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Team Scrambling

Post by that exploding tank » Mon May 04, 2009 8:10 pm

You've seen this before: you enter a server where the teams are so stacked that you leave the server after only 2 min of playing.

Why not add an option to the poll that would allow the scrambling of teams with a majority vote? Many other games already incorporate this, and I think that it would reduce new players' frustrations when they go up against an incredibly overwhelming team.

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Re: Team Scrambling

Post by clarahobbs » Mon May 04, 2009 8:13 pm

Sounds okay to me, but might be pretty hard to implement.
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Re: Team Scrambling

Post by joevano » Mon May 04, 2009 8:55 pm

Not possible in 2.0.x without kicking everyone, and just having random rejoins (or just players not rejoining).It would also ONLY work on server with autoteam. The server would have no control over balancing the teams based on previous performance of the players. Highly likely that it would not improve the situation...

Also, this would have to be set up server side and so that would be an individual server owners choice...
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Re: Team Scrambling

Post by tobylane » Tue May 05, 2009 12:41 pm

The server knows who picked their own teams and who didn't, and it's unlikely 2.* will get any update of this size anyway.

I agree, very good idea. It would need a fairly high majority, with 3.* ignoring non-voters it should be 2/3 or 3/4.

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Re: Team Scrambling

Post by clarahobbs » Tue May 05, 2009 2:27 pm

The ratio at which a poll is accepted by the server is set in the configuration file. The default setting is .5, but it can be set to more or less by the server owner. It changes for all poll types, not just one. It would require several changes to BZFS to make each poll type have separate lengths.
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Re: Team Scrambling

Post by blast » Tue May 05, 2009 4:03 pm

tobylane wrote:The server knows who picked their own teams and who didn't, and it's unlikely 2.* will get any update of this size anyway.
It isn't "unlikely", it's impossible. This would require a protocol change.

Version 3.0.0 will support changing teams. The plugin API in the 2.99.x code base already has a "sendSetTeam" function that would allow you to create this feature as a plugin.
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Re: Team Scrambling

Post by clarahobbs » Tue May 05, 2009 11:12 pm

YAY! I wanted something like that for a hide-and-seek plugin. That sounds so cool...
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