From: Derby, England
This was something I brought up a couple of years ago and hopefully you can add it into the next title.
Pretty simple gripe I had mainly with COTA as for me, it was a battle I knew little to nothing about. Front end interface, when selecting battles without going through the text files it was very difficult to figure out how each battle linked from one to the next and what the timeline was. When selecting a scenario, it would be great if they were displayed on a map of the entire theatre, showing the location and time of the battle in relation to the other scenarios. This way you could give the player a guide as to the scenario they are playing and how it actually fits into the bigger picture of the entire battle. I found myself enjoying the COTA scenarios but having no clue as to how or why I was fighting them in the grand scheme of things.
I hope you understand my point and it kind of makes sense! Im downloading BftB as I type
We came very close to developing code to implement this, so it may be a possibility for next time. Here's an example of what the graphic for "Race for Bastogne" would have looked like when you selected it on the scenario menu:
Yes thats very similar to what I was thinking of, but with nodes on the map, so when u hovered over them it highlighted the battle in the scenarios list (or visa versa). I hope it makes it into the next game! Sounds like there is a high possiblity it will if you already started some code on it Nice one.
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