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Old 09-06-2011, 06:24 AM   #1
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Default Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGER


TBH its hard for me to see the hero icon minimap because the dots are too small and Xs are almost nonexistent (I'm 20/20, not colorblind, normal eye. 20 inch monitor)

What do you think if we increase the size into something like this (look at minimap, blue's icon in the middle)

Compare old (left image) vs new (right image).

I can see the blue icon on the right much better than the old one

IT'S LIKE TYPING IN CAPSLOCK YOU CANT MISS IT
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:27 AM   #2
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T-Up, I really had to search the first hero icon. The second one is WC3 standart and easy to see.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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Im playin on 30x25cm monitor,and i don;t have any problem with current dots o,O.
OT: T-up.Its make easier for newbes to learn map awareness.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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T-Up.
But don't forget, the beta-dots are smaller so that you don't have so many problems with overlapping. But I think they are just far too small. I'm really afraid that this will reduce my map awareness as well...
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:18 AM   #7
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Its not really that hard to locate.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:07 PM   #9
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I can't see any icon >_< ....
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #10
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #11
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we cant say yet how it will look if we actualy play it. but for me, what we saw in the stream, it was a bit to small..

when i play dota i watch 90% of the time minimap.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #12
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Its not really that hard to locate.
Wrong.

Okay, try to find all players on the minimap of the first screenshot!
They should all be visible at first view. But I don't even find them within 10 seconds
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:54 PM   #13
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Lets just make the dots have the hero's portrait on them,like LoL.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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Sorry but T-down. Watch a replay from the INT in HD and the Hero minimap dots are very easy to see
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #15
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Im playin on 30x25cm monitor,and i don;t have any problem with current dots o,O.
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Its not really that hard to locate.
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Sorry but T-down. Watch a replay from the INT in HD and the Hero minimap dots are very easy to see
not sure if serious...


I can see NOTHING on that small thing (sure it's called minimap, but seriously?)

when you are playing and you are about to jump into a teamfight/gank someone/etc. you have less then a second to check the minimap (ok you can spend secouds checking the minimap but in this case you are doomed)
just a single look on the minimap and back into the "main screen"

also, towers, creeps are small as hell (dots)

and when there is no "danger" I watch the minimap very often
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #16
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Its not really that hard to locate.
True, it's not really that hard. But still they are quite small and harder to see, which requires more effort to notice which hero is which and where etc. I look at minimap every 0.5s updating heroes position so distinguishable dots are very important.

It might be just another case of "get used to" but I just feel the dots are too small and there's no harm in making it a bit bigger.

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Sorry but T-down. Watch a replay from the INT in HD and the Hero minimap dots are very easy to see
That is in HD with 1080x resolution, print screen.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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as long as u can fade the minimap to black :/
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:32 PM   #18
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Yeah must be bigger
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:46 PM   #19
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I've actually gotten used to it but I agree that maybe a ring around the circle (for sent) and maybe a bigger cross (for scourge) would be better if the majority feels so.

Besides, anything that reduces effort without actually affecting the original gameplay is good.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #20
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I agree, the dots could be a little bigger than the actual ones.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:50 AM   #21
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Lets just make the dots have the hero's portrait on them,like LoL.
I kinda like the minimap in LoL. At least Dota 2 should use different icons for towers and buidlings, so there are less dots on the map. It's not like it has to be the way it is right now because of some skill or gameplay reason, it was a technical limitation by Warcraft 3.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:49 AM   #22
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Looks like they changed the minimap a bit. Hero icons are now bigger, and also the other icons stand out more.

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Old 09-17-2011, 10:56 AM   #23
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Obligatory change, but I think it'd be best to wait until the beta is more public and they can introduce a DOTA 2 Beta forum -- a lot of these problems will be fixed in due time.
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It wouldn't affect me really.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #25
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I actually prefer smaller dots that have more constrasting colors. Easier to tell who's where even in messy teamfights with just a glance.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:11 PM   #26
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Lets just make the dots have the hero's portrait on them,like LoL.
YES!

I really don't see why any1 would disagree with this.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:10 AM   #27
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