Hi All! Witness my predicament: it's 5.30am here in the UK and I've given up trying to sleep between bouts of horrible d&v (if you don't know, you don't want to), as I keep having weird waking nightmares about murderous accountants and cricket players when I try. So, having gone off-topic before there is a topic, do I have something productive and non-self-pitying to say? Well yes, as you ask:
I haven't posted this to mantis as I'm still fairly new and thus may be missing some ingenious mechanic or nuance that makes this unnecessary, but would people value (and would it be possible to implement) a new move type that works as follows:
- Combine-able with group move and wormhole move, but not FRD or normal attack move.
- Once given, ships move to the specified destination as they would with a standard move.
- Once each ship arrives, it then enters attack move mode.
Numerous times, I find myself wanting to cluster all my ships into a 'blob' as quickly as possible, but then for them to be under attack move conditions at their new destination. Admittedly this can be achieve using G+Click, then Shift+X+Click, but that's almost too much micro for my petty, non Starcraft attuned mind and seems kind of inelegant. Plus if this was a move mode itself it could have it's own outline colour for the ships doing it so that you can see who is in that mode. . .
As I said, please feel free to point out if this is unnecessary or impossible to implement, and to poke fun at my inferior mind device and currently malfunctioning fleshy form if it pleases you. However,if this has some support, I'd ask if you'd allow me to post it to mantis as it would be my first report there
Back to the toilet!