Feature #471

Can't switch the player you spectate when the current player is in reinforcement queue

Added by Saukko almost 6 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:In Progress% Done:

20%

Priority:LowSpent time:-
Assignee:Saukko
Category:Mod generic
Target version:2.78
OS: Arch:

Description

Here’s an example: You spectate "Player X" and he dies, you start to spectate the player which "Player X" spectates during the reinforcement queue. While the reinforcement time is on, you can’t spectate another player by pressing MOUSE1 or MOUSE2. After the "Player X" respawns you can switch the player you want to spectate.

-*S

History

#1 Updated by Spyhawk almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.71rc4 to 2.78

#2 Updated by Saukko 8 months ago

  • Category changed from Mod CGAME to Mod generic

Hey and long time no see!

I started to investigate this issue and have actually found the cause of it. But there are certain questions according this issue.

  • When current player dies and you start to follow next player, should you be able to follow the player again that died and is currently on reinforcement queue?

If yes:

  • Should the spectator be able to \follow a player during its reinforcement queue?

In my opinion it’s rather strange to wait a player to be spawn until you are able to spectate a specific player. Since if a player dies, you are still able to spectate this player.

In my opinion spectator needs the flexibility and freedom to choose who to spectate.

-*S

#3 Updated by Saukko 8 months ago

  • Assignee set to Saukko

#4 Updated by Aranud 8 months ago

Saukko wrote:

Hey and long time no see!

I started to investigate this issue and have actually found the cause of it. But there are certain questions according this issue.

  • When current player dies and you start to follow next player, should you be able to follow the player again that died and is currently on reinforcement queue?

If yes:

  • Should the spectator be able to \follow a player during its reinforcement queue?

In my opinion it’s rather strange to wait a player to be spawn until you are able to spectate a specific player. Since if a player dies, you are still able to spectate this player.

In my opinion spectator needs the flexibility and freedom to choose who to spectate.

-*S

Sound fine !

#5 Updated by Spyhawk 8 months ago

I think that is done on purpose (from what I remember of the comment of that section). The view is "locked" on the next player so it can successfully resume once the spectated player is back in the game.
I usually press spacebar to unlock the view, then process as usual to follow someone else. It’s definitively not ideal though. If someone has a better implementation to suggest, I’ll take it.

Also: welcome back!

#7 Updated by Spyhawk 8 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version changed from 2.78 to 2.77
  • % Done changed from 0 to 20

#8 Updated by Spyhawk 8 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

#9 Updated by keMoN 7 months ago

  • Target version changed from 2.77 to 2.78

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