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Hrqls: I used to play on Your Turn My Turn along time ago......if only i could remember my 'Username' ..... I guess i would have tried madmonkey, but no idea of the password. As for the email address i have had many over the years, lots i can not even remember, like many of us. I suppose i could just create a new account
Hrqls: Just one philosophical question to any who can answer: Apparently it is possible to get any number of brains due to some programming oversight, fine. Now the question: what is the point of using those brains to enter tournaments where you pay some of those brains, hoping to win... brains, which you can get more of without the effort? Something escapes me, LOL
mal4inara: that is indeed a problem ... the problem is fencer is the only one who can do something about it, and he has stated some years ago that this is no longer maintained.
Some say he should have closed the site completely to prevent these kind of problems, but he was kind enough to let the site running with the side remark that it is no longer maintained with all consquences
the only other "solution" for cheaters is to contact them directly and maybe talk sense into them
or you could start a witchhunt, making the site a real total mess for anyone who is still having fun playing their normal games
personally i couldnt care less to the amount other people have or wether they are cheating or not .. let them have their false fun by their false virtual ranks and virtual brains .. as long as i can play my normal games and have fun with the people i play with and who i know to be honest i am ok .. but thats just me personally :-)
Hrqls: this has all been brought to the attention of Fencer by more than one person, and nothing has changed. It is ridiculous how much cheating is going on, and I have lost a lot of faith in this site. The brains issue is just a part of it as well as multiple accounts.
Nice works: i am sorry it hought me being disprespectful, that was not my intention and i dont think you were being disrespectful either .. i just wanted to point out that brains cannot be used anymore for anything which is connected to real money
brains allows you to enter specific tournaments though
if you have any suspicions about anyone being cheating, or want to accuse someone, you can best send a direct message to fencer
fencer is the only one who can do anything about it by either blocking or banning that player
posting accusations on a public board like this might just cause a witchhunt which is not what this board is for
Bernice: i which way was i "not nice" ? i thought he was referring to the use of brains for buying memberships ... which isnt possible anymore ... so they arent worth any real-money anymore
you can still use them to enter tournaments though which i didnt think of .. so without brains you are excluded from tournaments which gives people with (unjustly) brains an access to tournaments which others dont have
Nice works: ok that is true, you can enter tournaments with them ... i thought you were referring for their use to buy memberships with as you could in the past .. luckily that cannot be done anymore as that would give brains a real-money-value ... but you can indeed still enter tournament with them ..
is this the same person to which you are referring in your profile, who is playing 2 accounts and making them play eachother?
then you should send a pm to fencer so he might block/ban/... those accounts as that is definetly cheating
Nice works: I'm not sure what kind of answer you expect, if you really except a serious answer, and are not just trolling.
Yes, it is of course possible to win an unlimited amount of brains in three wins - you enter a tournament with four participants, where X brains are offered for the winner, and win your three games. You will get X brains; with no upper limit on X. Is this the answer you wanted?
Realistically, the player has not won his brains that way; he either got them through cheating, or bought them, or as a donation - I got a 1000 brain donation some years ago, when I asked nicely for tips to be able to join those tournaments.
That approach might work for you too, but I'd recommend to reconsider the wording of your posts - if people see them as trolling, they are more reluctant to donate you brains. Otherwise, of course, you can write what you want.
Bernice, I asked two questions. Not of anyone in particular. I received no answer from anyone except the reply from Heals, that was not an answer.
I was not being disrespectful or not nice but as has occurred in the past,when anyone who isn't a long term club member asks questions they are "attacked" for asking and get at best deflective replies rather than constructive answers.
Once again it is like deja Vue all over again.
My original question is still unanswered. My secondary question,the same!
If it's ok that some can play tournaments requiring brains while those that don't use unethical methods to acquire them can't, then that is the possibly the answer to my secondary question you somehow construed as not nice.
It was asked in the hope of an answer.
I have read what the site has to say regarding brains
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.