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Make it easier to distinguish system chat messages and user chat #16310

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matjaeck opened this Issue Mar 14, 2019 · 10 comments

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matjaeck commented Mar 14, 2019

Recently an increasing number of players mimic system chat messages ("Battlefield Control: Player XY (team z) has disconnected") at game start and unfortunately sometimes other players then leave the game because they didn't notice it was trolling. This would probably not happen if the system chat messages would visually stand out.

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abcdefg30 commented Mar 14, 2019

We could color the player names in their color. (Won't fix it for spectators, though.)

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Punsho commented Mar 15, 2019

They are already coloured but people don't notice. Also one can switch their colour to be close to grey

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abcdefg30 commented Mar 15, 2019

Ops, I figured we didn't since it should be pretty obvious what is what with colors. Are there any suggestions on how to fix this?

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matjaeck commented Mar 15, 2019

Sorry, duplicate of #16231.

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matjaeck commented Mar 15, 2019

Are there any suggestions on how to fix this?

Treat these messages like other debug/status messages and put them in a separate widget. #16148 (comment)

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teinarss commented Mar 19, 2019

Whats your opinion on making these messages yellow? (is defeated should also be yellow) And moved the transient messages to their own window.
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matjaeck commented Mar 19, 2019

Could we

  • remove the "Battlefield Control" Prefix from the messages in the upper left?
  • limit the history in the upper left window to two messages that individually fade out after some seconds?
  • color all system messages in the same color?
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pchote commented Mar 19, 2019

Yellow looks good IMO.

IMO the transient messages should be limited to one line, and be rendered possibly in bold immediately above the chat instead of in a disconnected section.

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