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Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:32 am
by optic delusion
Theme97 and I have the plugin almost ready for release, it worked perfectly for nine hours tonight, here's how it plays.

Flags are not randomly placed around the map, they are hidden on an un-reachable platform. When a player makes a kill, his "Flag Level" goes up one notch. A flag is then given to that player, corresponding to his level. It may take more than one kill to "progress" from one level to the next. Teamkills put the killer at level "negative 1" and an un-shakable bad flag is given to that TK'er. The bad flag stays with the negative level player, until he can make a kill, even through multiple respawns.

There is a configuration file that the plugin loads, so the levels may change at any time, but here is how I have levels set up right now.

-1. Blindness, Jamming, No Jumping, Or Wide Angle. For teamkiller.

0. Useless. All Spawns have Useless. This is important because it makes it harder for other players to tell that you have no flag. Don't drop it.

1. Sheild. Shield can be more powerful than it seems.

2. Invisible Bullett, Machine Gun, Or Quick Turn

3. Agility or HighSpeed
All the levels so far require one kill to progress. It takes 2 kills to progress from level 3 to level 4.

4. Stealth or Tiny. I make my tiny more tiny than default setting.
now you need three kills to progress to...

5. ShockWave
four more kills gets you...

6. Laser or Guided Missile
you need five kills to get....

7. Genocide. watch out for the TK's
nine kills are required for...

8. Wings. Finally, after 25 consecutive kills, you can fly away home...


I might also sprinkle a few seers and one thief flag on the ground. If you drop your flag or your flag is stolen, you lose it, but don't go down a level, so you should be able to continue to progress.

Rogues cannot TeamKill with my current settings, but I may change that.

It actually plays like a cross between a server that has no flags, and one that does have flags. At any one time, half the players are carrying a useless or shield flag.

Stay Tuned For Updates!
The server is A-Delusion.no-ip-info:4356

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:32 am
by Zelgadis
lol, nice!

good work guys! :D

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:52 pm
by ducktape
I think there is a place like that

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:56 pm
by Theme97
A-Delusion wrote:Teamkills put the killer at level "negative 1" and an un-shakable bad flag is given to that TK'er. The bad flag stays with the negative level player, until he can make a kill, even through multiple respawns.
Yes, BUT, if you're already at negative 1, you can go lower with more teamkills. :twisted: That means...
A-Delusion wrote:7. Genocide. watch out for the TK's
You better.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:39 am
by Goodbye2U
Yeah, I remember when U tested that feature. what was it, 7-8 TKs?
resulting in 6-7 kills to level 0. Or was it every(non TK) kill adds to the count?

its gr8

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:03 pm
by soad freak
iplyed it its great but no one else plays it :cry:

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:02 pm
by RexFlex
I liked it too, but the others kept whinging about it, apparently because they couldn't make the progress and felt disadvantaged by the better players getting the good flags.

It was a fair bit buggy for me when I tried it, in that the levels didn't progress right for me (for example, I was on level 6 and my next kill took me back to level 1 even though I hadn't died - that sucked as it took my excellent GM flag away and replaced it with shield).

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:23 am
by optic delusion
Bumping a very old thread, but this server has some dedicated fans, and they have been leaving /reports. Here's what you want to know.
Use these commands to stop and restart the giving of flags.
/pf off - This will allow you to keep the flag you have at the time you use the command.
/pf on -restarts the flag level count, you will get new flags.

Also.. we pretty much worked out the bugs, the only thing that kills it is lost packets. If your under 250 lag and :!: ZERO :!: packetloss, you should have no problems getting the progressive flags.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:34 pm
by darkid
I believe something like this is up in "Mo-fo Pro", although I don't know whether or not it is from this plugin.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:51 am
by Bambino
Lots of plugins are loaded on many different servers and we don't really need to know. Most of us don't care.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:07 am
by optic delusion
This is coming back, and it's going to work this time.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:49 am
by Gollum
Go optic! :D

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:05 am
by optic delusion
It's running now on port 4201 Passion Map. Still testing. Gotta turn on Open-FFA, and other changes.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:10 am
by Faker
Gollum here too. I shall check it out, it up for awhile?

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 am
by Faker
Is that the old mofo map!? :D

If so, great remodel, I couldnt even focus!

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:54 am
by optic delusion
Progressive Flag Mode has returned!
I figured out a way to do it that i thought would be bug free, no problems with lag causing missed flags.
Zehra made the plugin. It works!
We will do some final perfecting of the levels and bring it back in a few days.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:10 pm
by tainn
It's interesting to see Stealth so relatively soon on the list, considering it is one of the most powerful flags in the game, alongside Wings perhaps, depending on the flap count.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:12 pm
by optic delusion
I you look at the date of the first post in this thread, you will understand there are going to be some changes.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:14 pm
by tainn
I was and am aware of the date the OP was posted, there was no hint of any changes that I caught, though. Was merely a remark that some changes might be wise to be considered if they aren't already ;)

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:19 pm
by optic delusion
It's a new method of getting the flags to players. Instead of using "flag give" to remove the flag they had and then give them their new flag (we called this "zapping" flags and many times flags would fail to arrive because of packet loss), there are many small zones where flags are placed, and players have to drop their flag and go get a new one.
If at any time you like the flag you have, you can keep it. Just don't drop it.
More details soon.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:25 pm
by tainn
That's actually pretty nifty. Hopefully the zone quantity doesn't affect the performance that much.

Re: Progressive Flag Mode

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:22 am
by Zehra
tainn wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:25 pm
That's actually pretty nifty. Hopefully the zone quantity doesn't affect the performance that much.
Thanks for the insight and feedback, it helps with improving and developing better plug-ins.
According to the most recent tests of the latest version, there does not seem to be any performance issues, so this shouldn't be a concern.

-Zehra