It’d be a nice option to be able to choose your starting location on the global map, or at least the continent that you want to start on.
I think people can identify with a game more when they start in their own region of the world. This also, can help with replayability.
Maybe? Though unlike XCom our cell wakes up to the decimated world. I makes more sense to not have control over which cell we start with.
I don’t think PP relies on the real world attachment as much as XCOMs - afterall we don’t defend old cities and factions are specific to PP world.
I take your point, but I think that a professional game dev team is going to be quite capable of deciding for themselves where they want to invest their time without us needing to stymie the flow of ideas on the forum.
And if an idea does come up that is so good that it takes them away from other tasks, then that idea is probably the one that is so seductive that they’ve needed to be grabbing hold of it all along.
So include ‘random’ as a starting option too.
I think a choice of starting location would be a good option, and I doubt it would be all that hard to program.
I wonder how many people would choose to start in Australasia? Has anyone actually found a base there? I’ve been there in three different games and seen nothing.