They're already sorted alphabetically, books first, then standalone prints. Unless that goes away in Proposal Zero. Inventories can be auto-sorted as well, so the special blueprint inventory should be able to do that.QGamer wrote:I like proposal Zero quite a bit.
I have one more request: can we have a button or an option to sort the blueprints alphabetically?
Seeing that multiplayer sharing would go away gave me the only real sinking feeling I got while reading this proposal. It's just too convenient to be able to just go into another player's blueprints and pick up something you know they have, without bothering them or waiting for them to come back from AFK.zugbo wrote:This is the only part I don't like. I had a great time in a public multiplayer game where people would log on and we would look through their blueprint library and take the prints we liked and offer suggestions on some things. This would be a lot harder or impossible if the prints all had to be manually shared, and a lot of the best ideas came from the work-in-progress blueprints that wouldn't have been selected for sharing on account of lacking polish.The functionality of automatic blueprint library sharing in multiplayer is removed. The "shared blueprints" panel is removed. Blueprints and blueprint books in multiplayer will be shared by manually trading the items or by linking them in the chat. Blueprints or books linked in the chat can be clicked to pick up a copy that can be used as a normal item.
Sharing blueprint copies through chat links solves the added problem of transferring blueprint items across space (if you need a mall blueprint from the library of the person working on a mine expansion, for example) but it introduces friction to make that person interrupt their work to find the print you need and post a link, rather than you looking through their library and finding the one you want without their involvement. And also, if I can't see everyone's library, maybe I don't know that they have a blueprint that would solve my problem, so I don't think to ask them for a link.