is there a way to delete this thread and make it seem it never existed?
Don't know. But why should you? It's a good thread, I would miss it
how about we set the default game speed to 2x, with the option of still bringing it down to 1x if wanted?
Eek. How about having an option for the default speed instead?
Why not both? Furthermore, minimal and maximal speed for matches would also be a very good feature.
especially because the average new player doesn't understand that he need a dozen woodcutters if he wants to speed up constructions, so he'll build 3 and then wonder why his buildings don't get made and unistall the game because he think it's boring.
How to speed up the game because constructions are slow is one of the first things you learn in the first tutorial…
That's true. And trunk even brings new buttons for changing the speed, which might be helpful for beginners. At the other hand, many people don't even play the tutorials, unfortunately... So increasing the default speed could make sense.
we were considering how people nowadays don't like slow games like widelands because they want everything to be fast and immediate and don't want to wait for resources.
Yes, the inability to show some patience is truly one of the big shortcomings of people nowadays…
The Widelands description explicitly says it´s real-time and slow-paced.
Then the description should be changed. Widelands is not slow-paced, it's flexibel-paced. From extremely slow-paced to extremely fast-paced everything is possible here.
This is a core part of Widelands´ character and should not change because some people don´t want to press PageUp once too often.
i was chatting in lobby with worldsavior, and we were considering how people nowadays don't like slow games like widelands because they want everything to be fast and immediate and don't want to wait for resources.
this gave me an idea: how about we set the default game speed to 2x, with the option of still bringing it down to 1x if wanted? it may make the game more palatable to the average kid, while not reallly changing anything.
+1, but an option for the default game speed would be then even better, then everybody who wants can simply go back to 1x as default speed.
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