This is a pretty simple suggestion.
Add a check box in options>interface to auto-share courier in a game after you have bought one.
-Will prevent you from forgetting and then have to do it during the delicate laning phase.
-Will show new players that it is often wise to share your courier with the team.
-Will prevent multiple people from buying a courier since the message will pop up the instant the first person buys one.
-Its not part of the fun in the game and is more tedious. Less tedious = good.
-Assume it takes 10 seconds to share a chicken. Multiply that by the number of games played a day and it adds up to a significant amount of time "wasted." Assuming 10,000 games a day (which is on the low side), you waste nearly 28 hours of time of the players.
-Takes time to develop. (should not be that significant though)
Objections and Answers:
Q: What if I don't want to auto-share my courier?
A: Don't check the box.
Q: What if someone starts abusing the control?
A: You can still take it off just like you would in any other game.
Thanks for your vote and time regardless if you are for or against it.
Other Great Additions from Comments:
-Option to share with friends
Last edited by BlueFire; 01-20-2010 at 01:20 PM.
Playing with newbies who have no idea how to use an Courier or just want it dead, will make your team to loose it AND migth even loose some items aswell
Yeh, i'm up for this.. What's the point of buying a courier when ur not gonna share it?
Not saying it's selfish.. Well maybe i am, but the point is:
The entire team benefits hugely from a courier.
TUP. In my opinion, each team should start with already with courier shared between all members. (Don't say it would unbalance/break the game or ill punch your face)
Would expand on this, offer three options:
- Auto share courier
- Auto share courier with people on friends list
- Do not auto share courier
Most people would probably use the middle one.
Auto-share courier is a good idea, or just a "share all" checkbox.
so simple... yet so very useful. +support
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I guess it wouldn't be bad.
Though iirc they just added a share all button anyway. So it isn't hard to click that once a game.
seens ok for me....
t-up for this...
don't got any conplain or doubt...
Hmmm after trying the new button I think this still has its merits.
1) The share all button isn't "easy" to know about. Really unless you're told you'll probably never know.
2) It still would be nice not to have to hit that button every time.
3) Its still an easy feature to implement.
I always share courier with everyone when i get it so this would be a good idea.