Bigger radius, better looking?

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This thread is a reply to the Rock, Can We Look At Unit Movement?
(http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/6573699544)

It seems that the radius of most units in game have not changed since the WOL beta, even though the maps is becoming bigger and bigger.

So, I did some changes to 5 kinds of Terran unit (for examples). Here are the videos:

Marine
http://youtu.be/qm54SexP-lQ
Unit-Radius: 0.5625
Models-Selection Radius: 0.5

Tank
http://youtu.be/pqzEZi0I4Ng
Unit-Radius: 1.375
Models-Selection Radius: 1.4375

Marauder
http://youtu.be/vnSHDD11BW8
Unit-Radius: 0.6875
Models-Selection Radius: 0.6

Hellion
http://youtu.be/WFCXT6sGup8
Unit-Radius: 1
Models-Selection Radius: 1

Thor
http://youtu.be/DgtNYZVpX8Y
Unit-Radius: 1.5
Models-Selection Radius: 1.5

Different units in the same group
http://youtu.be/79d-LrhsZ6c

I did not do anything else. As you can see in the video, those units still clump up. But look better. (Personal opinion)

However, I also found two problems:

1. The AOE problem, of course.

2. The total DPS of the group is decreased, because the distance of each unit is larger, and units whom are in the back row are not able to attack at once. But it may not hard to solve.
Why? this is just a very random strange change and i would like a reason to support it. I like it better really isn't a good reason, think about ramps, the game is somewhat balanced around how much firepower is on and around them, especially in the early game. since walls are so prevalent you would likely need to rebalance building health unless you want aggression to be impossible and that is just one of many hidden effects your change could have.
It just looks.... Not starcraft seeing units so spread out like that
hmmmm

Those radii are a bit too big. reduce them just a tad and they will be perfect.

ps, you should post this on teamliquid in the HOTS section.
11/11/2012 12:28 AMPosted by zappy
Why?


Because "Deathballing is universally agreed to be an uninspiring way to play and watch SC2." (I read it in Teamliquid yesterday.)

You have replied two of my thread. Thank you. But I can hardly agree with you. You know, no risk, no improve. What's more, nobody would be killed if we just have a try on this stuff.
Yeah post this in the HOTS section. I think it is a little too big, but it does look better! :)
11/11/2012 12:44 AMPosted by Enigma
ps, you should post this on teamliquid in the HOTS section.


11/12/2012 09:31 PMPosted by Ironmammoth
Yeah post this in the HOTS section. I think it is a little too big, but it does look better! :)


Done. Thank you guys.
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=381747

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