Item Shop Menu Hotkeys

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Tobius the Grand

Senior Member

03-04-2011

In other popular games where-in players purchase items regularly (e.g. Counterstrike) making hotkeys to control item purchases makes buying items quicker and more efficient then point and clicking each purchase.

The idea is to setup hotkeys for the shop that allow you to buy items with a few pushes of buttons.

The layout is as follows...

[P] - Opens the Shop Menu (Already Implemented)
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[C] - Open Consumables
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  • [H] - Health Potion
  • [M] - Mana Potion
  • [S] - Sight Ward
  • [V] - Vision Ward
  • [F] - Elixir of Fortitude
  • [A] - Elixir of Agility
  • [B] - Elixir of Brilliance
  • [O] - Oracle's Elixir
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[D] - Open Defense
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  • [A] - Open Armor
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    • [L] - Aegis of the Legion
    • [I] - Atma's Impaler
    • [V] - Chain Vest
    • [C] - Cloth Armor
    • [D] - Doran's Shield
    • [F] - Frozen Heart
    • [G] - Glacial Shroud
    • [A] - Guardian Angel
    • [H] - Heart of Gold
    • [B] - Madred's Bloodrazor
    • [M] - Madred's Razors
    • [N] - Ninja Tabi
    • [R] - Radiun's Omen
    • [S] - Sunfire Cape
    • [T] - Thornmail
    • [W] - Warden's Mail
    • [E] - Wriggle's Latern
    • [Z] - Zhonya's Hourglass
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  • [H] - Open Health
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  • [R] - Open Health Regen
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  • [M] - Open Magic Resist
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[A] - Open Attack
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[M] - Open Movement
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Ect.. Ect...

So if I wanted to buy myself a Heart of Gold I would press
p -> d -> a -> h and it would be in my inventory.

The only problem is that if there are more than 26 items in a category it doesn't work...


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showerhead

Senior Member

03-04-2011

Only problem I see with this is the possibility of key conflicts, such as "W" "E" and "R" in your example above are defaults for summoner skills. Same thing with the numbers on top row, 1-5 are defaults for items. The Function keys are also all taken up with target commands. That leaves the numpad which only has a limited number of keys. If the programmers were to disable these keys while the shop is open, then people would complain about getting ganked while looking in the shop while out on the field because they couldn't use any of their abilities.

I think a similar feature could be implemented, but using the scroll wheel on your mouse to navigate. This is the only way I could see this working. Better to have just a complete overhaul of the shop with search field, custom recommended items, and perhaps clickable filters like in the champion select. There are a whole list of previously requested shop changes you can look at if you want more detailed examples, however, the only response we ever get is that they are interesting ideas and they are looking into it.


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Tobius the Grand

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03-04-2011

@Showerhead - There is no conflict. When you open the shop none of the skill keys have any effect so having them mapped to specific items / menus wouldn't be a problem.


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showerhead

Senior Member

03-05-2011

You are quite right, I found this out yesterday and meant to edit my post but you beat me to it XD

I seem to remember being able to start my powerball while in the shop at one point, oh well.


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Tobius the Grand

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03-06-2011

Bump.


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Tobius the Grand

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03-15-2011

Bump.


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IawI

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03-15-2011

The problem lies within the fact that there are more than 26 items and most items show up in more than one catagory.
So if someone were to try and memorize the items, one couldnt because the items would undoubtedly share the same hotkey. One would have to memorize both the hotkey of the item one wishes to purcahse and the section that hotkey is in.

Edit : To add an example, say Bloodthrister would have the hotkey [B]. Bloodrazer's in your example has [B] as its hotkey in armor. Which one would change if you were to go to the damage tab? Would you be able to remember which one changes in each tab?


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Pijji

Senior Member

03-15-2011

Maybe we could have a list, in game, of the 30 recent bought items

Then you could just click [Recent] and it'd all be there