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Offline zespri

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How often do you use undo button?
« on: May 31, 2013, 03:16:47 AM »
It's not a critique or a call for change: I know that the undo button was added because it was requested and all, and generally it sounds like a sane idea, that if you misclicked you can correct it. However, I find that don't use this button at all. It does not mean that I'm always precise, it's more indicative of a playstyle, where even if I misclicked I'm trying to compensate later rather then correct it immediately. Again, I understand that it's not always possible and the button is hugely useful.

However I'd like to know, are there people out there like me, who wouldn't suffer if there was no such button, or everyone find themselves using it on regular basis?

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 03:33:59 AM »
I use it once in a while, maybe 5-10 times in a game.
I would appreciate a keyboard shortcut, though ;)...
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Offline Mick

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 05:39:31 AM »
I use it a few times every game.

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 05:56:27 AM »
I use it often enough to be glad of its existence.

It's one of those "why wasnt this there before?" sorts of things to me.

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 04:28:39 AM »
I'll say first that I found the existence of that button thanks to this post. The tutorial says nothing about it, and it is very dark when not possible to use it -always at the begining of each turn, so it should not be surprising some new players like me might not notice it-.
Now that I'm aware of it, I've found a very interesting use: when I want a new town, save many AP and then  I build a long bridge of tiles, and then undo untill the optimal distance for the town. That way, I save a lot of time instead of having to add tiles one by one, then go to town center and see if  it is settable or not, then go add another tile...
Apart from that, it is unusual I use it, because I think carefully wich building/action next. But I guess that once I start automaticing some buildings process, I will make mistakes and having that button will be sweet.

Offline Winge

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 09:23:28 AM »
I use it the most during setup, when I am trying to ensure I have the right setup.

After setup, I don't use it nearly as often.  However, I definitely use it enough to be glad that it was added in.
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Offline Histidine

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 12:02:57 PM »
I've used it only twice, but in one of those instances I was really glad it's there.

It was like:
"Oh damn, Elven War? Bah, dark elves are no match for light elves, and Greeks are already losing as it is..."
"Oh hey, I can use Heimdall's horn to just strike the lot of them down. That solves my problem easily."
"Hey, wait a minute... ELDRHIMNIR IS STILL ACTIVE DAMNIT DAMNIT DAMNIT"

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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 12:36:54 PM »
I used it a TON during the tutorial. However, i only knew about it because wqs.among those who pleaded for one.

I think it would be best used by emphasizing it in the tutorial in multiple places. It naturally is most used by those who dont know exactly what they are doing. The reason why i suggest multiple times is because of  the strong correlation between those who miss something thw first time and the need to undo :)
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Re: How often do you use undo button?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 12:46:28 PM »
I have an idea to make the undo button more visible, but i worry some will find it distracting.

If it is a new turn and there is a new turn and nothing can be undoed, the outline will be white. If something can be undoed it will turn green. If an action cannot be undoed it will be red.

Youll certain notice.the.undo button then, but maybe too mhch so.
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