Thanks to chloe for starting to assemble this list. It's a great addition to the current FAQ which is not as easily editable: http://www.kdice.com/FAQ
Concerning the 4-stack and 16-stack updates:
1) What's with the 4 stack and 16 stack tables?
Ryan implemented tables that have maximum stacks of 4 and 16 instead of 8.
4 stacks tend to:
- Be fully stacked sooner
- Get to end game faster, though the games can be very long, especially if there's a bottleneck
- Have fewer vflags
- Require more aggressive attacks
16s tend to:
- End game slower
- Stack slowly
- Require being conservative
2) So are the maximum reserves the same for all tables, or are 4s +16 and 16s +64?
Nope. All the tables have +32 for maximum reserves (for now at least). Several people have suggested changing it to +16 and +64, so it may be a change in the future.
3) There's a 5 stack on a 4 stack table. wtf?
Starts aren't limited by the stacks, so you can start with a 5 stack, but once it is moved, it'll never stack to a 5 again.
Concerning general gameplay:
4) What's a vflag?
A flag stated in the chatbox, but not actually posted in game (eg, green says "blue I flag to you").
There's a lot of excellent information about flags and vflags here: kdice.com/blog/48
5) Is trucing illegal? What about backstabs?
No. Trucing is a legitimate strategy that is completely within the rules. Backstabbing is also completely legal.
6) What's a PGA/PGE?
PGA stands for pregame alliance, which is considered against the rules. PGE is "pregame enemy" and means that, for example, if I PGE Loobee, I would target her whenever I played with her. My goal those games would be to make sure she loses, not to actually win myself.
7) How do I join?
You can see a list of upcoming tournaments at http://kdice.com/tournaments. An hour before a tournament is set to begin, you will see a join button in the top right of your browser, and if you qualify to join, you can press it. Then, it'll change and say "Joined" and once the tournament starts you'll be seated at a tourney table.
8) My "You've been seated" pop up didn't pop up (or got covered up). How can I know what table to go to?
Underneath your name in the top right, it says what table you are currently sitting at. Click that link, and you'll be there! There's a delay between the tournament start time and the actual start of the games so you'll have plenty of time (two minutes, iirc) to get there.
9) What purpose do levels serve?
Levels are a quick reference to career rankings (essentially). They are calculated based on your total career points PLUS your current month points. You level up when you reach a certain number of points. Here's a list of the number of total points required for some levels:
| 1 | 0 |
| 2 | 15 |
| 3 | 35 |
| 4 | 60 |
| 5 | 90 |
| 6 | 130 |
| 7 | 170 |
| 8 | 240 |
| 9 | 310 |
| 10 | 410 |
| 20 | 3400 |
| 30 | 15000 |
| 40 | 47000 |
| 50 | 120000 |
| 60 | 260000 |
| 70 | 510000 |
| 80 | 930000 |
| 90 | 1600000 |
| 100 | 2600000 |
10) Can I change my username?
Nope. You can re-register, with a different email address. The only way to change your username is if you are a facebook or twitter user, and you change your fb or twitter name.
11) Is it possible to change the email address associated with an account?
Not easily. Your only option is to email [email protected]
and hope you get a response.
12) Can I mute someone in chat?
Yes! Just type in "/mute username" in the chatbox and make sure you have the proper capitalisation for the username.
13) What's a roll off?
When it's difficult for two players to fight each other (eg all the way across the board from each other), but they both want the same position and are roughly evenly matched, sometimes someone will propose a roll off. In a roll off, each player rolls an 8 (or a 4 or 16) and the person who rolls higher wins the position.
14) What do people mean with "sit for 2" or what is "fighting 1/3"?
"Fighting 1/3" means that the winner of that fight will take first, and the loser will take third. This is useful when the person "sitting for second" could interfere and throw the odds heavily in one direction or the other. It's also good for the person in second, generally- because if he/she starts fighting one of the 1/3 people, that person can flag to the other 1/3 person and the person sitting for 2 might end up in third instead of in second.