Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

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Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby idea2go » 29 Dec 2018, 16:21

I wish the Fog of War did not also erase prior maps when you browse through the moves history. That historical information was known and revealed to me, so making it disappear simply gives an advantage to those who go through the trouble of screen shotting each map as it is shown rather than providing any new additional genune fog.
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Re: Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby Woolgie » 29 Dec 2018, 17:19

I am totally behind this idea. It has already been discussed here last year https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=56538&p=924040&hilit=Fog+war+map#p924040
and there was some objection to it but most seemed to agree it was a good idea.

I don’t why it didn’t get implemented or discussed more. Perhaps now is the time?
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Re: Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby super_dipsy » 29 Dec 2018, 21:21

Be interesting to hear from FoW players. In the past, the argument has been FoW fans believe that it should be hard. They see it as a variant where if you are prepared to put in the effort, you can do better. So the example of histories is a good one, because as you point out if you can be bothered to save the map status each turn, then you have a better view of what has happened (whether that helps or not ;) ).

We could of course change it if that is what players want, but I would want to be pretty sure we aren't going to get torn apart by rabid long-time FoW players :o
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Re: Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby gunboat433 » 30 Dec 2018, 05:13

I play FoW and support the suggested Change of allowing access to previous map history.
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Re: Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby ColonelApricot » 30 Dec 2018, 09:40

super_dipsy wrote: In the past, the argument has been FoW fans believe that it should be hard. They see it as a variant where if you are prepared to put in the effort, you can do better.


Don't worry, it's hard enough without this kind of absurdity. As a rabid FOW fan I find the lack of access to the past maps is just plain silly, as is the argument that "it should be hard". Design the game to be hard by all means, but don't make it hard by imposing petty adminstrative overheads.

Yes it has been raised before, several times. The objections were very few and were outnumbered. It's past time to take action to fix this anomaly.
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Re: Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby Woolgie » 30 Dec 2018, 10:19

I pose a motion that super_dipsy Hold an official poll.
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Re: Fog of War; Cloud of Amnesia

Postby super_dipsy » 30 Dec 2018, 10:29

Woolgie wrote:I pose a motion that super_dipsy Hold an official poll.

Ecellent idea. I will open a new thread so it is clear what is being discussed.
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