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Pingtimes in server list

Post by The Vaxorcist » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:07 pm

Just thought I'd float an idea and see what people think.

Wouldn't it be nice if the server list displayed some sort of indication of the ping time of the server next to it's description, maybe color coded? That way, I'd know better than to join a server halfway around the world.
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Post by papercut » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:36 pm

That sounds like a slick idea to me.

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Post by Grace F » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:26 am

That would help, though everything for me would be.....well orangy or red if say blue was the color indicator for a server close to home and red was the indicator for a server furthest away. Kinda sucks when you enter a server, just get started playing and already get warnings to leave :P Oh well :)
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Post by Triumph of the Soul » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:56 pm

The ideas of pinging a server and/or listing based on registered location have already been thoroughly discussed, as well as other organizational methods. It was agreed that the list server could use some sprucing up in its organizational aspects. Someone just needs to write the code for it.
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Post by The Vaxorcist » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:43 pm

Grace F wrote:That would help, though everything for me would be.well orangy or red if say blue was the color indicator for a server close to home and red was the indicator for a server furthest away. Kinda sucks when you enter a server, just get started playing and already get warnings to leave :P Oh well :)
Same here :P
Well, At least we'll be forwarned.
The ideas of pinging a server and/or listing based on registered location have already been thoroughly discussed, as well as other organizational methods. It was agreed that the list server could use some sprucing up in its organizational aspects. Someone just needs to write the code for it.
Great. I'm working on it now - If I can figure out how the damn thing works. :)
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Post by marcone » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:50 am

yes! this would be the bomb, how's your work going?

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Post by The Vaxorcist » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:40 pm

Pretty well. I'll see if it can be added in the version of bzflag.
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Post by too much loving » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:24 pm

The descriptions of some servers include the name of the state, country, or continent where the server is placed.

If all server descriptions did this, then we wouldn't need a ping extension at all :)

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Post by Grace F » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:32 pm

Yea some do. Even though all the Australian/New Zealand servers say its an OZ/NZ server, I still see people coming into the servers screaming 'LAAAAAAAG' when their like trying to play from the moon. If there was a ping extension people would be most tempted to look at that. I'd definetely use it for sure!
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Post by The Vaxorcist » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:35 pm

Grace F wrote:Yea some do. Even though all the Australian/New Zealand servers say its an OZ/NZ server, I still see people coming into the servers screaming 'LAAAAAAAG' when their like trying to play from the moon. If there was a ping extension people would be most tempted to look at that. I'd definetely use it for sure!
What makes you think that this will help? :P

Also, this is done, and almost definitely will be in the next release.
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Post by Grace F » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:29 am

The Vaxorcist wrote:What makes you think that this will help? :P
Well like I said people would be more tempted to look at it since it's something new :)
The Vaxorcist wrote:Also, this is done, and almost definitely will be in the next release.
Very good news! :)
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