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  • Disable Alt-Click Ping when using an Item/Skill

    I think a lot of us set our inventory hotkeys to Alt-Q..Alt-D, HoN like. When I use an item or skill with this settings, and I don't release the Alt key, I make a ping where I use the skill, especially with blink dagger when blinking when about to res, or even tangos (maybe even when pressing the Attack key), I find this annoying because your team thinks you are alerting them, when you are simply forgetting to release the Alt key. Make this the way DotA is.
    Sorry for my English.

  • #2
    Originally posted by lp640 View Post
    I think a lot of us set our inventory hotkeys to Alt-Q..Alt-D, HoN like. When I use an item or skill with this settings, and I don't release the Alt key, I make a ping where I use the skill, especially with blink dagger when blinking when about to res, or even tangos (maybe even when pressing the Attack key), I find this annoying because your team thinks you are alerting them, when you are simply forgetting to release the Alt key. Make this the way DotA is.
    Sorry for my English.
    See the part that I bold? NO.
    If Alt+something overlaps with ping, change YOUR hotkey. You should adjust to the game, not making the game adjust to your personal preferences.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by callizer View Post
      See the part that I bold? NO.
      If Alt+something overlaps with ping, change YOUR hotkey. You should adjust to the game, not making the game adjust to your personal preferences.
      A lot of us does not mean most of us, just forget that part xD. In the original dota, you can only ping when not issuing any order (attack-move, patrol, etc), I just want it to be like the original, at least until dota 2 reaches something not achievable with the war3 engine.
      Anyway, I'm sure that if dota 2 becomes highly customizable, most players will love it. As the players have to adapt to the game, the game has to adapt to the players too, and not only because it's on beta phase.
      Last edited by lp640; 05-02-2012, 07:43 PM.

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      • #4
        +1

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        • #5
          This is so annoying and yet so easy to fix. Whenever a ability is selected, say for instance you activated blink dagger in your inventory, the alt click pinging should be disabled, as soon as you use the ability, for instance you click where you want to blink, enable the ping function again.

          Easy! i hope

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lp640 View Post
            A lot of us does not mean most of us, just forget that part xD. In the original dota, you can only ping when not issuing any order (attack-move, patrol, etc), I just want it to be like the original, at least until dota 2 reaches something not achievable with the war3 engine.
            Anyway, I'm sure that if dota 2 becomes highly customizable, most players will love it. As the players have to adapt to the game, the game has to adapt to the players too, and not only because it's on beta phase.
            The default for turning on and off an ability in Dota2 is Alt+abilitykey. So it should affect a lot yes, I do this all the time while playing heros like viper or drow ranger, I know I should let go of alt but dont always remember.

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            • #7
              Been a while since this thread was opened and we've yet to see changed. This should be an easy change and only serves to expand key bind options. I hope the devs look at this.

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              • #8
                too bad dota1 dont use ALT+key
                .. change ur key settings -__-

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                • #9
                  This is the bane of orbwalkers. Just disable the damn blink while using an item or a skill.

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                  • #10
                    Why would this be the bane of orbwalkers? This has nothing to do with orbwalking at all.

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                    • #11
                      You are right, I'm dumb. It's annoying if you are switching autocast on and off and forget to release alt.

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                      • #12
                        This problem occurs to me a lot too since I use ALT + keys for items, but it doesn't really bother me too much!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jobznificent View Post
                          too bad dota1 dont use ALT+key
                          .. change ur key settings -__-
                          That is a terrible idea. So don't make a change that will benefit more players. While at the same time it won't effect players not using alt binds? Think about that before making a post that doesn't contribute to the thread.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by callizer View Post
                            If Alt+something overlaps with ping, change YOUR hotkey. You should adjust to the game, not making the game adjust to your personal preferences.
                            Disagree entirely, if that were the case why even have changeable hotkeys? or preferences, don't like the size of the screen? Deal with it you should be adjusting to the game.



                            In this case I think being able to change the ping key would be nice (not sure if that's doable already), otherwise disabling ping for a second after using alt + ? for an item, but I think that is probably too much.

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                            • #15
                              A very simple suggestion that would benefit so many players. I actually can't believe this wasn't included in the last patch.

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