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Random Map

Postby lackattack on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:39 am

Can't decide which map to play on or want to try something new?

Do you think you can adapt your tactics better than your opponents in a new environment?

For you flexible conquerors out there: I present the Random Map. Only once the game is initialized will the true map be revealed. Enjoy! :mrgreen:

P.S. This has been on my to-do list since sfhbballnut suggested it back in Dec 04, 2006. About friggin time, eh?

P.P.S. In the last feature announcement I promised a big update coming. For the record, I decided to break it up and this is just part of it.

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Maps API (for plugin developers)

I also modernized the way we store our maps database, and maps.xm is on the outs. Instead you can access the list of maps via the API using api.php?mode=maps. The output is mostly the same with slight differences. Script authors, please consult the Plugins & Addons forum where chipv will soon post further details.
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Re: Random Map

Postby pimphawks70 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:41 am

cool!
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Re: Random Map

Postby karelpietertje on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:42 am

sweet =D>
are BETA maps in the list the map is picked from too?
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Re: Random Map

Postby pimphawks70 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:43 am

WTF? 5013405
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Re: Random Map

Postby lackattack on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:47 am

pimphawks70 wrote:WTF? 5013405


I deleted that game (I think the update files were still uploading)

karelpietertje wrote:are BETA maps in the list the map is picked from too?


Nope
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Re: Random Map

Postby hwhrhett on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:54 am

awesome!!
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Re: Random Map

Postby Optimus Prime on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:55 am

Cool new update. I might actually play some of the stranger maps now with this available.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Dako on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:58 am

I sense some random tournaments will now be hosted :).

Great improvement.
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Re: Random Map

Postby andreslh on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:58 am

sweet :idea:
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Re: Random Map

Postby sfhbballnut on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:09 am

wow that was a longtime ago, haha
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Re: Random Map

Postby wcaclimbing on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:10 am

sfhbballnut wrote:wow that was a longtime ago, haha


sfh deserves a free premium for suggesting this awesome idea.

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Re: Random Map

Postby The Voice on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:13 am

Very cool. Just started one. But I'm wondering, is there any way to make them distinguishable as a random map after the game has commenced?
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Re: Random Map

Postby murphy16 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:17 am

This should be very interesting, nice addition to the site lack!
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Re: Random Map

Postby karelpietertje on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:18 am

The Voice wrote:Very cool. Just started one. But I'm wondering, is there any way to make them distinguishable as a random map after the game has commenced?

hear hear :)
ive seen some fun games because of this Random Map. people trying to figure out maps faster than their opponents and stuff like that :P
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Re: Random Map

Postby mibi on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:24 am

nice update, this should function as a true skill test for some of the top players.
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