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Perhaps it could be associated with 'realism' settings ie; higher realism setting has reduced observer view camera height.

I didnt intend to dominate this thread with this 'wish' , but it seems to be a bit contentious, so moderators can split this to another thread if desired

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You could ask the participants of an online session not to use the F8 view on the honor system. And if you think that someone is using it anyway, there is the option for the host to take screenshots of what each participant is seeing at any time. I would like to believe that most if not all members of this community would comply with such requests - and the same goes for a group of friends playing together. But, then again, that introduces a potential for conflict and is perhaps too much of a burden on the host to allow him/her to enjoy the session. IDK.

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Also depends on how big of a scenario and what units. Trying to control a bunch of infantry without observer view would suck. I think it could work if everyone just controls a single vehicle and work in close proximity.

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Imho: The whole restrict of view thing might be nice for the hardcore simmer. For all the others it would be a pain... If you are not in VR (no VR support in SB exists) its difficult enough to not loose the orientation. If at all, make it a option.

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17 hours ago, Ssnake said:

I would never think of making it mandatory.

Agreed.

 

Otherwise in many multi player missions you'll have a bunch of people sitting around twiddling their thumbs as they can no longer be "turret fairies".

 

Let alone the frequent SOP of people occupying "Observer" position in the CO's vehicle prior to mission start, to allow easier vehicle allocation.

 

Or if map updates are "off" a lot of kit will die because the owner will be away in one unit as they'll no longer be able to jump around to see what's going on.

 

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9 hours ago, Bond_Villian said:

Well it seems that everyone is fixated on the concept of observer view either being removed entirely or left exactly as it is

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How about if F8 view would work same way as double F8 view when it comes to seeing hostile units? I cannot remember how that one  was named,. But wasn't it made so that only enemies that unit could see would be shown?

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No, that is not a good idea. If you want to see why play a sub game like cold waters (plus others I have encountered), in that if the system decides that you haven't detected something it will not be drawn in the 3d world. This means you can be looking right at a potential target and it is not rendered. Then when the system decides something has been detected it will suddenly pop up in your view. We know with SB already that these issues exist, sometimes the AI will spot something that you cannot see, or more commonly that you can see something that the AI has not spotted. If that then stops something from being rendered it is bad.

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Not as a general design change. But we have it in the overhead view, it wouldn't break existing conventions to make in a per-scenario option.

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Here's a wish I'd classify as quality of life improvement: Having Night Vission (personal Night Vision) as toggle state, or maybe ability to set it to default per unit/units. What I mean is: recently been playing some night ops with mechanized infantry (solo scenarios). There I got few platoons of IFVs with infantry. It's total dark out there, but each time I switch between the units, I have to tap the Night Vission button, cause the moment I leave one unit, to take a quick glance at another, and then back to the first unit, they already pull their NV off, and it's so tedious to constantly tap that button when you try to micromanage your units. I know units revert to their default state when left alone, that's okay, but could we maybe get ability to set that default to units, or have a toggle state where you always activate NV whenever possible (like with night ops missions)?

I would like to say to my troops: "Hey, guys, you are our main spotters, you're doing great, I'll go look at another squad and make sure they are in place. I'll be away for like 15 seconds... dont' take you night vision off, I beg you, I'll be right back" ;)
 

 

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