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Red Eclipse • View topic - [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification
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[Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 10 May 2014 22:32
by acerspyro
Recently I have noticed players not noticing whether they were carrying a flag, and after chats in IRC I came up with the image below. I believe this would improve multiplayer gameplay and resolve some issues such as players mistakenly taking their own flag away from their base, eventually into enemy hands.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 10 May 2014 22:42
by freezurbern
I would really like this change because I have noticed that as the community grows, so do the mistakes of my fellow teammates. (of course, as there's more people playing the game for the first time.) That is why I would like something as crucial as carrying a flag to be more noticable.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 10 May 2014 22:55
by shirepirate
yeah, this couldn't hurt. seems like a good idea

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 10 May 2014 23:02
by subraizada3
Agreed, there have been many times where I've been wondering why everyone is swarming around me only to notice that I was carrying the flag after I am killed.
A bit off topic, but picking up the flag in SVN can be a bit hard. Often I have to walk over it a few times before it picks up.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 10 May 2014 23:17
by acerspyro

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 10 May 2014 23:56
by restcoser
Oh, but please make the notification size/style an option. I know when I'm carrying a flag already if theres just a small icon and i don't need an in the face style notification. Though I suppose for newer players this will be good, some command/variable should change it.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 11 May 2014 01:44
by qreeves
How about I just move the "Holding: [ ] alpha" to the top with "You are holding: [ ] alpha" etc? Seems silly to duplicate it.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 11 May 2014 17:36
by acerspyro

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 02:02
by Smilecythe
Slightly off-topic, but related to the issue I believe. I'm not sure if its just the servers I'm playing at (I'm quite new to RE), but every time something happens to either flag, you hear "Returned", "Captured" or "Secured". It would be very helpful if the announcer was more specific with which team's flag, because the chat box where it is mentioned is very hard to read during the moment of panic, or generally during any moment for new players not accustomed to reading it.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 04:44
by qreeves
Team names and colours are variable, so no. There are at least two other methods of seeing the current state of all flags and this suggestion will probably address half the issue. Anyway, I've accepted this, moving to issue tracker.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 12:40
by freezurbern

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 13:16
by Smilecythe
Variable, as in customizable or a list of team names/colours to pick up? I know I'm oblivious to your past efforts and I don't mean to be rude, but isn't there a slight design flaw in the current presentation of teams? Unless there's game modes with more than 2 teams, then simple "Red team" and "Blue team" would suffice, those are the team colours most of the time anyway, even addressing the gameplay events with distinction such as "Enemy team" or "Ally team" would be better. Clarity of the gameplay announcer in team games takes priority over symbolic features in my opinion.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 13:51
by freezurbern

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 18:19
by acerspyro
Also off-topic, I would like to have a command to remove the "press MOUSE1 to fire" message.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 12 May 2014 18:37
by radiant
And...poof! Now you can have such a command: /shownotices 3

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 13 May 2014 02:40
by Smilecythe

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 13 May 2014 03:52
by qreeves
Any updates to the sounds would require doing them all again from scratch. The original author is no longer active. You need to realise any non-code based idea relies on more factors than just me. There is also the issue of announcement length in game like RE. Time travel a bit and you hear more verbose announcements and riffs, but the multitude of it was trampling over everything else. It was a design decision to keep it short and simple. What you hear is secondary to what you see anyway, and I believe improving visibility of flag status is key.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 22 Jul 2014 19:30
by acerspyro
I felt the need to bump this thread, as I believe that it is important to be able to clearly see whether or not you are holding the flag, and which flag, as people sometimes forget they have the flag, or accidentally pick up the flag while not paying attention to the message that appears during like 3 seconds or so, which might cause us needing to kill the player to then retrieve the flag and score, or then going into the enemy base with the flag without knowing it and getting killed. Make it blink aswell, since animated stuff catches the eye better than static stuff.

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 22 Jul 2014 19:37
by Honno
I sometimes forget I'm holding the flag in a overpopulated map (notably darkness) :/

Re: [Idea] Improved flag-carry HUD notification

PostPosted: 22 Jul 2014 20:50
by freezurbern