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Thanks for your quick response, and your explanation.
Your explanation does make sense.  I was soooo baffled when I saw that!

I did screen shot it.  But the site won't take my screen shot because the file is too big.  I don't know how to make it small enough to upload.  My file in a png file.   Would it get smaller if I just saved it as some other kind of format?
(meaning, if I "re-saved as" to a different file type?  - and if so, what file type would be small enough?)

Around 4:00 AM NE US time, I went to the Inn and saw what appeared to be someone playing Hanamikoji against themself.

Mocha Y. was playing vs Mocha Y.

How in the world can this happen??

I attempted to attach a screenshot, but it might have been too large a file.   
I don't know how to reduce it.  If someone can instruct me how to make my png file fit, or how to convert it to something that will fit, I would much appreciate it.

Tips, polls, updates / Re: Restrict tables by rating
« on: 15/10/20, 03:42am »
I like the idea of being able to select a range, or a minimum or maximum score.  The minimum would be very helpful for some of the daily quests. 
But I think the minimums should apply to bots as well. 
There have been times I was trying to complete a daily quest that had a minimum, and I ended up with a bot way below my level and below the minimum required for the quest. 
That's really annoying.

I think that might be more of a problem for US players, because once the Europeans log off for the night, there are usually less humans available.

World, castle, market... / Re: Customize the castle?
« on: 24/07/20, 04:50am »

While I am temporarily famous   

You gave me a big grin. 
So I'm sending one back to you.

I have to agree with Alex.   It has been a long standing practice that when someone goes off the deep end and fills the chat with vulgarity or hateful comments, numerous members have taken it upon themselves to clean up the chat by bumping the offending comments up and out of view. 

I personally appreciate it when a member does this, because when I come here for a visit, I prefer not to be assaulted by offensive chat.  Any time I see the jibberish bumps, I feel like the community is looking out for each other.   
I can't believe that anyone wants to come here to be assaulted by vulgarity and hate.

I'm horrified to hear that Alex has been banned for protecting the rest of us from a horribly enturbulating visit.

Please reconsider his ban.

Also - please be clear on what the official policy is. 

Are we to understand that if someone has gone off the rails in chat, that the rest of us have to sit by helplessly and put up with this garbage?  That stuff can sit out there for quite a long time before an admin notices and does something about it.

If I were at a party, and someone had too much to drink and the host or hostess did nothing to handle the situation, I certainly would not sit around putting up with that.  I tend to think of this site as similar to being at a casual party.  I really will not want to be here either, if admin is not only not cleaning up the chat, but is punishing community members who attempt to take what little corrective measures are available to the general community.

So, more senior admin - please clarify this issue.

Alex, you have my full sympathies for your predicament. 

Further, you have my respect and gratitude for trying to make this a more pleasant environment for all of us.
Thank you.

Or a a way to find a particular person's posts?

I just tried to search on my name, but it only brought up posts where someone had used my name in a post.  It did not bring up any posts I had previously made.

Thanks Brian.
That helps a lot.

I misunderstood what the stars meant.  I thought more stars meant you could earn more stars from those challenges.  Turns out that's just the opposite of what it meant.

Thanks to your kind explanation, I now have a new Meeple.   :)

Stars are gained in training.

Sometimes they are.
Sometimes they aren't.

That's what confusing.

Raging Bulls / How do we gain Meeples in Raging Bull?
« on: 16/06/20, 03:28am »
I see the thing where it say x/y = next meeple.
But I can't find a way to consistently change x.

I just had a draw against an oppo who was slightly higher ranked than I was.
I gained +0.01 points
I began the match at 1695.
After "gaining" 0.01 points, my new rating dropped to 1694.
I tried to attach a screenshot, but got an error.  It says my file size is too large, and I don't remember how to reduce files.

I do understand that the rating points are rounded, and sometimes a rating we see is rounded up.  So I realize that my starting 1695 might have actually been something like 1694.5, or 1694.6 ...etc all the way up to 1694.9

But what I don't understand is how in the world can I add to that original rating and it ends up rounding lower???

Say I was the bare minimum to round up of 1694.5, after the game it would be 1694.6.
1694.6  should still round up to 1695.

