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New Game Style

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:10 pm
by ZE BOZZ
I was wondering if we could add a new play style, in short, a derivative of "rabbit hunt" where one player starts out as the rabbit and when he/she kills someone, they also become a rabbit. All the "zombie" tanks must eliminate the normal tanks and the normal tanks must bond together to defend themselves and so on until the last tank is killed, then it resets making another player the rabbit and all the rest normal; beginning the game again. I suppose it is a bit of a zombie type play style. No tks? No super flags? Would probably depend on the map.

Just a fun game style I thought would be very entertaining and enjoyable.

Re: New Game Style

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:56 pm
by blast
That would require a new major release of the game as we currently don't have a proper way to switch teams on the fly. The current rabbit implementation has a special "new rabbit" message that only supports a single rabbit. It's definitely something we want to solve in a later release, and it was something we had at least partially implemented in the 2.99.x codebase before it was abandoned. The idea would be to allow plugins to move players to different teams, and then this kind of gamemode could just be a simple server plugin.

Re: New Game Style

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:20 pm
by allejo
Keyword is "proper." Switching players can be done but it's atrocious; the game mode would have to different color teams instead of a rabbit. Terribly hackish but it's implemented here with a third-party API that I've started if you wish to write the plugin yourself. The bit of documentation that I've written is here and a few of the newer plugin updates that I've been writing use the toolkit so you can look at those for examples.

Re: New Game Style

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:56 am
by ZE BOZZ
Very interesting, and quite insightful. Thanks guys!

Re: New Game Style

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:57 am
by optic delusion
I think this was sorta like what you are talking about.
http://forums.bzflag.org/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=7912

Re: New Game Style

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:54 am
by ZE BOZZ
That is exactly what I was talking about. It seems, from reading the posts after, that it was quite enjoyable! I may take a look at that idea once again. Thanks Optic!