Please simplify new indicators; no greyed-out crew in quarters

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edited December 2017 in Make It So!
The new update brings some nice changes. However, the "On Voyage/On Shuttle/Battle Station" indicators are a bit much; I feel they have made the crew quarters less clear on the mind. I'd prefer if:

- No greying out of crew
- Instead of "Battle Station" etc across crew's face, just a small "B", "V", or "S" in the corner.
- And/or stick with only the small image icons of a shuttlecraft, voyage/ship, or battle station.

Thank you!

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Comments

  • Agreed. Frankly, I don't know why they even did that. It does not affect gameplay, people are never likely to airlock/freeze any character good enough to make it onto a shuttle/voyage/Battlestation. A simple message like before is more than sufficient.
  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    They keep forgetting that the characters and the art are a major draw so they shrink it, write on it, and make it ugly again and again. Its tiring, especially when they do actually listen and do SOME things that folks really want.
  • Data1001Data1001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agreed. Frankly, I don't know why they even did that. It does not affect gameplay, people are never likely to airlock/freeze any character good enough to make it onto a shuttle/voyage/Battlestation. A simple message like before is more than sufficient.

    Well, the reasoning behind it is sound. You are prevented from freezing, airlocking or fusing crew who are on shuttles or voyages (and, I just learned, on your battle stations, as well), so at least that notification tells you why, in case you forgot and were wondering how come you couldn't do that. We get a fair amount of posts from new-ish players here in the forums wondering exactly that, until we ask if that crew is tied up somewhere.

    But the way they've implemented it is obtrusive, for sure. Covering up and graying out so much of the crew thumbnail is not the most pleasing way of doing it.


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  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    Data1001 wrote: »
    Agreed. Frankly, I don't know why they even did that. It does not affect gameplay, people are never likely to airlock/freeze any character good enough to make it onto a shuttle/voyage/Battlestation. A simple message like before is more than sufficient.

    Well, the reasoning behind it is sound. You are prevented from freezing, airlocking or fusing crew who are on shuttles or voyages (and, I just learned, on your battle stations, as well), so at least that notification tells you why, in case you forgot and were wondering how come you couldn't do that. We get a fair amount of posts from new-ish players here in the forums wondering exactly that, until we ask if that crew is tied up somewhere.

    But the way they've implemented it is obtrusive, for sure. Covering up and graying out so much of the crew thumbnail is not the most pleasing way of doing it.

    Except in 3.0 they gave you reasons when you tapped the lock/airlock button on the screen. It told you if the character was on a shuttle or voyage, etc already.
  • But they still can't put an overlay to say 'fusible' or 'duplicate until I have more crew, than crew spaces, and only on the crew that are in excess of the crew spaces. C'mon Disruptor Beam.
  • I agree that there should be no greying out.However,I disagree with the usage of icons.
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