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Offline Redmarkus4

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Re: Wish list
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 01:58:38 PM »
I just spotted this thread, so I'm pasting in a few points I made to Budd in the MODS thread:

My thoughts so far (bearing in mind the fact that I'm an old RGW and AGW player):

- The UI is a bit clicky, I agree. It feels as though I always need to make one click more than I'd expect. A couple of ideas for streamlining:
  1. When I decide to attack a hex, maybe all available attacking units should be selected by default, with the attack type automatically set as 'Normal' (since that's presumably, um... normal). Then before committing, I can deselect units as needed and change the attack type if I wish. That would cut out about half my clicks for the phase.
  2. Instead of clicking a hex during the Move phase and then selecting the unit, perhaps a single click should auto-select the top unit in the stack and a double-click should select the whole stack. Given the mouse-over feature (which is great) the only reason for clicking the hex is to select the units, so why click twice?
  3. When I select a unit for move to exploit, all possible moves should be shown from the outset, rather than just those available in part one of the move. It would reduce the number of clicks and also prevent me from having to guess about what moves I might be able to make.

- Air units. I would like to be able to EITHER target a hex OR target an area; for interdiction for example. Targeting a hex could have an immediate effect in the Deploy phase, as now, while targeting an area would affect the CRT during the combat phase. Just a thought, given that close air support is generally called in after contact is made and not before.

- Naval units. As above; target a hex immediately or provide support operations along a section of coast during the combat phase.

- The map.
  1. I really hope the mod described here gets made. If I understand it correctly, every BMP image will need to be redrawn individually. I might give this a try at some point if nobody else does, but right now I'm very busy with work. In any case, my standard of artwork isn't as good as the samples shown here...
  2. I'd really love a shaded hex option to show which hexes are still enemy controlled, as in WitE. It's hard to judge what risks I'm taking at present, as shown in the image. How strong is my ZOC by the way? I've yet to find out.

- The AI.
  1. I played the tutorials and the Poland 1939 scenario. The AI seems quite good and it certainly doesn't just flee to the far side of the map like some I could name!
  2. I have seen a couple of examples of AI units retreating away from friendly lines and into the rear of attacking units, which is disconcerting. I wonder if the code can be adjusted so that AI units either retreat towards their supply source or higher HQ, or stand still/surrender when defeated?

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Re: Wish list
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2017, 12:42:48 AM »
Request for next patch.
Hex Coordinates on: remains on until toggled off.
When I review reports and the map jumps or references the hex co-ords, it would be great if I did not have to toggle them back on every time I change zoom or the map jumps.
Should be an easy code tweak to check toggle status when refreshing a map.
please!

Offline gwgardner

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Re: Wish list
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2018, 05:39:53 PM »
So many great suggestions in this thread.  At this time I'll just chime in on the 'clickfest' UI.  Any reduction of clicking should be implemented, such as the suggestions by Redmarkus4.  Adding to what he said, for locked operations such as 'dig-in,' clicking on a hex with left button should do the dig-in for the top unit, right click to cycle the units in the hex to get to the one for dig-in.


- The UI is a bit clicky, I agree. It feels as though I always need to make one click more than I'd expect. A couple of ideas for streamlining:
  1. When I decide to attack a hex, maybe all available attacking units should be selected by default, with the attack type automatically set as 'Normal' (since that's presumably, um... normal). Then before committing, I can deselect units as needed and change the attack type if I wish. That would cut out about half my clicks for the phase.
  2. Instead of clicking a hex during the Move phase and then selecting the unit, perhaps a single click should auto-select the top unit in the stack and a double-click should select the whole stack. Given the mouse-over feature (which is great) the only reason for clicking the hex is to select the units, so why click twice?
  3. When I select a unit for move to exploit, all possible moves should be shown from the outset, rather than just those available in part one of the move. It would reduce the number of clicks and also prevent me from having to guess about what moves I might be able to make.


Offline Christolos

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Re: Wish list
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2018, 05:06:26 PM »
My wish list items:

1) I would like to see artillery units afforded a more important roll befitting an operational level war game.

If anyone is interested in my perspective re artillery, see my post (and related posts/discussions that can be found in it) here: http://dogsofwarvu.com/forum/index.php/topic,3089.msg12079.html#msg12079

My general feeling is that artillery is somewhat underrated in terms of what could otherwise be an interesting added value effect in the context of combined arms...

2) I would like to see the ability of the AI to choose different attack modes. If this is too difficult to implement, then perhaps a change to the combat results table, together with getting rid of the different attack mode choices, as a simple solution, could be implemented to circumvent the issue.

I have to also say that I haven't given up on this great game...but I have put it on hold while I wait to see what Ron will come up with to improve it in terms of artillery effects and the ability of the AI to choose different attack modes. If you are interested on my perspective on this, see: http://dogsofwarvu.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=193

Cheers,

C

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Re: Wish list
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2018, 03:33:41 AM »
Appreciate all of the suggestions.  Obvious that I can't include all of them in v1.0.11, but will study and pick some of them for this version.  I want to get v1.0.11 out for Christmas.

Thanks,
Ron