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Title: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: fromhell on July 25, 2010, 12:28:18 pm
Setting a "Handicap" will make you WEAKER.

If you find online play frustrating, check and see that you have turned off Handicap.

The purpose of this setting is for personal challenges, and players that are aware that they're too good in certain servers. It will not make you stronger!

Thank you!

p.s. Generations Arena really needs the Hovertank, Dangerous Dave and the Catacomb guy


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Gig on July 26, 2010, 02:50:42 am
For more informations about how "handicap" works, please read here (http://openarena.wikia.com/wiki/Manual/Player_settings#Handicap).


Information for experienced players:
In the OAX beta version 46, it has been added (http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=1908.msg33556#msg33556) a description in the GUI that informs that handicap makes the player weaker.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: GrosBedo on July 30, 2010, 10:46:43 am
There should be a warning when activating this option. Or maybe it should even be removed from menu, since experienced players tend to never use it, and anyway now we have the g_catchup to force automatic handicap adaptation.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Thoushaltdie on July 30, 2010, 01:05:48 pm
do any servers actually have g_catchup on?


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Cacatoes on July 30, 2010, 04:56:53 pm
I'm not sure posting here will help much.

Late Edit: was stupid, this post is seen in first page of oa.ws.

If people have handicap, I think it's because they unintentionnally clicked on the value, the user-interface is sensitive to clicks. Click on the label "handicap", it will change the value, click on the label "name" it won't affect the value of your name. Btw, 95 isn't big handicap.

g_catchup is activated in ROFL for beginner players.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Logan on July 30, 2010, 11:59:09 pm
do any servers actually have g_catchup on?

Ya, I've never seen this before, I am not sure what it is.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: GrosBedo on July 31, 2010, 04:57:15 am
do any servers actually have g_catchup on?

Ya, I've never seen this before, I am not sure what it is.

http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=3781.msg32945#msg32945


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Gig on August 04, 2010, 03:31:51 am
There should be a warning when activating this option.
Didn't you read my post (http://openarena.ws/board/index.php?topic=3863.msg34112#msg34112), just above yours? In the OAX (beta version) 046 (thus, it should be included in the next 0.8.6 release), there is a message that appears when you are over that option.

Or do you even want a popup window that appears when you click it (maybe the first time only)?


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: fromhell on December 23, 2010, 12:40:38 pm
no one read my little message


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Cacatoes on December 23, 2010, 01:55:22 pm
You guess this from view numbers ?
Title could be more explicit, but I fear it wouldn't help much either.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Graion Dilach on December 23, 2010, 02:45:53 pm
She meant that line about Generations Arena.

I don't know what it is, but I've got a feeling a new version is released without
the Hovertank, Dangerous Dave and the Catacomb guy

Just guessing.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Gig on December 24, 2010, 03:47:07 am
From Fromhell's first post:
p.s. Generations Arena really needs the Hovertank, Dangerous Dave and the Catacomb guy
Let's change "size" from 1 to 10...
p.s. Generations Arena really needs the Hovertank, Dangerous Dave and the Catacomb guy


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: MasterSplinter on December 24, 2010, 11:15:08 am
From Fromhell's first post:
p.s. Generations Arena really needs the Hovertank, Dangerous Dave and the Catacomb guy
Let's change "size" from 1 to 10...
p.s. Generations Arena really needs the Hovertank, Dangerous Dave and the Catacomb guy

 :D XD

wow.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: befno on February 10, 2011, 01:30:43 pm
whats generations arena?


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Neon_Knight on February 10, 2011, 01:37:35 pm
It's a Q3 "crossover" mod. I haven't tested it yet, but it seems to include a lot of weapons from the past Quakes and the Doom series. I know that Quake III already does that, but this mods extends that idea.


Title: Re: ATTENTION/FYI: New players
Post by: Gig on February 10, 2011, 01:39:25 pm
whats generations arena?
http://openarena.wikia.com/wiki/ModCompat/Generations_Arena
http://www.wireheadstudios.org/generations/