BoDog's New Software

kfellmy

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Anyone play in today's beta test freeroll. Man their new software sucks. It will still suck when they fix all the bugs. I like their current software package. Nothing wrong with it and I have no clue why they want to change it.
 

ternur

Solving a crooked rhyme
webby
CAG
mm3
I played in the test tournament and it was somewhat a disappointing experience. Got disconnected a couple of times from the server at crucial times, last time when there was 33 left (27 places paid), short stacked with a decent hand on BB. When I got back in I was out (30th).

While the new software has some nice features there are some I don't like. One example being the square table which is a little confusing. In general I like the new version more than the old. It also seems to run more smoothly on my PC.
 

schnozzy

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I hadn't played there lately, and remembered good things about the games, so I dropped in and played some LHE and PLO. I can't tell what changed. No major interface changes, no square tables. Am I missing something?

On the plus side, I must've sat on a horseshoe before I dropped in, so it wasn't a total waste.
 

kfellmy

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this was a beta test and not available to everyone. I think only affiliates got to play. I saw many player names that were also site names. You didn't miss anything...it sucked. I never got disconnected but the none of the pre action buttons worked for me. Software was somewhat slower than their normal (wich their normal is some of the fastest on the net). So the slowdown only made it like all the other sites. The table screens are still to big...I can't four table on one monitor. Also they lost the seperate tourney lobby screen. When you click on the tourney lobby it goes over the table you are playing on. The box that shows you who goes out and in what order is small (only see five players then have to move the list up). If they go to this system then I won't be playing there...when I come back from my poker hiatus once the tourist season ends here in Florida.
 

fatshaft

Full Member
kfellmy said:
Anyone play in today's beta test freeroll. Man their new software sucks. It will still suck when they fix all the bugs. I like their current software package. Nothing wrong with it and I have no clue why they want to change it.
it was the crappiest crappy crap software I have ever seen, what on earth were they thinking?

That square table???

And the picture in picture, which is only there because the tournament info table wouldn't open seperately!:eek:
iew, at least make it an option
If you're going to do a mini view, at least make it an option not a necessity, and make it VIEWable :sniper:

If they introduce this for real they will instantly drop to the position of last in the market for software - yes even behing Pacific
 

wecoyote

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Bodog's (current) client is an upgraded form of the ancient Poker.com client. Frankly, it sucks. The graphics are poor, and is still very buggy. It's difficult to retrieve hand histories. I haven't played on the site in months, but in early versions of the client there appeared to be no algorithm for detecting collusion.

Stars and Full Tilt are probably the best clients. Party's is good, Prima's is a little unwieldy for multi-table play, but it's ok. Pretty much all the major sites have at least acceptable ones.
 

Reef

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wecoyote said:
Stars and Full Tilt are probably the best clients. Party's is good
agree with the first statement. However, party software still has lots of bugs to take care of.
 

webber286

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webmeister
Played in it and finished 32nd. Guess going all-in as the 5 place chip leader wasn't a good idea. I did have KJ though.

Anyway, the software was quite a disappointment. As stated by others, the functionality was buggy, especially with the pre-action buttons. For instance it wouldn't let you fold without saying you could stay in for free, even though there was a raise out on the table. I suppose they will fix that stuff, but I was expecting a steller look-and-feel. As much great advertising and marketing that Bodog puts out, you would think they would have an interface to rival Full Tilt or at least Pokerroom. It is a very rudimentary interface, and doesn't separate them in any positive way from other popular poker rooms. My suggestion is they hire a good UI designer and an illustrator and go back to the drawing board. They can certainly afford it.
 

paul1

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fatshaft said:
oh dear, the new software went live today, what a disaster, thats me done with the place :eek:

Ok. I just looked at it. Wow! I can't believe it. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

It's amazing to see some "mistakes" these companies make in their attempts to provide a viable poker experience. I still can't believe the graphics at Absolute and Poker Room. Both very hard on the eyes.

Why not look to someone who has been successful already, and mimic them? I've always liked the software at Paradise. No nonsense, just an appealing and working poker game. And the graphics at Crypto are appealing also.

