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Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 10:26:54

mamuc
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Hey guys and hey Fizzer,

with normal fog, it is impossible to spectate running games. Therefore you could change this, that spectators can see the borders. With this change, they would see these parts of the map, which both players already know.

What do you think about this suggestion?

/mamuc
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 10:32:24

huddyj 
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This would be a good idea if the spectator can only see player territories that directly border each other.

Being able to see all borders would be bad, as you as spectator could then potentially know more about each player's position than their opponent. This could lead to players using an alt to check on their opponent's postion, or spectators passing information to one of the players.

Any implementation that may enable a player to cheat should never be made imo.

Edited 4/27/2016 10:40:06
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 10:40:11


[RE]Recoil
Level 46
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I like the idea, but what if someone plays a game and specates it with an alt, guesses all his positions and its almost unstoppable?
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 11:15:18


[ΑΘΕ]Nitrios
Level 34
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Huddyj's idea with only bordering territories showing would be useful. However that gets problematic on FFAs.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 11:28:49

mamuc
Level 59
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I meant that spectators can see, what both player already see.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 12:05:15

Jake110
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It would make sense if they threw in an extra bit of code for spectators. If a territory is already visible to all players, reveal it to spectators. so if it's a free for all, unless every player borders one territory, everything will still stay hidden, but for 1v1 or team games, it'll let spectators see all the borders between the two teams/players.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 12:36:28

Semicedevine
Level 59
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+1 for the reveal-borders idea

someone pls uservoice it I will gladly spend my last 3 for that crap
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 13:10:28


+Skapis9999+
Level 58
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+1 for this idea.. Jake's idea as well
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 14:19:32


Tristan
Level 57
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Bad idea.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 14:43:14


Judeburger 
Level 58
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I would like this for checking the status of tournament games that have not finished yet. It would be a lot of fun in the clan league, where many people have a vested interest in the outcome of a game.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 14:55:31


Fleecemaster 
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Why not just play games with no fog?
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 15:35:37

mamuc
Level 59
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Because I like fog, but its annyoing for spectators. The possibility to watch running games with fog is totally senseless.

I got the idea in a tournament, too.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 15:46:53


master of desaster 
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Would also be very cool for livestreams or seasonal games! Stalling might be reduced on the ladders too, cause everyone sees immediately when someone is stalling
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 15:58:45


MarkusBM
Level 57
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I could see a problem with doing this: Let's say both players see a neutral territory located between their bonuses. If players could check the board as a spectator(by using an alt or having someone else check it out for them), they could find out if the other person is within 1 territory of themselves, since they could see that the other player could also see the border-territory.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 16:05:31


GeneralPE
Level 56
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That's a good point. Don't know how you would get around it.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 16:36:37

Mike
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No Markus the idea is not to see all borders from each player, but all common borders between players involved. And as mentionned above, it can not work in FFA, it can only work in 2 team games. 100% with you macmuc.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 16:37:47


master of desaster 
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i tought you can only see the territories EVERY Player on the game can see at that Point. i don't see a Problem with that

Edit: what mike said 10sec before me

Edited 4/27/2016 16:38:36
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 16:45:02


Fleecemaster 
Level 59
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What MoD said, actually, that makes a lot of sense and I would be for that.

Edit: What MoD said mike said 20 seconds before me

Edited 4/27/2016 16:45:45
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 16:47:47


Fleecemaster 
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Although I would suggest that doesn't include anything spied, recon, etc. As that would let a player know they have been spied on etc.

Although thinking about it, if card use is visable, perhaps it would make sense to include that too.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 17:16:10


Beren • apex 
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It should only apply to situations where all players can see a territory, AND all players know that all other players can see that territory.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 17:27:25


Kenny • apex 
Level 59
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^ which could get a bit complicated to code but still a really cool idea.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 19:48:00


Zephyrum 
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Can't see this working in FFAs, only two-teams games (1v1, 2v2, 3v3...).

