zhenya wrote:Ada wrote:qbicfeet wrote:askiba wrote:Ada wrote:- Speaking of roofs - Z-levels. It's hard to build a truly efficient prison right now and on the small sized map you run out of space fairly soon, so I'm expecting to see something like this in the future. Oh, and let us be able to build below ground too.
Z-levels is something that is very hard to do well from a graphical point of view. I think it'd take too much devtime for it to be worth it. There is so much else that needs work first that I think this should be very low priority even though I'd like it if it was done well.
I agree with everything except this. Just make any higher z-levels blue tiles (like the sky) or very blurry Z-level below or something. Dirt/stone on lower z-levels. As long as it's based on solid placement logic I think it will be a key feature, even if nigh-infinite map size is allowed.
Just what I was going to say
Dwarf Fortress handled Z-levels in a 2D-environment very well, and it's not like I'm asking for mountains and rolling hills. Just a way to build up or dig down.
Even if DF handled it well doesn't mean it is something that is easy done.
It'd require a lot of development time and are you really sure you'd rather want Z-levels than a bug free and smooth game?
I'd prefer BOTH Z levels and a bug free, smooth game. If I understand you aren't on the dev team, why don't you let them answer the question about how feasible it is to develop.
So you are someone to say who is allowed to have opinions or not? y u anti democratic?
I am a game developer and from experience I know, if you want to make something smooth and solid, it is all about prioritizing. If you make IV think Z-levels is so important then they might try to implement it and I think that'd be a bad decision.
These are of course my thoughts but as the democratic, rationalistic and intelligent individuals we are we all understand that this is just an opinion.. wether someone agrees or not is up to them and noone but IVs crew/moderators have anything to say about what we are not allowed to say.
Now of course I could put myself at the same level as yourself and tell you to go hide in whatever dictatorship you come from but I wont.. since there is no real point acting like a rude twat.