TeamWatcher (TW) is a balancer that makes power balance of teams even.
TW has some admin features and bot managing features also.
The auto balancing is the main feature of TW. There are 2 types of balancing: player balancing and score balancing.
The player balancing makes number of team members even.
TW considers member’s K/D (kills/deaths) rate.
Red Blue aaa eee bbb fff ccc ddd
In this situation, TW will perform the player balancing and display the console message:
[TW] ccc (3rd): Red => Blue (players unbalance)
Red Blue aaa eee bbb fff ddd ccc
The score balancing switches the strong player to the opposite side under certain conditions.
Red (46) Blue (20) aaa ddd bbb eee ccc fff
In TDM, the score balancing will be performed when the score difference will be greater than 25.
The player who has highest K/D rate in his team will be switched to the opposite side,
and TW displays the console message:
[TW] aaa (1st): Red => Blue (score unbalance)
Red (46) Blue (20) bbb aaa ccc ddd eee fff
Then, number of team members is now uneven on both sides.
So, TW will perform a player balancing.
[TW] fff (4th): Blue => Red (players unbalance)
Red (46) Blue (20) bbb aaa ccc ddd fff eee
The threshold of the score balancing in CTF is 2. (will be performed when the score difference > 2)
Regular players can use some chat commands during a game play. You just say these commands.
||Shows map name of next round.|
||Makes number of team members even. TW considers member’s K/D (kills/deaths) rate.
||Advances current map in a map cycle. This command require voting.
You cannot use this command at the beginning of round.
||Puts specified map on next round regardless of a map cycle. This command require voting.
Once the next map is accepted,
||Kicks all bots on teams. This command require voting.
We don’t recommend use of this command because some people will leave the game.
||Restores bots which were kicked by
The rest of commands are useless for you such as
Some chat commands require voting. These commands will be not executed until the vote passes.
[TW] [Vote] Cyclemap? -- say !y or !n
Each player can vote by saying
!y (agree) or
You *cannot* use UrT vote keys such as F1/F2.
Then, TW says the vote status at a certain interval:
[TW] [Vote status] Yes: 1, No: 2, Voters: 3 (needs 50 percent, 4 voters)
This means that 1 of 3 voters voted to
!y and 2 of 3 voters voted to
The command will be executed by a 50 percent majority of 4 or more voters.
TW has an ability of inactivity checking.
If you spent your entire last 90 seconds inside a 300 units radius sphere (even if you killed some enemies), you are moved to specs automatically.
Of course, you can join the team again if you wish to continue playing.
This feature is intended for AFKs. Potentially, campers will be hard to keep staying at his location because of this feature.