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edomingox

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Joined: 05/22/2005 16:57:45
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I don't know if this is possible but if it is, that would be great.

1. Instead of being warned about idling, those of us who have contributed with a reserve slot should be easily identified somehow. Maybe have some identifying symbol in or by our names when you press F1 that would say that we are contributors. Something that identifies a contributor in-game would be great. That might actually make the admins job easier than having to look up the name to see if they are a contributor when all they have to do is press F1. I know the identifying mark will have to be unique because people may try to place it in their name themselves (I know colors in names are possible with the right code keys too). For example, I know the Web Admin is on because it identifies them over the ping. Maybe that is a good spot to show Contributor.

2. I still have a problem with getting skins. Maybe on the homepage within the Player's Stats section, you can add the name of the skin of the character stat. Since all the stats are grabbed and placed in that section, like skills and attributes, and we can look at any player, maybe there is some way of grabbing the stat of the skin name to show its name or something. I have a list of regulars that I don't see their true skin and I don't want to ask them all and I can't wait for them to post their skin themselves. I rather do the work myself and find it myself if there was an automated way of identifying them.

I know these may be near impossible to do, but I thought I'd ask.

My character skin -
http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=skins&action=show_infos&id=1513
or
http://www.utzone.de/include.php? path=content/download.php&contentid=4280
http://friends.GameFly.com/r/5c9eec123614102a919d
Pyramidion

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I'm wondering about your first suggestion... I don't really understand how having a symbol saying that you contribute will help you from being warned about idling. If you are idling for a while it doesn't matter if you contribute it's still against the rules. And your skin problem, well pretty much all are posted on the forums and if they aren't then some of the regulars may change their skin often therefore they can't just post one skin.
I believe you asked for them to be forced, but I'll tell you when this server was busy I tried to play on dawga... they had so many downloads for skins it took nearly ten minutes on a high speed connection. Anyways I quit out, so I think you're just going to have to ask some people for their skin. I don't mean to be negetive but I don't think there's much else that can be done
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emetakleze

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I have to agree with pyra, forcing skins is really just kinda wrong really. I have downloaded many skins myself, but all just regulars. I can't see making some poor guy who is just jumping on the server for a few minutes of tension relief having to sit through 10 minutes of download to see the pretty skins. (If you want to see everyone's skins, thats fine too, thats what the skin forum is for, and like you said, ask people. If a person cares enough to put a custom skin on, then he or she wants people to see it and will have no problem telling you where to get it. imho)
And to comment on the contributer thing, if your idle, your idle in my opinion. I would give the same warnings and consideration to any one on the server, and I expect to be treated that way as well. If I get a call, or have to be away from my comp for more then the time it takes to respawn I jump out to open the slot for someone else, it's just plain considerate when you look at it, espesally if you are a reserved contributer. You can get back in when ever you want, so why use up the slot someone else could use to access the excellent entertainment dru and shan have provided?

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Shantara

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Clarification on the idling point:

Reserve slot members pay for their portion of the bandwidth with their donation. Reserve slot members help make it possible for this server to keep going, and therefore actually help all players by allowing us to have more bandwidth (and therefore more people that aren't necessarily contributing).

Therefore, reserve slot members are allowed to idle, to a point. Idling for an entire game is obviously not okay, and idling in a place where monsters can't get you when it may prolong the game (i.e. if you're the only person left alive, and you're not at your computer).

As to your other point about a way to easily identify contributors, there is a post about that process in the contributor forum. It will most likely be implemented soon.

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Pyramidion

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oh ops: I did not know that, thank you for the clarification Shantara
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edomingox

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I understand about the forcing download skin thing. I am only trying to figure an alternate way that I myself can identify someone with a certain skin that way I can go out myself and download it. For example:

MrNobody is online and playing. I see Jakob (the default skin). Now I'm interested in knowing what skin he has without asking because he is ignoring me for one reason or another. So, I go to the homepage and look under Player Stats for MrNobody and see that the last logon game he played, he was using the skin called SurgeII.

Now that is just my idea how it would be perfect. I know implimenting it is the tricky part. If it's even possible that is. I don't know enough about the code to figure it out myself.

My character skin -
http://skincity.beyondunreal.com/?section=skins&action=show_infos&id=1513
or
http://www.utzone.de/include.php? path=content/download.php&contentid=4280
http://friends.GameFly.com/r/5c9eec123614102a919d
TheDruidXpawX

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At some point, I may make a mutator that announces when someone special signs on the server. The Contributors list on the web page is built from an ini that was designed for this purpose. For now, the the contributor tags will have to suffice.

Skin download: http://www.disastrousconsequences.com/dcforum/posts/list/1189.page

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