A few people asked about how we’d show the specialists in the CMS. Actually, CMS was what we named the other Conquest games “Country Management System” but I guess that doesn’t apply as much here. I don’t know what to call it. Anyway, here’s what I was hoping to do for the ships on mouse over:
So this would appear on a mouseover on PC or if you clicked a ship you didn’t own on mobile. If you clicked a ship you did own the normal dialog that would let you move them etc. would display the same information at the top.
For the Specialist citizens as described elsewhere, I wanted to do something similar. I am considering doing their specialist-border-color to match the color of the resource they are good at extracting. In addition, I was considering changing the previously extracted resource to a dimmed icon of the resource that was extracted as such:
So you see, the first citizen is a Hydrologist (on mouse over) and also the blue color at the bottom. Since it is yours it does not have a country identifier. This is an extreme example because almost all of the citizens are specialists here, with the last two citizens having already extracted Ore despite being specialists in gas and bio.
If you weren’t the owner, the mouseover or click would display the owner’s full information and the button itself would display the owner’s two letter code.
What do you think about how I am considering displaying this information?