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Offline popeye

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2020, 08:09:56 AM »
On the other hand, a newb will get to see some of his first 'single kills' in lights, before he is able to land two.
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2020, 08:17:26 AM »
I like it!  :aok

and if you don't like it you can turn it off
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2020, 08:17:34 AM »
It sure keeps the country channel generals quiet.  :D
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Offline dbh

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2020, 09:27:51 AM »
and if you don't like it you can turn it off

The Newb cannot turn off what all others can see, and he knows it.

Offline BuckShot

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2020, 10:08:21 AM »
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.

« Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 10:51:53 AM by BuckShot »
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Offline redcatcherb412

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2020, 11:41:39 AM »
It could well further discourage newbies, those who have not $invested$ in the top notch hardware, and so forth to know that their every failure against the 20+ year "experts" who play most every day for hours will be on display every time. And we all know that newbies and non-experts get killed a *lot*. Is this really what we want? Drive away the newbies? Isn't just getting killed a lot frustrating enough? Now we rub salt in wound...
On the other hand, it also shows the 2 week newbie killing the 20yr expert.
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Offline Volron

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2020, 12:01:31 PM »
Do you mean combat trim? You can check your manual trim positions by looking at your instruments... . You know, finer nuances of the game... .


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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2020, 12:04:22 PM »
I havent had a chance to fly yet since this has been turned on ( a few more hours to go! WooHoo!) but Im looking forward to seeing it. This is how it was years ago as well as in Air Warrior. I looking forward to it just for the nostalgic point of view.

I think Hitech should run it a week or two and then put a vote up in the "message of the day" thing and have everyone vote ya or nay as they log in.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2020, 12:24:09 PM »
I think a vote would be good.

Not sure if I really like this. Sort of defeats the purpose of landing your kills and everyone admiring your landed kills.

Not sure It should say how many kills the person has acquired every time they shoot a player down.

It's going to give away players by telling everyone who just killed your friendly. I think may open the door to ganging players because they know who it is now. Kind of gives away the stealth aspect now that everyone knows it's you.

Perhaps the system messages should be in a smaller box at the top of your screen for player kills if this is going to stand. While I understand you can do that manually. No one is going to know how unless they come to the boards and very few come to the boards.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2020, 12:37:54 PM »
It makes for entertaining reading on those lonely resupply flights.    :D
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2020, 01:06:07 PM »
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Offline diaster

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2020, 01:08:32 PM »
Do you mean combat trim? You can check your manual trim positions by looking at your instruments... . You know, finer nuances of the game... ..

Are you just trolling or seriously don’t get it? I will spell it out for you then. Two things, 1st The message window acts as a mini-hud. The less you have to look down, the better, basic in real world cockpit management! You know finer nuances of combat n all. 2nd, the window is great source of intell but if it scrolls hella fast, you miss it.  I won’t get into it but so and so landing x damage or kills or cv such and such was just moved, tells me a lot more than so and so killed somebody and now has his second kill etc. it has been years, I mean a lot of years since this was system was used? No real complaints from me however, I for one, simply don’t see the need
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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2020, 01:22:37 PM »
also things like combat trim have a readily available display in all the cockpits already, in my image above below the two text boxes there is a green light and a red light.
the green is combat trim, the red autopilot.
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Offline DmonSlyr

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »
I didnt even know about this right click stuff with the messages box. Didnt even know you could change the font size. Wow.

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Re: Do not underestimate the power of name in lights.
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2020, 01:48:11 PM »
also things like combat trim have a readily available display in all the cockpits already, in my image above below the two text boxes there is a green light and a red light.
the green is combat trim, the red autopilot.

Works well unless you are colour blind.