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#1 2017-09-21 23:17:07

HG
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Race Mode

I already suggested this feature on an older topic, but I want this thread to focus only on the race mode suggestion.

Race Mode

The perfect tool for the race world builders, no matter whether you're making a limited-time challenge or a speed run world.
The race mode is an effect that provides the level that feel of a race, and encourages the player to beat the level challenges as fast as possible, or under a specified time-limit.
The race mode works exactly like a curse. However, it can't be spread, meaning that once you touch an effect you're forced to race or die.

Effects

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The first effect is for a race with no time-limit. The second effect includes a space for a time-limit caped to 999 seconds, like curse and zombie. The third and fourth effects are used to finish a race. The third stands for victory, which can be used at the end of a race, and the fourth stands for defeat, which can be used to reset a failed challenge.

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Example of a 50 second race as a replacement for curse on The Tower 7.

Race Mode Appearance

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There is a counter for the players who are racing, as well as a board for your race time. Unlike curse and zombie effects, the race mode board will show your time in seconds instead of a green bar. It'll event show second decimals for an even more competitive feel.
Depending on the race type, the board will work as a stopwatch or a timer, counting up your best time or counting down to a loss.
On the current example, the board works as a 50 second timer, which will count down until the player touches one of the finish effects. Since the race mode with time-limit is intended to work like a curse, if the player doesn't reach the finish in time, they'll die.

Low Time & Defeat

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If the race has a time-limit, the board will show a red time if the player has less than 10 seconds remaining. While it's not necessary, it would make the race look more complete.
If the player touches the defeat effect or dies by running out of time, the time will stop and the board will keep showing for 5 seconds before it disappears.

Victory

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The board will go green once the player touches the victory effect, and will show for 5 seconds before it disappears.

I've spent 30 minutes writing this topic, so I would really like to receive any useful feedback.

Last edited by HG (2017-09-22 20:09:44)

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#2 2017-09-22 01:21:58

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Re: Race Mode

Looks like an amazing idea to me.

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#3 2017-09-22 03:26:57

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Re: Race Mode

Stupid question but what if they don't have a finish marker or whatever? (just skimmed the topic)


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#4 2017-09-22 18:06:21

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Re: Race Mode

Xfrogman43 wrote:

Stupid question but what if they don't have a finish marker or whatever? (just skimmed the topic)

If the race has a time-limit, if they don't touch any finish block, they'll die.

If the race doesn't have a time-limit however, then it's the world owner's fault for not implementing the race properly.

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#5 2017-09-22 20:02:20

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Re: Race Mode

I don't think it should reset when you die, but instead there should be a separate reset block. Usually when you're racing, the most important thing is speed, and mistakes like dying show up in your finishing time, so there's no need to punish deaths any further. However, a reset block would still allow you to do this if you want to add an extra challenge. This makes the effect more versatile.


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#6 2017-09-22 20:11:23

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Re: Race Mode

There is now a defeat effect that will finish the race, just like the green (victory) effect. However, the board will stay red, like when there's low time remaining on a limited-time challenge.

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#7 2017-09-22 20:25:05

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Re: Race Mode

What I understand there is no limit to set so people that finish the race in 0 seconds could win?
Which would also make it much easier for bots and hacked clients.


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#8 2017-09-22 20:28:57

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Re: Race Mode

capasha wrote:

What I understand there is no limit to set so people that finish the race in 0 seconds could win?
Which would also make it much easier for bots and hacked clients.

If there's no time-limit then the board will work as a stopwatch rather than a timer, counting up until you touch a finish effect.

Races with time-limit need a time set of at least 1 second.

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#9 2017-09-23 10:21:23

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Re: Race Mode

dying shouldnt affect the effect cuz if you touch a spike the timer shouldnt stop and there should be a seperate checkpoint for the effect


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#10 2017-09-23 16:13:00

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Re: Race Mode

peace wrote:

dying shouldnt affect the effect cuz if you touch a spike the timer shouldnt stop and there should be a seperate checkpoint for the effect

As of the addition of the defeat effect, deaths no longer stop the races.

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