I wanted to expand upon the idea “squatched” and “Ironmaus” brought up in this forum post:
Whenever a battle takes place, it should leave behind a “Battlefield Marker”. (Unless a graveyard is left behind, because that already acts as a Battlefield Marker, but it would need to be updated to support this new suggestion…)
The “Battlefield Marker” would be useful for two reasons: 1. It would show where a battle took place when both the Immortal Blighted and Heroes were destroyed. 2. It would serve as an “Update” to users who return to a game in session as to what has been taking place on the map since they last reviewed the game world.
Example: Hero Army is headed towards Zombie army…
Zombie Army is defeated, but all the Heroes are wiped out also. No Graveyard is left behind, but it does leave behind the “Battlefield Marker”
Click on the “Battlefield Marker”, and it will tell you which units were involved, a timestamp of when the battle took place, and the result of the battle. (This “Battlefield Marker” will also appear if some Hero units had survived and continued their march onward…)
Upon looking at the details of the “Battlefield Marker” popup report, the player may “Close” the Battlefield Marker, (which will leave the marker on the map.) OR the player may “Hide” the “Battlefield Marker” which will remove it from the map.
This means we will also need an option / menu. (Probably in the combat events UI) to unhide all Battlefield Markers, and hide all Battlefield Markers. We could probably use an entire list of every battle that ever took place as a list of battlefield markers. (Which can be filtered to show only battles my units have been in, filter by specific allies, etc.) With an Easy Hide / Unhide toggle selection next to each Battlefield Marker in the list.
The Hero range attacks can also make use of the Battlefield Markers. If archers or siege cannons attack a horde of zombies. (Even if some zombies survive) drop a Battlefield Marker, to say, this was an archer range attack, against this number and type of zombies, at this time.)
this would be GLORIOUS, for returning to the game after 7 or 8 hours, and to see where all the battles have taken place since I’ve last logged in, and help me get a better gauge on my ally’s condition and where we are making progress as a team.
I hope this suggestion is considered.
Much Love. Great Game!