Remove or Extend Mic Battery in Deathrun

Discussion in 'Deathrun Suggestions' started by PwnageKO, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. PwnageKO

    PwnageKO "I'll be seeing you on the forums." VIP

    As title says, I think the mic battery in DR should be either removed or extended.

    I'd like to first put out there though that I do not know if this is possible without affecting TTT because I don't know how the plugin works. But if it is possible, I think this would be an improvement for DR.

    I understand the reason behind having a mic battery on the TTT servers. They are our more populated servers and we tend to get a lot more random players who are more likely to mic spam. However, in its current state, our DR server is played mostly by server regulars who understand the rules well and can be trusted.

    I know there are roles that can be purchased on DR to extend the mic battery, but I would at least like to know if that is the more clear purpose of having the mic battery. I am okay with the mic battery also being there to encourage donations, but if the claim is that it's there to stop mic spam. Well that doesn't make much sense for having it on DR then.
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  2. Titan

    Titan SGM's official music nerd Administrator VIP Bronze

    I think you do underestimate the amount of non-regular internet randos that join and keep it populated, especially at odd times. Whenever I do repops, 9 times out of 10, it's randos that are the first to join.
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  3. Pokeben10

    Pokeben10 tell me pretty lies Moderator VIP Silver

    I'm kind of on the fence about this for a couple of reasons.

    1. Buying ranks helps support the server. Removing the mic battery would pretty much renders ranks pointless, unless you want some of the more expensive skins/player models. I actually bought silver because of the short mic battery.

    2. While we might not get many mic spammers on deathrun, it could still happen. And if there aren't any staff on it would greatly hinder their shenanigans. Plus, you can just buy a rank to get more mic battery while supporting the server at the same time ;).
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  4. Yellow

    Yellow VIP

    most repops start with a mod anyway so they can handle it.
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  5. PwnageKO

    PwnageKO "I'll be seeing you on the forums." VIP

    This is where I am kind of at atm. I do not mind donating to support the server, but I wanted to also gauge how others felt on mic battery on DR. I don't play DR much, so I cannot say if there are micspammers on off hours. Whenever I have played there has been a mod on. Also, I wanted to gauge if others felt similarly to the mic battery.
  6. Pokeben10

    Pokeben10 tell me pretty lies Moderator VIP Silver

    DR is pretty much dead in what would be prime EU hours. It's really only popped during good EST hours because we don't have any EU deathrun staff (click here to apply btw ;)), and our community is majority US based.
  7. Elvis

    Elvis TheRockStars VIP Silver

    Alright so I've actually wanted the Mic Battery extended for a long time on Deathrun. Deathrun is a gamemode that can get very fun if everyone is engaged in the voice chat but once a mic battery gets in the way it removes that immersion.

    For people worried about mic spammers coming on and abusing this, if im going to be honest here I have only gagged 2 people since ive been Deathrun staff.

    My suggestion for this would be to just increase the base mic battery. If the base extension ends up devaluing the cost of buying ranks then we may have to think of a different system but I am all for this suggestion.
  8. Indy226

    Indy226 Banned VIP Silver

    These two points sum it up well enough. It'd be better if we just keep it as it is. I would like to have extended time, that doesn't seem like a completely far fetched idea.
  9. PwnageKO

    PwnageKO "I'll be seeing you on the forums." VIP

    This is what pretty much happened to me. I joined up, I think yesterday when DR was populated and played for a bit for the first time since I reinstalled Gmod back in May. I had fun and it was pretty chill. Only annoyance I had was the mic battery constantly going out. But like I said, I get it though if it's to encourage donations.