A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

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A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Dude4Life » 02 Jul 2016, 10:44

Summary (a quick, 2-3 sentence summary):
So, the idea here is that when an engineer is constructing or dismantling something and the action itself requires time to wait and stand still, there would be a small construction icon (two crossed wrenches or something) above the engineer, so others can see that they're building or dismantling something. That would increase efficiency of construction/dismantling and would reduce the amount of shoving the engineers that are trying to (de)construct stuff. Just to clarify, the icon itself wouldn't necessary stop the shoving game mechanic, it just would let people know when they shouldn't shove the engineer trying to construct something. Of course, this icon could only work on engineer classes, because others are not really supposed to do construction anyway.

Benefits (How this will benefit the server and game as a whole):
This small icon would let other players know when exactly they shouldn't shove/move/pull the engineer.

Details (Description of how you think this would work, the benefits, etc):
The icon (like I said before, maybe like two crossed wrenches) would show above an engineer for the duration in which they are doing a timed (de)construction interaction and have to stand still. This should/could work for almost all engineering actions (that need time to complete), eg: girders, walls, barricades, and so on. Now I don't know if it's even possible to add temporary icons above engineers with this code but it would help greatly.

Extra idea : Add in the option to toggle the same icon on/off by player's own choice.

Implementation (Optional, if you have an idea how to implement it): (heavy) coding and some spriting? Afterall, not sure if it's possible to implement it with this code though, just an idea that would help people more.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by jaggaaff » 02 Jul 2016, 11:01

In tg based builds and shit, they have a progress bar above your sprite, only visible to yourself if you're building something.

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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Dude4Life » 02 Jul 2016, 11:02

jaggaaff wrote:In tg based builds and shit, they have a progress bar above your sprite, only visible to yourself if you're building something.
Hm, okay.

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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Toroic » 02 Jul 2016, 11:16

+1, the number of idiots who shove is too high. Perhaps some can see an obvious sign.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Ocnjak20 » 02 Jul 2016, 11:26

+1 Agreed this should be made to avoid salty and angry engineers.

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Post by Monoo » 02 Jul 2016, 12:17

Ocnjak20 wrote:+1 Agreed this should be made to avoid salty and angry engineers.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Warnipple » 02 Jul 2016, 12:33

+1 the only reason why I don't play combat engineer is because after someone moves into my square, I get a strong urge to shoot them.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Jeser » 02 Jul 2016, 13:54

OF-COURSE-FUCKING-YES!!

+100k!

I'm almost at the point when I will just warn one time and shoot people if they shove me after a warning. Please, do this!
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Sailor Dave » 02 Jul 2016, 13:56

+1. Very much yes please. No more shoving.

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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by KingKire » 28 Dec 2016, 11:01

bump. Its been a strong game point that alot of the devs want to reduce UI overlays as much as possible, so instead of an actual icon, i think a really! good substitution would be construction getting a sound clip, such as a rachet wrench or an industrial drill sound.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by TopHatPenguin » 28 Dec 2016, 11:14

KingKire wrote:Its been a strong game point that alot of the devs want to reduce UI overlays as much as possible, so instead of an actual icon, i think a really! good substitution would be construction getting a sound clip, such as a rachet wrench or an industrial drill sound.
This I can get behind and would also love to have in to help with the engineers struggles of building.

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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by apophis775 » 28 Dec 2016, 13:57

We'll look into this, stickied.
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Post by Surrealistik » 28 Dec 2016, 14:43

+1 Yes please. And not just for construction, but repairs as well, such as to a floodlight, etc...
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Butterrobber202 » 04 Jan 2017, 15:40

+1

Please make it so.

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Post by SmithPants » 09 Jan 2017, 06:11

+1 , Because I want. People walk into me all the time, And when I yell at them they just say sorry they didn't realize.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Karmac » 09 Jan 2017, 07:29

+1 had too many marines shove me because they dont want to walk around me and assume I'm just afk. I know there are some people out there who shove engies just for the sake of it however, and that saddens me.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Jeser » 10 Jan 2017, 14:13

Carmac wrote:+1 had too many marines shove me because they dont want to walk around me and assume I'm just afk. I know there are some people out there who shove engies just for the sake of it however, and that saddens me.
Usually, after I yell once: "IF SOMEONE WILL PUSH ME AGAIN, HE WILL BE SHOT" people start going around me.

Still +1, we need this.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Recounted » 15 Jan 2017, 15:03

Dude4Life wrote:Summary (a quick, 2-3 sentence summary):
So, the idea here is that when an engineer is constructing or dismantling something and the action itself requires time to wait and stand still, there would be a small construction icon (two crossed wrenches or something) above the engineer, so others can see that they're building or dismantling something. That would increase efficiency of construction/dismantling and would reduce the amount of shoving the engineers that are trying to (de)construct stuff. Just to clarify, the icon itself wouldn't necessary stop the shoving game mechanic, it just would let people know when they shouldn't shove the engineer trying to construct something. Of course, this icon could only work on engineer classes, because others are not really supposed to do construction anyway.

Benefits (How this will benefit the server and game as a whole):
This small icon would let other players know when exactly they shouldn't shove/move/pull the engineer.

Details (Description of how you think this would work, the benefits, etc):
The icon (like I said before, maybe like two crossed wrenches) would show above an engineer for the duration in which they are doing a timed (de)construction interaction and have to stand still. This should/could work for almost all engineering actions (that need time to complete), eg: girders, walls, barricades, and so on. Now I don't know if it's even possible to add temporary icons above engineers with this code but it would help greatly.

Extra idea : Add in the option to toggle the same icon on/off by player's own choice.

Implementation (Optional, if you have an idea how to implement it): (heavy) coding and some spriting? Afterall, not sure if it's possible to implement it with this code though, just an idea that would help people more.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Sarah_U. » 16 Jan 2017, 09:18

How about you take all of my +1s?
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Post by NoahKirchner » 17 Jan 2017, 17:07

+1

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Post by Thatnewguy01 » 18 Jan 2017, 09:53

Yes lord +1
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Post by Snypehunter007 » 19 Jan 2017, 10:44

+1 for quality of life.
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Re: A temporary icon above engineers that are building something.

Post by Swagile » 19 Jan 2017, 13:27

Tg has a blue loading bar above people who are doing any timed action such as building / tools, but it shows only for the person doing it.

Could use that code but make it show to everyone in view range so people see a loading bar above people to show that they are both building + what the progress is on what they are doing.
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Post by wastedfate » 21 Jan 2017, 20:54

+1 But, please, please, please don't make it visible to Aliens. I'll take having to resort to "accidentally" smacking repeat offenders with the metal sheets and cable coils over having a huge target painted on me any day.
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Post by juliansl » 22 Jan 2017, 03:35

+1 but I agree with wastedfate it mustn't be visible to xenos.

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