Star Control

Let's talk about the Feb 2016 Update! - ### Solar System Exploration (Navigation) ###

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 By GnarlyFurtardo In Founders Starbase

I didn't see this topic started so I thought I'd get the ball rolling.

I again think the video is too short to give a deep opinion but my immediate thoughts:

  • All planetary labels should always be on or off, as toggled by the player
  • Having the celestial bodies move around the star in orbit is cool, but maybe slow it down
  • Akin to the camera controversy in battle, some people will hate this perspective.  Give the player settings/options for camera control
  • Perhaps a mini-map would work well here
  • I hope to see more diversity in the types of objects in a system, ie comets, clouds, asteriods, etc

One extraneous thought, it would be nice to allow the player to leave the system at any point rather than at the edges to save time (when there are no other ships in the vicinity)