ParaPlanner and Overall World Calendars
So, major shout-out to LeeAnne because we tag-teamed this brainstorming session!
We were talking about how micromanagers could better control every single little thing our Paras do and thought it would be interesting to have a single calendar with three distinct levels: world, household, and personal.
At the world level, this could control things like “national” holidays for days off from work/school and other celebrations that players could customize. The household level could be used for things like family vacations or events that several family members need to attend (think back-to-school night or a wedding). And then the personal level would allow time-blocking or scheduling an individual Para’s every move so that we don’t have to direct them constantly. This could be things like setting a morning routine to shower, have breakfast, brush teeth, and leave for work.
A UI that shows all three at once with the ability to toggle a level on/off would make it easy to see at a glance upcoming events and what’s happening with the rest of the day. A wall calendar, physical paraplanner, or digital planner on laptops/smartphones could also be used. This could be a great way to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries, and other story/gameplay-related events.