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Why isn't the lobby alphabetized?

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unknownrankHydris
16 days ago
(edited 16 days ago)



Why not alphabetize it?
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DErankkatastrophe
16 days ago
This would be too easy.
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DErankChesti
16 days ago
(edited 16 days ago)

Why it should be? Matchmaker makes automagically matches with user
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HRrankMajo
16 days ago
Chesti you're drunk go home.
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FIrankVermind
16 days ago
It would be nice to have a toggle to change ordering.
Typical ordering criteria from other systems:
-Alphabetical (as mentioned)
-Friends first, own clan first
-By status (Available first, Idle/AFK/In battles last)
-Frequently contacted (show people you have contacted first in the order of most recent contact first). This may be better to put in a separate list along with the alphabetical one to make things easier.
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DErankkatastrophe
16 days ago
Let me take a wild guess:
we need CZrankAdminLicho for this?
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DErankChesti
16 days ago
I already posted his default answer. So maybe there will be a change? :-)
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unknownrankHydris
15 days ago
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Why it should be? Matchmaker makes automagically matches with user

Whenever I bring in friends from Steam or IRC, I have to tell them to enter the chat, then scroll through and look for their name in the non-alphabetized list to add them as in-game friends or to party.
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GBrank[Fx]Drone
15 days ago
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Whenever I bring in friends from Steam or IRC, I have to tell them to enter the chat, then scroll through and look for their name in the non-alphabetized list to add them as in-game friends or to party.

Yup this game constantly punishes people who have friends
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CHrankAdminDeinFreund
15 days ago
(edited 15 days ago)

unknownrankHydris
I don't wanna break your workflow, but this exists:



Alternatively, you can also have your friends join a custom room or join your clan and invite you in the clan chat.
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unknownrankHydris
15 days ago
I'm on Linux and that doesn't work.
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CHrankAdminDeinFreund
15 days ago
(edited 15 days ago)

AFAIK the player list used to be sorted, but in order to reduce lags, this is no longer guaranteed. The players without icons are also caused by lobby messages being ignored while games are running.
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unknownrankHydris
15 days ago
Why can't we have a non-laggy lobby and an alphabetized list at the same time?
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unknownrankcaz
15 days ago
Lag from sorting a list of maybe 50 names? Something is seriously wrong. Have the client sort it using the sorting function provided by your container in C# or C++ or whatever it is. This is practically free.
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USrankHun_Tzu
15 days ago
(edited 15 days ago)

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Lag from sorting a list of maybe 50 names? Something is seriously wrong.

^

These come to mind:
https://xkcd.com/1513/
https://xkcd.com/1695/
https://xkcd.com/1926/
https://xkcd.com/844/
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog
15 days ago
Works for me. Sounds like this should be a bug report.


CHrankAdminDeinFreund is incorrect, except there is perhaps a nugget of truth that could be communicated in a non-misleading way via a few paragraphs. The cause of the players without icons is unknown, and I don't recall any bug reports about them.
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CHrankAdminDeinFreund
15 days ago
I'm referring to https://github.com/ZeroK-RTS/Chobby/issues/567
[Spoiler]

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LVrankSenaven
15 days ago
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Why can't we have a non-laggy lobby and an alphabetized list at the same time?


Because we don't have so much devs who will freely work around it. Even with all bugs and lags they have done tremendous work.
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unknownrankcaz
14 days ago
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Because we don't have so much devs who will freely work around it. Even with all bugs and lags they have done tremendous work.


Ladies and gentlemen - the FOSS forum warrior. You can spot them by their favorite phrases: "You can always make a merge request" or "There aren't enough devs willing and able to fix everything".

You're not wrong, but complaining about bugs in detail is how bugs get fixed. Eventually. After playing with this a bit more, I found the lobby alphabetization bug shows itself at the same time that the game ignores my config file and reverts back to default resolution (it leaves the config file itself alone, preserving the settings, but ignoring them). Sorting itself functions fine, but doesn't seem to be called at all whenever it ignores my config. Which is about 1/3 of the time I launch the game. Windows 7 64 bit, 640x480 resolution, disabled ati/intel compatibility and bare minimum on all other settings with a drop-down box. Fun bugs, different from the one DeinFreund mentioned, I believe.
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DErankChesti
14 days ago
I just checked by myself and cannot confirm the topic


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