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#1 Helper01

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 04:35 AM

Is there any way to show stackable buffs to structures and units? For Gondor, the stoneworker structure states that its bonus to structure armor stacks with other buffs, but there doesn't seem to be a way to observe this stack, which would be really useful when using Beregond and the Fountain Guards to supplement strategic structures' armor boost from stoneworkers. Do those units' structure buffs even stack? Is there a way to show all these stacks? Perhaps adding more Gondor symbols, one stacked over another?
 
Same with Mordor. The Morgul Tower description states it buffs Nazgul; and each Nazgul buffs another. It would be handy as a quick reference to have some symbols of some sort over their heads or something with which to quickly identify their buffs.
 
Also, for every fortress's Morgul Tower, does it add that much more buff to Nazgul...? It seems unclear.
 
On this subject, what about showing the benefits of the Hall of Fire for Revelers as their cooldown time on their powers is decreased? That one is very unclear as to whether it's really working or not in any efficient way.

 



#2 Pestum

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:42 PM

Would be really useful indeed. But how to show them? I´ve been thinking on the classic icons (green and red feet for buff or debuff movement respectivly, fist for damage etc) on the unit portrait. Showing them all floating over or around units would be confusing.



#3 Helper01

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 02:47 AM

Having them be on a unit's portrait would be a great idea, for sure! Maybe even make the unit glow a different color or something? Might be kinda strange looking, but it would give a nice, quick reference. Regardless, there are ways of doing it, I'm sure.

 

Also, adding in the ability to move the cursor over a multi-buffed unit or structure and show a window with the numerical stats on how much is being buffed would be helpful. For that matter, showing any numerical stats of any kind in addition to the typical health stat would be great! I know ROTWK 2.02 v8.4.0 implemented a few additional ones rather nicely. But showing buffs and debuffs and how they ultimately tally out in the math could be fun to see. More than fun, though, it would just be a handy reference in the thick of gameplay to get a better idea as to how you're faring when you need more than just a health bar to go by, especially in times of desperation when you need to try to micromanage so much to survive long enough.



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 08:39 PM

This sadly isn't likely to be possible.


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#5 Helper01

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:58 PM

But why not, precisely...? Is it just the practicalities of showing such information in a limited space or something else to do with the way the game works, given how old it is, or...?



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Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:35 PM

All of the above.


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