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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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Re: Random Map

Postby Dako on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:31 am

Random speed escalating freestyle.

Hehe, this would be a challenge :D. To find a real pro.
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Re: Random Map

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:07 am

sweet
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Re: Random Map

Postby amazzony on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:16 am

wcaclimbing wrote:
sfhbballnut wrote:wow that was a longtime ago, haha


sfh deserves a free premium for suggesting this awesome idea.

=D>


Agreed!

Great addition, can't wait for the flow of tournaments :D
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Re: Random Map

Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:18 am

Just to play devils addvocate, what about feudal? is there a system in place to ensure against feudal 7 and 8 man feudal or AoR 1&2 from popping up due to this system?
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Re: Random Map

Postby barterer2002 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:26 am

amazzony wrote:
wcaclimbing wrote:
sfhbballnut wrote:wow that was a longtime ago, haha


sfh deserves a free premium for suggesting this awesome idea.

=D>


Agreed!

Great addition, can't wait for the flow of tournaments :D


First one is up.
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Re: Random Map

Postby lozzini on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:27 am

great idea

but a question, what happens if i set up an 8 player game and it picks fuedal? have you coded it too not allow maps that dont have enough starting positions?

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Re: Random Map

Postby sully800 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:58 am

This will be a fun way to try new maps, that's for sure!
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Re: Random Map

Postby gcwca_4_life on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:11 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:Just to play devils addvocate, what about feudal? is there a system in place to ensure against feudal 7 and 8 man feudal or AoR 1&2 from popping up due to this system?



I would think that they have it to where those maps can only be chosen when you have 6 players or less for AoR1, and 2, and 7 players or less for AoR3, and 6 or less for Feudal. That would have to be my logical answer. (Not soo good with logic unless I'm soo drunk I make up stuff. :lol:)



lozzini wrote:great idea

but a question, what happens if i set up an 8 player game and it picks fuedal? have you coded it too not allow maps that dont have enough starting positions?

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Re: Random Map

Postby obliterationX on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:13 pm

Nice work! I can't wait to use this feature. :)
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Re: Random Map

Postby Fireside Poet on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:38 pm

Nice addition. =D>

Next step: A pool of "Available" players randomly thrown into a random map with random settings ... with random intensity cubes of course. ;)
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