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Post by huw » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:13 pm

On some servers they get full very quickly and then you are forced to be an observer.

It would be nice if there could be a queue system so that when someone leaves you become a player.

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Post by Guest » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:15 pm

What if you don't want to become a player?
Do you get the option to join or Not-join this queue?

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Post by huw » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:34 pm

Well if your set yourself to automatic / or a colour then that implies you want to be a tank.

If you set yourself to observer then it knows you only want to watch

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Post by dartman » Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:39 am

What if you change your mind when you become an observer?

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Post by RPG » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:25 am

CannonBallGuy wrote:What if you don't want to become a player?
Do you get the option to join or Not-join this queue?
If you want to be an observer, you can. If you choose auto/colored team, then you'd be put in teh queue.

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Post by Brennen The Great » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:07 am

There is a "queue" system: sit there as an observer and wait to see someone sign off on the consol then quickly rejoin. How lazy has our society become?
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Post by Guest » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:11 am

What if you wanted to play, but ended us as observer, then start talking to the other observers... Maybe then you don't want to play, you want to stay in observer to talk or whatch...

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Post by Manu » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:45 am

I'm working on it. cooming soon

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Post by RPG » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:33 pm

Manu wrote:I'm working on it. cooming soon
Awesome!

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Post by huw » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:53 pm

Great thanks :D

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:55 pm

Perhaps it could be a patch for some people who want that? I don't know. I think it would have a conflict if there are about 6 other people also wanting to play.

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Post by dartman » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:04 pm

RPG wrote:
CannonBallGuy wrote:What if you don't want to become a player?
Do you get the option to join or Not-join this queue?
If you want to be an observer, you can. If you choose auto/colored team, then you'd be put in teh queue.
I think whast he means is that a message would pop up saying "Would you like to join as a player?" and then there would be an option saying "Yes" or "No". Maybe it could use some "quick-joining" thing.

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Post by Hannibal » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:47 pm

BZFlag with popups? :roll: what is this world coming to?
Games don't make people violent, lag does.
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Post by dartman » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:06 pm

Not a pop-up, just a message, like the main menu. Not a pop-up. Lol.

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Post by ^nightmare^ » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:15 pm

*sigh* i remeber playing bzflag before it was released to the world. That was pretty cool already. Then i started playing on 1.7 a nice and simple going around in a tank shooting game. Now its getting all weird and more sci-fi. :tired: i think i like the old one better :\
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Post by RPG » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:27 pm

This is how I was thinking of the queue system to clear things up:

1. A person joins a full server with the request to be on a team.
2. That person is put in observer, but he is assigned a queue number.
3. When somebody leavs the server, the person with the lowest queue number would be put into the server.

If you join the game as an observer, you wouldn't be put into the queue, you'd just be an observer.

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Post by Hannibal » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:30 pm

I came in on 1.6, something like that, ya, it was pretty cool then too, and it has grown alot since then...

alot of my favorite servers/maps then did not go over to 2.0, and i kept looking for them forever...

and if bzflag wasnt released to the world, then how did anyone play it?
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Post by Hannibal » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:32 pm

huwnet wrote:Well if your set yourself to automatic / or a colour then that implies you want to be a tank.

If you set yourself to observer then it knows you only want to watch
i think he beat you to it, RPG.

thats the best idea, and it seems pretty good.
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Post by ^nightmare^ » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:38 pm

My dad was working for a buisness, and he had a lab that had the game. i think you could only play local games, if at all :? hard to remember, years ago :)
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Post by A Meteorite » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:57 pm

Manu wrote:I'm working on it. cooming soon
Any idea when it will be done? I can't wait! :D
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Post by Brennen The Great » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:47 pm

What about in the private match servers like gamesunited??? you cant join in because its an official match :shock:
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Post by TD-Linux » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:09 am

Then you simply join as observer.

As for changing your mind and deciding you want to stay observer, there are a few options. One would be to rejoin as observer.

My idea: Two new commands.
/queue enter
/queue exit
Maybe you can queue for a certain color? :P

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Post by dartman » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:51 am

RPG wrote:This is how I was thinking of the queue system to clear things up:

1. A person joins a full server with the request to be on a team.
2. That person is put in observer, but he is assigned a queue number.
3. When somebody leavs the server, the person with the lowest queue number would be put into the server.

If you join the game as an observer, you wouldn't be put into the queue, you'd just be an observer.
Good. How about a combination of mine and yours? it would tell you when it's your turn to come in. If you say "No", it would take you off the queue, but you can choose if want to join back at any time.

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Post by Brennen The Great » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:10 am

sounds good :).
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Post by huw » Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:32 pm

sorry to bump but..

Is this included in 2.0.4 or will it be in the release after?

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