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I must say it frankly. This game as an enormous potential. I say that because I think it's missing ONE thing that would make this game truly amazing. It's missing the one thing that make me not want to come back and enjoy it fully... wiring @astroneergame. The foundation for wiring is there, @astroneergame , it's there. So much potential is wasted because no form of wiring is there. The ring platform where you go in it and it activate ? Cool, but useless because it's only there. If only there was wiring so I can connect it to other. See this firework field (WIP) ? If only there was some wiring so I can connect all of them together which would allow me, with the press of a SINGLE button, launch them all and enjoy it. Without it, I need to walk up to them, press a button, have time to distance myself and not enjoy it, because I can't be fast enough to activate them all and enjoy it from far away. If only there was wiring, so I could do some cool lighting setup which, on the press of a button, could light up in some way. Combined with logic gate, I could make a calculator, a computer, all of that in Astroneer. ONLY if there was WIRING. Please @astroneergame , add wiring.

This was copy-pasted from my Twitter. So sorry for all the mentions.

 

Wiring is the main suggestion here, but of course, this means that more things need to come with it to make wiring truly good. Here are the suggestions I can think off the top of my head. Not as detailed & explained as my take on wiring above, but enough to get the idea:

Logic gates: Logic gates would allow people to make some really neat circuit which could be combined with a lot of stuff. These mostly goes along with the other suggestion below

Colored lighting (At this point, colored tether too): It's christmas all over again ! Except this time, you can choose the color and activate it with wiring ! Along with logic gates, do all sort of crazy stuff. But what if ?

Sensor: Sensor for night/day, sensor for "is machine activated/working?", sensor for player, sensor for vehicle, sensor for "item in storage", sensor for everything ! Now, you can make your colored halloween light go on only at night ! Hmmm, this make me think.

Vehicle de-loader !: Now, me and my friend sometime (A lot of time actually) goes on "planetary expedition" with a rover setup that allow us to store A LOT of stuff. So much so that when full, it can take us from 30m to 1h to unload it and store it correctly. Imagine this. You come back to your base with the vehicle and you just position it at the side or under or whatever systemera give us and it unload automatically ! Now, if we can only get...

Conveyor ! Or something that can organize item on storage (I'm thinking Buildcraft mod in Minecraft): Now this. Combined with the vehicle de-loader, would allow us to just have your vehicle deload and the conveyor will organize it between the setting you put on the storage or the machine you decide ! No more time lost because you need to make your storage all organized ! Gosh, so much time saved.

Piston ! Or some forms of it: Now I'm daydreaming, but if SystemEra can pull this off, maybe I'll not be daydreaming afterall. Some forms of machinery that allow us to move stuff. Or to make stuff disapear. So you can combine the previously mentionned player sensor to do something like a door to your base... or some kind of trap, if you are that type of player. Just make sure if you do a trap that you collect the stuff dropped by the victim with the conveyor ;)

Do you have any other idea to add ? Don't hesitate ! I'm sure if we say the immense potential this have for Astroneer, SystemEra will give it to us ! So continue to give idea to show them how good it's gonna be if they implement this !

Also, don't forget. Stay safe Astroneer !

 

Firework field is there if you want to see it: 

 
Sorry for the double post. But apparently, we can't edit post after we posted it. So I need to re-create it again. Hope you understand, mods. Thanks !

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This comment is basically just to move it to the top since the other post shouldn't be here while the mods delete it. (My reasoning to do that is basically because you shouldn't read the other as it's not completed). Anyways, hope you like the idea.

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I really like the idea of having automation in this game.

There are a lot of cool concepts in your post, but the specific implementation details on "how it should work" are missing - maybe you could add some ;)

 

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21 hours ago, Igoooor said:

I really like the idea of having automation in this game.

There are a lot of cool concepts in your post, but the specific implementation details on "how it should work" are missing - maybe you could add some ;)

 

What do you mean when you say "how it should work" ?

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On 5/1/2020 at 9:18 PM, Xiarno said:

You come back to your base with the vehicle and you just position it at the side or under or whatever systemera give us and it unload automatically

This for example. How should the unloading work?

Is there a force field, big robot arm, big suction device?

How is it connected to storage?

How should the "organized" part work?

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4 minutes ago, Igoooor said:

This for example. How should the unloading work?

Is there a force field, big robot arm, big suction device?

How is it connected to storage?

How should the "organized" part work?

I thought I said I was thinking "buildcraft pipe thing like Minecraft".

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11 minutes ago, Xiarno said:

buildcraft pipe thing like Minecraft". 

So you want a highly complex system of various pipe types that is based on a 3D engine that only consists of simple blocks implemented into Astroneer?

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27 minutes ago, Igoooor said:

So you want a highly complex system of various pipe types that is based on a 3D engine that only consists of simple blocks implemented into Astroneer?

I said "I'm thinking". I don't mean it will BE that. I'm basing it OFF that. Doing that gives me an idea of the how it's gonna be.

But in any case, this is a bad example of something to ask because it's already been confirmed that something like this will happen anyways in the next update.

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YES! Astroneer needs this. We can have a status lamp that can tell us if our hydrazine factory is working we can have and gates and much more. Also conveyor belts are wayy easier to make sphagetti out of than auto arms. We can have a electronics fatory(a advanced smoll printer) to make all these. Its gonna be epic.

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