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Topic: Setting Something Up Online

 
Setting Something Up Online
Posted 16 June 2010, 3:02 PM
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Hey, Everyone!

Don't know how many are a part of this site that aren't in the NY area but, I was thinking, why don't we set up a day and time to play online somewhere? Thought this might be a good way to some USPML members together with some of our Portland MahJong Society (yes, I know that makes us PMS) on the west coast, without  having to spend all that money on air fare. Someplace that's free to play, easy to set up, and (since, all of us aren't fluent in Japanese) in English. Mahjongtime, Dragon Kong, there's plenty to choose from. Personally, I use Mahjongtime because, it's easy to set up an on-the-fly private tournament (including setting up tables).

So, is anyone else interested in signing up for this or, does anyone have any suggestions for mahjong client or, day and time that they would prefer?



Last edit: 17 June 2010, 7:53 AM by XFRod
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Posted 17 June 2010, 12:25 AM
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Hey!

I personally think that that is a fantastic idea. I know that there are a few of us over here with paid Ron2 accounts itching to get some custom games going every now and then.

I'd be completely up for some Ron2 action (I believe that account trials are available). Either that, or we can pow-wow on my favorite (absolutely FREE, great interface-tastic) client, Toupai-Ou.

Let's get a feel for availability among those interested, perhaps in this thread. Maybe we can get weekly games going at a set days/times. ;)

:ninja::ninja::ninja:
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Posted 18 June 2010, 1:47 PM
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Hey all,

I'd like to participate in some online games with you guys!

I have accounts on Ron2 and on Tenhou. I like Ron2 a lot, that would be my preference.

I tried out MahjongTime just now, and I guess it's usable. I didn't really like the interface, but I'd use it if everyone agreed to.

I'm willing to try any free client, but if it's in Japanese I'll need help or a link to an English tutorial.

I am in NYC and am free Mon, Tue, Wed - and late evenings (~10 or 11 PM Eastern) are OK with me, accommodate time zone difference.

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Posted 18 June 2010, 2:11 PM
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Milkmaniac and I got together on Toupaiou last night and it went well. My only problem with it, is the language barrier. For an impromptu foursome, it's not a problem. However, we were thinking about holding online tournaments in the future and, not everyone is going to want to deal with a Japanese interface.

Personally, I'm pushing for mahjongtime. I have no financial reason for doing so, it's just that it's an easy interface, no download, and they also have a "Guild" system  which allows you to set up riichi teams with stat tracking and everything. They also have sit & go tournament rooms for 8 players… I just started a "Portland MahJong Society" guild yesterday. You could just as easily set up a USPML guild and we could all go head to head. :)

Basically, it's not the prettiest client out there but, everyone can use it with very little trouble.

At the least, let's give it a try. Let's set up a day and time for something next week. We can post about it here and on each of our meetup and facebook sites. We'll see how it goes. Let's say…

Mahjongtime
Wednesday, June 23, 7pm PST - 10pm EST

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Posted 18 June 2010, 5:53 PM
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All right. I'm up for playing on MahjongTime on Wednesday night!

I'm new to MahjongTime so I'm not sure how to find friends or set up a private game. Also, will we be able to play for free? I am only a free member.
Rodney, maybe you could handle any set up and just let me know what to expect?

I can post about Wednesday night here on the USPML site, and on Facebook.
I won't post to my Meetup group, however – my Meetup group is primarily for beginners who are just learning Riichi, so at this time I don't want to direct them to an online client that uses such different terminology, conventions, and rules.

Let's see how it goes.
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Posted 19 June 2010, 2:48 AM
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Unfortunately, friends, I am busy on Wednesday night during pretty much that exact time slot :dry:

I would love to get together with y'all another time, for sure. I believe that I'm free pretty much every other night this coming week. I'll look into getting a new MahjongTime account very soon, for sure. Though my preference lies with Toupai-ou (and, realistically, Ron2, since I'm paying for an almost inactive account), I, like Charlyn, would definitely be up for trying out MahjongTime, especially if they have been working on it since my last experience with it, sometime last year.

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Posted 19 June 2010, 9:57 PM
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If Wednesday is not good for you, we can try Thursday. My week is pretty much wide open so, whatever works best for you guys.
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Posted 21 June 2010, 8:56 PM
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No go for me on Thursday.
Next week maybe? I'm free Mon, Tue, or Wed 10 PM Eastern
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Posted 21 June 2010, 11:47 PM
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I should be free on Thursday, so maybe me and you can get a trial game going, Rod.

Otherwise, I am pretty sure that I am free next Mon-Wed at 10pm EST. :thumbs:
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Posted 22 June 2010, 6:42 AM
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MahjongTime is ugly, but serviceable…if you're not picky about visuals (no rows of 6, that weird "ready" tile, etc.) then games aren't really a problem. I use it mostly to play Taiwan style, but I'd be up for a riichi game…I'm Mozz911 on there as well and you can definitely play for free.

If I have a moment at work today, I'll set up a Ron2 account. I've been meaning to do that for months so I could play with all of you.  
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Posted 22 June 2010, 2:18 PM
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Agreed, Mozz911. Serviceable is a good word. After playing around with it for a bit, I really like Toupaiou but, not sure if the average english speaking player is willing to go through the setup and learning curve involved with using it. Amongst ourselves, Toupaiou or Ron2 could be viable options but, if their is any ambitions to reach out to new players in the US to play in some organized online tournaments, mahjongtime (or, something else similiar) might be a better choice.

I'll put you on my friend's list on mahjongtime and, keep an eye out for you.
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Posted 24 June 2010, 12:02 PM
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I'd love to play on mahjongtime, but I hate the changes they just made to screw over free players.

My name on there is Bryanthelion as well.
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Posted 25 June 2010, 4:11 PM
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I'm sorry, everyone.  I completely forgot about a meet-up this week.

I'd honestly prefer Toupai, followed by Ron2.  I really don't care for MahjongTime's interface and all of those missing/different details (non-standard discard lines, the ready tile which looks like it might be a haku?  What?  Why?), etc.  O_o

I'm going to be playing with Charlyn and Gravaton tonight IRL.  Perhaps I can head online with them at some point to play a few rounds.   :thumbs:
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Posted 25 June 2010, 4:22 PM
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toupai sounds good to me… I'll keep my FB chat open so you can send me a message if you're going to play.
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Posted 28 June 2010, 2:10 PM
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Hey, all.  I should be free to play sometime tonight.  If not, then I am definitely free tomorrow night after about 10EST.   :cool:
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Posted 28 June 2010, 9:27 PM
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I am down to play most weekend nights. I have an MJT account and I am loath to use it: straight up hate the client. I use Tenhou to play against random people, but I definitely prefer Toupaiou for private games.
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Posted 15 May 2012, 6:33 PM
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While this thread is old, Ron2 is good for being able to see past games, though the interface is rather simple. Janryumon's interface is a lot better (and they've lifted the out-of-country block so you can play there again. However, you can't record games unless you pay for it (or it's comps for getting higher rank).

Both are Japanese, but outside of registering, a lot of it is straightforward or not really necessary to play. I play on both as I like Janryumon's interface, while over at Ron2 you can get a chance to play against some of the pros.
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Posted 08 June 2012, 11:20 PM
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Hi everyone,
If you are going with a program with Japanese interface, then why not pick Jan Ryu Mon 3?  The graphics are amazing and it is totally free of charge!

PC

I am not certain about programs with English interfaces.  

Also, as a quick note, I am currently living in Los Angeles, so if there are any upcoming events near there, please let me know.  Thanks.
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