Map mini class icons

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phaeton
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Map mini class icons

Postby phaeton » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:55 pm

When we ping 11 other players we cant really say who is where (eg if FSS camp thalim or running to mission).
Would it be possible - and if it wont ruin any game concept - to have really mini icon for classes, which would be visible instead of current white circle?

Lets say mini cogwheel for engineer, cross for medic and so on.
I know map is small for such big area, so icons would be really as small as possible.
While in FT we would see 3 icon of FT-members, and while pressed "ping-all", all other icon would be visible for lets say 2 secs, or permanently with linked fire teams.

Pros:
- It may help with orientation on map, especially for new members which (as me when i started) feel alone, with noone around and nowhere to be found - after they will manage to join FT ofc.
- Faster access to positions of players. Experienced players can see in moment that newbro is still on old mission location, and call him. Thalim defenders can see who is defending what etc. And if i do FT with my newbro friend, he can follow me easily, and i can keep track of his movement.

Cons:
Veterans may be used to "hard" map with no help.

I was thinking about minions as well, but i think it would cause mess on map, unless only minies could be pinged alone, or player can specify in UI settings what he want to see.

Znimu
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Re: Map mini class icons

Postby Znimu » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:14 pm

Not a bad idea, but would need an icon idea for each MOS.

phaeton
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Re: Map mini class icons

Postby phaeton » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:45 pm

Ok, I will think about some. I am lame with any picture making, so at least ideas or rough concept.

Rifleman - simple bullet
Auto -
Medic - Cross
Phoenix - winged cross
Sdm - gun sight
Javelin - rocket
Ghost - running siluette
Proto - cpu icon
Reaper -
Engineer - cogwheel
Sfaat - whistle/barracs icon?
Platooner - trumpet?
Grenadier - grenade
FSS - two or three warship cannons?
Cavalier -
Aligator - propeller
Walker - walker foot print/frontal wiev of his gun?
Cyborg - terminator head/helmet?
Flamer - flame icon

I will try to add some pictures for better imagination and think of missing ones

edit: Throwed all icon ideas into on picture since we can upload only 6 pictures. Forgive quallity, maybe poor choices, but they are only samples.
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sXe
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Re: Map mini class icons

Postby sXe » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:53 am

phaeton wrote:Ok, I will think about some. I am lame with any picture making, so at least ideas or rough concept.

Rifleman - simple bullet
Auto -
Medic - Cross
Phoenix - winged cross
Sdm - gun sight
Javelin - rocket
Ghost - running siluette
Proto - cpu icon
Reaper -
Engineer - cogwheel
Sfaat - whistle/barracs icon?
Platooner - trumpet?
Grenadier - grenade
FSS - two or three warship cannons?
Cavalier -
Aligator - propeller
Walker - walker foot print/frontal wiev of his gun?
Cyborg - terminator head/helmet?
Flamer - flame icon

I will try to add some pictures for better imagination and think of missing ones


Auto - 3 bullets/bullet belt
Cav - binoculars or twin sabers(as in US army)
Reaper - jetpack

Ghost- could use his eye goggles as icon.
SFAAT- could use shield, since it's Security Force Assistance Advisor Team.
FSS- could use twin cannons or fist with lightning in it (would be better to use fist in case if Cav will be with twin sabers)
Plat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platoon_leader
Cyborg- could use something like commando patch, btw Cyber Commando name would suit him perfectly

phaeton
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Re: Map mini class icons

Postby phaeton » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Excellent ideas sXe, great.

Uploading icons i had in mind.

kisonator
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Re: Map mini class icons

Postby kisonator » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 pm

I will support the topic, the minimap is not very informative, the suggested icons need a test, I also suggest making a more extensive visible area for the team mates in the fiery team (not complete, but not just the character as it is now)


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