As we did last month, we'd like to introduce some recent changes on BGA.
3D has been introduced 3 weeks ago on BGA. To activate it, you must click on "3D" button on top right during a game :
We want to be very clear about this: we consider that 2D view is better to play online. Please tell us if you think different, but we didn't find a situation where it's more practical to play in 3D. However, we are definitely considering using 3D effects on games from time to time, just for the "eye candy" thing.
Most games are not optimized for 3D at now, so sometimes it looks a little bit weird, but most of the time it's fine and allow us to communicate better on our service. Beside all of this, this is very important for BGA to show everyone (especially, game publishers) that we are capable of having a game in 3D here.
Don't hesitate to give us a feedback on this!
New friends feature
With this new icon on top right, you cannot miss a friend who is online when you are
This new feature is associated to a new Invite a friend button when you create a new table. This way you can invite a friend very fast at your table.
Soon, we will introduce another additional feature for those who like to play with specific players.
From Community page, there is now a link to list all BGA groups.
Game lobby interface
The simple lobby design change a lot and will continue to change during the following months.
It's a quite powerful tool now that you are using more and more. It allows you to check your ELO from the lobby page + to wait for different realtime games at the same time, which is pretty cool. Please don't hesitate to give us your feedback about it.
Reputation system change
We slightly changed the reputation system:
_ Now you get a double penalty for leaving a game (-20) if you quit 2 games within 1 week (it was 1 month before). This change ensure that we focus the big penalties on players who really abuse of the system, and are more tolerant with the others.
_ When your reputation is really really low, you get more than +1 when you finish a game without any issue. This way, we'd like to encourage players with very low reputation to recover from this situation.
Game interface small changes
By clicking on players names during a game, you can now access their profile.
Some of you asked us to disable the "Turn based personal notes" popup auto showing when loading a turn based game. We consider that if you take some notes during a turn based game, then you'd like to have it back as soon as you get back to this game, but some of you complained about this. For this reason we'd like to experiment the "non-automatic popup" for a while. Please tell us what you think of this.
Finally, we slightly changed the "Go to next table" button, because a lot of you complained that they were clicking on this button by mistake. We hope that the new design will fix this.
Thanks for your continuous support & feedback that allow us to improve this service!