Originally posted by snowinscotland
but the point is the system is open to simple unfairness as it is; if you were winning a game and the opponent used the opportunity while you were 'on vacation' to claim a win, how would you feel?
Surely it is better to have an allocation of days (say 30) each year where you could temporarily postpone moving in your games. I am sure that given that each player has many games on the go a few on hold would not be a problem.....
I always PM anyone I am playing and ask them to please not time me out, as I am enjoying the game and will be back on such and such a date. This usually works. I also always play 7-day games with a timeout, and at least 7-day time banks incase something comes up.
RHP was toying with the idea of an extra 30 days a year, but decided on the time bank instead. All you can do is not play that player anymore... there is no ground to stand on saying it wasn't fair of them to time you out when you did not stick to the agreed time limits of a game.
I have been timed out before, I didn't like it, but that's just the way it is. It also says this when you adjust your vacation settings. Remember, it's just a game. Plus I've had great luck by messaging the people I am playing, and I never play with 'strangers'.
Don't forget that clan and tourney games are auto time out, it's not fair to hold a tourney up an extra 30 days, and that could turn into forever if several people in a tourney went on vacation at different times throughout the tourney. So the current system is the best option.