🎲😡🚫Feature suggestion: dice rage quit prevention 😉


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Sorry, I’m kinda lazy about filing official feature requests but when I post it here, we can at least have a public discussion about it.

    My idea is that 42 Online should keep track of recent “bad” dice rolls for the active user. When you try to forfeit a game after 1 or more set of bad rolls, you get an extra, friendly pop-up, “Hey, it looks like you had some bad rolls. We’re sorry for your bad luck but it can happen both on both sides. You still might have a chance to win! Are you sure you want to forfeit?”



  • @djensen said in Feature suggestion: dice rage quit prevention:

    Sorry, I’m kinda lazy about filing official feature requests but when I post it here, we can at least have a public discussion about it.

    My idea is that 42O should keep track of recent “bad” dice rolls for the active user. When you try to forfeit a game after 1 or more set of bad rolls, you get an extra, friendly pop-up, “Hey, it looks like you had some bad rolls. We’re sorry for your bad luck but it can happen both on both sides. You still might have a chance to win! Are you sure you want to forfeit?”

    “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.”

    • The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe

  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Or a calming quote might work too. 😉



  • @djensen said in Feature suggestion: dice rage quit prevention:

    Or a calming quote might work too. 😉

    ==

    I find that quote very calming.

    VERY CALMING.

    ==

    No, the quote was more a joke on how after the computer screws you with bad dice, it asks you condescendingly if you’re sure you want to quit.

    Yes I want to quit you **** computer, why do you think I am pressing this button with a mad gleam in my eye?

    ==

    But jokes aside - I think saying directly to the player that the program is sorry for bad dice is counter-intuitive, because it’s the program that gave the bad dice in the first place. If the program were REALLY sorry it would give better dice, or maybe have a Low-Luck option or something right?

    Maybe some quotes from history would prove apt.

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/luck

    “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
    ― Thomas Jefferson

    “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.”
    ― Bill Watterson

    “Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.
    But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.”
    ― Terry Pratchett, Mort

    “Oh, I am fortune’s fool!”
    ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    etc. etc.


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