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Turf update - shovel hurts the look and feel.

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TshirtToby    10

Turf operationally is fine and works. But now when you walk around holding a shovel you have a neon green square around your courser. Annoying and not at all with the feel of the game.

I suggest changing to 4 small black Xs or eliminate it.

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mobius187    29

Turf operationally is fine and works. But now when you walk around holding a shovel you have a neon green square around your courser. Annoying and not at all with the feel of the game.

Damn, Far Cry 3 made me miss this update last night! Curse my need to kill pirates! :o

However from just the sound of it, and the trailer, I can see how this could get annoying.

I suggest changing to 4 small black Xs or eliminate it.

I don't think we can eliminate it or we would just be guessing which area is going to be dug-up. So maybe switching it so it's less noticable would work better.

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neotask    10

It is very annoying. Very. I would suggest to make a different tool for this turfing altogether. Something more serious looking than shovel (we are digging big patches of earth, this is not a thing for a simple shovel) dedicated for this would be much better.

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Penassa    31

They could make it so it only shows while we press a hotkey like ctrl or something.

that may be difficult for new players to then pick up on that mechanic if you do that.

but i do agree its very annoying.

a different tool altogether would be nice.

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Russian    33

> Turf operationally is fine and works. But now when you walk around holding a shovel you have a neon green square around your courser. Annoying and not at all with the feel of the game.

Agree. Haven't played the updated version yet, but on the videos is looks very out-of-worldly, so to say.

And, generally, we going to play a game of adventure or a game of terraforming?

I am not really _criticizing_ this, but this "target cursor" is from another type of game.

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Syd    232

I think there should still be a grid pattern so you know what tile you're picking up, but perhaps the art for the grid should be redone to fit the game's style.

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jakassme    8

maybe it could be a (see threw)clear color but still able to be seen so all the player that dont like it will get there way :p

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McMatthew    22

I just played a bit of don't starve and I don't get a green square, I get 4 white lines marking the area. It looks very nice.

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Xuhybrid    259

I tried it just now and its not as bad as it is in the video.

I used a gold shovel at night.

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And a flint shovel at day.

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So there really is no difference.

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Ran    15

I'd say simply making it white/gray, perhaps with some transparency, and much thinner would work. Maybe also making it discontinued rather than full. Even a really really thin line can be noticeable in something like that, it won't be hard to see.

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Xuhybrid    259

If you decide to come to the forums are not even read the announcement, i pity you.

They said the next update is coming next week. **** why am i even telling you? You're too lazy to read.

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BarovSoap    878

I had a thought. Perhaps a Spade for turfing and a Shovel for other things. If you are like me than you would know the difference between the 2 and also know that a spade square and is made for digging while a shovel is rounded and more for carrying.

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BarovSoap    878

It was just me or this update was so lack =/ ?? ALso they didnt fix the dupe bug and stuff =/

This wasn't the update, this was more of something Kevin was working on to keep us (the community he loves so much) happy until the true update next week or so.

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I like it. It's ugly, yes, but it's also extremely clear, and an excellent reminder to not walk around with the shovel equipped unless you plan to use it. Accidental shoveling is one of the most annoying aspects of the game, and I'm utterly delighted to have this visual reminder to help me avoid it.

Ugly like a pedestrian barrier around an open manhole! I like my ugly barrier!

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BarovSoap    878

Accidental shoveling is one of the most annoying aspects of the game

Although I have done this more than I can even remember you can't blame the game for working how it's supposed to due to your (and my) own carelessness.

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Palpetinus    839

My solution idea: Hold shovel -> no lines or anthing at all.

When you press and hold right click, the lines appear, when you let go the character moves in and digs.

Thoughts?

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mobius187    29

I like it. It's ugly, yes, but it's also extremely clear, and an excellent reminder to not walk around with the shovel equipped unless you plan to use it. Accidental shoveling is one of the most annoying aspects of the game, and I'm utterly delighted to have this visual reminder to help me avoid it.

Is it just me or is the shovel the most "don't run around with this equipped" tool? I mean, I know the hammer breaks things, but we all know that's what it does. I recall randomly digging up berry bushes... back before the Devs were kind enough to have the berries drop when you accidentally do that. :p

But yes, it would help us avoid "accidents" with turf. Also, I really don't run around that often with the shovel equipped. usually it's my axe or spear/spikey stick.

I like it but instead it could be hold shift or alt.

I considered this too... but I was worried it wouldn't be obvious to players new to the game.

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BarovSoap    878

I considered this too... but I was worried it wouldn't be obvious to players new to the game.

And for that reason they will come to the forums and ask their good pal mobius how to operate it :D

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mobius187    29

And for that reason they will come to the forums and ask their good pal mobius how to operate it :D

No problem, first you need to click the following: ↑ + A + B + → + ↓ + ↓ + B + A

Phew! Then you can dig up the turf... :p

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Is it just me or is the shovel the most "don't run around with this equipped" tool? I mean, I know the hammer breaks things, but we all know that's what it does. I recall randomly digging up berry bushes... back before the Devs were kind enough to have the berries drop when you accidentally do that. :p

But yes, it would help us avoid "accidents" with turf. Also, I really don't run around that often with the shovel equipped. usually it's my axe or spear/spikey stick.

That's my point: We don't and shouldn't run around with the shovel equipped, but we do, without noticing. So this is a huge improvement! It reminds me to equip my weapon or pickaxe (I don't like running with axe equipped. No Pig King and I don't like accidentally wasting axe durability when I'm using auto-action with the spacebar, but it's a lot less of a big deal.)

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