What do you think about this idea for a new low-time warning?

toby
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toby
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July 20th, 2018, 7:32 am #1

Do you like this idea for a new timer warning?

Total votes: 2
1(50%)
1(50%)
0(0%)

Poll ended at July 22nd, 2018, 7:32 am

Observing that players still  issue timer warnings in chat (which I find redundant),
I thought, well, how about another one from the game, which is a bit more in-your-face?

What do you think?  Answer via the poll, and feel free to add comments.

It would only be there once the timer goes below 1 minute.
Here is what it would look like: (without the pink arrow, of course)
timertwo.png
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toby
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July 22nd, 2018, 3:35 pm #2

In the absence of any great rejection, the feature is now implemented.
The time will appear when a player has 90 seconds left.

As a reminder, players can disable all the timer warnings, if they so desire,
using the Display Preferences menu.
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July 23rd, 2018, 10:31 pm #3

After receiving some feedback, and testing a little more thoroughly, some improvements
are added on Day 2.
  • The background color now is gray when it's not your turn, avoiding any confusion about that.
  • When you are making the last move, the new timer now disappears after the game ends.
  • For 2-colors, it's made a little smaller so as not to cover the score of the game.
And a day later:
  • A close button which works for the remainder of one game.
I have received feedback from four players.
  • "I hate it, it's too distracting" (with lots of explanation why)
  • "It's a nice wakeup for players"
  • "It's fine."
  • "nice the time - I need that"
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