In survival these tool will always be in the inventory, but you are free to place them in the inventory bar or not.
I will provide bindable quick access key to equip them fast for advanced player, but they will not be necessary to play (you can simply drag the tool in our item bar, and select it - like a pickaxe in Minecraft)
There will be three tools for doing specific things:
Instead of having paint color as normal item, you will have a paint tool. As nobody use right click to assign a default color (me included), RMB would be assigned to open an color wheel. So changing color would be much much faster.
Also, it would be possible to have several paint tool in the item bar, it would always be the same physical tool but with a different paint, in order to switch between them fast when painting a ship livery for example.
This one is not that much of a big change really.
A few people complained about the way we interact with logical component. I agree the current scheme is not really satisfying. Having a dedicated Link tool would allow:
- To always see assignment links when tool is equiped.
- To link several time a button or a gate output! That means that we would get rid of dual link and quad link command, which would be a massive speedup imo, and will also save some room.
- No need for callback command! Indeed you could simply Link your rotator or system to a button or a gate. The link would be refactored to show the direction of the signal.
- LMB will be to assign, RMB to reset (or the other way around, dont matter)
Instead of destroying stuff with LMB (by default), you would need to equip a Delete tool. To compensate for that a delete action would be added to the quick action wheel, for when you just want to delete a block.
This tool could allow a smoother delete experience, like having the bulk delete while simply holding RMB (no crappy SHIFT or CTRL key to be hold). It could also be harder to delete stuff by mistake.
I guess this is the change that could piss off experienced player the most, as you loose the ability to isnta-delete, but as I will provide quick access key this could be somewhat compensated.
Looking forward to hear your though on that, new players and the old guard.