I’ve been using the editor for quite some time now (around a year, time flies huh?) and I really couldn’t help find some things that I wish could be changed in 4.0’s editor.
- Naming conventions. Oh dear God do I hate what certain things are called in the current editor. Here’s an example:
The metal detector is labeled under “Baggage”…What? Why not “Detector” or hell, label it under “Security”? Stuff like this is pretty common for the normal editor, and it’s incredibly annoying when you know the object you’re looking for, but not it’s name.
- Perhaps a new of making cities, there isn’t anything wrong for the current way- but why not add a grid system that makes it much easier to make cities? Now this is assuming that 4.0 will still use the Small/Medium/Large/Insane map creation system as apposed to a custom tile based one. Essentially this grid would snap objects together and make everything look neater and make larger cities’ creation faster.
- Randomized furniture inside houses; I do remember Nelson mentioned this once for 3.0, but why not for 4.0? I think this could be a pretty nice addition because as of now adding furniture to houses takes ages, especially if it’s some sort of apartment complex.
That’s basically it- now obviously these are just requests, and I do know that suggesting things for the 4.0 editor now could be a wrong move because it’s still going to take lots of time to even get the base game ready, but hey, nothing wrong with a head start, right?