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Poll: Minimap Pinging (43 members have cast votes)

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Should there be an option to disable seeing/receiving minimap pings?

  1. Yes (14 votes [32.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.56%

  2. No (29 votes [67.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.44%

Should there be a limit on the number of times a player can ping the minimap in a certain period of time?

  1. Yes (40 votes [93.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 93.02%

  2. No (3 votes [6.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.98%

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turbomagnus #1 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 16:49

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Recently, I've noticed that one of the frustration trigger sources in the game is the ability to ping the minimap, clicking on a square to cause it to flash and an 'Attention to!' message to be generated in chat. This seems to be a problem because people will either repeatedly ping the minimap numerous times, causing a distraction and flooding the chat box, or ping it and then not explain why which leaves teammates in the pinged box confused as to what's going on, and it causes other players to become frustrated with the pinger, creating friction within teams.

 

Does anyone have any ideas how pinging could be adjusted to provide a better experience for everyone? If you have something besides the poll options, please, feel free to put them out there.



Kliphie #2 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 16:53

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There's are mods that limit ping spam, it's included in Aslain's.  https://wgmods.net/46/

Waarheid #3 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 17:18

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in the chat pane left-click he pinger's name and hit the red x. 

Tao_Te_Tomato #4 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 17:33

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View PostKliphie, on Sep 18 2019 - 16:53, said:

There's are mods that limit ping spam, it's included in Aslain's.  https://wgmods.net/46/

 

One of the best, since the safeshot ones are no longer needed.



SkunkButt #5 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 17:55

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Actually, there should be no function to disable pings... from or receiving.
There *should,* however, be a function to limit how often we see pings from a particular source.  1x per 10s, 30s, 60s.  And once a player's vehicle is destroyed they should be limited to one ping per 10s.

Chtholly_Seniorious #6 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 19:32

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There is a mod to block spam pinging works like a dream

Darkbee2Bee #7 Posted Sep 18 2019 - 20:02

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A 5th grader could program this in Scratch during a study hall period.   I've been wanting limits on the pings for years but WG doesn't care or are just completely incompetent.  This shouldn't need a mod, just like garage filters shouldn't have needed a mod.




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