Connection indication [#504]
22.214.171.124: Connection indication
(2009-04-30 00:04) [#1771]
It seems that it's possible now to loose connection, but see the opponent's time ticking away so you don't notice. Especially if you expect the other guy to think for a while, this can be a total mood spoiler... At a certain point the JAVA client indicates 0:00 time for your opponent, you're thinking "oh well... i was in a won position anyway...", then it appears that YOU lost connection and YOU lost on time.
The solution is sooooo simple: let the JAVA client ping the server every 1 or 2 or 5 seconds and have an indicator that shows whether you're connected or not... Saves a lot of trouble!
Comments to hjpoell(at)hotmail.com plz...
: Re: Connection indication
(2006-09-09 05:52) [#2174]
I have to agree. This is probably my biggest complaint about KGS.
126.96.36.199: Connection indication [#504]
(2009-04-29 21:02) [#6007]
Shouldn't this be in the article, instead of the discussion page?
Sounds reasonable. But, it might also take a while for the server to realize the client lost a connection. So, it would still be possible to lose time, or lose on time. The server and client should both periodically query the other. When a disconnect is detected, the server should store the game with the time remaining on the client's clocks as of the time of last confirmation of connection.