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Re: Random Map

Postby barterer2002 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:50 pm

Essentially I think we're SOL Aesop
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Re: Random Map

Postby lackattack on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:14 pm

Random Map is back online! :D

It will no longer select maps when there are more players than what the map allows.

If you have a game that got screwed up from that bug please contact Tech Support via the Help page.

Cheers!
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Re: Random Map

Postby assassin07 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:23 pm

lackattack wrote:Random Map is back online! :D

It will no longer select maps when there are more players than what the map allows.

If you have a game that got screwed up from that bug please contact Tech Support via the Help page.

Cheers!


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Re: Random Map

Postby PLAYER57832 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:33 pm

lackattack wrote:Random Map is back online! :D

It will no longer select maps when there are more players than what the map allows.

If you have a game that got screwed up from that bug please contact Tech Support via the Help page.

Cheers!

While fixing issues, can new people select random maps? I know they cannot join some, but might they end up with them if they pick random? (just checking)
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Re: Random Map

Postby scipioafricanus1 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:36 pm

How about a Random settings selection also? That way you won't know if you get fog or spoils etc.
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Re: Random Map

Postby WidowMakers on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:53 pm

scipioafricanus1 wrote:How about a Random settings selection also? That way you won't know if you get fog or spoils etc.

I was just about to post this.

What needs to happen is that for all settings that are not selected, if a player hits randomize, all those settings are not revealed until the game starts.

If a player does not want speed games, then they pick CASUAL and the game is randomized for all other settings but Speed.
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Re: Random Map

Postby LED ZEPPELINER on Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:14 pm

WidowMakers wrote:
scipioafricanus1 wrote:How about a Random settings selection also? That way you won't know if you get fog or spoils etc.

I was just about to post this.

What needs to happen is that for all settings that are not selected, if a player hits randomize, all those settings are not revealed until the game starts.

If a player does not want speed games, then they pick CASUAL and the game is randomized for all other settings but Speed.

so, everything you leave blank is randomized.
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Re: Random Map

Postby PLAYER57832 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:58 pm

LED ZEPPELINER wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:
scipioafricanus1 wrote:How about a Random settings selection also? That way you won't know if you get fog or spoils etc.

I was just about to post this.

What needs to happen is that for all settings that are not selected, if a player hits randomize, all those settings are not revealed until the game starts.

If a player does not want speed games, then they pick CASUAL and the game is randomized for all other settings but Speed.

so, everything you leave blank is randomized.


I would think speed games should be excluded from this. There is too much a chance of someone forgetting to click "casual" OR forgetting to see if "casual" had been checked and then winding up with a game that began and ended before they even realized.

I am similarly nervous about freestyle versus Sequential, mostly because it is really important to know exactly when a game is starting in freestyle. This would give the last person or so to join a real advantage. IF this is a random option, I would prefer that the default would be "sequential" and that "either" would be another option, one you would have to actively pick. (more like current start game settings and not blank like in Game Finder)

It might also be nice to specify teams or no teams. On this I am more ambivalent. I said before that I wanted to seen an option for randomized teams period. However, it is one thing to play a game that might be Assassin or Terminator and something else to find you are teamed up with someone who may or may not even like teams. I can see a lot of people not wanting cooks to play Random, etc because of this.
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Re: Random Map

Postby pimphawks70 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:27 pm

How long will it be before people start claiming "Random Map isn't really random".
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Re: Random Map

Postby WidowMakers on Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:40 pm

It should randomize these variables
    -Number of Players
    -Game Type
    -Map
    -Play Order
    -Spoils
    -Reinforcements
    -Fog of War

it would then be truly random and serve its purpose. By eliminating speed, there are no issues with people getting kicked out due to timing.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Woodruff on Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:19 pm

zeractal wrote:Don't have it so you can chose specific maps to disable or the people who "really" must have points will disable all bar the one they play.


No they won't. If they were going to do that, they simply wouldn't select "random". It's quite logical, really.

zeractal wrote:or someone like Kind Herpes might use it instead of setting up city mogul freestyle because lets face it nobody would be as foolish as to join those games (he hasn't already foed).


If King Herpes set up a sequential random game, I'd be the first one to join. In a heartbeat.

zeractal wrote:it would make nobody want to play random and defy the point


Not at all.

WidowMakers wrote:It should randomize these variables
    -Number of Players
    -Game Type
    -Map
    -Play Order
    -Spoils
    -Reinforcements
    -Fog of War


I agree, as long as it's not ALL of those randomized by default. In other words, we should be able to selectively randomize those particular items we'd like to be randomized.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Gamefreakguy on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:23 pm

Number of players random? That might be... awkward... and not really what I'd like to randomize in my games, but maybe some others do.

If we're randomizing game type, there should be an option for "Random Solo Setting" and "Random Team Setting." Mixing random teams with standard/term/assassin would be a bad choice in my opinion.

I agree though that Map, Spoils, Reinforcements, and Fog of War would be very fun when randomized.
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Re: Random Map

Postby cramill on Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:14 am

pimphawks70 wrote:How long will it be before people start claiming "Random Map isn't really random".

lol :lol:
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Re: Random Map

Postby thetheo on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:13 am

How do u join a random game????
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Re: Random Map

Postby firsal901 on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:38 am

1. cool :) :) :) :) :)
2.what is the map selection based on???
3.random settings could be a cool feature
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