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Author Topic: Ship Icons on the tactical map  (Read 1038 times)


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Ship Icons on the tactical map
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:03:36 PM »

A small suggestion.  In the tactical map the ship icons are displayed either all facing down (enemy) or up (ally) and two separate arrows, blue and red, denote ship vector and ship orientation.

Instead of two separate arrows, could instead the ship icon be rotated to display either vector or orientation and then only one arrow remain to denote the other?  I'm not sure which I'd prefer... I think probably ship orientation with an arrow for vector.

Currently the up/down orientation seems to be there so you could say quickly 'oh, that ship is an enemy' but we also have orange or green glows to show that which do a better job.  The up/down orientation is sometimes confusing when you're glancing at the map and an enemy ship that is retreating is shown pointing "down".  Often the arrows are hard to read quickly.