HolyCodzta

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  1. I'll bold the actual suggestions as a tl;dr, so if anyone reads any of this, please make it those. I read it's best to split posts with multiple ideas up into separate posts, but seeing as this is mostly about control settings I wasn't sure, so if a mod thinks this would be better split up please say and I'll do so. Also I guess the controller refactor (if it's still a thing) will be in 1.0 so I understand some of these suggestions might not be applicable, but it still feels worth throwing ideas out there. This is all about giving the player the options to customise and control the way they play. When I say "free move", I mean like the behaviour of the cursor you bring up by holding left trigger. Camera: 0-100 Sensitivity slider. Option to either hold left trigger when holding an item to turn the camera, or lock the camera to character's back when holding an item and hold left trigger to free move item instead. You wouldn't have to drop and pick stuff back up or move it slowly to the edge of the screen just to turn the camera. Options to turn aim acceleration up, down and off for those that do and don't like it. Cursor: Option to turn down and/or turn off the stickiness of the cursor when moving it over items. Sensitivity/movement speed slider. This would hopefully make moving items around faster too. Press A when holding an item to snap it to the terrain tool. Would look as easy as this. Maybe have an alert pop up if there's no free slots. Simple things like inventory and base management can take a while in Astroneer, so these should help speed basic gameplay up. Terrain Tool: Sensitivity slider for the free move cursor. Option to switch hold left trigger for free move cursor to hold left trigger to turn camera. If you hold left trigger then bring out the terrain tool you get a faster moving terrain tool cursor with the regular cursor on the screen at the same time. I'd like for this to remain a feature with options for sensitivity for both added. The faster tool is useful for digging up resources for example, and the slower one for precise terrain manipulation. Option to turn off hold to interact or make less things require it: Things I can think of that use it and don't need it: Base modules, seats, habitats, research catalogue. Hold to interact does make sense on dynamite and the instant byte consumables on plants, rocks and dead Astroneers. It used to be double tap Y to get into the research catalogue quickly, do your thing then double tap B to quickly get out. Everything felt snappy and responsive. Different options for tether placement: Hold down on d-pad to drop a tether that requires use of the cursor to be picked up. Option to switch the current placement and my suggestion; hold down to drop a tether that acts like a regular item, press down to drop a tether that needs the cursor to be picked up. I like that tethers disconnect when you're almost out of range so you know when to drop another. I dislike that they behave like regular items and I can accidentally pick up a tether instead of my fresh research pod that I'm trying to carry up from the caves, which can mess up my tether line and make my research roll away from me. Auto save: Turn off autosave when you enter a vehicle Have autosave on a timer Allow saving where/whenever The game lags when it saves and feels like it worsens the performance faster, which is why I never really use rovers. Skyrim's autosave system was great. The first time you enter the menus it would autosave, then it would wait 15 minutes before entering the menus would autosave again. You could turn this feature off and also change the length of time I believe. I think a system like this would be great in Astroneer. Customisable UI/HUD: Options to turn off every piece of UI like resource icons, informational text boxes, even the blue ring around items. I loved how minimal Astroneer used to be but feel that the item info boxes and being able to see icons even through the terrain are a bit much now. The Witcher 3 did it well; it allows you to turn off many different aspects of the HUD so you can declutter it, turn it all off or have all the info on screen that you could want. Thanks for reading and I'd like to hear any feedback and other suggestions.