Opinion: 24 hours isn't long enough for ranked play

  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Especially on the weekends, this can be a burden. Somebody played their turn at 8pm on Friday night. I didn’t have time all day on Saturday to play, until 9pm but I lost the entire ranked game because I jumped on 1 hour too late. Since there is no way to play mobile, I think 24 hours is too short. I think there should be a 24 warning + 12 hours to complete your turn.

    There should also be a way to request an extension from your opponent or maybe you get 2 free extensions per game.

  • 2019

    Being self-employed I have a lot of schedule flexibility; however, there are times when I must travel. That puts enormous pressure on me to find time to complete a turn. I don’t need additional distractions on the road - ya know? Something other than a hard 24 hour deadline would be appreciated.

  • Originally it was 12 hours (since we had received so much feedback about wanting a “live” game experience) but, we found 12 hours to be far too aggressive and 24 felt a lot better. We want Ranked/Ladder games to feel important and having a more aggressive time frame on there felt like a good way to go about that. I wouldn’t ever say never, but there aren’t currently any plans to adjust the timer from beyond 24 hours.

  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    I’m sure all you have to do is look at how many abandoned vs. completed games you have in ranked play. So far, I’ve yet to finish a Ranked game. I’ve played 6, and accidentally abandoned one myself.

    I think it’s a problem. How can it be ranked if the games never actually finish? Maybe I’m the anomaly where 100% of my games ended in timeouts.

    The most recent one was still effectively tied but they didn’t get their turn in time and I’m the winner? 😕

  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Cool, cool, cool. I just lost my second game because of my incompetence at remembering when I had to get my round done by. I missed it by 40 minutes.

    I’m having a good fun game that’s not ranked. It’ll be hard to match that game. I might just chill on the ranked games for a long while.

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