PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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mine goes like:

def down! GET BACK

colours = win.
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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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during the time i've played i've noticed that sine's defense in trouble instant is easiest to spot. but i've also noticed that some people don't even read the instas, just watch the colors. some seem to not even read the chat during a round.

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Care to share Mr. Sine? I don't remember what yours looks like.

I use 3 colors and 3 chats.

Defend! Defend! Defend! Defend!
Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack!
Gank! Gank! Gank! Gank! Gank!

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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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it was just "defense in trouble", default color. ^^


Edit: past tense :)
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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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apparition wrote:Care to share Mr. Sine?
My two main ones are:
defense ok - attack
defense down
I also use some specific commands
for defense and offense
in orange and cyan
(all lower case)

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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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I have 17 team specific chats

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mine are

Defence is losing space
Incoming center attack
Attack / Gank

not that anyone ever listens

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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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gawdzilla wrote:not that anyone ever listens
:( No one loves you.

I've never used the "incoming center attack" message. Does it really help? I always assume that by the time someone reads it, it's too late to do anything about it. I have a good habit of keeping my eyes fixed on the grind the entire time I'm setting up my defense, so I usually know if there is a center attack before my teammates do. But I'm sure some defenders don't even glance, so maybe the message does help? Any others want to comment?

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sinewav wrote:I've never used the "incoming center attack" message. Does it really help? I always assume that by the time someone reads it, it's too late to do anything about it. I have a good habit of keeping my eyes fixed on the grind the entire time I'm setting up my defense, so I usually know if there is a center attack before my teammates do. But I'm sure some defenders don't even glance, so maybe the message does help? Any others want to comment?
I think it's useful when you say it before it happens. Like when you leave center wide open and it's a pretty sure thing that the enemy player is coming (or at least he can easily do it). But yeah, defenders should try to spot center attacks as soon as they start.
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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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what madmax said

if I fail to close center then I can usually tell if someone's gonna center my team, it helps a lot because the defender/sweepers have plenty of time to block it

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Ok cool, I'll ask my team if we should require our offense to utilize this. Now that I think of it, there have been times when the center told me specifically to watch for center attacks be cause he had no intention of covering it (in order to launch a center attack himself).

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sinewav wrote:there have been times when the center told me specifically to watch for center attacks be cause he had no intention of covering it (in order to launch a center attack himself).
I recognize that :D

In fact I did it like 75% of the rounds vs Wone..I mean CT.. last ladle semis. :D

Some defenders always keep an eye out, but if the center is calm for 8 rounds, chances are he isn't paying attention anymore. I'm getting one of those instants for myself ^^

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i personally prefer chrisd's "def is dooooooooooooooown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go help deeeeeeeeeeeeeef!!!!!!!!!!!!" in red :D
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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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i usually use def down when the opposite team centers, in the beginning stage of the match, they know from what side the danger is coming anyways.
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Re: PSA: Instant chats in capital letters are less readable

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I have a yellow chat, "caution" that is applicable almost all of the time, and therefore I never think to press it.

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