[Suggestion] Preventing Veg's23
Very simple suggestion for players like me who join a lobby that takes time to fill and accidently Veg.
There should be a 15 second ready counter when the lobby is filled with a distinct ping sound per each second. If the person doesnt "Ready up" They get kicked out of lobby.
Will prevent alot of AFK/VEG day 1/night 1 and anyone saying AFK wont make sense as they were at computer clicking the ready button before game started.
What you propose will just mean people (most likely the first to join, probably the host) will get kicked and the game will be delayed for a few minutes before EVERYONE is here pregame. Host might even lose his spot after waiting for a few minutes because he was tabbed for half a minute.
Lots of people tab and come back during night meeting with no problem, the low amount of vegged games is not worth this measure.
If you're busy you dont join ranked game.
only valid complaints would be for people in unranked that wouldn't like the feature
100% needs to be optional for unranked games, though, yeah. Could it potentially be a 3rd box, like having to turn on faster games and spectating in unranked? Checking it as host makes it so everyone has to confirm before the game starts. This seems more useful than a gamemode, where the setup would have to be remade entirely to be able to try it out.
If they can rejoin, there are also worries about lobby camping/eating up everyones time, which in that case I hope you would add system messages for when people join/leave the game(which should be done anyways, maybe through having voting logs on?) whether or not this idea goes through it would help with moderation.
I don’t know if I love it though—why not just eliminate begging by making the game force you to NL if you haven’t voted when the counter completes? Then vegging would only apply in must act or must lynch games.
Just a suggestion though, I’m open to this being built too.
The more feedback people have the better I can address to all. I have a great understanding of UX/UI background aswell to better answer any future questions on mechanics of it. Appreciate the posts above.
1. If people are kicked from game they should not be able to rejoin unless they join/create a new game. This prevents people from cancelling and rejoining (trolling/abusing/half afk's)
2. Ranked/Comp needs a sense of competitiveness and responsibility and for one to join a lobby of such and multitask on other things that could distract them heavily to tab back in during the ping and ready up will create a sense of urgency next time they join a lobby.
(I promise Alyssa this works very very well in that aspect)
3. If you think of how long a night+day is to a town thats afk/vegging it far outweights the extra 30 seconds for another member to join a lobby thats 6/7 filled.
Beta testing will definitely allow us to better be accustomed to it and provide even more feedback after implementation.
it would put their side at a significant disadvantage for most roles to be forced to nl bc someone is afk, and it would leave the game ranked / comped when someone isn’t even there
vegging is inconvenient but it’s better than their side being put at a disadvantage by having a PR that’s afk or even the pr coming back and having to go “well i’m cop but i wasn’t here at night so i don’t have a report”
sorry if i misinterpreted ur suggestion but vegging is there for a reason
a ton of ppl go afk in pregame knowing that they’ll be back before the night ends to do their action and getting kicked out of the lobby would be super irritating and would happen often
vegs rly aren’t that big of a deal lol just host another game. if the veg is midgame it’s annoying but this doesn’t prevent that, it only prevents n1 vegs and it’s really not a big deal to just rehost when it happens. don’t fix what isn’t broken
The afk pregame is fine, but they have to hit "ready" once lobby is filled so that no one can go afk for 6 minutes during the day and say "I was rolling a blunt and afk"
You can browse youtube or do whatever during pregame just that when the lobby is filled and you're away AFK then itll remove you and gives us the assurance that when a game starts there is 7 active players.
Theirs unranked and sandbox for a reason.
click a button lmao