Tabbed cargo hold

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Latheos
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Tabbed cargo hold

Post by Latheos » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:03 am

I'd really like to see a tab-sorted cargo hold, at least as good as what stations have when shopping through the commodity exchanges. Optimally, what would be most useful would be tabs for:
  • Usables (ROMs, repair kits, etc.)
  • Weapons
  • Armor
  • Devices
  • Ammo
  • All
Devices could be merged in with usables, but having weapons, armor, devices, and ammo in their own tabs would be extremely useful, both for keeping track of what's being carried (for us packrats) as well as figuring out what to dump when space gets tight.

I considered making a suggestion on Ministry, but figured I'd post here first in case this has come up before (a search did not turn up anything, bit that might just be me).

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Re: Tabbed cargo hold

Post by PM » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:05 pm

I would really like this, along with tabs for crates or wrecked stations.
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Re: Tabbed cargo hold

Post by shanejfilomena » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:25 pm

PM wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:05 pm
I would really like this, along with tabs for crates or wrecked stations.
I am not so sure about this part because the looting of a wreck , etc must often be done while watching your back.

However, Cargo Holds & Mules with a tab menu might really be useful to many players that are in PackRat Mode ( as I often would find myself while playing DySys, PlayerShip Drones, etc )

I once separated Armor in a cargo hold because Armor was part of the extension : and I do remember how, if there had been more room in the screen, I would have liked to divy up the cargo hold more.
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Re: Tabbed cargo hold

Post by PM » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:46 pm

Looting wrecks is mostly useful when player stashes all accumulated loot into one wrecked station that no one will disturb. (Except Salvagers, which is why they are kill on sight for players.) I have screens and screens of loot when I manage my stuff, and if I accidently drop my military id or other important item into the loot haystack, it is a pain to find it again. Also, it is annoying when I have to scroll through pages of weapons, devices, and armor before I see and get to commodities I want at the bottom of the list.

Playerships with gigantic cargo holds, such as those seen in Playership Drones, are much the same way.
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Re: Tabbed cargo hold

Post by Derakon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:23 pm

PM wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:46 pm
Looting wrecks is mostly useful when player stashes all accumulated loot into one wrecked station that no one will disturb. (Except Salvagers, which is why they are kill on sight for players.) I have screens and screens of loot when I manage my stuff, and if I accidently drop my military id or other important item into the loot haystack, it is a pain to find it again. Also, it is annoying when I have to scroll through pages of weapons, devices, and armor before I see and get to commodities I want at the bottom of the list.
Proposed solution: destroyed ships and stations collapse into un-dockable rubble some brief time after being disabled. Voila: no more using them as erstwhile loot stashes. :)

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