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2 player: show all actions taken

Postby wva » Mon May 26, 2014 11:50 pm

The interface only shows the last action take by a player. In multiplayer, this makes a lot of sense, but in 2 player it would be nice to see all actions taken so far in that round.
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Re: 2 player: show all actions taken

Postby ChrisGibbs » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 am

Yeah good idea, this should be possible - what if the list of actions by a player was shown as a tooltip over the particular player's role selection box? (Any other suggestions for where to show such a list?)
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Re: 2 player: show all actions taken

Postby wva » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:39 pm

I would just have 3 "current role" trays in the top left corner of the island; it is not like there is too little screen space. If you don't want to use more screen space, you can use the little role icons and prepend those to the tray, something like

[P][B][ ][Builder ]

A little mock of three trays per island at http://i.imgur.com/H6pMorc.png

Having this context makes it easy to see who did what, how far the round it, and who will be governor next turn (very important in 2p for the back to back production+trade/ship combo)
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Re: 2 player: show all actions taken

Postby ChrisGibbs » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:52 am

Interesting idea - note that there is an extra invisible gap under Cash / VP that shows the net change when appropriate, with the CPU Hard island in that screenshot would those net change indicators encroach too much on the buildings below it?

Your role icon idea could work well, with the role bonus being removed from the right hand side to make room for the icons on the left.

Another possibility is to use the 5 extra tools boxes, with one role icon per box, starting from the right and working leftwards. It's quite rare that a player has more than 1 or 2 tools in there permanently (i.e. not including the ones allocated at the start of the Equipper phase).
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