Bug: Robber gets placed automatically by game on Seven when discard timer runs out
In one of my last games when I rolled 7 one person timed out for selecting the resources to discard. After the timer ran out the game discarded for this person and placed the robber for me. I could still select which person to rob but couldn't place the robber myself. This happened twice in this game
If I remember correctly in both cases 2 players had to discard and I think I had to discard as well (at least once, maybe both times). It was both time me who rolled the 7 and should have placed the robber. I think otherwise I wouldn't have noticed if robber was placed by the player or by the game.
In both cases it was the same player (3rd in setup; I was 1st in setup) who did not discard cards within the allowed time.
Update: Live in v89
If someone timesout on discarding their cards after a 7 is rolled, you don't get to choose where to place the robber.
I agree, this is an issue. It seems that if a player times out on their "discard cards" timer, the "move the robber" timer also times out at the same time, and the robber is moved automatically. The person controlling the robber gets slighted because the person not paying attention to the game doesn't discard.
Yeah, agree with this one. Very frustrating, the time for the robber phase seems to be all one thing, rather than having discard time and then moving robber time.
Also, I don't think the time for the robber phase increases when you change the game speed. 35 seconds no matter what. A bit silly that in a very slow game, it's only 35 seconds to decide where the robber goes, but 4 hours for your turn.
Alex Bruski Merged
There needs to be a separate timer that gives the person who rolled the 7 time to place the robber and that timer should not start until the discarding of cards is complete.
When an opponent has to discard cards, but they let the timer run out, the game automatically discards the opponent's cards AND places the robber on its own. There should be a separate timer between "discard" and "placing robber".
Keep running into this issue in recent games! People don't discard fast enough and then the Robber placement also "runs out of time" even though it never gave me time to place it. This needs to be voted higher, it's a game breaking issue, tbh. It could result in the game placing the robber in a bad spot that costs you the game.
**This only periodically occurs**
I will roll a 7
A player with >7 cards will take too long to discard, the bot will automatically discard for them
The bot will continue controlling the game, and choose where to place my robber and who to steal from
If the discarding player takes too long, the bot should not be placing my robber -- These should be on separate timers
"Robber timeout" (suggested by Sokaris84 on 2020-03-15), including upvotes (15) and comments (3), was merged into this suggestion.
"Robber should not be placed automatically if a discard timer runs out" (suggested by NFOGhost on 2020-06-30), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Glitch Fix: When bot discards for player after 7 is rolled, bot will automatically place robber" (suggested by PeteEvans on 2020-07-31), including upvotes (6) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"During a 7; when opponent is selecting disc. cards and timer runs out, CPU will decide spot to steal" (suggested by GET on 2020-07-26), including upvotes (4) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"AFK players don't discard cards computer automatically chooses where robber goes" (suggested by Danielle on 2020-04-14), including upvotes (5) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.