GraviNULL is a multiplayer first person Zero Gravity mod for Source.
I have a small question and some other things to mention, so read on!
Posted by DuckSauce on Jul 6th, 2010
Hey watchers, it'll be mostly you checking this out now since this is a "archived/private" post.
I want to start with a community question that I hope will help me make a decision.
This takes some knowledge you may not be aware of, but currently servers will do this when there's only 1 active player(1 playing, no other people or only spectators) during a map change.
But servers can still be stuck on deathmatch maps when there is absolutely no one around, this means players can sit around waiting for their fav maps to come around before joining the server... but I wonder who really does that.
The advantage of doing this is clear, players can always hop alone into a Hazard/Race map on a server alone and still play, it's basically a sort of practice mode. Why sit in a server alone? Well the mentality of a lot of gamers nowadays when treated it with alot of empty servers in a game/mod is to wait for someone to join because they don't want to sit alone in a server alone doing nothing waiting for someone else to join.
But! With GraviNULL you can play and have some fun alone, meanwhile those people waiting to see a sign of life will see someone on the servers and may join you and before you know it you may have a party started!
So is it okay by you the player/watcher to have a server only rotate through Hazard and Race maps only unless there are two or more active players?
There's a few stuff that needs some working out, the FAQ and About page need some filling up, so I wonder, what kind of questions would you like to see answered, or would you have liked to see answered if you didn't know the answer already?
The media and team page need some work too, but that hopefully won't take too long either.
Yes that's right, Beta 1.1 is already on the way, here's a checklist of what you can expect:
I have set the deadline for the programming part for myself to be friday 9th July 2010, that's right only a week after the 1.0 release. However, I may be pressing GuessMyName(the creator of gn_laserblender) too much with this and it will need some time in our testing chambers to make sure it won't be as ridicously hard as before.
If all goes well, this means the new release will be out in about 5 days, it likely won't release if there isn't at least one map ready for release by then though.
As some of you may know, Trinity Gaming hosts most of our servers, I'd like to give a shout out to them for their support for mods, they have provided seven servers for GraviNULL from various locations, it seems that due to the busy days(what with the crazy Steam summer sale) not alot of people are using them, which seems a shame. But regardless, a shoutout to Trinity Gaming for supporting GraviNULL.