It has been almost two years since this QuakeLive TDM pickup channel was founded by Draven and almost a year since we started indexing games with QLStats. To celebrate all that and also upcoming 10 000th #tdmpickup game on QLStats, we would like to announce few changes & improvements to our beloved TDMBot.
After every pickup game, the bot also announces balanced teams according to #tdmpickup statistics. The bot also holds IRC name -> QL name mapping list, so when the bot thinks you are unranked, just let some OP know about your QL nickname and he will add the mapping for your IRC -> QL name. If you are still considered unranked (probably because you didn't play any pickup game yet), the bot will announce two best players as captains and regular picking follows (cointoss/pummel and 1-2-2-1). Rules can be found on #tdmpickup website.
With command !sub you are now able to replace a player in last announced pickup and create new auto-teams with the bot.
!sub <old player> - replaces the old player with yourself
!sub <new player> - replaces you with the new player
!sub <old player> <new player> - replaces old player with new player
Next to regular pickup, we added so called elite pickup, where only people with rating 20 or higher are able to add. The rating is taken from #tdmpickup QLStats website. It's there just to enrich the pickup and make pickup games more diverse. It's not there to replace regular pickup and we still want everyone to play regular pickup as well. In upcoming days/weeks we will see if it was good idea or not and then decide if we keep it, remove it or change the rating limit. Please note that if some player keeps playing elite pickup only, it will eventually result in lowering his rating so much, that he won't be allowed to play elite anymore, since it's much more difficult to keep high rating in elite games only.
This feature is still work in progress, but so far, the bot is able to take registrations for the tournament and create the teams according to QLStats rating. The only limit to be able to sign up for the tournament is to be considered active by QLStats, which means, you have to play at least 10 pickup games.
Most of these features were done by Lam, so feel free to plus him wherever you see his comments. If you have any other ideas for our bot, please comment below. We hope you will enjoy many more years with #tdmpickup.
Links: tdmpickup.eu, beta.quake.cz/qlstats/tdmpickup
Edited by Badb0y at 15:03 CST, 8 November 2012 - 14720 Hits