I decided that a combination of wanting the option to expand and do big things, plus the fact that it’s about time the non-battle parts of GSB stopped being scared of resolution-independence, meant that the GSB campaign map should be zoomable and scrollable.
This also means I can add more icons and data around a planet that you can zoom into. It therefore makes it easier to represent fleets as icons next to a planet, and makes it theoretically not a big deal to let the player have multiple fleets, at different worlds. That allows you to build up ships steadily at a shipyard in a safe system and send off ships to join the main fleet later on.
It effectively makes the campaign map a proper big Total War style campaign game. Which is a big step from just chaining a few missions together. But hey, who doesn’t like big campaign maps connecting battles together?
I haven’t got anything to really show off today, and it will be a few days before there is anythign visual done. By then I might have more l33t stuff to show you. To answer someone’s question, the campaign will not be a free patch, it will be some sort of DLC. It’s still better value than a single flipping horse mesh which blizzard want $25 for.