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Old 07-26-2007, 01:41 PM
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Colour contrast is a huge issue, and I don't trust an algorithm to solve it well enough.

When it comes to units, you need to be able to tell at a glance if that's your footsoldier or your enemy's footsoldier. That means their colours must be distinct. If one unit is red and black, and the other is black and red, that's no good; most people will need to double-take to make sure they have it right. Alternately, if only one player can be red, it's never ambiguous.

You also need to worry about colour confusion. It's not trivial to decide what constitutes a sufficiant difference between light blue and blue. It's even more difficult when you factor in people (like me) who are red-green colour blind; then you have two completely unrelated colours that are confuseable.

I'm reserved on this feature, as even one oversight and it could become a significant gameplay hinderance.
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