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City Make collecting productions and moving around city have different commands

Discussion in 'Archive: Ideas and Suggestions' started by UlyssesBlue, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. UlyssesBlue

    UlyssesBlue Conjurer

    Oct 30, 2017
    Currently we have two near-identical commands that do very different things in our cities. If we click-and-hold on a production that's ready, then drag the mouse around we'll collect any other complete productions that the mouse passes over. If we click-and-hold on any other part of our city, then drag the mouse around we'll move around our city. This will sometimes lead to situations where we try to move around the city and instead accidentally collect a bunch of productions we didn't intend to collect. This is especially frustrating when they were reserved for a quest, and they were very long productions, like 1 or 2 days, meaning they now have to be repeated, thus wasting a huge amount of time.

    I don't care how it's done, but can we please make the commands for these two different functions be a bit more different, so as to avoid these sort of extremely frustrating errors.

    Some examples of possible alternatives, including suggestions from the comments below:
    - keep the swipe-collect command as is, and replace the moving around the city command with one or more of the following:
    - arrow keys
    - an on-screen compass
    - click and drag with right mouse button [suggested by @RainbowElvira]
    - move with Alt+left mouse button and drag [suggested by @RainbowElvira]​
    - keep click-and-drag command for both functions, but have a toggle switch to flip between a move or collect mode [suggested by @LazyTony]
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
    Vetrinus, m4rt1n, pompeywolf and 3 others like this.
  2. LazyTony

    LazyTony Sorcerer

    Jan 30, 2018
    If I could like this 100 times I would. An alternative might be a toggle switch that had 2 settings - move or collect. This would allow mouse movement around the city OR mouse collections (or finger taps and drags on app) depending on the toggle setting.
    m4rt1n, UlyssesBlue and RainbowElvira like this.
  3. RainbowElvira

    RainbowElvira Conjurer

    Sep 26, 2018
    Many times, I accidentally collected things, thus I love the idea. A toggle switch would be nice, or moving the map with right mouse button drag or pressing a key (e. g. Alt) in addition to the left mouse button.
    m4rt1n likes this.
  4. UlyssesBlue

    UlyssesBlue Conjurer

    Oct 30, 2017
    All excellent suggestions. I think any one of these would work well.
  5. cwgiii

    cwgiii Illusionist

    Nov 19, 2016