Or why not consult with someone who is actually a poker player? You can't tell me whoever thought up that mess at BoDog has ever played poker beyond at the kitchen table with their grandmother. It's awful! :puke:
 

pokeraddict

Webmaster
Several boards are full of complaints about the software. noone has anything good to say about it. I tried it and you cant really multi table anymore. No notification about action on other table. They have so far ignored my complaint about it.

I guess if they dont go back to the old software it will become the next Pacific. Crap software but good games because pros wont play it.
 

ternur

Solving a crooked rhyme
webby
CAG
mm3
I played on a tournament last night and was able to do absolutely nothing. When it was my turn to act, the buttons did not respond at all and auto fold got turned on every time. Atleast with the beta version I could make a bet once in a while. The current version lets me watch a game, participation is not an option. :eek:
 

justred

Webmeister
webmeister
ternur said:
I played on a tournament last night and was able to do absolutely nothing. When it was my turn to act, the buttons did not respond at all and auto fold got turned on every time. Atleast with the beta version I could make a bet once in a while. The current version lets me watch a game, participation is not an option. :eek:
Damn this happened to me too. I was cookin' at a Sit&Go with a big stack and the buttons froze up. Eventually all I could do was call an all in.

I have emailed them 4 times now with no response. I played at Bodog coz I liked the simplicity of the software but they have screwed it up. For a monster like bodog it is hard to understand how they can screw up like this.

I am giving them 24 hours and then I'm going to document this accross all of my sites.
 

AAce420

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not impressed

Why fix something if its not broke? I experienced the new bodog software first hand and i wasnt very impressed:mad: Could barely see my cards and when i could could any see the top half. And the screen keep flickering and freezing on me... I miss old bodog software had no problems.
 

jetset

RIP Brian
CAG
You're not the only one who is disappointed, it seems. This from Casinomeister News last week:

NEW POKER SOFTWARE A FLOP FOR BODOG?

30 percent drop in online poker action following launch of new software

Readers of the main message boards will have seen the many derogatory comments that followed the introduction of Bodog's new poker software recently, and this week a news item on the event seemed to confirm that the well respected company has suffered a setback on this product.

The item, on Gambling 911 revealed that: "Bodog.com is reporting that their online poker volume is almost back to normal after a major setback. Upon releasing their new platform, widely regarded as the next generation of online poker sites, Bodog.com's poker volume fell by more than 30 percent."

The report does not elaborate further on what remedial measures were taken or on specific detail regarding the drop in business, but it is known that Bodog negotiated a special deal with the MicroPower poker software company (later taken over by Chartwell Technology) which empowered Bodog technology specialists to amend the source code in order to produce a revolutionary product.

Bodog.com Productions was in the news this week, too. The division is producing a poker reality series with a major network in March and the shows will be hosted by Bodog.com Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre and shot on location at the Bodog Compound in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

This marks the first time an online gaming industry pioneer has produced and starred in a reality TV series. Company spokesmen say it is an extension of Bodog's evolution into a mainstream entertainment company.
 

1819

Dormant account
speaking of bodog...about two weeks ago i download, sign up and go to log in. tells me i cant log in. password error. call support, and with the girl looking at my account, still cant log in. she changes my password to my zip code. still cant log in. she tells me she will cancel my account then create a new one. she does that. then i get an email from them stating i cant have two accounts. call again. they erase all known information about me and i am told to try one more time. this time i cant even create an account because it states my email is already in use. i laugh, and then for the hell of it, make up an email addy and proceed. when im all done i am finally allowed to log in. two minutes later i get an email, to my real email addy, saying that there is no reason for me to have numerous accounts and they are closing my accounts. good riddens. if it is that hard just to log in imagine if i wanted to cash out. too bad i heard good things but way too much hassle.
 

ternur

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webby
CAG
mm3
1819 said:
if it is that hard just to log in imagine if i wanted to cash out. too bad i heard good things but way too much hassle.
Hopefully Bodog gets the software issues fixed. They do have fast withdrawal times and I've always received very fast and efficient CS.
 

nafanny29

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Its interesting that pokerrooms in general try to create fancy graphics, avaitors, 3D stuff but is that what players want.

I personally paste in a completely black table so that all I see are the players nameand the cards. (And of course their stats:thumbsup: )
 
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