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by Aidan
Jun 08, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

If all the tricks will be taken lay the cards down regardless if the queen has not been played. Stop the stupid delay just prior to the playing of the queen of spades.
Sounds good - will look into it.
by Aidan
Jun 05, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Banned for quitting?!
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Banned for quitting?!

It could be, but it also be that people are chatting more because the game has frozen? or not?
by Aidan
Jun 03, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Banned for quitting?!
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Banned for quitting?!

The chatting should not affect things in any way. However who knows I could be wrong. You should be able to login now - I'm not sure why you can't - I've cleared the ban. I've noticed a freeze situation that can occur when passing cards and will have a fix for that. Still logs would help so keep tha...
by Aidan
Jun 03, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Banned for quitting?!
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Banned for quitting?!

Ok you should be able to login again now. Knowing in what situation the game freeze's would help me fix the problem for the upcoming version 3. Or the next time you get a freeze, when you are back in the main menus, go to the about -> logs section and copy the logs and paste them here. I'll look int...
by Aidan
Jun 02, 2021
Forum: Xbox Support
Topic: Achievements not unlocking
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Achievements not unlocking

Version 7.85 just released has a "Sync." button in the Awards section within the game. Press it and see how you get on - hopefully it will fix the issue.
by Aidan
Jun 02, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Frozen games
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Frozen games

I think the original post was talking about freezing during play, not in the lobby.

The "sleep" feature in the lobby is something that will probably be removed for the next version.
by Aidan
May 31, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Frozen games
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Frozen games

The game tries to unfreeze itself in situations where network problems can cause communication to get disrupted. I've noticed one situation where this does not work and will be fixed up in version 3 - it happens when passing is complete and players are accepting the passed cards. If freezes happen e...
by Aidan
Apr 28, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

All points of view are valid. However HowCoolIsThat and others, the chat menu option is going to be in V3, but also the free chat option will be available so you should be able to still chat freely with those who want to chat freely. You will also be able to ask people to turn on the free chat from ...
by Aidan
Apr 27, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

making the game more difficult for the average user The idea is to make it a bit more like real life play, not more difficult. Skill should always be rewarded whenever possible. making the game more difficult will drive yet more away I don't think so. I think the main problem is the abuse and the r...
by Aidan
Apr 27, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

could be to show a little icon that remembers the last pass
I was going to implement some pass direction arrow anyways so I'll probably extend this to either leave the pass direction arrow displayed or add some way that it can be shown again if desired.
by Aidan
Apr 26, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

I've noticed now that I show the current hand scores during play. I'm surprised I implemented this, as part of the skill of the game is to remember who has taken points and who has not, and this takes that skill aspect away. Maybe an option for this is needed? Or not?
by Aidan
Apr 25, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

Here's a suggestion: can you link all of the players in the game to the server in such a way that it's not dependent on the host to keep everyone connected. When a player who is not the host gets disconnected (or quits), a bot comes in. However, when the host gets disconnected (or quits), the game ...
by Aidan
Apr 21, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Improving the Bots
Replies: 5
Views: 2507

Re: Version 3 - Improving the Bots

Excellent - this is what I need. Please keep the points coming.
by Aidan
Apr 21, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

By the time a player reads through Aidan's menu of chat topics and decides which is the most appropriate for the occasion, the player will be timed out. I don't agree with this. The menu items are all grouped for easy access (e.g. connection -> invite -> "invite me please"), and the more you use it...
by Aidan
Apr 18, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 - Suggestions

Sorry but reducing / eliminating all abuse is a priority in this release. I do understand your point but you are not the one that gets the emails etc. about abuse all the time. Also people are leaving the game totally due to abuse and this is not acceptable. The only question really for me at this s...
by Aidan
Apr 17, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Improving the Bots
Replies: 5
Views: 2507

Version 3 - Improving the Bots

For those who have played against the bots frequently, can you please point out the worst plays they make so I can try and get some fixes in for the upcoming Version 3.

I don't have time to play against them myself so I need some help to get them to play better.

Thanks!
by Aidan
Apr 17, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

So players would be able to turn chat off No, I don't intend to implement the ability to turn off or hide the chat. And going back to the "Free Text Chat" point I made above, this is something that will be enabled or disabled for all players alike. Enabled if all players agree, disabled for all if ...
by Aidan
Apr 16, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

I for one would like to see the ability to chat continue. The chat menu selection will be quite extensive. But I understand your point. Well the only way to keep this going would be to have a "Free Text Chat" option available that all players would have to enable before or during a match. This woul...
by Aidan
Apr 16, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

There will be some way to see and change cards before you pass them, possibly as in the way you have shown.

The rules idea is also a good one - I'll look into it.

The hands history is something new. What is this exactly? To be able to see all previous rounds in the hand? Or something else?
by Aidan
Apr 13, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Cribbage
Topic: Screen freezes on "Cut for the starter card"
Replies: 1
Views: 2261

Re: Screen freezes on "Cut for the starter card"

Sure send on the images (aidan at grassgames dot com) and I'll have a look into the problem.
by Aidan
Apr 13, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

I'd like to see all rules (or only "Shoot the moon") of actual match during entire game. I often saw many players make unnecessary moons when the rule was "Old Moon".
You can check the rules if you press Escape or the 'Menu' button during play - is that not enough?
by Aidan
Apr 13, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

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by Aidan
Apr 13, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

The new chat is nearly implemented and soon I'll be starting on the new avatars system, then the updates to the scoring system will be done.

It'll be a month or two before things are ready.

All points are being read and taken into consideration so keep them coming.
by Aidan
Apr 04, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

Ok sounds interesting. Any ideas then on how to implement quality of play vs. frequency of play?
by Aidan
Apr 04, 2021
Forum: GrassGames' Hearts
Topic: Version 3 - Suggestions
Replies: 51
Views: 13464

Re: Version 3 Suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions. Some at least will be implemented. V3 updates so far: 1) The chat system is going to be updated to an extensive menu selection - this is already in progress. I understand that some people won't be happy with this, but others will. 2) The avatar system will be updated too ...