So the previous suggestion on revamping fleet graphics was quite divisive due to specific nature of the graphics it was advocating. I’d like to propose something slightly less radical, whilst still accurately conveying the gravitas of a hundred-something squads.
As you can see, the fleet formation is actually extremely simple. Using a diamond tessellation pattern, one can fit 190 squads within 10 diamonds’ heights, and within 22 diamonds’ heights, one can fit a whopping 990 squads. If necessary to prevent the servers crashing, we can cap the number of diamonds’ heights to whatever works.
Of course, in the final version we’d be using proper graphics, but even with these makeshift diamonds, doesn’t that look so much more appropriately intimidating?
Additionally, due to the size of these proposed fleets, I’d like to propose a visual option to disable “trailing” squads and show only the foremost squad, to prevent them from blocking out certain outposts or buttons etc. (which our currently underwhelming max-24-squad fleet already does to an extent)
What do you guys think?