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    [Suggestion] Highlight herochoices

    When playing modes like SD or CM it might be nice to highlight the heroes in the pickphase.

    SD
    Highlight the 3 heroes in the adequate playercolor (maybe stronger color or border for the currently selected choice)
    -> you have a map of your teams choices rather than relying on them typing them or skimming through their picks on the upper side of the ui.

    CM
    Highlight bans in red/ cross them out. Highlight picks in your current team color/the captains color.
    -> you can see clusters of bans and picks, creating an additional vantage point to quickly grasp the pick situation. (similar to chess, where players memorize situations by patterns)


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    I like your SD idea, It is pretty annoying to have to call out what you have every time.

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    y very nice especially SD. +1
    CM also not bad, but i think in most cases you play as a team with voicechat, then its not needed. but for public mix, why not.

    edit: did 2 versions just to see how it would look like. the colors dont seem to be good. ofc if valve does it it would look better. frames give a better clear view. frame on own draft is bigger.
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    Thanks for your work, awkward-name. At first i had the "dota sd colors" thing in mind, but as you already said, it doesnt help much. Maybe it's, because the portraits are still greyed out.
    The frames version is much better!
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    Yeah that's great for single draft. Tells people who has what options. +1

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    i prefer the frames

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    Quote Originally Posted by blash365 View Post
    Maybe it's, because the portraits are still greyed out.
    and because of hero portrait color. look teal on naix and teal on venge, one is greenish teal, the other is blueish teal. and orange on juggernaut is almost invisible.^^

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    A different approach would be to change the sd pick screen to only show the available picks for the current team. The selection of each player could be shown by a colored flame.

    Code:
    Player    1        2        3        4        5
    -------------------------------------------------
    STR      SK       HUSK      LEO     LYC       ES
    AGI     TRAX       VS      VENO    VIPER      PL
    INT     ZEUS      LION      WD      ENCH      SD
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    Quote Originally Posted by blash365 View Post
    A different approach would be to change the sd pick screen to only show the available picks for the current team. The selection of each player could be shown by a colored flame.

    Code:
    Player    1        2        3        4        5
    -------------------------------------------------
    STR      SK       HUSK      LEO     LYC       ES
    AGI     TRAX       VS      VENO    VIPER      PL
    INT     ZEUS      LION      WD      ENCH      SD
    I think this is a cleaner solution. Lets you quickly see all available picks and removes all of the heroes you aren't interested in. Makes Valve come up with a new UI, so it might be a little while, but I expect they'll do something like this.

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    There's no need to highlight banned heroes in red for -cm. It's the same thing if they get greyed out.

    And yes they need a rework on -sd. Back in DotA people used to share control of their circles of power so everyone could see the whole hero pool.
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