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Re: This week in Slack

Postby moonbearonmeth » 27 May 2018, 22:21

It's cold edition

Q&A
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a document would be made to be filled with topics from the public for the next dev call, well now it has been made.
Do try to be polite in filling it out with topics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BeH ... JZh8/edit#
(as of writing this there seems to be a few issues with the permissions of the document, I am trying to get them ironed out)

Gaylactic War
Soon™
Read more here: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=13965&start=70#p163748

Maps
Ozone seems to be coming out with a new version of his map editor every second day or some shit. I have no idea what is going on over there.
Read more here: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=10647&start=320#p163944

ICE
Soon™
It seems the guy that has been doing most of the ICE stuff found a new friend which made him seem happy.

Clients
Soon™
Both python and java look like they're putting the finishing touches on a new release. ETA: not a fucking clue

skins
Soon™

Shidboast
-Internet speeds
-This report
-FAF T-shirts
-Ban insurance
-Rating abuses
-Big fucking insects
-Getting fat for your girlfriend
-Not having an avatar
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby moonbearonmeth » 03 Jun 2018, 23:47

God Save the Queen Edition

Q&A
It seems the public document is still not public, so I made my own.
Leave any questions you want but there is no guarantee I will ask them.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YJH ... _SYtk/edit

Connectivity Issues
Shit hit the fan
This made everyone mad
Not sure what happened but it is maybe fixed

Shidboast
-The Chinese
-Steam Tech Support
-Foeing mods
-Meatballs that look like grilled chicken fillets
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby moonbearonmeth » 11 Jun 2018, 03:43

Keemstar Edition

The ICEing on the Cake
Soon™

Geosearchef has been doing a lot of testing this week and it kind of maybe looks promising???
If you're in the Slack or Discord, keep an eye out for him looking for testers I expect more tests in the coming weeks

The Player Councilor Debacle
Voting started, voting might start again and the entire thing has made a lot of people very very mad.
To be honest I am not going to get into this here because there are 1488 layers of semantics to this and if I get one of them wrong chances are someone will try to bite my head off and I would rather the things I write here be based a bit more on facts. If you want an opinion feel free to PM me on discord or any of the 6 million people involved to get their take on it.

#Daily
Someone used the daily channel.
This has never been used before in the time I have been there, apparently people use it to say they're doing stuff.
Guess I'm out of a job.
This is what they did.
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Shidboast
- EA
- Paperclips
- Poch is a fucking Nazi
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby moonbearonmeth » 18 Jun 2018, 20:49

Tuesday Squad Edition

Rage Against the Machine
The AI tournament went ahead, turns out leveraging a single PC to simulate an entire tournament takes a lot of time.

Also Softly made an itty bitty robot for people who might be interested in making their own. You can yell at him about it here: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=16323

Gucci Shit

So some Retard thought the current Python Client looked gay as shit so he decided to do something about it by making a an improvement that was at the same time so disgustingly inoffensive it will never hold a candle to Waifuland thus be eligible to be 'official'.

It looks something like this Image
And will be available for trial in the next unstable client release for testing and community input.
(You can get access to the unstable release by pressing 'Options>Updates>Update Settings')

ICE testing
It's still happening

Daily
More people are using it, mostly seems to be moderators saying they did moderator stuff. Also some other nuggets like people translating stuff and ICE testing.


Shidboast
-Getting permission from Deviantart users
-Forum cock measuring contest
-Making pizza
-Getting the hots
-The most disgusting hardware elitism I have seen in years
-Spot the error
-dw
-how to fork a git

A lot of shit was written this week (kind of why I decided I was too tired to deal with reading through it yesterday) but most of it wasn't really stuff that effected or will effect the end user.
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby PhilipJFry » 18 Jun 2018, 21:22

link for the client build with exotics theme as an option - https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/7 ... -win32.msi
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby Viba » 18 Jun 2018, 21:44

You missed the testing of some potential performance improvements :)
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby Louvegarde » 24 Jun 2018, 13:06

Finally someone noticed this outrageous hardware elitism aswell!!!

i like my 4:3 screen mkay ?
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby moonbearonmeth » 25 Jun 2018, 03:18

She's Legal Because She's a Catgirl Edition

Nothing happened.
Like people are doing stuff but nothing that hasn't already been mentioned or is nearing fruition any time soon except the PC election results.

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Re: This week in Slack

Postby Exotic_Retard » 25 Jun 2018, 11:06

ACKTCHUALLY

there was a pretty interesting discussion regarding rating - just a few months ago a new paper was released from MS about trueskill2, which could be seen as a direct upgrade to what we have been using so far.

you can read up on it here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/uploads/prod/2018/03/trueskill2.pdf

interesting points include:
-taking a growth in player skill over time into account
-more accurately modelling rustyness (due to other changes)
-taking ingame performance into account - such as (acu) kills & ragequits
-overall accuracy of prediction is up to ~70% from ~50%

also is the possibility of making game modes (featured mods) and maps be taken into account when computing your rating (!)

now, before you all rush off to get super excited, implementing this, is very hard. (this is the bit no one reads ofc)
it requires a significant update to the client(s), server, matchmaker, ingame code, and the rating database.
whats more is we havent found an online implementation of trueskill, so we will have to find that first.
so dont get excited, its gonna take at least months i guess.

the mods/maps are a whole other issue, and are the hardest part, so that would take even more time and effort, and might not even work at all, since faf has tens of thousands of maps in the vault but the system is made for more like 20. i hope you can see the difference there.

or something like that anyway, now go crazy or whatever.
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Re: This week in Slack

Postby moonbearonmeth » 25 Jun 2018, 11:16

Exotic_Retard wrote:ACKTCHUALLY...


Actually this is a conversation taking place in every other avenue of communication, I'm pretty sure I saw smoke signals down the road going on about it.
As such I didn't deem this as something worth putting in.
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