Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hot Keys

Hot Keys
This update allows the game to be played solely by using your keyboard alone!


The list of keyboard shortcuts:

Activate Keyboard - Mouse click on the table

Deactivate Keyboard - Mouse click on action menu deactivates the keyboard shortcuts


Spacebar - pass or discard a tile from your hand


Enter -  claim Chow, Pung, Mahjong, a self Mahjong/Kong or Riichi

Left and Right Arrows - Select appropriate action menu options(Chow, Pung, Kong, Mahjong) or choose a tile to discard

Down Arrow - places the cursor in the middle of your hand.

American Mah jongg
Charleston - Underlined letters and numbers in menus and dialog boxes options correspond to the keyboard keys you must press to emulate mouse clicking of the same menu item or dialog box option. 

E - Underlined letter “E” is the Enter key on your keyboard. Enter key is used during the Charleston to exchange tiles

Y/N - Y and N keys on your keyboard are used to say yes or no to the next Charleston

0/1/2/3 - Numbers from 0 to 3 are used to declare the number of tiles you will be changing during the pass across


MCR -
0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 - Numbers from 0 to 8 on your keyboard are used to specify the number of flowers to be replaced.
Flowers - Select a flower tile and then use arrow keys to discard or replace the flower tile.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Release announcement for the Mahjong Time EON v2.4.0

Today we are super excited to announce that Mahjong Time EON software on the website and the EON Beta merge into Mahjong Time EON v2.4.0 The latest version is a fundamental improvement, which includes a large number of new features and bug fixes. Please follow this link to download the latest EON v2.4.0: http://mahjongtime.com/downloads/air/inst/


The key features of EON 2.4.0 Beta release:


Action Menu
The new menu replaces the call buttons at the bottom of the screen with a streamlined and intuitive new pop-up menu. The new menu naturally speeds up games without compromising functionality and does not block the view of the table, allowing for a more zoomed-in immersive experience.


Game Speed -
The overall speed of play increased as a result of improved processing of animations during the gameplay.

Safe Discard Help for VIP and Premium subscribers-
When you select a tile in your hand by mouse or keyboard while it is your move to discard a tile from your hand, the already discarded tiles that match the selected tile in your hand raise up just enough to distinguish selected tile in your hand from the other previously discarded tiles.
This new feature helps to find safer discards in your hand quicker and more efficiently.



Hot Keys
This update allows the game to be played solely by using your keyboard alone!


The list of keyboard shortcuts:

Activate Keyboard - Mouse click on the table

Deactivate Keyboard - Mouse click on action menu deactivates the keyboard shortcuts


Spacebar - pass or discard a tile from your hand


Enter -  claim Chow, Pung, Mahjong, a self Mahjong/Kong or Riichi

Left and Right Arrows - Select appropriate action menu options(Chow, Pung, Kong, Mahjong) or choose a tile to discard

Down Arrow - places the cursor in the middle of your hand.

American Mah jongg
Charleston - Underlined letters and numbers in menus and dialog boxes options correspond to the keyboard keys you must press to emulate mouse clicking of the same menu item or dialog box option.

E - Underlined letter “E” is the Enter key on your keyboard. Enter key is used during the Charleston to exchange tiles

Y/N - Y and N keys on your keyboard are used to say yes or no to the next Charleston

0/1/2/3 - Numbers from 0 to 3 are used to declare the number of tiles you will be changing during the pass across


MCR -
0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 - Numbers from 0 to 8 on your keyboard are used to specify the number of flowers to be replaced.
Flowers - Select a flower tile and then use arrow keys to discard or replace the flower tile.


Game View Presets
Mahjong Time players can currently use the CTRL button on the keyboard along with the mouse to move the camera around the table to change the point of view. The introduction of view presets present players with pre-calculated vantage point options with optimal gameplay view and realism.

Move Timer
The new menu also features a move timer that is presented as light dust draining from the call menu. This dust provides at-glance information to players about how much time is left in their turn to move. Moreover, the new menu frees up more room on the screen, which will allow for a more realistic, unobstructed view of the table during the game.


Hints and Tips

A new tutorial system will show players valuable hints and tips to improve player’s gaming experience. Currently, the system is set to show one tip while you are waiting to start a new game.



Wall or Hand Tile Discard -
The latest Beta offers a more explicit way for players to see whether your opponent discarded a tile from hand or the wall.

Mahjong Time has always been committed to making Mahjong Time as life-like as possible. We are very proud of the addition of this update to our EON software - complimenting its beautiful graphics, with an intuitive and dynamic user interface for controlling the game.

Monday, June 13, 2016

European Riichi Marathon 2016 Rules and Regulations

European Riichi  Marathon 2016 (the Marathon ) is a half-year-long online tournament divided into 3 Seasons.
European Riichi  Rules are also known as RCR and Riichi EMA rules.

Starting and Ending Dates of each European Riichi Marathon 2016 Season

Season 1:June 15th - August 14th, 2016
Season 2:August 15th - October 14th, 2016
Season 3:October 15th - December 15th, 2016

Server Time Zone: Pacific Time; Offset: UTC: -8:00/-7:00

Prizes


For the Winners of the half-year-long competition:
First Place - VIP 5,000 Gold Coins, Medal on the avatar
Second Place - Premium Subscription, Medal on the avatar
Third Place -   2,000 Gold Coins, Medal on the avatar.


For Winners of each Marathon Season:
First Place - 500 Gold Coins
Second Place - 300 Gold Coins
Third Place - 200 Gold Coins


Registration and Check-in

There is no need to pre-register for this tournament as this tournament starts as soon as four players are present at the table.

