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MotoSoul
12-19-2015, 06:03 PM
Improved User Interface for Terrorist Hunt

The current instance of the user interface for selecting which game modes you want to play within Terrorist Hunt is incomplete and cumbersome. I believe it has a lot of room available for improvement. My suggestion is the following:

The current sub menu’s need to be created after selecting Terrorist Hunt/Difficulty.

1: Tactical Operations – This mode would function exactly as the current system does. It would be a mixed rotation of all modes and maps within Terrorist Hunt. It is still fully effected by the “Matchmaking Preferences” options.

2: Terrorist Hunt Classic – This mode will only rotate through straight “Terrorist Hunt Classic” game mode maps. There should be map selection options for “Random” and then a list of all of the maps. The rotation of maps afterwards would follow the existing logic based on the “Map Preferences” set in the players options.

3: Extract Hostage - This mode will only rotate through straight “Extract Hostage” game mode maps. There should be map selection options for “Random” and then a list of all of the maps. The rotation of maps afterwards would follow the existing logic based on the “Map Preferences” set in the players options.

4: Protect Hostage - This mode will only rotate through straight “Protect Hostage” game mode maps. There should be map selection options for “Random” and then a list of all of the maps. The rotation of maps afterwards would follow the existing logic based on the “Map Preferences” set in the players options.

5: Disarm Bomb - This mode will only rotate through straight “Disarm Bomb” game mode maps. There should be map selection options for “Random” and then a list of all of the maps. The rotation of maps afterwards would follow the existing logic based on the “Map Preferences” set in the players options.

In addition to these game modes there should be a quick button selection for getting into the Matchmaking Preferences. For example on Xbox you could have the “X” button bring you directly into the “Matchmaking Preference” menu. A step further would be to have this menu be brought up already half scrolled down to the Terrorist hunt specific options. I believe this would vastly improve how players can select how they wish to play the game. This style could also be applied to how the Team Death Match Modes are selected as well.

Loadout Options within Character selection in between rounds:

A secondary improvement would be to allow players to drop into each Operators “Loadout” menu while in between rounds. I can understand not having the purchase new operators in between rounds as the video’s would take more time then the player has and they would not be able to select the options fast enough.

The simple menu’s would work as they currently do with the player being able to scroll left and right within each weapon/slot to select which to choose. Then they should be able to hit a button to bring up the “Loadout” for that particular item when they are hovered over it. There are many times where an entire party has to drop back to the main menu (which still doesn’t work not breaking up the group) for a single person to add a silencer or something small. It would help the game flow if players could do this in between rounds.