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Amazing work
« on: December 23, 2008, 09:39:25 AM »
You guys have done an amazing job and I cannot wait to see where you take it. I personally don't think you should change things to much lest it alter the fantastic mechanic you already have, however I have a few suggestions.

::I apologise if any of the following suggestions have already been made.::

1. String movement orders. I think it would be nice if you could link planets together in a certain direction, so that all new seedlings produced by the first planet, will travel along the linked planets to the destination planet. This will become incredibly useful when you have more then 5 or 6 planets producing many seedlings at once and you find that most of your produced seedlings are quite far from the front. I usually find myself frantically clicking between planets in order to maintain a rush of new seeds to the planets closest to the new enemies which can get rather tiresome after a time, not to mention soar. If you could implement a system like this it would be really great as I could spend more time admiring the graphics and focusing on strategy, rather than click dragging like a madman :).

2. If you use your arrow keys, the camera should move much quicker than it does at the moment. The rollermouse is perfect and I wouldn't change that at all, however I use the arrow keys when I don't feel like rolling and I find that the camera movement speed is rather slow. Perhapse maybe even adding a slider option and leaving it up to the player to decide.

3. I would be nice if you could make selecting a percentage of your seedling force on a single planet, faster and smoother. For example, at the moment this option is bound to the right mouse button. You continually click until you have the desired amount. This works fine when you are only dealing with up to 32 seeds. However when you reach the hundreds, it becomes very frantic trying to increase your desired number. You can hold the mouse button down however the exponetial increase rate seems to rise rather slowly, and you must reach at least 30 before the rate increases fast enough. The numbers seem a little odd I know considering I said it was reasonble to click up to 32 and the expoential increase only becomes reasonable past 30, but when dealing with hundreds of seedlings at once you need the expontial increase to speed up far sooner in order to reach the desired amount in time to react or take advantage of a situation. Perhapse by holding down the space bar and rolling your mouse button up and down, smoothly cycling through the numbers. Or if you wish to maintain most of the control via the mouse, you could click down with the right mouse button as is and transfer the cycle control to the roller mouse. The camera would be disabled during this time however so that might not be the ideal situation.

4. Don't ever, ever, ever fire your sound guy. He is a genious and needs to be provided for round the clock with whatever his heart desires! Booz, women, narcotics, miniature diecaste models of trains... WHATEVER! JUST KEEP HIM ON BOARD HE IS AMAZING!

Thanks guys, it is so great to see real talent showing the big boys how its done! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


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Re: Amazing work
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 05:17:36 PM »
Hahaha, thanks for the awesome feedback Hazzard65 - i'm on my phone as there has been a power cut, so i'll write more later but i just wanted to say i loved point 4 and agree completely! =D