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Old 03-15-2017   #5561
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I think analog control should have the camera lock onto the boss you are fighting like in Sonic Adventure.

I personally HATE fighting any boss like this! Just to put it in Perspective, My record time on Green flower zone act 3 is 30 Seconds with Sonic and With analog control off, but playing act 2 is a chore with analog control off. At least for me, that is.

But with analog control on, the rules are reversed. Please fix this by making the camera focused on the boss in the room at all times for analog control.
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How will that work for stages with multiple bosses or bosses nearby in a different room from the player?
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How will that work for stages with multiple bosses or bosses nearby in a different room from the player?
For stages with Multiple bosses, The Rotate Camera R and Rotate Camera L (by default, the keys are "]" and "[" respectively) would make the camera snap to focus on another boss, kind of like how you can press the Z button to cycle through multiple enemies with Z Targeting in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time. (or The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.)

As for bosses nearby or in a different room, or even for multiplayer, if the boss isn't targeting the player, the camera isn't focused on the boss
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Few Multiplayer suggestions :
  • Add a Server variable to turn afk players to spectators after a specified number of seconds, "afk2spec <seconds>" or something like it.
  • Allow us to set number of players required to exit level, currently it's just one or all.
EDIT : And if the "playersforexit" value is higher than current amount of players, The game should automatically consider it "all" .

Spectators of course shouldn't be counted, playersforexit should only require players ingame.
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Old 03-15-2017   #5565
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Can we also Nerf Sea-Eggman?
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Old 03-15-2017   #5566
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I Agree, I find that Boss harder than Brak Eggman.
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Old 03-15-2017   #5567
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I Agree, I find that Boss harder than Brak Eggman.
THANK GOD!!! I thought I was the only one!

Anyways, the boss is like if I gave you a multiple choice question, but I also white out the answer choices and leave the letters there.

Example:
Two trains, Train A, and Train B, simultaneously depart Station A and Station B. Station A, and Station B are 252.5 miles apart from each other. Train A is moving at 124.7mph towards Station B, and Train B is moving at 253.5mph towards Station A. If both trains departed at 10:00 AM and it is now 10:08, how much longer until both trains pass each other?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

See what I mean? You have to resort to guessing. Let me ask you this, Sonic Team Jr, Have you ever tried guessing every answer on a 10 question multiple choice quiz?
Spoiler: Yes
Exactly.

Spoiler: No
Well, let's look into that. Guessing on a multiple choice question (assuming that the question has 4 different answers) wields a 25% chance of getting the answer right, and a 75% Chance of getting the answer wrong. Now already the odds aren't in your favor, But - oh no - we're not done yet. That times 10 leaves you with a measly 0.00009536743% chance of getting an A-plus. And that decimal is an irrational number, which "Irrational" is a good word to describe this boss WHOOPS DID I JUST SAY THAT OUT LOUD!?!?
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Old 03-15-2017   #5568
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Sea Egg's problem isn't the clones, it's the punishment for guessing wrong when you haven't figured it out yet being too harsh. We're aware of the problems with that boss.
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Old 03-16-2017   #5569
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Perhaps the clones could just pop instead of bouncing you off, thus giving the player a chance to land on the glass tube instead of in the water?
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Sea Egg's problem isn't the clones, it's the punishment for guessing wrong when you haven't figured it out yet being too harsh. We're aware of the problems with that boss.
That's the thing, Mystic, Guessing is not good game-design. (in my humble opinion.)

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Perhaps the clones could just pop instead of bouncing you off, thus giving the player a chance to land on the glass tube instead of in the water?
That, or just have the ones that are fake not attack you. Or they could flash, like how the player does when he get hit.
Just some sort of visual indicator would make all of us content.
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Perosnally i find the 'Sea Egg' boss pretty easy but an indicator to show what eggs are't right when damaged, would be a nice addition.
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Just some sort of visual indicator would make all of us content.
The fakes already look different from the original. Their bodies are differently shaped, they don't have a blue seat visible behind them, and they don't laugh like Eggman does when they fire torpedoes. All of those differences are subtle, of course, but if they weren't, finding the real Eggman would be too easy.

On the topic of how to make the punishment for choosing wrong less severe, what if the fakes directly reversed the player's horizontal momentum when they're hit, just like real bosses do, but without actually getting damaged? That way, the player would still have a chance to get back to the platform they jumped from, but they'd be at greater risk of getting hit by the next round of torpedoes.
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Perhaps the clones could just pop instead of bouncing you off, thus giving the player a chance to land on the glass tube instead of in the water?
Are you familiar with the concepts of rebound and air ball?

(You have it backwards, bouncing off the clones gives you the opportunity to land back on the solid ground you started on, or to thok/fly/whatever to the ground in front of you instead. The player shouldn't be landing in the water, clone or not, unless they're just holding forward the whole time. A natural rebound should take the player back approximately to where you started. Landing on the pipe and recovering would be incredibly difficult because 1) the player's view of the pipe is blocked by the clone, 2) the pipe is incredibly thin and even if the player did land on it they'd have a very small window to jump off before their momentum causes them to fall off, and 3) if the player is going for the clone, they're probably thinking it's the actual Sea Egg, and would be preparing to bounce off. Inconsistent behavior between the clone and the Real Eggman means the player would have to react upon realizing it's a clone, and completely recalculate their aerial trajectory)
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Sea Egg aside, Any new thoughts on my other idea?

