Author Topic: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll  (Read 1482 times)

Offline Richard LeMoon

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Re: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 06:03:33 pm »
Bumping this back up to ask a question.

Should slot 1 be locked to PILOT only for midmatch joins?

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Re: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 02:25:06 am »
Bumping this back up to ask a question.

Should slot 1 be locked to PILOT only for midmatch joins?

Not as critical as the original topic but yea on this proposal as well.

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Re: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2017, 02:57:24 pm »
I've certainly joined a pilot-less ship to save them only to find I didn't actually join as a pilot.

Manually clicking the pilot button in a lobby does nothing in a normal crew slot, and clicking the captain slot itself switches you to pilot class automatically. For this reason, you're never really prompted to ever click the pilot button as a manual adjustment.

Joining into a running match in the captain slot ought to automatically switch you to a pilot. It could also bring up a prompt exactly like what has been implemented when attempting to join as a second pilot, warning you that you will be switched to pilot if you agree.

It all seems so simple, and the mechanics already exist for the most part. It's like Muse only ever goes a quarter of the way to fix oddities like this.

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Re: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 04:59:42 pm »
YES PLEASE

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Re: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2017, 02:45:13 pm »
This is now a thing being tested in devapp. Logic is as follows:

Slot 1: Auto-switch to Pilot (current)
Slot 2: Auto-switch Pilot to Engineer (current)
Slot 3: Auto-switch Pilot AND Gunner to Engineer (new)
Slot 4: Auto-switch Pilot AND Gunner to Engineer (new)

The logic follows the current Slot 1 join. Once in the spot, you may change to other classes. The only hard lock is not allowing Pilots in 2, 3, and 4.

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Re: Lock Gunner out of slots 1, 3, and 4 for midmatch join. Poll
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2017, 05:10:35 pm »
Posted that in the wrong thread. It was meant to go in the lobby thread. This is a thing for midmatch joins as well, though.