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Change position of Gamemode/Server Tooltip

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Ideas' started by ParaLogia, Mar 25, 2015.

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  1. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    There's a gamemode/server tooltip/infobox that appears every time you join a server/every time a new round begins. It goes away after a few seconds, but it causes a bit of unnecessary woe because it blocks other information, and won't go away unless you wait. :noburu:

    CTF:
    box1.png

    In the shot above, it's blocking both the build timer and the resupply timer. This is bothersome when you join a server with a large map, because you can't tell whether the build phase has ended (without going out to check for a red barrier). :no:

    TDM:
    box2.png

    The tooltip is even more annoying in TDM, because the rounds are relatively short, and the action is fast-paced. If you run into the fray immediately, you'll find that the infobox tends to block important parts of the screen, mainly other players. Arguably, you can zoom out to check behind the box, but many people have trouble playing in full zoom (myself included). :anger:

    Solutions:
    I can think of a few ways to relieve my angst help this problem:
    • Move the tooltip to a different (probably higher) position
    • Have the option to click it to make it disappear (like with the voting box)
    • Only have the infobox appear when you join the server, not when a new round begins

    TL;DR:
    The gamemode infobox blocks some valuable information with some less valuable information, and stays around a bit too long, like a clingy date. Either move it or make it removeable.


    Feel free to share your thoughts. :note:
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
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  2. Fernegulus

    Fernegulus Bison Rider

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    This. Mostly because of the build time. You can never tell if it's worth going builder, and if it is you have to waste like fucking 15 seconds before this shitbox goes away
     
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  3. Fuzzle

    Fuzzle Grand Grumbler

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    Consider it fixed.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015
  4. makmoud98

    makmoud98 You are already DEAD Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Tester

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    just get rid of the damn thing, its literally worthless, you know what server you're joining you dont need the game to tell you after you've already joined
     
  5. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    I do not disagree.
     
  6. Sky_Captain_Bjorn

    Sky_Captain_Bjorn Drill Rusher

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    Definitely a worthwhile fix. Very small but also very noticeable. Awesome :)
     
  7. makmoud98

    makmoud98 You are already DEAD Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Tester

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    I guess that's a fair point, I didn't think about that much. Although, you can already see what server you are on and the game mode you're playing if you press tab. ShowGamemode.as is kill
     
  8. Potatobird

    Potatobird Bison Rider Forum Moderator Mapping Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    Maybe it's good for simple join, but it should definitely be removed from tdm, or at least changed. It's a total pain in the ass when the action starts that quickly.
     
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  9. ShnitzelKiller

    ShnitzelKiller Haxor

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    How can redundant information blocking crucial information be beneficial to anybody, least of all newbies?

    I'd like to add that the resupply timer doesn't even always show up, adding to the confusion.
     
  10. makmoud98

    makmoud98 You are already DEAD Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Tester

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    The resupply timer doesn't show up until you get your first material drop.(which is a bug)
     
  11. ShnitzelKiller

    ShnitzelKiller Haxor

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    Hah, and there's a second box that blocks the flag status as well. They really chose the best spots to put redundant information about what server you're on.
     
  12. Fernegulus

    Fernegulus Bison Rider

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    uhm why is the debate even taking place

    press tab?
     
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  13. PhTechCube

    PhTechCube Retarded Warlord

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    I agree you would already know what your joining why tell us again. I believe its pointless just a mass to fill up space...
     
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