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Offline mora

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2020, 05:32:33 PM »
Hi there mora <Salute>   What do you mean "open multiple windows" ?  Is there a way to have 2 different text buffer windows open at the same time??
(note: I do know how to have multi tabs of different text buffer types)
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Drag the second tab out of the buffer and a new buffer will open.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2020, 05:38:23 PM »
I like the addition in concept, but not in execution.

What I'd change...

Plane/vehicle type added after the player's name. Just use the shorthand the icons use.

Remove the streak counter. This only inflates the ego of some players and further encourages camping behavior.

Separate instant kill messages from other host messages, including landed kills messages.
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2020, 05:40:45 PM »
Is hitech still giving out a free set of steak knives for those that land the most kills? .... I'm asking for a friend.
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2020, 05:45:59 PM »
I like the addition in concept, but not in execution.

What I'd change...

Plane/vehicle type added after the player's name. Just use the shorthand the icons use.

Remove the streak counter. This only inflates the ego of some players and further encourages camping behavior.

Separate instant kill messages from other host messages, including landed kills messages.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2020, 05:46:39 PM »
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Drag the second tab out of the buffer and a new buffer will open.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2020, 06:09:23 PM »
BTW the tab stuff is at least 20 years old.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2020, 07:12:25 PM »
Is hitech still giving out a free set of steak knives for those that land the most kills? .... I'm asking for a friend.


Hah!

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2020, 07:39:45 PM »
The current setup is obnoxious.

If you change system messages to another tab you have to click to that tab just to see pertinent information like:

Base captures
LANDED kills: friend, self, and foe.
Object destruction
CV maneuvers
Dot commands

Even if you switch system messages to another tab it's hard to glean pertinent info from the x killed x spam. It all blends in.

If you're  going to keep it like this, please make separate check boxes for the different system message types.

If you can't do that, please make each system message type a different color.

If you can't do those, please switch it back to the way it was before kill spam.

So if it is useful to you... leave it in game. If you do not like it... take it out of the game. LOL
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2020, 07:49:56 PM »
I turned kill messages on in the melee arena. They had been turned off do to buffer flooding when we had +400 people in an arena.

My suspension is it will have a significant game play impact.

HiTech

Great idea!   For Gv'ers we have not seen battles like these in years. The enthusiasm and laughter is like the good old days  Make AH addicting again. I hope it has the same effect for the fighter pilots and bombers. IMHO

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2020, 07:55:07 PM »
While I enjoy landing a few kills every now and then... I'm not keen on broadcasting exactly how many times I truly die :neener: now my name will be up there allot more than I hoped :bhead

It was good to see my buddy Airjer in lights again,  even though maybe he was not to happy about it.  :D  I think I had 14 and Tyfoo got at least 20.  :rofl

On the next map it just might be the other way around. Glad your back Scotty.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2020, 08:23:45 PM »
Again, isn't there a way to disable the kill messages but keep the DT command/what damage you just did data intact? This two tab system is awkward, especially when you're busy trying to survive bad guys.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2020, 09:45:15 PM »
Before it used to give the kill message and what the person was in

"X shot down Y in a jeep"
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #87 on: February 15, 2020, 10:05:55 PM »
Before it used to give the kill message and what the person was in

"X shot down Y in a jeep"

Yup, and the squad association.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #88 on: February 15, 2020, 10:25:34 PM »
I turned kill messages on in the melee arena. They had been turned off do to buffer flooding when we had +400 people in an arena.

My suspension is it will have a significant game play impact.

HiTech

I don't post on here often, This garbage needs to go !!
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2020, 12:19:42 AM »
  I think it's embarrassing for everyone to see how many times I get killed.   :bolt: