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Add ping options for hero abilities "teen (Mirana) is ready to use Moonlight Shadow"

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  • Add ping options for hero abilities "teen (Mirana) is ready to use Moonlight Shadow"

    I think it would be great if you could signal to your team that you were ready to cast a particular spell, in addition to the hero you're ready to cast it on. Something like Alt+right click on an ability will ping and message your team you are ready to use the ability. This would help when you are playing but don't have access to a mic (sometimes I play late at night) but want to coordinate a gank.

  • #2
    Most of the time this can be inferred from the situation - you can think "if I were him, when would I cast X?" And then assume that's when he'll cast it. In a game with 10 good players, you rarely see someone do something totally unexpectedly.

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    • #3
      He has a point though. Even with good players, without voice chat coordination some stuff just happens too fast. Ever initiated too early in a public game?

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      • #4
        or when someone goes in before you can invis the team, or is standing in sight of creeps. It would be a nice way of saying "I'm going to invis us, get out of their sight for a moment." The same would be good for smoke and other items.

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        • #5
          I want a "get ready, I'm going in any moment now" key so you don't pull off an amazing initiation while your team is asleep and has no idea where you went.

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          • #6
            I wanted to toss in something here: This seems like a REALLY good idea for a voice-acting feature. Not every hero has an ability that requires team coordination/awareness or would be suited to a one-liner for all situations, but for those that do a series of pre-recorded voicing clips for select abilities would be great. Mirana's ult is a very good example. I'm assuming this would include some sort of measure to prevent counterstrike-esque mix-mastering "go-to-the-go-g-g-g-go-to-the-front."

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            • #7
              Feels like this is kinda an add-on thing, but sure i agree it would be nice if they added it, no value for premades and comp play, but really good for pubs.

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              • #8
                Would be nice if there were voice hot keys similar to TF2, where your hero would say stuff like "Back, allies"

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                • #9
                  Well, isn't that what the green icons below our hero, and the ultimate cool down timer are for? This sorta just takes out the personal communication out of dota. and even if someone has it ready, doesn't mean they are 100% behind your back ready to help you out. I think it would be better to just stick to voice chat. "Ravage is up, I got my blink and i'm right behind you guys". Rather than, Poochop is now ready to use Ravage, even though I'm halfway across the map (Yeah, well people will have to use map awareness too). Or just yesterday, I was like give me 10 seconds my ravage is still down, or I'm 5 seconds from my refresher ravage. Messages will probably flood and like mentioned, not all spells need that sort of mention, I think voice chat is better. Some people don't even read sometimes .

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by poochop View Post
                    Well, isn't that what the green icons below our hero, and the ultimate cool down timer are for? This sorta just takes out the personal communication out of dota. and even if someone has it ready, doesn't mean they are 100% behind your back ready to help you out. I think it would be better to just stick to voice chat. "Ravage is up, I got my blink and i'm right behind you guys". Rather than, Poochop is now ready to use Ravage, even though I'm halfway across the map (Yeah, well people will have to use map awareness too). Or just yesterday, I was like give me 10 seconds my ravage is still down, or I'm 5 seconds from my refresher ravage. Messages will probably flood and like mentioned, not all spells need that sort of mention, I think voice chat is better. Some people don't even read sometimes .
                    Yes, this is why I said it was a substitute for when your mic isnt available. In addition it would make a sound, so people who realize to look at chat.

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                    • #11
                      If this was implemented, having the heroes actually saying:

                      "I'm about to cast Moonlight shadow!"

                      -would be totally baller.

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                      • #12
                        Oh nice, they added this in the test patch. I wonder if they saw my suggestion : )

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                        • #13
                          No they added this for items that can be double used, not abilities
                          Work in progress, feedback appreciated

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