It should only apply to situations where all players can see a territory


...AND the territory is owned by a player.

Otherwise, let's say:

Pretend this is a map:
{A}{B}{C}

Let's say a player (1) is in A, and a player (2) is in C. They don't border, so neither of them can see them there. Players will meet as soon as 1 or 2 hits B, and they'll have a double surprise encounter (none of them was aware of the other's location).

With this spectator mode where you can see what territories everyone can see, you'll be able to see "B" is a neutral, and has x armies on it.

With an alt/friend/whatever, it'll NOT be a double surprise encounter, because 1 and 2 can both see it on spectator mode and find out the enemy is in the opposing territory.

~~~

Beren's idea (...AND both players know everyone touches it) gets probably too confusing or even impossible to code properly. How can you judge that 1 knows 2 is in C, or 2 knows 1 is in A? Let alone judge both at the same time?

~~~

It gets even more confusing in 3-man FFAs and larger. Using the same old map except a bit larger:

{A}{D}{B}
{C}

Player 1 in A, 2 in B, 3 in C. D is a neutral territory.

1 is unaware of 2 and 3, and vice verse, but 2 and 3 are aware of each other.

Assuming 3 takes D. 1 and 3 will be aware of each other, but 1 and 2 still won't. On the spectator mode, 1 will be able to see D visible and will therefore know 2 is nearby. Same goes for 2 knowing about 1.

EDIT: Changed every [] to {} because I forgot [] + B would make stuff bold...

Edited 4/27/2016 19:49:23
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 20:50:25


Beren • apex 
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@Zeph, what you're describing wouldn't apply in the scenario I detailed. I said it would only be unfogged to spectators if all players in the game knew that all other players can see that territory. Since the players wouldn't know that the territory is visible to their opponents, it wouldn't become unfogged.
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 22:05:24

Greg
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I'm not sure the coding gets any harder tbh, for knowledge to be sure all that need to happen, is that a place must be owned by a player, and share a border with places owned by every other player. Vision is Irrelevant, all that matters is 1) Is the territory owned by a player. 2) Does the Territory boarder every team in the game. IF and only IF both of these conditions are met then make it visible. That being said I don't and never have coded. But the logic checks out fine
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 22:38:11

Semicedevine
Level 59
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I get what Markus is talking about

If both players see the neutral, then the neutral will show up to spectators since all the players in-game can see it

one player could then use an alt to spectate the game and, once he finds the neutral, he'll know for sure that there's an opponent on the other side

Edited 4/27/2016 22:46:35
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 22:42:03

Semicedevine
Level 59
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but an easy way to solve this is to only include territories that all players inside the game know for sure that every other player in that game borders it

meaning that this will be an extremely rare occurrence in FFA (meaning most will remain fogged), but would most definitely make 1v1s so much more lively

Edited 4/27/2016 22:49:11
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 23:05:40

Mike
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What you re saying Semice is what Fleece said, which is what MOD said, which is what I said, which is what OP said. lol

But we all agree!

Edited 4/27/2016 23:07:05
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 23:06:29


GiantFrog
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@Greg

that condition does not work as there are scenarios where everyone boarders the territory, but not everyone knows that everyone is boadering the territory.

@beren

that condition does not work, as there are scenarios where everyone sees the territory and everyone knows that everyone else is seeing the territory, but not everyone knows that everyone else knows that everyone sees the territory.

example: a,b,c,d diffrent teams.

B-D
|\
A-C
|/
D-B

A would be revealed, as everyone sees it and everyone knows that everyone can see it, but C does not know that everyone knows that everyone can see it

Edited 4/27/2016 23:12:27
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 23:09:51

Mike
Level 57
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Frog well since there would be 2 teams (otherwise it cant work) everybody would see
Spectating with fog: 4/27/2016 23:39:38


Mr Dacoit
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You could always just wait for the game to end..
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