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Do you prefer 3D or 2D?


2D
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3D
  47% (39)
Both
  31% (26)


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Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/5/2012 3:20:38 PM   
Jason Petho


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What views do you use when you play?

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/5/2012 5:56:39 PM   
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I suspect, as the poll suggests, that most people use both. What might be interesting to find out instead is which they use PRIMARILY. I use both, but 3D primarily. Interesting poll, just trying to be helpful :-)

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/5/2012 6:08:44 PM   
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I use 2-D to check the overall map. See how far units can move and/or fire.
I mostly battle on 3-D.
I guess I would put it at around 25% 2-D and 75% 3-D. Never use the extreme views.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/5/2012 6:09:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: lparkh

I suspect, as the poll suggests, that most people use both. What might be interesting to find out instead is which they use PRIMARILY. I use both, but 3D primarily. Interesting poll, just trying to be helpful :-)


I assumed that primary use was implied by the poll question. I'm apparently the only vote for 2D exclusively. I do use 3D but only infrequently, when I need to check terrain a little more closely.

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tim

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/6/2012 12:35:02 AM   
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I use 2D to look at the entire map and 3D for the fighting.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/6/2012 1:25:37 AM   
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I use 3D all the way for movement and combat. If I want to move fast I use the Fast Human Player Option in 3D.
I also like the extreme zoom out mode in 3D to see the lay of the land.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/6/2012 2:12:10 AM   
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I am with Big Ivan.

I am exclusively 3D.

Although I don't use extreme zoom that much to plan.

I usually just wing it.

Thanx!

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/6/2012 2:36:50 AM   
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I've seen the Hawk "wing attack". 

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/6/2012 3:18:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrRoadrunner

I use 2-D to check the overall map. See how far units can move and/or fire.
I mostly battle on 3-D.
I guess I would put it at around 25% 2-D and 75% 3-D. Never use the extreme views.

RR

I would say this is about the same as I use




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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/10/2012 12:58:47 AM   
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Yeah,

I've seen the Hawk's wing attack too, I think?

At any rate what I saw wasn't for the feint of heart!

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/11/2012 12:45:03 AM   
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Hawk is a prolific player.
He is very good at it too! "Rup rup rup!"

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/11/2012 2:28:11 AM   
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Please stop!

You are are embarassing me.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/14/2012 10:12:56 PM   
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3d75% 2d 25%

I need both as playing without the 2d overview you play blind. The "daily business" goes on in 3D.


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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/17/2012 7:58:22 PM   
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I estimate: 3d normal: 70% 2d normal: 20% 3d zoomout: 10%.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 1/19/2012 2:11:03 PM   
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I use 2D when I want an overall picture of the battle and to fire artillery, 3D when I am close to the enemy or I want to see the cool units.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/22/2012 3:25:13 PM   
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I fight in 3D and use it for most of the game. I use 2D for overall SA/analysis and sometimes to quickly move units that are out of contact.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/22/2012 4:39:04 PM   
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only 2D

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/23/2012 2:48:02 AM   
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Mostly 3D, 2D for overall picture. Used to be only 2d, but really enjoy the more miniatures look now!

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/23/2012 4:08:11 AM   
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2d always. During original setup on a meeting engagement, If I can not see the roads on the opponets side, I will switch to 3D. Need to know where they are entering the map.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/23/2012 11:56:41 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Warhorse

Mostly 3D, 2D for overall picture. Used to be only 2d, but really enjoy the more miniatures look now!


Ditto, I voted 3D look but I play both, 3D for the visual aspect of it, 2D for the overall view.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/25/2012 4:39:18 PM   
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3D I like seeing the vehicles.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/26/2012 2:12:53 PM   
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I'd play 2D but it's too small on modern screen resolutions.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/28/2012 5:23:28 PM   
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I do the combat in 3D, and movement of replacements and placing units in 2D. The 2D mode (maybe for 3D as well) could use another zoom level, as it get's a bit small on current screens.

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RE: Do you prefer 3D or 2D? - 12/30/2012 3:59:01 PM   
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I've really learned to like the zoomed-out 2d view lately to check on the cohesity (sp?) of my troop organization.

It gives a realy nice overview of the battle map, when Highlight organizations is selected and I switch between the various levels of Commanders / HQs.

The battling itself I do almost solely on 3d zoom-in view. Movement often on 3d zoomed-out view.

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