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bug #13228: Checkbox to disallow/reduce frequency of 1v1 mirror matches

Submitted by:  George <wintermute>
Submitted on:  Fri 20 Mar 2009 08:04:30 PM UTC  
 
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Multiplayer
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 1.7.xOperating System: Win XP

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Sat 24 Oct 2009 12:46:25 PM UTC, comment #1:

Discussed earlier in bug #8400, with the option for "unique" instead of "random" side suggested. One of these reports could probably be marked as a duplicate.

Anonymous
Fri 20 Mar 2009 08:04:30 PM UTC, original submission:

There is consensus on #wesnoth-mp and elsewhere that 1v1 mirror matches (I.E. Elves vs Elves) are not as interesting as other matchups. This is, IMHO not an issue for 2v2 games, but it is for 1v1 games on the multiplayer server. Many times, a 1v1 game is aborted as soon as the players realize they are fighting a mirror match.

I propose a check-box that the host could set as an option while creating the game, that would reduce the frequency of mirror matches. I think that this would be the best option for players, so that they can still have the occasional mirror, but it is more of an interesting rarity rather than a common occurrence.

I would suggest reducing the probability of getting a mirror match in a 1v1 game from 1/6 to 1/20 or perhaps 1/25.

Other factors and my suggestions:

  • This should only be applicable to 1v1 games, I think trying to do it for larger games is not desirable.
  • I think this option should be checked by default.
  • An alternative would be to have a slider that you could drag to a desired frequency of mirror matches - this would be better, but perhaps more work.
  • Another alternative would be to just have a box to disallow mirror matches, if this were much easier. I would rather have such a box than nothing at all.
George <wintermute>
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