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[wip] AoC captains mode draft (v0.5 - 31/1/2016)

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[wip] AoC captains mode draft (v0.5 - 31/1/2016)

Postby  pip » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:54 pm

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Hey guys!

I made a website to do similar drafting as in dota/lol tournaments with bans and picks. Hopefully we could see something similar in the future in tournaments. It's in beta state right now, and I want your input and testing.


Usage should be quite straightforward. Just start a new draft, send a code to someone, who can join and start picking/banning civ. If you want to test it alone, open up settings and check Demo mode. Read the descriptions on the website as well!

The banning system is different from dota or lol. In aoe captains mode the bans ban civs only for the other team, and picking a civ doesn't ban the civ for further picking. It's necessary, since aoe has way less civilizations than heroes in lol/dota, it's just not possible to allow each player 3 bans => 6 bans in total -> 12 remaining civs.

What do you think?


Update 0.5:
* translation support
* added text over civilization images on hover

Update 0.4:
* added AoAK and AoF civiliziations
* minor backend and gui changes

Update 0.3
* timeout or selecting random when picking causes server to pick a random civ for you
* new show hidden turns
* new dedicated domain
* simplified settings from user perspective
* more flexibility for tournament admins
* dedicated tournament pages
* complete rewrite of server-side checking
* cleaned up server side (better for me in the future)

Update 0.2.1:
* fixed site forgetting names and set theme too soon
* fixed unique codes sometimes showing old games
* more detailed tooltip for the '?' unknow civ option

Update 0.2:
* added 2 new themes
* players have to set a name first
* different civs/team option
* host mode = a 3rd person hosts the game and invites both captains
* if different civs/team not set, it's possible to ban an already picked civ
* various small bug fixes
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  coLtApxthy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:55 pm

:o good job!
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  mentalist » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:04 pm

This is a really interesting idea, well done pip! It would be nice to see this sort of system used in future tournaments.
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  poZ_edie » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:26 pm

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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  SaladEsc » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:40 pm

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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  Maiwingkos » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:54 am

Looks very interesting, I like the idea!
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  brahms » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:50 am

actually, to wipe the idea of mirror matches, i think it would be better that each civ can only be picked once, so you have as many civs as players. with a correct drafting and ban quantity and order, this should be able to get variety. I think there shouldn't be anyone against this idea since it's been discussed before and it's really nice (only for 3v3 and 4v4 IMO).
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  TheOtherChris » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:06 am

Looks great!

hope to see this in future tournaments.

Maybe make the option to not spectate live. So in actual use the captains can just start doing this while the streamers come back to the lobby and then the streamers can watch the picks while waiting for the spec delay.
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  Clemensor » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:49 am

pip <3
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Re: [wip] AoC captains mode draft

Postby  ZeroEmpires » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:09 am

Oh PiP I love this so much! This is awesome :D You are amazing!
One suggestion: Could you possibly make the timer a little longer on the first round so that both players can prepare a little longer?

Also, like suggested above would it be possible to spectate the picks etc? It would be an awesome feature to show this during a stream! It could be used in place of hidden civs in TEC perhaps if we wanted to see this in action. Since this seems like a progression from hidden civs.
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