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themed tech category icons

#1 Post by The Silent One » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:22 am

Some suggestions for the new themed tech theory icons, a base version for smaller resolutions and a more detailed version for higher resolutions.
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Re: themed tech category icons

#2 Post by The Silent One » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:23 am

Batch 2 mech+cyber:
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Re: themed tech category icons

#3 Post by Oberlus » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:48 am

Love them! :D

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Re: themed tech category icons

#4 Post by The Silent One » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm

Thanks, you're doing an excellent design job on the tecfh redesign, too! :wink:
Planing to work on some tier icons, I was thinking about how we might name the tiers of each category - should it just be mech1, mech2, mech3... or rather "Advanced Mechanics", "Quantum-Temporal-Mechanics"; or something else entirely?
Edit: if there's gonna be branches, we'll probably go with specific names like we have now, say "Advanced Eco Engineering"?
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Re: themed tech category icons

#5 Post by Oberlus » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm

I think the same, names will look better than numbers. But I haven't think of that yet.
I already made a spreadsheet with all current techs and its relevant data (research costs, effects, unlocks, unlocked by, etc.) for starters. My plan is to assign tier and theme to each tech (and adjust tech requirements accordingly) as a first step to migrate to the tiered-themed system, changing, dividing or creating techs as needed. Then I'll add equations (first I need to think them) to help me estimate the effects of the boost techs in the expansion rate. And, once I can see in a glance how many techs have each theme/branch and how powerful can an empire be depending on the theme and tier, I'll keep moving things from one place to another and changing numbers until balance looks good enough for implementation and testing.

So, I guess I won't be able to give ideas for the different branch-tiers until I'm at least half through that job, to see what's in where and can choose meaningful names.

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Re: themed tech category icons

#6 Post by Oberlus » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:19 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
if there's gonna be branches [...]
Maybe not.

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Re: themed tech category icons

#7 Post by The Silent One » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:54 pm

Totally in love with idea of a crystal theme? N--No?
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Re: themed tech category icons

#8 Post by The Silent One » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:55 pm

Might need to recreate energy theme in yellow...
[Edit]new color sheme for energy
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Re: themed tech category icons

#9 Post by Oberlus » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:13 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Totally in love with idea of a crystal theme? N--No?
:lol:
Yes!
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Re: themed tech category icons

#10 Post by The Silent One » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 pm

Overview and size study of current theme icons.
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#11 Post by labgnome » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Looks great, I love them all. Nice and visually distinctive.
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Re: themed tech category icons

#12 Post by Vezzra » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:35 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
I was thinking about how we might name the tiers of each category - should it just be mech1, mech2, mech3... or rather "Advanced Mechanics", "Quantum-Temporal-Mechanics"; or something else entirely?
I too would prefer the latter option, with the different names. The numbering thing is good for refinements, but aside from that using numbers sounds too boring.

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Re: themed tech category icons

#13 Post by em3 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:47 pm

The latter is more flavorful, the former is more concise when discussing strategy and easier to remember.
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Re: themed tech category icons

#14 Post by Oberlus » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:15 am

I then would go for both, if possible.

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Re: themed tech category icons

#15 Post by Krikkitone » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:22 am

Oberlus wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:15 am
I then would go for both, if possible.
Definitely:

Is Quantum-Temporal Mechanics before or after Transspatial Mechanics..... easy to know if they are
M6: Quantum-Temporal Mechanics
and
M7: Transspatial Mechanics

Also that way the names can be added last to best fit the fluff that feels best for the techs in that tier

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