[GP/UI] Choose Which Position (Color) to Join in a Game

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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby b00kw0rm on Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:36 am

What color I get makes absolutely no difference whether I join a game or create it. So what if I get yellow instead of red? It's just a color and it doesn't affect gameplay in the least. With that said, I definitely prefer choice 2.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby porkenbeans on Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:15 pm

b00kw0rm wrote:What color I get makes absolutely no difference whether I join a game or create it. So what if I get yellow instead of red? It's just a color and it doesn't affect gameplay in the least. With that said, I definitely prefer choice 2.
I am with book on the fact that color makes no difference to me. However, I can see why it may be helpful to some. If you for instance like to play 20 or so games on the same map at the same time, then I could see how always having the same color could be of help.

But, with all of the other good suggs waiting to be addressed and/or implemented, you have got to ask yourself, is this really that necessary ?
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby -=- Tanarri -=- on Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:42 pm

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b00kw0rm wrote:What color I get makes absolutely no difference whether I join a game or create it. So what if I get yellow instead of red? It's just a color and it doesn't affect gameplay in the least. With that said, I definitely prefer choice 2.
I am with book on the fact that color makes no difference to me. However, I can see why it may be helpful to some. If you for instance like to play 20 or so games on the same map at the same time, then I could see how always having the same color could be of help.

But, with all of the other good suggs waiting to be addressed and/or implemented, you have got to ask yourself, is this really that necessary ?


I would think that it should be a lower priority update. Though that being said, it strikes me as the kind of update that would be pretty easy to make and require little effort or time, unlike many of the much better updates that are lined up. I see it was one of those minor updates/tweaks that gets listed and put in with the (hopefully at least monthly now) much nicer major updates.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:01 pm

Well, remember. We now have a Web Developer, so more updates should be coming out then before
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:42 am

Obviously isn't not "necessary", but it'll really increase the happiness of the general CC user methinks. And that's always a good thing.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby SirSebstar on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:35 am

i'd assume everybody picks his own colour, and does not realy change the colour thats being played with, so if i pick red. the red player does not change, only the representation of my colour. that way, everybody can pick red, everybody gets the keep the gamesequence they are used too, minus their own colour change, but if you always pick red, that should not be too hard..

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no i think this is a bad idea right now. it need to be worked on
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:21 pm

SirSebstar wrote:i'd assume everybody picks his own colour, and does not realy change the colour thats being played with, so if i pick red. the red player does not change, only the representation of my colour. that way, everybody can pick red, everybody gets the keep the gamesequence they are used too, minus their own colour change, but if you always pick red, that should not be too hard..

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no i think this is a bad idea right now. it need to be worked on


Yeah... bad idea. Because say you try calling out to yellow... but nobody picked yellow, so everybody goes "He must be talking to someone else"
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby -=- Tanarri -=- on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:59 pm

TheForgivenOne wrote:
SirSebstar wrote:i'd assume everybody picks his own colour, and does not realy change the colour thats being played with, so if i pick red. the red player does not change, only the representation of my colour. that way, everybody can pick red, everybody gets the keep the gamesequence they are used too, minus their own colour change, but if you always pick red, that should not be too hard..

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no i think this is a bad idea right now. it need to be worked on


Yeah... bad idea. Because say you try calling out to yellow... but nobody picked yellow, so everybody goes "He must be talking to someone else"


I can't say that I entirely follow what SirSebstar was trying to say, but it does seem awfully wrong and doesn't sound like either option that lack put forward.

I really think that option 2, being picking which colour slot you join under, just like in team games, is the best way to go for this and would work fine. It has minimal impact on how things work on the site and everybody still gets to pick which colour they are out of the ones that are remaining in the game.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby MrBenn on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:19 pm

Perhaps the easiest way to do it, would be to allow people to join specific slots, in a similar way to how you can join specific teams; the play/colour order should remain the same however.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby iamkoolerthanu on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:55 pm

MrBenn wrote:Perhaps the easiest way to do it, would be to allow people to join specific slots, in a similar way to how you can join specific teams; the play/colour order should remain the same however.

-=- Tanarri -=- wrote:I really think that option 2, being picking which colour slot you join under, just like in team games, is the best way to go for this and would work fine. It has minimal impact on how things work on the site and everybody still gets to pick which colour they are out of the ones that are remaining in the game.

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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Yes, i believe Option 2 is going to be used for this
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby ender516 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:10 am

I guess Option 2 is workable, but I always pictured this change more like Sir Sebstar described. Yes, it would mean not being able to use colour names in the chat, but how hard is it to copy and paste the name from the players list? Or simply add player numbers, so that you call out to #1 instead of red? If I could choose the colour scheme for each game I was in, I could avoid using blue for anyone on dark maps. The same would go for yellow on light ones, or ones where there were many neutrals. I wouldn't use both red and pink on one map. This would all work provided I didn't play any 8 player games. Hey, if I could change the colours, hopefully I could change them to anything, not just swap the basic 8 around.

EDIT: I guess I'm saying I like the Custom Colors suggestion, including its chat code idea.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby TheForgivenOne on Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:22 am

Well, i hardly see anyone in game chats actually use player names. Most of them all go by colors. So i still think that the Enter game in each slot would be the better/smarter choice
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby KingUncles on Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:53 am

I would like to see this,
The only problem with this if people choose the same colour, i guess it would have to be the first comes, first served.
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Re: Choose Army Color At Start ~Stickied/Last Call TFO~

Postby qwertylpc on Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:34 pm

some people are adding ideas to over complicate

in the begining the creator of the came makes the game lets say 4 player doubles game and is no color (like in battle royals when you aren't one of the first eight to join).

Then he selects his color lets say red

now he invites his partner (player c)

then another player (player b) joins he selects his color green and invites his partner (player d)

player c recieves the invite and chooses blue

now player d recieves his invite and he chooses from the remaining colors orange


simple no to players can be the same color, first come first serve
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