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Miner Survey - Ore Laser / Mining Ship Color Effects

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Imani Nyota Seaton
Nethcanus Inc
#1 - 2013-06-06 12:58:57 UTC
Greetings!

I know most of us are more concerned about game mechanics vs. graphics but I've been pondering this idea for a while.
I'd like to get feedback from miners out there regarding this suggestion:

Would if a visual aid (i.e. a phosphorescent color/glow) be a benefit such as:

1. Laser color would reflect the type of ore being mined (or crystal being used)

2. Flame color emanating from Retrievers, Covetors, Mackinaws, & Hulks reflect type of ore being mined.


These colors could match the colors denoted on the Ore System Grid on the Eve Site.

Any thoughts?


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Mission Domino
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#2 - 2013-06-06 13:49:16 UTC
I would assume it depends on the game engine. A dev would probably be the best person to comment about this.

However for my own 2 isks, I would love to see different color mining lasers based not on what you're mining, but what crystal you're using.
Dave Stark
#3 - 2013-06-06 14:22:03 UTC
Mission Domino wrote:
I would assume it depends on the game engine. A dev would probably be the best person to comment about this.

However for my own 2 isks, I would love to see different color mining lasers based not on what you're mining, but what crystal you're using.


red for arkonor please. i want to feel like a bad guy from star trek when i mine arkonor.
QuakeGod
Empire Manufacturing
#4 - 2013-06-06 18:06:50 UTC
There used to be different effects for mining lasers a long time ago.

The beam from regular mining lasers and regular strip miners were colored yellow/amber and the sound effect from them was much, much louder than it is now.

The beam from deep core mining lasers was colored blue and was also quite loud.

Now they all look the same.
Boomhaur
#5 - 2013-06-06 18:20:31 UTC
Wait you mean you guys aren't all AFK mining Shocked

The forums lied to me. My vote make mining less boring, as right now I think playing 1isk wars is more entertaining than mining. And I agree with the guy who said the Star Trek reference as long as the official mining uniform while mining said rock is a red shirt.

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Surumi Fujikawa
Iron Inquisition
#6 - 2013-06-06 18:26:22 UTC
It would be both visually pleasing and useful if you could make the lasers change appearance based on whether or not the asteroid is depleted.

For instance, you are a super uber miner dude in highsec shooting asteroids that have less total volume than one cycle of your lasers. If the lasers changed when the volume mined so far in the cycle is greater than the actual volume present, that would offer an interesting cue to mining efficiently without having to spam your survey scanner II, check all the asteroids you are mining, look at the volume remaining, calculate the volume of said ore in your head, visually estimate how far around the timer on your lasers in in proportion to your maximum mining yield per cycle and then manually disable the lasers based on that esitmate for 3 characters at once.

I usually dont bother with that.

It would be even better if your lasers would just turn off when the asteroid is depleted. Mining empty space is annoying.
xMistdemonx
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2013-06-07 02:12:12 UTC
Surumi Fujikawa wrote:


It would be even better if your lasers would just turn off when the asteroid is depleted. Mining empty space is annoying.

electrostatus
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2013-06-07 03:00:28 UTC
When I first got mining crystals I thought it'd be the same as the laser crystals. But sadly no. Been waiting to see colored mining lasers ever since.

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