.  Sometimes there will be situations that demand extra time to think/read cards, other times you will be able to play fast since there are no decisions needed.  I believe that most players will respect this if you are clearly not slow-rolling, and the ones who don't aren't your fault.

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #17 on: 07 February 2017, 07:14:04 AM »
Ultimately, I believe that you have the right to play at a pace that is comfortable to you.  Sometimes there will be situations that demand extra time to think/read cards, other times you will be able to play fast since there are no decisions needed.
I both agree with and appreciate this remark. I see 2 main components to the pacing issue: 1. how long it takes to look at the initial board, analyze what card synergies/combos might exist and map out game strategy, and 2. how long it takes to make moves during the course of the game. IRL we always take a few minutes to look at a board before starting, although the social atmosphere, game setup, etc. make this a little easier to swallow than it would be for some OL, I guess.  But still, taking time before making opening moves is completely different than regularly taking lots of time for later turns, IMHO. I don't think anyone should complain if someone hasn't made their 1st move in 30 seconds. If you don't like it then finish the game politely and move on to play someone else. Now repeatedly taking 2 minutes between moves thereafter is a more legitimate concern.

1 thing I'd see in the MF global chat is some people looking for a "fast" game, others for a "relaxed" game. Maybe someday Si could have a feature where users could list their preferred pace of play in their profile and Matching could incorporate this to match users with like pacing preferences, or players could set up tables where only players with similar pacing preferences could join. That would be great.

There are many reasons why online Dominion isn't very newbie-friendly, which I won't get into
I could understand why you don't want to get into it, but you've sure got me curious...

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #18 on: 07 February 2017, 07:25:57 AM »
I thought the Familiar Cards feature was there to ensure that people would be slowly introduced to new cards so people didn't have to spend ages looking over a set where all 10 cards are new. Make it so that cards are automatically marked familiar the first time you see them and that problem should go away (or can't be used as an excuse anymore as might be the case here).

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #19 on: 07 February 2017, 11:46:41 AM »
* I strongly dislike "public name & shame". Please don't do it. For now it will just stay with "strongly dislike", but once we manage to build the options that allow you to avoid certain players in game, we'll actually start removing/redacting those posts. If you have a problem with a specific user, send a PM to one of the moderators.

* "Playing slow" and "Slowplaying" are fundamentally different things. The first may be related to being unfamiliar with cards, thorough analysis or just a general slower pace. While this can cause annoyance and thus be a problem, the solution will be a bit complicated. We will introduce the option to play timed games at some point. Until that day, please try to be friendly to each other and keep in mind that your opponent is probably not doing this by choice.

Slowplaying is about intentionally delaying your plays, waiting minutes between playing coppers, in the hopes that your opponent resigns or gets annoyed. This I consider a mental illness, and we will simply not tolerate it. As soon as I'm convinced you're doing this, you're banned.

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #20 on: 07 February 2017, 07:54:45 PM »
Hi Stef

I like your overall mindset. Again a reminder that we are in good hands.

On another note: I am sure slowplaying can be automatically detected. If detected the culprit cannot auto-resign his opponent anymore and/or other options (a pop-up shown to the victim if he wants to ...). Man, there are so many ideas in my head for Dominion online. I just love this game.
Greetings,
SirDagen

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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #21 on: 21 February 2017, 05:52:46 PM »
Yes, I'm in a game with Username deleted right now as well. He's literally boasting that he's a famous troll.

So, besides a blacklisting feature, is there a way to report a user so they get banned? He'll just make a new user name, but at least he won't be able to build a ranking based on people quitting in frustration.

I asked him about it a couple of days ago, but no answer yet. Who knows, maybe blocking his accounts will get him to answer. Honestly I don't think so, but it seems worth a try. Hopefully we'll get some features in place to deal with this relatively soon.

FYI:  not sure if they are literally stating "Username deleted", but I just had a similar experience in which the other player, "Username deleted" (multi?) threw a midgame tantrum declaring that:
"afk now for real"
"1 card layed down per 4min"
"are you very upset?"
"i have advice for you"
"just watch a movie or something"
"im just trolling around and having fun"

Now, thankfully, I was able to successfully engage him and he began to play again after less than 10 minutes had transpired.  So, hopefully our friend has had a change of heart.  But I think it  demonstrates the need to implement a blacklist feature.  Personally, I would give this person another chance, but the option to blacklist is sorely needed, IMHO.


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Re: Blacklisting
« Reply #22 on: 26 February 2017, 05:21:07 PM »
Edit by LaLight: removed this post, because public name & shame is not something we believe in.

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