- A "play" button available in archived games which would allow the viewer to see the game play out from the start, probably in faster-than-normal speed.
- I don't know how much information CC stores about games, but I know that the game log would not have all required info to make this work. Maybe, there could be no need for troops, and instead, there would simply be an indication of who owns what territory at any given time. I.e., the letter "y" would be shown instead of a yellow 10 which was on Kamchatka. This would also avoid any need to record the outcome of battles. I just thought this would be a neat thing to see because, when I view an archived, finished game, there is very little I can see from the final image and cipher from the difficult-to-read game log. If, however, it is possible to record details such as the number on any province at any time, then that would be great too. Alternatively, if this would take up too much memory, then it could just be a feature that shows the map as it appears at the end of every player's turn, freestyle or sequential. One would then see a sort of slideshow of map progression.
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
- I love this site because it lets me play a game which has both elements of chaos and order in it. I revel the strategy and game theory involved - how one has to account for the possibility of bad dice, diplomacy, etc. Either way, being able to review games would benefit the community because it would allow players to learn from archived games. One could study an opponent and find his general strategy. Maybe one could see how being risky worked or not in a certain map. Either way, I find that it will revitalize the site's massive population of archived, forgotten maps, bring a new element into the site's options, and create a use for the finished games other than re-visiting them to look at how many points you earned that one time when you beat everyone in an 8-man FFA.