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Maps "Refresh" after being empty for too long.

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Lezappen, May 28, 2016.

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Would refreshing empty maps be an improvement to the server ?

  1. YES : I would prefer it if the empty maps refreshed more often !

  2. NO : Explain why in the comments

  3. UNDECIDED : Post what you think in the comments and eventually yes or no.

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  1. Lezappen

    Lezappen Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    PLEASE CHECK THE COMMENTS BEFORE VOTING !!!



    The problem with empty maps is that they fill a lot slower than other maps:

    So when the other maps refresh and become another of the same map as the one that has difficulty filling, the maps accumulate and the less popular maps take over the boards.
    (They are probably less popular because they are long games and people prefer others, it doesn't mean people like them less...)
    Sometimes, as a team it takes a while before a two player map pops up, and even longer if we want to play a specific map.


    I see three solutions to this :
    1 - The maps refresh if they have had 0 players for too long (5 minutes)
    2 - The maps refresh if there are more than 2 of the same map with 0 players in them.
    3 - Eventually add more signs. (Less viable solution)

    This change would allow :
    - Greater diversity in the maps
    - Less waiting time for the maps we want to play on
    - Less used maps won't take over most of the board
    - More dynamic server in general
    - The less used maps fill up faster (as they don't appear as often)

    Possible drawbacks :
    - Suggestions?

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  2. xMegaCoolx

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    This happends ranomdly. No more explaination.
     
  3. Lezappen

    Lezappen Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    The plugins can be modified. I'm pretty sure cubecraft is capable of doing such a modification.

    I'm looking for a Mod/Admin's opinion on this, only they can say whether they can implement it or not.
    Otherwise from fellow users I would like to know what they think about this. Not whether it is possible or not. That's the admins job to determine.
     
  4. telegamer

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    If this would solve that problem/bug, it would be amazing :D If possible offcourse ;)
     
  5. DutchLemur

    DutchLemur Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    It's a pretty good suggestion. If Cubecraft can make a plugin that would solve this problem, it would be great! +1
     
  6. xTurtleOfficialㅤ

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  7. Lezappen

    Lezappen Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    *bump*
    I would like to know what the mods/admins think of this?
    I really want to know if it's possible.
     
  8. TlmeLord

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    YES PLEASE
     
  9. iScotteh

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    Its a good suggestion :D YES!
     
  10. Joe Henry

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    Nope!

    We have plans. We will be reducing the size of the boards so games fill faster, meaning more games diversity and faster for games to start. We've already started to do this in BlockWars & Tower Defence.
     
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  11. Lezappen

    Lezappen Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Granted, having less maps means that they refresh more often thus cycling through different maps faster, more often than not the chances of getting the map we want aren't any better than they currently are with the "bigger" boards, where there are more maps displayed but cycle through a bit slower. The amount of time lobbies take to fill isn't the problem we are trying to fix as people automatically flock towards maps that are already filling.
    What we are trying to achieve is a greater diversity of maps on the same board, this is better solved if the unpopular maps get refreshed, instead of having people wait for others to join them in the hopes that the map that will be refreshed afterwards will be one they want.
    As I see it, smaller boards mean less choice, even if people fill them faster.
    The current board sizes could be reduced down to 16-20 signs but I still think we need a second mechanic that refreshes the signs...
     
  12. Joe Henry

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    Use the villager to select the map. Problem = solved.
     
  13. Lezappen

    Lezappen Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    As a stoner rank, I completely forgot you could do that : /
    But is it possible for your friends to join you on that map ?
    How do other players join it ?
    Does the map you choose appear on a sign ?