After reading the below, or if you already knew, do you like how this works?

  1. Yes, seems easy enough.

    8 vote(s)
  2. No, I wish it always went the same way.

    0 vote(s)
  3. Kinda, but there's got to be a better way.

    2 vote(s)
  1. ManaUser

    ManaUser Brain of Cthulhu

    I'm tempted to make this a bug report, but for now I'll just point it out to you guys. Let me know what you think.

    OK, suppose I draw a wire from upper left, to lower right. Sometimes it forms an L, sometimes it makes a flipped L (a crude 7 shape). At first I thought this was random, I finally realized it's controlled by my facing. If I'm facing left, it does horizontal first (flipped L), if I face right, it does vertical first (upright L).

    Maybe this is an actual intended feature, but it seems very strange to me. It would be less confusing if it always did the same thing. You could still control it by simply drawing from the other end.
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  2. Hiromi_teija

    Hiromi_teija Terrarian

    i like it the way it is currently - actually gives you more control than just being position based. If the wire isn't being drawn the way i want, i just tap the arrow key to face the other way
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  3. ZeroGravitas

    ZeroGravitas The Destroyer

    How about renaming this thread to "Grand Design wire path weirdness or feature" (from thread tools). Then add a vote to the thread, either way, and we'll see. :) You can add in this Gif, to your top post if you like (although, I imagine most will see it here anyway):

    I honestly hadn't figured out what was going on there, so thank you. :)
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  4. ManaUser

    ManaUser Brain of Cthulhu

    That's not a gif. :p Good points otherwise though.
  5. Niranufoti

    Niranufoti Plantera

    This is most definitely an intended feature. It's just about impossible to accidentally factor in the palyer's direction when determining how to perform the Mass Wire Operation (that's the technical term btw). And I honestly think it's good that it's this way, because otherwise, if you realize it's the wron way around, you'd need to cancel your current drawing and start anew (or just draw only one line and draw the other one seperately. Thus, I completely agree with @Hiromi_teija above.
    --- Double Post Merged, May 28, 2016, Original Post Date: May 28, 2016 ---
    It actually is, just embedded using the MEDIA tag, which adds playback controls.
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  6. ManaUser

    ManaUser Brain of Cthulhu

    Ugh, why must people complicate things? Guess you're mostly right though. It's been converted to webm, but the original gif is still hiding in there.
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