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Keep AI deployed after a victory

Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 16:57
by NullPointer
This was discussed before, but I don't think it ever got requested through the proper channels.

I play in my PC so I can't deploy my games at any time. I'd like to keep my AIs deployed while winning. When I deploy a match, I could be asked the following question:

"Keep this AI deployed after a victory?"

If I say "yes", when the server gets the result of a match, it could auto-redeploy the exact same match for me. This could happen indefinitely or maybe create a hard limit of ~5 games for each slot, leaving a maximum ~50 games in total until I'm back home.

The length of the list of matches need to be the same as the maximum amount of redeployable matches, otherwise I won't be able to watch all games when I'm back home. For that I suggest to use the limit of 5 as mentioned above.

Cons:

- Someone could pick up a match and take days to deploy their AI. (but this is a problem already anyway)
- We will only say "yes" for maps we are strong at, meaning we will have less matches in the ones we're weak.


Pros:

- More matches for everyone.
- People with less free time can be more active.
- This is useful for all platforms. It will just be even more effective for PC players.

Re: Keep AI deployed after a victory

Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 20:22
by HBomb
I like this.

Re: Keep AI deployed after a victory

Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 20:40
by Trigary
NullPointer wrote:Cons:
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- We will only say "yes" for maps we are strong at, meaning we will have less matches in the ones we're weak.

I think this is a strong enough point against this idea.

Later, when you set your team before you see the map, a button like "Keep bots deployed until first loss" may be useful, but in the current system I don't think your idea would work.

Re: Keep AI deployed after a victory

Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 20:55
by NullPointer
You just gave the solution for this problem:

- press Play (don't show map yet)
- pop up "Re-deploy match after a victory?"
- press Yes/No
- then show which map it is

Re: Keep AI deployed after a victory

Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 23:46
by GFX47
I'd like to wait for the team management to be in place before implementing it.
That way, the map could still be randomly selected for the next game.

Added it to the roadmap anyway: https://trello.com/c/VF3QnSAV/355-keep- ... er-victory