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UI: Hotkeys

Last post 09-21-2011, 8:05 PM by t31os. 7 replies.
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  •  09-20-2011, 7:19 PM 115713

    UI: Hotkeys

    So I took a look at the new AOE game with the nostalgic feeling filling me up... I like the game, it's cute, new and reminds me of TF2 in some way regard to graphics but what I would like to see in the game (As many SC2 gamers do) is the ability to show hotkeys in the tooltips of the build icon etc.

    It's a hassle to go to the hotkey menu just to see what the hotkey is for a villager or some unit. It would be better to have the hotkeys shown in the tooltops of the icons so that players can learn the hotkeys easiley and as they play.

    Thanks

  •  09-20-2011, 7:29 PM 115720 in reply to 115713

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    +1 million!..

    Key overlay of unit or building icons would be brilliant, i also loathe having to open the options menu or check the handbook just to work out a hotkey, a UI that presented them would prevent any such need and would make things MUCH easier for players to pick up and remember.

     


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  •  09-20-2011, 8:56 PM 115756 in reply to 115720

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    Lol thanks. If you can +1 me then ty... also just an update there are some hotkeys I've noticed like "Farm :(F)" but that's only on a few.
  •  09-20-2011, 11:50 PM 115821 in reply to 115713

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    I have NO idea why they went backwards and undid what has been present since at least AoE2...
  •  09-21-2011, 12:40 AM 115829 in reply to 115821

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    I'd like the hotkeys to be shown too.

     

    I've learnt most of them by now though. The units are simple:

    1st unit: a

    2nd unit: s

    etc,

     

    To build buildings, go by either the first letter, or another letter easily associated with it. (except Fortress: Q)

     

    House: H

    FaAmm: F

    Town Centre: C

    Barracks: B

    Stables: S

    Archery: A

     Armoury: Y

    Storehouse: E

    etc, 


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  •  09-21-2011, 8:36 AM 115989 in reply to 115829

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    I know most of the hotkeys myself, that's not the point though really... You shouldn't need to go read anything to learn what they are(then try to memorize them), if they're presented on the UI you learn as you play and it only takes a glance to see what a given thing's hotkey is.

    I love how they do that in SC2, it makes a world of difference(though i do know, it wasn't originally there, it was patched into the game later).


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  •  09-21-2011, 5:25 PM 116345 in reply to 115713

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    It was a bug that kept them from showing up, as they were previously implemented. They'll be back in a patch.
  •  09-21-2011, 8:05 PM 116502 in reply to 116345

    Re: UI: Hotkeys

    Sounds like great news, thanks for the update Steve.


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