Unexpected behavior when playing Balanced/Odd games

kcinnad95

I've been playing Balanced/Odds games with a friend of mine recently and there's no option like in the other modes to say :" I Play as white" so every other game my friend ends up with the side that's missing pieces because the game alternates automatically between black & white every game and the handicap is always going to the white player so it's kinda frustrating because we have to abort half our games to account for that

Martin_Stahl
kcinnad95 wrote:

I've been playing Balanced/Odds games with a friend of mine recently and there's no option like in the other modes to say :" I Play as white" so every other game my friend ends up with the side that's missing pieces because the game alternates automatically between black & white every game and the handicap is always going to the white player so it's kinda frustrating because we have to abort half our games to account for that

 

It should give the odds to the lower rated player every time.

kcinnad95

Well it's not working, I'm always playing against the same player ( TaguarJordu) and he's about 800+ points lower than me 

Martin_Stahl

I've mentioned it to a staff member to see if that can be recreated and fixed.

lecky333

Can you play balanced odds games against random opponents or only friends? I can't find the option to play a balanced odds games against a randomly selected opponent. I also don't see any odds games in the open games section?

Martin_Stahl
lecky333 wrote:

Can you play balanced odds games against random opponents or only friends? I can't find the option to play a balanced odds games against a randomly selected opponent. I also don't see any odds games in the open games section?

 

It's only against friends and only in Play (BETA).

groobz

this is still a bug and hasn't been fixed.

NowzGaming

yup buggy for me too!

kcinnad95

Glad I'm not the only one

kcinnad95

Still not working as of today

groobz

 yup, tried and still not working.  It's a bug they refuse to fix lol

tuckertota

Still happening.

JacobsLadder2112

Same here. My friend is just starting out, so I'd like to encourage him but I'm always white, it's always just a knight I'm handicapped and I can still win - be great to be able to select the piece(s) to forfeit. Can't see how to play balanced AND rated so it knows adjust down further.

Great feature and a good start though.

guexel

Frustrating... Here'se my upvote to fix this bug!

nathanmsanders

yep. this should probably be fixed. i can't set it up so that i have the disadvantage, only the person i challenge gets the disadvantage.