Personally, I think with some revisions SPADS might replace Springie for me when I bring back my hosting. It just seems like a number of the commands are different just to be different while others are implemented unintuitively.
Can you be more specific ? Actually, each time I chose a different syntax than Springie, there was a reason behind it (usually to allow more generic usages / more configurable behaviours).
Anyway... new balancing methods. Possibly very useful when the ladder returns. Anyway, I think these could be handy. Certainly more useful than Springie's ELO.
1. Random/rank balancing once server has reached manage value/full value, followed by elective switching by people who agree mutually to switch.
2. Random captain selection once server has reached manage value/full value, followed by turn-based draft selection by captain.
3. Random organizer selection once server has reached manage value/full value, followed by turn-based draft. Each turn all members of present team vote on next member, organizer has deciding vote in a tie.
Imo, the problem with balancing methods that require votes for team assignment of each player is that votes don't work well in lobby. Maybe it would be better if the vote system was fully integrated in lobby clients, but currently players are annoyed by votes: it takes time, there are always afk players that don't vote or players who don't understand what's going on. And usually players want to play ASAP, they don't want to wait tons of never-ending votes to choose the teams. Furthermore, even when the server has reached manage value/full value, usually there are still players who leave/join the battle, so what would happen to the teams ?
Anyway, keep it up!
I will try
you could make !kick/!votekick translate to !spec/!votespec for privileged users
Yeah indeed. With a small message explaining why "kick" got translated to "spec" I guess it should be ok. Let's hope it won't confuse players more :) (some of them are already confused when a vote is automatically called for a command they tried to call directly so...)
I am getting a bit frustrated by having to spam !rebalance on some games, or not ending up with my teammates at all. It would be nice if you included the !tcoop patches someone posted earlier.
As I said here
, I hadn't time lately to work on SPADS (+ the planetspring issue, + vacations etc.). But I didn't forget this.