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Gordon Freeman

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Suggested conviences
« on: May 22, 2015, 12:56:45 PM »
1. Random Bodies Fix
I think this has always been a problem: Random bodies typically spawn with wild obliquities and insanely long rotational periods, and random moons usually spawn with enormous water percentages. These are a pain to correct manually. Will this be fixed?

2. Explosion Hotkey
Currently, you have to go to powers, then click Exploder, then awkwardly click bodies to explode them. I think it would be better if we could hold down a key (like E) while clicking to explode objects.

3. Body Factory Relocation
I think that it would make the UI more intuitive and comfortable if the Body Factory was moved from Powers to Add. The Powers UI is a bit compacted and sort of discourages me from using it.

Perhaps there could be an option in the Settings to change the launch velocity of objects launched via the number keys?

Also, it's great to see that the orbital editors have been fixed.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 04:23:31 AM by Gordon Freeman »

Dan Dixon

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Re: Suggested conviences
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 12:47:55 PM »
1 - Something we want to improve
2 - The E key is reserved for rotation of the camera (which we still need to do). We'll see if others request a hot key for explosions as well.
3 - This has been redesigned for Alpha 15.
4 - This is planned, but may not be implemented in time for Alpha 15.

Gordon Freeman

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Re: Suggested conviences
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 09:25:49 AM »
1- Sounds like a long-term thing but it's great that it's on in the table
2- It doesn't HAVE to be E.
3- Awesome!
4- Sounds cool.