Joining after startup

Joining after startup

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FoeOfTheBee
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Joining after startup

Post by FoeOfTheBee »

How difficult would it be to allow players to join a game in progress? I've been playing a lot of netPanzer recently, which is based on players entering and leaving at any time, any is remarkably fun despite having an engine that is quite primitive compared to Spring.
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FoeOfTheBee wrote:which is based on players entering and leaving at any time, any is remarkably fun despite having an engine that is quite primitive compared to Spring.
Well there's the key...spring has a huge number of variables that causes it to be difficult to synch a new user partway through a game.
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When resync is done that should be easy.
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KDR_11k wrote:When resync is done that should be easy.
Could create some [very] interesting gameplay: a large persistent server that hosts a huge map, with some special lua enhanced tactical objectives and stuff like that. :P
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Post by Saktoth »

We'd really need a new mod for this, i cant think of a single one where joining half way into a game world be worthwhile, unless it was to spec or to take over control of a d/c'ed player.
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Post by KDR_11k »

Comshooter?
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Saktoth
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Well if comshooter instituted re-spawning...
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Post by Pxtl »

Somebody never played Deathmatch OTA - that was the actual reason for the huge comm-death-explosion. With huge commdeaths, getting a frag is expensive in terms of units, particularly since there's always a chance an enemy comm will spawn within your own base.
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Pxtl wrote:Somebody never played Deathmatch OTA - that was the actual reason for the huge comm-death-explosion.
LOL
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NOiZE wrote:
Pxtl wrote:Somebody never played Deathmatch OTA - that was the actual reason for the huge comm-death-explosion.
LOL
Well, that and to prevent mutual d-gunning. After all, in Game Ends it's meaningless - who cares if you lost a bunch've crap, your Comm is dead. In Continues, it made the game super-hard to balance, since it took a long time to learn to survive the commrush. In Deathmatch? It adds a lot to the game. Obviously, it was easy to completely bork a deathmatch game once a single player conquered the map, he'd rapidly rack up the kills for victory... but in a lot of cases it was pretty fun if you were just a bunch of n00bs messing around.
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Pxtl wrote:
NOiZE wrote:
Pxtl wrote:Somebody never played Deathmatch OTA - that was the actual reason for the huge comm-death-explosion.
LOL
Well, that and to prevent mutual d-gunning.
This is the REAL reason.
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Post by Torrasque »

Shit, I think I've missed something ...
Someone can describe it a bit more?
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Post by Guessmyname »

REVENGE wrote:
KDR_11k wrote:When resync is done that should be easy.
Could create some [very] interesting gameplay: a large persistent server that hosts a huge map, with some special lua enhanced tactical objectives and stuff like that. :P
Until the server crashes, of course
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Guessmyname wrote:
REVENGE wrote:
KDR_11k wrote:When resync is done that should be easy.
Could create some [very] interesting gameplay: a large persistent server that hosts a huge map, with some special lua enhanced tactical objectives and stuff like that. :P
Until the server crashes, of course
Oh, well when does that ever happen? I thought Spring never crashes.
:roll:
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