[IDEA] Holdings merged with Galaxy map

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[IDEA] Holdings merged with Galaxy map

Post by MuTAnT » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:53 am

Well I don't think I'm exactly saying to get rid of holdings but what would be sweet is if you had different kinds of galaxy maps. You've got your basic galaxy map now with flags etc. but you should be able to switch to a galaxy map that shows you the systems you have colonies in with a number stating how many colonies and heck a percentage of the colonisable planets you own in that system. Another galaxy map that has a percentage number next to each system you have planets in showing you the highest polluted planet in that sector.

I think this could be added to say include activity on your planets in systems to show you whether you need to take a visit and bulk up defences.

Gives Starport a more "empirish" feel to it and would help HEAPS. (mainly the pollution one, hate forgettin some system and havin all the planets explode on me)

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Post by fc102 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:50 am

AMEN, it would be much easier to have a tab on the Galaxy map that would allow you to open a map that would display number of colonies owned in the map instead of as a description for each system. This would be a lifesaver vs. clicking around in the galaxy map searching for a nearby col while your enemy brings his buddies to keep you pinned in the port you're stuck in. And it would of course be useful for other things. Good idea. :)

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Post by MuTAnT » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:39 pm

Additional things like how many nukes you have in that system, lasers, shield prices... *drool*

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Post by MKII » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:33 pm

thats a sweet idea

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Post by mentalbutcher » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:30 am

Very sweet idea, read it wrongly, that's why i discarded it :)

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Post by SteelReserve » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:58 am

100% on board. A visual is much better.

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Post by Maniacus » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:12 am

Is this kind of what you had in mind???

This might work well alongside my own idea. it would certainly still speed up the colony flagging task (not having to constantly switch between screens and re scroll the list)

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Post by Maniacus » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:37 pm

First I'd like to apologize for my double post here, just wanted to attach a copy of an email I just sent to Sinistrad.
Mutant, .seth, I and others have been excercising ideas to improve the holdings list and improve flagging of colonies as well, and I have managed to compile a screenshot to demonstrate the Idea of a mini holdings list in the Galaxy map.

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This would speed up flagging systems as...

1) you would no longer have to switch between screens each time.

2) you wouldn't have to try and remember where you were in the list and scroll back down from the top to select the next colony.

3) With one click see if you have already flagged a a system.

Other use(s)

1) Locate a colony in the map without having to go to holdings screen first

2) Undecided

I think this would streamline the game a little and make some of the colony management aspects of the game a little less tedious.
I feel I gave those who have been working on this idea sufficient credit, and just wanted to submit this idea directly to the DEVs and supply a visual example. My intention is not to step on anyone's feet here.

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Post by Jwilson6 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:49 pm

I kind of thought what he meant didnt include that list of planets right beside it cause that would cause game to crash

I Kind of thought it was like a galaxy map with tabs on the top
kind of like this

|Flag| |Personal| |Corp| |Percentage owned|

the flag would be like normal but when u click on pesonal instead of a flag there would be a number saying how many personal planets u own similar with corp but with corp planets and percentage owned would have a number like 100%, 15% above a system like a flag telling how much of the colonizable system is owned by u or ur corp

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Post by MuTAnT » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:35 pm

Yeah that's basically what I want. Seriously it would be awesome plus another tab at the top would be liek "Highest Pollution" and show you the highest percentage of pollution in each system you have planets in so you could see which ones are about to explode.

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Post by aweiss » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:03 pm

/agree

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Post by Maniacus » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:26 pm

the main holdings list could acomidate all that, but this pull down as I showed would allow for easier flaging of colonies as well as locating a colony by name w/o the coords. it wasn't meant to be full featured in my concept pic, just a secondary list to aid in map navigation of colonies.

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Post by duece » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:21 pm

BUUUUUUMP

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Post by MuTAnT » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:53 am

Holly molly. It's still a brilliant idea though ;)

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Post by tekkamanblade » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:52 pm

necrophilia for the win. this idea was suggested a dozen times before this as well and got feedback from the admins who said they were looking into it.

see also "official vote" by madace which i just bumped back from the dead as well.

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Post by Cheesy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:30 am

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necrophilia is somthing totaly... illegally.... disgustingly different

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Post by Manganator » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:36 am

As long as it doesn't create the same lag I get when I open holdings.

*shudders*

I need to be able to use the map during combat.

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Post by tekkamanblade » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:12 pm

Manganator wrote:As long as it doesn't create the same lag I get when I open holdings.
because its ONE system the load time would be instantaneous. because its interlinked with galaxy map the search time would be nearly so. just click on any system, click the holdings tab (by the port, notes, etc tabs) and get a holdings view of that particular system.

the official vote thread had 98 votes to implement and 3 against. get toonces onto this idea or i will just re-necro it again every 3 years until he does.

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Post by master3bs » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:06 pm

/concur

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Post by akito » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:49 pm

/cast life 2

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Post by milo » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:29 am

didn't read it but i know i like it. :wink:

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Post by Vermin » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:00 pm

/agree

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Post by IshXIII » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:27 pm

it would be bloody aswesom!! :D me like it verry much!

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Post by Ev0lu7ion » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:20 pm

Possibly as an addition or simplified version would be to separate the information related to colonies in systems.

Right now when you click a system it tells you Personal and Corporate colonies... The problem with this is that Corp Cols also includes Contracted Corps.

This should/could be tweaked to have 3 lines, Personal, Corporate and Contracted Colonies. This would make things instantly easier I think.

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Post by akito » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:52 am

that idea had its own thread evo, dig it up and bump it. in it we came to the conclusion that it would take 4 lines. truly personal colonies (like the ones you have uncorped), personal colonies that are currently shared, corporate colonies (not counting ones you own), and contractor colonies.

we also determined that contractor planets need their own color so we dont accidently check them constantly. an empty/hostile planet should look different than a contractor one, i mean how simple to understand is that?

back to the idea of this thread though. click on a system, click the new holdings tab, the galaxy map frame stays up but the map image is replaced with a holdings readout from that system ONLY. this makes holdings usable again with no lag or sorting.

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Post by Ev0lu7ion » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:42 am

Thanks for the heads up Akito, I'll grab a shovel and find the other thread... as you said, back to this idea - it would be awesome to have a map/holdings x-over like the one discussed!

Bump

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Post by ArdRhys4 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:13 am

Lol. I like the idea.

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