Why did the game suddenly round down?

Siberia the card game / Re: Siberia Deck Makeup
« on: 20/05/20, 05:23pm »
Thanks for the clarification. 

I did not realize that you were using a plural "you".  I thought it was singular.  So the 10 workers did not make sense.  But given you meant all of the spots on the board.  Now it does.

Once again, thanks for the clarification.   :D

Siberia the card game / Re: Siberia Deck Makeup
« on: 18/05/20, 04:21pm »
Thanks!  I had wondered this before as well.

FYI, I believe Stuart's message refers to all cards in the game.  The 5 investor, 8 seller, and 10 worker cards are the ones you use to show which investors, sellers, and workers you currently have in play.

I don't quite understand this.  It almost makes sense to me.  But the counting seems inconsistent.

Yes, it is possible to have to have 5 investors and 8 sellers in play.  But it's only possible to have 5, not 10 workers in play.

Or if you are saying it took 10 workers to fill up the 5 worker spots, then to be consistent it would have to read:
10 investors, 16 sellers, 10 workers. 
But you can't really go by that option because any of them could be used as wild cards.  So you might not have played 10 workers to fill up the 5 worker spots.  Same for any of the others.

Can you clarify this for me?

Siberia the card game / Re: Siberia Deck Makeup
« on: 17/05/20, 05:51pm »
These numbers don't seem to have any relevance:
 10 worker cards
    8 seller cards
    5 investor cards

I played a game in training, keeping careful count of every human card I saw (either that I drew or that I saw the bot discard), during the first pass through the draw pile.  I got the following results:

19 workers seen
20 salesmen seen
18 investors seen

Given that my opponent bot probably did not show me all of his cards, I'm guessing that the count on the action cards are equal.

In other words:
20 workers
20 salesmen
20 investors

Siberia the card game / Re: Siberia Deck Makeup
« on: 17/05/20, 03:31pm »
Nope, looks like I'm wrong, too.

I just started a game.  From what I can see, there are:

 36 resource cards
But, there are a total of 60 cards between the opponent, myself and the draw pile.   These 60 cards can be either workers, sellers or investors. 

So maybe the numbers by the human cards are simply the proportion of each within the 60.
Very confusing.

That would make it something like
26 workers
21 salesmen
13 investors
60 total human (or action) type cards

Siberia the card game / Re: Siberia Deck Makeup
« on: 17/05/20, 03:02pm »
G'day.  Well, apparently, the actual card game has a distribution as follows:

    60 action cards
    36 resource cards
    10 worker cards
    8 seller cards
    5 investor cards
    1 direction card

Total: 120 cards

But you say that there are only 60 cards in the deck?  I'd presume that it'd be half those quantities, but then you can't have 2.5 investor cards.  Or is it a 60-card deck per player?  Also, if there are five resources, as you say, then there also must be some uneven distribution of them, as obviously 5 doesn't go into 36 exactly, but I've no idea about any of it, sorry.  I hope that this might go at least some of the way to helping you though.



Stuart, you misunderstand the distribution.   There are 60 total cards in the deck.  You list refers to 60 action cards as if they are a separate category.  But they are not.  Your list should look like:

60 action cards with the following distribution:
    36 resource cards
    10 worker cards
    8 seller cards
    5 investor cards
    1 direction card

(Though it would probably more correct to say that there are 59 action cards and 1 direction card, because you can't do anything with the "direction card".  Or maybe there are 60 action cards PLUS the direction card.  On the computer I can't really tell if this thing is a card, or simply a marker on the board.)

I hope this clarifies the count and distribution.  (Though, in all honesty, I have not counted out these cards myself.  So though I find this same distribution listed when I google the question of Siberia Card, deck distribution.  I have not confirmed this is accurate.  Somehow 5 investor cards seems a bit low.  I'm pretty sure I've had games that started with a lot of investor cards allowing me to tag 3 or 4 of the spots without having to resort to a wild card build by using 2 other cards.)

Now I'm really curious.  I'm not sure we can see enough of the opponents cards as they are played to get a good idea of if these numbers are correct.  Maybe that helpful little screen we can pop up to see the remaining vs played cards would clarify it.

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