Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGER

Discussion in 'DotA Chat' started by mitochy, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. mitochy

    mitochy Well-Known Member

    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
     
  2. Gay_Noob_Host

    Gay_Noob_Host Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    T-Up, I really had to search the first hero icon. The second one is WC3 standart and easy to see.
     
  3. Dragdu

    Dragdu Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    T-UP
     
  4. laikzasve

    laikzasve Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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.
     
  5. Throwback

    Throwback Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    T-up
     
  6. Typhox

    Typhox Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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...
     
  7. FlaMe

    FlaMe Moderator

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    Its not really that hard to locate.
     
  8. Dota2Panda

    Dota2Panda Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    Thumbs up
     
  9. flyfloon

    flyfloon Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    I can't see any icon >_< ....
     
  10. Tkmi

    Tkmi Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    T-upzorz
     
  11. Mizure

    Mizure Banned

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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.
     
  12. Typhox

    Typhox Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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 :(
     
  13. dk14sin14

    dk14sin14 Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    Lets just make the dots have the hero's portrait on them,like LoL.
     
  14. Pablososki14

    Pablososki14 Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    Sorry but T-down. Watch a replay from the INT in HD and the Hero minimap dots are very easy to see
     
  15. Sup3RN0Va

    Sup3RN0Va Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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
     
  16. mitochy

    mitochy Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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.

    That is in HD with 1080x resolution, print screen.
     
  17. MissBlood

    MissBlood Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    as long as u can fade the minimap to black :/
     
  18. system_failure

    system_failure Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    Yeah must be bigger
     
  19. FlaMe

    FlaMe Moderator

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    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.
     
  20. FlyingSteaks

    FlyingSteaks Well-Known Member

    Re: Dota 2 suggestion: Make hero minimap dot BIGGE

    I agree, the dots could be a little bigger than the actual ones.