Spectator Update

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Spectator Update

Postby HexZyle » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:11 am

So there are quite a few things I think spectators could benefit from

In-world Chat graphics
Above bunnies heads would appear any chat lines that they have said (in green by default) as well as whispered text. (even if the spectator is out of range) Only the last message sent from that bunny would be displayed, as chat-stacks are ugly

Additionally, when a bunny is speaking through microphone chat, place a speaker icon above their heads too.

Shortcut Keys
The number keys used for the buy menu could be recycled to teleport to different locations. i.e:
1 - View the whole map (default)
2 - View the game through Robo's eyes (cycling through them if there's more than one)
3 - Teleport to and cycle through bunnies
4 - Teleport to dropship and back
5 - Teleport to (and cycle through) feed boxes
6 - Teleport to (and cycle through) power plants

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Re: Spectator Update

Postby dez » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:44 pm

Hey Hex,

I def like the hotkey ideas.

some are implemented already though:
- space is dropship/world teleport toggle
- all whispers ARE visible to spectators

I also plan to have a zoom for spectators.

EDIT: added these to the todo list

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Re: Spectator Update

Postby HexZyle » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:27 am

dez wrote:Hey Hex,

I def like the hotkey ideas.

some are implemented already though:
- space is dropship/world teleport toggle
- all whispers ARE visible to spectators

I also plan to have a zoom for spectators.

EDIT: added these to the todo list


I realise that these are already implemented: my suggestion was to add a text graphic hover over the bunny's world model to make it more evident instead of checking a message and looking for that bunny's name on the map. Streamlining gui, that's what this is about.

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Re: Spectator Update

Postby dez » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:36 pm

Interesting idea.

So you suggest swapping out WHO the whisper is coming from for WHERE the whisper is comming from?

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Re: Spectator Update

Postby HexZyle » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:35 am

dez wrote:Interesting idea.

So you suggest swapping out WHO the whisper is coming from for WHERE the whisper is comming from?


Of course, because this is a game about anonymity, you know a person by where they are, not by their name. (which is why people can swap places and cause confusion so easily)

Having one less step between reading a text message and figuring out where it came from makes it far easier for spectators to figure out what is going on in this chaotic game :)

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Re: Spectator Update

Postby dez » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:25 pm

Hmm... I think you are right about this.


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