Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

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Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

Post by Berserk Cyborg » 12 May 2019, 06:37

I'd think dark tiles encourages a new player to explore and might help to prevent a them from guessing certain things about the map (like where a base is or whatever).

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Re: Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

Post by Forgon » 14 May 2019, 10:37

I don't think that this is a good idea, mostly because the tutorial
  • includes recovery of an artifact, which is much easier for a new user
    if the map is visible
  • would cease to be equally useful for both skirmish and campaign games

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Re: Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

Post by MaNGusT » 14 May 2019, 10:46

as for me, I like when an area is black. Just used to coz other rts games use it.
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Re: Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

Post by Berserk Cyborg » 17 May 2019, 17:57

Forgon wrote:
14 May 2019, 10:37
mostly because the tutorial
  • includes recovery of an artifact, which is much easier for a new user
    if the map is visible
  • would cease to be equally useful for both skirmish and campaign games
Tutorial stays the same (rules.js isn't loaded here so the new script function setRevealStatus() takes no effect).

Another option would be to make this a hard/insane difficulty feature.

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Re: Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

Post by Guardsman Brendo » 22 May 2019, 02:55

I really can't decide on this. I think, for Campaign, it should be a difficulty feature or be modifiable in the settings. For Skirmish, it could be one of the options on the left panel.

Now that I thought about it, in Campaign, you don't have any satellite data to get the terrain from, so it should be black. However, the area around mission objectives within about a 10 tile radius could have the faded(current) version. In skirmish, you can preview the map, and because of this and many reasons, should have at least a basic idea of the map before a game starts. Due to this, it should just be up to the player.
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Re: Should we use dark unexplored tiles again for campaign?

Post by MIH-XTC » 19 Jul 2019, 14:09

definitely black, I was going to look for this setting.

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