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  • Alt-click warning

    You can alt-click on enemy hero portraits, to indicate they are missing/back, on spells to display their cooldowns and on items to acknowledge the items you will buy to your team, thus, greatly improving communication, disregarding even language barriers thanks to the localization of game messages.
    This feature is great and have proved to be very handy, to me at least.

    Since it's working out so great, why not expand it?
    • Firstly, the cooldown indicator should be used with items in the same manner it is used with spells. Instictively, I attempted this but it wouldn't work. It would be incredibly helpful to be able to rapidly announce your items' cooldowns since most active items are vital in teamwork. Such items would be; Mekansm, Pipe, Sheepstick, Orchid, Refresher and of course Teleport Scrolls.

    • Moreover, the alt-click function should be available for use on buffs and debuffs. This means that by alt-clicking a buff or debuff on a hero, you announce to your team X hero has Y buff/debuff. For example I play Riki and have Track on me. By alt clicking on the Track icon, above my health bar, the following message will appear to my team; "DeLJaDe: Track on Riki." Except Track and Amplify Damage, this feature would help with Buffs such as Black King Bar, Repel, Ion Shell, but also with debuffs such as Silences, Stuns, Slows, Doom, Ensnare, Weaver Bugs, Static Link, Dust etc.

    • Finally, people should be able to alt-click on an item in an enemy hero's inventory so as to warn their team that X hero has Y item. If, for example, enemy Slark has Gem and I alt-click on the Gem on his inventory the following message will appear to my team; "DeLJaDe: Slark has Gem of Truesight.". That would be extremelly useful since there are many dangerous items. Besides truesight there is; Black King Bar, Linken's Sphere, Shadowblade, Blink Dagger, Monkey King Bar, Hand of Midas, Sheepstick etc.



    As you can see, all these suggestions regard things that players point out very often during their games but with the use of chat, provided they aren't muted. So, since chat can be used anyways to indicate these things, why not make it faster, easier and more efficient by using an already existing feature?

    What do you guys think about the expansions I came up with? Do you see any flaws or have any objections? Do you have any other expansions or tweeks in mind that I didn't think of?
    I would really like for the alt-click function to expand that way, because it will make players' life a little easier, especially the muted ones'.

    EDIT:
    Additional ideas

    >Make alt-click cooldown warning on spells work while being dead, currently it doesn't (Cinephile)

    >Make alt-clicking on a spell that is not skilled yet to display an appropriate message (redthirst)
    Last edited by DeLJaDe; 04-09-2014, 06:44 AM. Reason: added some suggestions

  • #2
    +1. I also really enjoy this feature, it just improves communication so much. I hope they havent done what you say cause they dont have enough time or something. Lets wish to see that in the close feature.
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    • #3
      Yeah, this feature is really helpful. Good ideas +1.
      Possible solution to foreigners issue
      In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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      • #4
        I keep alt-clicking my TPs only to see "item is not ready" =|

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        • #5
          I've noticed a problem with this feature. It seems there is a minimum period of time you have to hold down the key before clicking. That means sometimes I quickly hold the key down and click and the game doesn't respond. I don't want to hold down the key the minimum period of time. Remove the minimum.
          Last edited by hoveringmover; 03-26-2014, 10:45 AM.
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          • #6
            I don't really see your second suggestion to be thát useful since most (all?) buffs and debuff have a visual effect. The other two: yes, absolutely. +1

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            • #7
              Please no, or at least just make it an option since I got my hotkeys on alt+qweasd like many others do.
              Last edited by Brewmaster; 03-29-2014, 12:06 PM. Reason: Too many mispelled words due to drunkenness

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              • #8
                Originally posted by omgitsmuse View Post
                I don't really see your second suggestion to be thát useful since most (all?) buffs and debuff have a visual effect. The other two: yes, absolutely. +1
                You can't see when someone in your team is tracked.

                Originally posted by Brewmaster View Post
                Please no, or at least just make it n option since I got my hotkeys on alt+qweasd like many others do.
                It is already in game, OP just suggests to extend it.
                Possible solution to foreigners issue
                In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brewmaster View Post
                  Please no, or at least just make it n option since I got my hotkeys on alt+qweasd like many others do.
                  And how do you think alt+click on an item will affect you?

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                  • #10
                    +1for sure

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                    • #11
                      I'll bump this hoping that the devs see it.

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                      • #12
                        I'm sure I'm not the only one who alt-clicked his BKB.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DarkLite View Post
                          I'm sure I'm not the only one who alt-clicked his BKB.
                          Imagine Alt-clicking Refresher.
                          Possible solution to foreigners issue
                          In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Redthirst View Post
                            Imagine Alt-clicking Refresher.
                            Easy solution: Refresher Orb refreshes itself!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DarkLite View Post
                              I'm sure I'm not the only one who alt-clicked his BKB.
                              You say this shouldnt be added to avoid possible mistakes?
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