As there were lots of changes from the previous version, I will explain the reasonings behind them.
- The previous version was perfect. This whole thing is unnecessary!
No, it was not as these bug/suggestion reports say: https://boardgamearena.com/bugs?game=1194
After all, 'perfect' in this case is a relative term.
If you are OK with the current implementation it can be considered perfect for you, at least.
FYI, there were nearly 100 bug reports. Far from perfect from my perspective.
- Old version was much better. Revert right now!
- I hate this version.
Actually these comments solve nothing and do not help anyone as they did not address what the problems are at all.
To fix something, first you have to tell what you don't like. If not how can I know what the problems are? I can't read minds.
- The texts are in English.
Due to the translation bugs I changed almost all texts in the game.
Indeed existing translations have been lost, but you can add translations yourself if someone else hasn't done it yet:
- What have been changed exactly?
Please check the player group post: https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=6128810
- What are these new rules? I don't like these!
All options are described in the table option. You can select variants you want to play from there too.
Select 'Custom' in 'Rule set' option and then you can read everything.
Also, the current default mode (Moderate variant) adds nothing new except Downfall, which drops the President to the Beggar when they fail to get the first place.
- You should add variants I suggest!
As I can't add all variants in the world, adding variants has to stop at some point.
Also, adding variants is not always beneficial as too many variants split the player pool and make matchmaking harder and slower.
I added relatively widespread variants (e.g. illegal finish, downfall) and Japanese variants as they are more established and more common (FYI, #1 country of President's player number is Japan) compared to other suggested variants.
If you have something to suggest, please post a suggestion through BGA bug report system.
I'll be immediately notified by mail and other players can share their opinions too.
Thanks for playing BGA President