I thought it would be a good idea to do some feedback on decorations and how they are working in r28. This will contain my findings, my ideas. I will also mention a couple of old bugs that have been reported a few releases ago, but i think a small reminder won't hurt anybody. First off, i'm basing most of my findings on this: Spoiler As you can see in the picture i ran into the item limit, this lot is filled up to the brim with items. to give you a idea, this is a castle lot with a limit of 2000 items and 20 lights (exterior limit) The only items i've used here are: - Blocks, both dark and light ones - Wooden walls - Pavers - Gothic tables - A couple of lights I'll be covering some of these in a bit, but first some other things. Item loading: Items are loading smoothly now and people can enter a lot until all items have loaded. So that's a huge improvement. Good Job! Lagg caused by a massive amount of items near eachother: None existent! I've been running around on the highest settings without any problems and found no problems. I also had several other people testing it out (thanks for that!) and they too had no problems. So that's another job well done! Green/red colors when placing items: So i am partly colorblind and have huge issues seeing certain colors at times. Green happens to be one of them, so you can imagine how annoyed i can get while placing items. While the mouse indicator now shows you when you can and when you cannot place a item, it still doesn't tell you if it's in the spot you want it to be. So could we please get some more colors in so that we can switch them when we need it? Item Rotation: It can be done at a fast speed and a slower speed. But i still think that the lower speed is way too fast. Try to place several wooden walls exactly against each other. When i use the current slow rotation i still have problems placing them. Item visibility: This one needs a bit of work i think. Some items only vanish from ways off, while others vanish if you move a little bit away. Blocks, even the smallest ones vanish at a large distance, while gothic tables..well, look at the pic. The stage it shows there is made out of gothic tables surrounded by blocks, no tables in sight while all blocks are showing. This definitely will need to be looked at eventually. Shoving pavers underneath placed block structures: If you place any block 2x2x2 or larger you can shove a paver underneath it after you place said blocks. I would like to see this happen for all deco, it would make placing pavers and rugs soooooo much easier. Lot plates: This is more for people that want to create a stunning looking PoT and want to place lots next to each other. Please get rid of how they work now and find other means to implement them. My problem with them is this: Spoiler You can't place any items on the row the lot plate is located. This also prevents someone from placing lot markers right next to each other to create a larger area to decorate. I think i covered most things while doing normal deco with this. Feel free to add some more if i have missed some. Now..onwards to the feedback about the items i used for building this structure! - Wooden walls: Not much to say here other then that i wish there was a bit more variation to them. Different sizes, different designs. These hold so much potential, not unlike blocks. - Pavers: Let me begin to say that i am a fan of pavers. That said..why are there only 2 variations in-game we can craft!? They aren't even all the great looking either. Now about the newest addition, the giant pavers. They really help keeping down the item count, a good way to cover a lot of ground fast. I'm certain that some people would like to see a even larger version of them as well. - Gothic tables: Item visiblilty..enough said. - Lights: I'm only going to talk about using them outside of a house, since the last time i decorated a houses was eons ago. (basements not included!) I think that the only lights suitable for using outside are streetlights. Other lights just do not give off enough light. Most lights can also not be placed on anything besides the ground or pavers. I would like to be able to place wall torches/lights on any wall as well. Be it blocks, a wooden walls or the outside of a house. - Blocks: Ah..blocks..where to start.. Love em, hate em. Love them because you can use them to create great things, hate them because they are so restricted and hard to place. Currently the usage of these can be very frustrating if you do not know how to avoid them. Several blocks have a couple of issues which make them very hard to use. a) General problems: -You can barely place any items on blocks. The only things you can place are far and in between. I would like to be able to place things like statues, braziers and lots more stuff like that. -Blocks with a width of 1 are extremely hard to place without using a way to work around it. Spoiler Work around: Place several blocks around the block you want to place another block on. Spoiler The key is to create a bigger surface here. A larger surface means easier to place blocks. -Another problem is that blocks can only be placed on top of one another if the center if the blocks has some kind of surface underneath it. Spoiler Problems with individual blocks: These are more like bugs. But a lot of blocks have problems with being placed on other blocks. Especially the 1x1x2 and archway blocks. Not even the earlier work around will be able to give you perfect placement of them, even if you are able to place them that way. Funny thing is that if you place blocks ON them, there are no problems at all. Unless it's another 1x1x2 block. *shrugs* Spoiler I think all blocks should be checked to solve this one. To see if the "sticky" areas are in the right place. That covers this part of the feedback. I'm still not done though! Some older reported bugs that are still around: - On occasion i'm still picking up items through other items. - That bug that turns stacks of items into a mess is still around. So do not turn stacks of items, only turn them one at a time! Things i would like to see in the future: - More types of everything in various sizes. Be it blocks, wooden walls, pavers, fences and other stuff. - A lot more things we can craft in-game. Give us something that isn't sold in the add-on store as well and looks better there. Things i want to see, but will never happen: - A higher stack limit (only 2 more stacks will do!) Random ideas (some of these i have mentioned earlier on): - Get rid of lot plates as they are now. - The ability to place pavers and rugs AFTER you place other decorations. - Not counting rugs and pavers as part of a stack! I have another idea for PoT's which might not be even a viable idea, but i will mention it anyway. Make a huge item limit for PoT's. And distract some of it once you place a lot marker. This way people have the opportunity to create large event areas without having to place several lot deeds. Edit: If the above idea isn't viable could we perhaps get the ability to "link" lots together? Decorating over several lots comes with a lot of restrictions, especially at the lot borders. I'm not saying that we should be able to place a larger house on "linked" lots, but that we can place things like blocks on the lot borders so we can continue whatever we are making on the next lot without having to make a breakline exactly at the borders of the lots. That's all i have for now. If you managed to read through it all, please leave some feedback if you have any. Feel free to add your own decoration problems since i have probably forgotten to mention some. Ath.