ICC News Item #1935
After a listening period with members, helpers, tournament managers and administrators, ICC has now implemented a next-generation Flexible Lag Compensation System that is designed to protect the vast majority of our members, while limiting the compensation granted for excessive lag cases. This will greatly reduce the disturbing cases where you see your opponent's clock jump backwards after a move and should make for a fairer and more competitive playing environment for all members on ICC. Our team is currently monitoring what the standard rate should be for day-to-day play on ICC - and during this period, we will be reviewing the response from members, administrators, helpers and tournament mangers as to what the standard day-to-day rate should be and adjust accordingly. However please note that allowable lag will be more strictly limited to 300ms during major prize tournaments in order to avoid perceptions of unfairness to other players competing in a true prize tournament environment. This new lag limit of 300ms will be in-force during the Bosna2010 ICC Qualifier (26-28 February) and for Dos Hermanas (12-20 March). You can send a message to "LagSuggest" to comment on the introduction of the new Flexible Lag Compensation System. We gladly welcome your views (good or bad) and/or suggested improvements on its introduction to keep ICC as the market leader in competitive online play.