[Suggestion] Set the hogs number for every playing teams of the room in one action

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Plarf
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When the host wants to change the number of hogs per team, host have to scroll/click on every playing teams.

Most of the time, all the teams in a room are set to the same number of hogs.

So my suggestion is to allow host to set the hogs/team value for the whole room with only one action.
-Maybe with a "ghost team" at the top of the playing teams list, changing hogs number on this team would act the change for all playing teams.
-Maybe something like ctrl-scroll when the mouse is in the teams area.
-Maybe a chat command /hogs=X to set the hogs/team to X.

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Good point. Yes, in 99% of cases you want to have equal teams. I'd say it should be even the default that you can change the hog number of all teams at once.
And only if you want to change teams individually, you have to perform some special action.
Not sure how to do it yet.

I don't like the ghost team, it would take away too much precious screen space.
Ctrl-scroll would require extra-thinking from the user side, which is bad. Also, nobody would know the magic ctrl key anyway.

My idea would be to put a lock icon somewhere that you can turn on and off.

Maybe that's not ideal either, because I'm not sure where to put that icon. Sad Smiley

Other ideas are welcome. Big Grin

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-Maybe a chat command /hogs=X to set the hogs/team to X.

Something kinda like this exists, it's /callvote hedgehogs X, but you have to vote for it. By the way, there's a /help chat command now.

But a chat command will only work online, in local multiplayer there's no chatbox.
Also, chat commands are always less convenient, so not a “true” solution.

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Plarf
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Wuzzy allegedly wrote:

I don't like the ghost team, it would take away too much precious screen space.

I agree. Note that if you don't have to show the hogs in front of each team, but only once on the screen, you could save some place.

What if a scroll set all the teams, but a click only set one? People would find it or nobody would know?

Wuzzy allegedly wrote:

My idea would be to put a lock icon somewhere that you can turn on and off.

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KoBeWi
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Wuzzy allegedly wrote:
Ctrl-scroll would require extra-thinking from the user side, which is bad. Also, nobody would know the magic ctrl key anyway.
Only if it's not mentioned anywhere. You could put a notice somewhere visible that there's such option.

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