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Re: Random Map

Postby Woodruff on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:57 pm

sully800 wrote:I wish it would still say "Random" somewhere after the game starts, because it would be nice to be able to search for completed random games to see how you do compared to when you knew what map you would be playing.


Yes, I agree. I think it would be fun to see where everyone stands in that regard. In fact, I personally think this would be a very valuable scoreboard idea.
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Re: Random Map

Postby WidowMakers on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:00 pm

hecter wrote:
sully800 wrote:
hecter wrote:
WidowMakers wrote: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.

No, it wouldn't serve it's purpose. Notice how it's called "Random Map" and not "Random Game"? Besides, that'd be kinda dumb... I wouldn't like that. I wouldn't, however, mind another little radio button beside each of the options that'll randomize it.


That's what WM is proposing. The ability to make all settings random but also to choose specific settings to randomize. I agree that its a good idea, but as Andy said we should first make sure that the random map feature is popular. I like it at least!

No, he said that the random map feature should randomize all those settings, as opposed to just maps. Meaning, if you want a random map, you'll get a random game, you wouldn't really have a choice. If that was the intention, I apologize, it's just that that is what WM said.
Actualyl I said that the feature should randomize all of the settings and teh user should be able to pick settings that would not randomize. SO if you only wanted a random map, then pick all of the other settings and hit Random. If you want to have 5 random attributes, pick the others you don't want random and then go.

My point was that there should NOT be a random map only option.
The random option should be for all attributes, (except, speed and public/private - to make sure that dead beating and non joinable games don't happen) and each player gets to pick what is and is not random.

But it does not really matter anyway. Right now we only have random maps and will need to wait for others.

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Re: Random Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:42 pm

As we mentioned earlier---if Random Map proves to be a popular feature, it can surely pave the way to a Random/Semi-Random Settings feature. One thing at a time. ;)


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Re: Random Map

Postby Woodruff on Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:46 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:As we mentioned earlier---if Random Map proves to be a popular feature, it can surely pave the way to a Random/Semi-Random Settings feature. One thing at a time. ;)
--Andy


It appears to be QUITE popular, actually.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Gamefreakguy on Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:23 pm

Woodruff wrote:
sully800 wrote:I wish it would still say "Random" somewhere after the game starts, because it would be nice to be able to search for completed random games to see how you do compared to when you knew what map you would be playing.


Yes, I agree. I think it would be fun to see where everyone stands in that regard. In fact, I personally think this would be a very valuable scoreboard idea.

I'm sure this will be added soon, and I'm looking forward to it - I joined a few random games and a few non-random ones and when they all started I found myself wondering whether I joined the game on this map or whether it was a random pick... it would be helpful/fun to know. :)
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Re: Random Map

Postby pmchugh on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:40 am

I like it a lot, it means you don't have to worry about the other player being a complete expert on that particular map unless your unlucky I suppose. But is it just me or does it only pick out the obscure maps 8-[ ;)
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Re: Random Map

Postby yowzer14 on Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:41 am

I like the random map, but would have preferred a random team, where the teams are made after everyone has joined...never know who you'll be matched with
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Re: Random Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:13 pm

Gamefreakguy wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
sully800 wrote:I wish it would still say "Random" somewhere after the game starts, because it would be nice to be able to search for completed random games to see how you do compared to when you knew what map you would be playing.


Yes, I agree. I think it would be fun to see where everyone stands in that regard. In fact, I personally think this would be a very valuable scoreboard idea.

I'm sure this will be added soon, and I'm looking forward to it - I joined a few random games and a few non-random ones and when they all started I found myself wondering whether I joined the game on this map or whether it was a random pick... it would be helpful/fun to know. :)

Lack is aware of this want. It actually takes a fair bit of coding---it seems he has to add another line to a database table, so it probably won't come out in the next couple of updates (I think he'd rather target the updates to larger and better things that affect more people), but he would like to get it done.


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Re: Random Map

Postby PLAYER57832 on Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:31 pm

yowzer14 wrote:I like the random map, but would have preferred a random team, where the teams are made after everyone has joined...never know who you'll be matched with

I would love this, but there might need to be some way of keeping the ranks from being too terribly skewed.

Then again -- random is random.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Falkomagno on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:32 pm

I really like this idea¡¡¡ thanks CC
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Re: Random Map

Postby MK 1 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:26 pm

Super cool.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:42 pm

Woodruff wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:As we mentioned earlier---if Random Map proves to be a popular feature, it can surely pave the way to a Random/Semi-Random Settings feature. One thing at a time. ;)
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It appears to be QUITE popular, actually.


I've actualy noticed what apears to be a slight drop in speed doodle assassins since random. could just be me though...
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Re: Random Map

Postby riodeishere on Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:42 am

sorry to bring this up, but beta's are still being picked.
5052655, only 3 days ago. i indicate in game chat that it was a random map.
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Re: Random Map

Postby Fireside Poet on Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:41 pm

Random isn't random. I've played Waterloo 4 times since yesterday using it... it must be using the same code as the dice. ;) (just giving a hard time)

This is a great feature.
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Re: Random Map

Postby KoE_Sirius on Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:09 pm

Its been pretty random with me.Never had the same map twice.I had one game of waterloo come up.I kinda figured it out as I was playing.
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