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Omroth
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Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Omroth » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:26 pm

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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Zetty » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:19 pm

Will each pair of players have the same units and starting positions, or just the same map layout?
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Lyx » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:21 pm

I think that the idea is great, but that it should not be used as an excuse for gameplay inbalances. As long as the later isn't done, i think the idea is genius if implemented right. Duplicate considered, i think that three aspects should figure into the score:

1. Normal "map score"
2. Your ranking and the opponents ranking
3. Duplicate score

Even though this may be as fair and meaningful as it can get, it makes match-scores not immediatelly obvious - thus, i think at the end of a match, and in the match info, a breakdown of how the scores were calculated should be displayed - no exact formulas necessary, just a breakdown into the above 3 aspects.
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Lobotomy Lobster » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:19 pm

A pretty interesting idea, I really like the way it keeps the current asymetric levels in game instead of over-balancing the game. How often will we see new maps enter the system and old maps leave? Will it be a daily thing or weekly or what?
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Omroth » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:58 pm

hey guys.

any given player will obviously only play new (to him) maps, and the maps will filter out of active duty after 24 hours. I would expect at the current rate each map to be played by about 200 people.
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Cyron » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:18 pm

Omroth wrote:hey guys.

any given player will obviously only play new (to him) maps, and the maps will filter out of active duty after 24 hours. I would expect at the current rate each map to be played by about 200 people.
Is it possible to send us back to the same map as the other side?
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Omroth » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 am

Duplicate version 1 is up. Two immediate bugs I'm on:

1. The game page should show the "map score" for each duplicate entry
2. The scores aren't being quite calculated correctly... it's not too far off, but I need to revisit instances of people who are soley at the top or bottom.

I will put in a feature to immediately play the reverse of a map, but probably won't be able to get around to it for a while.
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Nexx » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:08 am

If this Duplicate feature works as intended I don't really think theres any need to play the reverse of the map anyway.
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Re: Feature Announcement: Duplicate

Post by Lu-Tze » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:39 pm

Reverse is nice if you're playing someone you actually know, as opposed to trying to top the leaderboards. I would also imagine it would be the de facto choice for Tournaments.
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