Nice with ping, but can it be made bigger?

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by warrenkc, July 29, 2014.

  1. warrenkc

    warrenkc Active Member

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    Nice with ping, but can it be made bigger?
  2. FSN1977

    FSN1977 Active Member

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    If a teammate pings , you will get a notification, so no need to increase the size.
  3. liquius

    liquius Well-Known Member

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    How about a pip window pops up showing the ping?
  4. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    If you mouse over any notification (appears at top of screen) you get a PIP tool tip for whatever it was :)
  5. liquius

    liquius Well-Known Member

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    But then you have to mouse over it. :( I find that if I am in the middle of a game, its often too much to mouse over a notification and wait for a pip window to pop up.

    Perhaps I need a UI mod that automatically shows notifications in pip.
  6. jamiem

    jamiem Active Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, ping only works with shared armies.

    Also, you cannot ping before the game starts, which makes it tough for a team to choose starting locations.

    You end up with conversations that go, "I got a good spot near the iceberg on the south pole, no, no, the other iceberg..." etc
  7. metabolical

    metabolical Uber Alumni

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    There's a mode in the pip window to automatically move the view to any notifications.
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  8. FSN1977

    FSN1977 Active Member

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    Well the spawn points have numbers...
  9. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    yeah but that's a good idea.

    one other idea I had was using the scroll wheel on notifications area, and it cycles back through history.

    there are moment where I don't have the time to check out a notification, but I'm curious about it still, and when I'm ready to check it out, it's too late, it's gone. And what sucks is that it's still relevant at that point.
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    Actually if the host has the option to start anywhere, there are no numbers. Also, I don't see any notification of a ping if it is allied armies and not shared.
    Cool tip about this:
    Just I usually have that window closed because it cuts my frame-rate.
  11. EdWood

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    Once more a neat feature I did not know about, just tested it and it is of great help! :)
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  12. websterx01

    websterx01 Post Master General

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    It will reopen if you have it set to show notifications, so you don't have to keep it up the whole game.
  13. Geers

    Geers Post Master General

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    Aren't the spots numbered?
  14. warrenkc

    warrenkc Active Member

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    Actually not necessarily. Commanders have the option to start anywhere (if the host allows it)
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  15. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    I'd like for the ping to always open up PIP, no matter what you set it to. perhaps it could be the notifications pip that it opens by default, to not move your PIP annoyingly.
  16. warrenkc

    warrenkc Active Member

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    I hope they make it so you can use the ping to show your teammates something useful. Right now everyone says they can't see it.

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