I am in the process of tidying my player AI control system for The Scroll. To make things clearer when AI is on or off (with respect to each PC the player controls) and to this end am adopting a green “AI” icon that sits beside the PC portrait like a spell effect indicator when the AI is “ON” for that PC.
Here are my questions with respect to preferences (assuming they like the idea at all):-
Would players like to see the alternative red AI to represent “OFF” as well as its ON counterpart, so that every PC has a definitive AI icon next to it at all times? (Although see next question.)
Would players only prefer to see any such indication when the turn-based system is turned on or all the time?
Thanks in advance.
At the moment, I am edging towards only having the icons show if the TB system is active, and then only indicating a positive AI on icon. (i.e. No negative confirmation.)
EDIT: I am going to try to add the facility to right-click toggle AI on a PC.