- Mar 25, 2012
Fog of war. Used in strategy games since times immemorial. Nothing wrong with it.Morrowind does it best: it automatically maps out the areas you visit but the rest are hidden until you visit them (and you can use this dark fog as an indicator of how much of the world you've visited).
Yeah, exactly that, it just felt a bit weird to call it fog "of war" so i called it just "fog" :-P.
EDIT: though in strategy games (or at least RTSs) the fog often also has an additional element where it covers changes when things are "re-fogged" (often being grayed out or something) until you enter in range again. I'm not sure how that'd work in an RPG however since large changes in the world in RPGs that you're not around to notice are extremely rare.