ChessJam is now back up on Google Cloud Platform - super fast! If you see any new issues, please comment here. We're also about to start a system to report cheaters and if someone is reported more than 3 times, they are automatically banned. Then we'll likely reset the stats. Then we'll try to get the Facebook integration working again. Thank you for your patience!
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ChessJam is now back online on our new servers. If you still get a login msg about it being down, wait a few minutes and try again. It sometimes takes an hour or two for the changes to propagate world-wide.
Hello ChessJam players! As many of you have noticed, we've not made any changes to ChessJam in a long time. Our "day jobs" have been crazy busy so ChessJam took the back burner. However, we're starting to ramp up some changes including moving to a new, faster, scalable server platform. We have an important question: Would you guys object to us removing the desktop version of ChessJam and only supporting it via the web and Facebook version (and iPad soon)? It seems that most users don't use the desktop version anyway, but we wanted to check in and see how everyone would feel about it. This would allow us to implement new features faster. Thx for your feedback!
We had a mixed response to the idea of charging for access to CJ. Option2: We could make a new tower that is for premium players - players that either pays a yearly fee for access or players with a good history on chessjam that have a good rating. This way, the free option remains (with ads) but it also gives a place for more serious players to go where they won't be bothered by cheaters/abusers. Thoughts?
Hello ChessJam fans! As many of you know, CJ has a lot of players that are cheating by creating dummy accounts or using an engine. What if we made ChessJam a pay site instead of free? This would eliminate most cheaters and leave good players. We would only want to charge enough to shake away the bad apples and help us pay the bills. :) Our current loyal players will continue to play for free. Thoughts?