White board function

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White board function

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Any chance of adding basically some sort of overlay that would work on map view and in regular gameplay where players could turn it on grab a marker chose color and scribble all over everything just like u could on some sort of transparent “white board“

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You start a new game with some buddies there's more of u so communication might be a bit harder so u start to do basic stuff not much collaboration is needed at that point but once u get a bit further u start to plan where what goes so all of u jump in to map view and point out locations by actually marking when with circle or with exact border around that location no matter what shape it is

I play a lot with just 1 person and we use “ping” function all the time but that's way too much inaccurate and its ok basically just to call out resources that one might miss and and we have to elaborate to one another what we actually want where with this u could mark exact location for something and even with this in regular gameplay u could somewhat sketch out some layout in advance by showing u could literally draw it in, add text, notes etc.

Also it would be nice if u could choose how long this text scribbles whatever u want to do with it stays there u want it to last 10min set that way u want it to last forever? also an option to set it to

And i'm not saying this would absolutely remove need for communication but it would make it definitely easier IMO

Hope it makes sense and its not too chaotic :D

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Re: White board function

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I don't play multiplayer very often. So at first it didn't seem very useful. But after reading through it all I'm actually fully convinced that this is a fantastic suggestion. And it could even be useful for planning in single player. The icon labeling system exists but one icon here or there doesn't convey the size of builds or the routes between them or the borders and directions to move in etc. For large scale single player or for medium size multiplayer it might have potential comparable to blueprints, just by having drawings on the actual map.

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+1 This is one of the the reasons I requested draw_on_map several years ago.
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Re: White board function

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