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Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby NettoTakashi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:57 pm

A lot of the time, players will use position numbers instead of names in their Wills. This saves space in the Will (especially important for Trans, who needs to list two people each night), and also makes it clear who you mean, especially if there are two very similar names in-game (I've seen "Miles Edgeworth" and "Miles Edgyworth" in the same game, for instance).
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Spoiler: John Smith
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N1: 7 - Vig/Vet/Maf
N2: 10 - BG/GF/Arso
N3: 12 - oh dear I'm dead

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Another example:
Spoiler: Bob McBobBob
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N1: 4 / 8
N2: 1 / 7 (1 died to Mafia)
N3: 6 / 7


HOWEVER, there is one major problem with using this shortcut: once someone is dead, their name is removed from the list of names on the right, and it's impossible to tell which number corresponds to which dead person. This makes it quite difficult to compare numbered will results with what those people were. In the case of Bob's will above (the second example), you could scroll back in the chatlog and see that "Cleaver Naym" died to Mafia N2, and you can see that the player in position 1 is dead, but you can't say for sure that "Cleaver Naym" was the player in position 1. Without Bob's note that "1 died to Mafia", you lose out on the vital clue that 7 is not Mafia.

I suggest a very simple way of correcting this shortcoming: when a person hits the Graveyard, put their position number before their name.
With this, instead of the Graveyard looking like this:
Spoiler: John Hathorne (Medium)
Cleaver Naym (Cleaned)
Alice Margatroid (BodyGuard)
Racist Name (Mafioso)
Bob McBobBob (Transporter)

...it would look like this:
Spoiler: 5. John Hathorne (Medium)
1. Cleaver Naym (Cleaned)
12. Alice Margatroid (BodyGuard)
7. Racist Name (Mafioso)
9. Bob McBobBob (Transporter)


I welcome comments on this suggestion.

EDIT:
HereThereEverywhere wrote:I would add numbers to chat as well, to prevent confusion there.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby alex1234321 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:15 pm

/support

This would be much more convenient and people using numbers would actually still be able to convey information like they should be able to. It's a minor change, but it's needed.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby HereThereEverywhere » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:56 pm

I would add numbers to chat as well, to prevent confusion there.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Giacomanzo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:02 am

This is actually a very good suggestion! Would make Investigators will much more senseful!
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby TheVinylKnight » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:05 am

I support both the OP and

HereThereEverywhere wrote:I would add numbers to chat as well, to prevent confusion there.


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The pace of ToS is fast. Being able to refer to people by their numbers can expedite how information can be conveyed. Good suggestion, and good add-on to the suggestion.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Seiena » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:25 pm

100% /support. I still type out names because it's just better for conveying information, but sometimes I get my face mauled before I'm done typing and they miss out on something that could save them.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby LRyuzakiL » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:00 pm

This should definitely be implemented into the game. I always use numbers because its much more efficient and because people sometimes have ridiculous names, similar names, etc. With numbers, theres no confusion, except in the graveyard.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Cirque » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:09 am

/support

This really needs to be added. This would make it so people don't have to type full names in wills either. (Thus having the wills more compressed, and having more space to add more information.)
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby HgeanKidNebula » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:10 pm

I almost always use numbers. This needs to happen.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby NopeTooFast » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:20 am

/support
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby NettoTakashi » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:39 pm

I'm glad to see so much support for this, it really is overdue. It's just a shame it's getting buried beneath all the other suggestions that aren't as fleshed out, aren't as helpful, get raised repeatedly in separate topics, or are controversial enough to spark heated debates. I'm leaving a link to this topic in my sig, in the hopes of drawing just a little bit more attention to it.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby ScardyBob » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:08 pm

/support
NettoTakashi wrote:I'm glad to see so much support for this, it really is overdue. It's just a shame it's getting buried beneath all the other suggestions that aren't as fleshed out, aren't as helpful, get raised repeatedly in separate topics, or are controversial enough to spark heated debates. I'm leaving a link to this topic in my sig, in the hopes of drawing just a little bit more attention to it.

Honestly, this should have happened ages ago.

Wherever a players name shows up on the screen, it should have a number next to it (in graveyard, chat, chat log, player list, etc).
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Asvea » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:44 pm

I agree they should add numbers along with their name to make things easier.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby UzayAltay » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:26 am

/support

When there is a Lot of people use Numbers ( includes me ) , it should be definitely added .
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby botahamec » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:31 am

Yeah. They could probably add the numbers to the right side of the graveyard.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Shilster » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:47 pm

/support

Having a Trans will is way too long to write down.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Emberguard » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:47 pm

This would be epic and well needed for slow typers
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Venusupreme » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:45 am

Shilster wrote:/support

Having a Trans will is way too long to write down.


Might be better if trans had limited transportations or was just nerfed in some other way to stop it from being gamebreaking.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Shilster » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:46 am

Venusupreme wrote:
Shilster wrote:/support

Having a Trans will is way too long to write down.


Might be better if trans had limited transportations or was just nerfed in some other way to stop it from being gamebreaking.


Maybe we could make their transports silent.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Venusupreme » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:56 am

Shilster wrote:
Venusupreme wrote:
Shilster wrote:/support

Having a Trans will is way too long to write down.


Might be better if trans had limited transportations or was just nerfed in some other way to stop it from being gamebreaking.


Maybe we could make their transports silent.

I've been advocating that for a while. That's my favorite idea for a Trans nerf.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby Shilster » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:59 am

Venusupreme wrote:
Shilster wrote:
Venusupreme wrote:
Shilster wrote:/support

Having a Trans will is way too long to write down.


Might be better if trans had limited transportations or was just nerfed in some other way to stop it from being gamebreaking.


Maybe we could make their transports silent.

I've been advocating that for a while. That's my favorite idea for a Trans nerf.


But would it nerf it too much? It will be really hard to confirm themselves.
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby lemonader666 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:30 am

Shilster wrote:
Venusupreme wrote:
Shilster wrote:
Venusupreme wrote:
Shilster wrote:/support

Having a Trans will is way too long to write down.


Might be better if trans had limited transportations or was just nerfed in some other way to stop it from being gamebreaking.


Maybe we could make their transports silent.

I've been advocating that for a while. That's my favorite idea for a Trans nerf.


But would it nerf it too much? It will be really hard to confirm themselves.

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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby TrueGuardian32 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:42 am

/support
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby DragoWhooves » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:15 am

I support adding numbers to all places, Graveyard, chatbox, lynches, targets, end lobby, team box, dead chat, lover/rival/VIP box, report box, and anywhere else names show up
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Re: Add numbers to dead people's names

Postby qwertyuiopl » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:46 pm

/support, but this also should be added to the report section. I've seen a lot of spammers have purposely similar names to other players just so they could hopefully get that player falsely reported instead of them.

As others have said, this NEEDS to be added.
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