Energy Bar not filling up all the way

VahnkiljoyVahnkiljoy Posts: 107Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Optimizr
The energy bar seems to never fill all the way up.

Comments

  • ROCKFISH_MarcoROCKFISH_Marco Posts: 38Moderator
    It means you have devices installed that allocate part of your available energy, e.g. you shield. We'll probably make that more obvious in the future.
  • VahnkiljoyVahnkiljoy Posts: 107Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Optimizr
    Yeah cause that is just confusing and really I don't think the shield should be impacting your energy anyway, we already have plenty of OTHER things to worry about draining our energy, the shield should not even factor into it imo.
  • ROCKFISH_HCKROCKFISH_HCK Posts: 562Moderator
    Yes. We already agreed on dropping the idea of a shield device and make it a fixed component of your ship that cannot be removed and does not impact your ship's energy core.
  • EchoReaperEchoReaper Posts: 21Member, Common Alpha Backer
    Even if the shield wasn't going to be made a fixed component, the energy bar should display the fill of the total usable energy, not including any components that passively take a chunk out of it. That seems like a more graceful UI behavior than a partially filled bar with some hints on why it's not filled up.
  • ROCKFISH_AndiROCKFISH_Andi Posts: 1,086Moderator

    Even if the shield wasn't going to be made a fixed component, the energy bar should display the fill of the total usable energy, not including any components that passively take a chunk out of it. That seems like a more graceful UI behavior than a partially filled bar with some hints on why it's not filled up.

    The downside of this would be that when picking up a passive device you won't notice in the HUD that it takes away from your pool and you now have less energy. I think we should rather work on the energy bar and put an obvious seperator in there or use a different color for the allocated pool.
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