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Restart without exiting

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Is it possible to restart the game without exiting it similar to WC3? Sometimes I am trying to test new ways and timings to place towers and messed up so I have to restart and it's kind of inconvenient to exit and then making another lobby.

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While its a bit finicky, you can use Sandbox mode. Set wave to 1, gold to 250. You can set lumber/essence to default as well if you want. Spam stop/clear till things actually stop, then press the " spawn wave " button to start the game. The wave indicator might be mismatched but should adjust eventually.

 

To enter sandbox mode, just start a game, and click the button/word "Sandbox" at the top near the game time/scoreboard. It doesn't get counted towards the EleTD leaderboard, but you can find the replays to watch if you need them in your dota profile.

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Oh, I never thought of that. I guess that's one way to restart the game although the score becomes inaccurate in doing so. Still, a map restart button would very much be appreciated.

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The problem is we only send the scores when the match actually ends, we would need to restructure things a bit to enable multiple game sendings in the same gameplay and it's certainly not multiplayer-friendly.

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1 hour ago, Noya said:

The problem is we only send the scores when the match actually ends, we would need to restructure things a bit to enable multiple game sendings in the same gameplay and it's certainly not multiplayer-friendly.

What about just implementing a singleplayer restart option only usable before the game ends? Because the main reason I can see for resetting is if you're trying for a certain score or goal, and when you fuck up once you pretty much have to leave and recreate the game which is a hassle. Resetting in multiplayer would probably be pointless since most people leave when they lose.

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Is it possible to have a button in sandbox mode that does the following:

 

- kills all towers

- set life to 50

- set gold to starting gold (normal/express)

- reset all element to 0 and give a lumber to the player (normal/express)

- reset score to 0 (optional)

- set spawn level to 1

 

Basically, a button that resets everything to level 1 stats. I think this would be a nice workaround with the whole quick restart. 

 

 

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Good idea on the sandbox button, I'll add it first there, get some testing and if it works well enough we can then add it to the main game.

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