Anyone else in love with Strategic View in Civ 6?

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Strategic View in Civ 6 is

Poll closed Nov 19, 2016.
  1. The best thing ever!

    65.0%
  2. Good, but Civ 5 was better.

    3.8%
  3. Meh.

    27.5%
  4. Horrible!

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  1. sidiust

    sidiust Chieftain

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    Seriously, Strategic View in Civ 6 is the hidden gem that I totally was not expecting.

    In Civs 4 & 5, I found SV to be useful at times, but mostly unnecessary. But in Civ 6, I've spent more time playing the game in strategic view than in the default 3d view. I think this is because:
    • The 2d art is gorgeous
    • It's 100% functionally equivalent to the 3d game (save for a few UI glitches in citizen management)
    • The ability to zoom out further is much more useful for a game like Civ than the ability to zoom in
    • My work laptop, which barely crosses the minimum specs required, slows to a crawl in the 3d game, but can run the game in strategic mode smoothly. It basically makes Civ 6 accessible to millions more users.
    • Honestly, I think Firaxis could just remove the 3D game entirely and launch a Civ Revolutions 3/Civ 6 Mobile for iPad/Android and I would seriously consider buying it.
    Is anyone else pleasantly surprised/absolutely in love with Strategic View? Those of you who played in Civ 5's strategic view, was it as good/better?

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  2. mnf

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    It's really great, although I wish something could be done about the monotone fog of war. It's still hard to essentially read two different color palettes at the same time.
     
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  3. CaiusDrewart

    CaiusDrewart King

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    It looks wonderful except for the fog of war, and hills still being too difficult to pick out.
     
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  4. Japper007

    Japper007 Prince

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    I find the Strategic Map an invaluable tool for finding barb huts that spawn in the fog of war. They really stick out a lot better than in default-o vision.
    I'm slightly colourblind (bad contrast vision) so the sepia map of the default view means I can't differentiate the barb huts from the monochrome blob.

    Otherwise I do not use it much, apart from the times I want a more general overview to make grand strategy decisions.
     
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  5. Cakeathon

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    I play almost exclusively in strategy view. I don't know why they put the camera so close in normal view. Also hills are so hard to see in normal view, I play a warmonger so most of my time is spent moving units around so I need to know where all the hills are at all time.
     
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  6. whyidie

    whyidie Emperor

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    Love strategic view. 5's wasn't bad, but this ones just better. Haven't played on Mactop yet but knowing strategic view is looking good has me optimistic.
     
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  7. Heikki Mustonen

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    I mainly use it to spot pillaged tiles that need repairing after attack/barbarian raid. Those are much easier to spot in strategic view.
     
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  8. Cao Cao Mengde

    Cao Cao Mengde Warlord

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    Honestly, other than the difficult to spot hills, and the lack of cultural distinctions (that's not a big deal I know!) I absolutely LOVE the Civ 6 strategic view!
     
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  9. rkade8583

    rkade8583 Realism Invictus Player

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    With my eyesight, StratView is a must and this is, far and away, the best StratView I've ever seen... no pun intended. They are forgiven for Beyond Earth.
     
  10. cakes

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    yeah citizen management annoys me too but i play in SV since it doesn't cause driver issues lol
     
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  11. V. Soma

    V. Soma long time civ fan

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    Yeah, I play the SV :)

    (now I see my name in English is S. V., so... :mischief:)
     
  12. Light_n_Fluffy

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    I want the option to remove the fog of war like in Civ 5 so I can see what tiles are desert, plains or grassland. Turning on the yield icons to try and deduce them is not as satisfying as actually seeing the tiles.
     
  13. Marvinlegend

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    I play most of the time in strategic view since ~1 week, the only thing I'd like would be a sort of very transparent color filling of my borders to better see where my empire is and where not. But yes it's great!
     
  14. narmox

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    It's awesome, although does anyone else have trouble selecting and using planes in strategic view?
     
  15. ggmoyang

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    Well, fog of war is awful in normal view too. And finding hills is easier in strategic view for me.

    I also like 2d district/wonders aesthetic and faster turn times. The only gripe for me is it's hard to use city attack with garrison.
     
  16. Siptah

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    I love the strategic view and play my late games with it. What I don't like is that it still tries to play the wonder movies in 3d mode without changing to 3d mode before that. They could display a picture of the wonder or switch to 3d mode for that. As it is now, it feels very strange.
     
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  17. unpossible251

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    I play on a computer that doesnt meet the minimum specs (no quad core) and strategic view means that when the machine starts to chug and stutter i can keep playing.
     
  18. stiiknafuulia

    stiiknafuulia King

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    The squiggly borders need to go (in the World Builder as well, please, once it's properly released), and the FoW should return to the Civ V style. Also, I'd prefer that hills stand out more, especially in the jungle. In Civ V they used a huge, 'single hill' graphic in the Strategic View; this made it impossible to mistake them, but otoh it did look a little too gamey. I'd prefer them giving the individual 'hillocks' stronger outlines.

    Other than these complaints, though, I prefer this version of the SV to the Civ V one, and especially to the 'busy' default graphics (performance is fine for me either way, although could differ on the modded larger map sizes).

    EDIT: Your poll is flawed, as it lacks two vital options:

    * Better than Civ V, but could be improved
    * Other (please explain) [should be part of every poll]
     
  19. JtW

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    The strategic view in 6 is lovely. I know I mostly complain about the game, but I have to admit it is visually the most beautiful installment in the series - by far.
     
  20. King Jason

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    I play exclusively in strategic view.
     
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