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what happened to duel ?
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Cindy 7YR
Jan 25
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Romano G
Jan 25
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Jose Demetrio
Jan 25
Long live duels !!!
Larga vida a los duelos !!!
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Romano G
Jan 25
You don't know how much you miss something until it's gone
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Cuantas Vacas
Jan 25
Please bring'em back!!!
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Nate Gabe
Jan 25
yes please, bring them back !
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nostalgic ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
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I hope they come back soon and more people participate
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 25
@Noam Gingold @XIN No more duels? ๐Ÿ˜ณ
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Fritz Dean
Jan 28
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Noam Gingold
Jan 29
Currently the Duels dones't work, not enough players are playing in real time to maintain it. We will try to figure out how to fix this (or wait until there are x10 members online), before we bring it back. It was a hard decision, since a lot of effort put into it, and it is adorable IMO, but unfortunly it has no justification to exist at the moment.
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Cuantas Vacas
Jan 29
I believe there would be a good number of members willing to play if there was an effective alternative to the 'who's here' + 'ringing the bell' method...A place where a player can show his availability, or send an 'alert' to another member or to a group of people, and maybe chat about setting an appointment to play at a certain time... If anyone has more ideas please share them here. I'd like to have Duels back!!
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 29
@Noam Gingold It's understandable what you say... however we could try something different to bring back the duels...

What Cuantas vacas proposes of an alert to know when other members are online seems like a good idea to me! Or maybe create some extra incentive of coins or recognition in the community to attract more players?

Another possibility is to create a space to practice in the duels as it happens in EQ playground or Beat race... where we have the possibility to practice and not only compete...

It's a great place to practice, I hope they come back!
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Cindy 7YR
Jan 29, 20:26
@Noam Gingold It's too bad that the happy hour has been cancelled, there were a lot of us gathering at this hour.. I think you just have to add an AI player so the person who wants to play can play anytime without waiting to somebody. Especially since the person who wants to play must click almost at the same time as another..which has upset many players. Moreover with jet lag, it's not always easy to match someone at all hours. On the other hand there were many more players in the duel section than there are currently in the Beatrace section.. In my opinion, it's not logical, but I respect your choice.
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 29, 21:06
@Cindy 7YR AI player is a great idea!
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Fritz Dean
Jan 29, 21:54
AI player will kills us, lol
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Cindy 7YR
Jan 30, 00:04
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Noam Gingold
Jan 30, 14:09
When we added the new real-time 'Who is here' feature on the dashboard, and upgraded the inner messaging system we hoped that is will affect the duels, but it didn't happen. @Cindy 7YR in the Beatrace you can also compete against yourself so the amount of members online in less crucial. I didn't see the Duels parties work either, but you might know better. I am thinking about opening it for a few days in a month, and send notifications/emails to those who are interested. What do you think?
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Masahiro Izumi
Jan 30, 14:37
In the end, I never played a duel.
The reason was that I thought I could not win a duel with my skills and there was no one else around at the time I could play. (Because night in Japan is early morning in the U.S.).

So I agree with the AI player.
If there were AI players, I would have been able to practice before the show, and I would have enjoyed it at any time of the day.

Also, I think it would have been nice to have a handicap match against an advanced player (with the handicapper getting a higher reward, of course), since it is a hurdle for a beginner to challenge an advanced player.
Or maybe a rating system, where each player's game difficulty changes automatically.
(My apologies if this has already been implemented).

I will continue to work out in the gym until one day duels come back.
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Mehdi (Bahram) Dashti
Jan 30, 14:46
tnks noam i say my experience .duel helped me to be fast in olympic i think keep it open so new users can play cheers
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Cindy 7YR
Jan 30, 14:55
@Noam Gingold Yes it can be a good idea.. For Beatrace the distribution of gains must be fairer and especially not to give the information of the next Race, because it is quite easy to anticipate and memorize.. That's why I don't play anymore..
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Alex Voloshyn
Jan 30, 15:26
@Noam Gingold when I played duels I felt like perfect solution for me personally would be alerts which notify me when players click Match button.
So I just open tab with duels page in my browser, turn on sound notifications on this page and do my things. When I hear alert any time during a day I come back to this tab and accept invitation.
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 30, 16:51
@Noam Gingold I think that the duels deserve another chance...

Another possibility is to have specific competitions each week in 2 or 3 different time zones and have an alert for these competitions on the official soundgym space.... the rest of the time you could have only the AI player to practice with.
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Noam Gingold
Jan 30, 19:02
Thank you all for your input. It's great to hear that you care about the Duels. We will rethink it and see what we can come up with ๐Ÿ™
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Cuantas Vacas
Jan 30, 20:05
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Cindy 7YR
Jan 30, 20:07