Polling Question - Which play style do you prefer?


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    @general_zod Much better wording. For me, I tend to leave the action tab up and for most maps can determine units by just looking at the map. For maps with small territories or very crowded territories, I actually end up using the battle calc more than the territory tab for seeing the units since I'm usually running calcs anyways.


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    @redrum Hmm. battle calculator shortcut is an interesting way to do it too.


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    @general_zod Considering that there are maps like Feudal Japan and NWO, and Feudal Japan at 50% zoom has still bigger territories than NWO, that is so strongly map dependant I think I'll abstain. I remember that in the old WarClub I made a poll about map preference (like NWO and 270BC and BW vs Feudal Japan and RTW and BW2, to give some examples).


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    @cernel

    The actual map setting is relative to map. I'm just wondering what the preferences are in general.

    It's quite simple, do you prefer to see a wider view of territories in a single screenshot, at the expense of some unit image detail.

    Or do you prefer that unit image detail in exchange for a more narrow view of territories in a single screenshot.

    And of course the territory tab will be used to different degrees depending on the above preference.

    I would say that maximizing map view by use of the minimize tabs is another preference, but that option seems most cumbersome without a hotkey. Which would be a nice addition btw.


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    @general_zod Well, unit detail is nice, but I mostly prefer big territories that can house a good amount of units both to have them at very least 75% at 48x48, and limit overflow. So I guess I'll vote 2 on the account that I definitely don't want keep using the territory tab all the times, whatever the reason.
    I'm actually making a map in which all units are 64x64 at 100%, and wouldn't mind them being bigger.


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    @cernel 64x64 is not even supported well. The units will get cutoff in various unit selections screens in buy, cm, ncm and combat.


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    @cernel Personally I'm all for unit detail. But seeing more unit detail won't improve my game, but a wider view of map territories just might.


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    I use the battle calc to check what units are in a territory if the numbers are large.

    I don't find the tabs very useful. I really wish there was a way to keep a certain tabbed locked while moving units, instead of having the history tab keep reopening. Especially if you are moving around the pacific ocean, you really want a wide view to avoid not seeing enemy units, so its a pain to keep moving to the territory tab.


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    @general_zod Not a big deal, really, 64x64 get cut off a few pixels up and down.
    But definitely the engine doesn't support going much above 64x64, which sucks.
    Actually, playing my map, the main issue of 64x64 is that you have very little space for units in the territory tab, so the territory tab becomes almost useless, as the units are more than can all be displayed in it on screen, thus going out of the territory tab display even before going in overflow, unless you play on a 4k monitor.


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    @cernel But this is also because my map has several stuff that gets written in the territory tab, reducing a lot the space for units.


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    @crazyg

    Yeah bc is nice optional way to see the units since there is a shortcut for it.

    Pacific ww2 maps, where you need to see bombers and fighters that are not only in range but going to be in range in 1 or 2 turns is prime example of wide range view being critical. Add long range techs to the mix and even more so.

    But I honestly use the territory tab less once my eyes adjust to the units of the map. But its still how I scan to confirm units and their numbers.


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    I set the zoom where I can still read the numbers under the unit ( although bombing damage can be hard to read sometimes ) and leave it. I'll scroll around a little but usually click mini map if I have a long ways to go.

    Battle calc is nice because you can scroll, it's pretty slow though. Also lists how many units, Hp's etc... I like to see what the units actually are though. Be nice if territory tab would allow you to scroll too.

    Can usually see enough of what's going on but I pretty much only play the global map.


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    @beelee FYI. You can change the font size of the numbers.


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    @redrum yea thanks. I've messed around with it a bit. Got it pretty much where I like it.


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    @crazyg Based on your comment, not sure you voted for the right one.


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    @redrum
    The problem is the poll answers have two independent statements

    I do played zoomed out, but I don't use the territory tab. Seems I need to start a third party


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    @crazyg I also don't think that your zoom really matters in using or not using the territory tab, unless you really zoom so much that the units are hardly distinguishable (but I don't think anybody does that, unless having a small monitor). That's why I didn't really know what I was voting.
    My vote would rather be "the map should be made so that you can see units very well and rarely need to use the territory tab even when zooming out a bit".
    I surely never zoom so much to make the units not distinguishable anymore, so when I use the territory tab is only for map's placement limits and wild overflows that are not influenced by the zoom I'm using.


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    @crazyg As I read it, the first option is saying "I zoom the map so much I cannot anymore distinguish the units so I need to look at the territory tab".
    If so, that's crazy to me; I can't believe it's winning the poll. So I guess others are intending it differently.


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    If, instead, as @CrazyG is saying, the poll would be just "do you play zoomed out or do you not" that is totally map dependant, in the moment you can go from New World Order to Feudal Japan; Feudal Japan at 50% zoom is still bigger than New World Order.
    I can say my usual zoom in World War II v6 is 75%. But I don't ever need to look at the territory tab, in that map.