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Custom Rules Dropdown #14325
I have been wanting this feature for a long time, and with all the playtests around currently I think it might be the right time to request it ;)
The custom rules dropdown in the "Options" panel would allow the host player in a multipalyer match to apply a specific ruleset on top of a standard map (no lua, no yaml modifications). The map would then start with the custom yaml ruleset (and lua code+other assets) preloaded as if it were a custom map.
Resource center could support a minimod/playtest category where such mapless rulesets with a unique name could be uploaded.
EDIT 1: A tooltip like on faction selection could explain the playtest in 512 chars (or some other limited ammount) to the selecting host and the viewing players. Maybe ammount of newlines should also be restricted..
What do you think? Easy to do? Beneficial feature?
The use-cases I can see are "playtest" maps and mods-as-map-packs like D2kA.
P.S.: On second thought this and the "mutators" thing are not mutually exclusive. They still each have their own benefits over the other (and disadvantages) and they wouldn't interfere with each other from an implementational standpoint, and from a gameplay point we can disable one in the lobby if the other is enabled.
This could actually be nice for things like D2kA, so I guess I'm OK with that.