For a long time, we have used the same good old lobby to get into games, and over time it has grown more and more complex. Many of you told us that it was sometimes a little too much: tables appearing/disappearing too fast, the wanna play section getting too crowded, table restrictions getting a little confusing, difficulties to get into the right table on a tablet/smartphone... Also, especially for beginners, the table creation process with the classic lobby was a little intimidating.
So we began working on a new "simple" lobby, with the main idea of simplicity: just click on all the games you want to play, then wait for a table to start! Table creation and matching with other players wanting to play this game are completely automatic to make getting into a game as straightforward as possible (of course, you can set some preferences first if needed).
This lobby has been tested by a group of volunteers, and we would like to give them a big thank you for their feedback that allowed us to improve upon the functionnality and design! For now it's still in BETA, but we feel that it's ready to be used by everyone who wants to.
Here are the key advantages over the classic lobby:
- it's simple and easy. Just click the "Play now!" button on a game, wait a little, then play!
- it allows to make requests to play for multiple games at the same time. Click on as many "Play now!" buttons as you want, then play the first table to start!
- it will automatically try to match you with players of your level and reputation to create the most enjoyable and challenging tables.
Also, it's of course possible to switch back to the classic lobby if you like it better: the new "simple" lobby has been designed to be fully compatible with the classic "advanced" lobby, so of course everyone in the community is still playing together!
To access the new "simple" lobby from the current lobby, click on "Advanced mode" on the right and select "Simple mode" instead (see image below) or just click on the following link: get to the simple lobby go go go!
We hope that you'll like this new way to get into games, and please give us your feedback, whatever it is, and especially if it's positive