What is DamageMatch?

It's a new gametype, being a slightly modified version of the standard deathmatch, changing its default scoring system.

In default DeathMatch, scoring reflects the amount of kills you get, subtracting suicides from it. It means that it favors only who deals the last shot, and favors a strategy based on dealing damage when needed. You doesn't need to avoid taking damage to win, you doesn't need to deal most damage to win.

Instead of following the standard scoring, DamageMatch tries to implement a fairer system. The scoring is factored by three values:

  • Balance, a sum of all damage dealt and suffered: every damage you do will add 80% of its damage towards it, and every damage you take will subtract 40% of its damage. Then, when applied to the score itself, it'll use 1/100 of this damage balance (so, for every 100 positive balance you have, you have 1 extra score point). This value is viewable when pressing F1 in place of your number of deaths (since it's the main scoring source);
  • Kills: every kill gives 0.2 points, meaning that for every 5 kills you have you get a score point;
  • Deaths: every death subtract 0.1 point, meaning that for every 10 deaths you lose a score point.

These three values are put together every time, checking your current score. It can go either up or down all the time.

Damaging doesn't go up while shooting a shield-belted enemy, yourself (of course) and ignores amounts that exceeds an enemy's life (so redeemer shots and headshots aren't free excessive points).

By applying this new score system, we have a new deathmatch that:
- favors dodging as much as possible, since it'll make you lose less points
- favors doing overall, non-focused damage, instead of doing last shots on dying targets

If you're unhapy about the standard suggested valies, all the four variables that defines the scoring system (percent of damage done, percent of damage taken, percent per kill, percent per death) can be changed via the gametype's rules, when creating a new game.

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DamageMatch v1.0

DamageMatch v1.0

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A new gametype that changes the scoring rules of deathmatch, by adding points when dealing damage and removing points when taking damage. Initial release...

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

I really like the scoring system described here :)
I used to have Unreal but not sure where the CD is since I haven't played it in a long time. Very happy to see people trying new game modes instead of the same old death match. Keep up the great ideas!

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Nemesisurvivorleon
Nemesisurvivorleon

wow, you have great mutator ideas you made so recently.

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Lavama
Lavama

Very good idear you got here. I'll be sure to give you my say-so on whether or not this noob can handle it.

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Darkness Creator
Darkness

It's an experimental scoring system, which would be surely appreciated in competitions and such, I guess. Since I didn't have any experience with new gametypes, I decided to give it a try :) I hope you enjoy it.

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