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Author Topic: Add accelerate/accelerate backwards engine toggle option for battle  (Read 215 times)


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Currently, engaging your engines forward or backwards requires you to constantly press a button as if pressing a pedal on an old car with no speed governor instead of setting a ship's speed. This can quickly become bothersome, especially on larger ships, when the player is maneuvering or dealing with other factors in combat and does not seem to have a gameplay reason behind it.

Something that is often found in naval games (even speedy arcade ones) and is very practical for gameplay (on top of being a realistic option) is to be able to toggle your engines forward or backwards. My suggestion is to either add a menu option to have the accelerate/accelerate backwards keys work as a toggle instead of needing to be always pressed, or to add a pair of keybinds for toggle forwards/backwards incase players want both options at the ready.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 03:01:44 AM by Helldiver »
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