Make spotting available through hotkey

Discussion in 'Implemented' started by Fooshi, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    I thought about this earlier and realised how big of an impact this could actually have.

    Suggestion is: Make a "Spot" feature in the control options, so that it is already bound / can be bound to a key, rather than going through console with "bind x "emp_menu_quickcmd someshit"". This way, people will be able to use spot a lot faster WITHOUT the hazzle of going through the voice menu and binding it in console, which I know is unknown for many potential players out there.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Idea was that if we ever revamped the spotting system (we want to) then we'd bind it to Q by default, given no-one uses that for the default quickswapping.
     
  3. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    I rebound q to my mic because its right there.
     
  4. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    and who cares where youve bound your shit to?
     
  5. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    That is a silly question baby flasche. Obviously I do, or I would not have stated it.
     
  6. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    So did I actually, but if you're capable of rebinding your mic, then you're capable of rebinding the proposed spotting key.
     
  7. Ikalx

    Ikalx Member

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    I use z for lolz!
     
  8. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    X was free and close enough.

    Isn't binding spotting possible in a fashion similar to squad powers?
     
  9. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven Member

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    Okay, that is all fine and dandy, but you REALLY REALLY need to fix the models on EVERYTHING. to spot/target the NF rax you have to look at its foundation, to spot/target NF Mediums, NF anything you almost have to look at the ground.
     
  10. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    what? That is not true. I have no problem spotting anything quickly without having to look at specific spots.
     
  11. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    Everything works perfectly fine for me. As long as I am aiming at the hitbox, it should spot.
     
  12. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Yeah, I honestly can't say I've had problems with that. I'll try it out either way though.
     
  13. Deadpool

    Deadpool SVETLANNNAAAAAA

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    still a good idea, maybe make squad powers bindable through the controls menu too?
     
  14. Sprayer2708

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    Bind spotting to mwheelup. win.
     
  15. Deadpool

    Deadpool SVETLANNNAAAAAA

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    i used to have it bound to clicking mouse wheel, good times
     
  16. Reznov

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    I thought binding keys was already in consideration?

    bind "mouse1" "fire1; wait 10; say Pew!"
     
  17. Sprayer2708

    Sprayer2708 Member

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    Problems with spotting:
    1) Spotting stuff through terrain/ stuff I'm not even looking at (Happens when I miss other things which I actually wanted to spot)
    2) Spotting cooldown (why do I have to wait 1/2/3 seconds until I can spot again, even If my first spotting order didn't hit the infantry barely in visibility)
    3) Spotting Infantry outside my visibility distance when I want to spot that vf


    Use spotting as often as I do trickster, you will notice those three and many, many more.
     
  18. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    They're minor in comparison with the issue that BloodRaven apparently has. No-one is saying spotting is perfect, but I don't have any problems actually getting stuff to spot. And cooldown is subjective, that's not a problem anyway.
     
  19. Beerdude26

    Beerdude26 OnThink(){ IsDownYet(); }

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    This appears to have already been available from the start: try binding the command "emp_menu_quickcmd 2 0". I'll still have to include it in the controls section.
     
  20. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Yeah people know about this, they just want it available in the controls section, along with squad powers and squad targetting.
     
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