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Offline Judybee

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how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« on: 15 March 2017, 04:23:30 PM »
I'm a pretty new and casual player, I want to improve my game, but not sure how I can monitor this. If I play against the bot, I often win, but with real people that is not the case.

Also I am not sure what the difference between good match and quick match is.

I started to play on last platform and found the base adventures were good for learning

Offline Philip

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #1 on: 15 March 2017, 04:28:12 PM »
There'll be a rating system with leaderboard soon (the target is this month), which should allow you to track how well you're doing over time.

Quick Match matches you with whoever is available, whereas Good Match takes your rating into account. Right now the rating is based on a snapshot taken from the isotropish leaderboard at the end of last year, but when we release the rating/leaderboard our own thing will be used.

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #2 on: 15 March 2017, 05:32:39 PM »
Right now the rating is based on a snapshot taken from the isotropish leaderboard at the end of last year, but when we release the rating/leaderboard our own thing will be used.

Does that mean, if I never played on isotropic, I am only matched against the worst right now?

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #3 on: 15 March 2017, 05:52:38 PM »
Right now the rating is based on a snapshot taken from the isotropish leaderboard at the end of last year, but when we release the rating/leaderboard our own thing will be used.

Does that mean, if I never played on isotropic, I am only matched against the worst right now?

Not isotropic, the isotropish leaderboard was based on Goko/MF. If you haven't played there you will be rated as average.

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #4 on: 15 March 2017, 08:11:58 PM »
1. I guess I'm confused about Good Match. Today I clicked on it, for the briefest moment the screen that would allow me to cancel appeared, then I went right to the black screen with the castle and spinning circle and waited several minutes. I thought I would be able to cancel until a match was found. Please help.

2. Are game results currently being logged in secret, or will we all start even and let our skill determine our rankings anew? Between here and f.ds I think I've read both that there's "no-fault" resigning for now since results aren't being tracked, and that results are being logged. Which is it? Thanks.

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #5 on: 16 March 2017, 12:06:00 AM »
I think the spinning castle screen means that you were matched with an opponent and the game was trying to start.  If there was a sizable delay, that is a connection issue, not waiting for an opponent.

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #6 on: 16 March 2017, 09:26:00 AM »
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1. I guess I'm confused about Good Match. Today I clicked on it, for the briefest moment the screen that would allow me to cancel appeared, then I went right to the black screen with the castle and spinning circle and waited several minutes. I thought I would be able to cancel until a match was found. Please help.

If you get to the castle screen that means a match has been found and it's now being loaded. If it doesn't load that's indicative of a bug. If next time you want to report it it's helpful to copy whatever the browser console says (ctrl+shift+j/cmd+option+j), particularly the game number and the last few lines so we can see at what point it got stuck.

2. Are game results currently being logged in secret, or will we all start even and let our skill determine our rankings anew? Between here and f.ds I think I've read both that there's "no-fault" resigning for now since results aren't being tracked, and that results are being logged. Which is it? Thanks.

Games are being recorded, but we won't use the current games for the rating system. You will get a fresh start once the rating system is introduced.

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Re: how do I know how well or badly I am doing?
« Reply #7 on: 17 March 2017, 02:55:36 AM »
If you get to the castle screen that means a match has been found and it's now being loaded. If it doesn't load that's indicative of a bug. If next time you want to report it it's helpful to copy whatever the browser console says (ctrl+shift+j/cmd+option+j), particularly the game number and the last few lines so we can see at what point it got stuck.
Will do, thanks.