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New Release Planned for End of July!

Rules and Scoring changes:

Riichi Competition Rules

The Japanese Modern rules are renamed into Riichi Competition Rules. These Japanese rules and scoring have been changed radically. Now the EMA Riichi rules are used to play Mahjong.


EMA Rules

Riichi Mahjong (future release)

JM(on live)

1.Points System

fan=yaku+red_fives+
dora+kan_dora+ura_dora minipoints

hans=yaku+
red_fives+dora+
kan_dora+ura_dora fus

hans+dora+
ura_dora+kan_dora fus

2.Minimum points for Mahjong

1 yaku

1 hans

1 hans

3.Red Fives

yes

yes

no

4.Minipoints calculation

if fan<5

if hans <5

always

5.Riichi Payment

1000 points

1000 points

0 points

6.Bonus markers for tied games or when East remains East.

yes

yes

no

7.All Simples

only concealed

only concealed

concealed/open sets

8.Pinfu

only concealed

only concealed

concealed/open sets

9.Bottom of the Sea

last tile, or the following discard

last tile, or the following discard

last tile

10.Little Three Dragons

2 yaku

2 hans

4 hans

11.Nagashi Mangan

yes

yes

no

12.Nine Gates

only concealed

only concealed

concealed/open sets

13.Blessing of Man

yes

yes

no

14.Little FourWinds

yes

yes

no

15.Big FourWinds

yes

yes

no

16.Four Winds

no

no

yes

17.Open Pinfu

yes

yes

no

18.Seven pairs (no further minipoints)

yes

yes

no

19.Uma bonus/penalty

yes

yes

no

20.No change Seat

if East winner, or Tenpai

if East winner, or Tenpai

if East winner or dead wall

21.Concealed Kong

two middle tiles face-down

two middle tiles face-down

two middle tiles face- up

22.Out From Start

no

no

yes

23.Blessing of Heaven

yes

yes

no

24.Blessing of Earth

yes

yes

no

25.Ready

A player is not allowed to declare riichi if there are less than four tiles left in the wall.

yes

-

26.Robbing concealed kong

A concealed kong cannot be robbed, except to win on Thirteen Orphans.

no

no

27.Players is Furiten. Declare valid Mahjong on Last Discard.

yes

yes

no



World Series of Mahjong rules

Here is a list of the specific rules and scoring changes that will be adopted:

- There is a 5-point minimum limit for going out.
- Concealed hand is re-defined and does not apply (add) to irregular hands (7 pairs and 13 Terminals).
- Small Three Winds (MT = 25, WSoM = 30)
- All Triplets (MT = 40, WSoM = 30)
- Three Concealed Triplets (MT = 25, WSoM = 30)
- Four Concealed Triplets (MT = 115, WSoM = 125)
- Small Three Similar Triplets (MT = 25, WSoM = 30)
- Win on Kong (MT = 15, WSoM = 10)
- Robbing a Kong (MT = 15, WSoM = 10)
- Blessing of Heaven (MT = 320, WSoM = 155)
- Blessing of Earth (MT = 320, WSoM = 155)
- Thirteen Terminals (MT = 320, WSoM = 160)
- Seven Pairs (MT = 25, WSoM = 30)

MT are the rules currently used on the site. WsoM represents how thew will be changed in the release.

Hong Kong scoring improvements

The Hong Kong scoring system was improved in order to give the better representation of the winning hand and combinations.

The representation of the scoring patterns was improved in order to give the better understanding of the winning hand.

Example of New Combination representation

Example of Old Combination representation

One Suit and Honors - 3
Seat Wind - 1
Prevalent Wind - 1
No Flowers or Seasons - 1
After FaanLaak Table - 16
Total Faans: 6

Kong of player’s Own Wind-51|51|51|51 - 1
Kong of the Wind of the Round-51|51|51|51 - 1
Kong of Dragons-41|41|41|41 - 1
Kong of Dragons-42|42|42|42 - 1
All Kongs - 64
No Flowers or Seasons - 1
After FaanLaak Table - 64
Total Points : 64


New rule version – Taiwanese 16 tile Mahjong !!!

