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Offline HamsterIV

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Ship Names on HUD
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:54:53 pm »
I would like to see ship names as a HUD option. Specifically enemy ship names when we have mark on the enemy ship. I want this more for ease of communication. Instead of telling my gunners to shoot at the lower left gold fish I could call out the ship's name. Also if I am on a team with two ships of the same type I would like to be able to tell them apart. It would also make inter ship communication more fun since it would be easier to use the ships proper name instead of looking it up in the (tab) player list.

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 06:08:15 pm »
Working on it.

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 06:12:34 pm »
Was that already on your to do list or are you implementing fan suggestions?

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 11:05:57 pm »
Was that already on your to do list or are you implementing fan suggestions?

It came up in a meeting, I don't know if it was a fan suggestion or not.  Regardless, it's a good idea.  And yes, if it's good we'll at least add it to the list!

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 01:11:24 am »
Awesome, because this actually came up during a game today when I told my gunner to target the "Ifrit" I got a "huh?".
I tend to memorize the ship names of players long before the player themselves. 

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 03:59:08 am »
Awesome, because this actually came up during a game today when I told my gunner to target the "Ifrit" I got a "huh?".
I tend to memorize the ship names of players long before the player themselves. 

I hope I'll never have to ask my gunner to target Flutey the fluorescent cloudwhale. I'm not sure which one of us would first go overboard laughing :P Thanks for bringing this up and nice to hear it's already being worked on!

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 04:49:31 am »
It will make life easier when gunning, I keep getting told to fire at Will - but which ship is he on?

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 04:50:32 am »
Once this is implemented, I've decided I'm going to call my Squid "Not Will", and my Spire "The Other Will, Not This One"

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 12:42:52 pm »
Time to name my squid "The lower left goldfish"

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 01:46:12 am »
Awesome.

Looking forward to call my ship "LMjslmlmlskq" :D

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 02:16:47 pm »
I was actually just thinking something like this (like...seriously)
But instead of seeing ship names when marked, I was thinking of colour or number coordinated marks...Mark 1, Mark 2, or so on

But I like your idea better.

Awesome.

Looking forward to call my ship "LMjslmlmlskq" :D

...would name my ship "KHAN" after that...
but then I would wonder if people would shout it out when they see it or not...

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OH NO IT'S KHAAAAN!

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Re: Ship Names on HUD
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 01:58:20 am »
Any khan reference gets a salute from me.