Nescio Posted February 21, 2020 Report Share Posted February 21, 2020 19 hours ago, Genava55 said: I have a few questions about how you would like quick visual identification of the units. What do you think about the shield shape evolving according to the experience (basic, advanced, elite)? Initially I made suggestion with the shape changing accordingly but I think now it is not necessarily a good idea. I am thinking to propose something more restrictive on the shield shape for each unit. For example a Gallic Spearman using only oval and tall shields, Gallic Skirmisher using only square and medium shields and Gallic Swordsman using hexagonal and tall shields. Maybe we could simply use shield bosses, capes, helmets and adornments to distinguish the experienced units. For the Britons, shield decoration and tattooes can be an additional way to distinguish the experienced units. Easily identifying units with a single glance is a complex problem with no straightforward solution. Moreover, things that work when zoomed in (e.g. the “Rank icon above status bars” option) are not that effective when zoomed out. I think for most players it's more important to know the unit class (e.g. spearman or swordsman) than it is to know the rank (e.g. advanced or elite). Reserving certain shield shapes for certain units could help. Changing the shield shapes when units promote is not a good idea. I agree higher ranks could get fancier clothes, body paintings, helmets, and shield patterns, as is also done for units of other factions. For capes there is no clear consistency; e.g. the athen cavalry javelinists (b/a/e) all have capes, but the athen cavalry swordsmen (b/a/e) don't; the mace cavalry javelinists and spearmen don't have capes, but their spart equivalents do. For the Celts specifically, how common was body armour? Currently the basic and advanced cavalry javelinists have a naked torso, but the elite is clad in chainmail. Also, the basic brit and gaul infantry slinger and cavalry javelinist lack player colour (@wackyserious). 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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