Very small addition to the game that is needed

aeroripperaeroripper Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42471NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Posts: 2,395 mod
and it is...
A game timer! A game timer would be useful to have back in the game. It will help commanders time expansions and (hopefully) help teams hurry up to the end the game when its dragging on past an hour.

That's it, I miss the old game timer from NS1. Hopefully it can sneak its way into a build soon.

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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Posts: 15,780 Advanced user
    There are a lot of small things that are needed :)

    My two favs are:
    Mental sanity mute button
    HUD: Who said that? WHO THE F SAID THAT!



    But yeah timer should be on my list as well!

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  • SN.WolfSN.Wolf Join Date: 2010-03-29 Member: 71115Members Posts: 815 Fully active user
    edited June 2011
    A timer would be great but would even be better if a vote to extend time would come up like the amxx vote system. That way you wouldn't be cut short if you had a strategic master plan under way and needed that extra 15 minutes to complete. Implementation of this would most likely end people dropping out from stalemates and provide an overall push, might i add it would also put a strain on the good old "turtle for resources" scenario.
  • WilsonWilson Join Date: 2010-07-26 Member: 72867Members Posts: 1,397
    QUOTE (SN.Wolf @ Jun 24 2011, 12:58 AM) »
    A timer would be great but would even be better if a vote to extend time would come up like the amxx vote system. That way you wouldn't be cut short if you had a strategic master plan under way and needed that extra 15 minutes to complete. Implementation of this would most likely end people dropping out from stalemates and provide an overall push, might i add it would also put a strain on the good old "turtle for resources" scenario.


    I don't think he means a time limit. He just means a counter that shows the total game time.

    I'd also like to see the name of the server you are currently on appear at the top of the scoreboard.
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  • layzorclayzorc Join Date: 2011-06-18 Member: 105198Members Posts: 22 Advanced user
    A little bitty thing I loved from NS1 was random songs being played at the end of the round and then a huge party with the winning team jumping up and down int he spawn (losers were invited too). Insta nerd party wooo!
  • TravCarpTravCarp Join Date: 2010-06-04 Member: 71962Members, Reinforced - Supporter Posts: 194
    QUOTE (Kouji_San @ Jun 23 2011, 07:22 PM) »
    HUD: Who said that? WHO THE F SAID THAT!


    http://twitter.com/#!/NS2/status/84010987799330817
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  • aeroripperaeroripper Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42471NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Posts: 2,395 mod
    QUOTE
    I don't think he means a time limit. He just means a counter that shows the total game time.

    I'd also like to see the name of the server you are currently on appear at the top of the scoreboard.


    ^ This, and also the server name on scoreboard would be helpful.
  • DuskDusk Join Date: 2011-06-24 Member: 106114Members, Constellation Posts: 151
    Remember the rave room!
  • wulf 21wulf 21 Join Date: 2011-05-03 Member: 96875Members Posts: 163
    edited June 2011
    Hmmm... a timer would be nice as the tiebreaking element in clan matches. If a winner is needed the team that needed a shorter time to defeat the other team could be considered winner.

    Or if you don't like it, the team that needed the shorter time gets to choose the side for the tiebrake round which would be usually the side both teams have won as - that way having the better chance to win the match.
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Members Posts: 2,432 Fully active user
    QUOTE (Dusk @ Jun 24 2011, 06:33 AM) »
    Remember the rave room!


    The first rule of Rave Room...
  • assbdaassbda Join Date: 2011-05-02 Member: 96737Members Posts: 253
    yea agreed.

    usually when i join the server, the first thing i want to know is how long the games been going :/
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  • SewlekSewlek The programmer previously known as Schimmel Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16247Members, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, Subnautica Developer Posts: 2,341 Advanced user
    QUOTE (peregrinus @ Jun 24 2011, 02:50 AM) »
    The first rule of Rave Room...


    rave in it!?!?
  • pSyk0mAnpSyk0mAn Nerdish by Nature Germany Join Date: 2003-08-07 Member: 19166Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Community Developer Posts: 1,723 Advanced user
    There was a game timer in the alpha build or someting, don't know why it was removed.
    I remember using it a lot to check travel times in my map.


  • lazylazy Join Date: 2005-07-23 Member: 56631Members Posts: 107
    QUOTE (Schimmel @ Jun 24 2011, 01:22 PM) »
    rave in it!?!?


    The first rule of the Rave Room is, you don't talk about the Rave Room.
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