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by figurines
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: New Maps
Replies: 28
Views: 5748

New Maps

I've put some thought into new maps and I'm thinking that players can submit maps to a public forum and if said map gets a certain number of votes then it gets put onto a league server for one month (other option would be to have GU council decide which maps get the one month treatment)... After thi...
by figurines
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Consolidation
Replies: 29
Views: 4641

Re: Consolidation

I think GU has taken over DUC league already... Nobody plays DUC anymore, we all play GU So let's keep it simple and combine the two. People feel that DUC is being taken over, the real reason they feel that way is because GU has been taking over DUC for a while now. Just let it happen...if people ar...
by figurines
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Consolidation
Replies: 29
Views: 4641

Re: Consolidation

DUC and GU should just be combined...GU/DUC league councils should vote and then it should happen. It will be good for both leagues.
by figurines
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: League Client
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: League Client2

Thanks for your polite reply...oh wait you decided to be unhelpful again. I STILL think that this is the proper time to either do something about it or resign ourselves to the fact that this "league consolidation" is going to do exactly what every new league has done-get a bit of activity and then d...
by figurines
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: League Client
Replies: 6
Views: 986

League Client

Thanks Blast for completely blowing me off I appreciate that. Next time feel free to be polite and nice... Obviously I'm aware that other people have talked about this but I'm bringing it up here and now for a reason...Why? Because this consolidation is based on getting more activity...LOTS of the p...
by figurines
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: League Client
Replies: 6
Views: 986

League Client

Would it be possible to create a client strictly for this league that is difficult or impossible to modify? I know there's tons of problems with this idea, but you can see what I'm getting at and as much as I appreciate idea bashing as the next guy I'd prefer POSITIVE comments aimed towards helping ...
by figurines
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project
Replies: 57
Views: 26951

Re: IRC meeting to discuss BZFlag Replacement Project

Can we just focus on the BIGGEST issue that bzflag has which is cheat detection... There has got to be a way to make people feel like, at the very least, there is some way to, at the very least, slightly deter people from doing this... Is it possible to force clients to send a screenshot to a server...
by figurines
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Match Points and Lengths
Replies: 39
Views: 5771

Re: Match Points and Lengths

I think there should be benefits to playing with more map diversity. For instance if you keep your winning % equal (50% ducati/ 50% GU) you should get a small point bonus. Why? Your team is literally showing more skill by winning on both maps. I'm not married to the details, but I do think a bonus w...
by figurines
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Admin/cops:
Replies: 27
Views: 3762

Re: Admin/cops:

The reason to have lots of invisible cops is to make people feel as if they are ALWAYS being watched. Perhaps tricking people into doing a bit more self policing.
by figurines
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Match Points and Lengths
Replies: 39
Views: 5771

Re: Match Points and Lengths

Would it be possible to keep track of the # of wins each team has on each map? That way we can have a "best overall" score and then see how many matches on each map contributed to that (Example: GU: 52 wins Duc: 10 wins Pillbox: nobody plays this). Or is it possible to have different scoreboard ("te...
by figurines
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Rules: review and maybe revise/update
Replies: 35
Views: 5413

Re: Rules: review and maybe revise/update

Why should the leagues in BZFlag be the same? Why should we mass censor the whole league when each and every player has the ability to /silence without "unbinding the chat keys from the game". To me it just seems like, at least on this particular point, the attention to detail is wasted. Swearing ex...
by figurines
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Rules: review and maybe revise/update
Replies: 35
Views: 5413

Re: Rules: review and maybe revise/update

Swearing is self censorship and it doesn't make you cool and, yep we're adults...but also adults DO swear...just my two cents
by figurines
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Rules: review and maybe revise/update
Replies: 35
Views: 5413

Re: Rules: review and maybe revise/update

"considering the fact that you know there are children playing, that should be reason enough to keep your chat family friendly"

I'm still going with the "the fact that these children are on the internet means they are already exposed to much worse than anything text based chat can offer them"
by figurines
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Admin/cops:
Replies: 27
Views: 3762

Re: Admin/cops:

I think having lots of hidden Cops is a great idea...maybe the only command that they can use is /kick and /mute (maybe for just 10 minutes). That way we can give out LOTS of permissions and (maybe) by giving out more responsibility to more of the player base people will behave better as a whole. If...
by figurines
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: spawn only group
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Re: spawn only group

This could be a place to reduce bans on annoying players, but still allow them to contribute positively to the league...perhaps /mute bans (can spawn etc. but not talk) could last for a number of matches played rather than a set amount of weeks?
by figurines
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Current bans
Replies: 26
Views: 4223

Re: Current bans

I think we should remove perma-bans or bans beyond 1 week. Keep giving players chances-keep banning them. Everyone has the ability to /silence and it could add some fun character to the game to "break the rules" (John McEnroe and tennis anyone?). Let's get some more emotion going in these matches! A...
by figurines
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Rules: review and maybe revise/update
Replies: 35
Views: 5413

Re: Rules: review and maybe revise/update

I'm a big fan of bzflag being very open with swearing etc. If someone is being particularly hateful they need to be banned (or muted whatever), but swearing itself is not bad. Yeah it's a children's game blah blah blah, but any child with access to the internet can see MUCH worse than our text based...
by figurines
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Match Points and Lengths
Replies: 39
Views: 5771

Re: Match Points and Lengths

What about clearing all current scores and teams? Force players to kind of restart/start fresh?
by figurines
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: New League Name
Replies: 58
Views: 7616

Re: New League Name

I like "One League" (to rule them all?)
by figurines
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Leagues United Discussion
Topic: Match Points and Lengths
Replies: 39
Views: 5771

Re: Consolidation

More maps>less maps
More activity>less activity

Very much in favor to this!

Can we please call it the "/mapchange" league
by figurines
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: A new matching variant for GU league
Replies: 93
Views: 19179

Re: A new matching variant for GU league

6 is not a hard number. Doesn't matter what the descision is for how many.
by figurines
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: A new matching variant for GU league
Replies: 93
Views: 19179

Re: A new matching variant for GU league

When the novelty of being able to find a match for your team wears off people will...stop matching! Logic prevails again Yes I do think this would render ELO useless, but for me since I never cared about team rankings or whatever it is not a loss. Also having the league die from inactivity, but stil...
by figurines
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: A new matching variant for GU league
Replies: 93
Views: 19179

Re: A new matching variant for GU league

I feel that people need to embrace the community aspect of bzflag/guleague/league play. A proposal to split players 50/50 pink/red team (in the most barebones way without discussing details that are, in my opinion, impossible to predict until implementation) will not limit competitive play in any wa...
by figurines
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In game advertising
Replies: 16
Views: 2461

Re: In game advertising

I was thinking that if the actual company took a percentage of the proceeds that the map makers made from the advertising than it would work out well for all parties involved. But I agree it could be very annoying, but also could help the game. Buying a T-Shirt is a way for the players to support th...