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Rey

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Post 15 Sep 2017, 15:58

Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

Hey!

Another old story feature, may be not for everybody, but we were thinking about it about a year ago:
what if we will show stones for watchtower?

Why?
- Watchtower is the only house, where we do not show resources inside.

pros:
- player and ally can see where there is no stones (lack of defence)

cons:
- we can't show that to the enemies, cause it will reduce watchtower defence abilities and make it too easy to pass them.
So we have to either just do not show them, as it is now, or make some other idea.

I've done some simple examples in photoshop year ago, how it could be:

1. Simple one - reuse stone images from house constructing site. Stones are quite big there. Question - how does recruit get stones when he throws them? Magic, for sure

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2. Stones are under a canopy,smaller in size and in a shadow. Same question about how does he get them. Maybe he is fast enought...

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3. Stones are inside building, next to recruit. There is no much space around recruit, so its hard to show stones perfectly. But there is no question how does he throw them. If there is no recrruit stones could be seen a bit better, probably

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Other option could be - put stones similar to the last option, but remove a bit of a fence to the left/right from recruit (remove 1 plank, f.e.), so stones could be bigger and more visible.


These examples are only a sketch with very basic computer art skills, as I have no much of them. They are not going to be in the game, probably, we need better pictures.
So if anybody wants to make it and we agreed to adding them - welcome, as usual.

What do you think, guys ? Any ideas ?
Last edited by Rey on 15 Sep 2017, 16:49, edited 1 time in total.
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Post 15 Sep 2017, 16:21

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

This is only cosmetic changes, but I like it. This make kam more realistic. I like 3rd option.
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Post 15 Sep 2017, 16:38

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

Probably third option would be the best, but I don't like the idea of removing plank from tower. Now it's enough to see that there is "something" in the tower with a glance of an eye, so I think it should be enough.
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Post 15 Sep 2017, 16:53

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

Unfortunally I lost my PS project, that gifs is the only thing I have.
So we will need to make them again, and its ok, because they could be better.
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Post 15 Sep 2017, 17:07

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Sounds good to me! 3. Option would prolly be the best ;)
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Post 15 Sep 2017, 20:38

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

:D wow
vote for where the stones are on the top;) Fit well.
But I prefer to wait until recruits die or send milities :wink:
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Post 16 Sep 2017, 09:50

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

If it's only for allies, then I'd indeed go with option 3.
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Post 16 Sep 2017, 22:48

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Option 3 for sure.
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Post 28 Sep 2017, 12:15

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3rd option is good, because more realistic and we still can see number of stones.
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Post 10 Feb 2018, 01:11

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tower_w_flag.PNG


Watchtower man puts out a flag for each stone he has stored.
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Post 10 Feb 2018, 04:13

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

It doesn't look that great, to be honest. Besides, all buildings in the game that show storage do it by the actual objects. We have some good artwork for this already.
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Post 10 Feb 2018, 06:15

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

cdfbr wrote:
tower_w_flag.PNG


Watchtower man puts out a flag for each stone he has stored.


It looks bad.
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Post 10 Feb 2018, 08:43

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

K@T wrote:It looks bad.

Since it was probably just a way of showing what he meant, imho this doesn't matter nearly as much as what Ben pointed out:

Ben wrote: all buildings in the game that show storage do it by the actual objects


Anyway, imho it would be nice to show these stones to everyone but I agree that it would make the towers easier to pass.
Showing them to the ally only wouldn't be really necessary (in the current beta you can already select allied buildings); also, while it would make sense that the recruit was hiding on purpose the number of stones he has, it wouldn't make sense that he's not hiding them because they're invisible to the enemies anyway.
Because of this, I don't like the idea of showing them only to the allies. :(
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Post 10 Feb 2018, 13:43

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

Yeah it does look bad, It wasen't going to spend all day trying to draw new gfx. I Just wanted to show the idea I had. If someone else can draw something better okay :)

I think the stones should just be placed out front.
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Post 10 Feb 2018, 19:04

Re: Show stones in Watchtower (only for ally)

Esthlos makes an excellent point. Now that we can click inside allied buildings, there is not need for new artwork. Let’s just leave the tower graphics alone, perhaps?
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