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Requesting abort at the last leg of the game
Posted by Charmeuse (moderator) 26 Mar 2017 11:23am

I was playing with [edited out by moderator] today, at the last leg of the game where we were at 102/108, she asked for an abort. This is not the first time she had request for an abort at this late stage of the game, afraid to lose. To all those people who has habitually done so, please, have some sportsmanship. If you are so afraid to lose your money, DON'T PLAY! This is worse than hit and run!

Please report any unsportsmanlike behavior to us via Contact Us
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 26 Mar 2017 11:35am

We assume that you have refused the abort request. Please report any unsportsmanlike behavior to us via Contact Us.

Posted by LADY_AWE (VIP) 26 Mar 2017 12:56pm

I too frequently run across players who offer aborting at the most inappropriate times. If the score is close, I just laugh to myself and decline. But when they are obviously losing ... beware and be prudent. In [backgammon] multiple point matches, they will offer the abort hoping you mistake it for a doubling proffer and automatically accept it! Next thing you know, game over and you were ahead!!! The only call-out that is appropriate is professional sportsmanship. It can be a rare find at times.

Posted by Charmeuse (VIP) 26 Mar 2017 3:19pm

Yes, I can refuse the request, but it really interrupt my concentration. It's not fair at all. I have reported people numerous times already, nothing has been done at all because I kept seeing people playing after. Why don't GC switch off that option? It's silly to abort a money game, you agree to go in, it's a contract to finish it.

Multiple Reasons for Abort
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 26 Mar 2017 4:53pm

Ability to ask for abort is there for a reason.

When someone is close to losing and keeps offering an abort - that's, obviously, unsportsmanlike and malicious. We warn and punish such players.

Sometimes, though, we may tend to attribute malicious intent where there is none: in a more or less equal situation, an opponent asking for abort may about to have some external emergency event and may have to leave because of ... phone, boss, dog, fire, etc.

An experienced opponent may also regard an abort offer in a mutually risky situation in end-game as something akin to offering a draw in chess.

Some would scoff at such draw offer even in a chess game, yet, such offers are a legitimate part of the game.

Posted by Charmeuse (VIP) 26 Mar 2017 5:33pm

I do understand what you are talking about, but gin rummy is a game of remembering cards and adjusting strategies accordingly. When the abort button lights up in the middle of the game, it does break a gamer's concentration, messing up his/her memories. It's not fair at all! How often does a gamer has an emergency and lose a game anyway? But someone can press the abort button numerous times in game, breaking his opponent's concentration. Seriously, none of the game sites I've gone to offers the option to abort. Same for casinos. You press the play button, you are responsible to finish it.

Posted by LADY_AWE (VIP) 26 Mar 2017 9:28pm

Thanx Webmaster for the insights. I am not a chess player and had no idea this was an acceptable option in that game. Makes sense then that it could be considered a legitimate strategy elsewhere at GC. Less agitation and more tolerance from me will be the result of this new info. Thanx again.

More about opponents' offers
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 27 Mar 2017 6:29am

At, when an opponent makes an Abort offer and you do not want any more of these offers, before answering ‘NO’, please check the box ‘do not ask again’ and press ‘NO’ only after that.

Gin rummy is, indeed, a game of skill that requires memory and high concentration but, believe me, the same is true for other games like chess and backgammon.

In all competitive games, opponents could be thought of as adversaries who’d employ all the legitimate elements of the game either to gain advantage or to lessen their disadvantage.

Opponent’s offers, such as Abort or Double in chess and backgammon may interfere with one of the player’s concentration, but that could precisely be the opponent’s plan, and it is a legitimate part of the game that requires from you an extra skill – a skill to keep your concentration disregarding the opponent’s attempt at a distraction.

Posted by Charmeuse (VIP) 27 Mar 2017 10:17am

Well, the problem is the do not ask again option only last 1 round, I've experienced players who press the abort button every single round until game over. I'd appreciate if the 'do not ask' would last until the end of the game when that option is selected. Seriously, NO means NO! I am not going to change my mind anyway. No need to ask again!

thanks for letting us know!
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 27 Mar 2017 11:06am

We'll make sure that 'do not ask' option lasts for the whole game in our new gin rummy. By the way, our new gin rummy will have the exact same optics as in current Java.

Posted by Charmeuse (VIP) 27 Mar 2017 1:39pm

That would really be awesome. Having the same optics as the current Java really helps my eye problems. Btw, maybe before you guys implement for the new gin rummy app, you can run a suggestion forum gathering more ideas from gamers.

Suggestions welcome!
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 27 Mar 2017 2:11pm

We receive hundreds of players' suggestions via Contact Us and receive some suggestions in this forum as well. We do prefer Contact Us suggestions, however: the suggestion for the new Java-like optics app (same sizes/colors) came from dozens of players who discussed it with us via Contact Us and the new app will be available within 1 month.

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