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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:16 am 
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I notice in the tillercon pictures that a lot of players use the 2d view which I seldom use. What view do most of you use and why. I switch to 2d to see uncrossable hexes but that is about it, mostly stay in 3d zoom out, which I know limits my view, but I like it.

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Strictly 2D, no sounds. No other way to keep track of what's going on. 5 minutes a year I may go 3D just to look at the terrain for a moment, but frankly, the HPS graphics are not that immersive compared to BG.

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Strictly 2D

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I play in 2D. I think it just gives me a better view of the board (map).
I will switch to 3D or sometimes 4D momentarily to get a better feel for terrain when the situation warrants, like an area with changing elevations.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:51 am 
I am the same as David - I use 3D almost entirely. I use 2D only to see creeks better on occasion.

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Originally I played games entirely in 3D at all times. I've now arrived at a balance of playing pretty equally between the 2D & 3D views, switching back and forth between the different zooms as I play a turn.
I've suffered too many frustrations with the curse of the invisible Orchard in 3D to be able to do without the 2D view.

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As an old school board gamer, I use almost always 2D view.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:08 am 
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I play 3D although it is difficult to follow creeks without switching to 2D. With contours on, the elevations are easier for me to follow in 3D.

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My preferred option is 3D zoom-out, with occasional 2D thrown in for the sake of getting the feel for the lay of the land.

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2D and nothing but the 2D[:D]

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I play 2d, exclusively.

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I play in 2d. I like how the 3d looks but it is to easy to make a mistake in positioning units in it so to move I stay in 2d unless I am having trouble making out a road which does show up better in 3d.

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2d zoom in mode mostly -- sometimes zoom out -but not very often (as it is too easy to make a mistep and get piled up along a road.

I like looking at 3d with some of the mods over at Brett's site -but don't generally play using it unless a very small scenario.

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2D with highlighted contours occasionally switching to 2D zoom out when I need to look at the bigger picture.

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<font color="beige"><b>Regular 2D all the time using the jump map to go from point to point on big maps. Always use the contours and unit view highlighter too.</b></font id="beige">

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