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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #825 on: December 27, 2018, 11:47:54 PM »
Mainly because its partly a roleplaying game, thusly players would probably find that to be an enjoyable thing to do.

I figured roleplaying was the reason :)

There used to be a dead/retired commander list in the Commander window, but it got removed because long games made it incredibly slow to load, if I recall.
 

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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #826 on: December 28, 2018, 03:17:17 AM »
Mainly because its partly a roleplaying game, thusly players would probably find that to be an enjoyable thing to do.

I figured roleplaying was the reason :)

There used to be a dead/retired commander list in the Commander window, but it got removed because long games made it incredibly slow to load, if I recall.
Tie the two together. Commanders get retained on a dead/retired list for a short period, say ~60 days (long enough that you don't accidentally skip over their death when running a 30 day turn) and are only retained on the dead/retired list if the player grants them a medal.

That way all the Lt Cdrs who ran fuel harvesters and freighters get forgotten, and don't slow the game down, while the heroes get memorialised.
 

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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #827 on: December 28, 2018, 09:41:54 AM »
not sure it make sense to list all the "accidential dead" commanders in the list...

what I was thinking some time ago was a "legendary role of honor" with KIA Commanders and pre-death flagged commanders by the player "so they do something and the player decides this one has to be remembered...

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in the same category comes ships that were destroyed by the enemy... VB7 is already listing destroyed ships from "other races" - so it is also listing the player-ships which were destroyed (it has to as a 2nd player race would have them listed as "destroyed" in there intel-screen f.ex.)

I wanted to mahe a suggestion to add a "legacy update" after C#1.0 with this "features", but as the commander-list was mentioned now, it is a good time as later...
 

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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #828 on: December 28, 2018, 10:26:02 AM »
Currently C# is holding on to the dead commanders in memory until you shut down the game, although you can't see them. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to display those and let you decide which ones to store in a hall of fame.
 
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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #829 on: December 28, 2018, 05:07:10 PM »
Currently C# is holding on to the dead commanders in memory until you shut down the game, although you can't see them. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to display those and let you decide which ones to store in a hall of fame.

I would personally like such a thing.
 

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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #830 on: December 28, 2018, 06:01:19 PM »
It could be automatic.  Retain any person who did any of the following
1) Commanded a ship or ground unit that took or dealt damage
2) Commanded a ship that jumped into an undiscovered system
3) Made some measure of espionage progress
4) Researched a technology
5) Governed a population, perhaps over some population threshold.
6) was marked for retention by the player
 
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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #831 on: December 28, 2018, 07:14:40 PM »
It could be automatic.  Retain any person who did any of the following
1) Commanded a ship or ground unit that took or dealt damage
2) Commanded a ship that jumped into an undiscovered system
3) Made some measure of espionage progress
4) Researched a technology
5) Governed a population, perhaps over some population threshold.
6) was marked for retention by the player

I second this :)
 

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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #832 on: December 29, 2018, 09:01:49 AM »
Indeed, that would be a sweet feature.
 

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Re: Semi-Official 7.x Suggestion Thread
« Reply #833 on: January 06, 2019, 12:25:49 AM »
Could dump them to a graveyard file when you close the game, could make a new graveyard every 10 years or so, or whatever is needed to prevent the file getting too bloated. Yearly even?
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