Map Laser Turret Color Red

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Map Laser Turret Color Red

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It has irritated me several times when I see something red on the minimap. Why is the laser turret red, so the color of an enemy? I recommend using a different color besides red.
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I don’t think it is a real problem. There are plenty of mods that change map colors and it is easy to verify whether or not a laser is an enemy by waiting a second or two to see whether or not it moves/causes an alarm.
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NotRexButCaesar wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 9:33 pm
I don’t think it is a real problem. There are plenty of mods that change map colors and it is easy to verify whether or not a laser is an enemy by waiting a second or two to see whether or not it moves/causes an alarm.
Red is the enemy color. What do I care if there are mods for it. I don't want to see any enemies on the minimap.

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XaLpHa89, I suggest you to tell us, which color the laser-turret should have. And for this service I guarantee you a longer discussion about why that color isn’t useful. :)
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Re: Map Laser Turret Color Red

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It is a minor issue but yes, it is practically the same color as enemies.

Just make it bright yellow (but maybe not orange since the flamethrower has that), or pink, or a more broken red, add in some blue tint... almost anything is better. Whatever generic player entity color would be better too, rather that than "looks exactly like enemy" color. Even no color would arguably be better and that's a very extreme example.

It's "easy to verify" anything by checking, but the point of the map is to provide that info without zooming in to check and as much as possible do so already at a glance.

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Re: Map Laser Turret Color Red

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If it is going to be changed, I would make it green.

From the players view:
Green = protective
red = dangerous

But, ... Wube probably feels that all weapons are dangerous, which I fully support. Therefore, not dropping the educational responsibility and keeping turrets red on the map is ok to me as well. ;)

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One potential problem with that: both grass and trees are already green.
Not to say green is a bad color for lasers.

Personally, I would prefer laser turrets, gun turrets, and flamethrower turrets to be all the same color because in my mind these defensive structures all serve the same purpose.

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Re: Map Laser Turret Color Red

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QGamer wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:56 am
Personally, I would prefer laser turrets, gun turrets, and flamethrower turrets to be all the same color because in my mind these defensive structures all serve the same purpose.
That would make walls much less interesting to look at from the map.
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