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[Suggestion]There should be simple Chat commands you can use to move bots

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  • [Suggestion]There should be simple Chat commands you can use to move bots

    Often times when playing with my friends I play bot games because they are new to the game, and often times bots don't move out of a lane you want to go to. The one way to solve this as of right now is to ping a tower and tell them to defend it, but if you do that, all bots start moving to that lane.

    You should be able to type in simple chat commands such as "go top CM" or something in that matter to make bots move, and it would be that hard to implement. Just make the command something like "move <place> <hero>" or "go <place> <hero>" work. In <place> there would be [jungle/forest, bot/bottom, mid/middle, top] and for hero there would be [CM/Crystal Maiden/maiden, jug/juggernaut, bane, sniper, WR/Wind Runner/windrunner, etc.] or something like that so you can issue simple commands when typing names in the chat in a bot game.

    Once this is implemented, it would be that difficult to add additional commands such as "check <place>" where <place> is [rosh/roshan, rune, top rune, bot rune,etc.]. You could also just type "b/back" to make bots retreat from a fight.
    This will solve a lot of problems me (and I'm sure a lot of other people who play bot games) out there, and it will be a very nice implement.

    The only main problem of this system that I could think was is if Skeleton King and Sandking is on the same team, then the move commands by typing in the short name "SK" would not really work.
    Last edited by UnAVA; 05-02-2012, 02:16 AM.
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  • #2
    I agree. I played a bot game to see how their AI was and I was frustrated with how little you could interact with them. Pinging drew a hero over... about half the time. But once they got there they were just like "Cool, im here now, see ya"

    I think a good setup for commands would be <hero> <action> <target>
    CM ward bot rune.
    ES initiate AM.

    Possible Action commands

    Target Commands
    Hero names/abbreviations obviously
    Dire/Radiant Jungle
    Secret Shop


    • #3
      Chat commands would be nice, or a simple menu even as in dota 1. Bots on the AI team seem to work together immediately after laning phase, but bots on your team never work with you and most of the time not even together without you.

      More Bot support +1


      • #4
        I suggested this, stuff like -cgm, -cpm. Stuff from DoTA 1.

        And someone jumped on me saying this is a big budget game and we shouldn't be using crude -commands. Be wary of the jumper y'all!


        • #5
          now that the "-laugh" "lol" commands are actually in the game, I really hope they add this feature in fairly quickly, since it does help drastically.
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          • #6
            I concur.


            • #7
              most usefull command would be "Go away "heroname""