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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Official Dominion Strategy Podcast
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:10:28 am »
Have you guys made any more moves towards getting the podcast up on the iTunes store (where basically all podcast apps can get it from?) I love podcasts to listen to on commutes and in the lab off of my phone but I'm never going to sit in front of a computer and listen to an hour+ podcast on youtube.

Dominion League / Re: Season 20 - Results
« on: March 28, 2017, 06:41:47 am »
I will not join Season 21. Starting a new job want to focus on that. Will probably be back for Season 22 when things are settled.

Dominion League / Re: Season 20 - Results
« on: March 26, 2017, 04:59:31 pm »
Ravi 4 - Tufftaeh 2

Dominion League / Re: Season 20 - Results
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:37:35 am »
D4: Ravi 4 - The Do-Operator 2

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 - Results
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:52:48 pm »
in for 20

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 - Results
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:52:24 pm »

Ravi Vasudevan - Dunduks - 3-3

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 - Results
« on: February 05, 2017, 11:46:32 am »
Ravi Vasudevan - tufftaeh: 3-3

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 - Results
« on: January 23, 2017, 04:45:48 pm »
D4 ehunt 5 - Ravi Vasudevan 1

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 - Results
« on: January 19, 2017, 02:27:37 pm »
D4: sorawotobu - Ravi Vasudevan: 5-1

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 Dates & Discussion
« on: January 04, 2017, 09:31:08 am »
Not sure if this is the place to post but I think the league should have some policy on Undo. It could simply be to let the players deal with it however they want but maybe some guidelines can be set. I can see someone easily making a mistake for whatever reason and thinking it is reasonable to grant an undo but their opponent disagreeing.

Dominion League / Re: Season 19 - Signups
« on: December 21, 2016, 05:46:15 am »
I'll jump back in. Last time I was in (2 or 3 seasons ago) I was in the D division.

Europe/Amsterdam Timezone.

I won't be able to watch the stream, but am really eager to see what the new client looks like. Can you guys save the video (youtube maybe?) so people can watch after the stream?

I'm available to playtest. I have: Windows PC, iMac 2012 (macos Sierra), macbook pro 2009 (os x el capitan), iPad 4, iPad Air 2 that I can test on.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: New Promo Card
« on: October 14, 2016, 08:09:03 am »
My friend is headed to Essen tomorrow. Is there an English version of this card available there somewhere? He said he would pick one up for me, but from what I understand there will only be German and Finnish versions of the card there. When/where will the English version be available?

2016 DominionStrategy Championships / Re: Signups 2016 f.ds Championship
« on: September 16, 2016, 05:42:44 am »
In as Ravi Vasudevan

Dominion League / Re: Season 16 - Results
« on: August 21, 2016, 10:00:07 am »
I'm too busy in the next period, I will take this season 17 off and probably return in season 18.

Dominion League / Re: Season 16 - Results
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:32:58 pm »

Ravi Vasudevan - Dunduks: 3.5-2.5

Dominion League / Re: Season 16 - Results
« on: August 15, 2016, 05:25:56 pm »
Ravi Vasudevan - Mort: 5-1

Dominion League / Re: Season 16 - Results
« on: July 21, 2016, 04:45:15 pm »
Ravi Vasudevan - Micha1980: 2-4

Again, not trying to say anything bad about my opponent, just trying to laugh at my epic fail. It turns out that misclick game would have tied me on points for first in my division: - However, I think I would have only been boosted to 2nd based on the tiebreaker but I'm not sure exactly how that works out.

Dominion League / Re: Season 15 - Results
« on: June 14, 2016, 03:14:19 pm »
Ravi Vasudevan 3 - Joseph2302 3

Also in response to this not belonging in this subforum, the description states "Show off your epic wins, or laugh at your epic fails." I thought this was an epic fail of mine which is why I wanted to post it here.

Regardless of whether or not using the MF interface correctly is considered part of the game or not, this topic gives me a bad taste in my mouth.

As far as I see it, the Game Reports subforum is a place to share your interesting games with the rest of the community. Maybe because you want some insights from other players, maybe because you want to tell about an interesting card interaction, maybe because you just want to brag. And that's all completely fine.

This topic seems to be different though. You don't care about the game itself; it seems to be merely a complaint about how an error involving the interface cost you a game. And that's something that you already complained about in this season's discussion topic ( It kinda makes me wonder why you care so much about a single game. Are you trying to make your opponent feel bad? You say that you don't think he's a dick for not giving you the win, but you give off a vibe that says otherwise.

It also kinda makes me nervous because I still have to play against you this season. I hope you don't put me under this kind of pressure if you make another misclick.

