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Action Bastard Apr 21, 2013 @ 2:23pm
Turning furniture and items before placing them.
I know it's trivial but I would like to be able to decide which way my beds and stairs are facing. It sounds simple enough to impliment. Is this possible?
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supermalparit  [developer] Apr 21, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
Is not really simple. The game is not 3D, so all the items are drawed on each position. Allow the rotation of items means that burningpet have to draw it facing all the possible directions.
Action Bastard Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
So, just like the townies and critters and mobs?
KonfuZer Apr 21, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
It seems to me that there are really only two directions needed to draw for each object, which could then be mirrored to face the other two directions. For example, the purple throne chair faces down & left. Mirroring this image would make it face down & right. That would double the items visual appeal.

I understand adjusting artwork takes time, but I think it would be worth it. For myself, much of my reason for playing is to build and design visually appealing structures.

For things that auto rotate according to their surroundings, I applaud the programmers for whatever formula they came up with because objects generally face the way I want once everything gets placed. However, for those few exceptions, it would be nice of there were a 'rotate' option in the right click menu.
supermalparit  [developer] Apr 22, 2013 @ 4:57am 
Well, we have the feature noted. So, maybe we will add it in a future patch :)
Action Bastard Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:46pm 
Originally posted by KonfuZer:
For things that auto rotate according to their surroundings, I applaud the programmers for whatever formula they came up with because objects generally face the way I want once everything gets placed.

Oh the programmers do indeed deserve very mch applause for this. I didn't mean to sound unappreciative. The game is wonderful through and through. I just thought that since there is still being work done on it I might make the suggestion.
Phrozone Apr 22, 2013 @ 8:42pm 
I agree with the author, it would be a little bit of work but it would be worth it to appeal to the visuals of such an artistic game. Though it's nice to think the purple throne that only looks good on the end of the table is the King's throne.
BrendyBear Apr 23, 2013 @ 2:47am 
Stairs seem to have all directions drawn, however you have very little control over which direction they actually face. For example, if you try to build a east-west staircase up against a wall, the stairs will face towards the wall in a north-south direction and it looks silly. However if you get rid of the wall, the stairs face east-west. It doesn't seem to have any impact on the function of stairs though. I end up building my stairs away from walls so they face the same direction, it would be nice to be able to choose the direction the stairs face on placement.
I dont think its a priority though, other things, such as hero equipping system or being able to place dirt, sand, jungle etc blocks is far more important.
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Date Posted: Apr 21, 2013 @ 2:23pm
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