Travel arrows capping Rail block visualizer

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Prymal
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Travel arrows capping Rail block visualizer

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I would like to suggest that the rail block visualization be modified to indicate the permitted direction of automatic travel. Currently, each segment ends in a flat line at each end. That line could be turned into an arrow to indicate a single direction. Two way travel could be indicated by a diamond, or something could be done with the arrow from the other side of the signals, as they could work together to indicate single or dual directional travel. Perhaps there could also be an indication if a train is allowed to wait behind a signal, perhaps by bringing back the current flat line, to add to the arrow, similar to the style of the old play/pause button.

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And why do you think this will improve gameplay?
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Re: Travel arrows capping Rail block visualizer

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I think it might help building and troubleshooting rail networks if one can see the direction of travel in the block visualizer. Many players have difficulty understanding rail signals and train pathfinding, and having an indication of what direction the trains are willing to travel could help reduce the number of players that struggle with these parts of the game.

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+1 good idea

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