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OFFLINE   BECK

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I would like to request an enhancement to the HUD.   It would be nice to have a visual indicator (maybe the green circle thingie with the exclamation point in it) on the screen while an objective has been captured by another player.   Right now, as far as I know you have to look in the player list to see if someone has something.  Its an extra tap and it sometimes goes unnoticed with all the other noise and chatter that someone actually has the objective.   Think about a map like Frostbite, I know there are times when I didn't realize allies had the docs and I'm totally out of position and they win the map.  

 

I like how right now there is the popup when a dynamite is planted.  It shows the location of the dynamite and it is clear and obvious that an engineer is needed quickly.   I think the same kind of notification would be nice - just a little green popup when someone has an objective.  

 

Now - I'm not sure how this would be handled on maps like Baserace, where both teams can have objective.   Maybe some kind of alternate colors (blue and red) for the icon to show which team has an objective.

 

Well, thanks for the consideration.



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I like the idea, the need to TAB has been a trouble for me too, have had the same feeling, that something has not been right :) Unfortunately I didn't conclude that something should have been changed to improve the situation. Thanks for this feature proposition Beck :)



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What if it was done like below?

 

The same obj indicator as it is now, in the same place, only in different colors (don't mind the images, they are just an example):

1. When allies carry the obj.

objective_allies.png

2. When axis carry the obj.

objective_axis.png

3. You are carrying the obj, team doesn't matter - all is like previously

objective.png

 

Now think of how to handle maps like Baserace.

I don't want to add additional stuff to the HUD when there is already something there that handles the thing, in this case the obj indicator already exists. Let's think how we can use that indicator and that place in the HUD.



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So you're saying there is already an indicator on the screen for objective (not the one in TAB menu)?  I don't recall seeing this, but maybe a screenshot would help?   I like the idea about the colors, but I was thinking more like if I'm playing Axis on Frostbite, and the allies have the documents, everyone on both teams would see the blue indicator on the screen so everyone is aware that allies have the objective.    Take a map like Warbell (axis attack), when axis have the book everyone would see a red icon on the screen.   To me, this request isn't really about knowing when your own team has objective as much as it is about when the other team has objective.   I think it will encourage more team work and awareness of the objectives.    But I appreciate that you are interested in this feature and looking for some way to implement it!  :)



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I understand what you thought while proposing this feature :) The obj  indicator I am referring to is the one that is shown when the player you are playing is carrying the obj.

I also edited the post so that it is more accurate:

http://mygamingtalk....tor/#entry13738



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Okay, yes that sounds about right then.   I just hate when a map ends because the other team has obj and I'm guarding the wrong area or something LOL.   This might help everyone be aware that they need to shift their focus on a map to either protect objectives or protect drop points.  I would LOVE to see this feature in the game :)  Thanks!



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Implemented in the next version.

We finally placed it near the dynamite counters.



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Yay! Can't wait to see this in action. Thanks!



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Welcome :)



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Nice addition indeed! Any improvement to the objective gameplay is going to be very appreciated :)



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A job well done.  Finally got updated to 0.8.2 last night and was able to see this enhancement in action.    Thanks for adding it!



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I know this feature is already in the mod, but I'd like to request a change to it.   I love the way it works for seeing that the enemy has an objective, but why not also show on the screen when your own team has objective?  Can this be added?   I find that I still have to press TAB to see if someone on my team is still carrying objective.  It would certainly help me redirect my focus on escorting or moving to a drop location if it was clear that my team was carrying objective.

Thanks!



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In 0.8.2 the command map was fixed and it should reliably display the objective carriers of the own team. That is not intended as a counter argument for the request, but just reminding of the alternative for the TAB key.






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