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Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/16/2022 12:46:32

Cryptic 
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I don't know if this has been suggested before, but I was thinking about a balance between auto and manual picks, especially for multiple day game/tournaments where it can really add some delay back and forth.

In addition to manual and auto pick, you can have auto-territory.. (and maybe auto-super-territory for maps like feldemere) which works like this: You're automatically assigned a territory bonus (for each pick) and then you before starting, you get to pick a territory within that bonus that's yours. You wouldn't be able to see other picks, so it's more work to code, but I think it would be a nice balance between the speed of auto and the "fairness" of manual.

Especially for e.g. the nice tourneys "hosted" by Phunky where it's auto distribution and 0 income. Having a start with a first income boost vs not is a huge advantage.

What do you think?
Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/16/2022 12:55:34


alexclusive 
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If you can pick any territory from a fixed bonus, but can't see anything else, there will always be one objectively best territory to pick, so I am finding it difficult to see how this would be much different from auto dist
Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/16/2022 17:49:45

Cryptic 
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That’s exactly why it’s better than auto. Though I’m not sure that on every map there’s exactly one best territory in a bonus

Maybe I’m not being clear on this. With territory distribution after you click I start it would automatically assign a bonus of northern Gaul to one player and Africa to another. They would each have to pick a specific territory in that bonus as a start but couldn’t pick a different bonus etc
Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/16/2022 18:19:32


alexclusive 
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There is a best territory in Northern Gaul and a best territory in Africa, so why will it not be like auto dist with just fewer options than normal (because always the same territory will be taken)
Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/16/2022 22:17:50


Just_A_Dutchman_ 
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just hopping in to bring it into modding perspective
mods can alter the territories that are pickable, but these changes will be applied to all players unfortunately. So if a mod sets a territory to pickable, everyone will be able to pick it
Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/17/2022 16:30:38


UnFairerOrb76 
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Problem with the bonus picker is that you could accidently end up with a mega bonus and so the modders would need to filter out that (prob but a cap on the amount of territories...)
Feature suggestion: Territory distribution: 9/17/2022 16:52:47

Cryptic 
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without arguing best territories, it's a compromise between manual (which can take too long and require too much coordination in multi day pugs) and auto (which can be just luck of the draw). Call it semi-auto.
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