Has anyone encountered an online game abandoner? You’re in the middle of a winning game, yet all of a sudden you see that your opponent left your game! Personally, I’ve had that happen to me for Idk how much times! I think the reason why people do that is because they’re afraid to lose. But still! If they are afraid to lose, they’ll probably know that even if they go away/run away, it doesn’t make much of a difference, because you’d win anyways! Now, this is only based on my experience in OGS, because Idk what KGS does when this situation happens! I suggest you to try several things at first.
- You can try calling a refree and private message or just enter in the game chat saying/asking- “Hi, I am your oppoent, I called the refree incase you are having technical issues, I understand, it happens.” I think you should ask first, because what if there really was a technical issue going on? Or wi-fi, in this case. You should definetely do this if it’s a very important tournament you’re doing, although they wouldn’t just leave like that in one.
- If the first stradegy doesn’t work, you can simply say- (again in the private chat or game chat)- “Hi, please do not do that in your other games…(Because I would win anyways if you exit the games like that).” Maybe they don’t know you would win! Maybe they thought if they exit the game, you’ll lose! If you tell them that, first of all, it’s polite and appropriate, second of all, incase they actually didn’t know, you just told them about what they did was wrong, and didn’t make much of a difference, and they probably wouldn’t do that again.
- FILE A COMPLAINT
Now, ONLY DO THIS IF YOU THINK THE SITUATION IS VERY URGENT! Some urgent situations are, world wide tournaments, or just any tournaments! In regular games, it simply isn’t worth it.
All in all, I know it is VERY VERY VERY annoying when you encounter a game abandoner, but remember! When it comes to Go, an elegant and peaceful board game, you never want to be rude or super angry/inappropriate in ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! (It’s my opinion, at least). Try to stay calm, and if that doesn’t work, a TD/Host can simply deal with it. It isn’t worth your time for you to block them, spam them, etc. Just think that they don’t qualify the criterias of Go, and they are not worthy of it.
Thank you for reading my opinion of Encountering Online Game Abandoners! (Don’t do anything inappropriate or else you’ll be just like them!)
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