bibim wrote:learn all maps progressively from other hosts using same Spring version (any host respecting lobby protocol would work, not necessarily SPADS)
Neat! Almost like a DHT.
bibim wrote:Of course this doesn't work as well when you are the only one hosting a specific Spring version, because you can't learn the hashes from anyone else...
Maybe this situation could be softened a bit by a centralized "hash cache" that learns hashes from all hosts for all maps for all versions. It would help in a situation where a content dev moves to an older engine version that was once used by others, but is not used anymore and thus the hashes got "lost".