oh, i didn't know that the games weren't live so my bad for that one.... but regardless of how they want to " spend their time" i should not have to wait 3 hours for my opponent to play when you in a tournament...right? whatsup with that?
VA_M.O.N.E.Y.: I guess you have never been part of a turn based game site. That IS how things work. You have a time limit per move.
You will find it is RARE to NOT have people take a few hours before they move.. In fact it not rare that it be days between moves. That is the nature of the turn based game site. It is for people who WANT that type of flexibility. You need to choose your time limits wisely, ALWAYS expecting that many of your opponents could take the entire time allotted to them.
VA_M.O.N.E.Y.: Lots of things have to be taken into account, firstly they might not even be on the site when you challenged them, also they might have a lot of games to play and yours will be delt to in the process of time. Stay cool lifes to short to speed it up.
VA_M.O.N.E.Y.: To add a couple of things to what rod said,
Think of a turn-based games site like way-back when people use to play chess by the mail. That is they would make a move, then send a postcard through the mail to someone who in turn made a move and sent them the move back and forth through the mail.
So a lot of people will sign on, make moves on the games they have, then leave the site. Then maybe the next day, they will sign back on and see what moves they have waiting for them.
Like rod mentioned, there are even faster time limits (like complete games within 1 hour), but in my opinion - if you like live games, there are other game sites out there that offer live games. But turn-based games might grow on you. Give it a try - that is, start some games - make your moves - then come back tomorrow and check to see what games have moves waiting.
VA_M.O.N.E.Y.: I have the same feeling about the turn-base game that felling is " mad" "almost angry" when mt opponent just login and logout but not resign the hopeless game. a good live game player is much better than a turnbased game player. I