Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?

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Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?

Post by blahblah3502 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:53 am

I just saw the new-look Soviet defense lines for the first time - I totally understand how these can be useful
to some players by standing out a lot more. I personally never had a problem seeing the old look defense lines though,
and unfortunately I think the new look ones stick out as prominently strange and damage the aesthetics and realism (it makes it look like the defense trenches
are each the width of a major river or more) of the otherwise very beautiful map,
which is to me a signature Shenandoah Studio game feature.

I understand the practical usefulness of the new look to some players, but would greatly prefer to play with the old look map.
Is there any chance of making the look of the trenches optional.

Thanks for considering!

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Re: Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?

Post by s_nkarp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:26 am

Unfortunately, options expand combinatorially, increasing testing requirements, chance of bugs, complexity for new players. We really try to avoid them unless truly necessary.

For what it's worth, it took me a little to get used to the new look as well; but now I like them better than the first version.

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Re: Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?

Post by Pat » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:27 pm

It represents what you can see in the image below (an anti-tank ditch as wide as a river near Rzhev ;) ).

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http://www.shenandoah-studio.com/15-pho ... arbarossa/

:D Seriously though, sorry you don't like it. I can't please everyone and if that's the only thing you don't like then I don't think we did too bad. :D
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Re: Can the new-look defense lines graphics be optional?

Post by s_wwalker98 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:52 pm

The new map never bothered me.

After seeing Pat's picture, I actually like the prominent defense lines because it reminds me that I learned something today!

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