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tantalum
09-07-2010, 08:00 PM
Is it possible to have the server record players who want to play ladder? The idea is that ten people, at different times, can join an empty ladder server and express an interest in playing ladder (maybe implement a "/custom signin"). Then, when ten people have expressed interest, then the server itself will whisper all the players saying that ten people are available.

One problem is that the server would have to be capable of removing people from its list when they log off before ten people express interest. Therefore, I suspect this feature would probably have to be implemented from altitude auth server side, rather than from the ladder server.

Comments?

tgleaf
09-07-2010, 08:12 PM
Doesn't sound feasible simply because ladder servers aren't always empty. You would either need to have many, many servers so that there were empty servers for the ten people to go to, or you would have to prevent people from joining ladder servers until all ten people had been notified.

Either way, it sounds like a bad process to implement. I like the idea of not having to sit in a server waiting for 2-3 people to join, though.

Ajuk999
09-07-2010, 08:14 PM
Welcome to the Altitude Community!

Sounds like a reasonable idea, but it seems like it would take a lot of work to implement - especially the authentication system. I really like this idea, I'm sure it could be modified a bit, but it sounds like a foundation for a good system. But I don't know how well it would work. It might be easier to call 9 other people then to have all of this code running around whispering in people's ears...

nobodyhome
09-07-2010, 09:05 PM
This has been thought of before. The primary problem is that servers themselves cannot whisper to players outside of the server. We'd have to implement a bot that sits in the server, and then everyone who wants to be able to receive whispers would need to friend the bot. Then since there's a friend limit, we'd need to have a bot for every 128 people.

It just gets way too complicated.

argonide
09-08-2010, 12:16 AM
This has been thought of before. The primary problem is that servers themselves cannot whisper to players outside of the server. We'd have to implement a bot that sits in the server, and then everyone who wants to be able to receive whispers would need to friend the bot. Then since there's a friend limit, we'd need to have a bot for every 128 people.
It just gets way too complicated.

A feasible way is using an irc channel to notify, but many ladder players aren't familiar with irc and/or won't bother to use it. A little special purpose code on altitude's side(like allowing the ladder server to whisper players) could make this happen and be somewhat user friendly.

elxir
09-08-2010, 02:12 AM
This has been thought of before. The primary problem is that servers themselves cannot whisper to players outside of the server. We'd have to implement a bot that sits in the server, and then everyone who wants to be able to receive whispers would need to friend the bot. Then since there's a friend limit, we'd need to have a bot for every 128 people.

It just gets way too complicated.

i just tried to friend bot 2 and i got denied hard

hurripilot
09-08-2010, 10:28 PM
i just tried to friend bot 2 and i got denied hard

Bot 2 has been a bit unstable since it got on it's e-period. Give it a little time, it will come around.