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Please move Chat - Hinders the gameplay in massive way

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  • Please move Chat - Hinders the gameplay in massive way

    As you can see , after a back and forth chat , the chat takes a lot of space , almost occupying the central portion of the screen. the view is already very limited as HUD is already is BIG


    please move the chat to on right side or add along with event text on left.





    This becomes a big issue during team fights , as these text /chat hinders the ability to select/target your enemy to cast an ability or use an item or whatever.

    Please move the chat position.

  • #2
    Same as in D1 working as intended. If chat was not centralized it would also be difficult to see messages that call things like missing or explain tactics. To get rid of chat hit enter and you wont have that problem :L. Maybe if they give you an option of where to have the chat bar.
    Tbh though I don't think valve will implement such a feature. Their to do list is just to great :L
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    • #3
      I usually keep the hero at the edge of the screen so that i can see the enemy. When someone starts to chat , trying to select / target a enemy becomes VERY tough. You guys know during a massive teamfights , how difficult it is to target the enemy you want during these fights. These chat simply obstruct the vision and makes its very hard.

      if not atleast move it a little bit lower , just above the bottom bar.

      you can see , the vision all most becomes half when someone chats. just look at the area we get to play with.

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      • #4
        According to some people on the HUD thread, it's probably there for balance reasons...

        To be honest, while it does seem like it blocks stuff, atleast it forces people to read it. In case you get distracted by flamers and spammers, just mute them

        Simple and obvious things that should get fixed/added asap: SCOREBOARD, Ingame friend list, Different Ping for Roshan, Add Notes to Players, Accept Button while tabbed

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        • #5
          i like the position

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          • #6
            I agree, shifting it to the side would be kinda nice, actually

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Luffydude View Post
              According to some people on the HUD thread, it's probably there for balance reasons...

              To be honest, while it does seem like it blocks stuff, atleast it forces people to read it. In case you get distracted by flamers and spammers, just mute them
              Ok , I really dont mind the HUD , coz it is same for all and i agree , HUD in particular, is not something i am against.

              But Chat , it can make difference. When say 3 team members are fighting , i am playing against PL , when he has zillion of illusion , and in case we do find the real one , say someone tracked him , selecting him, when other two team mates chat , whether its important or otherwise , becomes very difficult task , or even the enemy team can simply chat multiple times , giving us a disadvantage to properly select the enemy. You guys would know those crucial timing and also selecting the right hero , can be game breaking one.

              Last time i played , when i was supposed to steal a sven ability ,i ended up stealing someones else ability coz they were all clumped up. So imagine when you need to wade your way through all those overlying text to select what you want to select .

              I dont know how to put it , but since i came across multiple times when chat location played a horrible gameplay experience , thats why i started this thread , so that something can be done.

              If the chat is on side (left) or left bottom , still people would get all the message , as we all have trained out selves to look at the map which is in the left bottom.

              At least give us the ability via console to move the location , like we moved the "net_graph" location. and also ability to change the font size of both chat and event message (left side) .
              Last edited by naveen_reloaded; 04-03-2013, 01:12 AM.

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              • #8
                This is exactly what i am talking about. When the hero is Under the chat , it becomes impossible to select , move or properly see.




                Really look at the viewing area we are left with to play. As i said , this is compounded with the big HUD ,leaving little to almost room to see properly during Chat+Events+Team fights

                During massive team fights you have teh events on the left side piling up , and when someone chats , it becomes a SCREEN OF TEXT
                Last edited by naveen_reloaded; 04-05-2013, 12:51 AM.

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                • #9
                  I think it's worse if there's someone dying and your hero is on the left side of the screen!
                  I will mercilessly add to my ignore list anyone that makes an incredibly annoying signature.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hoveringmover View Post
                    I think it's worse if there's someone dying and your hero is on the left side of the screen!
                    Not only that , the screenshots i am posting are just with my hero , think of 6+ heroes , creeps , all the animations and cast , all the health bars , text (walrus punch,multicast , silence icon ,etc) going on along with these over lay text.

                    Becomes a complete mess. It has happened a number of times for me. At one point , all i see is text on the screen , left , right , centre.. everywhere. And in these total mess, you have to select the right enemy/friend hero/creep to cast your ability / item etc.

                    I think we can remove the hero portait at the bottom and use that space along with free space nearby for combined chat and event notification area.
                    Last edited by naveen_reloaded; 04-05-2013, 01:07 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by naveen_reloaded View Post
                      Not only that , the screenshots i am posting are just with my hero , think of 6+ heroes , creeps , all the animations and cast , all the health bars , text (walrus punch,multicast , silence icon ,etc) going on along with these over lay text.

                      Becomes a complete mess. It has happened a number of times for me. At one point , all i see is text on the screen , left , right , centre.. everywhere. And in these total mess, you have to select the right enemy/friend hero/creep to cast your ability / item etc.

                      I think we can remove the hero portait at the bottom and use that space along with free space nearby for combined chat and event notification area.
                      I think you misunderstood me. I do not think this is a large issue. I think the kill event notifications are a bigger deal than this, but I think they are fine. Also, I like the click on the unit section to center the camera around the hero. Sure, you can use the top of the screen, but it's not always the best way.
                      I will mercilessly add to my ignore list anyone that makes an incredibly annoying signature.

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                      • #12
                        As merlini used to say , keep the hero at the edge of the screen , so that you can really see what really happens elsewhere, centering around hero or using the top screen is not that simple. Particularly when massive team fights start, You need to constantly move the camera and cant always centre around hero.

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                        • #13
                          I like it much better than the chat on the left in LoL because people are forced to read it this way.

                          In LoL, the chat is pretty much useless apart from flaming people because a "ss" or "b" is so easy to miss.

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                          • #14
                            atleast provide a option to players if they want to merge it along with event coloumn on left.

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                            • #15
                              bumping..

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