View Single Post
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
12-08-2010, 07:27 AM
Originally Posted by Dassem_Ultor
hmm... maybe you are not using mouse to maneuver? Ehen doing that, the cam is static behind the ship, and for areas that don't have a "floor-grid" there simply is no way to tell if you are level except to release a mouse-button and turn the cam to get a sideways view.
Yeah, I don't use the mouse to manoeuvre in the game. I do remember trying it out ages ago and the camera would lock behind my ship. Does the camera still remain locked even in combat?

I personally doubt I'd have trouble keeping track of my ship's direction of travel (only because I know I have that good sense of spatial awareness) but I can definitely see how without visual markers (terrain/sky, HUD, etc.) how it would be very easily lost for most people. Like I said, I'm all for having a simple UI to pass this information along to the player as long as it can be disabled or at least non-intrusive for those who don't need it.