Poll on Fog of War change

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Should we change to show order history maps in FoW?

1. Yes, add the order history maps to Fog of War games
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87%
2. No, keep things as they are - don't show history maps for previous turns in FoW
10
13%
 
Total votes : 76

Poll on Fog of War change

Postby super_dipsy » 30 Dec 2018, 17:37

Following a recent Suggestions thread, there is a proposal to maintain order history maps for previous years in Fog of War games. The disussion thread is here https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=59069. Briefly, when this has come up before there has been a feeling that FoW is supposed to be hard, and if you want histories you need to keep them yourself. But it may well be that time has moved on and the preference now is to make them available in the Order History as they are for non-fog games.

So this is your chance to vote! Should we change or not?
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby Zubb » 31 Dec 2018, 01:04

I would prefer to save myself some bookkeeping. I don’t see how mandatory bookkeeping makes the game any better.
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby Woolgie » 31 Dec 2018, 12:57

I’ve voted yes.

I just want to add a clarification that ought to be obvious to FoW players but none the less, this change will only affect the duration that information is visible - I.e. permanently allowing players to view previous turn’s maps - it will not provide any new information that is not already at some point available in each game.
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby Jack007 » 31 Dec 2018, 16:50

Every player must see another set of history maps.
That blows the data base up, I guess.
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby The Tibetan Blackbird » 31 Dec 2018, 16:58

Yes but how to I get my vote registered?
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby The Tibetan Blackbird » 31 Dec 2018, 17:00

Done! Clever stuff.
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby SimonMH » 01 Jan 2019, 18:23

Could this not be a game option? FoW with/without history.

Then Everyone is happy.
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby super_dipsy » 01 Jan 2019, 18:39

SimonMH wrote:Could this not be a game option? FoW with/without history.

Then Everyone is happy.

I know that sounds on the face of it the fair way to move forward. But the trouble is every time we add options for having/not having something, we make it harder to fill games because there are too many choices. And anyway, at this point it looks pretty overwhelming that people want the history :)
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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby Groo » 03 Jan 2019, 10:54

Zubb wrote:I would prefer to save myself some bookkeeping. I don’t see how mandatory bookkeeping makes the game any better.

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Re: Poll on Fog of War change

Postby NJLonghorn » 09 Jan 2019, 00:57

When does the poll close? Is there still time for me to continue stuffing the ballot box? :D
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