Sunday, December 14, 2014

site is back up, and there's a new feature - redeal in spades

The server is now up and humming again at World of Card Games! Sorry for the interruption in service.

A new feature has been added to the Spades game. If a player leaves the game, the remaining (human) players are given the opportunity to fold their hand and re-deal. All current tricks taken and bids made are wiped away - the hand is effectively a do-over.

To make this happen, all players must agree to re-deal by clicking the "redeal" message box, which appears in the upper left corner. Redeals are allowed a maximum of 5 times per game.

redeal link in upper left corner
This is a new, experimental feature. As always, feedback is welcome. In particular, if you notice any problems, please let me know.

[Edit: as of December 27, 2015, you are given 30 seconds to vote for a redeal.]


no bots plz said...

This sounds like a much needed feature, especially for the public tables when people get mad and leave a mess. Thank you for all you do for us. I encourage everyone to read and respond to the blogs. They are an important tool for the betterment of the site.

Marya said...

Thanks! Time will tell if, and how much, it helps.

Anonymous said...

i think it will help tremendously - thank you marya

Anonymous said...

First of all, I love the idea. 2 issues I noticed since its debut.
- The redeal message doesnt stay up long enough - as soon as another player or a bot takes the chair, and this can happen too quickly for any discussion, the message is gone.
- Nil Saboteurs are not affected, because until the hand is at least partially played out, it will not be noticed.
What are your thoughts, Marya, on the Redeal remaining throughout the affected hand?

Marya said...

I will consider leaving the redeal option up, even when someone fills the seat. I will wait for more feedback before tinkering with this any further... it did take me quite some time to get this feature to work, and I'd like to find out how useful it is before changing anything about it. In addition, my next project is to add a new game, so any other changes will have to wait till I am done with that!