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Post by Kesslar » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:17 pm

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but some of us were thinking it would be cool to have teams, or squads where no one else can get on to that certain color unless aloud by that squad, or team. Now I know that there is such a thing on the GU league, but I am talking about on every single map out there. So I am just asking to see what others think?

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Post by joevano » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 pm

Nah...
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Post by blast » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:33 pm

What would be the point of that?
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Post by JeffM » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:34 am

That would turn the currently open games from inclusive to exclusive and is not a direction we want to go. Part of the fun of playing the game is playing it with others. Playing with your friends is good and all but that is the reasons leagues exist.

There are far too many cases where this idea could be abused to exclude others and it doesn't really solve any problem with the game.

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Post by Agent West » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:39 am

Think of what will happen if there are many members of one "squad" on one map and noone else. There will be one team full of people, but noone for them to play against. The way it is now players can switch to different color to play in a situation like that.
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Post by Kesslar » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:45 am

Ok, I see what you are all saying, I was just thinking that if i would host my own map and then set the teams...but yeah...I understand...just an idea I guess...lol
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Post by JeffM » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:40 am

You can totally do that on your own server, it would be easy to write a plug-in to do what you are talking about, but it's not something we'd want to apply to every server

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Post by Kesslar » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:36 am

Ok...one more thing that I did forget to put in with my first idea was that if people didn't like the first idea...what about a quickshot league?

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Post by tw1sted » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:20 pm

Kesslar wrote:Ok...one more thing that I did forget to put in with my first idea was that if people didn't like the first idea...what about a quickshot league?
You may want to take that question over to http://forums.bzflag.org/viewforum.php?f=1

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