Clarify sensor probes

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bigstyle
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Clarify sensor probes

Post by bigstyle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:16 pm

The sensor probe sounds/looks like an energy weapon. It is easily confused with weapons being fired, especially from the sound alone.

Suggestions:
  • Sound: Use a more passive-sounding effect. Perhaps whatever the space version of a sonar ping is.
  • Name: This is more like a "sensor pulse" or at least an "energy probe". "Probe" by itself sounds mechanical.
  • Appearance: Could feel more like "would never cause harm". An expanding ring (or multiple rings) or energy come to mind.
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Edinstein
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Re: Clarify sensor probes

Post by Edinstein » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:11 pm

Thank you for the suggestion, it makes a lot of sense. No guarantees, but we’ll discuss it with the team.

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