Map tag dialog: Enable old features additionally to new ones
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:10 pm
TL;DRI am suggesting to enable the old features of the map tag dialog, which were opening by RMB on the location on the map directly and creation without icon or text, additionally to the new ones.
What ?- Enable opening and location setting by RMB on the map.
- Enable the creation of a tag without the need of text or icon. Currently the dialog forces the player to enter text or select an icon.
- Keep the new features, the "Add tag" button and the "snap to grid" option.
There is a detail to be taken care of: When initiating the process of creating a tag via the new Add tag button, the player is required to set the location after the dialog is closed. For my suggestion, initiating the process by clicking with RMB on the map, the location would be set to the click location automatically after closing the dialog.
I think it is possible to have both.
Why ?I think it increases the value of Factorio, because the process of creating a tag was very quick and simple before recent changes. The new Add tag button is great for players who don't know that this feature exists. For players who need to set a lot of simple marks on the other hand, RMB click and confirming is more convenient. Additionally, by not forcing the player to enter text or select an icon, more freedom in the way of creating a map tag would be added (or reinstated, if you compare it to the way before recent changes).
The old - and suggested new process - and the current process can perfectly live alongside.