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    [Suggestion] Hotkey to get a fullscreen map

    I dont think this has been yet suggested (searched a little), but I got this idea that is familiar from many fps games. So basically just implement a possibility to get a bigger, more detailed map covering the screen (and transparent, with possibly custom transparency) from a custom hotkey. This could show hero/player names, and maybe you could add markers and such (as you can see, I haven't thought this very far). It might not be that useful, since the dota map isn't that big or complicated, and anyone can surely find their way around without a map, but I think it would be a nice addition and help see a bit the bigger picture (would give more stuff to do when dead too ).

    Ideas, thoughts, discussion?

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    The point is that you have to check minimap (small one) by yourself for not being ganked, so if you have a big map on the screen you dont depend that much on how you teammates carefull watch misses from lane, because u see it at your own. Imo it will corrupt а team component of a laning phase.
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    Don't see any negative issues with this. If someone wants to hold tab and see a larger overlay for a moment (while sacrificing viewport), let him.
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    "Look around, look around, look around..."

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    I would never use this, but it doesn't change game play at all. Would look cool, but not very useful.

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    +1.
    Especially when you're waiting to respawn.

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    I probably wont use this as well, but would be nice to try out.

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    I think that's a very low priority point, but why not.

    And WTF is this:
    Quote Originally Posted by AAAs View Post
    The point is that you have to check minimap (small one) by yourself for not being ganked, so if you have a big map on the screen you dont depend that much on how you teammates carefull watch misses from lane, because u see it at your own. Imo it will corrupt а team component of a laning phase.
    you want to say that the minimap is too small to see misses? You can even make the player icons on the map bigger with a console command.
    When you would see a missing player on a big map you should see it on the small one aswell.
    No balance issue at all.
    Last edited by Gnadi; 01-06-2013 at 07:50 AM.

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    +1 to this mechanic.If I may expand : http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=59172

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