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  • Let me cast shared abilities easier

    In many modern strategy games, multiple units of the same type which are selected as part of a group can often cast their versions of an ability intelligently when the player presses the button for that ability. Please implement similar functionality into Dota 2

    An example would be: I have 2 centaur khans selected. I press Q to use their stun. The first centaur uses his stun. I press Q again without having to press tab, the second centaur khan uses its stun.

    Who uses their ability would be based on firstly who has the ability off cooldown, and who is the closest to the mouse cursor when the button is pressed.

    As for displaying the button, while at least one unit can use the ability the button remains "active". When all selected units are unable to cast the ability in question, the button is grayed out and displays the lowest cooldown.

    This would make playing heroes like chen and meepo less annoying, but would generally be helpful in any case where someone might have more than one of the same unit selected
    Last edited by PlausibleSarge; 06-02-2013, 12:46 PM.

  • #2
    You guys seriously want them to make this game any more easier? Stop the LoL threads pls.

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    • #3
      Yeah, its a good feature in a strategy game where you generally have to control lots of units.
      In Dota however you most likely have one unit to control and only a few heroes where you need to control more than one unit.
      So a feature like this would be a huge buff for those heroes.

      So -1 cause it does not fit into Dota

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PlausibleSarge View Post
        In many modern strategy games, multiple units of the same type which are selected as part of a group can often cast their versions of an ability intelligently when the player presses the button for that ability. Please implement similar functionality into Dota 2

        An example would be: I have 2 centaur khans selected. I press Q to use their stun. The first centaur uses his stun. I press Q again without having to press tab, the second centaur khan uses its stun.

        Who uses their ability would be based on firstly who has the ability off cooldown, and who is the closest to the mouse cursor when the button is pressed.

        As for displaying the button, while at least one unit can use the ability the button remains "active". When all selected units are unable to cast the ability in question, the button is grayed out and displays the lowest cooldown.

        This would make playing heroes like chen and meepo less annoying, but would generally be helpful in any case where someone might have more than one of the same unit selected
        While I'm indifferent to accessiblity features being added /removed.I'm sure this would make a hero like Meepo very pointless because on its own,its an easypie,but controlling 4-5 meepos with your suggested function would make the hero very 'EZ' and pointless to master,unlike it is ,now.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by essential View Post
          You guys seriously want them to make this game any more easier? Stop the LoL threads pls.
          No, people want to make INTERFACE more easier. And if you want to make it more complex just disable targeting of AOE spells (like fissure or impale, really it's so unskilled).

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          • #6
            I was like this in Warcraft 3, so why should it be a bad idea. It should be possible to do this except for Meepo, he never had that in Warcraft 3 Dota.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by essential View Post
              You guys seriously want them to make this game any more easier? Stop the LoL threads pls.
              This feature was already present in Warcraft III. Quit pretending to be a dota veteran, its obvious you started dota with dota 2, not dota 1.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by essential View Post
                You guys seriously want them to make this game any more easier? Stop the LoL threads pls.
                Originally posted by essentialblend View Post
                While I'm indifferent to accessiblity features being added /removed.I'm sure this would make a hero like Meepo very pointless because on its own,its an easypie,but controlling 4-5 meepos with your suggested function would make the hero very 'EZ' and pointless to master,unlike it is ,now.

                Looks like you never play Chen/Enchanteress or anything/hero alike in war 3 dota and still commenting as if you know everything.

                It was like that in war 3 and no doubt Meepo/Chen is still the hardest hero to control.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Killmeplsok View Post
                  Looks like you never play Chen/Enchanteress or anything/hero alike in war 3 dota and still commenting as if you know everything.

                  It was like that in war 3 and no doubt Meepo/Chen is still the hardest hero to control.
                  Not going into what I did/did not play.There are a coupla oversights in dota2 already,I wouldn't be surprised if this is one of them.As I said,I'm indifferent to these changes.If they're added,it makes the game easier for me,GOOD! If they're not,nothings too wrong in the world man.
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