Totally agree that, for consistency's sake, an indicator should be added for hardpoints. As for the contention that "I should know the state of my ship", I have had times where my VoiceAttack AI did something I wasn't aware of until I tried to execute something. Depending on what you're doing, you might miss the sound of the gear dropping or cargo scoop deploying and not realize it until you tried to execute afterburners. Having the hardpoint indicator, while not a deal-breaker, would be a welcome addition and would make sense.My first thought was: you should know the state of your ship, it's not worth it. But the last sentence convinced me. For consistencies sake, it would actually make sense to have that indicator there.
Every little insignificant thing that takes 2 minutes of coding still needs to go through the whole pipeline, from the producers to the designers to the programmers, the artists, the QA team, and deployment. And there's a million little things, all worthy of inclision into the game on their own.So may little things that should be easy to add but ignored and this is another one.
Come on Devs. It can't be that hard.
I fly a multi-role Python regularly & manually scoop with it. As long as hardpoints are retracted scooping is no longer the issue it was. Similarly when entering the SRV I can now clip through the rear bodywork & drive straight out the back rather than having to do a three-point turn or reverse out from under the Python.I appreciate there is a process but some things have been left unattended for years. Take for example the Python scoop alignment problem, it has been around since the ship was released years ago and as a programmer I know it is simply a coordinate adjust and trivial and yet overlooked and ignored.
We have the same scoop, it works the same for me as it does for any other player. AFAIK this was fixed (as far as my issue with it was concerned) probably in 3.3 or earlier.I'm glad your Python scoop works for you but this issue still exists after all these years.
The cargo scoop on the python seems not aligned with the rectangular box window if you keep the target cargo in the mid of the crosshair you can be sure some other part of the ship will hit it, either moving it away or destroying it is extremely tedious to go at 3 m/s speed and guesstimate the...forums.frontier.co.uk
I've suggested here before, and I still think it would be a good idea, that if you press your FSD button and something (gear, hardpoints, scoop) is stopping you from jumping, then pressing it a second time should automatically retract everything. I feel it's a simple, non-disruptive solution.Honestly I'd like to see an "FSD retracts hardpoints" option to go along with the "firing deploys hardpoints" one if they're not going to give us an indicator.