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Vikash Shah
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Too quick!

Post by Vikash Shah » Fri May 12, 2017 10:22 am

Hi! (Especially to those that met me at COLON last week).

I thought I would finally give apterous a try and attempted the Game vs Guardian thing to start with. Thing is, I can think quick but not physically type quick because of disability. I rely on moving a mouse cursor around the screen and clicking on letters to type. So I timed-out on clicking the first number for the numbers solution and had to forfeit, and although I spotted the conundrum solution which was REBELLING in the rush to type it in I submitted REBELLIN as I misclicked on the G and didn't register before I rushed to submit.

Can something be done to make it more playable for me? Obviously something that doesn't give me a competitive advantage.

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Re: Too quick!

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri May 12, 2017 11:07 am

Time for voice-activated apterous?

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Re: Too quick!

Post by Vikash Shah » Fri May 12, 2017 1:04 pm

That would help, but I seriously doubt the investment needed would be there! I'm using voice recognition software to type this message, but it isn't reliable enough to use in a timed situation. If the timeout could be increased to say 4 seconds per character on a per-game basis, by mutual agreement of both players (or just one player if the other one is a bot), then although I think it would put the other player who can type quickly at a slight advantage to me it would at least enable me to submit my answers in time.

Another cool idea would be to play co-event style rounds in groups of 3, with one person acting as a host/umpire/referee while the other two play, and letting them decide when someone's not playing fair. That could be combined with some videoconferencing platform so you can actually interact better with each other and also say your answers - and then it doesn't really matter how long it takes to submit them to the site.

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Re: Too quick!

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri May 12, 2017 2:57 pm

maybe there should be a non timed version for people with such difficulties
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Re: Too quick!

Post by Matt Bayfield » Fri May 12, 2017 3:53 pm

Vik: You can try playing in Practice mode. It has much, much more generous "patience time" on each step of the numbers interface, and likewise much more generous "patience time" to type in each following letter of your conundrum solution once you've typed in the first letter. Go to Custom Challenge, Full Custom, and select Practice game (not saved).

You can challenge anyone to a practice game on apterous. Obviously this means you won't be able to enjoy all the features on apterous, e.g. your games will not be saved, you won't be eligible for ProRanks, and you won't be able to play certain types of bot game (Ascension, Star Charts) or preset tournament games very easily.

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Re: Too quick!

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri May 12, 2017 10:02 pm

I could imagine having custom timers for users who find the current interface totally inaccessible. I'll message you privately Vik and we can figure out what works for you.

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Re: Too quick!

Post by Vikash Shah » Fri May 12, 2017 10:42 pm

Thanks Charlie.

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