Author Topic: Beta Branch Patch 0.18 Patchnotes - Combat Update pt. II  (Read 2569 times)

Shrooblord

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on: July 11, 2018, 10:12:50 PM
My negative opinions on the new "black flag" behind the collected Resources and error messages have already been voiced in the thread Hammelpilaw linked to in his post right above this one, so I won't repeat them.

I did want to weigh in on the matter in this topic too. The new black flag is obnoxious. Please reconsider it.

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Another remark: I used to be able to go into Build Mode, edit the Scale and Grid sizes, go out of BM, and return to BM, and the values would be "remembered". The only thing that would reset them was if I exited the game and loaded the game again.

However, now, that functionality has changed. Every time you enter Build Mode, the values are reset to 0.5 for each. This is rather annoying, as I prefer working at 0.25 for both most of the time.

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Otherwise, I love most of the things in the newest updates, including the icon you see on Captained AI craft so you see what they're up to, and the turret designing feature. Especially the latter is fantastic! I've created a classic 90s "floating laser turret" with a head that's slightly detached from the base and floats in mid-air. If you create it at a larger scale, then use it on a base that's too small and scale it down, the effect will be exaggerated and will be even better. Good stuff!
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on: August 15, 2018, 08:07:16 PM
I'll have to agree with others; the black background behind the text on the right does more to clutter the screen than it does to help.  In fact, I'd go a step farther and remove loot/resource and error messages from the side of the screen and send them to chat - possibly  in there own tab.  If collected resources need to be displayed for every. single. unit. - then a much less obtrusive way of displaying it needs to be figured out. Which brings me to my next concern.

Please allow the UI (all of it, but especially the elements we stare at all the time) to be modded. You guys are doing great work, but I can't help but think how many people are completely turned off by not only a visually unappealing UI, but also a UI that is functionally sub par in both usability and functionality.  I know in the end, ultimately you, the developers will be responsible for the way the UI looks and feels, but it can't hurt to let modders have a go at it and see where it leads.

I really hope modding is greatly expanded upon - in all areas - games like X3 not only survived, but thrived because of the modding community, and after going over the mods currently available here, it's pretty clear that they are being held back by the tools/api available to them.

Besides the UI, and modding issues, I ABSOLUTELY enjoy playing this game, and hope to be around to see it grow (more).



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on: August 29, 2018, 06:46:43 AM
oh Thank you guys.  :)