DEAR GAWD YES, YES!!!!
I think we've all have come across player/players that at some point just constantly ping spam on your minimap and what bothers me is that to make the ping noise go away, you have to turn off the ingame sound.
I suggest that there should be a function on the sidepanel, right next to a teammates icon, were you can either choose to constrain or mute incomming ping from certain player/players.
This function, or something similar, would makes it easier to focus on the ongoing game and if your streaming, viewers doesn't have to put up with the constant noise of some player/players that are constantly spamming.
By the way, it would also be nice to make the pinging from a mentor more noticeable both colour and sound wise so you can easily distuinguish if it comes from player/players or from your mentor.
Sincerly yours, The Dumt.
Edit: I know I've been bothering alot of competitive players/streamers such as:
But I feel like I want to players to enjoy to play Heroes of Newerth just slightly more and making watching Heroes of Newerth streams just slightly more enjoyable.
I know that "you can just easily ignore it" or "there is a mod for this" but I think that players/streamers shouldn't have to resort to using a mod to solve such a common issue.
Last edited by Dumt; 03-11-2012 at 11:09 AM. Reason: Grammar
Either disable pings from certain players(like mute) or at least mute the sound.
Or at least restrain it by once per 1-2 -5 seconds per player like OP said.
Not really. You get people even when Spoken to/type. Who dont notice a DW/Devo running at them with haste. pings need to be done. cause then they are like:
"WTF! oh right didnt see him- Im dead and a noob - MID CALL YOUR LANE NOOB TRASH SCRUB"
To be honest the thing I find more annoying than the overload of HEYLOOK is that it actually prevents you from looking at the minimap and identifying what it is they want you to be aware of... I mean wow, how counter intuitive do you want to be?
I'ma spam this alert thingy to get your attention to this part of the map that you can no longer see on the minimap because I overdid it.........
also, I don't think an internal ping cooldown should be longer than 1 second because sometimes it can be useful to direct someone by pinging in more than one place on the map etc. 1 second would feel like an ideal amount of time to wait so that if you need to ping more than once it can be done without the delay being too annoying while being long enough to prevent excess pinging
Last edited by OJPhoenix; 03-11-2012 at 12:10 PM.
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Question should be:For Grammar! Hail English !!!Do we want to BE able to reduce/mute potentional minimap pinging?
On this line of thought, i think we need some way to identify exactly who is doing the pinging. And when someone is added to ignore, just to ignore their pings too.
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Agree 1000x. Add a button to disable map pings from a player next to mic mute.
I agree! Especially about getting an exclusive ping for mentors. And while I´m at it, I´d say the mentor also should have an exclusive cursor, It can be confusing to see two identical cursors
Thank you guys so much for viewing, voting but also leave a message about the topic.
I know that there is a mod but I honestly don't think that you when have to resort to download a mod to resolve the issue is just slightly wrong.
I have recieved alot of messaging saying something similar like "just igonore it" however...
It is really hard to ignore something that constant, NO MATTER WHAT BRACKET YOU ARE IN!!!
I am trying to not just reach out to individual players but to also players that are streaming since the viewers also have to deal with the player/players that constantly spam minimap pings and eventually have to either mute or heavily reduce the stream volume becuse on player/players.
Again, thank you so much and please spread around this message!
Sincerly yours// The Dumt
It honestly is god awful annoying, and would fit in the options pretty elegantly I'd think. Easy yes.