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Author Topic: Increase battle map area/size, especially in larger fleet battles  (Read 287 times)

Helldiver

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Currently, the game supports some variety in the size of fleet battles, but even though the area/size of the battle map changes accordingly, it is still small, especially in larger battles, resulting in a very crowded space without much space for large maneuvers such as flanking wide with multiple ships. I am not talking about the "hugging bounds" issue, rather the overall lack of maneuvering space for any battle bigger than a small skirmish.

Honestly, it often feels like the ships are fighting in a small bathtub.

Increasing the map size/area at certain battle size thresholds would help a lot, and it doesn't seem like this would present a technical limitation as the battle map area is already dynamic and larger map areas don't affect performance (thanks to maps being just invisible bounds over an image backdrop of cosmos with a handful of objects thrown in).

If the developer dislikes having a larger fields of battle as the default for some reason, then adding an option for players to increase relative battle map size would be the alternative.
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