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  • Pinging heroes/towers/runes

    I've played LoL and I think it's cool how if you ping a hero, it says like "davis is attacking bad_guy2000!!"

    or if you ping your tower it says "davis is defending Tier 2 middle tower!!"

    should this be implemented in DOTA2, or does it negatively affect the game? (checking the pings is an important part of the game, would make game too noob friendly, abuse..)

    thoughts?

    edit: this has been implemented
    Last edited by hsdvo; 02-14-2012, 05:56 PM.
    FIX TEAM MATCHMAKING

  • #2
    Sort of the same thing was added to HoN but I think the action messages are kind of misleading. When someone pings an enemy hero it doesn't necessarily mean he's attacking him, he might just want to let others know his position or something like that.

    I think it can definitely be tweaked but putting it exactly like LoL/HoN would be a mistake IMO.

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    • #3
      I think the pinging system is fine. Like the above poster said, a lot of people ping just so their teammates become aware of the enemy hero/es. Also, when you ping towers it makes a different sound than a regular ping, so for me, that's better than a message cluttering up the screen

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      • #4
        You can already ping towers, just not from the minimap.
        As for the heroes, yes it was a good addition to both LoL and HoN

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        • #5
          I'd like for pings to show messages too so I don't have to type to explain why I pinged. Like if I see Doombringer going top for a split second on the top rune wards when he crosses the ramp in the jungle and I ping him, if it showed something like Doombringer over the ping, people would be able to tell what I pinged when they look and he's already gone. Same for runes. Could clutter the minimap so could be added to normal text. Add cooldowns to it to prevent spamming.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pyros View Post
            I'd like for pings to show messages too so I don't have to type to explain why I pinged. Like if I see Doombringer going top for a split second on the top rune wards when he crosses the ramp in the jungle and I ping him, if it showed something like Doombringer over the ping, people would be able to tell what I pinged when they look and he's already gone. Same for runes. Could clutter the minimap so could be added to normal text. Add cooldowns to it to prevent spamming.
            i like this idea

            Originally posted by Mutill View Post
            Sort of the same thing was added to HoN but I think the action messages are kind of misleading. When someone pings an enemy hero it doesn't necessarily mean he's attacking him, he might just want to let others know his position or something like that.

            I think it can definitely be tweaked but putting it exactly like LoL/HoN would be a mistake IMO.
            but this is very true too
            FIX TEAM MATCHMAKING

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pyros View Post
              I'd like for pings to show messages too so I don't have to type to explain why I pinged. Like if I see Doombringer going top for a split second on the top rune wards when he crosses the ramp in the jungle and I ping him, if it showed something like Doombringer over the ping, people would be able to tell what I pinged when they look and he's already gone. Same for runes. Could clutter the minimap so could be added to normal text. Add cooldowns to it to prevent spamming.
              But what will the message say? "X player pinged Doombringer"?

              "X player is attacking Doombringer"? But are you? If not then you're just misleading your ally here.

              There's far too many situation that can fit into the same spot of pinging, so unless there's a universal message, then a ping could end up misleading your ally.

              For example, how will you tell if someone pinging a tower means whether he's trying to say "I'm defending this" or "Someone go defend it"?

              I say keep the current one as is, and people can type a short message to go with their ping, like "X hero going top"
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              • #8
                Would be nice, if you can ping the rune and it would indicate there is a invisibility rune on top.

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                • #9
                  It could simply display a tooltip if you hover on the ping that displays relevant information about the ping, like Doombring or Haste Rune. Or just the text msg "X pinged Doombringer". As for towers it's already implemented. It pops a shield and a specific sound when you ping a tower. It means someone defend, you don't need complicated stuff like "I'm defending, go defend, TP there, attack, watch out, run, do a barrel roll" or whatever, just context sensitive pings to explain what you pinged, not why you pinged. It's still up to people to interpret pings and if you want to actually give paritcular orders you type them out.

                  But if you see pudge for half a second in the woods next to you and you ping, you rarely have time to also type "pudge" before your teammates who's trying to figure what the pings are gets hooked. If the ping says Pudge on its own, it's a little bit easier on communication. And before the dota1 police comes and whine how it makes the game too easy, remember there's also voice chat so assuming you have a mic you can already tell people instantly what your ping means, it's just more useful for ppl who don't want to bother using voice chat in pubs.

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                  • #10
                    Or pinging a hero / roshan can have a different type of ping / sound / effect than when clicking ground.

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                    • #11
                      This is definitely something they could implement, but as Mutill said, they could tweak it a little imo. They already added an icon to defend the tower. But some more icons + messages for Defending/Attacking towers and Protecting/Attacking heroes would be good.

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                      • #12
                        I'm glad the added the defending towers icon when you ping
                        FIX TEAM MATCHMAKING

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