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Battle [Battle] Start Formation and Map Overview

Are you in favor of this idea?


  • Total voters
    39
  • Poll closed .

Thuncal

Well-Known Member
Summary
Being able to choose which units you want to put where on the battlefield and see a map overview of the battlefield.

Description
It would be nice to see more visible where which unit will start on the battleground. Really often its quiet important. :)

Just rearrange the spots which we fill like I did in the screen.



I'd also like to see a map overview of the battlefield, so I can adjust my units to the terrain and obstacles.

Motivation
It would enhance the tactical aspect of the battles, making battles more dynamic and contributing to how players feel about the battles.

Possible downsides
Would probably take some dev time to rewrite scripts. Other than that, none.
 
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Drialik

Guest
+! for thuncal, ++2 for working out the idea, Thuncal.
Nice avatar by the way. The tree and green notifies that you are an elf.
 

Sherakaja

Active Member
Indeed. I miss the option to re-arrange my troops like, for example, in Heroes of Might and Magic. Somehow the looks of this battle system reminds me of that.
 

ddevil

Guest
+1 ...Good one ... but not sure this will be done as it makes things easier for players and the dev's of elvenar are busy trying to make things harder, harder and complicated :D
 

Drialik

Guest
It is not necessarily easier. It would actually provide better combat depth and flow. Even with Thaphantoms guide it isn't fun. A better interface would result in the wanted tactics like the opening of a chess game. It's all about the beginning, if a person starts good the game will be good.
 

Lauwi

Ex-Team Member
This idea has been forwarded together with the great mock-up!
In the meantime, you could use the Encounters Guide (click) my collegue Goryn linked to earlier. The current start formation is discussed in the first post under the header "Battlefield Units Placement". :)
 

superalexandre9

Guest
It would be nice to see more visible where which unit will start on the battleground. Really often its quiet important. :)

Just rearrange the spots which we fill like I did in the screen.


+1, good idea :)
 

Katzenprinz

Well-Known Member
I would really like to see that one. The coolest solution of course would be if I could decide freely which troop to place where. :cool:
 

Urvalsandal

Well-Known Member
I don't understand why we have to discuss this at all. This should have been implemented a long time ago. Our units are placed onto the battlefield in a dumb order (3-2-4-1-5).
 

Midnightsidhe

Well-Known Member
I usually don't vote in the battle-related polls because, as a pacifist, I can't make an informed decision, but I'm making an exception in this case because this seems like a no-brainer.
 

Horanda

Active Member
Definite 'Yes' vote. Not so much for the order, which can be accomplished by choosing your squads in the right order, but for the map. It only needs to be a thumbnail to be useful.