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Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 18:39:51


ChrisCMU 
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I am not sure why this even exists (it is not hard to hit "next"), but it can be super annoying. You can move from deploy to attack/transfer to commit without clicking the button, and accidentally submit your orders. Of course it requires deployment first (if you have any income, some templates you may not), but it can still happen.

I just don't understand why those hotkeys exist at all. To me they are only potential for mistakes and offer no benefit.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 18:47:04


Richard Sharpe 
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No thanks. That is how I do all my turns, via the hotkeys. It is rare that I bother using the buttons.

If anything you could seek a new setting that allows users to disable them but you should never advocate for the removal of functionality.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 18:49:02

DanWL 
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Keep them! It makes it tonnes faster to play. It's difficult to commit in time with 5 min boot and no hotkeys.
Edit: I play from browser, and it saves me about 1 min per turn; it adds up quite quickly.

Edited 5/20/2015 19:23:58
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 19:10:27


QueefBalls
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If I'm playing on the desktop, I actually find the hotkeys to be much faster than clicking.

I've definitely committed when I didn't want to that way though. Maybe we could have the option to turn them off, like you can do with card dialogue or begin click?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 19:42:16


Judeburger 
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There are hotkeys?!?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 19:54:46


QueefBalls
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A - move forward step

Q - move back a step

Z - commit
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 19:55:21


[NL] Prince Zuko
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I play this game for a couple of months now and i didn't know there were hotkeys either
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 20:14:22


Beren • apex 
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I always use the hotkeys. Really the only time when there's a risk of committing accidentally is during deployment, since you're essentially automatically in the submit phase. 'Z' doesn't do anything unless you've left the deployment and attack phases, so I don't really see the problem.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 20:38:20


ChrisCMU 
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"A - move forward step

Q - move back a step

Z - commit"

How can it possibly save a minute Dan? I guess I don't understand. We are talking about 3 mouse clicks in a turn (unless you need to alter orders), that takes what...5 seconds total, max?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 20:48:12

DanWL 
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It's now a natural habit for me to use hotkeys, so it would take 55 secs more. ☺
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 20:49:56

DanWL 
Level 62
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Hotkeys are optional anyway, so there's no need to remove them, only disable them, if you don't like them.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 20:50:23

Hennns
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This saves me so much time, the ability to swiftly adjust deploys when you attack (can also be done by pressing CTRL) and so on is so nice. There is no reason to remove a feature that makes a game more efficient; I can understand making an option to disable hotkeys, but honestly can't you just not press them (no offense)?

Also, they're especially useful when playing multiple rt games with short boot. Without it, I'd be unable to play as good since I'd waste time simple switching phase and then in turn end up with less time to think.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 20:54:52


ChrisCMU 
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Well, sure...I would take an option. That is a no brainer. But what if they cannot make it an option?

The reason I have an issue with them is sometimes I might click chat or PM, but for some reason it does not put the cursor in the chat box, so if I type those letters it can skip ahead. If that happens to be after I deployed, I could commit without even doing my moves. It doesn't happen often, but it has moved on me a half dozen times and I happen to have caught it before hitting Z (thankfully that is not an often used letter).

Moral of the story, this should be an option so nobody commits without wanting to.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 21:31:24


pip
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I use hotkeys all the time, and it's annoying when you accidentally press z :)
But an option to disable them would be nice. Or even custom hotkeys?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 21:34:55

[PHD] JiaLak
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I need my hotkeys. Please don't get rid of them.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 21:58:41


Richard Sharpe 
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Chris, why would it not be possible to make it an option?

Alternately, a good option would be to allow each user to map their own hotkeys, thus minimizing the risk of accidental use for those who dislike them.

Edited 5/20/2015 22:08:59
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 22:02:07


MightySpeck (a Koala) 
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Why not just make a setting to turn it off and on?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 22:09:55


Nex
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Edited 5/21/2015 00:52:26
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 22:18:35


Mudderducker 
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I've never hit a hotkey on warlight, I don't plan to. Even in real time, because I never think anyway. Neither do they bother me one bit.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 23:10:37

linberson 
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@Chris: you could change your keyboard settings to DE (Germany), Y and Z then switch places. Hard to hit it accidentally then.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 23:30:39


Richard Sharpe 
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Even better linberson, he should remove the a and z keys from his keyboard and disable their circuits to make absolutely certain he can't accidentally hit them!
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/20/2015 23:31:44


Mercer 
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I can safely say we are not getting rid of HotKeys. In fact, we will make it easier to understand Hot Keys in the next few updates. This feature has been on the roadmap for a while and I agree that it might have been hard to know what HotKeys exist, so there is an update coming for this.

If you commit by accident, try and modify orders. Or try not to hit random keys. :)
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 00:35:09


Des {TJC}
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I'd honestly rather see an option to disable them. I've honestly tried using the hot keys but they've never really worked. They've always made it so my turns are longer than they should be.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 02:36:08


ChrisCMU 
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Then how about fixing the cursor not going into the chat window?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 03:55:43

sr1ram
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Hotkeys are absolutely crucial on big maps towards the late game, they really save me a lot of time (playing on browser).
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 07:34:51


Thomas 633
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how about switching them to 1,2 and 3? That would get them out of the way for most writing.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 13:38:13


Pooncrew 
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A. How does it take you a full 5 minutes to complete a turn?

B. How do you accidentally hit the Z key?
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 14:11:57

DanWL 
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how about switching them to 1,2 and 3?

I prefer a, a, z, or, if needed, q somewhere in-between.
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 14:36:10


ps 
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never bothered me with the chat issue chriscmu is mentioning.

don't really use them on normal play either, but i guess i probably should. would avoid some extra clicks.

Edited 5/21/2015 14:37:20
Request - remove hotkeys for submitting orders: 5/21/2015 14:40:26


QueefBalls
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Whoever suggested we be able to map our own is right on the money.
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