Do you miss something on BrainKing.com and would you like to see it here? Post your request into this board! If there is a more specific board for the request, (i.e. game rule changes etc) then it should be posted and discussed on that specific board.
thechosen0ne: I think you are missing the point. All I would like is to have the option of having unlimited amount of players. Only having 4 players is too small as some players miss out due the time difference. And sometimes I can't get 8 players if I tick the 8 box.
crosseyed: Great idea. In single elimination tourneys your seed number is determined by your rating. The total number of players need not be a power of 2.
The formula is: start off with 2 players. The 3rd player will play the 2nd and seed 1 will have a bye in the first round. 4th plays first. Adding a 5th will play the lowest seed, #4, and the higher 3 will get 1st round byes. Each additional seed will play the lowest seed with a bye in the 1st round until there is a power of two. the next lower seed after that will play the lowest seed and all others above will get byes for the 1st round. simple right?
Maximum number of players: (box) Leave blank if the number of players of your tournament is not limited. Is there any chance that this could done when setting up single elimation games? At present you have to put 4,8, etc.
rod03801: Ah ok ... i didnt notice ... in that case my request would be to make it more extreme as playing plakoto as another gammon type is quite extreme as well .. maybe the board itself could be another color? (like keryo pente vs normal pente)
Subject: Re: cryptographic random number generator
Thom27: that would imply that separate random number context is saved for every game, but that should be doable, after all, it's just two more fields at the game. This can be even realized without implementing any new algorithm - the current algorithm could be published and the seed number stored in that way. Publishing the algorithm would be a good idea in itself, so anyone could verify that it is good (or not good), and stop whining (Yes, there are people who would still whine because they don't understand math, but we could just ignore those)
I request a random number generator based on a cryptographic hash function, for example SHA-1, using the ready-made PHP-function sha1().
Every game is assigned a secret key. The key is concatenated with the move number and input to the hash function. The dice rolls are determined from the hash.
The advantages: 1. this will create random numbers with very good statistical properties, practically as good as real random numbers. 2. Predicting the dice rolls is infeasible when the key is secret, even if the algorithm is published. 3. After the end of the game the key can be revealed, so that everyone (or at least programmers) can check if the dice have been rolled correctly. The players need no longer be sucpicious if the random number generator is bad or buggy.
Like on chess.com, there should be games where people can join one side and vote every 24 hours or so, except have one for every variant. At a certain time, the results will be tallied and the most popular move will be played.
In addition to the feature of Conditional Moves, whenever there is only one possible move in a game, that move is made automatically as a conditional move, saving time and reducing redundancy. It saves the opponent one login per forced move.
Is there any possibility of having Conditional moves here? It would be handy when there is a sequence of forced moves etc.,both players want to play a particular chess opening etc. we don't have them at Gold Token either, at least not yet. One can always hope. :)
I often find myself spending a lot of time searching through the tournament list to find open games that need only *one more player* so they would start immediately. What about a filter in the tournament page to show only those? If you are looking for new games to start now, you sign up for some of the shown tournaments, and minutes later you have lots of games going. I would consider that a great feature.
I am sure this has been discussed before, but I can not remember ... why not putting this small and useful red number of games waiting etc. next to the poker-tables, too (number of people sitting at the poker tables) to make the poker-section more attractive?
How about games where other players can suggest moves during the game? Both players will have to agree that other players can join in at anytime of the game. Perhaps this could work on games that require chance or skill. I remember the Kasparov vs the world chess games where everyone against Kasparov could suggest a move.
how about showing the potential highest score a player could receive after each move? If a player sees that (s)he is mathematically incapable of not losing they could resign a lost cause. And or have the system keep track and say (at the appropriate time) "You can only lose this game. Do you want to resign now? YES or NO?
Fencer...I know you are VERY busy working on the Android Application right now but could you have a little think about something else please
I am sure it was mentioned years ago....
Can you think of a way where Fellowship Tournament Winners can Automatically get posted to a Fellowship Discussion Board rather than our Event Box.
For example, something in Settings where those messages could either arrive in the Event Box or get diverted & the contents posted as a Message on a DB of our choice (as many Fellowships have boards for results anyway)
Would be a lovely thing to have mainly for those who run Fellowships with LOTS of Tournaments & Results to let others know about as trust me once you fall behind it is a nightmare to catch up
SchlagerPower: Schlagerpower, you will not get more participants by posting your tournament multiple times and in the wrong discussion boards, you will just get the opposite effect. It is like obnoxious advertisements this way.