The cards are in fact random and we've gone to great lengths to make it so.Gart wrote:Well, to be honest with you, I have no problems with them programming the random deal generator any way they want. But if they do, they should at least advertise something like:
"Play EUCHRE: for those that love loners and don't really want to use any skill but want to win anyway"
"Who needs random cards? Let the computer decides who wins"
If they just truthfully advertised that the site is for players that just want to socialize and have fun and that the skill has been taken out of the game so it's "fun", then that's fine. But to advertise it like it's the "real" thing....that definitely ain't the case.
The problem however is that it might not feel real, and we're pondering having a mode that "feels real" even though it would be not actually random but instead we would just look for hands that are Unfun, or would feel unfair, and kick them out and redeal.
Obviously we would still keep a the true random deals, but one could opt to choose this more smoothed out distribution.
So basically we're saying that the dealing we have now is accurate and correct mathematically/statically. However, we would be willing to try to make an option to make it fell more fair for folks that don't like the brutality of random.
I will say on the record that we absolutely do not do underhanded things to prevent folks from doing well.
We do not plant loners or what not.
We don't target cards to certain players or seats.
Just wanted to make sure we're clear on that.
Its being technically as fair as possible is why we have been uneasy to even do the idea of the throwing out of odd hands, its potentially biasing, and thats something that we don't want to do. that said, the idea that we have wouldn't have any concept of who gets what cards, it would purely be checking the odds of a hand, and reshuffling if if the odds where beyond a certain threshold.