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by Luna
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: food for thought on how your playing
Replies: 38
Views: 11196

I did not say "we've survived because of how we play here".... I said maybe the reason this site has survived is because of those differences that these people love to complain about... no one has put a gun to anyone's head and forced them to logon to Hardwood's server... at least I hope not... ---...
by Luna
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: food for thought on how your playing
Replies: 38
Views: 11196

Spots is definitely an internet phenomenon. When playing in the real world this would take a longer time to score the game and most don't due it. However, it certainly has altered the game from its original intent (not that that is wrong!). Lately, people have been setting up 200 point, no shoot ga...
by Luna
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Are we kids or adults
Replies: 28
Views: 8911

It's this mentality that people should hit low when you otherwise have a chance to win the game... It just doesn't make sense. If you have the game won, DO IT! It's mind boggling that people get upset when you try to win. Yeah!!! And (LOL) to make it WORSE, I was expected to hit low when low was ME...
by Luna
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: food for thought on how your playing
Replies: 38
Views: 11196

this is not ' the Zone', nor is it one of a half dozen other sites that have shut down... and I, for one, am tired of the refugees coming here and complaining that 'this' was better.. or 'that' was different... then sit in the lobby saying ' I miss 'such and such' site... maybe the reason this site...
by Luna
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: food for thought on how your playing
Replies: 38
Views: 11196

Award points to only the winner and Im sure you would find a huge difference in the way certain people play. Above all things else, this is a game, a game of enjoyment and hobby. Change the present settings and you change the atmosphere. (i happen to love the atmosphere here the way it is and alway...
by Luna
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: 1st Place Only
Replies: 18
Views: 7036

Luna, you don't see how a member of a winning team can LOSE rating points? Well, look at the example you used (yeah, I know, it's singles, but the theory is still the same...) If the 4th place player has had, say, a 1200 rating (yeah, I know, that's stretching it a bit...) and the 2nd place finishe...
by Luna
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: 1st Place Only
Replies: 18
Views: 7036

. 3rd places loses points to 1st and 2nd, and gains points from 4th. Depending on the rating differences sometimes 3rd doesnt lose points. I've never seen 3rd gain even a point, but I suppose if 3rd place was signicantly lower rated then the other 3 players maybe he could gain a few points. 4th los...
by Luna
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Are we kids or adults
Replies: 28
Views: 8911

I've always felt that people act like children when playing online. People say things to opponents that would get them a stern warning, a penalty, or a DQ in live play. Somehow people think that hiding behind the keyboard at their computer at home gives them the right to say things that they would n...
by Luna
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: 1st Place Only
Replies: 18
Views: 7036

Right now, EVERYONE is awarded points (either positive or negative) based on their relative finishing position and calculated using a formula based on the ratings of the other players. If EVERYONE other than 1st got the SAME rating points award, that would go completely against HW's system of award...
by Luna
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: "There was a time"
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Thanks for the history lesson. I'm sorry I didnt know about the New England Hearts Players Association when I was going to prep school and college in New England in the early and mid 70s. I played hearts all the time back then with friends. Though I hate to admit it we got our jollies out of putting...
by Luna
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: 1st Place Only
Replies: 18
Views: 7036

1st-place-only (FPO) would be a GREAT option IF it could be assigned a separate rating. As I described in another thread, imagine a player playing, say, 500 games with FPO. Let's say that he WINS 25% of those games. He gains rating points for 125 games, and LOSES rating points for 375 games. Now, l...
by Luna
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Look Maw! I got SECOND place!
Replies: 18
Views: 6412

Yes I agree tester, first is the object after that it is not finishing last is the goal. I will always do this best I can except when playing my son in chess and only because he is still learning the game and needs the time playing to see the strat. throughout a game. At 9 he is very good player (p...
by Luna
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Basic Hearts
Replies: 17
Views: 6563

...Sorry, Mr Nut. AIN'T gonna happen! If HW keeps a rating system (and WITHOUT it the online game would not attract many people!) then it is going to HAVE to continue to reward 2nd and 3rd place finishers. It may indeed not happen. Yes, ratings is an attraction. No it does not HAVE to reward 2nd an...
by Luna
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Look Maw! I got SECOND place!
Replies: 18
Views: 6412

The online rating system is flawed which causes people to play differently than a "live" game. I think if truth be told....online players actually play for 1st or 2nd place; because both win. maybe so... but if not for current rating system, many would quit when in the impossible position .... but ...
by Luna
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Look Maw! I got SECOND place!
Replies: 18
Views: 6412

I looked at my own record, and I buck the trend of more 2nds then 3rd or 4th. LOOK MAW I GOT LAST! 1st: 53 2nd: 44 3rd: 64 4th: 82 Either I really s**k at this game, or I'm blind to my chances of still winning. :lol: Though I do find that many of those 4ths come in close games where less then 10 poi...