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Implement redirectClient script command
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Description

What would redirectClient do:

1: Server executes: redirectClient [[array of player objects or netids],IP:PORT];
2: server checks a config to see if the IP:PORT is in the white-list -- preventing potential RE issues.
3: sends that command to players specified.
4: players fadeIn whit a loading screen while in backend client connects to new server and loads the mission.
5: Profit

Details

Legacy ID
3898861219
Severity
None
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
N/A
Category
Feature Request
Additional Information

Cross map transfers, event servers, multi-server 1 map setups,ETC...

Imagine mill-sim missions if that was possible. Imagine Epoch like gameplay.

Possibility's would be endless.

Event Timeline

Grim edited Additional Information. (Show Details)Mar 26 2015, 7:29 PM
Grim set Category to Feature Request.
Grim set Reproducibility to N/A.
Grim set Severity to None.
Grim set Resolution to Open.
Grim set Legacy ID to 3898861219.May 8 2016, 11:45 AM
Grim edited a custom field.

Definitely needed.

nohrt added a subscriber: nohrt.May 8 2016, 11:45 AM
nohrt added a comment.Mar 26 2015, 9:58 PM

This needs to be implemented! think of the possibilities!

I highly doubt its possible to use this for anything that high scale. It not being possible with the engine is highly likely. Fat chance just like sendUDPMessage this was implemented for the sole perpouse of having the game send extremly simplistic information to an external debugger in something like Visual Studio for testing back in the pre-alpha/beta and was simply left in there so it wouldn't break anything else by being removed.

In most cases older code isn't removed, its just hidden away so nothing uses it and it just sits there.

Grim added a comment.Mar 26 2015, 11:58 PM

@austin_medic
Noted and edited. Thank you.

similar features are on the long-term wishlist but it's not as simple

  1. you need ensure correct behavior

A. if target server is unavailable
B. if target server is full

  1. decide if further information about player are sent (e.g. position, vector, vehicle, equipment etc.)

as this would help e.g. side of map transits

  1. other issues

would be nice if client could be redirected as early as lobby, to help manage traffic if server reached limit, so if host has another server, redirect there

on second thought server playlist in server config could do.

Grim added a comment.Mar 27 2015, 4:30 PM

@Dwarden

All of issues you raised there could be sorted by mod/mission makers.
Already making a Dll that would allow cross-server talk between servers.
In my honest opinion BIS dosent need to deal with that. Its up to mod/mission makers to do that. I would never expect BIS doing so due to scale of that work.
Making a Dll that allows cross-server talk is not that hard.

Only thing that BIS would need to do is make server transfer "seamless", eg. No lobby/instant mission load while a loading dialog is displayed.

Grim added a comment.Mar 27 2015, 4:32 PM

@Killzone_Kid

Well if BIS decides to implement this your idea is amazing. If server is full
have a config where servers are defined and then user gets a prompt "Server full would you like to join blabla".

vbawol added a subscriber: vbawol.May 8 2016, 11:45 AM

1+ This feature would be a game changer.

Well I have requested something like that nearly one year ago: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=18810

Is there something NEW?

Surely to get around this implmentation you could just add a queing system to arma 3 servers and then you could get asked to join the queue...