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always display player name in beacon #1159

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Gireen commented Feb 24, 2020

independent of team

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illwieckz commented Feb 24, 2020

can you make a screenshot?

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slipher commented Feb 24, 2020

I don't think this information should be available to enemies.

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Gireen commented Feb 24, 2020

@illwieckz 🤔 on the right side
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@slipher why? what tactical benefit does it give to enemys? It is also common for shooters that you can see names of the opponents.

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DolceTriade commented Feb 24, 2020

You can avoid better players.

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illwieckz commented Feb 24, 2020

If I'm right, in your screenshot the opponent's health is disclosed.

If we want to display player information (name, health, weapon…) in beacon, I think it would be better to limit it to team mates.

Unlike usual shooters, Unvanquished is a strategic shooter, and information is a whole battlefield by itself.

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Gireen commented Feb 25, 2020

I mean the beacon text on the right side in this case [B]Gireen.
Normal it would say Food instead. And from the human view it shows the alien class name.

This change would only show the name instead these placeholders.

An other option is to show the name only when seeing the enemy direct with the crosshair instead a beacon with the current position. Like [B]EmperorJack in the image but without health.

Its also common for Tactical Shooters and RTS/FPS mixed games to see the name of enemy players. Like Battlefield, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Renegade, Natural Selection and Savage to name a few.

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slipher commented Feb 27, 2020

Yeah, some other games do this... Like in Counter-Strike, if the enemy is hiding in a cloud of smoke, you can look at the cloud, and if you happen to look directly at the enemy, their presence will be revealed by the appearance of their name, and you can shoot them. I think this is stupid 😛

I also don't favor enabling the strategy of seeing which enemy in a group is the most skilled, and targeting them first.

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DolceTriade commented Feb 29, 2020

I'd prefer we not show the names of the enemy team.

@Gireen Gireen force-pushed the Gireen:player_name branch from 2125abf to bbfbcb4 Mar 1, 2020
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