Well damn, I'm not expert enough in the field of strategy games to notice this. That is indeed creepy. Personally the only units I love to rename are my ships. It bothers me when several ships of the same class have the same name; and I feel more attached to ships that have fancy names I gave them myself.Andy2012 wrote:See, I never used the renaming option here or in Panzercorps. I've seen people do it and obsess about that and naming their units 'Totenkopf', 'Viking', 'Leibstandarte' and so on (all notorious Nazi fanatic units with a large roster of warcrimes). This has always creeped me out.
I see, but I still wouldn't like two units of the same class to be too far apart from each other. What would be the point of having several unit classes then? I would like better to have more different units that I deliberately purchased to have a diverse army, rather than several units of the same type (say, three US infantry 43) that I have modified during the campaign.Andy2012 wrote:My idea is that self-improvement motivates us all (it should, at least) and hunting and gathering is one of our human instincts. Improving your core with new weapons and maybe improving your commanders with more powerful effects over the course of the campaign can increase immersion. You are still controlling a large army, they are just more customized. And you can again ponder and obsess which upgrades to get to your commanders.
But it comes down to personal preference anyway; the devs will do what they feel best.