No animations for working tiles - WHY ?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Orion66, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    Why there are no animations for working city tiles. Right now when I look at map I can't see what tiles are being used by city. In Civ4 when a tile was worked there was animations so it was easy to tell what tiles are being used. :mad:

    So what do you think about it?
     
  2. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    huh? huh ??
     
  3. HamTard

    HamTard Warlord

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    This is a fair complaint and I do find it annoying.
     
  4. Dave_Oz

    Dave_Oz Chieftain

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    God damn it, we need a list of what was taken out :(
     
  5. ZimbuTheMonkey

    ZimbuTheMonkey King

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    Yes, I agree with this.

    It's difficult to see if a worker is working on a tile and what he is working on. Often I've accidentally canceled an improvement in progress because the worker looked idle.
     
  6. devilhunterred

    devilhunterred Prince

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    So it WAS taken out.....and I thought i didn't see any animation because my graphics is set to medium.

    This is an utterly stupid mistake Firaxis made.
     
  7. Gath

    Gath Warlord

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    Yeah, I miss that. There's no little hut for when its working an un-upgraded tile either. :sad:
     
  8. Rime

    Rime Chieftain

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    Very good point. This was a useful feature indeed. :(
     
  9. Silverwave

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    Yup, I want this back too !

    It's espacially true for puppet cities and rival cities. Since there's no way to know what tile is worked, you can't make a good tactical choice for either improving or pillaging a tile around a city.
     
  10. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    So dear moders - you have a work to do. Firaxis..... damn.....you....
     
  11. Gnollen

    Gnollen Chieftain

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    I must say that although I'm mostly very pleased with CiV, this was one of the minor things I didn't like. I miss the old mine-cart animation, and the smoke coming from the buildings when worked.

    If I had to guess, I would say they didn't want people confusing it with the pillage-smoke animation which is AWESOME!

    So now we have tile improvements being seen built in progress + pillage effects. Seems like a fair trade to me actually in that respect.
     
  12. TLF

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    I don't see any animations in Civ4 showing which tiles are being worked by the city populace. I just see when a worker is improving a tile.

    I also don't see any little huts when a non-upgraded tile is being worked.

    I do notice that it can be difficult to see the units in forested terrain. The units don't stand out very well.
     
  13. Teodosio

    Teodosio Warlord

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    I miss them too, they were a useful visual feedback.
     
  14. Carver

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    Check you eyeballs and/or your computer.
     
  15. TLF

    TLF Prince

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    I don't know what I'm supposed to check.

    I see the worker, the guy that builds farms and roads and mines and things.
    I don't see any animations showing the city population working anything, just circles on the tiles in the city view.

    I'm playing BTS.
     
  16. Onionsoilder

    Onionsoilder Reaver

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    When a farm is worked, it will turn green. When not worked, it will be brown.
    When mines are worked, smoke comes out of the shaft and the cart moves. When not worked, there is no smoke.
    When unimproved tiles are worked, a little lean-to appears in the tile. When not worked, the tile is empty.

    If you don't see these things, your graphics must be on really low settings. That, or you're blind. Or your game is bugged. Point is, normally these things happen.
     
  17. darkedone02

    darkedone02 The Suggestor

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    I won't worry much as modder's will find a way to make animation's for this as well... if they can that is.
     
  18. Dearmad

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    God I miss these too- totally stupid not to have included them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. rujikin

    rujikin Off raiding a city

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    WTB more intelligent game developers that do not take out everything we enjoy
     
  20. TLF

    TLF Prince

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    OK, I see.

    I've only had the game for 2-3 weeks.

    I always liked the smoke and moving ore carts in the mines and the bananas being flung in the air.
    I guess I didn't associate those with the tiles being worked.

    I'd miss those as well.
     

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