Subject: Re: Question: while Retired, how can I see my position?
furbster: yes, it just shows me all my stairs, and in each one I can see that I am retired, and all others positions. I have un-retired now, so it doesn't matter anymore at this time to me. But it would be a nice addition to display my level while I am retired.
Subject: Question: while Retired, how can I see my position?
While 'retired', according to the rules, my position in a stair is 'temporarily hidden from others'. However, it seems it is hidden for me too! Does anyone know how I can see my position (step level) in a stair where I am currently inactive ('retired')?
I'm trying to challenge someone - anyone - in the Slow Go stairs (http://brainking.com/en/Stairs?tri=3477). However, there is just one name to pick for me, and if I pick him, I get the message that I cannot challenge that player because he is at his game lmit.
Is this a known lmitation? Any idea what I can do?
Stair rule 5) ..........For example, if you stay on step 6, you can challenge players from step 6,5,4 or 3.
what happen if player on step 6 lost a game to the one on step 3, then step 6 move down to step 5, and step 3 move up to step 4......how about the original players on step 5 and step 4....actually they have nothing to do with the game between step 6 vs step 3.....
will the original step 5 player move up to step 6? and the original step 4 player move down to step 3? I just don't know how to figure it out....
the stair or ladder rule of online game is always not perfect...the online game, especially the turnbased online game is just a less serious form of playing the game... if you want to be a good player, you must to be serious in that business...
My first post here dated 9 March 2011 and the last post by Jaak before me dated 3 July 2009 It has been one year 5 months and 6 days in between, a loooong time no one has posted at this board It seems that people just abandoned this discussion board or they have nothing to discusss about it.....
I have posted here 8 x in two days....It is too many....
rod03801: still you are talking the same tone i did not insult any body playing here there are many factor to be considered in a real game see.. I used the word REAL OR LIVE for the over the board game. the playing condition is not the same
what i am talking is the 'fact' just look at the highest level, the world chinese chess champion is much better than a correspondence chinese chess champion '
computeropponen: Well, I don't make those sort of decisions here. So, my point was, why complain about "turn based" specifically, yet play anyway. If ANYthing, this site offers even MORE options as far as "time" goes, than many other turn based sites. And maybe it's a language difference thing, but it sounded like you were insulting those who DO play at turn based sites. "a good live game player is much better than a turnbased game player" If that is the case, then play at a live game site. Easy solution, to me. That's all I meant.
rod03801: when someone pointed out the bad side of playing at turnbased site, you just say play here accept as it is or go to other site. you never consider how to improve the playing environment....good player will come here to play....
VA_M.O.N.E.Y.: you said that you waited 3 hours for your opponent to play...another guy said that your opponent not even at site when you play, because it is a turnbased site.....any sport, your opponents are always insight, after the game you may shake his hands too for friendship.
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
Funny! I created stairs Seven points match stairs for fellowship One and I had an idea with doubling cube. I marked backgammon but I didn´t notice device setting chess. What will happen if some chess players want to play here?
I am not sure if somebody has asked this before or not, but i will have to retire from all of my stairs soon and i am in so many, is there a feature already implimented where i can retire from all of them at a click of a button instead of going through them all one by one.
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.: 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.: 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.
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.: 1. Relax. 2. This doesn't sound like a Stairs issue, since your opponent couldn't turn down your challenge. 3. Relax.. 4. Your opponents are free to spend their time however they want to. 5. Relax...
Okay, I just looked at the rules for stairs and it doesnt say anywhere that you can automatically be put on retirement. Well when I came back on after about a month away with computer problem I was on retirement in all of my stairs. Also I just went in to remove my retirement and it was a long painstaking requirement.
There should be some way to end retirement in all stairs at one time please!
9) If you want to take a break from the Stairs but you don't want to leave completely (as described in the previous point), you can use a Retirement:
* When you set a Retirement, your Step position will be hidden for other players and they cannot challenge you. * You must finish your started games even if you set a Retirement and the wins/loses still count and change your Step position (although it is hidden). * You cannot end the Retirement until at least 7 days pass. After you finish the Retirement, you cannot start a new one within 14 days
srnity: No..you dont need to "ask", but if you challenge an opponent who has "no autopass" in settings than you cant use it either. So in fact its your opponent who decides if your settings are in use or not....fair?...ask Fencer :)
Andersp: Yeah, which makes autopass a pretty useless feature if you ask me. I've set my setting to autopass as soon as it was possible, but so far, I've yet to encounter an opponent that lets me play with it.
Perhaps I should change strategy. Whenever I have to use pass manually I wait till just before my time runs out. ;-)