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#1 tigeriith

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

A significant part of my printout seems to be alien fleet sightings. It would seem to be better for the player if he had less sightings to scan and the processing cycle if it had less printout to generate.

How would folks feel about not getting a printout for fleets of empires where your relationship is "Total Alliance"? Or, maybe something could be worked out that conditioned the printout to the level of your alliance?

Or how about adding text based on your diplomatic settings against each empire sighted. so an ally would show as "Allied Alien Fleet", and enemy as "Enemy Alien Fleet" and so on. Empires without a diplomatic setting would show as "Unknown Alien Fleet". You could then easily search though your turn for enemies and unknowns.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

I think there is definitely merit to your suggestion, it would be nice if there was a way that made unknown or enemy contacts more obvious then the large number of friendly sightings, I have to admit it is easy to miss when you are getting dozens of hits from maybe one or two neighbours you are working with.

However I think I would still want to see what my allies are running about in or where they are visiting, I think the second idea of additional text would be preferable, it would be easy enough to do a quick search for the txt unknown or enemy in the pdf :)

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

I would love a summary of fleet sightings but I want them all, not just part of them. Total allies can turn on you as well so I want to know about all fleets moving in my area of space.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

Totally off topic but guess that is normal . How do I leave my profile information in my profile but prevent it from appearing under my icon when I post something? Sure it is an easy to find setting but , not easy for me.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

How about adding your diplomatic settings to the fleet sighting? Then you could search your turn for "Total Ally Fleet", "Enemy Fleet", "Unknown Fleet" (for all empires towards whom you have no settings) and so on.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

I'll add my vote for including the diplo status with each sighting.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:57 AM

I think that is a fantastic idea to add a tag to fleet sightings stating the diplo status. As already stated, this would allow for searches. I also like the idea of using bold lettering to ID Enemy, Unknown Alien, etc. Great idea!

But don't take away ally or total ally sightings. I don't want anything to hinder the process of generating fleet sightings. Something like this might just create new areas for bugs. Like when two total allies both have fleets at a location and a third party moves in.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:31 AM

But don't take away ally or total ally sightings. I don't want anything to hinder the process of generating fleet sightings. Something like this might just create new areas for bugs. Like when two total allies both have fleets at a location and a third party moves in.

Ooh, good point.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

Why not have the sightings listed as a separate report like the characters, ship types etc, rather than being buried in the turn response to orders?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Because then it would be harder to make sure sightings are triggering battles when they should.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

Why not have the sightings listed as a separate report like the characters, ship types etc, rather than being buried in the turn response to orders?


and it can be important to know when a fleet moved, not just where it moved.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:39 AM

i think it is fine just the way it is. makes you actually look at all of them. and this game is all about not making mistakes.. sooooo hard not to make mistakes.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

i think it is fine just the way it is. makes you actually look at all of them. and this game is all about not making mistakes.. sooooo hard not to make mistakes.


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