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I would like to support the SYC but I don´t think it is fair to give the members an advantage of priority in the server to get faster updates etc.
Could you explain the idea of why paying for such an advantage should be feasible?

Hi. First of all I have to emphasize that priority on the server does not mean faster boat. No speed gains are available for members. However, there are quite a lot of costs associated with operating the sailonline simulator. Costs that we in the long run have to cover. Introducing a yacht club is the way we choose, and rather than only letting members sail we allow everybody to sail but we must naturally prioritize paying members. The effect of this priority is that member-boats will react more often. That can hardly be regarded as unfair? If you still disagree, please develop your thoughts in tis thread.

...one of the guys behind the game...
I have already experienced a delay, as I earlier wrote to you, after ordering a change of course it takes some time before it is executed by the server.If this would be speeded up by paying to join the SYC I mean this benefit is not fair to the other saylors. And of course I don´t argue against that you take out some money for developing this fascinating tool to let us practice sailing. I have not learnt so much about sailing in my whole life as since I started to use sailonline.se.
Hey Dagge, that is just how the program works!
I mean, this is not 100% real-time, online, but more a strategy game.
The boats are updated normally about every 15 sec. Such a delay in a 5-day game is certainly not unfair?
Of course it is unfair if the SYC members, just by beeing members, get faster actual excecution time after a command than non members.
Heh, maybe this should be put into perspective... you are not actually steering the boat or anything, rather "piloting".
I would be perfectly happy to give my possible "unfair update rate frequency advantage" to you dagge, and then we would see what happens. In fact, a slower response would perhaps have saved some unpleasant plus/minus error jibes & tacks, and miles lost...
Also, Dagge, we need people to join SYC. If you regard the update interval as a benefit, why don´t join SYC? We will soon release other benefits for members too.

...one of the guys behind the game...

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