---QUOTATION--- Don't you forget who's on what dot sometimes? ---END QUOTATION---
I mix up all sorts of information (places, names, placenames, numbers) all the time anyway. That's not the point. I't how you connect different kind of information at your disposal (and i guess that's very individual thing, everybody's probably got their own "system" ).
Right now i've got other factions green and Duty yellow - that way already one look to the map tells me a lot. Also, the positions each faction holds are very stable in my game - in itself that's not a good thing... but again, one look teels me immediately where a new squad has been recruited and who is on the move.
From the original crew (who is where) - i don't need to memorize which dot is who because i made the picture reference for double-check. (I'd show it here but the file is too large for Imageshack.)
Not that it made much difference - the original squads were all equipped with AK-s and Obokans anyway
---QUOTATION--- You could just run around and keep track of everything but those dots on the map tell me little. I like writing stuff down to tell me that this guy has this and is standing there. Still don't know how I'll do this. I'll see. ---END QUOTATION---
But... but... but- those dots tell me EVERYTHING once i link them to other knowledge i have and some extra intel from the map
But yea, that's true, you just need to find your own way to do things anyway
You could just run around and keep track of everything but those dots on the map tell me little. I like writing stuff down to tell me that this guy has this and is standing there. Still don't know how I'll do this. I'll see.
---QUOTATION--- Yeah, screens are cool but you don't have to kill the game every time to mark a squad leader's position.
Why would i do that (kill the game to mark the position)?
I turned on the crosshair to display the NPC's name, this way i got a pic of the dude and his weapon, then took screens of the whole squad and one of the map - showing where i was at the moment. Organized the picture material later when i was in artsy mood
(More "secrets of the thade" - i happened to read how people struggle with organizing screenshots. Well, after a game-session i always empty the screenshot folder and move the screens from that session to a separate, named folder.)