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    Here's what I'm planning on implementing (this can all be server-side, and can be in a content update next week):

    1) If you're the host, you're always allowed to boot.
    2) If you're in a game with a valid host, only the host can boot
    3) If you're in a game with no host, the boot button will initiate a 10 second vote. If at least half of the number of players that are in the game also vote to boot the player, the player will be ousted.

    Thoughts?

    -ALS

    PS. 1.7 adds an optional minimum level requirement for the dungeon, so as the host, you can specify that an AO3 game is guaranteed that only 45-50 can join.

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    How is 1 & 2 different than what is currently in place?

    For 3, when/how would this 10 second option be initiated?

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    I am so for this. I am guessing that everyone has to vote together in a 10 second time frame right? Meaning hmm let's boot asommers.... Ok then everyone has to boot within 10 sec of each other right?

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    Well right now only the host ever has a "boot" button. So this will change when the host is gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firepants View Post
    I am so for this. I am guessing that everyone has to vote together in a 10 second time frame right? Meaning hmm let's boot asommers.... Ok then everyone has to boot within 10 sec of each other right?
    Yes, 10 seconds from when the first boot request was initiated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asommers View Post
    Yes, 10 seconds from when the first boot request was initiated.

    -ALS
    wait... i couldn't vote... i was lagging for more than 10 seconds

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    How about if the host leaves the next person who joined after him/her is then host? Seems simpler than a vote. I have played a few games with voting systems for booting players and I find most of the time people just don't vote and the player stays. Then people just start dropping.

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    I agree, perhaps the hosting privileges could be passed on instead? My concern with needing several people to boot, is that it distracts more people than is necessary. Unless there are other concerns you have with this? Like could it cause some other type of unfairness?

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    Love love love the minimum level option. I think I made a post in suggestions about that once.

    For the boot thing, it's something that is really needed. I just hope people don't abuse it, or spam the boot request every 10 seconds.
    I guess it depends...is this vote a hidden feature or is there a big pop up on the screen? Maybe just a message in the chat box?
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    I love u devs!!!! I cant wait!!

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    I was just thinking the other day when a level 17 joined our caves game a vote to boot option would be nice!
    Min level will also be very nice!

    Also wish you could setup a game class template.. example..setup a game with 2 bears, 2 mages and a bird.

    Sounds great!

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    Along the lines of minimum level, I've also posted some ideas about private games. Right now friends and friends of friends can join them. How about some hosting options when setting up your private game, like "password required", "friends", "extended network of friends". Because often you get people joining when you don't want them to, and they don't even have to know the password.

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    thanks for listening to us once again. i would prefer designating 1 person w the responsibility of booting after the host leaves b/c i dont think the entire team should be distracted from the game.

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    Definitely a step in the right direction and is better than what we have now.....could you get it added today? j/k
    Would have loved to have had this option last night......this, together with minimum level settings will help a lot. BTW 1.7 being sent to Apple anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asommers View Post
    Here's what I'm planning on implementing (this can all be server-side, and can be in a content update next week):

    1) If you're the host, you're always allowed to boot.
    2) If you're in a game with a valid host, only the host can boot
    3) If you're in a game with no host, the boot button will initiate a 10 second vote. If at least half of the number of players that are in the game also vote to boot the player, the player will be ousted.

    Thoughts?

    -ALS

    PS. 1.7 adds an optional minimum level requirement for the dungeon, so as the host, you can specify that an AO3 game is guaranteed that only 45-50 can join.
    Finallly!!!!! Thank you asommers!!! My idea is similar to #3

    http://www.spacetimestudios.com/show...roup-Boot-Vote

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    Sounds great to me!!

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    Yes! Love how the Devs listen to the communities ideas and put it together in the game. Way to go! This will make the games more fair when people don't want to leave... We make 'em. XD

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    This sounds like a great idea! In addition, I had the same thought as Les - it would be great if host privileges could be passed on. Right now there's a lot of pressure on the host to stay through the end of all the cave levels so that the group is not left without a responsible host. This would solve that, and it makes sense that the current host should be able to choose his successor. It would also allow the host to switch alts without worries, so long as there's one other trusted person in his group.

    One issue right now is that if the host leaves in a game or has to switch alts, the person who happens to click next is made host for the next game. I was in a group last night and we fought our way through several of the caves, at which point someone had to leave and we had a fifth random join mid-game. Meanwhile the host had to switch alts because we were lacking a mage. Then at the end of the game it so happened that the random we didn't know clicked next first and was host for the new game. Luckily he was cool, but he could have booted us all and invited his own friends even though we were the ones who had cleared VL and fought through the first few levels. The ability to pass on host power would prevent situations like this. A voting system helps only for the level where the host left, not for the next level that's created with a new host.
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    BOOOT FIGHT yay
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    That would be outstanding. I hate booting and only use it as a last resort, but for abusive people and obvious XP leeches it would be nice to have.
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