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June 22, 2013, 01:57:37 AM
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EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« on: June 22, 2013, 01:57:37 AM »
You're not alone.  I, too, am sick of people playing the same classes over and over again.  So I decided to do something about that.  They said it couldn't be done.  They said you would all throw me right out of the door.  They said nobody would use this mod.  Will they be right?  Let's find out.

Force Random

This mod is very simple.  It forces you to play with random classes.  If you change mid-game, your class will be reset to random anyway.  If you change while you spectate or are dead, you will be killed immediately upon respawning.  It does not ban any classes, it just bans you from picking them.  So if you run this mod on a CTF server, and see that the entire other team is playing as Quick Man, rest assured that they're just extremely lucky.

And it doesn't break bots either!

The people I talk to have mixed philosophies about this sort of thing.  Some people complain about people who rely on one or two classes.  Others complain about not being able to rely on one or two classes.  Well, I'll leave you all to fight that battle.  I just work here.

I've only tested this with Yellow Devil's classes, but it should work with any of the mods.  Of course, there's no guarantee that the odd bug or two won't rear its ugly head, but you won't know until you give it a whirl.

Enjoy.

You can download older versions of anything I make (including Force Random) here.  Just click "Browse Code" on a particular commit to browse the state of my mods repository on a given date.

June 22, 2013, 02:44:08 AM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 02:44:08 AM »
I have no idea who you are but you've managed to impress me and win thousands of Respect Points within a minute, and for that I congratulate you.


Welcome to Cutstuff, and thanks in advance for keeping it classy!

June 22, 2013, 04:06:28 AM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 04:06:28 AM »
I am but a man.

June 22, 2013, 02:11:32 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 02:11:32 PM »
So a mod that forces people to work with what class there given? i have no issues with that. i'm more then willing to try this out just to see what happens with matches.

June 22, 2013, 02:20:57 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 02:20:57 PM »
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So a mod that forces people to work with what class there given? i have no issues with that. i'm more then willing to try this out just to see what happens with matches.
People will ragequit when they can't use the flavor of the month to the exclusion of all else.

June 22, 2013, 04:01:12 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 04:01:12 PM »
The amount of wrong you are is ridiculous, Balrog. Many people will use this mod BECAUSE it forces you to be a random class. So many good times to be had, it's amazing.

June 22, 2013, 04:02:48 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 04:02:48 PM »
The only catch is, someone has to host it in one of the popular WAD locations.

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People will ragequit when they can't use the flavor of the month to the exclusion of all else.

Are those the kinds of people you want on your servers?

Also, can you kill people while their spawn protection is on?  Right now, if you try to cheat you're killed immediately after it wears off, but a skilled player, depending on where he spawns and the health of those nearby, might be able to sneak in a quick frag.

June 22, 2013, 04:37:30 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 04:37:30 PM »
From testing it out, the first pick you make when entering the game always gives what you want, but deaths after that are randomized.

It works fine with CSCC, but it breaks ammo regen in KY Classes.

June 22, 2013, 04:50:18 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 04:50:18 PM »
Huh.  That's odd.  When you play a match, do you join immediately, or do you join as a spectator?  Are you testing online, or are you testing locally?

June 22, 2013, 04:58:15 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 04:58:15 PM »
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The amount of wrong you are is ridiculous, Balrog. Many people will use this mod BECAUSE it forces you to be a random class. So many good times to be had, it's amazing.
Not wrong if you assume the following train of thought: player joins server without noticing that forcerandom is loaded, player gets stuck with a class that he doesn't even have basic competence in due to only playing one class, player gets killed a lot, player ragequits. I thought that the existence of people who would enjoy playing with random was obvious, and therefore not worth mentioning.

June 22, 2013, 05:00:59 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 05:00:59 PM »
Oh God, I can already smell an argument coming on.  Let's play nice, 'kay?

June 22, 2013, 05:16:34 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 05:16:34 PM »
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Huh.  That's odd.  When you play a match, do you join immediately, or do you join as a spectator?  Are you testing online, or are you testing locally?

I tested that in the singleplayer campaign. I join as a spectator.

June 22, 2013, 05:24:56 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 05:24:56 PM »
Campaigns work a bit differently in terms of script execution, don't they?  Can someone please host this WAD so we can see how it works in multiplayer?

June 22, 2013, 05:44:36 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 05:44:36 PM »
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Oh God, I can already smell an argument coming on.  Let's play nice, 'kay?
Yeah, sorry about that. Great work, by the way.

June 22, 2013, 05:46:05 PM
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Re: EXPERIMENT: Tired of people playing as Quick Man in CTF?
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2013, 05:46:05 PM »
Thank you!