Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#4110 new enhancement

Starting positions in gamesetup

Reported by: _kali Owned by:
Priority: Nice to Have Milestone: Backlog
Component: UI – Game setup Keywords:
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Description (last modified by elexis)

I'd like to propose adding "Player Placement" as a setting during gamesetup. Some new maps like Ambush and Frontier offer a variety of player placement strategies like: radial, stronghold, line and random. Some players seem to prefer random placement because of the uniqueness of the map and others find it unbalanced.

Since not all maps can realistically offer all possible placement types, I'd like to suggest that maps can whitelist their possible starting setups in their JSON file like: "placements": ["radial", "stronghold"]

I think the GUI should also have an option for "Map Default" since some maps like Hell's Pass randomly pick a player placement type.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Palaxin

In Stronghold Crusader there is a minimap preview in the game setup where you can set starting positions manually via drag-and-drop. I personally like this because it allows maximum customization.

Last edited 3 years ago by Palaxin (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by elexis

Would be a great feature so that people can play maps like ambush even if they don't want to play with the completely random or stronghold placement.

See also nomad on all maps #3591.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by elexis

Description: modified (diff)

(Since only few maps support different placement patterns currently, there wouldn't be an expectation of persistance of this setting when switching maps.)

So it could be implemented using #4838. EDIT: Actually no, since this setting is shared by many maps, so it should be in gamesetup.js like the biome.

(Also this will run into the same issue of Atlas requiring a new dropdown or not being able to recreate the same map as the gamesetup can)

Last edited 2 years ago by elexis (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 14 months ago by elexis

Description: modified (diff)
Summary: Starting positions in game setupStarting positions in gamesetup

comment:5 Changed 12 months ago by elexis

Players should be able to chose between pocket and flanking position on the maps with radial player placement.

comment:6 in reply to:  1 Changed 12 months ago by elexis

Replying to Palaxin:

In Stronghold Crusader there is a minimap preview in the game setup where you can set starting positions manually via drag-and-drop. I personally like this because it allows maximum customization.

This would only work for maps with fixed number of players, but probably not random maps, as the map preview can depend on many factors, for instance biome or mapsize and we can't generate the thumbnails within less than a second (loading all models would take quite a while and a lot of resources.).

comment:7 Changed 7 months ago by Imarok

Component: UI & SimulationGame setup

Move tickets to Game Setup as UI & Simulation got some sub components.

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