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[Request] Allow people to observe privately hosted games

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  • #16
    Valid point, but since we're here to test and hopefully make the client into something that's enjoyable for everyone, there should definitely be a toggle to have these games viewable by the host's choice. It doesn't have to be right now, but at it's core this is an important functionality to those who enjoy watching games at their own leisure.

    Sure, there are streams but I for one couldn't care less about listening to the streamers and would rather just watch games myself as I please and I'm fairly sure this isn't just me either.

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    • #17
      yes +1 support
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      • #18
        Instead of allowing it right out of the box, how about you give the host a checkbox that says. "Allow Spectators"

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        • #19
          i agree to this but its called "private" for something..

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          • #20
            maybe add option for enable spectating

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            • #21
              enable spectating option.

              or maybe another option to enable replay download. so we cant watch it live, but still could watch it in recent games.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Dutch_Freak View Post
                It should not be done for the obvious reason when you are trying out new stuff with new players etc.

                There should just be an option ┬┤Allow game to be observed┬┤. And the creator of the game can either tick that box or not.

                Another thing is that perhaps a lot of people are playing games vs bots there, or trying to test out wards spots or w-e boring stuff that isnt dota. To automaticaly put all those games in the replay list would mean a lot of spam.
                !support, but only like this.

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                • #23
                  default = on, open for spectators, makes perfect sence, otherwise pros wont even bother to enable it, since they still havent got the fact where their money comes from

                  with the option to make private games private, for obv reasons

                  great feature, i am almost certain valve alrdy had it planned for the final game
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