Product Manager - Roden Shipyards
Hey.Regarding your latest entry: I am one of the hull first builders, that only roughly outlines the interiours requirements. I strongly recommend to rephrase that part. Building half of the interiours first is only one approach, and not the best one. The best one is that, that fits the individual players style. The way you write it hinders people that have other creative approaches to building their ship. I suggest you say "there are several ways to build a ship, building interiours first is one, many people just outline what they want and then they build the hull first". Some people ignore interiours completely when they build the ship.
I just think you should try to compell to all playstyles Starmade offers. And I really think that building interiours first is a bad way to build a ship. Never have built even one ship like that. Allways have built exteriours first. Just thinking that alot of players can get discouraged if they build that way. The only requirement to build a thought out ship is to roughly outline and know, if you want to have certain interiour elements in your ship (good examples is to decide beforehand if you want a hangar or even more, size of bridge). If you want for example a certain cockpit its mandatory to know how big you want it.
But only IF you want certain interiour elements, building interiour first is a good approach. And even then outlining them can be enough. Building interiour first if you want your ship for example because of alot of turrets is a really bad approach then. Be a little more distinct imo.
Ok. Thanks for the heads-up I will expand on this topic and add more build style choices as soon as I can.