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    Okay after endless games of "Phase to Cargo! Phase to Cargo!! WHY THE HELL IS EVERYONE IN SUBSECTOR??? GET TO...AH HELL PHASEGATE DOWN WTFSTFUOMGHAXUN00BSMKAYTHXBYE! *commander freaks out, loses cool and sends marines to their deaths over and over in an effort to reclaim the failed phase gate position*

    This nifty plugin (which I ran into pubbing a bit today) gives the marines an ability to select their destination based on the numbers 1-9, of course the gate can also be used the standard way but this time with TWO pushes of the USE key as opposed to one. The best thing I see about this plugin is that the name of the location is displayed next to the specific number when activated, so nubs and vets alike can use this system to get exactly where their comm wants them to go ASAP. Those of you who are too 1337 for this can just press your use key a SECOND time omg! Please give this plugin a look see, I think its worth all of our time. Wyzcrak the choice is yours.
    http://www.voogru.com/files/PhaseSelect.zip
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  • #2
    Re: Phase Select Plugin

    I heard about this plugin while it was still in development, never ran into it though.

    Sounds like it'd be something I'd have to experience to be able to tell if it's worth the while in my opinion or not....

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    • #3
      Re: Phase Select Plugin

      I'm all for it.

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      • #4
        Re: Phase Select Plugin

        Originally posted by Zephyr
        just press your use key a SECOND time
        Amazingly, I can't find the thread, but...

        we've discussed a similar plugin in the past, and it was shot down by the players and never installed on the server.

        However, I do not recall functionality in that plugin which allowed for traditional use by two +use commands.
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        • #5
          Re: Phase Select Plugin

          If this plugin is going to rely on two +use commands, I would prefer that the double +use presents the menu, while a single +use provided traditional behavior. This would allow players unfamiliar with the plugin to enjoy feature transparency while allowing for regulars to enjoy the added functionality of the double +use.
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          • #6
            Re: Phase Select Plugin

            how could that be done???...well i suppose with certain timelapses....is anyone here good with modifying source?
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            You owe the newbie who comes after you that same outstretched hand from above on your honor as a Tactical Gamer.

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            We are not a single game.
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            • #7
              Re: Phase Select Plugin

              Originally posted by Wyzcrak
              If this plugin is going to rely on two +use commands, I would prefer that the double +use presents the menu, while a single +use provided traditional behavior. This would allow players unfamiliar with the plugin to enjoy feature transparency while allowing for regulars to enjoy the added functionality of the double +use.
              Uh, this would make it impossible for the phase select menu to ever be used, because you would never be able to use it twice.... since the first one would make you go through it.

              Maybe if we hacked it to where if you don't make a phase selection in 1 second or so it would move on to normal opperation?

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              • #8
                Re: Phase Select Plugin

                Originally posted by ImJustMito
                Uh, this would make it impossible for the phase select menu to ever be used, because you would never be able to use it twice.... since the first one would make you go through it.
                The key would be a slight delay between the first +use and the use of the phase gate. If you want the menu, you have to be quick with your two +use commands... otherwise, through the phase gate you go.
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                • #9
                  Re: Phase Select Plugin

                  Yeah, the times I've run into servers using a similar plugin, I found the "location menu" to be very much in the way in the heat of battle. So far, I side with Wyz on this.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Phase Select Plugin

                    Originally posted by Rampage
                    Yeah, the times I've run into servers using a similar plugin, I found the "location menu" to be very much in the way in the heat of battle. So far, I side with Wyz on this.
                    Ummmm... ditto. :)
                    There are times when it's useful, but those are usually the times when you have the spare second or two to waste on a couple extra phase gates.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Phase Select Plugin

                      Originally posted by Zephyr
                      Okay after endless games of "Phase to Cargo! Phase to Cargo!! WHY THE HELL IS EVERYONE IN SUBSECTOR??? GET TO...AH HELL PHASEGATE DOWN WTFSTFUOMGHAXUN00BSMKAYTHXBYE! *commander freaks out, loses cool and sends marines to their deaths over and over in an effort to reclaim the failed phase gate position*
                      *sigh* you wouldn't mean me would you?
                      My only experience with plugins like this have been times when the location info didn't quite work proper, but if that is fixed then I would support it. Instead, has anyone considered somehow forcing the last phasegate constructed to be the first one you phase to? That would probably require some scripting work though.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Phase Select Plugin

                        It would be IDEAL if the commander would be able to select which PG the marines phase to first!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Phase Select Plugin

                          Honestly? We don't need this. I've never seen too many phases dropped here. What would be nice is a plug in to keep marines from humping the damn armory.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Phase Select Plugin

                            This would sort of put a kabosh on whack-a-marine, unless we do it Wyz's way. So I support it as long as the first '+use' is normal.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Phase Select Plugin

                              I've only found it to be an annoyance on the servers I've played on. I'm with Fenix -- servers that lock down two hives, and have 4 other PGs besides need this. Ours - where rarely more than 2 are up - it's unnecessary and time consuming. I can be through both PGs in the time it takes me to read the menu and pick the correct destination. Assuming I see it - the font is usually white or cream and hard to read (esp. when standing next to the glowy white PG).
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