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More than 6 players

Post by h0b0 » Mon May 02, 2016 5:39 pm

Hey,

I was thinking about other maps, and I was wondering what if there was a host setting to allow more than 6 players. I know risk has a max of 6 players so some might consider this heresy, but if you can have less than 6 players why not more than 6....

How about a host command of:

/max-players 7 .. /max-players 12 ... or higher

and combined with a no bots setting

/no-bots-from 4 .. /no-bots-from 6 or whatever

This setting would suck on smaller maps, but maybe it would be fun on some of the larger maps, Rome, motm etc. And yes it would mean longer games, but on the right map it could be pretty cool.

What do you think?

Dustin - Is it even feasible to do with your codebase ?

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by dustin » Mon May 02, 2016 7:29 pm

It's theoretically possible. Would require an update of Lux.

I've shied away from it up till now, since I think it would make games slower in general.

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Owned » Mon May 02, 2016 9:22 pm

I think games involving more than six players would work better under the Lux Alliance flag.

As for the /no-bots-from... I think this would be a great addition to host commands. Like how castles had only human games, this could be used on permanent hosts. So that if there are only 3 humans the game would add bots, but once a 4th came along the bots would be dropped. This can be done currently to fill bots up to the 4th player, but h0b0's suggestion would have bots fill up to a full house.

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by General K » Tue May 03, 2016 4:08 am

yeah,

imagine a game of 12 players, with 10 turtles... or 10 MIA players... marathon will take another perspective....


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Re: More than 6 players

Post by dustin » Tue May 03, 2016 3:57 pm

Owned wrote:I think games involving more than six players would work better under the Lux Alliance flag.
Yep, one of the design goals of Lux Alliance was to enable games with many players, that run the same speed, since everyone takes their turn at the same time.

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Bean » Tue May 03, 2016 5:21 pm

Oh dear lord please give us the ability to set no bots so a fh is 3 or 4 players if we want. that would be a game changer and a climate changer too

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Dangerous Beans » Tue May 03, 2016 11:21 pm

There is a Risk board with 8 players and metal figurines. You can also always play 'double-risk'.

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by dustin » Fri May 06, 2016 4:36 pm

Bean wrote:Oh dear lord please give us the ability to set no bots so a fh is 3 or 4 players if we want. that would be a game changer and a climate changer too
This behaviour has been built into Lux for awhile.

Use the <network player> option in the player setup to make a slot available for a network player, but not used by a bot.

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Bean » Fri May 06, 2016 9:08 pm

forgot; i gave up on hosting, so I 'm really asking can we have this feature as a command we can enter in your hosted rooms. lol

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Bean » Fri May 06, 2016 9:08 pm

also, i don't remember that feature actually working well, but who knows

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Symbiosis » Sat May 07, 2016 1:00 am

I agree, it would be great if we could get more than 6 players on the lux tracker at a time

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Re: More than 6 players

Post by Dangerous Beans » Mon May 23, 2016 1:54 pm

I agree great idea.

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