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Ezarkal





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PostPosted: Tue, 8. May 18, 19:33    Post subject: Of death and loading screens Reply with quote Print

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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PostPosted: Wed, 9. May 18, 13:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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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PostPosted: Wed, 9. May 18, 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

+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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PostPosted: Wed, 9. May 18, 15:36    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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


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PostPosted: Wed, 9. May 18, 17:23    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

This is a really good idea.

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PostPosted: Thu, 10. May 18, 04:34    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

makes sense.

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PostPosted: Thu, 10. May 18, 21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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

Would save some time aswell Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri, 11. May 18, 00:32    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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 Evil

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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PostPosted: Fri, 11. May 18, 03:47    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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? Smile

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 Evil
Or simply add a suitable text line: "All your saves are belong to us.. Deleting.."


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PostPosted: Fri, 11. May 18, 03:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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 Evil

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.


"Difficulty level - One Chance Only: Should you die, you save file will be deleted, the game will uninstall, your cd key will become unusable and your whole computer will be set aflame." Twisted Evil

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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PostPosted: Mon, 14. May 18, 22:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Ezarkal wrote:
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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.


This is a contentious issue and is covered in another thread. Let's not let it boil over into this unrelated topic. Thanks. Smile


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