AOE-II Feedback for Gate Placement

Gates should be rotated during placement by:

  • moving the gate relative to nearby walls (current system)

    Votes: 8 9.1%
  • the mouse wheel, in addition to the current system

    Votes: 80 90.9%

  • Total voters
    88

Unknownscripter64

Longswordman
May 22, 2011
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#1
Hi! At the moment, when placing a gate (or palisade gate), you must move the gate relative to nearby walls in order to rotate it, which can be awkward and time-consuming in certain positions. If the mouse wheel could also rotate gates during placement, would that be acceptable or too much of a gameplay change? If this fix was made, it wouldn't affect your current mouse wheel hotkeys either. It would only temporarily override them during gate placement (while you're moving around the gate to drop it on the map). Other than that, your mouse wheel hotkeys would work normally. Just collecting feedback :smile:
 
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UnknownCuth

Active Member
May 18, 2014
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#3
Obviously the mousewheel rotating would be a massive improvement I think.

But how would it work for the people who do not have a Mouse3? Just like the current system?
 

Unknownscripter64

Longswordman
May 22, 2011
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#5
Yes, the mouse wheel would just be an extra thing. The existing system would remain as-is, so you'll always be able to move the gate around to get it to rotate near walls.
 
Likes: Cuth

Unknownscripter64

Longswordman
May 22, 2011
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#8
Oh, if this fix was made, it wouldn't even affect your current mouse wheel hotkeys. It would only temporarily override them during gate placement (while you're moving around the gate to drop it on the map). Other than that, your mouse wheel hotkeys would work normally.
 

Germanywattle

Known Member
Bronze Supporter
Jun 14, 2012
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#9
yes please, that would be great
Btw. I also have the mouse wheel for idle vills.
If the current mouse wheel HK would still work and only in case when placing a gate be overwritten by the rotate gate HK that would be great I think.

Edit: Thanks scripter, that's what I was thinking.
 

MexicoSouFire

Well Known Pikeman
Mar 11, 2011
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Mexico
#10
I would love t to see hat addition, its so annoying to waste time building walls to place properly a gate where u need it.
 
Jul 24, 2017
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#16
That's awesome, Thanks for the great work you're doing!
btw will this change be in the next 1.5 beta version or the WK change ?
 

United NationsBrainless

Well-Known Member
Dec 22, 2011
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#21
Obviously the mousewheel rotating would be a massive improvement I think.

But how would it work for the people who do not have a Mouse3? Just like the current system?
you could use the tab key as an alternative. In CAD drawing software hotkeys for this function have been in place for 25 years. I was used to use TAB for this and frustrated about AOC impossibillity to rotate.
And please also fix wall placement (by switching between 0/90 degree walls and 45/135 degree walls)
 

FinlandJeowaypoint

Known Member
Apr 13, 2016
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#22
I can already see in my minds eye the next-gen quickwall-traps with 4 gates surrounding eg. Kings or melee units, when people practice to do perfect squares fast. Maybe it'll bring about a new villager-flanking maneuver 11. Walling in enemy forwards, buildings and vills alike, will become much easier and faster with this I'd think. Not that it already wouldn't be possible to use gates for that, I've just not seen such at least.

Can't really see downsides, .14.
 

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