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Sweeping selection for Multiwinians

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:13 pm
by bert_the_turtle
Here's the idea, borrowed from Pikmin if you so will:
As you hold down the left mouse button to get that circle selection thing to get the attention of a batch of Multiwinians, the selection center currently stays fixed. How about if it instead moved with your mouse pointer? You could then sweep up troops spread across a larger area, for example those you have arranged to storm a turret camp from all directions, or those who spread too far while you were not paying attention.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:14 pm
by shinygerbil
Seconded. \o/

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:44 pm
by Pox
Yes, this would be very handy... and I don't think it breaks the whole micro thing too much. Either way, having to wait 5 seconds to select each circular group makes staging pincer movements hard.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:07 pm
by lorant

Either that, or increasing the maximum size of the selection circle. Huge armies are fun!

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:11 pm
by LLamaBoy
Sounds good to me. Those few little stragglers at the coasts can get mighty annoying at times.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:22 pm
by The GoldFish
How about double left click for the maximum sized selection circle?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:44 pm
by rainingblood
Personally, i don't find the current system that bad... I mean, it's part of the game !

It's like demanding 30-people teams in starcraft, it doesn't make muche sense :lol:

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:16 pm
by shinygerbil
While that is certainly true, I think there is definitely an element of 'feel' here. I have the notion that this would feel somehow very satisfying - it always was in Pikmin. ;)

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:30 am
by JediTim
I absolutely agree, I have problems with the small selection radius all the time, I really hope IV changes it.

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:33 am
by Phevnil
Funny when ever I play the statue game mode I think of pikmin. I hope for sweeping selection as well.