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Author Topic: Why no hero icons on the minimap?  (Read 3881 times)

Offline Zekimar

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Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« on: October 08, 2011, 03:41:30 AM »
Sorry if this seems a bit rude but I see 1 of 3 reasons being why they don't implement this:
1. Riot did it (probably why tbh, if Icefrog did it first the community would probably be all for it).

2. the community somehow thinks it'll ruin the game by making it "too simplistic" and by "too simplistic" I mean not having to scroll over and look near a ward, which somehow is a reason why LoL is "noob friendly" and takes "less skill."

3. Valve thinks it'll ruin the game.

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 05:44:50 AM »
It'd be pretty stupid if they didn't do it just because "It's noob", tbh it's just a handicap that makes the game more difficult without any more fun being added as a trade off. It was a great idea in LoL and it'd be a great idea here. They shouldn't have to copy/paste straight from LoL,  they can change it up like they have the rest of the UI. If it comes in the form of a post release mod, I'd download it instantly, but hopefully they'll adapt here like they have with the hotkeys.

Offline Zapple

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 04:54:45 PM »
Actual hero icons on the minimap will create huge clusters on the minimap and therefore rendering it rather unusable in battles. D2 afaik has the minimap just perfect as you have a separate colour for each hero so you always know who is walking past a ward.

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 04:58:32 PM »
I prefer the colors, it's really not that hard to memorize which hero is on which color. Also, if you only get a glimpse of a hero on the minimap, chances are you'll most likely remember the color faster than you would be able to make out which hero was on the icon

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 05:22:49 PM »
I prefer the colors, it's really not that hard to memorize which hero is on which color. Also, if you only get a glimpse of a hero on the minimap, chances are you'll most likely remember the color faster than you would be able to make out which hero was on the icon
I totally agree, its just something you have to get used to. Its really not that hard.

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 07:16:36 PM »
Haven't seen icons, but in a stream I saw, the player was doing something that would switch the standard hero icons on the minimap with their names and the appropriate color coding.  He did it by either holding down a button or it was a toggle.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2011, 07:20:54 PM by KingUNREAL »

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 07:29:41 PM »
Haven't seen icons, but in a stream I saw, the player was doing something that would switch the standard hero icons on the minimap with their names and the appropriate color coding.  He did it by either holding down a button or it was a toggle.
I have seen that aswell, thats a pretty awesome action you can do and it will make it easier for new players aswell i guess :)

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 08:05:52 PM »
Haven't seen icons, but in a stream I saw, the player was doing something that would switch the standard hero icons on the minimap with their names and the appropriate color coding.  He did it by either holding down a button or it was a toggle.

Hitting the alt key does that. Although, I press the alt key to ping the minimap and when the names pop up I can't see what I'm trying to ping... bit of a UI issue there.

Offline GuineaPiet

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 12:49:38 PM »
I don't understand... What happens when you press the alt key? I have seen icons next to the person's name when he types a chat message but not the other thing you're talking about.

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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 02:09:54 PM »
When you press the alt key, the hero names appear where their coloured circle used to be.
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Re: Why no hero icons on the minimap?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 02:12:10 PM »
Now I get it thank you. And I understand how that can be intrusive Rav ^^

 


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