Tuesday, September 3, 2013

new feature - no robots

I've gotten a number of complaints about the robot players at World of Card Games. For various reasons, some people would simply prefer to play at a table where robots are forbidden. (If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll get my reference when I say this reminds me of the Mos Eisley Cantina.)

Now there's a new option which will make such players happy! To use it, click on the "Options" button for your card game. The "Options" button is found in the lower left corner of each gold frame which surrounds the name of your card game. When you click it, you'll find that there's a new option called "Bots" (shorthand for "robots"). If you click the "No" radio button, you will be seated at a table where robots cannot be invited.

Keep in mind that there's a drawback to this option. It may take longer for your table to be filled with players, since some other players may have chosen "Yes," and you will never be seated at their table, even if it has openings.

The most flexible option to choose is "Either" - this seats you at any type of table (with regards to robots). This is the default option.

Aside from this new feature, there are a few minor changes.

There were some bugs related to "Going Alone" in Euchre which have now been fixed.

There are also a few new avatars, with an emphasis on marsupials, in a salute to our Australian friends!

PS - a little problem occurred during the update this afternoon which caused some players to be unable to log in. This has been fixed. Please let me know if you experience any new issues after the latest update.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the option and the update

I notice that there is an option on hearts for 1st round. I would like the first round option for spades as well, but others may disagree

Marya said...

Hi Stuart,

Apparently this is a variant of the rules of Spades which is sometimes used. It will probably take me a while to get around to adding this option, but I've added it to my to-do list.

Anyone else who would like this option added should vote here!


Unknown said...

thanks for all your work it is much appreciated

Anonymous said...

Great work, Marya - Thank you!
Thanks also for the profanity filter but I notice it doesn't work on registered user's names.

Marya said...

Hi bunny mummy!

As far as I can tell, it works on user's names in the nameplate, and also in the chat logs. The one place I didn't catch it is in the scoreboard - oh no! I will add this to my to-do list. Please let me know if you've noticed any other place where the user names are not being filtered.


Anonymous said...

You are right, I meant the scoreboard.