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JulianSnow2

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Post 26 Jan 2018, 12:04

Spectator slots

Yesterday eve I played a game with some poeple and the host had the spectator slots open. But the spectator was the last to check "ready" and that took us almost 3 minuts. Ofcourse the host could've kicked him, and I don't know why the host didn't..

Have had this problem for a couple of times and sometimes the, hard to find, other online players leave the lobby because of this.

Might be an idea for the spectator slots to be "ready" at all times. Since they don't take actual part in the game, why wouldn't they be ready ?

How do other people think about this ?
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Post 26 Jan 2018, 18:04

Re: Spectator slots

yes, spectators should have forced ready.
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Ben

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Post 26 Jan 2018, 18:56

Re: Spectator slots

JulianSnow2 wrote:Yesterday eve I played a game with some poeple and the host had the spectator slots open. But the spectator was the last to check "ready" and that took us almost 3 minuts. Ofcourse the host could've kicked him, and I don't know why the host didn't..

Have had this problem for a couple of times and sometimes the, hard to find, other online players leave the lobby because of this.

Might be an idea for the spectator slots to be "ready" at all times. Since they don't take actual part in the game, why wouldn't they be ready ?

How do other people think about this ?


I think this is pretty much standard across other RTS games with spectators. I'm totally fine with it. It was a huge improvement when spectators would not get their read-status changed to "not ready" when a vote-to-lobby passed (often spectators would not notice this, and have to be kicked). I think this full implementation of "always ready" is helpful.
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thunder

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Post 26 Jan 2018, 19:22

Re: Spectator slots

Solution could be simple: if somebody takes/gets spec slot immediately gets the ready status too.
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Ben

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Post 27 Jan 2018, 23:28

Re: Spectator slots

thunder wrote:Solution could be simple: if somebody takes/gets spec slot immediately gets the ready status too.


Yeah that also works well enough, but what if the person is assigned to spectator? It's kind of a double insult to get assigned to spectator and then banned. At least the guy could stay without being kicked if he stepped away for tea.

Maybe we should have a checkbox for the option "auto ready spectators"? :mrgreen:
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_Totengraeber_

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Post 13 Mar 2018, 19:16

Re: Spectator slots

I also think there should be a checkbox to auto ready specs!

Another suggestion I have, as we are already in the lobby is to add timestamps to the chat, if possible.
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Post 13 Mar 2018, 21:38

Re: Spectator slots

"checkbox" - interesting idea. :D
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Ben

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Post 14 Mar 2018, 01:27

Re: Spectator slots

_Totengraeber_ wrote:I also think there should be a checkbox to auto ready specs!

Another suggestion I have, as we are already in the lobby is to add timestamps to the chat, if possible.


If you have an unrelated suggestion, please post it in a new or appropriate topic.


Also, plz no chdckbox
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sado1

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Post 14 Mar 2018, 08:37

Re: Spectator slots

Why a checkbox would be needed? It will be better to have spectators automatically ready all the time, I can see no potential downsides of that approach.
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Just_Harry

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Post 17 Oct 2018, 09:23

Re: Spectator slots

Maybe we should a checkbox to disable/enable the checkbox for ready/not ready spectators. :D

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