Server owners, enable single races!

Server owners, enable single races!

Postby eltomito » 01 Feb 2019, 03:59

I had a great time playing against Alyan, theTomasPat, nobi and others today and this is how it started:
I went to Strasbourg Custom 2 and started racing just by myself, so that people would see that somebody is on that server. It took like 3 races for others to start joining in and then we had a total blast, at least I did.
When you let people race on your server by themselves, they have something to do while waiting others to join. I think that's the way to help people meet to play STK online.
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Re: Server owners, enable single races!

Postby Alayan » 07 Feb 2019, 02:18

Yes, often people will check servers but not go in if there is nobody else. But once you go into a server, you will often have someone joining in the next fifteen minutes.
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Re: Server owners, enable single races!

Postby tux_peng » 08 Feb 2019, 01:05

I still cant's figure out quite what you mean by single race
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Re: Server owners, enable single races!

Postby Andet » 08 Feb 2019, 02:09

They just mean racing by yourself—that way you don't have to wait in the lobby for other racers, you can do "practice" rounds in the meantime. I think it's a good idea unless there's some complication I don't know about. It probably won't really be necessary when 0.10.0 is officially released though and empty rooms become less common. Hopefully. ;)
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Re: Server owners, enable single races!

Postby GunChleoc » 09 Feb 2019, 19:05

It could be implemented in such a way that any empty slots in the game setup will be filled by AIs. This would also allow mixed human/AI races with more than 1 human player.
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Re: Server owners, enable single races!

Postby Alayan » 10 Feb 2019, 00:43

The AI in networking is dumb, and there is no plan to change it as we wouldn't want a player using an AI to race for him.
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