News Game Lobby Updates.

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  1. marcoslater

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    Lately we have seen the Game Lobbies have been a big source for spam, harassment, confusion, and lots of swearing, we also could not fail to notice that a lot of people we causing load on our systems by constantly swapping servers if they didn't like the maps or such.

    To counter these things we changed things up a bit.

    For the chat part, you can now only chat with your friends. When you send a message only your friends will see them, and when they chat only their friends will see them, this works even if you are on separate game lobbies. If you are on the same game lobby, you will also be able to see only them when you hide all the players.

    Also to note, if you have someone in your friend that someone else doesn't, you will be able to see their messages, and they will see your replies, but all your other friends will be able to see the replies, bear this in mind. ("Who are you talking to?")

    We believe that was a good choice to make, since it will greatly improve the freedom of communication with your friends, so you can easily match up on the same SkyWars games, or any other games.

    For the load on our systems countermeasure, we have implemented a cool-down time that is applied every time you join the Game Lobbies. The cooldown time is 30 seconds, and its only applied to stones, donators, which we thank a lot for keeping us alive, do not have these restrictions.

    That also seemed to be the only plausible way to stop people from switching server every 10 seconds, which causes us a lot of issues.

    If you have any positive and/or helpful feedback for us on the subject on these changes, then feel free to post it below.
     
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    No advertising, no "language" and no spam. Love it :)
     
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    Halo can I hug you for this? \o/
     
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    Also @rubik_cube_man, as he's the one who implemented these ideas. (He codes all the things/ideas we give him)
     
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    GROUP HUG
    WOOOOOOO :D
     
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    OMG I LOVE THE PEOLPE THAT CAMEUP WITH THIS!
     
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    thank you halo!

    you have done something awesome once again! :D
     
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    thank you halothe23!

    you have done something awesome once again! :D
     
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    I like this idea a lot! I think it is a way to keep donations up a tiny bit, because more donations, more friends! Keep it up halo! :)
     
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    Thank you halo, you've saved my life seriously though ^o^
     
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    Love this idea, now there's no more 'free OF capes' spam
     
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    Games server was a mess and now :eek: wohooooo :D
     
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    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    This is really helpful, since usually you are just playing games with friends anyway. It will definitely lower the amount of reports on the games server and will overall help everyone out :D
    Thanks Halo and Rubik ;P
     
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