When Will the Rules Be Corrected?

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PatrickoftheIsles
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When Will the Rules Be Corrected?

Post by PatrickoftheIsles » 14 January 2020, 11:39

There are two rule violations in this implementation of Russian Railroads. One is quite rare in actual gameplay, but the other does impact strategy. I can see on the bug reporting system that at least one of them has been confirmed as a violation since 2017 with no correction. How can we encourage Board Game Arena to correct these rule implementations?

P.S. - I have corresponded with the game designer and game publisher to be sure my understanding of the rule sequence is correct, and I can confirm that the BGA implementation is incorrect in two ways.
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nandblock
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Re: When Will the Rules Be Corrected?

Post by nandblock » 17 January 2020, 17:41

My experience with the programmer of that game is that, while they are still regularly on the site, they are resistant to fixing problems with their games after some time has passed. So I wouldn't hold my breath if the bug dates from 2017.

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Re: When Will the Rules Be Corrected?

Post by TheRedMachine » 29 June 2020, 14:26

PatrickoftheIsles wrote:
14 January 2020, 11:39
There are two rule violations in this implementation of Russian Railroads. One is quite rare in actual gameplay, but the other does impact strategy. I can see on the bug reporting system that at least one of them has been confirmed as a violation since 2017 with no correction. How can we encourage Board Game Arena to correct these rule implementations?

P.S. - I have corresponded with the game designer and game publisher to be sure my understanding of the rule sequence is correct, and I can confirm that the BGA implementation is incorrect in two ways.
Didn't notice those violations yet. Are they fixed already?

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Re: When Will the Rules Be Corrected?

Post by PatrickoftheIsles » 29 June 2020, 17:04

TheRedMachine wrote:
29 June 2020, 14:26

Didn't notice those violations yet. Are they fixed already?
No, the rules haven't been changed on this site. I think most of us have gotten used to playing with this variant, but it still seems it would be better to make the small corrections so we are playing officially.

The rule that impacts the game is that officially one is not suppose to be permitted to return a train to the factory until all four slots are filled, rather than just three. So if I want to turn my #1 train into the engineer-scoring factory, on this site I can do that using the "buy train and factory" spot even if I do not have the other train spot filled on that line. That makes that maneuver possible a round earlier in some cases, and changes the timing.

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