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Vinkel: Fencer will look into it and if he thinks it is important enough to fix, he will...otherwise it wont get fixed....thats as I think it i happening these days....such a pity as this is a great site :)
Marshmud: I purchased 600 brains years ago when you could. Entered lots of tournaments, won a few, lost more and was down to 2 brains. Won a tourney so back up to 42, entered another, so down to 37.
Those 37 I will be extra careful where I use them. I absolutely despise liars and cheats, and there are a lot of them crawling out of the woodwork. It really sucks the fun out of playing when you end up with games against known cheats.
Marshmud: i have played many brain tournaments and won some, that works automatically, and the brains come from what the participants paid, so there is no magic increase or brain generation.
there is however a bug that allows you to create brains for you, basically without limit. some people use the bug, and make themselves tens of thousands. Fencer didn't fix the bug, but instead declines if you buy memberships from illegally gotten brains.
To those playing brain tournaments, which entry fee is 50 brains is Fencer paying them out? In other words, some of the players have over 100,000 brains. Some players are 2 months old and have 10,000 brains. So with fencer not selling brains Im curious how they get them? With this being said, I dont want to use my "good" brains with those obtained illegal so I'm just curious if anyone has won a brain tournament and received their prize?
Bernice: I assumed she would be able to read it; nothing I said was meant to be a slam at her. I mean, I mentioned the resignation thing because I think if she comes back and this happens again, she should finish her games out rather than resigning them all. It's not a huge deal, and of course she's within her rights to do what she did, I just think it's not the best approach. That's all. My apologies to her if my comment came across as overly negative, as it wasn't my intent.
I disagree about banning people who transfer their membership. A pawn membership is free, so by transferring their paid membership, there's no reason they shouldn't have the right to go back to the pawn level. I mean, they could just create a new account anyway; I think it's better for all if such members continue on with their existing accounts.
And I meant it when I said I was sorry to see her go; I'd be happy to see her renew some day.
Carpe Diem: you must remember that she can see it all....just becuase she resigned her games and gave her membership to someone doesnt mean she isnt here lapping up all the lovely things people are saying....When people do this, as she has done, when Fencer transfers the membership to someone else he should also put a ban on her joining again....just saying...not trying to start an argument.
I have not been happy about certain things in this site for a long time. This is a good site to play games in, there is no doubt about it. I have been surprised how much Fencer has been in the site since he lost interest in this site. But I have strong principles and I have to stand by them. Thank you for your kind words too.
Crosseyed Mary: it would be great if the good people that frequent this site stay and play. It would make it even more attractive and fun to be a part of if everyone just stayed. However, I understand that we are all paying for a service and our expectations are high due to the services we have received in the past. I for one have accepted the fact that “service” will basically mean essential services only and anything above that likely won’t be considered or dealt with. Brainking is more like Brainpawn now but still allows people to get together to play and have fun.
With that being said, I encourage you to stay, but I also respect your decisions.
Crosseyed Mary: Maybe I’ll see you in Goldtoken. I have some very active clubs there. Word, poker, chess and checkers of course. With lots of chess variants. And some others. If you are interested contact me there.
There are some problems there but plenty of games and players.
this site isnt perfect but, in my opinion it offers the best with the least bugs/glitches
this site is especially great for chess types and its many variants
its a problem though that its becoming less active, which causes people to leave, making it even less active
persoanlly i loved this site, and it was definetly my #1 although for backgammong alone dailygammon is slightly better
personally i have achieved most of what i wanted on this siite, so far, and dont see any progress in the unachieved goals .... plus i wanted to play other games on a more active site, so i moved on to jijbent which is the dutch version of yourturnmyturn
if anyone doesnt like playing on this site anymore, i suggest them to move on to another site .... if they still do want to play on this site, then try to make it work better by motivating other players in a positive way
All sites have issues and problems. I don’t think any of them are perfect and we all choose the ones we want to patronise. This seems like it could be a great site. But just not very active. Thanks for the discussion everyone.
Fencer really does take the p*ss, he has only given 10 vacation day for one year membership. What a rip off! And how callous can he be in the sad circumstance. That is it I have had enough of this site. Fencer will not get anymore money from me.