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Offline witch_hunter

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Players drawing out turns
« on: 29 September 2018, 06:59:39 PM »
I know we can blacklist players that intentionally draw out turns and other unnecessary rudeness, but is there any other penalty for being a bad sport?

I'm currently in a game with a player who was originally upset with me for taking too long to move. Now that I'm ahead by 32 vp, they are playing one card every 3-4 minutes. Looking forward to when they forget to play a card and I can force them to resign and blacklist, but what gives?

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Re: Players drawing out turns
« Reply #1 on: 30 September 2018, 01:29:30 AM »
No, no other penalty...they are playing within the game's rules.  As you noted yourself; play out the game, blacklist them, and you'll never have to see them again.

But sorry to read about the experience.  It's rare, in terms of percentage of players who do this.  But large enough in raw numbers to be an issue.

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Re: Players drawing out turns
« Reply #2 on: 30 September 2018, 01:59:44 AM »
It's not within the rules, they get banned and the game gets erased for rating purposes.

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Re: Players drawing out turns
« Reply #3 on: 30 September 2018, 07:14:06 AM »
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It was my understanding that these games were voided (for ratings purposes) if the player was banned.  But that would happen only if some sufficient number of people complained about any one person doing this (or other bad acts), right?

Are you saying that if I am playing, say, John Q Public and I blacklist her, that this game is automatically discounted?  (I would not object to this rule--I'm asking for informational purposes.)  Or were you saying that the game will--at least temporarily--count, and then, later, if enough people complain about Player Q Public, that all her past games will be voided, including the one that I played against her yesterday, or last week, or 7 months ago???

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Re: Players drawing out turns
« Reply #4 on: 30 September 2018, 09:14:41 AM »
It's the latter. It does count until they get banned. If that was the only time that this player slow-rolled their opponent then that would probably not happen. But I think it's still better to just resign and feel like the winner than wait it out.

Primarily, I wanted to emphasize that even if the client allows you to take 4 minutes for every Copper play, it's not allowed to do it on purpose.

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Re: Players drawing out turns
« Reply #5 on: 30 September 2018, 09:24:57 AM »
Thanks for the clarification--your answer was in line with my expectations.

At some point, I think it would be very interesting to poll the players on the site, on these (and other??) issues.  Have you played a game with a slow-roller?  With someone verbally abusive?  Approx how many such games have you had like this?  Etc. 

I ask, because I have really not encountered this, but see many many posts by people who have...and some posts by people who have faced this many times.  Am I just lucky?  Or are 95% of the players in my shoes, and people who get matched up with jerks just the rare exception?  Of course I can't base any conclusion on just the posts here...no one ever posts to say, "Just had a normal game, with a polite opponent, and nothing unusual happened!"  :)

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Re: Players drawing out turns
« Reply #6 on: 30 September 2018, 03:17:36 PM »
Dog bites man; versus man bites dog
I think this is a big part - there are a lot of games played every day and you get a few complaints per week.