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Androxylo: Happy hours on Dragon (2006-07-04 06:36) [#1776]

Hi folks,

I want to propose if we can introduce so-called "happy hours" on DGS so that we get more fun playing and also make more moves.

What is happy hour? It is when a significant amount of Dragon players are sitting in front of their computer (possibly with a glass of beer) and play Go on DGS. During this hour the pending games will progress faster, and you will get, well, more fun :-)

If just 2 or 3 of your opponents will participate in a happy hour together with you, you will have the opportunity to make from 10 to 20 moves in each game, possibly a 100 of moves for the hour.

Why you don't just play a game on IGS? I'm a father, and I have no idea what will happen in 30 minutes. I had to surrender many games on IGS just because I can't play anymore. On DGS, I just terminate my happy hour, well, early.

Can we chat to see who's there? Yes, please propose the best chat mechanism to make a virtual community during the happy hour. I think we can use the chat capabilities of Kiseido, i.e. have a separate Dragon chat room at KGS.

When happy hour will happen? We have many players from all around the globe, and they have different time preferences. I think 5 hours per week will be good enough, some of them in the morning, some in the evening. Let discuss that.

In short, the happy hour is: chat, beer and Go :-)

axd: Re: Happy hours on Dragon (2006-07-04 12:54) [#1777]

Even in the light of the current DGS forum bugs, I think it is better to discuss such issues on the DGS forum, rather than here. Actually I posted an [ext] open message to Eric about the forum bugs, among others...

Time on DGS is an inherently different concept than on real-time servers. If want to make more moves, just open more games?

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