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First person piloting thoughts

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:04 am
by Pandemic08
First off I want to say that when people were first talking about wanting first person piloting I was a bit skeptical on how it work. After having tried it in the latest update I have to say that I truly enjoyed it while playing it made the experience much more exciting and immersive. However, I still think that it could be better. One thing that would really help is either a rear and side view cameras or sensors of some sort. Not being able to see what is behind you and having to turn all the way around to see it is kind of annoying. It also makes combat much more difficult because its like having blinders on. As an example, in one fight I warped in and was right next to the enemy so I start to fly backwards away from them only to then run right into an asteroid that I had no idea was there. A sensor or camera system would have shone me that the asteroid was there and I could have avoided it. Still really loved it more than I thought I would but could still be better.

Re: First person piloting thoughts

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:12 pm
by TeslaCuil
It looks like they have left a lot of space for new view screens around the piloting stations, so it will be interesting to see what kind of info they decide to put there. Something like a radar would indeed be quite useful.

Also, I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but atm while piloting in first person, you can see all of the star systems in range through your ship, which looks kind of strange. I think with the new indicator pointing you towards off-screen targets, it wouldn't be too much of an issue to hide systems that are obscured by your ship.

Re: First person piloting thoughts

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:06 am
by Techman1086
TeslaCuil wrote: Also, I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but atm while piloting in first person, you can see all of the star systems in range through your ship, which looks kind of strange. I think with the new indicator pointing you towards off-screen targets, it wouldn't be too much of an issue to hide systems that are obscured by your ship.
Its not a bug, its just like that, if you don't want that ether press space to toggle it off, or look at the pilot screen and press do not show sectors on the left screen