#39 Options To Sort Planet Display Order

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nobody
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2004-07-12
2004-07-12
Anonymous
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On the system info sidepanel, it would be really nice
to have a few options about how to order the planets in
the system in the display. Right now, the order is
always in the arbitrary order that comes out of the map
generator.

It'd be much nicer to be able to sort by:

-Population
-Industrial Production
-Food Production
-Reserach Production
-Mining Production
-Physical Order (as now)

I suppose you could add some others... but those would
be the most obviously useful ones.

Discussion

  • Ronald Nölte

    Ronald Nölte - 2004-07-12

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    I don't think ordering 1-10 (usualy 5) planets is needed. I
    guess we will have a empire planet list, there we need such
    ordering.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I find it to be a huge pain to have to scroll down past
    useless (and uncolonized) planets that were randomly placed
    at the top of the display to get to the useful ones. I'd
    much rather have the useful planets grouped together at the
    top. It's best to have the things you use or interact with
    frequently immediately available and grouped together, with
    "noise" pushed out of the way.

    Even after an empire queue is put in, you'll still need to
    fiddle with individual planets from time to time to set
    focus and such.

    There's really no gameplay reason for putting the planets in
    the "natural" (read random) order that they were generated
    in... and the player should never have to scroll past
    useless planets to get to colonized ones that don't fit into
    the visible five that happen to be at the top of the list.

    Why not put in sorting options?

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I find it to be a huge pain to have to scroll down past
    useless (and uncolonized) planets that were randomly placed
    at the top of the display to get to the useful ones. I'd
    much rather have the useful planets grouped together at the
    top. It's best to have the things you use or interact with
    frequently immediately available and grouped together, with
    "noise" pushed out of the way.

    Even after an empire queue is put in, you'll still need to
    fiddle with individual planets from time to time to set
    focus and such.

    There's really no gameplay reason for putting the planets in
    the "natural" (read random) order that they were generated
    in... and the player should never have to scroll past
    useless planets to get to colonized ones that don't fit into
    the visible five that happen to be at the top of the list.

    Why not put in sorting options?

     

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