For everyone who enjoys Resource Distribution and/or Life Support (or anyone who just wants to help), I’d like to hear which option you think would be better for each of these questions. Answering may be worth your while, as it’ll shape my current project…
Resource connections between parts should be made with:
a) A special Connection STool.
b) Regular Gmod Welds, Ropes, Elastic, and so forth.
If there was a “Hub” or “Pump” or some other sort of centralized controller of resources, should it:
a) Attempt to spread all resources between all areas evenly.
b) Transfer specific resources where they are needed, but otherwise leave things alone.
If you detach a storage tank from the resource network, should it:
a) Be filled as much as possible, to facilitate physically transporting resources.
b) Be filled only a little bit, so the resource network doesn’t lose many resources.
If there was an (optional!) money system for buying parts, how should money be made?
a) By filling storage tanks, then selling them at a profit.
b) With special devices which drain resources, but give you a steady stream of money.
c) I’d always disable the money system, so don’t even bother making it.
When it comes to sound effects:
a) Lots of parts should have them, to create an awesome industrial ambiance.
b) Sounds should be used sparingly, so they don’t get annoying.
By default, who should be allowed to use the parts you spawn?
a) Everyone, since I like building collaboratively.
b) Only me - everyone else will just mess up my stuff.
Should parts wear out and break over time?
a) Yes, repairing the machinery is a fun addition to gameplay.
b) No, having to repair stuff is a boring waste of time.
a) Simplicity - playing a game shouldn’t be work, and new players will love you for it.
b) Complexity - an overwhelming number of options makes for a good challenge.
9) Should parts be able to be destroyed by weapons, explosions, etc.?
b) Not destroyed, but perhaps damaged or disabled.
c) Yes, but make it optional.
- Should the addon come as a single package, or separate core and expansion packages?
a) A single package. Messing with optional expansions is a major hassle. What if I join a server with different packages than I normally use?
b) Separate packages. I don’t want to have to download two-hundred things I’ll never use to get the twenty I really want.