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"local" eventhandler apply also to groups
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Currently the "local" eventHandler works on 'objects' only.

The EH does not work on groups. In case of ownership transfer from the server to a HC, unit/group directives are lost. E.g. when a group has been garrisoned (each unit in a seperate building), the group units lose their position data and regroup on their leader after group ownership transfer.

Currently I am solving this by storing the unit's data + position data in tn array and setVariable @ group. Before transfer a loadbalancer script running on the server retrieves the data and then then remoteExec's the data to the new owner (HC). New owner then executes a function to re-apply the position data. Works well, but it is a costly method. Especially as garrison scripts are quite costly as well.

If an EH can be applied to a group than the script that applied the group directives (e.g. garrison) can also apply the EH and re-apply the group directives after transfer.

The EH won't have to change that much. Instead of returning (_this select 0) the object it returns the group.

A lot of (larger) communities use one or more HC's. The EH would make life a lot easier for mission makers :)


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whiztler set Category to Feature Request.Jan 3 2016, 5:48 PM
whiztler set Reproducibility to N/A.
whiztler set Severity to None.
whiztler set Resolution to Open.
whiztler set Legacy ID to 2806736333.May 8 2016, 1:25 PM
commy2 added a subscriber: commy2.May 8 2016, 1:25 PM
commy2 added a comment.Jan 3 2016, 7:30 PM

You could add a local event to every unit in the group instead and check if it's the group leader. A group will always be local to the machine where it's leader is local afaik.

Thanks buddy. Will do some testing this week.