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#21 GaryLShelton

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:38 AM

Well, it's kind of hard not to take at least six to seven minutes setting up, isn't it? You have to place each physical piece by hand. That part has got to be slower, isn't it, Scott?

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 04:21 AM

Heck no!  Swing the board around and dump the pieces you captured the previous game onto the board and shuffle them around for a minute or two.  My son takes longer as he has about 50 different setups saved on paper - I have a rule that if he wants to play several games then he has to have his "list" ready BEFORE we start playing.  Because if he didn't then we'd be there forever.

 

It takes me longer to do a setup from scratch on the computer.  I have to click each piece then move the cursor to the square then click on it again.  And then if I want to move pieces around I've got to do it again - and many times when I'm trying to move pieces around I somehow have trouble switching pieces.

 

I played some games on the site yesterday and did the setups from scratch and think it generally took me 4 minutes to be ready.


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Posted 10 October 2015 - 07:54 AM

Something I realized the new app does not allow is chatting between friends. You can challenge your friends, yes, but not chat. So there is never a green conversation button appearing on you at the bottom of the screen in the new app. Good, bad, or neutral, there's no conversing with a friend in the new app.

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#24 GaryLShelton

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 01:16 AM

The Quick Arena is now Quick Battles on the new app. Small change, maybe, but curious as to why they would change the name they've had all these years now.

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:56 AM

Here's a problem I've encountered a few times now. Whenever my opponent disconnects in the new app, the 2:30 clock duly begins. When it runs out, and says 00:00 on the screen, my own buffer begins counting down next. Then when that finally reaches zero, I lose! And my stats go down.

In other words, if someone disconnects on me I am helpless. I will lose. As I said, this has happened to me a few times. :(

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http://imgur.com/gallery/Yr2WJyK

http://imgur.com/gallery/oirFUR5

http://imgur.com/gallery/naLuJcj

http://imgur.com/gallery/tfbH3nw

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:27 PM

That's unfortunate Gary. Can you not switch to the desktop version to avoid the bugs until it gets updated?
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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:58 PM

Was going to say, if on the app your opponent disconnects, would disconnecting after you are certain they gone make it a draw. But I doubt that will happen.

 

Seeing all this about the app I was curious to give it a try myself, but seeing all these things add up has put me right off for now. Desktop is where it's at.



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 04:14 AM

That's unfortunate Gary. Can you not switch to the desktop version to avoid the bugs until it gets updated?


Could, but it's a lot more convenient to play on the tablet, as you can understand. The dynamics of my house make it difficult to play on the computer there, but I might be able to sneak in a few during the day at work, especially in the WC tournament if anyone wants to play then.

Guess I'm a glutton for punishment.😅

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:01 AM

The procedure to invite friends was made elsewhere on the site recently and so I made the photos of doing that in the new app.

See post at: http://forum.strateg...sts/#entry43433

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:12 PM

A frustrating problem with the new app is that when I abort a search for a game opponent, the next time I log in I find I have got a loss, even though I aborted the search immediately after the search screen began. Often times it takes many seconds, you know, to get an opponent so this should have been okay.

This needs to get fixed.

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#31 GaryLShelton

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 12:58 PM

strykr reports a problem with the new app here:

http://forum.strateg...any/#entry42885

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 01:01 PM

Here's a problem I've encountered a few times now. Whenever my opponent disconnects in the new app, the 2:30 clock duly begins. When it runs out, and says 00:00 on the screen, my own buffer begins counting down next. Then when that finally reaches zero, I lose! And my stats go down.

In other words, if someone disconnects on me I am helpless. I will lose. As I said, this has happened to me a few times. :(

See four screens below.

http://imgur.com/gallery/Yr2WJyK

http://imgur.com/gallery/oirFUR5

http://imgur.com/gallery/naLuJcj

http://imgur.com/gallery/tfbH3nw

That's really weird.  The website needs to try and fix that; it's not fair. You weren't the one who disconnected, and you still lost.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:46 AM

I'm sorry to keep lamenting this new app. I'm really fairly used to it by now. But tonight something new happened. I played a highly ranked player very tough and late in the game asked for a tie. He refused and the game continued. When I soon thereafter checked my graveyards, which you have to press the buttons see in the new app, I had lost all my information the same as if I had disconnected!

This is a problem!

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:45 PM

the title of the topic is "How Many People are Playing on the New App?" ... but 3 weeks after its openeing there is still no answer to the question raised ... anybody has an idea?


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#35 GaryLShelton

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:46 AM

That's a great question, Napoleon 1er. I'm hoping for comments but not too many are coming in. Apparently, among forum members anyway, not too many are using the new app.

It would be nice to hear from more people on it.

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#36 GaryLShelton

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:37 AM

Hey, there's another thing that kills graveyards I just found out. If your opponent asks for a pause and you grant it, like the nice guy you are, then you will lose your graveyards!

These lost graveyards problems are killing me!

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#37 GaryLShelton

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:53 AM

Guys, one thing that is the case right now is that the new app does not have ratings names/colors at all. There are numbered ELO ratings shown, certainly, but the personal profile pages do not show the familiar ratings names/colors for a person.
They may have every intention of adding this but at this moment is not there.



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Posted 01 November 2015 - 04:20 AM

Is there really no one out there who is playing on the new app who would like to comment on it? I'd love to hear from anyone using it regularly or even partially. What do you think about it?

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:12 AM

The new ads on the new app are well done, but annoying. Even though I have the game set to quiet in the settings, these new ads still come on blaring. The sound button in the lower left on all the ad screens never seems to work for me. What does work is tapping the screen on the upper right-hand corner as soon as I choose to play and click Battle. In some of the ads there's an X in that area and if you touch it quickly enough, the ad immediately goes away and your game search for opponent begins.
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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:17 AM

I see they are now offering four piece styles to play with. All are free except for the new pieces we're all used to on the old desktop version. Those cost 600 battle coins.

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