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    [Suggestion] add an option to display heronames in teamchat/allchat

    As most people know a chat massage in dota1/HoN looks kinda like this:

    "[All/team] <users nametag> (heros name): <massage>"

    or

    "[team] <Kaffe> (Tiny): <I come and gank top>"

    If I play Tiny and tell my team that I am comeing to gank top.


    However in dota2 it looks like this:

    "[A little hero icon] [All/team] <users nametag>: <massage>"

    or

    "[Tinys hero icon] [team] <Kaffe>: <I come and gank top>"

    If I play Tiny and tell my team that I am comeing to gank top.

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    When I started playing dota 2 I first thought this new icon system was better then the old one since it reduces the amount of space the chatt windown covers on my screen. But after playing dota2 for a while I realised that it actually takes me longer to understand the chatt now then it did before and I bet it has something to do with the icons and the way my brain handels things.


    So here is my logic:

    If I look at a purely text based chatt massage i HoN/dota1 like this one:

    "[team] <Kaffe> (Tiny): <I come and gank top>"

    My brain sorts out the irrelevant stuff and basically shows me this:

    "(Tiny): <I come and gank top>" aka Tiny is ganking top.

    And in my head it kinda goes:

    "Ok someone is ganking top"
    "And who is it?"
    "Tiny right cuz I read his name"



    However in dota2 the massage looks like this:

    "[Tinys hero icon] [team] <Kaffe>: <I come and gank top>"

    My brain just tells me this:

    "<I come and gank top>"


    And in my head it kinda goes:

    "Ok someone is ganking top"
    "And who is it?"
    .......
    .......
    "Have to look at the little icon again...."
    .
    "What hero is that????"
    .
    "hummmmm"
    .
    "Oh right its Tiny!"



    Of course the difference is not that huge in real time but my problem is that it requires more brain power for me to interpret some text and an image then it takes me to interpret only text witch means I have to spend more concentration on interpreting the chatt in order to get the information I need, concentration better spent on other thing like last hitting or not dying etc etc.


    So that's basically my problem and I would love if there was an option to display heros names in text instead of using icons in the ingame chat.



    Sry for bad english.
    Last edited by Kaffe; 11-22-2011 at 04:44 AM.
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