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    Hello, I was wanting to know how many people use their mini map when deciding on what part of the map needs to be captured (if they have not been given a direct order). Also, could more people provide voice comm intel to other team members when enemy life forms show on the mini map. For example if I am on one side of the map and I see a fade or ono icon show up near a group of teammates I say "incoming fade to triad". If I see 2 skulks on the mini map chomping a node I provide that intel so that a single marine does not get pwned.

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    Re: mini map

    I use the minimap religiously, both to assist myself and to assist others. Despite that, I have been saved by Yack's warnings in the past.

    I use the minimap for everything.. how far behind me are my teammates in the train; do we still have C12? How many opposition forces are in the hive? how many nodes do we have? Is the lerk with the onos?

    The minimap is SO powerful.

    Use it.
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    • #3
      Re: mini map

      I don't use the full screen minimap, although I probably should. I use the small minimap at the bottom of the screen all the time.

      I guess I am ususally following orders and not ramboing or whatever, so I haven't really found it to be a problem.

      Could I help the team more if I did? I'm sure.

      edit: that and, I've never seen an avatar that fit a personality bettern than Yack's choice. :D :D
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      • #4
        Re: mini map

        It seems I have my minimap on more than half the time. Checking the minimap has saved my a$$ countless times. I wonder if I could get a semi-transparent one that I could leave on all the time...
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        • #5
          Re: mini map

          The mini map gives you information out on the battlefield wihtout asking your commander. It is very powerful when you use that information becuase it allows you to react to situations much faster.

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          • #6
            Re: mini map

            Originally posted by T_BEAR
            it allows you to react to situations much faster.
            And, to touch on a topic of recent interest, much more QUIETLY (a la voicecomm).
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            • #7
              Re: mini map

              if we have MT up and im gaurding a marine building a node i only look at the c-map.. not only in my position but the rest of the map. much more useful

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              • #8
                Re: mini map

                I'm always viewing the minimap to look for nodes/enemies. Rather than asking comm what to do, just consider "find nodes. get nodes. kill nodes." a standing order at all times.

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                • #9
                  Re: mini map

                  No one uses the map enough :( It makes the baby jesus cry to see people ask "Do we have <insert something CLEARLY visible from the map here> still".

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                  • #10
                    Re: mini map

                    Originally posted by TheAdj`
                    No one uses the map enough :( It makes the baby jesus cry to see people ask "Do we have <insert something CLEARLY visible from the map here> still".
                    There were 7 unique users who responded to Yack's question. 5 of them said they used the minimap. Of the other 2, one of them (yourself) didn't directly answer the question.

                    So, I think it's fair to say that, given the current responses, on this server, most people use the minimap. I don't think it's fair to say, given the current responses, that "no one uses the map enough".

                    For the record, I use the minimap religiously.
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                    • #11
                      Re: mini map

                      I also use it religiously, though it's more of the "My parents are making me go to Minimap; I'd rather be skateboarding" kind of religious-ness.
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                      • #12
                        Re: mini map

                        I generalize instead of pointing people out specifically, it's nicer to say "no one does ..." than "<player1 and 2> aren't doing ...". A majority of players don't use the map enough and it shows when they ask questions that are easily answered by using them map. You could (correctly) imply that I use the map to see how the game is progessing often, in fact it often leads to my demise and is probably the #2 cause of my lerk deaths (Behind incompetent headlong charges into marines).

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                        • #13
                          Re: mini map

                          And omgwtfggsiege deaths. Don't forget those.

                          Enjoy them while they last.
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                          Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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                          • #14
                            Re: mini map

                            I have the minimap bound to the mousewheel button and I use it all the time. I rarely use the tiny one in the corner though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: mini map

                              I only use the one in the corner when I see aliens incoming with MT/Obs, that way I can track them. I think the map is honestly more useful as aliens than as a marine, as any competent commander can function as a map++ and should be doing so (continually relaying information when needed).

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