For the record, in current unstable SPADS release (which is being tested on Spads0-4 autohosts), a new player preference is available: clan
. You can set this preference using command "!pSet clan <yourClan>
This preference offers players an alternate way to set their clan at autohost side (beside putting their clan tag in their name).
Depending on its configuration (cf balanceMode
settings), for auto-balancing purpose SPADS can take into account clan tags in names, or clan preferences, or both of them.
Here is the default behaviour:
- If you have both a clan tag in your name and a clan preference defined, then the clan preference is taken into account first.
- SPADS balances teams by taking all clans into accounts (clan preferences AND clan tags for players who haven't defined their clan preference).
- If balance is not good enough, then SPADS rebalances taking only clan tags
As you can see, with default configuration clan tags in names are still the only way to be sure to be in the same team.
Clan preference can also be used temporarily by players who want to be in the same team without having to rename to use same clan tag. However, SPADS preferences are persistent, so remember to reset your clan preference (!pSet clan
) if you want your clan tag to be taken into account for future battles on this autohost.
Let's hope this will allow players to choose their team easily to a certain extent, without breaking balance too much...