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Whilst I agree with you that it's easy enough to do this in the existing game, there's a greater convenience to the player to see this information visually on your HUD in the actual game. And so if FDev can update this in a future update then they should, because it will help players to line up their approach more easily.
That's after all the spirit of this thread, to suggest to the Devi that the requested update would be a nice, useful feature.
For those of you who do not have beta access (or do and hadn't noticed), FD found a way to do this. The left hand HUD, stations now depict fairly accurately the orientation of the nav locked station. I've been able to drop from super cruise within a 10` approach cone all the time now. Nice job FD !
Now, if we can get them to address all the large hulled craft getting grabbed by the station's docking maglocks 30m off the pad. The "new" stations are all correct. They don't engage until ~1m above the pad. Consistency folks. It's what makes it believable.
Station orinantation in SC is one of my favourite QOL changes for 2.3. The final approach in SC feels much more purposeful since you have the opportunity to optimise your approach.
"This is supposedly being fixed in 2.3 actually."
Suppose I could have been more precise than generically "beta" but yes, that was what I was saying ... it is working in v2.3 beta3 and indeed a nice QoL addition.
Now if we could just get them to add a navigation carrot for planet LAN/LON cords.
One of the best new features in 2.3 in my opinion is the station's orientation displayed accurately while in SC.
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One reason is their orientation never changes. It will always be pointing to the planet it orbits. Easiest way is to fly between the orbit of the station and the planet, then point to the station once you think you are close to the radial line from station to planet. You'll always wind up in front and able to see the slot. But a little pointer would be nice to get it dead on every time.
Once the new beta goes live to the public we will be able to properly orient our ships with relation to the mail-slot before exiting Supercruise because the hologram of the station will now move and orient to match the actual target station in space. Personally, this is one of the improvements I like the most about the new patch.
Fly in too fast,use the planets gravity to slow you down,turn to the station and you should drop out facing the entrance.