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Pattonizer #1 Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:07 PM

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So the thing is, the average WOT players does not customize anything in their game to help themselves with more information. The most crucial thing is the minimap size, by default it's useless. A casual player becomes useless as well because of it. If you don't put it into their face, they will never ever think about to adjust it, or even looking at it sometimes.

The default map size should be big as hell, if someone is annoyed by that, then you can make it smaller by checking the options menu.

This is the size I use, and I would use it even bigger if it really wouldn't cover a whole enemy tank itself. A sad trade-off. Still, my situational awareness was never better, such as my recent performance.


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Homer_J #2 Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:11 PM

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You know most people aren't playing on a 4k screen, right?

 

On a typical laptop you can barely make the minimap any bigger than default.



Pattonizer #3 Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:18 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 25 June 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

You know most people aren't playing on a 4k screen, right?

 

On a typical laptop you can barely make the minimap any bigger than default.

 

I don't really see an issue here, as you can see on my graphics, this is also played on a laptop. It's the ratio to the whole battle screen what matters.

Browarszky #4 Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:52 PM

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At max size I find the minimap slightly distracting. True, it does not obscure the targeting sights, but in outside camera mode if you are aiming to your side while moving you might crash into something a little easier. Otherwise it just feels like it's b locking something. I wish there were a way to adjust the transparency.

Pattonizer #5 Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:56 PM

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View PostBrowarszky, on 25 June 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

At max size I find the minimap slightly distracting.

 

Why? This is what I'm talking about. You find it distracting because you are not using it. If you would look at it, you would not find it distracting. This attitude is the complete thing I'm talking about.
 

View PostBrowarszky, on 25 June 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

 I wish there were a way to adjust the transparency.

There is.

Edited by Pattonizer, 25 June 2018 - 04:00 PM.


Browarszky #6 Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:12 PM

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View PostPattonizer, on 25 June 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

 

Why? This is what I'm talking about. You find it distracting because you are not using it. If you would look at it, you would not find it distracting. This attitude is the complete thing I'm talking about.
 
There is.

 

I am using it, just not 100% of the time. I can't actually aim AND look at it. What I try to do is glance at it in between engagements. And to see and realize how badly my team is doing...

 

Can you adjust it in the vanilla client? Had a look at the settings, all I could find was 'advanced features' tick box.



Enforcer1975 #7 Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:44 PM

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I am also using a maximap....you can always see better what stupid sh*t your team is doing at the moment.

 



Pattonizer #8 Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

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View PostEnforcer1975, on 25 June 2018 - 03:44 PM, said:

I am also using a maximap....you can always see better what stupid sh*t your team is doing at the moment.

 

 

Look, a T37!
A classic ****** in its own habitat. :)

Solstad1069 #9 Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:12 PM

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View PostPattonizer, on 25 June 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

 

Look, a T37!
A classic ****** in its own habitat. :)

 

Ye and i love how people focus on 1 line when its encounter. Do you think 2 enemy tanks capping will make them move :)

Strappster #10 Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:36 PM

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View PostBrowarszky, on 25 June 2018 - 03:12 PM, said:

Can you adjust it in the vanilla client? Had a look at the settings, all I could find was 'advanced features' tick box.

 



Browarszky #11 Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:53 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 25 June 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

 

 

Can't believe I've missed that :facepalm:... cheers! :great: 

Pattonizer #12 Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:02 PM

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View PostSolstad1069, on 25 June 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

 

Ye and i love how people focus on 1 line when its encounter. Do you think 2 enemy tanks capping will make them move :)

 

Can an unstoppable force move an immovable object? We never gonna find out what the holly cow goes on inside those minds..

Edited by Pattonizer, 25 June 2018 - 06:03 PM.


Balc0ra #13 Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:14 PM

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I'm amazed you think having it cover half the screen would make the average WOT player react or notice more. As I suspect size is not the issue. I got a feeling most pressed M back in the early days, and never did notice it was gone. 

Cannes76 #14 Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:43 PM

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Came thinking someone was advocating larger the 1000x1000m maps. Left disappointed...

Browarszky #15 Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:00 PM

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View PostCannes76, on 25 June 2018 - 05:43 PM, said:

Came thinking someone was advocating larger the 1000x1000m maps. Left disappointed...

 

Yeah, I know what you mean...

Pattonizer #16 Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:43 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 25 June 2018 - 05:14 PM, said:

I'm amazed you think having it cover half the screen would make the average WOT player react or notice more. As I suspect size is not the issue. I got a feeling most pressed M back in the early days, and never did notice it was gone. 

 

I do think it would be more outstanding for them, yes.

I'm a cynical man, but I believe in practical incentives. You may deny it, but billboards and advertisements are not for throwing money out of the window. More players would notice before they even realize it.

Enforcer1975 #17 Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:24 PM

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View PostPattonizer, on 25 June 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

 

Look, a T37!
A classic ****** in its own habitat. :)

 

View PostSolstad1069, on 25 June 2018 - 05:12 PM, said:

 

Ye and i love how people focus on 1 line when its encounter. Do you think 2 enemy tanks capping will make them move :)

 

Ikr. In the end i had to fight the O-I, IS-2 and the BP when it finally got there and had to watch out for their tier 6 meds shooting me from the hill.....then arty got me. Looking at the screenshot i now remember which tank i wanted to grind the missing 1% for 6th sense. 

Edited by Enforcer1975, 25 June 2018 - 08:26 PM.


Enforcer1975 #18 Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:27 PM

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View PostCannes76, on 25 June 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

Came thinking someone was advocating larger the 1000x1000m maps. Left disappointed...

 

Even with larger maps you will have pockets like in my screenshot above because WG keeps on making those areas to funnel players through them. And looking at the xvm colors you can clearly see the connection between bots and how they deploy. 

Edited by Enforcer1975, 25 June 2018 - 08:28 PM.


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View PostPattonizer, on 25 June 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

Why? This is what I'm talking about. You find it distracting because you are not using it. If you would look at it, you would not find it distracting. This attitude is the complete thing I'm talking about.

 

Nope, it's distracting because it takes up too much space on the screen making it harder to see what is going on near you.



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View PostHomer_J, on 25 June 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

You know most people aren't playing on a 4k screen, right?

 

On a typical laptop you can barely make the minimap any bigger than default.

 

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