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Fitting fields and new design

Hey dear player,

Tonight we updated a new big update. It includes:

  • Scaling fields (experimental)
  • USA Servers
  • Revamped design (needs some revision)
  • And many small things

Hope you will like it.

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what is fitting?

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okay, i find the scaling fields very nice!

but there are are small balancing problems especially when you play 1v1 size

  • The field is smaller, but the same amount of power-ups appear, means more powerups on the same space
  • All Powerups ,except the reverse power-up become much stronger, because of the smaller space

This means power-ups are now much more important than driving your snake accurately. Maybe there also should be less power-ups the smaller the field is.

To the design: i dont like that you cant see the rank of a player, if he is ready

edit: what i forgot is that powerups more often spawn in your head, which sucks.

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I agree with beffl.

Scaling fields are a nice feature (as long as they stay optional) but the power-ups need some adjustment. I haven't noticed any problems with the amount but some of them, like the speed controling power-ups should maybe be a little shorter because of the reduced amount of space.

The new Design is nice, i guess. I like the working settings button next to the name. But it really very much needs to show the players rank after they have hit 'ready'. Not only so you can kick guests where they are not welcome but also for balancing team games etc.

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Someone play me on the American server.  If it works works well i can start spreading it to friends

Small bug I noticed: when you leave a game on the american server, you exit to the american lobby, however the tab at the bottom says european.  And this has been a problem for a couple releases, but can you make the game display from the lobby not fade away? i like to see who is in the game before joining.

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i agree with gandalfx. nice idea to adjust the boundarys but the powerups should not pop up that much.

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Another thing that you guys should make possible, is to be able to scroll down between games. On evenings and nights when most players are on,you can't join games where people are playing.

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Geert wrote:

Hey dear player,

Tonight we updated a new big update. It includes:

  • Scaling fields (experimental)
  • USA Servers
  • Revamped design (needs some revision)
  • And many small things

Hope you will like it.

 

what are the many small things?

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this is possible

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Don't like it. Bad design & i can't see the ranks of people, who are ready.

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I agree with Awsome One, it's really annoying that u cant see the rank of those who are ready.. Though it's really nice that u can see the ranks of spectators or whatever u call it in lobby..

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Replacing the rank with 'ready' is only a temporary 'solution' to showing that players are ready

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It just take time to adapt and then, will be everything allright- I think:P 

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i was spectating 4 player game with fitting and suddenly i justs saw this laser show with snakes out of board and circles and so on... see screenshot.

Players said it would be normal just lagging it bit and after i rejoined it was normal again for me too. Dont know if that were server issues...

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it's just lag

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everything is ok but new design is really bad, previous was better.

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I Like the New Design, and I agree with everyone on this page complaining about the Ready issue. I think that's easy to fix, maybe U can use the previous design when the player turns blue when ready. What I also really like is seeing the ranks in the spectator room, which makes it much easier to kick guests and low-ranks (No offence :D)

Anyway, Thanks for the update, Geert & Co.!!

Srry for the bad English, Im a 15 year old Dutchie XD

 

 

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i've seen something like that, too. I think it has to do with the new scaling feature: When a player leaves the field while 'flying' (not drawing a line) and then dies because the flying mode ends he becomes visible outside the field.

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No that's not it.
To my impression, the solution is very simple and has to do with the so-called overlapping curtain around the field.
It will be fixed in the next update very soon.

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Nice Design Brouns!

 

apart from things already been said above (Rank/Ready; Powerups in scaled fields) i think the different size of the boxes is really irritating, because u got a bad overview as a host
(maybe u did that cause of the different lenght of names.... if so, i think its unnecessary)

All in all THUMBS UP for the new design!!! i like it

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Hi,

- Design is OKE
- Fitting is very nice!!
- Can't see peoples rank is bad!
- Also an option for able/disable guests should be nice
- Also an option for min/max rank should be nice!
- I'm not a premium member, but i see a 'settingsbutton' right from my name, when i click i see 2 arrows < >, but what can i do with that?

- well done guys! (and perhaps girls:))

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achtung die bierfles wrote:

- I'm not a premium member, but i see a 'settingsbutton' right from my name, when i click i see 2 arrows < >, but what can i do with that?

Those are your controls.

They are your left and right arrow by default, but you can switch them to other keys by clicking on them.

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Already fixed in the next update.

Yet thank you for showing a screenshot of the problems you encounter! It's very valuable to show me stuff that way!

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Anything to help you make the game better! :)

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Well, I must say that the previous design was better. I like the new in-game features but it would be better to upgrade the previous design and not to completely change it.

Also, I was always wondering why there is no Exit button when you are actually playing?

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pucco wrote:

Well, I must say that the previous design was better. I like the new in-game features but it would be better to upgrade the previous design and not to completely change it.

Also, I was always wondering why there is no Exit button when you are actually playing?

Pressing esc is enough and it's also not desirable to leave games.

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There will be an exit button in the play-screen.

However, it will come with a warning that if you leave, you will get rank degrading.

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Scalings and USA Servers are great additions, but the new design looks like it was made by my old grandma. You really need to improve it, or get back to the old one. 

 
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achtung die bierfles wrote:

- Can't see peoples rank is bad!
- Also an option for able/disable guests should be nice
- Also an option for min/max rank should be nice!

agree with all above, plus:

It's annoying to play with a lagger. There could an option to kick him during a game. It could work like this>

- After 3 consecutive lags from the lagger, the host could type in the submit box a command => kick (name of the lagger)

and the rest of the players would've to vote => typing "yes" or if there is no input, it counts as "no". If the majority would've voted "yes", he'd be kicked.

Tell me what you think about that, or if it could be improved, changed, or you have better idea how to deal with laggers.

 

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HST.Noga wrote:

- After 3 consecutive lags from the lagger, the host could type in the submit box a command => kick (name of the lagger)

There are a lot of laggers who don't get any strike lags, so this won't help.

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We are discussing whether we will add a vote kick functionality in the game screen, just as that there will be a mute button for each player there.

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@PwnYeAll - ye, that's right. I wanted it less prone to abuse.

@Brouns - mute buttons sound fun.

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Hello all,

I really like the "fitting" option. Some people think the item spawn rate is unbalanced for 1v1 games, I agree. But I also like the chaos games, so maybe it is possible to manually set the spawn rate for items as an option? Like a slide bar from 0 to 8 (or even more for premiums! )? That would be great!

Like most others I agree that it is very annoying you can't see players ranks when they are ready, too bad you can't see "games played/games won" either.

Ok, thx for reading my post ;)

Edit: I forgot to mention I like the design too ;p