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by jbruch
Aug 05, 2023
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: go back to version 2
Replies: 2
Views: 8202

Re: go back to version 2

Onapar, Why do you think the new version is the reason for players leaving the game? I believe players are leaving the game for many reasons and one reason is the rudeness of other players as Cenalex has written about in the post titled "This is education". I believe a major reason better players ha...
by jbruch
Sep 01, 2022
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Monthly ranking
Replies: 7
Views: 29792

Re: Monthly ranking

By all means keep the current scoring system that rewards participation rather than changing to a system that actually rewards the skilled players.

By all means participation trophies for all.
by jbruch
Aug 28, 2022
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Monthly ranking
Replies: 7
Views: 29792

Re: Monthly ranking

I should have also noted that Ace may not make the monthly ranking qualification of 30 games though this month started on August 7th when Aidan made version 3 active. If it were a full month I believe Ace would qualify. It would be good to get input so Aidan can implement for September monthly ranki...
by jbruch
Aug 28, 2022
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Monthly ranking
Replies: 7
Views: 29792

Monthly ranking

I think I have the solution to monthly rankings which reduces the advantage of being prolific. Use points per game but eliminate starting players at 1,000 as that skews the results. I pulled 10 players who were either in the top 5 of current monthly rankings and then pulled players in the top 30 wit...
by jbruch
Aug 25, 2022
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: time to play a card before warning and disconnect
Replies: 0
Views: 22758

time to play a card before warning and disconnect

I have noticed I get a message if I don't play a card in what the game considers a reasonable amount of time. Seems like it is 15-20 seconds. I am wondering once I get this message how long I have before I am disconnected from the game and labeled a quitter. I am hoping the time after the message ap...
by jbruch
Aug 25, 2022
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Game says I am losing internet connection
Replies: 3
Views: 6585

Re: Game says I am losing internet connection

He asked for the logs because that is how he can look at it and fix it. If you don't give him the logs he has no chance of solving the problem.
by jbruch
Aug 20, 2022
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: lose connection to host before game starts
Replies: 1
Views: 4968

lose connection to host before game starts

Twice this morning I have accepted invitations to games and then the connection to the host is lost before game starts. Here is the log that should hopefully give you an idea of what is happening.

Logs removed by Admin
by jbruch
Dec 22, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Ranking Updates
Replies: 20
Views: 181625

Re: Version 3 - Ranking Updates

I totally disagree with Ice/Sunny. At one time I thought it would be a good idea to do that but it is not. I would advocate keeping the rankings and adding the monthly winner system. Players play for a variety of reasons and I don't think you want to make changes that might make more players leave. ...
by jbruch
Oct 17, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Ranking Updates
Replies: 20
Views: 181625

Re: Version 3 - Ranking Updates

Will the monthly play have a set number of games that count toward the rankings? If you don't do something to make it less of an advantage to those that play more then I don't think it makes sense to make any changes. I believe it had been proposed that the monthly rankings be based on a players las...
by jbruch
Sep 10, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Query to Everyone - Ending Network Games
Replies: 12
Views: 38988

Re: Version 3 - Query to Everyone - Ending Network Games

I have been involved in several instances where we start a game and it hangs at some point in the start process. Rather than everyone quitting and going back to the lobby to restart we will agree to end the game and then restart and this has been successful in every instance in that the game does no...
by jbruch
Aug 10, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Another quitting at the end
Replies: 6
Views: 19550

Re: Another quitting at the end

We need to start calling Kirkwood Scott as that is who finishes the game for him.
by jbruch
Aug 10, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Another quitting at the end
Replies: 6
Views: 19550

Re: Another quitting at the end

And yet people still play with him. He is probably 80 years old but the immaturity of Kirkwood is amazing.
by jbruch
Jun 30, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: lighthouse targeting
Replies: 2
Views: 11312

Re: lighthouse targeting

Guess you mean Lighthorse. This is why I stopped playing with him whether he was targeting me or another player it destroys the game. He seems to believe it is the job of other players to help him win. When they don't do what he wants he gets frustrated and targets them. The only solution to problem...
by jbruch
Apr 21, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Improving the Bots
Replies: 5
Views: 26306

Re: Version 3 - Improving the Bots

If the queen of spades comes out and no hearts have been played you can always depend on the bots to duck and never take a heart to stop a moon. If the queen is out they should be willing to take 1 heart to stop a moon. Queen of spades has been played and another player has taken hearts and there ar...
by jbruch
Apr 11, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 44
Views: 1628240

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

I am okay with Ice's scoring suggestion and minimum games to be played on a monthly basis to qualify. The only potential issue with this scoring system is that toward the end of a game a player in 4th may determine they can't win and may play for 3rd rather than winning. I would go ahead with the ch...
by jbruch
Apr 04, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 44
Views: 1628240

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

Switching to a monthly rating system sounds like a good idea. I think it would be nice if there is some minimum number of games (15?) that needs to be played to be part of the rating system in a given month but I think it would also be good if the scoring system weighs quality of play more than freq...
by jbruch
Feb 09, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Happy Endings Abuser and Liar
Replies: 5
Views: 23688

Re: Happy Endings Abuser and Liar

I never had the pleasure of Happy quitting on me. I just recall Happy as a poor player. Was in a game with him and a player led hearts when no heart had been played yet which was required to lead hearts. After a couple of tricks no one had hearts left except the player with the lead. On the next tri...
by jbruch
Mar 21, 2020
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: pa this time.......
Replies: 1
Views: 27355

Re: pa this time.......

Was in a game with Pa today even though I had seen this post. Myself and the other 2 players were actually happy when he quit our game and was replaced by a BOT. The BOT was more effective at chasing low than Pa who had earlier let someone easily moon and take a commanding lead. Even Mathteacher who...
by jbruch
Sep 26, 2019
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Rankings calculation update (Sept 2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 87182

Re: Rankings calculation update (Sept 2019)

Aidan, The problem is not solved and for players new to the game it is only getting worse as the top scores increase. I don't understand what was wrong with the previous scoring system where it seemed scores could only go to a certain level. I recall that 1650 was a pretty good score and your score ...
by jbruch
Aug 24, 2019
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Scoring
Replies: 1
Views: 12175

Scoring

There was a string on scoring started by Aidan and it is now gone but I hope it is not too late for input. I don't support Naisaylam proposal. If a player wins at a 20% rate and plays more than 2X a player that wins at 40% they would have a higher level so that system rewards players for how frequen...
by jbruch
Feb 21, 2019
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Kirkwood got his feelings hurt and quit
Replies: 2
Views: 14833

Re: Kirkwood got his feelings hurt and quit

I never got around to posting my Kirkwood quitting story but I guess with all these posts I should share it. I have previously posted about his whining but did start playing with him again and was actually surprised that he no longer whined, at least when I was in the game. Was playing with Kirkwood...