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  1. Rengo

    OGS should have Rengo (unranked)

    88 votes
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    • Observed games were sorted by rank, other categories

      When you go to "Observe games," it would be nice if the games at the top of the screen were those between the highest ranked players, which are the games most people choose to watch. Right now it seems to be sorted by time remaining, with the games closest to finishing at the top. Maybe you could have an option to sort in various ways, such as highest combined rank, time remaining, greatest variation in rank, etc, but make the default highest combined rank.

      88 votes
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        In v5 games are now sorted by highest combined rank and we’re primed for adding more filtering and sorting options in as well. Will mark completed when those are in.

      • Game history should reflect the ranks of the players at the time of the game. Not what ranks they are now.

        Showing current rank isn't useful for looking at a "history". Current rank could be shown in a parenthesis.

        74 votes
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          planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Admin →
        • New gamemode: Teachinggame

          A new game variant "teaching game" with the selection teacher or student. In these games, the teacher could make to point markings on the board to situations. Like warnings or possible moves. This variant would not be counted and appears as an teaching game in the history.

          73 votes
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            Comments helping to flesh out this feature would be appreciated – what are the key things you as a teacher would like to be able to do in this mode, what are the key things you as a student would like to be able to do in this mode?

          • Native android app

            Playing on native app is really better (and it can add offline mode for thinking on a game, making puzzle, reviewing games, etc).
            As asked by dev¹, I add a separate feature request for android (may ios user do the same :))

            [1] : https://ogs.uservoice.com/forums/277766-online-go-com-suggestions-and-feature-requests/suggestions/6846613-native-ios-and-android-app

            71 votes
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            • Estimate score available in game analysis

              Estimate score should apply to any point in game analysis

              70 votes
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                In v5 you can now get a score estimate at any point during analysis, but the interface is still far from what we’d like to implement in terms of keeping the estimation state open and adding some interactive capabilities to tweak the estimation. Will continue to make progress on this as we work on our review and teaching tooling.

              • Follow players

                I would like an option to " follow" certain players , something like "idols " from KGS to alert me when playing a game in real time

                48 votes
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                  planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for automatch to find games

                  You input times, conditions for you to play in range. For example, I will play with the time more than .... with ... byo-yomi per ... moves to the time less than ... with ... byo-yomi per ... moves. I will play from game with ... handicap to even game. I will play with 4k ranking players to 5d ranking players. And then, when you feel like playing, you can select automatic opponent search with these conditions. And then you play with another player who use "Automatic opponent" with his/her conditions in your range. it's convenient and the fastest way…

                  41 votes
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                  • Remove the misleading territory box

                    When I hover over a player's name, during a game, it tells me who has "territory" and where it is. Here is an example: http://imgur.com/vkJkHGp
                    The white dots which appear are white's territory according to this button, and the number which appears is white's score.

                    This feature is very misleading to beginners. They believe that this is the actual score of the game and use it to judge who is winning. Every person I have taught Go uses this feature. Also, a stone inside enemy territory removes the false territory. This leads beginners to believe that a stone inside enemy…

                    36 votes
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                    • Receive notification when someone review my past games

                      When I come back to my past games I see some of it are reviewed by others (like my opponent or just someone passing by)
                      But they didn't actively tell me, so I didn't know. A notification would be helpful in this case.

                      34 votes
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                      • one colour GO

                        just an option for players wanting to improve by playing harder go variants.

                        34 votes
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                        • Achievements

                          A demo graphic: http://i.imgur.com/VSK4mNU.png

                          A lot of younger players like the concepts of achievements, where you get virtual badges for achieving certain goals.

                          This could include a certain number of wins, losses, tournaments, reviews, years of membership, rank changes, ladder rank, leaderboard position, special occasions, giving public lessons, etc.

                          Badges would be visible on the person's profile.

                          33 votes
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                          • Board specific ratings (9x9, 13x13, 19,19 and other)

                            Board specific ratings might be cool. Don't know if it would be hard to implement or not

                            30 votes
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                            • Notify of chat messages in closed games.

                              It would be nice to know if someone has posted a note in a game after I've closed a window, so that I can respond if necessary. At the moment, the only way to know is to re-visit each game.

                              30 votes
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                              • Penalty for aborting ranked games

                                Change the way the server handles aborted ranked games. Make them count earlier, they are ranked games after all. If someone messes up in the fuseki he can still abort the game without any drawbacks? That really does'nt sound like go at all.

                                30 votes
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                                • Change game cancel threshold from 20 to 4

                                  It came up in chat that some players have faced opponents that cancel the game on e.g. move 17 if their position isn't favorable. This might be an easy way to prevent such abuse!

                                  28 votes
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                                  • OGS-TV (LichessTV type spectate mode)

                                    I don't play much chess but I like the lichess feature 'LichessTV' http://en.lichess.org/tv6

                                    You spectate top rated games, and when it ends you automatically switch to viewing another.

                                    I would love to be able to do this with OGS and just have it open 24/7 on a monitor.

                                    Even better would be the option to chose the rank range you want to spectate, although this might be an issue during slow hours where there aren't many players, but instead of switching to a newly started game like on lichess it could simply prioritise those with least moves played.

                                    26 votes
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                                      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Can we have an audible warning that a challenge has been accepted

                                      I find it quite a hassle to put up a challenge here for a live game.

                                      There are a couple of problems, but the worst is that when you hit "create" on a new game, you have little choice but to sit there watching the screen saying "waiting for opponent", because you need to be ready for when they accept.

                                      But you don't know when that will be! So you waste time fretting looking at that "waiting" window.

                                      If we could have an audible alert (and even a status bar alert) then the situation would be much better: you could…

                                      26 votes
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                                      • Review feature: Stone editing mode

                                        Mode that allows you to edit a full board position into one node. As it is now, it's impossible to make a clean diagram (without creating a monstrous tree) within the OGS interface.

                                        26 votes
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                                          planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                                        • Newbie Mode

                                          Beginners often have problems in the opening, and need to do research on where to start.

                                          A newbie mode for all players from 25-17k could help improve the beginner experience:

                                          Possible ideas:
                                          - Suggest new players prominent classic points to play in the opening (4-4, 4-3, Tengen for 9x9, etc.) until the first few moves have been played.
                                          - Point out good and bad shapes automatically (e.g. After-The-Game-Report) with a small explanation.
                                          - After a game is finished, come up with random helpful info for Beginners: ("Do you know Tenuki?")

                                          22 votes
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                                            Comments helping to flesh out this feature would be appreciated – what are the key things that would be different in this mode? What kinds of help would be most useful to newbies? That sort of thing

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