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Re: Lost onnections, ping timeouts, and "time's up" David Green Wed Jun 10 17:00:41 2009

I looked at the logs, and your last move took 23 seconds, and then you
ran out of time... If your device said different, it could have been a
display issue... The phone tries to synchronize its clock with the
server to provide accurate times despite of latency etc, and might
have failed at that... Has anyone else experienced this issue?


On Jun 10, 11:46 am, Robustus XXIII <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Still loving the game.  I have grown so accustomed to the online play
> that I was surprised to find so few similar apps when I searched for
> online checkers and backgammon. And those that were available had a
> lot of very bad reviews.  Made me appreciate iReversi all the more.
> The one frustrating thing for me is the many points I lose because of
> technical problems. I experience a lot of lost connections and ping
> timeouts.  This morning a new problem cropped up when I lost two games
> via "time's up" even though I had plenty of time left on the play
> clock (see screenshots:
> Including the points I didn't get for the wins I think I would have
> scored, these tech problems cost me better than 20 points--a _big_
> drop that will take many games to recoup.
> I assume that disconnections are counted as losses because (a) some
> players would intentionally disconnect rather than take a loss and (b)
> you can't tell these from connection losses due to tech problems.  I
> understand the logic, but I wonder if there might be some alternative
> solution that does not unfairly penalize players who _don't_ quit mid-
> game but who do experience regular connection losses.
> All in all, I really enjoy the tournament play and the ranking
> system.  But I'm starting to lean toward turning off ratings just
> because of the frustration associated with slowly building my score,
> only to have it plummet as a result of technical difficulties.
> Best,
> Robustus XXIII
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