Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets
Here are the first 4 pages of the tutorial on the weather. Let me know what you think of them.
This page says that the Weather zone boundaries are always displayed.
Would it be possible to have a toggle to make it disappear / appear when the player wants it ?
I think it would be a good thing, because, even if the Weather zones boundaries are very important, the player may also wat to see the map with the least clutter possible. Also, if the weather is something else than fine, he could choose to look at the map with weather effects activated, and weather zones boundaries un-activated, which would suffice to convey to him the important information.
This feature would be relatively easy to add. I'll consider it again when I review all the toggle switches and other tools available to the player to customize the player interface.
One of the reasons I like making it permanent is because large sections of the map are in the same weather zone (e.g., from the British Isles to Germany). When playing the game a high zoom levels (5-8) and the weather zone boundaries toggled off, a player may think that he is looking at all one weather zone. That will be true for a lot of the battlefields and not true for others. With the weather zone boundaries always on, players will know that if no weather boundaries are shown, none exist.
Contrast this with rivers (cannot be toggled on and off) and rail lines (can be toggled). Weather zone boundaries are more like the former. When rail lines are toggled off, it is really obvious to the player, since almost no land mass on the map is completely devoid of rail lines.
But this is a tentative decision that I'll review later.
Perfection is an elusive goal.