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There seems to have been a change in displaying Backgammon-type games with the doubling cube. The status of the match used to show above the game board, but it is no longer there - or is there some setting I have inadvertently changed? If not, PLEASE can we have the match status returned to display above the game board.
Curiously, I tried to access BrainKing at work, and my employer has blocked brainking.com due to "gaming" labels on the site. However, I can easily surpass this by going to brainking.de (or any other number of brainking sites!); however, when I clicked on a game I noticed that the images were not showing up and it appears it may be because the images are stored on the .com site. Thoughts to surpass this on my end or your end?
I wish that offering a draw was programmed differently: a draw is offered together with making a move, then it's the opponent's turn and he/she can decide to accept the offer or make a move instead.
The BK method has two drawbacks: the game, after a draw has been offered, is not on the opponent's "your turn"-list, he/she must read the messages (or is it events?) to see the offer. Second, it is still the offerer's turn, who must care not to forfeit on time, and may accidentaly make a move, thereby cancelling the offer.
rod03801: I totally agree with you when you say that "no time control" shouldn't be allowed for tournaments. I must admit that sometimes I forgot to look at the time control and I could join this kind of tournament by mistake. It's not a problem for me because I'm a rook and I'm not limited in the number of game, but it could be a real problem for someone which makes the same mistake and is bishop or knight.
rod03801: I too find it a bit odd to have a tournament with no time control (especially on a site like this). But in this case it's more a "better sorry than safe"... or should I say if the bad option has been taken, maybe it is possible to "unbad" it a little
I don't know if this has been asked or not, but could users that do not log in for... a year (i don't know if this is a resonable period or not), have their games automatically terminated (lost, if the other player is active, of drawn if the other player does not log in for some time also, like half a year, to prevent a wining only because he had the luck to stay on the site for one more day), even if there is no time control. It is kind of... ridiculous that some tournaments like this pandemonium (14. Fevereiro 2009, 14:46:59) will never end, just because a user has not logged in for more than 2 years (and probably never will again), I know there is another game between two active players, but I'm sure that something like this would reduce the number of tournaments and therefore the site burden (even if at the first one or two days it would have to calculate winners in many tournaments). Of course, that could be avoided by using a time control when setting up the tournament, but... it is not expected that a player is quitting the site.
I don't know if this is doable, especially the "draw" exception, but if there is already a "grey bar" for users that do not login for more than 30 days, it means that the site already checks when each user logged in for the last time (the fact that it shows in the profile page, does not necessarily means that the site uses that information, but the grey bar does)
In triple dice poker I believe the bonuses should be doubled(70 in the middle column) and tripled(105 in the right most column) Also if a player is unable to tie or win with best play they should automatically lose. tia
Aganju: Yes it is double elimination. I didnt want to use that terminology incase some where confused. I tried that once with implementing a difference chess notation that they dont use here but not many knew what i was talking about.
MadMonkey: I already described exactly this about four months ago, below. After joining BK, I had the same experience, and still I would like to be able to select quickly 'my set' of games in a tournament.
Fencer, just had a very simple idea to start the year (sshhh don't say a word lol)
Often when i goto enter a Tournament which contains all games, i will only enter the same 40 games for example (ones i would call my Favourites). This can of course be a pain, tedious and often i may miss the odd one by mistake.
So i thought, how about some sort of favourite system ? Then when you goto enter a Tournament, a favourite button could show up somewhere on screen, you click it, and it selects all games you wish to enter (that are available in that Tournament).
So, how to set all this up ??? AND it came to me.....we already have it.....use the Game Filter page from settings. Either:
a) a new section could be created there
b) use the top section 'Select games which you want to show up at the Waiting Games page' as your Favourites as well. (which presumably are your favourites)
Of course, this is just an idea to simplify the signing up process, and the way i see it.
The rating system is crap! I would love to accept some game with low ranked players, but why should I lose 58 points to lose, or gain one point to win a game of Backgammon? It is utterly ridiculous!. Surely this can be fixed. It;s not chess. How about some reasonable numbers so high ranked players can play with new member without losing HUGE points when they have unlucky streak.
I think the real problem for pgt and others including me is that the BRK formula which works fine for chess does not work well for other games. I wish there were different formulae for different games based on their skill vs luck factor and other factors. Or is there a better one-size-fits-all formula that could be used?