The new rule variation named named Taiwanese 16 tile Mahjong will be available in the new version. The Taiwanese Mahjong is played using 16 Mahjong tiles and the winning hand consists of 5 combinations (chow, pung, kong) and the pair. The number of tiles used in the Mahjong set remains the same(136). Please refer to the rules and scoring to find out more.

Flash Game Redesign

Redesign for Home Page and Jackpot Screen

The Home Page and Jackpot screens in the Flash game are redesigned slightly. On the Home Page you can see the number of users playing different game types now. Whereas, on the jackpot screen you can see the number of users playing cash games, the number of games that were played this month and your position in the list of the Jackpot participants.

Games Screen redesign

The Open Tables and In-Play Tables are merged into one page names Games. This screen represents all tables. There is no scrolling. We use Rooms instead of scroll bars. Each page on the game screen represents separate room where you can find open, in-play and finished games.

My Games

The "My Games" is added to the Games Screen. You can find all the games where you are player at the moment there.

Create Table window redesign

The "Create Table" window has two representations now. The default window contains basic options: Game Name, Game Type and Cash Game setting. Click Advanced Options to see all other options for creating the table.

Player Services improvement

There is possibility to have more than one player services member online. In the Live Help window there will be possibility to choose the PS you want to contact. Technical Support is available too. After contacting the PS you can be redirected to the technical support representative if it is needed.

Score window improvement

When the game opens the scoring window at the conclusion of a hand for the first time, an online window pop ups and says "click on the players [here] to see their hands and scoring".

User's Awards

We have 6 medals shown on user profiles that are not currently used. But they will be used! The users will earn the medals for different achievements. The first medals will be given to the winners of the best games of the month. Other medals will be given to the winners of different online and off line tournaments. The awards are shown in Flash on user profile as medals. When you move your cursor over the area, the description is shown as a tool tip in the proper language.

"Only the Host Can Seat Players"table setting for Cash Games is disabled

"Only the Host Can Seat Players" table setting is disabled for Cash Games in this release. If the user selects "This is a Cash Game" the "Only the Host Can Seat Players" is automatically hidden and disabled. This will help to prevent collusion between players.

Invitations System

Players can choose what Games Type they want to be invited to play. On the "My Account" page there is the list of checkboxes named “Invite Me to the games”. Select the Game Style and then check the “Cash Games” if you want to receive invites to the cash games. In case the "Cash Games" checkbox is disabled, you'll receive invites only from members of game from the selected Game Types. Disable all check boxes if you do not want to receive invitations at all.

Example: If you Play HK and CO games only and do not want to receive invitations to other game styles, go to My Account, Select HK and CO and deselect all other game styles. You'll receive invitations only to HK and CO Members games. If you are cash player check the "Cash Games" button and you'll be invited to both Members and Cash HK and CO games.

Find your last game

Find the game you were most recently playing in one click. In case you leave the game or have been disconnected from the site the, window with the last game you were playing will be shown and you can rejoin the game with one click. No more need to search for the game in the "Play Tables".

Web Site improvements

Japanese Version of the website

Mahjong Time is now available in Japanese! Japanese fans and natives, Japanese speakers are welcome! All the rule sets, scoring patterns, FAQ and all other pages are now available in Japanese.

Tournament Pages improvement

Tournament pages are now available in all the supported languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, Japanese ). Select the preferred language and read the rules, view tournament schedules, users seats and winners pages in this language. The tournament secure registration process is available in your language too.

Scoring pages updates

See the updated scoring and rules pages for the new Riichi Competition Rules (former Japanese Modern). The WSOM scoring pages are updated too.

MT Billing System

PayPal

For PayPal the Subscription model is maintained on the PayPal system.

Master and Visa Card (PayPal), Moneta.ru

The Subscription model is maintained on PayPal system.

C TOPay Debit Card
This is a payment solution for Chinese players.
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