checkmate
2014-02-15T11:04:28Z
Hello

this is a brief recap of the features that I introduced inside the checkmate server during the last year,
I noticed that many users are not aware of them.


1) Better timer system:
-The timer starts at 60 seconds, you get bonus time after each action. it can refill up to 80 seconds.
-When the time is up, the game will end your turn instead of making you lose the duel

2) Better chat system:
-Global chat across the entire cloud of checkmate servers,
all registered and ranked users can talk in the global chat
-private messages: You can send a private message by typing "!pm username message" in the chat box
-colored chat: each color identifies a type of message. see 5)
-the game chat is reachable from the website too: www.ygopro.it 
-you can chat with the opponents after the end of the duel


3) Score,ranking and match making system:
-The server is able to judge how strong a player is, at the start of the duel you can read a guess of what will be the duel outcome
-when entering a room, the server will automatically choose the best available opponent that matches your skills
-you get more points for defeating a stronger opponent
-you can register a new user by entering the server with an available username.
-Achievements system 

4) Duel rooms
-if both you and your friend are in the waiting room, you can challenge your fiend via the command
"!challenge username" or "!challenge TAG username"..
-you can change the room settings, the banlist is detected automatically from your deck
-if you click on the "Spectate" button in the waiting room, you can see the available rooms and choose one
-handicap match: this is the checkmate version of the 1 vs 2 mode.
-you can ask for a rematch after the end of the duel

5) color chat. Each message type has a different color.
-yellow: private message from another user
-blue: the admin talking
-purple: a user who got a bonus of some kind, one of them is the bonus for spamming 
-green: donators.
-white: people in the same room as you
-red: people in a different room
-[^_^]: people in a different server of the checkmate servers cloud (yes, [^_^] is a color [:smile:] )

6) technical stuff:
-the checkmate server has a smart update system, users don't get disconnected during a reboot or after an update
-the checkmate server is split among multiple instances, each one can handle up to 600 users. when a user joins the server, he is automatically redirected to the best instance available.
-there are multiple bots (DevBot) dueling random users
-you can connect to the server from any ygopro client. just go in lan mode and set the ip "173.224.211.157", port "21001"
-when a card bug is detected, that card is disabled and the duel goes on. without crashing
-The server can detect new bugs and strange behavior, I'm notified whe a bug is found so I can fix it quickly

You can get the donator status by donating here or at www.ygopro.it .
if you donated here I need the confirmation from percival18 before giving you the donator status.
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FTON
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2014-02-15T12:16:01Z
Nice updates, could you apply those to the other servers?
checkmate
2014-02-15T12:29:45Z
no, these updates are compatible only with the checkmate servers.
I already pushed to the main ygopro source the features I could make compatible (these are not listed in the first post)
also, I own only the checkmate servers, I have no power on the others.
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UberTri314
2014-02-15T20:29:25Z
I really like the timer system change. Gonna look into trying it out later today for sure. The timer system before these changes I personally felt a bit too punishing for the smaller time frame which of course can still be alleviated by continuous making your moves throughout your turn.
Also, why am I checkmate's most popular player? [:blush:]
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checkmate
2014-02-15T20:32:14Z
everybody is my favorite player
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Prudence94
2014-02-15T20:32:28Z
I wanna write in purple! [:love:] How do you get bonuses?
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My Sweetie!
checkmate
2014-02-15T20:33:40Z
at my website: www.ygopro.it 
click on "instant +50 points"
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Alistering
2014-02-15T21:31:47Z
Cool stuff checkmate. I already donated percy 1 years ago from this for 20 USD (you can ask him too). I want to get donator status.
checkmate
2014-02-15T21:37:31Z
done.
please consider donating to me too 😛
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Alistering
2014-02-15T21:46:15Z
Originally Posted by: checkmate 

done.
please consider donating to me too :-P



Okay, I will... but please try to do not ignore me on your skype 🙂
duelistdude
2014-02-18T17:31:26Z
thanks checkmate. Your server are the bridge that connect ygopro together.
BzRic
2014-03-11T17:22:34Z
I really like the new timer system, but its a hassle when the other player leaves and just makes you waste your time. I personally don't like sitting there waiting for his timer to drain after every move i make, id rather quit, it seems like thats a sort of strategy now? i don't know, but if theres some way to make the player lose after enough timeouts, it'd be great, because it can get really stressful when they pull that.
Mattz
2014-04-13T08:13:15Z
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yay I'm your favorite ygopro player[:lol:] idk why i can't connect to checkmate server today ,though[:confu:]
Thanatus
2014-04-13T10:17:41Z
Wow checkmate! I am your favorite player huh [:dance:]
And you are my favorite too. I love your work [:love:]
Stai facendo un bellissimo lavoro. Continua cosi [:laugh:]
Are you not entertained?
storm75x
2014-04-13T11:17:05Z
That's some neat stuff, checkmate! You and your servers improve and improve every time you post something about it. Keep up that amazing work of yours! 😉
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moyotalero
2014-04-23T05:04:23Z
my ygopro always show: "unregistered user" and only can play but unraked, which may be the problem?

O.S. windows 8.1

"Moyotalero"
checkmate
2014-04-23T05:56:11Z
your username is already used on the server, you have to choose another one
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moyotalero
2014-04-23T06:58:39Z
first no had problems, when i began to play into ygopro i created the nick, but in the last´s updates the problem begin, and cannot play with my account
checkmate
2014-04-23T06:59:31Z
did you set up a password?
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moyotalero
2014-04-23T07:13:12Z
in the game no, is bad?