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On selection circles and occlusion


AndreaColombo

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Hi,

 

quick question for the devs: Is it possible to bring back per-pixel occlusion on selection circles in the form of a toggable option?

 

I understand the reason why it was removed, as occlusion hid selection circles underneath tall grass, spell fx, etc. and that was absolutely a legitimate concern.

 

However, there are places where having selection circles on top of everything else looks kinda funky, like in this caption I took from Shevek's youtube playthrough of the the backer beta:

 

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Plus I like the idea of selection circles rippling underwater :)

 

That said, I do realize this is super minor and I do not advocate that much time be spent on it, if at all. If it is something that can be easily and quickly turned into a toggable option, that would be rad. If not, that's also totally kewl.

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Personally, I'm a fan of the BG (EE one, I don't know if the original did this) coloured circles for each team member (based on your primary colour). it makes it easier - for me at least - to tell which of my characters are which. Although with the current contrast issues with the background I'm not sure that is a good idea yet.

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Personally, I'm a fan of the BG (EE one, I don't know if the original did this) coloured circles for each team member (based on your primary colour). it makes it easier - for me at least - to tell which of my characters are which. Although with the current contrast issues with the background I'm not sure that is a good idea yet.

I second this one :)
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Although with the current contrast issues with the background I'm not sure that is a good idea yet.

 

I recall there being issues with characters that were almost transparent in the first few builds of the backer beta but that doesn't seem to be the case any longer. What issues are left with contrast? Things look pretty good to me now.

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