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Igus
M. Corp
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2009.03.11 14:51:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Igus on 11/03/2009 14:52:50
The new scanning system is fraking amazing, but with one major flaw. Sigs in w-space are just too numerous. Some systems with only(!!) 20 cosmic sigs that are fairly evenly spread areound the planets are not too bad, annoying but not too bad. The problem arrises when you have w-space systems with10-15 sigs all clusteres withing 8 au of the center planets. This becomes a memory game from hell. Its do able but can easily take a very long time to figure out what all the sigs are especially if your in a larger ship and cannot warp to the sigs to bookmark it with out insta death.

One thing that would massively help this out would to provide a log to the scanner window of all sigs scanned down to 100% and were warpable. A change like this would help so much without changing the skill needed to scan w-space systems.

But even if that is not doable the ability to remotly bookmark sigs once they are warpable would be a massive help

Wardo21
Posted - 2009.03.11 15:41:00 - [2]
 

I second this suggestion. Got stuck in W-space last night when the hole closed behind a corp mate and another explorer. The three of us were stuck scanning down all the asteroid belts and gas clouds until the other dude found the wormhole.

Two or three times, I was working a contact and realized it was something I already had bookmarked. (After wasting some time getting close enough to see it was in the same location...)

Being able to share these "known" locations to corpmates would be nice as well. Bonus points to be able to broadcast them to local, sharing the navigation information for all to see.

Kirex
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.03.11 16:10:00 - [3]
 

I agree too. Like 10 of us are stuck in W-space right now after the WH collapsed behind us. At first I thought, "Ok...NP I'll just scan for a new exit...this will be fun. ;o". Then I realized their are like 10 signatures near the inner planets. :/

At first I was thinking to give wormholes a new group, like "Cosmic Distortion" instead of cosmic anomalies but that would be WAY too easy. A history log would be that medium between "way too easy" and "nearly impossible to find". It still requires you to probe out multiple sites, it just prevents you from probing the same site multiple times thus shaving off a few hours/days from finding a new exit. :/

James Duar
Merch Industrial
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.03.11 17:04:00 - [4]
 

What's needed is a "Signature Hash" field.

Basically, give each sig a unique ID so you can follow what you're doing more easily. Then have the client remember what a sig is once the details start filling out (i.e. the description and the type).

Igus
M. Corp
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2009.03.11 17:55:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: James Duar
What's needed is a "Signature Hash" field.

Basically, give each sig a unique ID so you can follow what you're doing more easily. Then have the client remember what a sig is once the details start filling out (i.e. the description and the type).


This shouldn't(tm) bee to diffcult to implement because I would venture to be that easch sig, at least per system, is identified by a unique id of some sort. It just wouls be a matter for the client to rember the id, loc, and type. Then that data would be stored in a hash on the client side untill the client logs off(or even a temp file). There would be no need for the server to be involed with this no extra db stuff, because it is all stored client side.

This would give the log with out extra load on the server because the client already has that info. And the client should not be able to requery for that sig unless they happed to scan it out again. Therfor the user won't know if the sig is really still there untill they warp to it.

A time stamp when the sig was last found, its type, and the ability to click on it and display it in the solarsystem map would rock.


 

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