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Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 14:47:21


phishnerd 
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Is this scenario possible to create?

5 teams, 2 teams of 2...1

Team A - Slot A
Team A - Slot B
Team B - Slot C
Team B - Slot D
Team C - Slot E

Where everyone is placed at random, but the teams remain true? Does that make sense?
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 14:56:57

Fizzer 
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Custom scenarios require that each player be given a slot directly, not to teams.

The feature you're looking for is [scenario distributions](http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php?title=Scenario_Distribution). They can do exactly what you're presenting here since they allow defining of map regions that are owned by a single entity, whether it be a team or player. This is how Double Earth's Top/Bottom option works, for example.

Unfortunately scenario distributions are currently not settable by game creators and only map creators. So you'd only be able to do it on your own maps, or ask a map creator to add a scenario. If you'd like to see this ability given to game creators, you can vote on it [here](https://warlight.uservoice.com/forums/77051-warlight-features/suggestions/1941129-allow-game-creators-to-define-their-own-distributi?ref=title)
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 15:42:35


phishnerd 
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Ahh, I see now. You can see what I was trying to do here: http://WarLight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=1428837

Not sure if it would work as a scenario (i.e., be fair), but thought it would be fun to try out.
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 15:43:16


phishnerd 
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I placed Dork in the "solo" slot and he did indeed get that one, but then was placed on a random team.
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 18:32:00


Perrin3088 
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check out how I set-up this game

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=1395763

I only assigned myself to the solo team, and assigned the slots to each team and then made open seats for the teams which is the most optimal way to do it adequately... otherwise you have to manually assign which spot each teammate starts in *i believe* or run the risk of a team having the solo spot..
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 18:36:31


Perrin3088 
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I found the problem in your template.. you have to manually assign teams.. you have it set to automatically setup teams in sets of 2 'unless there is a bug in the template system' which means that when the game is designed each player is randomly set-up with a partner as best as possible, regardless of which spots they have
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 18:41:28


Perrin3088 
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Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/1/2011 19:20:19


phishnerd 
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Awesome! Thanks so much for investigating!

I guess at its core I was thinking that it would be random. Both who ends up being the BULL and who the individual partners are. If I understand correctly, in the revised template you would take that element away and then assign the BULL and the teams...or let people choose their own slots.
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/2/2011 05:56:11


Perrin3088 
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effectively yeah... using the current scenarios that hosts 'not map designers' have.. you have to assign each team their locations, rather then allowing each team to have a random couple of a set of locations, while providing a completely different set for a seperate party.. this would require a built-in setting for the map itself as fizzer said in betters words then I can earlier
Random slots in custom scenarios: 8/3/2011 13:26:01


phishnerd 
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I have started an open game with this revised format if anyone is interested in playing.

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer.aspx?GameID=1431620
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