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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001776Zandronum[All Projects] Suggestionpublic2014-04-09 23:032017-04-08 11:23
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PlatformMicrosoftOSWindowsOS VersionXP/Vista/7
Product Version1.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001776: Auto-balance teams DM flag?
DescriptionBasically, when you join a team-based server (although it's been most obvious to me on Ghoul's vs. Humans servers), teams do not auto balance. This can be absolutely disastrous, and it can cause not only cause the game to be unfun but also cause arguments over the teams.
Steps To Reproduce1). Go to a team-based server
2). Join the team with the most players
3). Destruction of gameplay and arguments ensue.
Additional InformationI wouldn't say that this is major, but it would be a huge convenience. You would believe how many rounds of Team Last Man Standing I missed from going spectator to balance the teams.
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User avatar (0008534)
Dusk (developer)
2014-04-09 23:30

AOW2 has an automatic team switcher originally written by Eruanna and later rewritten by me. It balances teams if they're off by attempting to pick someone who hasn't been in the team for very long. I guess it could make a neat dmflag?
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TheMightyHeracross (reporter)
2014-04-09 23:39

Oh, I really, REALLY appreciated that AOW2 had that. Yeah, something like that is exactly what I am talking about. But isn't that in ACS?
User avatar (0009443)
Watermelon (developer)
2014-06-15 16:13

I thought we already have some kind of auto balancing team feature?
User avatar (0014323)
Marcaek (reporter)
2016-02-05 19:53

Probably thinking of sv_noteamselect, which doesn't work when people on one team quit enmasse. Something which autobalances teams that have more than one extra player would be nice. Perhaps people who want to join in team games when both teams are even can be placed into a queue until another person queues up too?

Maybe a command like "autobalance" for people who dont want it on all the time, but this is just spitballing and the former would be good enough.
User avatar (0014562)
Marcaek (reporter)
2016-03-07 01:18

Apparently you can switch teams even if sv_noteamselect is enabled, as one generic troll demonstrated during FNF
User avatar (0014563)
WaTaKiD (updater)
2016-03-07 01:22

switching teams can be prevented with sv_noteamswitch 1

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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-04-09 23:03 TheMightyHeracross New Issue
2014-04-09 23:30 Dusk Note Added: 0008534
2014-04-09 23:39 TheMightyHeracross Note Added: 0008535
2014-06-15 16:13 Watermelon Note Added: 0009443
2014-06-15 16:13 Watermelon Status new => feedback
2016-02-05 19:53 Marcaek Note Added: 0014323
2016-03-07 01:18 Marcaek Note Added: 0014562
2016-03-07 01:22 WaTaKiD Note Added: 0014563

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