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A Few Questions/Feature Suggestions: 6/20/2020 01:08:49

Orannis
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I have accumulated a few questions about the WZ map designer, some of which could probably be taken as feature suggestions to Fizzer. Thanks to everyone who helps answer them!


1. Why isn't there a way to center the number values in bonus links? When making a non-symmetrical bonus link shape like an arrow, the bonus values aren't usually centered but there is no way to change this.

2. Why isn't there a way to reset the territory center points? What I mean is, when you upload an SVG for the first time, WZ automatically calculates the centers of each territory and sets initial center points. If you resize and reupload the SVG, the original center points stay where they were - why isn't there an option to get WZ to recenter everything?

3. Since when did territory names have to be unique? I am making a scrabble map and wanted to name each territory after the letter on it, but the designer gives me an error saying the names are not unique, even though the original scrabble map has the territories named this way.

4. Why isn't there an option to preview the map in the same way it would be seen in a fog game, with alternating light and dark grey diagonal stripes on the territories? This would help substantially when picking good bonus colours.

5. Also, why are territories seen as dark grey in the map designer, but light grey when using the preview link? Is there a reason for this?

6. Why aren't hex codes supported for picking bonus colours?

7. Is there a reason why maps can't be previewed on mobile? It seems weird that they can be downloaded on mobile when they are in testing mode, even though there is no difference in the map if it is in dev mode as opposed to testing mode.

Edit: 8. Each time you select a territory in the designer, an animation plays where every selected territory is enlarged and then shrinks. This lags my computer if a large number of territories are selected. Why is there no feature to turn this animation off?

Edited 6/20/2020 04:33:36
A Few Questions/Feature Suggestions: 6/20/2020 02:08:07


𝔟𝔲𝔣𝔣𝔞𝔩𝔬 
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I especially agree with point 2.
A Few Questions/Feature Suggestions: 6/20/2020 03:09:01


𝘝𝘌𝘙𝘕𝘈𝘓 𝘝𝘐𝘕𝘈𝘐𝘎𝘙𝘌𝘛𝘛𝘌
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I agree with each point here
A Few Questions/Feature Suggestions: 6/20/2020 11:03:34


TBest 
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Point two is a very good question/suggestion.

3. Since when did territory names have to be unique?

It's better for players that way IMH. I don't really see why you want the same name for several territories.

Why aren't hex codes supported for picking bonus colors?

Since not all colors are supported. Think it's because of Javascript. (So it's a technical limitation)

7. Is there a reason why maps can't be previewed on mobile?

Also a technical limitation. Think the map has to be converted or imported in some form too unity, which is different from ujs.

Each time you select a territory in the designer, an animation plays where every selected territory is enlarged and then shrinks.

I think most mapmakers would prefer the flash way of doing this. In fact many changes to flash when looking for missing connections, since it's easier to see them there. +1

Edited 6/20/2020 11:07:41
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