Kelly
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Playing anyone but the bot

Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:21 pm

When I log on the box appears in the middle of the board. I have only 2 choices: cancel or play the bot. I'd like to have the option to play anyone else.

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greedyG
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:32 pm

a future version of Greedyammon will have player vs player again but for now there is only bot games. But don't worry, bot games are fun with the new dice roll algorithm that increases your win rate to the same as playing a human. It is turned on by default for players with rating less than 1750. Try it. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I had a lot of fun playing it until my rating reached 1750 and then it was back to regular dice which is not as much fun but for advanced players bot games are still enjoyable.
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

Kelly
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:15 am

There are only 2 members above 1750! I'd much rather play a person even though the machine rolls the dice.

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greedyG
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:22 am

Kelly wrote:There are only 2 members above 1750! I'd much rather play a person even though the machine rolls the dice.


This rating list is not actual players online. It is only there for reference. GreedyGammon is currently an offline player with bot only games. It does not connect to any server so there is no way to play with other players. But since most people who hate playing the bot is because it is too strong and wins too many games, I have fixed that so that anyone with rating below 1750 will win more games. So you see.. the bot does actually cheat after all but it is in YOUR favor :D
So you have no excuse not to play the bot. You have a world class player to practice against. If you need to reset your rating back to 1500 to play with the "enhanced" dice, you can do that by edit the file playerlistr.txt in the documents greedyg folder.

179150~Kelly~1406~United States

change to

150000~Kelly~1406~United States
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

Kelly
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:55 pm

Ok, fair enough

Kelly
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:18 pm

Ok, I've been playing the bot with "non-enhanced" dice for a while. Frankly, it's boring. When do you see yourself opening this site up to playing other people?

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greedyG
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:47 pm

Kelly wrote:Ok, I've been playing the bot with "non-enhanced" dice for a while. Frankly, it's boring. When do you see yourself opening this site up to playing other people?


I play GG everyday about 10 3 pt matches. My rating is hovering around 1770-1800. I had a couple of "World Class" rated games today. I thoroughly enjoy it. :D

I will however admit that playing real people is more exciting.

I have some ideas about making a peer to peer version but that won't happen for a while as I am in the middle of relocating.

Is FIBS still around? That used to have some pretty good players. I used to play on pogo.com too, if you get up to 2000+ there are some decent players there.
Maybe there are even some sites that we don't know about yet. Ask around in RGB or bgonline.

Most players on GreedyG when it was online were playing bots and it really didn't get any traction as far as player vs player goes.
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

Kelly
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:05 am

Do you know of a forum where one can search out players that get together and play live and in person?

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greedyG
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Re: Playing anyone but the bot

Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:12 am

Kelly wrote:Do you know of a forum where one can search out players that get together and play live and in person?



You could try http://www.chicagopoint.com/usaclubs.html
Backgammon is a luck/skill game similar to card games like poker and gin rummy. Estimating and maximizing your winning probability is key
http://www.download-texas-holdem-poker.com

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