- Jul 30, 2021
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I propose that you can use the keyboard and/or mouse to move and rotate items around in the area you are decorating. For instance, you walk into your home and drop the item you want to move. Right click and choose MOVE -> UP/DOWN (Z axis) or FORWARD/BACK/LEFT/RIGHT (X & Y axis). Once in this mode, you use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the item into the desired place. Shift and CTRL could increase or decrease the increments of movements. Then hit ENTER to exit the MOVE mode. To rotate, you could choose ROTATE from the radial menu and be able to use either the mouse and/or arrow keys to rotate the object into the correct rotation. Once you are happy with that, hit ENTER to exit the rotation mode.
I think the community as a whole would benefit from this and we would see more people take the time to decoration their living areas. The only possible negative impact I could see would be the Developers figuring out the code to implement this. Like I said at the beginning of this, I have no idea what would be involved with that part.
Decorating one's home, guild hall, city buildings or POB ships is a big part of the fun of SWG, and it allows more individuality and creativity from the players. This method would allow for finer control of the decorating process.
Using the move or rotate furniture commands can be a bit cumbersome at times, trying to get things in the right place and turned just right. I would propose a new way of decorating your homes, buildings and POB ships. When I played LOTRO, they had hooks in the houses for certain items. This did not give us the freedom to decorate like we currently can in SWG. I feel there can be an easier way to decorate than the current system in place. The coding to implement it on the other hand, I have no idea what would be involved.