Marathon Table Details

Rules:European Riichi
Table Name:Marathon - Season 1
Rated:Yes
Entry Fee:1500 Dragon Chips
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Rounds:2
Move Time:8 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:1
Player minimum belt:White Belt 


Score

a. Winner of the Season:


Score = (Average TS + Average TS Best 10 Games)/2

Average TS - the average score accumulated during the Season.
Average TS Best 10 Games - the average score of player's highest scores during 10 consecutive games.

Rank = 1000*(N-P)/(N-1)

N - the numbers of players with a minimum of 4 games in the marathon
P - players position in the marathon

b. Winner of the European Riichi Marathon 2016
The ultimate winner of the marathon is the player who scores the most Rank Points during the 3 Seasons

Ties 

When two or more players tie for a position,  the player that has more games played in the marathon ranks higher in the Marathon results.
 In the unlikely event that two or more players tie in both scores and games played, the player that has higher Mahjong Time rating is ranked higher.

Game Disqualification

At a table in which one or more player is absent for 100 or more moves is automatically disqualified and the entry fees are returned to the remaining players.

Player Disqualification

a. Temporary Suspension
The participants of the tournament receive up to two temporary 72-hour  suspensions from entering the Marathon games when the marathon players are absent from their tables for more than 100 moves during the first two rounds of the tournament match.

b. Permanent Disqualification
The participants of the competition are permanently excluded  from entering the Marathon games for the whole season dues to their absence in the marathon for the third time.

Important Note: the Maraton is supported only on EON Desktop and Flash.

The Terms and Conditions of the MahjongTime account agreement apply. 

American Mah jongg Marathon 2016 Rules and Regulations

American Mah jongg Marathon 2016 (the Marathon ) is a half-year-long online tournament divided into 3 Seasons.


Starting and Ending Dates of each American Mah jongg Marathon 2016 Season

Season 1:June 15th - August 14th, 2016
Season 2:August 15th - October 14th, 2016
Season 3:October 15th - December 15th, 2016

Server Time Zone: Pacific Time; Offset: UTC: -8:00/-7:00

Prizes


For the Winners of the half-year-long competition:
First Place - Mah Jongg Carrying Case, Trophy, Medal on the avatar
Second Place -  Trophy, 5,000 Gold Coins, Medal on the avatar
Third Place -  Trophy, Medal on the avatar.


For Winners of each Marathon Season:
First Place - 500 Gold Coins
Second Place - 300 Gold Coins
Third Place - 200 Gold Coins


Registration and Check-in

There is no need to pre-register for this tournament as this tournament starts as soon as four players are present at the table.

Marathon Table Details

Rules:NMJL Card 2016
Table Name:Marathon - Season 1
Rated:Yes
Entry Fee:1500 Dragon Chips
Show Game Helper:No
Wait for Reconnect:No
Rounds:1
Move Time:8 sec
Game Timer:100 minutes
Table minimum points:0
Player minimum belt:White Belt


Score

a. Winner of the Season:


Score = (Average TS + Average TS Best 10 Games)/2

Average TS - the average score accumulated during the Season.
Average TS Best 10 Games - the average score of player's highest scores during 10 consecutive games.

Rank = 1000*(N-P)/(N-1)

N - the numbers of players with a minimum of 4 games in the marathon
P - players position in the marathon

b. Winner of the American Mah jongg Marathon 2016
The ultimate winner of the marathon is the player who scores the most Rank Points during the 3 Seasons

Ties 

When two or more players tie for a position,  the player that has more games played in the marathon ranks higher in the Marathon results.
 In the unlikely event that two or more players tie in both scores and games played, the player that has higher Mahjong Time rating is ranked higher.

Game Disqualification

At a table in which one or more player is absent for 100 or more moves is automatically disqualified and the entry fees are returned to the remaining players.

Player Disqualification

a. Temporary Suspension
The participants of the tournament receive up to two temporary 72-hour  suspensions from entering the Marathon games when the marathon players are absent from their tables for more than 100 moves during the first two rounds of the tournament match.

b. Permanent Disqualification
The participants of the competition are permanently excluded  from entering the Marathon games for the whole season due to their absence in the marathon for the third time.

Important Note: the Maraton is supported only on EON Desktop and Flash.

The Terms and Conditions of the MahjongTime account agreement apply. 

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Revised EMA Riichi rules 2016

 Revised EMA(European) Riichi Rules enter into effect on April 5th.
The most significant modifications of the rules are listed below:
Red Fives/akapai/赤牌 tiles - removed
Abortive draw rules - removed
Five counters rule - removed
Nagashi Mangan/ 流し満貫 rule - removed

All Simples/ Open Tanyao; Kuitan/ 喰い断/ rule - added
Swap-calling not allowed/Kuikae Nashi /喰い替えなし rule- added

Blessing of Man/Renho/人和 payment - Mangan(not a yakuman)
Big Four Winds /Dai suushii/ 大四喜 payment -yakuman/役満(not a double yakuman)
Hand with 13+ fan payment/Kazoeyakuman/数え役満 - sanbaiman( not a yakuman)
Uma/ウマ payments - 15,000/5,000/-5,000/-15,000
Chombo/冲合 penalty during tournaments - 20,000 p. deducted after UMA payment.
Temporary furiten ends when the player draws or claims a tile

Coming Soon
Chombo penalty for tournaments
The score and rules on mahjongtime.com to reflect the 2016 RCR  revision of the rules.
Dead hand penalty for swap-calling