Talk:2291: New Sports System

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Note that the title text goes at the end of the explanation, not within the transcript section. I've removed it twice now. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 00:41, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

I really want to see this happen now :D 01:18, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Alright, who programs the VR software and who organises the tournament? :D Fabian42 (talk) 03:17, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

I find myself wondering how easy it would be to merge the video feeds from the different players, so viewers can see everyone as if it were a traditional match. If each arena has a camera in the same place, it shouldn't be that hard to isolate parts of the image which are different from a static image; but I'm not sure what would be the best method for determining which player is in front when they overlap. I guess you need some method of tracking the players' positions in any case, to work out who's touching the ball. Would the technology used for home VR be easily adaptable to a full size stadium? - Angel (talk) 10:50, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Angel: Yes, with Lighthouse 2.0, used in Valve Index and HTC Vive Pro etc, stadium-sized tracking is possible! -Sharkku

Another way to do it: Each player has their own ball. But only one of the balls is "live" at any given time. Maybe it lights up or something. If another ball contacts the live one, it changes places, allowing you to effectively "tackle" the player who's in possession. Would mean that ball physics are more realistic, while still maintaining the confusion. Maybe also give the players little shock collars to let them know if they collided with another player. (Is running through another player a foul in basketball?) - Angel (talk) 10:55, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

And that's just got me thinking that BASEketball would be entirely playable in this form - Angel (talk) 11:13, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

This reminds me very much of the chess variant Kriegspiel. 10:55, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

You beat me that >< much...I hate you so much that I corrected your typo :-) 14:52, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
Dammit, but thanks for calling it a typo (which it was, honestly) instead of an ignorant misspelling.. 17:56, 10 April 2020 (UTC)