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Artifacts and works of art icons should be different

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Teodosio, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Teodosio

    Teodosio Warlord

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    I think that artifacts and works of art icons should be different. Since they unlock different theme bonuses they should be easier to distinguish. Work for the first patch?
     
  2. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    That would be a nice touch.
     
  3. Randall_Flagg

    Randall_Flagg The Evil One

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    I am suprised they did not do this off the bat!!

    Firaxis make it happen, I swear I will not touch Civ 8 unless you do.
     
  4. VSorceress

    VSorceress Chieftain

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    /co-sign

    Seriously how hard is it to create an icon?
     
  5. Teodosio

    Teodosio Warlord

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    If anyone else is interested in this, perhaps it would be good to "sign" the proposal (with the side effect of keeping the thread up, too). In this way someone from 2K or Firaxis could notice the thread and, if they are kind enough, they could forward the suggestion to the developers.
     
  6. JustinianIV

    JustinianIV Warlord

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    Finally someone has the cojones to say this! I agree!

    Although I can't think of a replacement icon. Perhaps a little shovel?
     
  7. Arrowstorm

    Arrowstorm Chieftain

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    I think it was the same as a Great Work of Art because they fill the same slots.
     
  8. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    Why not just the archaeology symbol? All the other great works share the icon of the unit creating them as well.
     
  9. JustinianIV

    JustinianIV Warlord

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    But I think they get confusing when trying to theme, since they don't mix with art... at least that's how I remember it. Perhaps just a different colour would do.
     
  10. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    If you ask me those icons are a horrible waste of space. We have a single icon for all works of art and artifacts. That icon could tell so much more.

    - type (different icon for art and artifact)
    - nationality (color coding)
    - era (a little text or something?)

    That would present all the important stuff about a work at a glance, instead of them all having this stupid tooltip to check.
     
  11. Teodosio

    Teodosio Warlord

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    Yea, now that you make me think about it, having era displayed on the icon would be great! It could be just a little number (e.g. 1 for ancient, 2 for classic...). This reminds me of the board game Innovation, a must for Civ players! :p
     
  12. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    I think an amphora or a pot or a broken column would be a good icon.
     
  13. Mesix

    Mesix One of Porg

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    Some great ideas in this thread. Hopefully someone from Firaxis takes notice.
     
  14. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    Indeed! Would make the Culture interface MUCH easier to use if all the vital info was there at a glance, not hidden in a tooltip.
     
  15. NCDKorrigan

    NCDKorrigan Chieftain

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    Something like this has to happen. The great works UI is not very informational at a glance.
     
  16. Ulthwithian

    Ulthwithian King

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    A very good suggestion.

    if I may, for the Artifacts, I think we should use an icon corresponding to the idol at beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Or Beads. :p
     
  17. Paradigne

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    It took me SO long to figure out that they were in fact different items. Now it's just a matter of taking the time to read the description. A different icon would make life so much easier.
     
  18. Teodosio

    Teodosio Warlord

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    I really hope someone from 2K or Firaxis notices this. I would love an official comment!
     
  19. I_qua_I

    I_qua_I Prince

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    I also support this idea.
     
  20. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Benelovent Chieftain of the BearKingdom

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    If there's a big enough demand on it, and they find it useful, it's possible thye might add it, not to brag, but I swear I proposed the idea of adding a UI gizmo that tells you who is taking their tur, and guess what, a patch or two later, and it was added!
     

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