So at the moment when you mouse over an assembled ship in your inventory you get the following tool tip showing the name of your ship and the cost of the hull only.
It means that if you have two ships of the same type but with different fits you cannot tell which fit is which at a glance unless you remember the names you gave them (which i often don’t). Currently the fastest way to figure out which fit is on which fit is by pressing ‘simulate fit’. What i propose is that the tooltip provide a snapshot of the assembled ships current fit and the value of the whole ship, including fit and cargo. e.g.
Forgive the crappy mock up and all the red. Paint can only go so far and loses a lot of detail if you shrink an image. Hopefully you get the idea.
The idea was inspired by not being able to tell which Nereus i’ve speed fit and which one i’ve cargo fit, so a glance at the modules is all i need. Putting in the actual cost of the fit and any cargo its carrying just makes sense instead of hull only.
I can’t imagine a scenario where you’d have enough of the same ship (but with the same names) that would result in this being useful. If anything, it would end up like the training skills pop up that just ends up being more annoying than useful.
Develop a naming convention for your ships and get use to it.
I use symbols in my ship names so that I can quickly tell when I use multiples of the same hull. Otherwise, I name them specific things like “PP” for Planetary Production.
+ - single active rep
++ - dual rep
() - Buffer
> - afterburner
>> - dual prop
(i don’t use a symbol for MWDs, because I assume that’s default)
etc. etc., find a naming convention that works best for you.
I have over 100 assembled T1 frigs with various fits for pvp. I use multiple fits for incursus, rifters, execs etc etc Sometimes i just want to know which weapon disrupter i currently have on a Condor, Arbitrator or Crucifier. See where i’m coming from?
How about the pop up shows up as it does now originally, but if the mouse is kept over the assembled ship for a few more seconds it then expands to show the fit (it’ll probably need time to load anyways).
I do for ships that i’ve just fit and haven’t undocked in. But i change the names before undocking so as to not advertise fittings to people on D-scan.
On the one hand, I think this kind of mouse-over pop-up could be really neat, so long as there was an option to disable it because that level of pop-up spam would give me fits.
On the other hand…naming your ships accordingly seems like a much less time-intensive and server-straining way to handle this. I suspect that there would be enough lag between the “mouse-over” and the “pop-up” that it may be just as quick to right click and hit “Simulate Fit” is currently.
Overall, I’m “meh” on the idea. Could be useful, but there are existing workarounds and it could stress server performance for very little actual benefit.
Ok, so i don’t know if you know how server ticks works, it seems you don’t…but it takes more than one second to load a simulated fit.
Oh, please enlighten me, wise master.
Dude, that’s a total none-issue. You are simply too lazy to name your ships accordingly.
And yes, it only takes like 1 second to load the simulated fit. Even if not, you are NOT checking hundreds of ships, you’re checking 2, 3 or 4 maybe. Again, simply because you are too lazy to name your ships properly. So don’t blow this out of proportion because you feel spending 10 seconds on checking your ships fits is annoying.
Am i the one getting upset and blowing this out of proportion? Is my text in bold? Is it me insulting others? Take a step back for a moment before you answer…
Yes, you are. You act like it’s complicated and time consuming to find a certain ship among a few ships of the same type.
Ya, writing one word in bold to point out your bullsheit clearly is ME blowing things out of proportion.
And i never insulted you, so don’t play victim.
Dude, that’s a total none-issue.
You are simply too lazy to name your ships accordingly.