Improvement Suggestions

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TigerEyeVA
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Improvement Suggestions

Post by TigerEyeVA » 19 September 2018, 23:42

I'm new here. I'm sure this has all been said before, but I thought I'd stoke the fire again because it's not really Backgammon in its current state.
In order:
1) Host should be able to set points needed for a win. Gammon and backgammon coding may need to be added. (It's unclear if gammons or backgammons affect ELO currently)
2) Need a doubling cube option.
3) Should be able to take back first move.
4) Game is incredibly slow at the moment.
5) Option to turn pip count off?

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ReelMcKoy
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Re: Improvement Suggestions

Post by ReelMcKoy » 08 November 2018, 21:03

I agree very much with the idea of item 3 in your list. Many times, I've mistakenly moved while just checking positions. Very frustrating when you can't undo an error.

I would like to know what the thinking behind item 5 is. Why would it be of interest to a player to turn off the pip count? (I'm not that experienced with Backgammon)

Thanks!

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Een
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Re: Improvement Suggestions

Post by Een » 08 November 2018, 21:24

Hi and welcome!
Backgammon has been adapted by a volunteer developer who is not around anymore. For now, no other developer volunteered to take over.
If a developer is a Backgammon fan and wants to give it a go, he may register on BGA studio and contact me to get access to this project.

BurritoBub
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Re: Improvement Suggestions

Post by BurritoBub » 28 March 2019, 06:42

New also:

1. Adjust timer down to 1 minute,
2. Ability to move pieces faster,
3. Ability to take-back (or control for release of move within timer),
4. Larger chat area so players can chat before setting table (not sure if this already exists), social, etc.,
5. Advertise site on pogo.com who are ending their java services and eliminating all java games soon,
6. Add cribbage!
7. Definitely add doubling option!
8. Great game. Keep it up.
9. One more thing. Just played someone and they conceded. We didn't really chat much. However, after this person conceded the game, they gave me a thumbs down. The rules say I'll be banned if I get 2 thumbs down? That doesn't seem fair.

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Een
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Re: Improvement Suggestions

Post by Een » 28 March 2019, 10:33

BurritoBub wrote:New also:

1. Adjust timer down to 1 minute,
2. Ability to move pieces faster,
3. Ability to take-back (or control for release of move within timer),
4. Larger chat area so players can chat before setting table (not sure if this already exists), social, etc.,
5. Advertise site on pogo.com who are ending their java services and eliminating all java games soon,
6. Add cribbage!
7. Definitely add doubling option!
8. Great game. Keep it up.
9. One more thing. Just played someone and they conceded. We didn't really chat much. However, after this person conceded the game, they gave me a thumbs down. The rules say I'll be banned if I get 2 thumbs down? That doesn't seem fair.
Thanks for your suggestions.

You're welcome to post something on pogo.com about BGA for players who might be interested if you know where it's appropriate to do so.

About thumbs down, there is no rule like what you mention. Here is the FAQ section about reputation: https://boardgamearena.com/#!faq?anchor ... reputation

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