Remove mercenaries from the map

Remove mercenaries from the map

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I have played now through the game and I must say....please remove mercs from the map. they are really annoying, and at a certain point just block everything. I found myself often clicking on a territory only to almost hire a merc army. and when you zoom out you cannot see much because of all the black dots covering your empire.

When I zoom out I want to do one of two things:
1. I want to admire my empire and the beautiful map.
2. I want to look for enemy, neutral, friendly armies, OPMs I overlooked, babarians etc.

both of which I cannot do when mercs are everywhere. there is no reason to have them on the map. you could really disable them and only show them in the menu. and have them appear once they are hired.

you could instead add a mercenary map mode that highlights provinces with mercs and shows what mercs are available here by mouse over.
 
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you could instead add a mercenary map mode that highlights provinces with mercs and shows what mercs are available here by mouse over.

I like hiring mercenaries from the map instead of the menu, but I'd be more than happy to have them shunted to another map mode, as that allows me to still hire mercs based on where they are without having them there all the time. Perhaps the armies could appear as they do now, but only on that mapmode, and mousing over the province would give detailed information on the mercs (i.e. what culture the mercs have to give them their unit layout, why they are the size they are, etc.).
 
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I wish there would be a way to get rid of them. I mean, I do not need mercs in the heart of my empire. They are an annoyance in the best case and a threat in the worst.
 
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Quite a long time has passed, but I think this proposal (own mapmode for mercenaries and removing them from the main map) is still something many of us would like to see in Imperator Rome.
 
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Did they ever add a way to hide mercs on the map? i've been searching online and in the game and can't find a solution.
 
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It adds to immersion. I like the mercs on the map.
They should just be displayed in another way, while not being hired, e.g. smaller, more subtle.
 

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It adds to immersion. I like the mercs on the map.
They should just be displayed in another way, while not being hired, e.g. smaller, more subtle.
It actually destroys immersion to see a statue standing there forever never doing anything.

And it also causes confusion. i accidentally walked one of my armies into an enemy thinking it was mercenaries and got obliterated, which of course ruined the game. So it's not just aesthetics, it's also terrible for gameplay.
 
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If it wouldn't require a lot of work for the devs a toggle on/off button in the merc tab would be great. That way you can make them visible/invisible whenever you want as long as you want.
 
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If it wouldn't require a lot of work for the devs a toggle on/off button in the merc tab would be great. That way you can make them visible/invisible whenever you want as long as you want.
It's always the simple things like an on and off button that seem to take forever to get added, if they ever do
 
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Yea, this is annoying and something that has been asked for since 2019.

Sadly, couldn't find a mod to do this either.
 
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