Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

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Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by MarvinCZ » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 pm

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I would like to suggest an addition of warning icons (badges) for drills which has depleted their mineable resources.

What ?
Here is an illustration of the situation:
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As you can see, it is very hard to tell which drills no longer have resources to mine (and therefore could be deconstructed as they are no longer needed) from drills which just have clogged output (but still has plenty resources to mine).
Just a small badge or any other visual distinction would dramatically improve the player's experience in my opinion.

Why ?
Because it is often so tedious to visually distinguish drills with depleted resources from drills which still have resources to mine but their output is just clogged at the moment.


Thank you very much for considering this.

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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by mrvn » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:25 pm

Note: There are mods for that that even deconstruct the drill for you.

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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by MarvinCZ » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks guys for addition to this. The other topic I overlooked.

Personally, I would't require the automatic deconstruction of such drill.
For me just the icon would be enough (if there is icon for not powered drill why not for depleted one?).

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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by MarvinCZ » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 am

I am bumping this up, since this is the ideal improvement of quality of life which if got to 0.17 it would result to unparalleled increase of user gameplay experience.
I believe that adding a single icon to depleted mines should not be so much difficult to do.

Fingers crossed, please devs. :)

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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by steinio » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:21 am

+1

The warning can also indicate missing sulfuric acid on uranium ore.
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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by Qosmius » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:34 pm

Sure there are mods for these things, but wouldnt it not be awesome if this was implemented into the game :)
I have this YARM mod where you have to put a beacon to the ores you are mining then it tells you % and time left until ore is depleted.

Sure this is a fantastic mod but it would be better if it was originally in the game.

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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by MarvinCZ » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:38 pm

These MODS adds pretty complex mechanisms to the game.

My proposal is much humbler and simpler. Just adding an icon for depleted resource for drill in the same manner as there already is icon for drill without power.

Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Warning icons for drills with depleted resources

Post by darkfrei » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:49 pm

It can be done in 0.17

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