Greetings from the frozen North. We, a gang of 20 active players with a customized rented basement 100 k north of Stockholm, thought we might share some thoughts...
Left and Right screen options when choosing console. We have built a bridge where the extra screens we put up would come to good use if we had this option. Rear is not that important (maybe for Engineering when kiting to find the correct warp boost)
Turret option when choosing console. We often want to add an extra, easy and fun position for new comers. A “turret” handling the primary beams (or secondary? - keeping primary as it is today) could be one way. We suggest a joystick controlling a floating aim which the gunner tries to keep on top of enemies. A rotating tower (or two?) would be great. Suggest that the turret also change from less frequent laser (like today) to smaller bursts of less damaging light dots. Alternate complementing look and want you to keep that aim where it belongs.
Add a reactor aspect to Engineering which could be optimized in different ways (like 5 parameters the slowly glides out of sync). Would fit nicely with many of the improvised warp cores I’ve seen on the forum (incl. our own J)
UPGRADES ON ALREADY EXISTING:
Great with the fighters. Hope to see it further developed where the Hangar bay officer need to graphically redirect resources to repair, reload, refuel, etc. Maybe slot where you (like dam cons) click fighters to a free parking or other more logistical tasks. This will probably be a bit more interesting than Black Jack even though I love the feature
Boarding. A Security officer handling armed forces (like dam cons) when the hauls been breached here and there. Seen the request before and would love to see it happen.
When we have extra people in the room we normally assist Science with an extra person who handle “Navigation” (also using his/her own Science screen). Brings Helm for A to B while Science can focus on scanning and the big picture. Any updates to help this would be great.
And Arrew – a way for the GM to switch ENG systems on and off would be a great next step for the GM sandbox.
Alright – so that’s some random thoughts from Sweden. Some of which I seen here before yes but still what we have in our minds as great potential upgrades for the future. Keep up the good work.