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10 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 January 2009 07:26AM

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Comment author: Tomasz_Wegrzanowski 15 January 2009 04:03:14PM 0 points [-]

Cyan: I cannot think of any strategy game where fog of war was a good idea. The surprise works well enough in FPS where people are actively trying to use that to outsmart each other, but in strategy games it's just stupid, and reduces fun of gaming. AI in strategy games universally ignores fog of war, so there's not even fun of using that as a cover.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 10 January 2011 01:19:05AM 3 points [-]

I can't imagine Civilization or Civ IV being even half as fun without fog of war -- the exploration of the map was the most fun I had in each game.

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