A menu allowing players to request specific buildings has probably been suggested many times before, although I could not identify a discussion on the topic. The options would be part of the f menu or a separate menu and would display a message in the chat with a unique colour. (Request) Herbie (A2) wants a Refinery. The commander would see the message in a more vivid colour or perhaps a separate part of the interface. It could also be extended to play a short sound or display a request Icon on the mini map, specifically for the commander. You may consider this feature to be trivial and unnecessary, however, in my opinion, it rectifies several key problems. Separates actual chat conversations from requests. It is much easier to understand a conversation if topics are separated by colour. Makes requests easier to understand. Terms such as Ref and Rax can be confusing. Makes the process faster. I hate typing and binding. Improves Commander awareness. Requests often don't get noticed, even by the best commanders. This comes back to the topic of if engineers should be able to place their own buildings. The consensus seems to be that they shouldn't. This idea attempts to alert the commander of requests rather than relying on them to continually poll the chat.