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(Suggestion) Rewrite Logout Code

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Endal, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Endal

    Endal Journeyman

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    I'm not sure how hard it would be, but I have noticed several times how hard it is to logout of the game at times. I will usually check my soulstone to make sure I'm not still a combatant and when I'm clear I will logout... only to have it say that I am still logged in even though I'm within my house.

    I propose a few new lines to the logout code:
    • If the player is in a player house (even if it's not theirs) they may log out immediately. Check to see if they are in a house on logout, not just if they have triggered the "Safe to Logout Zone" that seems to be in them.
    • If the player is within 10 spaces of an innkeeper (same as above)
    • If a player is within 5 spaces of a campfire (same as above)
    • If a player is a ghost (same as above)
    These would make it a lot easier to logout/login characters if these checks were made as the logout button was clicked to give a green flag to disconnect the character and allow a new one to come in.
    Perhaps even make it so the logout screen changes slightly to reflect if you are logging out correctly as well. Have the current logout screen if all is good and a new one saying that they are not in a safe zone and all that rubbish.
    It's really just a pet peeve about the game, but it's always been a rather obnoxious one.
     
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  2. cazador

    cazador Crazed Zealot
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    Logging out works fine..if you're flagged you have to time out first that's all..

    What I think most everyone would like to see is a switch character..so u don't have to fully log out..log in and select character..
     
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  3. Gedgerez Tesherd

    Gedgerez Tesherd Journeyman

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    I like both of your ideas Endal & cazador. In the back of my mind, I've wondered why this hasn't been looked into for altering yeeeeerrzzz ago.
     
  4. claudia-fjp

    claudia-fjp Lore Master
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    I beg to differ. Since they migrated the servers to the cloud now everytime I log off one character and try to log on another I get the message that a character is already logged in.
     
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  5. cazador

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    Oh I don't know I have never seen that message or heard of it..next time it happens could you upload a screenshot by any chance? Just curious to what it looks like..
     
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  6. The Zog historian

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    It's the same message if a character is in combat, or was logged out in a location that doesn't permit instant logging out.

    It happens often enough that I needed just two attempts to switch characters to get you a screenshot. This character was definitely not in combat. What happens, which I've verified via a second client, is that after logging out, the character sticks around for several seconds.

    login.png
     
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  7. cazador

    cazador Crazed Zealot
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    Oh wow! Haha! I literally have never even read that message I just space bar through it so when you said another character is logged in..I was like hmm never saw that :dunce:
     
  8. cazador

    cazador Crazed Zealot
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    If you're in your house I would suggest hiding prior to logout..I've just always done it so its habitual..I never see that message unless I'm flagged..
     
  9. cazador

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    Nope not at all..thanks though! Just didn't recall the screen off hand considering I've never actually read it to literally right now and possibly years ago..it's usually a space bar enter for a quick re-login..

    ..but I apparently have trolled enough in the past, that it could be considered to be..

    :hides from the 72 hour ban hammer again:
     
  10. The Zog historian

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    Hiding doesn't matter. The screenshot was obtained after logging out a character who had hid.
     
  11. claudia-fjp

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    It has nothing to do with hiding or combat and everything to do with the move to the cloud. That's when it started happening. Getting gifts on multiple characters on multiple servers is going to be so fun... :/

    It's a delay between the game server and log in server most likely. Probably also the reason I get client crashes on log in and the cannot communicate with origin messages a LOT more now.
     
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  12. Endal

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    I think what it really is is along the lines of if you go into a town with a teleport spell you don't get the Town Guard message right away, you have to take a few steps. I've always likened it to that so often I will run out of my house a ways, run back in, and then move around. It works about 95% of the time when this is happening. It happens a lot for me though...
     
  13. Goldberg-Chessy

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    No offense but after reading through this entire thread so far I see no issues at all except the lack of a tiny amount of patience.

    No reason at all to mess with any code. Too many flagging ramifications.

    What is so important that it cant wait an extra few seconds? Your 85th holiday gift?
     
  14. claudia-fjp

    claudia-fjp Lore Master
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    Thats always been like that though. The changing characters thing is new.
     
  15. Bianca_CoD

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    What I would really like to see is the ability to log out at the CHARACTER SELECT SCREEN... ><
     
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  16. claudia-fjp

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    I'm one of the most patient people you'll ever meet. I've been an idocer for over a decade and I fish IRL. :) What I don't have patience with is dumb changes that break things that were working perfectly fine.
     
  17. Leonidas

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    I don't there is a day that goes by that I don't get that message logging in and out of different accounts all the time. I've just gotten use to it. I just log back into the same char and move to a different part of the house and try again. Yeah, I agree that sometimes it can be a pain when it consistently doesn't log out...but what are ya gonna do, lol. Like everyone else is saying.... a little patience goes a long way since they have better things to be coding/fixing. On the flip side, it would be nice if was an easy fix. Just my 2 cents.. :)
     
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  18. Dermott of LS

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    THIS 1000x this.

    Pinco's UI in the EC gives a helpful method of logging out disallowing a logout and showing your logout timer which counts down until it expires then logs out your character. Beyond that, going to the character select screen instead of the Account login screen is the most needed thing here.
     
  19. Leonidas

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    Yeah, I currently use Pinco's UI and that feature is definitely helpful.
     
  20. The Zog historian

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    Well, with getting them for 37 characters per shard... :)

    Sometimes I do need to switch characters quickly, like helping a friend who lost conn somewhere, or jumping into a fight, and a few seconds can make a difference. But for me it's annoying because it's so inconsistent. Sometimes I can login a dozen times with no problem, and another day it'll be a nightmare.
     
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