Thanks Redsales for that explanation. I have seen the light. I keep forgetting that this is virtual backgammon, not live backgammon, so the dice being thrown are subject only to the randomization they are programed with. I really don't care so much about it all now. If I have to roll when I am stuck out, I'll do it, but the roll-pass option sounds good to me, as well.
To Vikings: Do you always get snippy at people when they disagree with you? You remind me of my 6 year old newphew.
But why should we have to roll when we can't move anyway? That is the basic question I propose to you. In real life tournaments, correct me if I am wrong, players who are barred out do not even get to TOUCH the dice until there is an opening in their opponents home board.
The odds change with every throw of the dice. There are only so many times one can get a 6-6, or a 5-5, or a double anything in one game. I think the odds are that any combination of dice thrown will be equivalent to a 7, but we all know that backgammon, winning at backgammon, can turn on the doubles. So when a player has to throw the dice and cannot move anyway...IT CHANGES THE ODDS!
If one is due for doubles, which happens all the time, and they throw them when they are on the bar, the roll is useless and reduces the odds of them occuring again at a favorable point in the game. I am not a technician. I just like to play and have noticed this glitch for some time.
I agree Andersp This issue has been a thorn in my paw on every game site...but every game site seems to do it. If you were playing live with a live person across the board you would not roll. No one does live. The fact that we have to roll here under those conditions absolutlely changes the odds in the game...to what extent I can't say. But it just bothers me
I am talking about having to roll when you are on the bar and the home field is full by your opponent. Irrelevant of the doubling cube.
Hi, I am new here, a refugee from the crashed site, It'sYourTurn.com. I have been playing there for over 2 years and they constantly have down time. This last one has caused the site to be unavailable for 8 consecutive days. They only have a staff of 3 people and obviously had a faulty backup system. They claim to have 2,000,000 plus members, paying an average of $15.00 annually, which comes to about $30,000,000...can anyone explain to me how a popular web site such as IYT can be run so shoddily? Also, has this site (BK) ever experience similar problems? My loyalty, perhaps misplaced, is still with IYT because they have a great game called Jamble, which I am addicted to, but your backgammon game here is damn good and you have numerous convenience features here that IYT does not have. Any thoughts?
Ajtgirl NY, USA
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