The probelm is mostly in people's heads. Nothing but educating the comminity can fix it. There are two very big and very real problems with that:
o) People are extremely boneheaded, and once an idea is in there it's really hard to remove.
o) Some ISPs in Australia really really suck, so every now and again there's confirmation that /all/ australian's suck.
There's also the FPS experience. Most gamers have seen how much difference a 40ms ping plays to an 80ms ping in FPS, and then they see a 400ms ping in a lobby here and just reject it out of hand.
I've spent over a decade now trying to get people to give aussies a chance, and at least look at them on an individual case by case basis. My campaign wil continue.
I have done some testing on achiefvements
The only two that I have found that aren't working at the moment are:
o) finishing a ranked game in under ten minutes
o) Building Czars.
Curiously, building Czars counts for the experimentals acheivement, just not that specific acheivement
I did also throughly test about 25 other categories, and they were all working perfectly. I couldn't test the rest because by the time I noticed it needed testing, my account had already many acheivements completed.
Is there a way for a player to report it and have their symptom resolved, or does it just have to wait til the next server reboot?
Is it possible to identify the relevent thread on the server and kill it?
Is it possibel to downtick and uptick maps in your client so you have more chance of getting your favourite maps and less chance of getting the maps you don't enjoy playing?
Would you be interested in someone implementing it...? Do you thkn it would be a good thing?
With regards to the ten minute ranked thing... Can you differentiate between a game that was played and one where someone just ctrl-k?
I am glad my testing has ben useful.
Is it possible to create criteria by which you could keep some replays for longer... IE if it was a game with stronger players it gets kept longer... Or if it was a game with a certain number of downloads... Or 5 star reviews...
That might be a cool thing. It would be a decent way to raise the overall value of the replay library.
Exactly. Maybe we could remove the flags from the client?
I was sort of volunteering myself for the task. I would be more keen if given a general plan and some devs to bounce off.
Put me down for this too