Request to make preferredfocus switchable in game play

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What Exit?
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Request to make preferredfocus switchable in game play

#1 Post by What Exit? » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:12 pm

If possible can the Preferred Focus become an in-game switch? This is minor but would help game play. There comes a time when you want to switch from a default of Research to Production. It could be either in Options, the Empires Window or maybe just after the Turn Advance Switch.

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Re: Request to make preferredfocus switchable in game play

#2 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:37 pm

Preferred focus is not just a UI convenience. A species being on or not on its preferred focus affects their happiness. This is not something that can or should be changed in the options menu.

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Re: Request to make preferredfocus switchable in game play

#3 Post by em3 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:05 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:Preferred focus is not just a UI convenience. A species being on or not on its preferred focus affects their happiness. This is not something that can or should be changed in the options menu.
So maybe add an UI option to choose between "Preferred" and one of "Forced" default foci?
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Re: Request to make preferredfocus switchable in game play

#4 Post by MatGB » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:14 pm

em3 wrote:
Geoff the Medio wrote:Preferred focus is not just a UI convenience. A species being on or not on its preferred focus affects their happiness. This is not something that can or should be changed in the options menu.
So maybe add an UI option to choose between "Preferred" and one of "Forced" default foci?
This is an idea with legs, I like the idea that preferred focus is the default for each species, but in the later game it can be a minor annoyance, if you can force an empire wide "start on X focus if possible" setting available through Objects that could work.

I normally accept the default unless it's a very one sided system until I've got all the techs I need, at which point everything goes to industry, the ability to bulk change through Objects has been a godsend there.
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Re: Request to make preferredfocus switchable in game play

#5 Post by labgnome » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:47 pm

MatGB wrote:This is an idea with legs, I like the idea that preferred focus is the default for each species, but in the later game it can be a minor annoyance, if you can force an empire wide "start on X focus if possible" setting available through Objects that could work.
You know this is sounding like a relevant application of something like a "government type" or "social policy". Although that makes me think if we do that we should assess which species (aside from just about all) get all of the "advanced foci".
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