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bobbylasagna
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How come players can just stretch out the game forcing you to quit? Sun, 21 December 2014 03:19
Today I blocked someone causing them to effectively lose the game. The only problem is, instead of finishing or dropping out, they just stretched out their turns.

I didn't think that would work, as I thought Direct Bot would take over after an unreasonable amount of time. But this guy was able to make each turn last about ten minutes or so.

So, he didn't lose the points he should have, and I didn't gain the points I should have because I dropped out (unwilling to wait the hour or two it would have taken to finish at the rate he was going.)

How did he do it? And is there a way to stop it?
      
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Re:How come players can just stretch out the game forcing you to quit? Sun, 21 December 2014 17:03
You can avoid him/her in the future by putting him/her on your "Ignore" list.

Deliberate stalling is an offense against the rules of DoW. It's explicitly mentioned in the Terms of Use; you can refer to that if someone does it again.

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Re:How come players can just stretch out the game forcing you to quit? Fri, 09 January 2015 20:12
bobbylasagna wrote on Sat, 20 December 2014 21:19

Today I blocked someone causing them to effectively lose the game. The only problem is, instead of finishing or dropping out, they just stretched out their turns.

I didn't think that would work, as I thought Direct Bot would take over after an unreasonable amount of time. But this guy was able to make each turn last about ten minutes or so.

So, he didn't lose the points he should have, and I didn't gain the points I should have because I dropped out (unwilling to wait the hour or two it would have taken to finish at the rate he was going.)

How did he do it? And is there a way to stop it?



I am not sure I understand

What do you mean blocked?

What was the reason for your action against this player?
      
Jeronimon
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Re:How come players can just stretch out the game forcing you to quit? Sat, 10 January 2015 08:21
tank commander wrote on Fri, 09 January 2015 20:12

bobbylasagna wrote on Sat, 20 December 2014 21:19

Today I blocked someone causing them to effectively lose the game. The only problem is, instead of finishing or dropping out, they just stretched out their turns.

I didn't think that would work, as I thought Direct Bot would take over after an unreasonable amount of time. But this guy was able to make each turn last about ten minutes or so.

So, he didn't lose the points he should have, and I didn't gain the points I should have because I dropped out (unwilling to wait the hour or two it would have taken to finish at the rate he was going.)

How did he do it? And is there a way to stop it?



I am not sure I understand

What do you mean blocked?

What was the reason for your action against this player?


I think the poster refers to Ticket to Ride, in that game is is possible to "block" certain routes by taking them. Some of the Ticket to Ride players frown upon blocking, and see it as bad sportsmanship. The designer of the game himself however feels blocking is just one of te strategic choices you have in the game.

In answer to the opening question.
To my knowledge there is no way to counter such behavior, and it seems that in the Ticket to ride community there are some players who choose to play with questionable behavior. Just put them on your ignore list and move one.


Since we are in the general discussion part of the forum I might add: try out Memoir 44 online. The community there has a much (really much) friendlier atmosphere than the TTR community and the players are more helpful.


Good luck with TTR and maybe see you around in Memoir.

It might be a good idea to pose your TTR questions in the TTR section of the forum also. Wink
      
    
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