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FAF Matchmaker

Postby Softly » 03 Jan 2016, 15:18

I'm working on implementing a matchmaker for FAF, and I'm looking for suggestions on how it should work.

Initially I assumed it would just be a case of being able to select what number of players and what maps you would like, but then it occurred to me that it could take a long time to manually select/deselect all the maps you might want to play for each gamemode.

Another solution is to have a few preset gametypes and map-pools for those gametypes, although this has the problem that it would make introducing new maps harder and excludes people who don't like the map pools/only want to play a few specific maps (setons anyone?).

Ideas welcome!
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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby Blodir » 03 Jan 2016, 15:45

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dNhJi9vQAC6aofXytXb-EMLR7e0wWguo9LacVq6-9tM/edit?usp=sharing

There already exists a perfect mode where you get to choose everything for casual games: Custom games. Matchmaker should be there to satisfy players' competitive needs
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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby Aulex » 03 Jan 2016, 21:42

I imagine a kind of flexible group mechanic where you can group with people and join custom games or matchmaker together
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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby SYSTEM_FAILURE » 04 Jan 2016, 14:58

Hey Dilli glad your spending some of your free time on this well needed feature of FAF

It address's many problems that we have in Custom games, one of them being map whoring. I think its a great idea to place players out of their comfort zones in random positions, where you dont know what map your going to play or the position in it. The most thrilling thing is also not knowing who your are going to be playing against. I would like to think that players would be keen to use match maker.

As i remember the previous match maker Beta, there was a ''create team'' option on the right side of FAF interface, then you could begin to search for a game. It catered for teams 2v2 3v3 and 4v4.

I think we have to get it right with the maps as we have seen how map selection has impacted Ladder, that said, we all know you can never please everyone, and majority opinion is not always best.

I would place a selection of about 20 maps for each team category. An even mixture of 5x5 10x10 and 20x20

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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby dstojkov » 04 Jan 2016, 15:42

hi


Just to add may be some idea

I implemented a ffa ladder for 1 vs 1 vs ... vs 1 and also for 2 vs 2 ... vs 2


try to adapt it for 2 team party 3 vs 3 or 4 vs 4 so that it is totally random for spot and map


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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby Softly » 05 Jan 2016, 00:10

If someone wants to make an icon for the matchmaker tab I could use it

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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby SYSTEM_FAILURE » 05 Jan 2016, 16:44

Can i please? whats the pixel dimensions?
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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby Softly » 05 Jan 2016, 18:18

If you look in C:\Program Files (x86)\FAF\_res\client\ you'll see the png files for the current tabs (e.g the find games icon is the two crossed arrows).

Something in that format would be perfect
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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby Softly » 05 Jan 2016, 19:23

For those that want a picture

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Re: FAF Matchmaker

Postby SYSTEM_FAILURE » 05 Jan 2016, 21:40

Working on it now
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