Do not add new colors - discussion

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Can't all you sheeple see the devs are using this useless color discussion to distract you from the real features and issues with FAF?

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Make a list of them, and include the rating issue when two commanders die at roughly the same time 😃 .

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I find this discussion to be quite justified, given that all that FAF players do is to stare at screens full of colored shapes moving in erratic directions while furiously spinning the scroll wheel of their input device in an attempt to center the most stimulating section of the map's virtual canvas onto their screen. If any unlucky unfamiliar human being watches a recording of such an ongoing incident and does not vomit at the nauseating sight of the camera undertaking a joyride on an overachieving rollercoaster, they might ask themselves if there are actual graphics hidden somewhere beneath the funny shapes, in which case they are not yet ready to join into discussions that are as profound as seen in this thread.

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@katharsas

Color selection is the only way to customize your aesthetic and give your units some unique identity. A lot of players have favorite colors they like to play as. If color was just only for identifying different players you should just get a randomly assigned color without being able to choose

put the xbox units in the game pls u_u

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You can personally alter the color shades if you want to do that, by creating an texturepack.nxt archive like so:
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You just copy the file from your game files (lua.nx2) and then make the changes. This should be a good solution for everyone that absolutely needs his specific shade of a color available. You should just keep in mind to keep the colors similar to avoid confusion when someone calls out colors, as this change only affects you locally.

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@blackyps said in Do not add new colors - discussion:

You can personally alter the color shades if you want to do that, by creating an texturepack.nxt archive like so:
529a9f1e-7937-4b5a-bc1e-5c053afc767e-grafik.png
You just copy the file from your game files (lua.nx2) and then make the changes. This should be a good solution for everyone that absolutely needs his specific shade of a color available. You should just keep in mind to keep the colors similar to avoid confusion when someone calls out colors, as this change only affects you locally.

I’m a vain person, I want everyone to know that I play pink.

Also, you better not touch my pink, idgaf about the rest of this bikeshedding.

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just add civ beige back 😞

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Please dont change or add any more colours, i just played a game, must of been on faf develop with the other colours and i was some type of faded lilac and my mirror was some other no so faded lilac it was horrible. and the other players were some type of green every one looked the same.

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I've taken a liking to all the new colors on faf dev, please keep them ❤

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I've reverted the color changes. It was difficult for people to use colors as a cue - which is key to game design in general.

I did keep the rainbow-like order for in the lobby.

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Most of the feedback I saw for the 3 new colors kept in the color compromise PR was positive.
https://github.com/FAForever/fa/pull/3763
I think it would be better to add those 3 colors back in.
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@jip So are we having any new color changes or the same old? B(

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Original vs. Wild Berry

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No discussion has happened on what colors we would or would not want - not that I have seen anyway. As the new colors have some issues with being used as a cue - I decided to revert them for now. The old colors have problems too, but at least we're used to those problems after a decade.

I'm open for new colors, but they need to help players play the game in whatever style they were playing before. And this particular color set did not achieve that.

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Foreword I have no idea if any of this is possible: one solution might be for enemy units to have a different line colour on their map markers.

e.g it is a style where the differentiation is mainly on separation of enemies from allies in large scale conflict.

Icons with distinct team based outlines, but flat internal colours, e.g the light icons are team 1 vs the dark icons team 2. This would have the added advantage of being able to use black as a colour.
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Alternatively, ALL enemy units are given the same line colour (e.g red or something chosen by a player), but have distinct inner colours. Having a different outline for an enemy can potentially help to distinguish an enemy dark green from a friendly teal.

Here is the current grey, but with a few red lines which would indicate grey enemies.
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@bl_4u said in Do not add new colors - discussion:

e.g it is a style where the differentiation is mainly on separation of enemies from allies in large scale conflict.

There's already an option in game:
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Your second option is interesting but doesn't imo address the real issue and could potentially be ̶u̶g̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶s̶i̶n̶ hard on the eyes.

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The second option is not possible in FA - I do not think two units of the same type can have different strategic icons. I also do not think it is desirable, it would make it difficult to recognize.

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