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spadequack

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Second edit: My apologies, this was discussed already: http://battleground2.weewar.com/forum/posts/list/86.page


This is mostly addressed to Pistos. In the chat, this was suggested:
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speedy
this time-limit thing makes me think of a tool I'd like to see.
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speedy
a little weewar bot that monitors your game and ends your turn as the time limit approaches.
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speedy
it's a shame to waste the turn, but better than getting booted because something pulled you away.
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speedy
personally, I won't take anyting less than 1-day anymore
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TheTAZ
That's a good idea - the auto-ender. Would hurt folks a little, but at least not boot them and they would have all the credits the next turn.


I think this is a pretty good idea and probably not too hard to implement for the WWPA. A user would need to give the WWPA their username and password, and the WWPA can check the user's games every so often to see if the user is nearing the time limit, and if so, end the turn. This would probably work best only for >= 12 hour (or 1 day) games. Now that I think about it, this might not be entirely possible... but when the Eliza API is released to the main server, it sure would be.

Edit: Then again, when the Eliza API is released, you might as well have a Bot play your moves before you end your turn... and this brings into issue how bots will be used on the live server, etc.

This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 04/06/2008 04:33:27

bert

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Our Wee-Robot-Laws state that Eliza is only available to accounts that start with 'ai_'.

Pistos

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Unless the weewar administration objects, I can implement this. Who else wants such a feature? My plate is quite full with projects (including but not limited to weewar stuff), so I don't want to spend time on things that only a few people would use.

Lucian

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This would definitely be of use and it would further the goals of the WWPA as you simply wouldn't have to boot anyone, but rather just let time run its course. For each missed turn, they're in that much of a worse position. I for one would use this.

Streen

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sorry to be picky, but it depends on how it works.
If its a script or similar that ends my turn before the time runs out "only" in those games that I want it to, then yes, I would use it.

Pistos

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I would code it so that you get to set some options. None of your games, all of your games, or only particular games.