There’s been quite a mixed opinion on line of sight and fog of war in Wayward. And while my screenshot wasn’t 100% there visually, it still illustrated a solution to a new issue. Most grid/tile/turn-based games have some form of line of sight and fog of war present. Don’t believe me? Take a look through the gallery below:
All of these games employ this model:
Fog of War
Tiles you’ve never seen; they are black and completely hidden. After seeing them, the tile will be revealed along with any object on them.
Line of Sight
Tiles and objects you can see within your realistic vision. Ones you cannot see (but previously revealed) are a slightly darker shade, visualizing that you can’t see them. NPCs are hidden, although most games will show items even out of line of sight as long as you revealed them previously. Some games instead of hidding NPCs will make them transparent to show you where they were “last seen”, kind of like a memory buffer.
So what’s different in Wayward? Well, in the screenshot I shared, the line of sight looked more like fog of war – it was way too dark. Also, most graphical games employ some type of dithering, blurring or gradient effect to these elements so it looks better visually. I’m not sure if that one is realistic to implement quite yet – but we are still working on it.
Part of the Wayward philosophy is allowing players to play how they want to play, so of course if there enough force against these features, I may consider adding it as a mod, or adding it as a mod to remove – depending on which side the the player-base is split.
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