I hope this post is in the appropriate forum...my apologies if it is not.
I am somewhat new to Dominion Online and have a question related to the “Familiar Cards” list. From what I can tell based on the FAQ, various information posts on this forum, and my limited gameplay (47 matches), while the system gives you the ability to identify the cards with which you are familiar, it appears that you only have the ability to limit the kingdoms cards to your “Familiar Cards” list if the game is unrated but not if it is rated.
First, I was hoping someone could clarify whether or not this is indeed true. If so, I would be interested in an explanation of the rationale for this difference between unrated and rated games. IRL I have the ability to limit the kingdom to certain cards/expansions that I am familiar with, so it seems bizarre that Dominion Online would not allow this option for all games, whether or not they are rated.
Perhaps this ability does exist for rated games but only if you create the table/match conditions yourself? I concede that a majority of my matches occurred after I joined an existing table created by my opponent (as opposed to creating my own table and waiting for an opponent), but I know I have created some of my own tables too, and I seem to recall that I have played with unfamiliar cards in some of those matches. If I am willingly joining a table with conditions established by someone else, then I understand that unfamiliar cards are something I might contend with, but if I create my own table, I feel like I should be able to limit the available cards to those of my choosing, even if it’s a rated game.
I would appreciate some clarity on this issue from anyone out there knowledgeable about it. Thank you much!