First off, a friend and I jumped in together and we’re having a great time! I can hardly wait to see where the game goes. It’s not easy to just pick up on at all but after playing for 10-12 hours, we’re finally sort of getting used to it.I do fear however, that the game is going to get extremely repetitive in a short period of time.
That said, the two most aggravating things for both of us have been this (with number one being WAY worse.
Docking - the docks are slim and I feel they should be widened. I don’t understand beating your shields to death, just trying to get in or out of the docks. The worst part though? Trying to find the right dock for your ship. It’s a complete nightmare! To me (and I know nothing about coding) the docks should be color coded or all should be red accept for the one for your ship type, have icons or something to differentiate between them. I can honestly say, I’ve probably spent 2 hours in total, just trying to dock in my short time played. This part is a nightmare, honestly.
Navigation - I realize it’s space and up can be anywhere but I feel there should at the very least be a compass, or even just a North arrow on the radar. I’m finally getting to understand the radar a a tad but it’s not simple for sure. So for instance, I pull up the missions and see that I need to go to “station a”, I mark it on my HUD and spent minutes looking in every direction, to spot planet “name” that “station a” is associated with, before I can finally take off to it.
On the same topic, I wish it were somehow easier to know that you have to go all the way around a planet to get to said station, while many times, we assume the station is on the ground. Could the stations have some sort of a color code or even words differentiating them?
Last but not least is the hugely obvious - there should definitely be an in-game tutorial. I also think a “dueling arena” scenario would be cool. This could be used not only for practicing as a beginner but just for people to go duel. It could also be cool to program in so that you could spawn NPC’s to play against of you choose to do so for practicing against them. I must say, being so ignorant to the game when first stepping in and actually playing against people that were good at it was pretty overwhelming and I’ve seen several people rage quit over in just my first two days.
Anyway, I tried to keep it short for you - if you can change the docks ASAP, that would be FANTASTIC!