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Devlog KAG Bounties for August - Taunts, Trust, and Emotes Bindings - What do you want to see next month?

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Geti, Aug 6, 2018.

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Fave Bounty for August?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2018.
  1. Taunts/Emote Bindings

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Removed Grief "Protection"

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Chat based Moderation Interface

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

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    Hey folks; the bounties for August have been decided!

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    It's taken a little longer than the last few times as we wanted to verify the "top" bounties on discord according to the community priorities. This lets us get better voting coverage than on github alone. There were also 2 related pitches that we decided to roll into one bounty, to get even more features into this round.

    As always you can read more on the bounty system and getting involved here, discuss and vote on the pitches and contributions in in in #development and #feature_pitches on discord, and get involved with development on github. We'll be doing continuous voting through discord as well but github still works as a yardstick for potential interest, and pitches are still made through github.

    Here's the bounties for August:

    Bounty 1 - Add Back Taunts and Binding Emotes from In-Game - $50

    Taunts were a feature in classic that allowed quickly sending pre-configured phrases for both team communication and taunting the enemy.
    Binding different emotes to the number keys has long been possible through a config file, but would be much more accessible through an in-game menu.

    Asu has started working on both of these features, as well as some refinements to the behaviour of the emote menu itself. Rather than dedicate two separate bounties to something already mostly "claimed" by an established contributor, they have been "combined" into one task.​

    Bounty 2 - Remove Grief "Protection" - $30

    Dont worry - this isn't as scary as it sounds! There are a number of anti-griefing mechanics in-game that lead to inconsistent effects. This is better addressed through moderation than code where possible, and a number of the anti-grief measures have been identified as good candidates for modification or removal. This bounty has no "active" participants so far, but a lot of community interest from frustrated players.​

    Bounty 3 - Chat based Moderation/admin Interface - $20

    Players will be able to report other players directly via chat, and moderators will be able to jump into spectator to follow a reported player to check if intervention is necessary. This is more faster, more convenient, and more "natural" to players than jumping into a mouse-based admin menu. Vikhenzo has made good headway on this popular pitch - a prototype has already been prepared, to be fleshed out through the month.​


    Thanks to all the contributors and the community members who voted on these bounties. This system only works with participation, so please, get involved, vote on the pitches you want to see in-game, and consider contributing if you are able.

    Have Fun!
    Max
     
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  2. FoxyLady

    FoxyLady Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni

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    Bring back the !team color change for the next bounty so that we can enjoy the new heads with color changing properties and it would also fix the !team color changing mods that were previously broken. I'll love you forever.:heart:
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018