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[SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatically

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:46 am
by MulleDK19
This is the single most annoying thing in the entire game.

I'm growing tired of cancelling build orders for lights, or go through a billion lights to dump them, if I forget they get automatically built.

They're never placed how I want them (Like weird positions, inside walls, etc.). I don't know how anyone thought this would be helpful or useful in any way...

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:22 pm
by spectacularnono18
I agree.

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:35 pm
by tgshaftoe
Totally agree.

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:48 pm
by xander
A search of the developer forum for terms related to "automatic," "lights," and "foundations" bring up many similar topics. The most relevant is probably this one. Of course, if you really want the issue addressed, you should find and support an appropriate bug on the tracker. #1569, for instance.

xander

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:17 am
by ble210
I really like the auto placement. A bit weird sometimes, but it saves a lot of work, and I never actually notice them later.

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:02 am
by xander
ble210 wrote:I really like the auto placement. A bit weird sometimes, but it saves a lot of work, and I never actually notice them later.

You are objectively wrong.

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I KID! Which is why no one (I think) is advocating that the auto-placement be removed entirely, but rather that we should be able to turn it off.

xander

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:06 pm
by ble210
xander wrote:
ble210 wrote:I really like the auto placement. A bit weird sometimes, but it saves a lot of work, and I never actually notice them later.

You are objectively wrong.

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I KID! Which is why no one (I think) is advocating that the auto-placement be removed entirely, but rather that we should be able to turn it off.

xander


I objectively back your option to turn auto-placement on or off :)

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:44 pm
by Ryster
Indeed. They added a foundations with concrete walls, it should be just as easy to add foundations with no lights.

I mean, hardly ever do I draw foundations for a single room. Almost always I draw a large area of foundations, then place internal walls to subdivide the space. Having auto placed lights just gets in the way of that.

That said, once I've made my rooms within the foundations, I would like a way to then fill that room with lights with predetermined spacing. It's a pain to place lights manually and get the spacings right so that they are even.

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:59 pm
by MulleDK19
I currently have 150 lights for 10 rooms. 150 lights too many is a lot. And $4500 wasted.

Re: [SUGGESTION] Foundations: Stop placing lights automatica

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:13 am
by learn_more
Ryster wrote:Indeed. They added a foundations with concrete walls, it should be just as easy to add foundations with no lights.

I mean, hardly ever do I draw foundations for a single room. Almost always I draw a large area of foundations, then place internal walls to subdivide the space. Having auto placed lights just gets in the way of that.

That said, once I've made my rooms within the foundations, I would like a way to then fill that room with lights with predetermined spacing. It's a pain to place lights manually and get the spacings right so that they are even.


so a better suggestion would be to instead of placing them automatically on a foundation,
that they can be placed like you can assign a room a designation.