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Control Group Overhead Numbers

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  • Control Group Overhead Numbers

    A simple suggestion. I think the option should exist that, when you set a control group, units in that control group have a small number above their head corresponding to the group. For example, Chen has two Troll Warlords. Both are in different control groups, but it's difficult to tell which is which without manually flipping to each control group to recheck constantly. Instead, have a little "1" or "2" above each unit's head that corresponds to the control group they're placed in. This would also help for Visage's ulti, given that his familiars are identical to one another.

  • #2
    I was thinking about making a new thread, but I'd like to bump this. This would be most helpful for Meepo.


    • #3
      PLEASE VALVE, ADD THIS, i cant for the life of me micro without this feature, I keep forgetting what keybind i've set diffrent units to on chen or enchantress, i have no idea which meepo is which etc.


      also, if a unit is in 2 or more control groups, it should should all of them!


      • #4
        No, lets not remove the most difficult part of microing.
        Learn to play.


        • #5
          Imo, the only overhead numbers that should be added should only be for meepo to distinguish which is which. 1, 2, 3, 4, corresponding to each following meepo, not your control groups.

          On topic, -1. if you forget your control groups then you obviously haven't played enough games to get used to microing and your own play style.
          Last edited by BNi-PoweR.; 12-30-2012, 06:57 PM.


          • #6
            It is needed because when you have a lot of units with same models you need to distinguish them from each other quickly. T-up. Also, this feature exists in most rts games.


            • #7
              Originally posted by MrX View Post
              i have no idea which meepo is which
              This is probably one of the more important ones, along with visagelings, because all units are identical.


              • #8
                I don't see how this suggestion means that you aren't learning to play. Adding numbers overhead won't boost your skill level, it'll just provide some convenience and remove something that's, in my opinion, just a hindrance. It really isn't game changing. It makes heroes that aren't played too often or too well more accessible-- you still need skill to use them to their fullest potential.

                But I agree that it would be most useful for heroes that have identical looking units.
                Last edited by HostaMahogey; 03-24-2013, 02:05 PM.


                • #9
                  i was thinking of same thing add this option so we don't have click each meepo buy mouse clicks .