KO time period icon

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  1. orgo

    orgo Well-Known Member

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    Proposal
    For ease of reference, I'd like to propose the creation of a notification icon for any 48-hour KO period. Visually it would be very similar to the current fort battle notification icon including a time counter of some sort to give you a quick, direct idea of when your KO time expires.

    Current Workaround
    At this time to my knowledge there are only two ways to gauge the KO time outside of recording the time yourself: 1. From a tool tip as you rollover any town member's (outside of your own) dueling status via the Saloon town members list. This is ok but it is rather buried and non-intuitive especially for new players. 2. The Sheriff's Office displays your time remaining but instead of listing hours:minutes:seconds, it just displays a basic approximation similar to the UPS trader time limit statement.

    Details
    This icon would be displayed to the right of the saloon icon and would stack with the fort battle icon as needed. The icon graphically would be very simple (see below) and would only display hours and minutes remaining in the KO time period. Of course this would display for either dueling KOs or work K0s regardless of the source. This counter would have to reset as well for the most current KO effect.

    Abuse Prevention
    I can see no way this feature would be abused.

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    Summary
    I think understanding the details of the KO period is very important and I see time after time again new players getting lost in terms of knowing exactly how much longer they have to wait. Of course, a sticky note and a watch can help you get this information but having a simple visual reference like this can be extremely useful. Thanks!

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    Does this idea meet the Ideas Guidelines & Criteria? Yes
    Does this idea appear on any of the Previously Suggested Ideas List? No
     
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  2. 1Big Chief

    1Big Chief Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea.... better than a few clicks to get to your Sheriff to see
    And if you are townless... you can't select any towns sheriff building :(

    Gets my vote
     
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  3. ViriM

    ViriM Well-Known Member

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    Definitely YES from me!
     
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  4. supraxus

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    Great and simple idea. Big fat YES from me!
     
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  5. fossil1999

    fossil1999 Well-Known Member

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    Yes from me. Sounds simple.
     
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  6. Micky12

    Micky12 Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, will save up a bit of time trying to find the last job report where you got KO'ed especially with all the ' a present from a friend' reports in the way.
     
  7. zd3no

    zd3no Well-Known Member

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    This proposal will be submitted.
     
  8. Kidd Kalypso

    Kidd Kalypso Well-Known Member

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    A nice idea, but I would vote no. To many blinking lights on my small screen as it is.
    Also, not that hard of keeping track of when you come off a ko status. It would be helpful for new players......perhaps an option to turn it off? If so, I would be all for it :)
     
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  9. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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  10. Gandalf Greyhame

    Gandalf Greyhame Well-Known Member

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    Thank you slygoxx! This is quite handy.
    One question- does character.lastDied indicate time of last KO-mode inducing death or just last death in general?
     
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  11. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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    Apparently that also indicates when you were last knocked out by something else. I'll see if I can fix that ;)

    EDIT: Fixed.
     
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  12. Gandalf Greyhame

    Gandalf Greyhame Well-Known Member

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    Duncol found this out when he and i were looking at it:
    "there is also a property timeLeft in SheriffWindow objetc, but it is initialized when window open (buy a call at server)

    If so, you can get it eg :
    console.log(SheriffWindow.timeleft.formatDuration())

    So perhaps you can call the server like you're open the Sheriff window and just get the value of the timeleft prop"

    That might help you out.
     
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  13. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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    Yeah, figured that out as well. Fixed the script, it'll only work when you're in a town though, but it's only interesting when you're in a town anyway.
    Once you are knocked out, it may take up to 5 minutes for it to show up, but that shouldn't be too much of an issue.
     
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  14. Gandalf Greyhame

    Gandalf Greyhame Well-Known Member

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    Any idea why when i try to install this, i just get:
    Error 503 Service Unavailable

    Service Unavailable

    Guru Meditation:

    XID: 357163518

    Varnish cache server
     
  15. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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    Seems to be an issue with userscripts.org at the moment, might work again tomorrow.
     
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    Gandalf Greyhame Well-Known Member

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    Alright. Thanks for the information, I'll try again tomorrow.
     
  17. Snr Sarg

    Snr Sarg Well-Known Member

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    Slygoxx, I've installed your script, thank you for the effort, but I've got nothing on my screen with any countdown timer, any clues?
     
  18. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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    If there's nothing on your screen, you're probably not under the duel protection at the moment.
     
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    Snr Sarg Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but I am, I pretty much always am :)

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