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Offline TMaekler

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Selecting Commanders Screen Suggestion
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:47:42 PM »
I would like to suggest a new screen for selecting commanders for open positions which are not filled in by the auto assignment. Basically it is a more detailed search screen which has a second area (comparison area) where you can drag&drop commanders from your selection list. You can drag&drop as many commanders as you want to compare. In the selection screen you then can put in different search parameters and also drag&drop them to your comparison area. This screen also has an option to save these comparison lists for later use if you want to reselect a new commander from this list.

Additional search parameters:
- it would be nice to also search by Rank (especially scientists and administrators) and Age

Comparison List Details:
All abilities are shown next to each selected candidate. There is an abilities preselection list where you can select which abilities are relevant to your comparison (e.g. for a planetary governors of an automated mining planet it isn't important to have good factory production or population growth - so you can remove them in the abilities preselection list.

An additional idea would be to be able to select a successor in case the selected person dies.

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Re: Selecting Commanders Screen Suggestion
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 05:13:29 PM »
I think the new Commanders window has some of what you are looking for. You can compare commanders based on four different bonuses.
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Re: Selecting Commanders Screen Suggestion
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 01:30:50 AM »
It seems the 'Title' is gone in C#. I find it very convenient to give a label that follow  the commander in all reports. It's the only place, baring renaming the commander with a prefix or suffix, to give a note that is seen each time the commander is cited.

For example I'll give the title 'RSV" for commanders who are 'reservists'. They are not very good, but hopefully can improve over time (say a 25 in training with 150 in initiative). I'll probably put such commander in a secondary command. Each time he is cited has having improved, I'll get the message with say 'RSV John Winchester has improved training and is now at 50'. This allows me to immediately get the context for him.

Or I name my fighter pilot with a PLT prefix, the ones having at least 25% combat bonus are ACE. And the squadron leader (highest ranked with super initiative) get SQL.

So again, context. When they are promoted, improve, are wounded, die, etc. I get immediately the context. Now if every time a message is issued, the commander is cited with his current assignment, I can live without  :)

While we are at that, when you rename a commander, his previous name is not added to the edit box, so you need to type it entirely if you want just to edit a part of it (like adding a prefix our suffix!). If you can add it when the edit box opens, I would be grateful. Most others strings don't have this issue e.g when you rename a TG, the TG previous name is there.


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