Theboy

Timed maps

124 posts in this topic

8 hours ago, Manuel857 said:

We're not going to remove timed maps. One thing we could perhaps do is what dubstar said above and add a poll 5 minutes before game ends if they want to extend time by 30 minutes.

Good idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The main difference, imo, between marathon and AOW is...Base destruction is the only way to win in marathon, it is not the only way to win in AOW. 

Giving an option to extend the match, only will benefit the losing team.  The time limit is to limit the game.  The best example I can come up with is in sports.  Think of your favorite timed sport, football, soccer, hockey.  2 minutes before the game ends, the fans get to vote to extend play.  What is the point of playing to the end if the end can move?

AOW is a pointwhore game...don't like it?  Take them out! AOW is also a base destruction game as well...Better hurry, you're on the clock.

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another idea I had a while ago

In this topic

 

Rather than having AOW mode set randomly... Have it set to every 4th or 5th map in the rotation.

 

note: Back then I worked out if you set AOW to every 4th map then all maps would be played once as AOW over the course of 4 rotations. That number may have changed by now due to the rotation being altered.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

no thx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone put together an argument that anything over 30 mins is too long and bad for the server? Not seeing that in any replies yet...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would make no difference if we had AOW mode set to 30 minutes or 1 hour. The game will end when the time runs out.

Personally I would rather play a map for 1 hour rather than 30 minutes, sometimes it takes 30 minutes for everyone to get to grips and actually work together in a public server.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Theboy said:

Can anyone put together an argument that anything over 30 mins is too long and bad for the server? Not seeing that in any replies yet...

check the previous 34534345 threads about it, the main one would be, be able to finish a map instead of leaving it half way through, not everyone can play renegade for 3 hours non stop.

having it mara and aow is fine.

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just increase time on AOW maps to whatever time you guys pick and im fine. Just keep buying tanks or go fook yo self.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Increase to 40mins. Polls to add time are dumb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, ehh said:

not everyone can play renegade for 3 hours non stop.

who cares? if you cant win, you are bored, or you have to go just leave. I really hate all bored players who complain on public chat after ~1h

@ehhwhats your nick ingame?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

people like finishing maps.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im always strapped for  time so i like a  time limit.  Maybe  we could lower the amount needed for add time poll. Lets say 30% needed for a yes to add time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love marathon and AOW played games. I've played extensive years on servers which stick to only one so I've lived both sides of the coin. I like the diversity we have here.

At n00bstories we attempt setting the limit to 60 minutes for some maps to make for lengthier battles.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

On 2017-5-25 at 2:05 AM, creed3020 said:

I love marathon and AOW played games. I've played extensive years on servers which stick to only one so I've lived both sides of the coin. I like the diversity we have here.

At n00bstories we attempt setting the limit to 60 minutes for some maps to make for lengthier battles.

Either way 30minutes is far too short.

60 minutes would be better, however 45 minutes is a good transitional time.

The server was set at 45 minutes yesterday and I saw a big difference to be honest.

It helps with keeping the player count up for longer and when the teams are more evenly matched it actually allows games to be completed by building destruction!

Edited by Sean

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Set back to 30. What's your guys' opinions on 45 minutes timelimit from sunday 12pm to now?

5% DNA drops?

Under, Under_RxD, Field, Field_RxD, Uphill_RxD that were all taken out of being just Mara/AOW(abit more random)?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mind honestly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

set it to 1 min  pls  ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

45 minutes would be better. As per my other response.

Regarding the DNA drops, set it to 10%? I think 5% is too low, especially considering current player counts. It certainly mixes things up a bit, running around the base in the enemies colours and provides a good distraction to the enemy team.

If for instance your on a non_base defence map and see someone in your team colours running to somewhere, you're not going to pay as much attention as lets say a enemy hotwire/techy running into a building.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't really like the enemy DNA. I think that if you really want to keep it, then put it in the crates so it becomes something rare and hence useful. If a lot of people get it, then everyone will start scouting for it, whereas if it's rare you can use it to your advantage. It could be quite "common" in crates though.

I prefer the 30 mins AOW, but after playing it, I must say that I could also accept 40-45 mins. More would be really too much, people already have a lot of marathon to play longer games. Sand should just be a lot shorter (even shorter than 20 mins :D).

Finally, I think it was good that one of the Field and Under was always AOW. So please return that to what it was, or put a very high percentage of it being AOW.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

45 so people dont cry

please put dna on so all the hotwire ramjets accidently get turned into a sakura

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This Sunday to Tuesday(158 maps) morning compared to last Sunday to Tuesday(134 maps) morning(after removing skips, 0, and 1 players equaling 95 maps each): it kind of didn't matter. This weeks had 60 Marathons, last weeks had 54 Marathons. I was hoping it'd give more aow's, didn't work out that way.

Will set them to 45 tomorrow, and make aow/mara even in the config.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is DNA?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now