In comparison to Voobly and HD, the tooltips now take up more space and have a black box as background. While playing and watching twitch these black boxes are rather intrusive by constantly flickering on and off. This has raised the following thoughts;
We can split up the tooltips into 2 categories, the necessary (for icons) and the useless (inside the gameview). When you hover on eg; a building you get the following tooltip.
I don’t see the need for any tooltips within the gameview, these ‘tips’ are intuitive even for someone who has never played the game before. Really no one benefits from them.
On the other hand tooltips are necessary when hovering on icons, to see unit/upg stats/costs. To see what the buttons in the menu do ect.
During NAC3 we could see how Hera had to pause his game vs Tatoh to look up the cost of longboats, because he had turned them off for this reason.
=> My suggestion is to make the default option to only show tooltips when hovering over icons.
Arguably just remove all the unnecessary tooltips within the gameview, if I am making an oversight on this don’t hesitate to let me know.
When you are looking for icon info it’s nice to have tooltips, when you are microing in game not so much. Additionally to improve on this make sure the black boxes only cover the text (see above).
Devs please give a sign if this is anything you would consider.