Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

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Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by Resok » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:17 am

So currently all imports are listed as the same circle icon and there is no way in the UI currently to differentiate between various values of imports. My suggestion is to change the icon of the import goods to represent the value (Foreign, out of province, inner-province). Something similar could be done on the UI level for failed goods exports as well - if on the last turn the freighters were unable to reach systems to deliver their goods it could change to a different symbol or coloration on the trade UI for each dock or goods slot.
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Re: Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by Mecron » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:15 am

I dunno...so far some people are bamboozled by 2 different colors and 3 different symbols...I am in fear of what may happen if we add more :lol:

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Re: Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by Pavane » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:03 pm

Mecron wrote:I dunno...so far some people are bamboozled by 2 different colors and 3 different symbols...I am in fear of what may happen if we add more :lol:

How about using a green wrench icon if importing equipment, a yellow apple icon if exporting food, etc., etc. :P

Just kidding. I like the original suggestion.
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Re: Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by ForceUser » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:06 pm

I agree that on sya, the default trade view it should stay as is. An option thouh could be an expert trade view that is either seperate or can be switched to while in trade view by clicking an expert button.
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Re: Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by BlueTemplar » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:16 pm

Bah, "Start Game" is that expert button! :)

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Re: Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by Mecron » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:17 pm

I think I may end up siding with the US Navy after all... :P

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Re: Add different trade Import icon for foreign goods

Post by Ludovsky » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:14 pm

Hmm... I'm not sure about import/export icons but sometimes I've wondered if it was possible for the "Trade view" to show the movement of freighters on the map, akin to how we see the movement of fleets.

That is, which system a freighter is currently at, or going to so you know where they currently stand. Though, to avoid over-clutter of the regular screen, make such information visible only in trade view. So you know when a freighter is actually running the shipping run between System A and System B, and when an Heavy freighter is returning from a foreign system.

Admitedly, though, it'd probably be a lot of work for what is, right now, very little of an addition.

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