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Poll: TDM account and TDM client - player's total score. (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you enjoy having overall TDM score?

  1. Waste of time. It will ruin the game. No novelties needed. (4 votes [36.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  2. I don't care, TDM works best as a direct Thief's descendant. (4 votes [36.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  3. It sounds interesting, but should not interfere with present design. (3 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  4. It will improve my experience and make whole mod worth revisiting. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 ERH+

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:21 AM

I was thinking if TDM could exchange data about mission's endscreens with player's account and merge all of them into one big player's score.

I know it rises a lot of problems (like required internet connection and online database), but I found fulfilling general thresholds and goals very entertaining in many games, making me play them again and again even after I satisfied my initial curiosity.

Of course the whole system would need a rebuild and it is not said that things will stay one way forever, but...
--does endscreen shows all "rewarding" and measurable things about players performance in this new light? how different missions can be compared in unified way?
--how players score could be measured?:                                   (mission score) = (% of objectives) * (% of gold) * (stealth score) * (difficulty level)
                                                                                              (overall score) = missionXscore + missionYscore + missionZscore +...
--how it can deal with console commands like "notarget"? I could use a command and don't even remember about it, could the game recognise use of console and make a note in a savefile, and later refuse to use it in overall account score?


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#2 nbohr1more

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:03 AM

Hmm.

 

I think we discussed having an Achievements \ Leader-board system once or twice before.

 

Like most of these proposals, someone would probably need to create a prototype for it to gain traction other

than a small majority of forum users going "yep, that would be cool".


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#3 nbohr1more

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:07 AM

OK here are some threads:

 

http://forums.thedar...em/#entry332046

http://forums.thedar...ores-and-ranks/

 

It looks like VanishedOne was working on a prototype at one point:

http://forums.thedar...ission-statics/


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#4 ERH+

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:57 AM

Surely it needs at least one person with programming skills to show any actual potential, but whole system could work as an upgrade to mission selection list: % of missions finished, plus a summary of all scores. The problem with this list is that it's gone once you  make a fresh install, so this data could be stored just as other save files and copied between old and new install.


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#5 Judith

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:10 AM

I'm not sure about total score being relevant, as there are many missions so different from each other in terms of difficulty, as every mapper has their own idea on how Normal/Hard/Expert level should look like.

 

That said, I wouldn't mind more score-oriented FMs, like challenge maps, time trials, etc.


Edited by Judith, 03 July 2018 - 05:10 AM.


#6 esme

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:54 AM

Personally it wouldn't be something I'd use or be interested in, but as long as it doesn't stop me playing missions without having to report stats I'd be OK with it

 

Challenge maps & time trials aren't really my thing, the only time trial I'm interested in is the "Can I pick this damned lock before the Guard comes back & sees me" type time trial, but no one is twisting my arm to play those missions

 

My only real concern is would this take resources away from the core development team or will someone else be stepping up to code it ?


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#7 stgatilov

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

Right now TDM does not collect any information about players to send it anywhere.

At least for me, a suggestion to create any sort of account in-game or connect to something usually generates negative feelings.

This is the only real downside from adding such feature.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:04 AM

About the score, why Alert 4 is weighted "3" and Alert 5 "5" and not "4" ?

 

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#9 ERH+

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:16 AM

It indicates that you maybe even don't care at all, hence it could be any bigger number measuring "stealth".


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