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RainRain

Improve Death Tab Readability

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The two binary colors makes things a little confusing at times, especially if you don't know how they're set up.
Most groups tend to know who what part of which kingdom on death tabs, but for the situation where that information is (for some reason) decided to be kept secret, I have two suggestions:

First, is simply to color text in a simple pattern: Names, kingdoms and so forth would be colored by their faction colors (Purple HoTS, Red MR, Blue JK) with the rest of everything being normal text. Example:

As this version means the text is the same for everyone, everyone would see it in the following colors:

 

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[XX:XX:XX] JKLover slain by HOTsBoy, MRMan, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] MRMan slain by HOTsBoyHOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] HOTSMAN has claimed Battle Camp Readability for Horde of the Summoned!


Alternatively, to keep the individual kingdom of each player named, simply change the system to be as follows: "Good" events (Friendly captured camps, friendlies killing an enemy, etc.) to be green,  "bad" events (Enemies capturing camps, allies dying to enemies/allies(?) to red, and neutral events (Enemies dying to other enemies or possibly allies dying to allies) as yellow. Example:

As JKlover, the above text would look as follows:
 

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[XX:XX:XX] JKLover slain by HOTsBoy, MRMan, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] MRMan slain by HOTsBoy, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] HOTSMAN has claimed Battle Camp Readability for Horde of the Summoned!


As MRMan, as follows:

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[XX:XX:XX] JKLover slain by HOTsBoy, MRMan, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] MRMan slain by HOTsBoy, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] HOTSMAN has claimed Battle Camp Readability for Horde of the Summoned!


And as either of the HOTS fellas, as follows:
 

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[XX:XX:XX] JKLover slain by HOTsBoy, MRMan, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] MRMan slain by HOTsBoy, HOTSMAN.
[XX:XX:XX] HOTSMAN has claimed Battle Camp Readability for Horde of the Summoned!



I much more prefer the first, and while it gives a lot of information (who's on what faction, namely) it's not exactly like it's information that's hard to get/abuseable anyhow. Most people can either whisper enemies to check their faction, or if they have cross-kingdom PM's enabled they can check /lotime to see if it's set to 300 to know if an enemy is nearby. Organized groups will likely know any relevant names in pvp anyhow, and it just helps to know what's going on when death tab pops out announcing things. But either ways, seeing enemy kingdoms fighting and having it all show up as red can get confusing.

PMK's would either have it set off their template, or maybe have an option to choose one of some pre-selected colors to pick as their death tab color.

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+ idea. need info for 3 kingdom, not only green+red.

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Yes, please. The Deaths tab is a confusing read, especially for newer players.

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+1

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Agree it's confussing :S

 

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Good change, well thought out.  +1

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I don't think anyone would be opposed to this, and we do know coloured chat is possible. It's a nice UI improvement, especially now when everyone's under new names it's hard to figure out who's in which kingdom and all that.

A quick fix to the issue could be to just append someone's kingdom in parantheses behind their names in death tabs.

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smump because simple change that makes a big difference

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