On rereading what I have posted I think your concerns here are totally valid and I want to apologize for being a bit unclear here and giving off that vibe.  I repeatedly said that I don't have any ill will towards my opponent and I won't hold it against any future opponents if they do the same thing. It seems you have the order of my posts a bit incorrect so maybe that adds to the confusion. I actually posted this in Game Reports FIRST and then posted in the League Discussion since I was curious about how people in the league felt about it. This is how things went down:

1. This misclick sucked and it was a very different type of misclick than what I have done before (given that it stopped a forced win). Therefore I posted this in the general Game Reports section. The point of this post was just to vent about this misclick. In all responses I put up after that I think I defended my opponent's decision.

2. I linked to it in the Features thread of Dominion Online because I thought that really "Play All Treasures" is a misleading button title when it doesn't actually do that. I think a better title on the button or a change of color or something would be good when it doesn't actually play all of the treasures. This was genuinely an attempt to get SCSN and Stef to change the interface in a positive way.

3. This is where I think I may have gone wrong, but I then reposted a link in the League asking for people's opinions. I posted here right after I saw faust's post saying that he thinks it was unspirited for an opponent to not give someone a win when it is due to an interface error and not a playing error and the opponent had an obvious forced win so there was no question of victory afterward. I was genuinely curious as to what others playing the league would think of this situation and how they would respond and thought that it makes for a good topic on a forum about Dominion and the Dominion League. I wholeheartedly agree with what Stef posted in that misclicks are part of the game and that it is totally fine not to give an opponent a win just because they misclicked.

Given all of that, I can totally understand how this may seem like I was trying to shame my opponent or something and I really want to just clearly state that this was not my intention at all. I have played this opponent twice in league matches so far and have thoroughly enjoyed playing them both times. Please don't feel any pressure to resign on misclicks playing me or anyone else in the future, I just thought this made for interesting conversation and given some of the responses it seems that others enjoyed adding to it as well.

Honestly I feel pretty bad that future opponents in the league may think poorly of me because of my decision to post this. I just play this for fun, and talk about this game for fun. I hope that we can have some enjoyable matches in the future and that I don't make other players nervous about playing me because I brought this topic up.

Man, if there's a misclick early on or in the midgame, you just have to play it out, because it is unclear who will win and who would have won. But grabbing the win from someone who clearly had it in his final turn just because you can is a dick move, especially in a league game.

I don't know. On one hand, yeah I had the win and it was just a misclick. But I did make "a mistake". I considered asking him to resign, but I thought that would have been too contentious. I don't really think he is a dick for taking the win. Would have been REALLY spirited for him to give me the win, but kind of normal for him to keep the win off my mistake. Not really a dick move I think.
You could consider "not misclicking" to be a trait of a good player and therefore it's okay to take advantage of it.

After all, it's not divine intervention, simply a human error.

Well, I would like the best Dominion player to win, not the guy who's best at handling MFs mediocre interface. Because that's just a crutch. If that match happened IRL, then ravi would have won. I don't think a match's outcome should change based on the platform it's played on.

Well that's tough. He is "the better Dominion player" given that he is Level 39 and I am Level 35 on the gokosalvager leaderboard. So it's not about the better Dominion player, it is about who wins the games in that match. Luck can always make a weaker player beat a stronger player. Or just the fact that I am better at a few cards and am lucky that those cards showed up in the game we happened to play for this match.

As for whether I would win IRL, there are other variables as well. If there were no point counters would I remember that I had two estates and he had 0? Would I have seen that there were only 4 woodcutters left or bothered checking without the clear number to see?

Hard to tell. Like Stef said in the thread I posted in the League Board. He beat me at this online dominion match. We were competing in online dominion and the outcome was that I lost the game.

If he chose to give me the win I would have taken it and thanked him a lot. But I don't think he is obligated to, or that I should think poorly of him for not doing it.

I do like trying to think of what I would do in the situation. I think I would give the other player the win, but it's easier to say than to do.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: "Features" threads
« on: May 31, 2016, 10:32:49 am »
If the "Play All Treasures" Button does not actually play all your treasures, I think it should say so on the button very clearly. Maybe some type of color change or something. This was quite annoying:

Alternatively there could actually be a "Play All Treasures Button" with a cautious Treasures button in the normal place, but this one somewhere else. Sometimes I just want to play all my treasures including all alternate treasures.

Another solution I see for this would be to require the player to click on a Begin Buying button before starting to buy anything. This would also prevent stuff like that example you noted in the other thread about Swindling the opponent's Estate, as well as cases of buying Borrow before playing your treasures.

I think the simpler solution is to have the '+' button on swindler be a different color than the '+' button when you gain cards yourself. In fact you could have a different color for gaining, buying, and sending cards to your opponent. (not sure how many other mechanics I'm missing that are unique here, so there may not be enough colors for all of them).

There's also Contraband, Embargo, placing tokens (Teacher, Pathfinding, Seaway, Lost Arts, Training, Ferry, Plan), Inheritance and probably more.

Hmm for those, the icon shouldn't even have a '+', in my opinion, since you aren't adding the card to a deck. Maybe for the tokens, little tokens could be on each pile and you click on the token to add it there. For contraband, you could have a red 'x' instead of a '+' or something like that.

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