This mod adds 3 features:
*Also useable in WSG (now supports Roof and Roof Ramp)*
Arathi Basin General has three main features:
- A small panel that shows which area each player on your team is in, and how far they are from the respective flag. You can order the player list by class or by their position on the map. Arathi Basin positions are colour-coded so you can see at a glance whether your team is mostly attacking or defending. In Warsong Gulch, various locations are shown - "Flag", "Tunnel", "Ramp" and "Field" etc. An indicator show whether each team member is in combat.
- Arbitrary groups of players can be selected by shift-clicking their names on the panel. A special sort of selection is 'focussing' on a player (left-click). The alpha of other players positions will fade depending on how far they are from the focussed player. This makes it possible to select a player and the two nearest players to him, for example. Control-clicking on a player will focus on a player AND order the player list according to how far they are from him or her. A slash or key-bindable command allows you to select all dead team members, who in WSG will all be in your graveyard. As in a RTS game, you can save and recall different groups.
- Once you have a group of players selected, you can send them (customisable) orders. In AB, there are five buttons corresponding to each of the nodes. Depending on which modifier keys you use, you can order selected players to attack, defend, or help out at a node. You can also do an "incoming" alert. In WSG there are five buttons instructing your selected group to take their flag, defend your flag room or go and find your flag. There are also alerts for when your flag is leaving via the tunnel or the ramp. Alerts are sent to the /bg channel, or when appropriate, can be sent via whispers to each player for a personal touch.
For example, in AB you may have selected Albert, Belinda, Charlie and Duncan, and you want them to attack the lumber mill. Right-clicking on the 'L' button will send the following message to the /bg channel:
Albert, Belinda, Charlie and Duncan, assault the lumber mill
...or if you are in whisper mode it will send a customised message to each player:
(To Albert) Meet with Belinda, Charlie and Duncan, and assault the lumber mill
(To Belinda) Meet with Albert, Charlie and Duncan, and assault the lumber mill
Messages can be customised within the ABGLocalization.lua file and made as forceful or diplomatic as suits your style. It's just like playing an RTS game, except the units might ignore you :-)
NOTE: Left-clicking is used for selecting and focussing on players. Right-clicking is used for issuing commands. This is to avoid accidentally issuing commands.
Please send comments & suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org