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Offline Narayan

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Password lock ships
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:43:26 pm »
I know this is going to be controversial, but I think it would be nice if muse was to implement a password lock on individual ships that extends into the lobby, and is at the discretion of the captain. I know there will be some concerns that this could be an anti social measure for the community, however I would argue given the age, and current state of the community that the positives would have a greater impact than any negatives. It would allow us to:

-Extend the password protection of the crew form into the actual lobby for parties that want to play with each other. Right now crews can have protection to organize in the crew form, however once they are in lobby that protection is gone and they are vulnerable to crashes and trolls. This is a logical extension of the protection, as you spend 20 mins in crew form trying to find a match, your buddy drops, and then the random that matchmaker immediately fills his slot with wont swap him back. Or even more unfortunately you ask someone who isnt even to blame to leave your ship because of a technical error, and feel bad as a result.

-Trolls like to troll, and if they know you don't want them they will go above and beyond to get on your ship, which can be very annoying. The best case is its some guy who wont take a proper load out or class. Worst case its someone who is stalking a female player and using sexist or threatening language in the lobby. With ship lock ability we would be able to keep those trouble makers out, instead of our only recourse being to file a complaint which we all know wont have any real effect on the troll.

-Lastly it would allow what I think we can all agree is the most fun part of Guns of Icarus, and that is playing with your friends. We all came to this game for the airship battles, and we stay for the friends we have made in the game. I know I for one enjoy a few fun battles with my mates by my side, and password protect would allow me to save a slot for a few mins if they tell me they are waiting for their game to finish so they can join me.

I know there is some concern that this could impact player training, however I believe our population of dedicated CA's is more robust than ever an certainly equal to the task given our present population. Secondly, not everyone wants to train or is a good trainer, and this measure could decrease saltness by keeping some of the new guys off the older and more burned out players ships. I hope everyone thinks this is as great of an idea as I do and I look forward to its speedy implementation.


-Regards
Narayan
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 08:47:00 pm by Narayan »

Offline Richard LeMoon

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 09:09:15 pm »
It is a good base idea, but would need honing so as not to become a troll tool itself.

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 09:26:07 pm »
Well you could probably curb abuse by restricting the feature to players that have lvl 20 or above in any class. Usually if they make it that high they are pretty dedicated to the game. I just thought of one more problem this could stop which is random players joining your ship mid match as a second gunner.

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 10:40:42 pm »
Those are actually the people I was talking about. The higher level trolls.

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 11:26:57 pm »
Not really sure what your referring to do you have an example?

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 12:35:43 am »
Not really sure what your referring to do you have an example?

I can think of one example that I would do.

Lock ship with just me. Ready up. Leave game. I would also put only flares / harpoons on it to dissuade anyone from joining mid game and make A.I useless. That right there is some high level trolling. Noob trolls wouldn't think that in depth.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 12:38:31 am by Solidusbucket »

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 01:46:29 am »
There would be at least a few players who would reject the vast majority of possible crew and then refuse to start with AI on their ship.

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 03:38:46 am »
Votekick would probably be less harmful option

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 06:45:37 am »
By the gods, this is just wrong...

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2016, 09:34:49 am »

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2016, 11:51:48 am »
I get the idea but I like captain vote kick or something of the sort better.  You are limiting yourself and your lobby by doing this.  As well as not allowing possibly decent people aboard your ships.  Thats a way more anti-social idea then in the past.

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2016, 12:55:07 pm »
That's so antisocial, I'd expect seeing such a proposition made by REDACTED.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 01:27:13 pm by RearAdmiralZill »

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2016, 01:26:49 pm »
Let's not let this topic get out of hand, shall we? I understand we all have opinions but we can also be civil about it.

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Re: Password lock ships
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 01:37:54 pm »
That's so antisocial, I'd expect seeing such a proposition made by REDACTED.
Did a mod change that?

Let's not let this topic get out of hand, shall we? I understand we all have opinions but we can also be civil about it.
Yes Admiral, sir!