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0024316AI War 2[All Projects] Gameplay IdeaJan 10, 2021 5:14 pm
ReporterBadgerBadgerAssigned Tox4000Bughunter 
Severityminor 
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Product Version2.715 Unload Queuing 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0024316: Better notifications for crippled flagships
DescriptionWhen I play multiplayer, we do a bunch of players controlling a single faction. In general, each player has their own Flagship, while I run overall strategy.

In tonight's session, I saw a number of newer players really confused when their Flagships got crippled. In many cases it wasn't obvious to them why their ships weren't loading, and so they'd sit and wait until I pointed out to them that the flagship was crippled.

The most obvious mechanism would be to queue a log message on the right hand side of the screen, but I suspect true novices won't notice there. Is there some way people can think of to give good feedback for people who are really really new to the game? I suspect a lot of novices struggle with this.
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CRCGamer

Jan 10, 2021 12:10 am

reporter   ~0060262

Stick a wrench icon over crippled flagships and after the part where the mouse over says its crippled just put something like (Needs Repairs!)

BadgerBadger

Jan 10, 2021 2:20 am

manager   ~0060263

The fact that a flagship is crippled is already represented with an icon over the flagship, and I believe the tooltip already indicates that a flagship is crippled. This clearly isn't enough.

BadgerBadger

Jan 10, 2021 5:14 pm

manager   ~0060269

Perhaps a voice line for "The flagship is crippled" could be played or something?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Jan 10, 2021 12:01 am BadgerBadger New Issue
Jan 10, 2021 12:01 am BadgerBadger Status new => assigned
Jan 10, 2021 12:01 am BadgerBadger Assigned To => x4000Bughunter
Jan 10, 2021 12:10 am CRCGamer Note Added: 0060262
Jan 10, 2021 2:20 am BadgerBadger Note Added: 0060263
Jan 10, 2021 5:14 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0060269