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Pending Allow people to spectate scrimm/rank games?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by OnlineMemes, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. OnlineMemes

    OnlineMemes Well-Known Member
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    What do you wish the thread to be titled once your suggestion has been completed?
    Allow people to spectate scrimm/rank games?

    Where does this suggestion take place?
    The Network

    Please tell us about your suggestion.
    A feature that allows people to spectate scrimm/rank games

    What is the mindset behind this suggestion?
    Its fun seeing ranked games, and sometimes there isnt enough people for a 2nd scrimms game, so people can just watch the one that is playing. Also I think its just generally a good feature

    Is there anything else that you would like to add?
     
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  2. urnotbad

    urnotbadurnotbad is a Verified Member Moderator
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    Thanks for the suggestion :)
     
  3. itsMaveric

    itsMaveric Well-Known Member

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  4. urnotbad

    urnotbadurnotbad is a Verified Member Moderator
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    I gave this more thought, and this is what I came up with.

    In Scrimmage it may not be possible to implement that because it would allow for more than 4 people to get into a game. This is because the way it is currently set up, if there are 4 people playing with 1 spectator watching, all 5 players will get moved to the next game creating a 5/4 game. Currently this is only possible with staff members.

    In ranked, it is different because you get brought back to the lobby after each game eliminating that problem so I can see it being implemented there.
     
  5. itsMaveric

    itsMaveric Well-Known Member

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    This makes sense, but can't you just kick spectators when the game is over and send them a message saying "The current game you were spectating has ended!"?
     
  6. urnotbad

    urnotbadurnotbad is a Verified Member Moderator
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    Well, at the end of the game, when 1 person is left alive, everyone else becomes a spectator. The one possible outcome I see is if we make it so only 4 players are allowed into a game and the rest (including the spectators) would be sent to a new lobby. However, I am not sure if that would impact the staff moderation side of things. Wait for someone from the administration to follow up on this.
     
  7. Jøøls

    JøølsJøøls is a Verified Member Founder & Lead Developer
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    As urnotbad pointed out it'll take some changes to make this work, however it's a feature we would love to introduce. We'll see if we can add this in the near future