I finally started working on a change to Flag Domination that I’ve had in mind for a while: change the scoring interval in Timed Scoring from 1 second to 10 seconds (or whatever you have it set to for Rounds). The first advantage of this is that you can use similar Goal Score settings that way. This is good since keeping separate Goal Score settings for each scoring mode was harder in UT2004 so I didn’t do it. But even aside from that, I think this is an improvement to the game play. The fact that you don’t get anything until you’ve had the flag for a full 10 seconds heightens the tension when you’re defending, and when you’re attacking you can get the satisfaction of a last-second save.
The main complication was with the announcer. There needs to be a countdown until the final point is scored, and figuring out when that will be is a bit complicated, especially with Flag Points on.
All this is making me even more tempted to implement my Triple Domination idea, which would take Classic Domination and give it Flag Domination scoring. A few weeks ago I sent them an e-mail suggesting that they do it, but I never got a response.