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Ludovide
Ludovide
Posts: 9

11 days ago
Something I really miss about sunless sea is the ship’s headlight. It added to the atmosphere of discovery and the darkness of the neath. However, in skies we have no headlight. Maybe they thought it would take away from the train astetic, but trains most certainly can have headlights. I hope they bring it back, even if it were only visual with no gameplay aspect. It would help me figure out the background from the foreground. They could even make it slowly raise your heat when you have the light on so it would be dangerous to have on during combat.
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Jimmius
Jimmius
Posts: 20

11 days ago
did you mean to post this 4 times
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FailbetterFuzz
FailbetterFuzz
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Posts: 56

10 days ago
Whoops, I think your finger slipped wink I've deleted the other 3 posts.


Thanks for the feedback on this one.
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Malcolm Harris
Malcolm Harris
Posts: 25

5 days ago
To my knowledge, locomotive headlights were a specifically American innovation because of the rougher terrain and longer journeys that trains had to take. Would still be a nice addition to the game, however.
edited by Malcolm Harris on 10/16/2017
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John Moose
John Moose
Posts: 233

4 days ago
I don't know if it's just from my SS experience and habits, but I do feel like there's something missing without the light.

Also, should it get added, I think it'd be a really nice addition to its riskiness if driving with it on had a small chance of triggering a menace event, such as "Something vast has seen us". I'm thinking it could be done in the same way as the various over heating events in SS, to add an element of fear to shining a bright light into relative darkness full of monsters.

Make it a correspondence lamp, even, if you want to find out what the squealing of a thousand fans sounds like.

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FailbetterFuzz
FailbetterFuzz
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4 days ago
Malcolm Harris wrote:
To my knowledge, locomotive headlights were a specifically American innovation because of the rougher terrain and longer journeys that trains had to take./quote]

I did not know this!


As for Skies, I don't think we'll be introducing a headlight to the locomotive, however we do need to think about the issue of being able to confidently tell what you are going to crash into and what you'll fly over (other than firing your weapons at something). Our designers are still mulling this one over.
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