Ashes: Extreme Zoom-OUT

Published on Friday, August 14, 2015 By Brad Wardell In Ashes of the Singularity Founders

Here is the current zoom out level:

This is the build that we expect to go into your hands next week.

Feedback we're looking for:

(first a recap)

Some months ago we had a discussion on "strategic zoom".  Our position remains that we don't want to zoom out to a sea of icons.  We want to find some other way to do this because we may want to allow the player to eventually zoom out even further than we have here and will need a more abstract way of displaying the world.  The map you see here is our tiny map. So turning everything into icons just doesn't work.  There are units in that screenshot that you can't even really see (the drones).

(okay the feedback we want)

So understanding that we don't want to turn individual units into icons we'd like to hear your views on how we might display relative army strength and other important strategic strength.