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Can we, as a community, eliminate the "Grass" and "Snow" in Alderaan?

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Can we, as a community, eliminate the "Grass" and "Snow" in Alderaan?

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Khoraji
06.20.2012 , 11:08 AM | #11
East and West is the best/easiest way IMO

Like he said, both sides have grass and both have snow. Everyone should know what is meant by now...but why not just use east/west?
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Superawesomerman
06.20.2012 , 11:09 AM | #12
The first time I heard someone say snow, I looked at the mountains. Snow. I looked at my feet. Snow. I looked at the other mountain. Snow. I was confused.

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Hadlis
06.20.2012 , 11:11 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by LeggoMyMuoio View Post
But why do we need to add the extra thought process, especially for newer players who don't know yet. If someone says "go west", I go west. If someone says "grass", I have make the connection that grass is west and I need to go west.
The extra thought process comes into play from the fact that the mini map is backwards and has east on the left side....thats what is *********** this whole process up. I don't have a problem as I just switch it in my head when the say east/left/snow ....which are all the same side
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LukeSaberRattler
06.20.2012 , 11:15 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by LeggoMyMuoio View Post
But why do we need to add the extra thought process, especially for newer players who don't know yet. If someone says "go west", I go west. If someone says "grass", I have make the connection that grass is west and I need to go west.
New players are going to be confused no matter what. Anyone with even a limited amount of situational awareness can understand either East/West or Snow/Grass. Even on Voidstar if someone simply says other side if I look around and see my whole time fighting at my door I can use my head and determine this isn't the side they are referring to. Sure an actual direction is a fraction faster but it isn't game ending.

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Aaroneus
06.20.2012 , 11:18 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Hadlis View Post
The extra thought process comes into play from the fact that the mini map is backwards and has east on the left side....thats what is *********** this whole process up. I don't have a problem as I just switch it in my head when the say east/left/snow ....which are all the same side
East is east, west is west. The minimap is never backwards.
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Mossesman
06.20.2012 , 11:27 AM | #16
This always bugs me aswell. Theres grass and snow on both sides. It just simpler to use west and east
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UGLYMRJ
06.20.2012 , 11:27 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Bewoulff View Post
I'll admit, I don't pay attention to that. I don't care which side has grass or snow. In fact, both have snow and both have grass. I say we go off of the already established and universally understood "north, south, east, west" directions. I can't tell you how many games of Alderaan or Voidstar I've played where people say "right" when if their screen is oriented north they are in fact "left". Or people say grass and I have no idea what they are talking about. The minimap is always oriented north, so this makes it the most accurate way to call directions.
1. I think it's pretty safe to say that grass and snow or both universally understood as well. Also safe to say that more people on this planet recognize grass as being green and snow being white than people that are familiar with a compass or map. (If you don't believe me ask the tribes of south Africa) Novarre Coast excluded since the nodes are actually named by "south. east and west)
2. Right and Left on voidstar are and should be based on direction from spawn and always have been. I have had very little problems with this on my servers.
3. Both of the above are probably easier and quicker for MOST people to recognize as unfortunately many people are not so familiar with it that they can recognize it in split seconds where as EVERYONE IS familiar with their right and left, grass and snow since being a small child.
4. I feel these options are possibly better for the fact that even though in some cases and in some people's opinions they may be less "accurate"... they are however more recognizable and can be computed by the brain faster by most people giving an even quicker reaction time.
5. WHO CARES????

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Bewoulff
06.20.2012 , 11:28 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Aaroneus View Post
East is east, west is west. The minimap is never backwards.
QFT lol

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LancelotOC
06.20.2012 , 11:28 AM | #19
Lawnmower and a snow plow?

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BuckShotSchell
06.20.2012 , 11:29 AM | #20
This whole thread has gone South! Call it what you want. Why not just say left or right side? I usually orient myself from my spawn point anyway so.that works too. Really though is it that important. Just go to the fight!
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