Greetings to lichess.
I am an untitled ultrachess addict. I have 99%+ positive and warm feedback regarding lichess, but that will be for another topic.
I am asking if you would please consider doing something to decrease endless frustration when playing hyper and ultrabullet.
I am not a big potato, so I suppose; why should you listen to me? With some 10 000 ultra games in less than two months, I feel I know a little bit what I am talking about (...) so without further due I will get right to it:
the problem: When playing a lot of players with third world connections, or for the fact that they purposely are using VPN, or for the fact of the distance, certain players on lichess are close to hopeless to play against because of their ping. This kind of ruin the fun and ruins the tournaments. Anyone who has played more than 100 ultra games should have some experience with this.
Would it not be possible for the amazing programmers of lichess to put a restriction or to find a solution for this, let us say that you need to have > 100 ms ping to join tournaments? (That may motivate people to straighten out their connection, I guess). Like you have Tournaments only for those rated below 1500. In principle, shouldnt this work also for ping? This is just a suggestion, so please dont express hate. I just want to make lichess better, if indeed this is something that would ease the frustration many players have when playing.
I would also like to thank lichess for adding the latest function where the server cancel a game if the opponent doesnt make a move. This shows that lichess is a living organism always developing itself and makes other chess platforms look dead and irrelevant :)
Thank you for your time and looking forward to hearing from the lichess team or from users that agree or even disagree on this topic