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Ezarkal
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Of death and loading screens

Post by Ezarkal » Tue, 8. May 18, 19:33

Here is an interesting idea from another user that popped up in the XR modding forum recently. It's about something that nagged me quite a lot, and I thought I would transfer it here as a suggestion for the next game:

Whenever we die, we get the “game over” screen for a few seconds. Then the game will directly load the main menu, where you can reload your last save. (or start a new game or rage-quit, whatever is your favorite method of coping with virtual death…)

The problem is, since the main menu usually have a “generic game” running as background, your computer will spend time to load this, then will spend time to re-load your game. This is not much of an issue on newer computers, or on unmodded games. But for older and/or less performant builds, the loading times can get quite long.

So instead of having to load the game twice, could we simply get the main menu’s options on the “game over” screen?
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Post by Tonsilgon » Wed, 9. May 18, 13:25

This is a very good point. Why would I want to go to the main menu, when I die?
70% of the time I want to load the last savegame.
29% of the time I want to load an older savegame.
1% I want to quit the game, maybe even the computer and do something else.

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Post by sd_jasper » Wed, 9. May 18, 14:16

+1

Waiting for the Game Over and then reloading after dying can be quite rage inducing! I'd much rather just get the options to reload or quit on the game over screen.

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Post by MegaJohnny » Wed, 9. May 18, 15:36

Yeah, I agree. At this point I have muscle memory to hit ESC when I know I'm gonna die.

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Post by adeine » Wed, 9. May 18, 17:23

This is a really good idea.

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Post by ajime » Thu, 10. May 18, 04:34

makes sense.

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Post by Hankyke » Thu, 10. May 18, 21:58

Or there is an option to choose "When game over, load last savegame automatically" in game settings.

Would save some time aswell :D
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Post by Skeeter » Fri, 11. May 18, 00:32

Or... If some players like the idea of dead is dead gameplay the Devs could make it a option that if you play as DiD then when the game over screen shows then all ur saves get deleted automatically as well er ur dead so there's no going back mwhahaaa. :twisted:

If you want a extreme version maybe game can uninstall itself too lol since u died you can't play anymore, bet people will play really...... Carefully then lol.
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Post by Snafu_X3 » Fri, 11. May 18, 03:47

Perhaps the 'enforced timout' is a deliberate psychological method to enforce you to get up & walk around a bit, make a coffee.. something to avoid/alleviate ragequit & make you calm down & maybe think about how you could have done things differently? :)
Skeeter wrote:Or... If some players like the idea of dead is dead gameplay the Devs could make it a option that if you play as DiD then when the game over screen shows then all ur saves get deleted automatically as well er ur dead so there's no going back mwhahaaa. :twisted:
Or simply add a suitable text line: "All your saves are belong to us.. Deleting.."
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Post by Ezarkal » Fri, 11. May 18, 03:53

Skeeter wrote:Or... If some players like the idea of dead is dead gameplay the Devs could make it a option that if you play as DiD then when the game over screen shows then all ur saves get deleted automatically as well er ur dead so there's no going back mwhahaaa. :twisted:

If you want a extreme version maybe game can uninstall itself too lol since u died you can't play anymore, bet people will play really...... Carefully then lol.
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All joking aside, considering the fact that anyone can play "dead is dead" as a home-made rule, I don't see why they would add it to the game.
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Post by Nanook » Mon, 14. May 18, 22:08

Ezarkal wrote:....
All joking aside, considering the fact that anyone can play "dead is dead" as a home-made rule, I don't see why they would add it to the game.
This is a contentious issue and is covered in another thread. Let's not let it boil over into this unrelated topic. Thanks. :)
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