Equalize: now what is THIS...?

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Arcane Azmadi

Senior Member

02-04-2013

This was the most interesting thing I saw in the latest PBE patchnotes (formatting kind of lost in transition):

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New Strings
game_announcement_OnEqualizeAgreed_EnemyTeam
Enemy team agreed to grant @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to your team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeAgreed_YourTeam
Your team agreed to grant @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to the enemy team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeAgreed_blue
Blue Team agreed to grant @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to Red Team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeAgreed_purple
Purple Team agreed to grant @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to Red Team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeAgreed_red
Red Team agreed to grant @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to Purple Team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeCountDown
@RemainingTime@ time remaining until equalize voting closes!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeFailedVotes
Equalize vote failed @ForVotes@ / @AgainstVotes@.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeFailedVotes_EnemyTeam
Equalize vote failed for enemy team @ForVotes@ / @AgainstVotes@.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeFailedVotes_YourTeam
Equalize vote failed for your team @ForVotes@ / @AgainstVotes@.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeFailedVotes_blue
Equalize vote failed for Blue Team @ForVotes@ / @AgainstVotes@.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeFailedVotes_purple
Equalize vote failed for Purple Team @ForVotes@ / @AgainstVotes@.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeFailedVotes_red
Equalize vote failed for Red Team @ForVotes@ / @AgainstVotes@.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeNotEnoughGold
Your team's gold advantage is not high enough to equalize teams.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeNotEnoughLevels
Your team's level advantage is not high enough to equalize the teams.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeSpam
You cannot call for an equalize vote again after the first was denied.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeTooEarly
Too early in the game to equalize the teams!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeVote
@ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ votes against a Equalize.
game_announcement_OnEqualizeVoteAlready
You have already voted!
game_announcement_OnEqualizeVoteStart
@srctr name@ has started a vote to equalize with the enemy team. The enemy team will be granted approximately @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels. Type /equalize or /noequalize.
By my best guess, it looks like a trial of a new system to balance out games where one side gets a leaver. From the looks of things, if one team is far enough ahead of their opponents after an enemy leaves, they can vote to give the remaining 4 opponents an infusion of gold and EXP and possibly even towers to try and bring the game back to some approximation of "fair". Now I don't know how exactly this is going to work, but I estimate that there will be some kind of penalty in place if you beat an opposing team 5v4 without equalising to encourage players to make it fair (after all, while you can sympathise with an opponent who gets a leaver, it's a rare player who would actually want to HELP them). Most likely there will also be a lockout function in place so that if a team gets "equalized" with their opponents the leaver can not rejoin the match no matter what.

Now THIS sounds interesting. People have been clamouring for years for Riot to do something about leavers and it looks like they're finally getting around to it. I look forward to hearing more about this because this could be the biggest game-changer that LoL has seen for ages.


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Arcane Azmadi

Senior Member

02-04-2013

Surely I can't be the ONLY person interested in this...?


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Lady Riolyne

Senior Member

02-04-2013

Interested, yes. Can I understand the programming code, nope.


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Arcane Azmadi

Senior Member

02-04-2013

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Originally Posted by Lady Riolyne View Post
Interested, yes. Can I understand the programming code, nope.
Well OK that's fair enough. Just let me highlight the most relevant part:

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@srctr name@ has started a vote to equalize with the enemy team. The enemy team will be granted approximately @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels. Type /equalize or /noequalize.


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RockcIimber

Senior Member

02-04-2013

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Originally Posted by Lady Riolyne View Post
Interested, yes. Can I understand the programming code, nope.
It isn't so much of code. Pretty straightforward if you use your head actually:

game_announcement_OnEqualizeAgreed_EnemyTeam
Enemy team agreed to grant @GoldGranted@ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to your team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against!

game_announcement(an announcement...for the game)_OnEqualizeAgreed(about an equalize being agreed upon)_EnemyTeam(from the enemy team)
Enemy team agreed to grant(things the enemy team agreed to grant your team) @GoldGranted(what is granted, quantity of what is granted) @ gold, @TowersGranted@ towers and @LevelsGranted@ levels to your team. @ForVotes@ votes for and @AgainstVotes@ against! (I think this is just listing the votes that are for and against the agreement)

Use simple logic like this and the rest of the strings will make sense too


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shadowdeath555

Senior Member

02-04-2013

Nice work


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BlazingSalvo

Senior Member

02-04-2013

I just figured it was for customs for remakes etc.


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FreestyleKneepad

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02-04-2013

Could be very interesting, doubtful that it would be used. very often. A lot of people welcome the free win.


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Shut It Donny

Senior Member

02-04-2013

It's interesting, but as noted, its most likely for custom games.


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Speed Racer

Senior Member

02-04-2013

It is meant for custom games only.


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