Spoiler: Reminder that you don't need because you have the ability to scroll up

I think analog control should have the camera lock onto the boss you are fighting like in Sonic Adventure.

I personally HATE fighting any boss like this! Just to put it in Perspective, My record time on Green flower zone act 3 is 30 Seconds with Sonic and With analog control off, but playing act 2 is a chore with analog control off. At least for me, that is.

But with analog control on, the rules are reversed. Please fix this by making the camera focused on the boss in the room at all times for analog control.

For stages with Multiple bosses, The Rotate Camera R and Rotate Camera L (by default, the keys are "]" and "[" respectively) would make the camera snap to focus on another boss, kind of like how you can press the Z button to cycle through multiple enemies with Z Targeting in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time. (or The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.)

As for bosses nearby or in a different room, or even for multiplayer, if the boss isn't targeting the player, the camera isn't focused on the boss
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Inconsistent behavior between the clone and the Real Eggman means the player would have to react upon realizing it's a clone, and completely recalculate their aerial trajectory)
The fakes already have different bounce physics than the real Sea Egg. When you hit them, it's much less likely that you'll land back on the platform that you jumped from. Without looking at the code, my best guess is that they send you flying at an angle that's the opposite of your position's angle relative to them, as opposed to real bosses, which just flip your horizontal velocity and send you back exactly the way you came.
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Sea Egg aside, Any new thoughts on my other idea?
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I think analog control should have the camera lock onto the boss you are fighting like in Sonic Adventure.

I personally HATE fighting any boss like this! Just to put it in Perspective, My record time on Green flower zone act 3 is 30 Seconds with Sonic and With analog control off, but playing act 2 is a chore with analog control off. At least for me, that is.

But with analog control on, the rules are reversed. Please fix this by making the camera focused on the boss in the room at all times for analog control.

For stages with Multiple bosses, The Rotate Camera R and Rotate Camera L (by default, the keys are "]" and "[" respectively) would make the camera snap to focus on another boss, kind of like how you can press the Z button to cycle through multiple enemies with Z Targeting in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time. (or The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.)

As for bosses nearby or in a different room, or even for multiplayer, if the boss isn't targeting the player, the camera isn't focused on the boss
If there's something worse than the camera not focusing on the boss in analog mode, it's very likely the camera not focusing on the boss in analog mode some of the time, while focusing on it some of the other time. As for having the camera focus on the boss in analog mode in general, that sounds awful to me in concept and practice (I think Adventure Mode did this in earlier versions, or perhaps just an EXE mod or something, so I have tried it), especially for bosses like Sea Egg (either being horrible or giving away who the real Egg is) or... that Castle Egg boss (due to how you don't want the camera to be facing the boss around a third or so of the time), not to mention when you just don't want the camera to face the boss in any boss fight.

If it focuses on the boss all the time, it can work great in a few boss fights, but most of the time, it sounds much better than it is, even if it already sounds bad. If it focuses on the boss some of the time, I can't imagine how that can ever work great in any boss fight.

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If there's something worse than the camera not focusing on the boss in analog mode, it's very likely the camera not focusing on the boss in analog mode some of the time, while focusing on it some of the other time. As for having the camera focus on the boss in analog mode in general, that sounds awful to me in concept and practice (I think Adventure Mode did this in earlier versions, or perhaps just an EXE mod or something, so I have tried it), especially for bosses like Sea Egg (either being horrible or giving away who the real Egg is) or... that Castle Egg boss (due to how you don't want the camera to be facing the boss around a third or so of the time), not to mention when you just don't want the camera to face the boss in any boss fight.

If it focuses on the boss all the time, it can work great in a few boss fights, but most of the time, it sounds much better than it is, even if it already sounds bad. If it focuses on the boss some of the time, I can't imagine how that can ever work great in any boss fight.
Wait a minute, Adventure Mode? When was that removed?
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That's the thing, Mystic, Guessing is not good game-design. (in my humble opinion.)
It's not guessing anyways, and your analogy to a multiple choice where the answers are whited out is incorrect as well. It'd be more like taking a test where you're made to read brief passages and answer based on information in the text. Unless you've actually read the passage, your chances of answering correctly are iffy at best.

In the case of the Sea Egg, you could say that you just haven't learned how to read the passages right, so your only choice left is guessing.

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Wait a minute, Adventure Mode? When was that removed?
It was removed in 2.0

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^ This.

It's worth noting that none of our bosses require you to attack the first time there is an opening. Standing back and watching and assessing is something we permit and encourage. You're not actually required at any point to make a guess. The problems with Sea Egg aren't due to the existence of the clones themselves.
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even if you do read the passages, it's like trying to follow moving nutshells to find the pea under a single one, only worse as the 3 "Shells" can go right through each other.
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