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Offline kikimoristan

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globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« on: April 02, 2015, 01:10:15 am »
probably a silly idea but where you have no radar presence globe should be covered by a black transparent fog of war.   unlike regular game you sould be unable to see what's happening anywhere on the map unless you scout. if you have other organizations or many people playing multiplayer on the same globe nobody should see what the others are doing unless they scout.

just an idea.

the difference between current system and fog of war is first visually it looks like the globe is not visible second anything that is not scouted including bases will not be displayed and cannot be selected directly you need to move a ship there until base is in range then target it. formerly scouted ships/bases stay on the map hidden behind fog of war and eventually disappear after 1 month or so..


alternatively you can make similar  fog of war showing as complete blackness  on the battlescape. where your troops don't see the map if they don't have vision of it. and if your troops leave that area blackness (fog of war) returns.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 01:12:19 am by tollworkout »

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Re: globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 01:28:43 am »
Sounds like a horrible idea.

You already can't see things if you have no radar in the area, with the exception of discovered bases (which don't move) and terrain (which doesn't move either).

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Re: globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 03:38:38 am »
you should be able to see the terrain and countries and country names trough the fog as outlines i guess i dunno.

is like you shouldn't be able to see anything going on in areas you have no operatives/spies in.


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Re: globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 03:41:11 am »
You can't see anything going on in countries outside your radar coverage.
All fog of war would do is add large black blotches to the map, really. Every game play element of it is already implemented.

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Re: globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 06:22:31 am »
Agreed. It is assumed you know what earth looks like already so there is no need to visualize it and we already have the radar rings.

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Re: globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 01:12:27 pm »
Its not bad idea, but it is reduntant. It is already there in both scapes. Just it isnt visualised. Radar coverage , and soldier sight range are the fog of war.

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Re: globe fog of war and battlescape fog of war?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 02:53:08 am »
yeah is like you obvs know what the globe looks like but you don't know what's going on. all you can tell is countries, cities and borders and continent outlines that's pretty much it. the fog of war is more like symbolic for you don't see anything. dunno. it is kinda redundant just SFX more than anything .