Comments on: Early Look @ Imagine Earth http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/#comment-2202 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=6614#comment-2202 Sounds good, Jooki. It’s nice to see a developer who cares about their game and the feedback they receive. The game has a lot of potential and it looks quite nice, so I think it has the potential to do pretty well on release.

You guys are on the right track :)

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By: Jooki http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/#comment-2201 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:07:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=6614#comment-2201 Aye mates, thanks for your interest. I think it’s a question of interface design. When I want to choose between some options for a certain point of interest the shortest way to each is when they are arranged around it in a circle for mouse use as well.

But also true: To get a strategic overview of all available options for spending these precious development tokens we are planing to have development menu. There is the idea of taking the coin unlock of buildings out of the build ring at all…

…and we are working on a research menu where can level up tools and upgrades with the career keys which you earn by finishing missiongoals.

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/#comment-2193 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:48:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=6614#comment-2193 That’s good to know – thanks for sharing with us, Jooki.

The only thing I would add to that is that personally, I like controlling solely by mouse. A game like this is relaxing, so I don’t sit in my usual PvP mode – I often don’t even have my hand anywhere near my keyboard.

It would be nice to at least have the option to have a proper construction menu you can control with the mouse. As I said, personal preference but I wont be the only one. I truly despise radials, I’m not sure why they ever started becoming a mainstream feature – other than people trying to develop control schemes compatible with consoles.

There’s no advantage to them for a PC user.

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By: Jooki http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/#comment-2192 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:44:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=6614#comment-2192 The game offers a ring of hotkeys that represent the fixed 8 ring options Q,W,E,D,C,X,Y,A. To build a greenhouse press X,Y over an empty field and the construction starts. Press C over a construct gets a repair. Press F1 for more control hints. Thanks for your feedback!

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By: Lachrymosity http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/#comment-2186 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:45:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=6614#comment-2186 Agreed. Radials may look really nice, but nothing beats the functionality of hotkeys and full menus.

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By: Gary Thwaites http://www.manapool.co.uk/early-look-imagine-earth/#comment-2185 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:40:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=6614#comment-2185 Sounds good, I always like these type of games but I have the same reservations or shall I say constructive criticism as yourself. I myself would like more easily accessible information and I to dislike radial menus with a passion. That would be my biggest turn off in a decision to purchase a game like this.

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