In Reply to: Game Colony posted by EnergizerBunnyX0 (Platinum) on April 02, 2003 at 14:40:05:
I find that the main problem with GameColony is that it is a pure Java code site. The matches all run as applets. When I played there regularly after the site started the major problem with their games is that they would eat and leak memory on your puter. What was done to correct this was to exit the game room after every few games and then go back in. It didn't prevent all the boots but it prevented some.
But even with recent play, there will still be times when suddenly the game area gets no response out of a mouse click. Again, I think it is because of the Java base of their code. I think that the play is a bit slow for my tastes, but they have one feature that I've always liked, and that is how the cards are ordered on the table. On the downside, the site appears to be geared for being "for profit", certain parts can only be used if you have paid for them. We're already paying for one site (WP on AOL), it's up to everyone else if they want to pay for other services.
Here's hoping that AOL and EA will at least return the servers to a point where connections stay persistant again.