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Suggestion: For Drone Overlay add upgradable structures and buildable areas
A Construction Drone Hub is the most important structure, else unable to start doing anything or expand. Already have a Show Range, and if select a CDH to place you see all the other CDH's ranges too. Also if to place a structure you either use one of the other overlays to see buildable area or see when the marker switches from buildable green to red.

The current Drone Overlay I rarely use, since roughly know the area already or use other methods mentioned. So by adding to that what structures can be updated (no such overlay ?), give it more use.

More usability can be added by showing buildable areas. Actually could solve this (easily ?) by use the Water Overlay, even free up an overlay slot. Probably other suggestions on additional overlays.
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LadyAquanine735 Dec 4, 2017 @ 4:24pm 
Believe it or not, during testing, when one pressed the button to see drone area, there used to be irregular, color-coded "rings" showing the ranges of all 3 types of drones you already had as a whole. Why they took it out before launch, I don't know, but I found it useful. I asked the developers to put the rings back in, but it's probably not a high priority on their list right now. Anyway, I found ways around this limitation.

Police Drone Hubs - You have two options for this. One, you wait until crimes start happening, and use the Crime button to find out where it's the worst in your colony. The second option is preventative. Good spots to start on would be near residential buildings, nanite processors, and maybe 1 or 2 in your farming area. This will not prevent all crime, and you will still probably have to build more in the future, but it's a very good start.

Scrubber Drone Hubs - Unfortunately, this is one where you're gonna have to set it up so enough can keep your colony safe. Thankfully, each time you set up a Scrubber Drone hub, you'll see the ranges of all the Scrubber drones have that you have previously built, so you can use those ranges, as well as your existing buildings, to find out where to put the next one. If you need to save on nanites, it would be a good idea to build Tier 1 Scrubber Drone Hubs as a precaution, and upgrade them as you make more nanites.

Construction Drone Hub - You can only gauge the ranges of CD's by either building outwards until the game refuses to let you build more, or you can grab a new hub and it shows the ranges of all your previous CDH's combined. It will give you a clear idea where to put the next one.
Mothership Entertainment  [developer] Dec 7, 2017 @ 1:46pm 
Originally posted by StyxAnnihilator:
So by adding to that what structures can be updated (no such overlay ?), give it more use.

The "Structures" overlay already does this.

Point taken about the drone overlays, I'll see what we can do! :steamhappy:
StyxAnnihilator Dec 8, 2017 @ 3:33am 
Ah, thanks! Just missed those tiny blue "arrows".
Can merge Structures and Drone and Water then :steammocking:
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