activate remote blocks with broadcasting + hotkeys to your hotbar
Broadcasting is an awsome feature in space engineers wich due to it's difficult accesability is used far to little especially for smal tasks.
This could be used much better if we where able to hotkey blocks from remote grids (simular like you can do now when piloting a ship and using blocks of that grid) and do actions with it. It would also be cool if your engineer itself can have this option to quikly turn on/off pretty much everything and i should not have to say what a great use this would make for timer blocks.
If the broadcasting link would be broken for whatever reason (antenna off, out of range, etc) this hotkeyd blocks could turn grey so you see you can no longer acces them.
Another cool thing wich really gives long range broadcasting a reason to exist would be that sensors of a grid would be able to activate blocks on another grid perhaps 40km away.
This could create very interesting security systems without ever having to use a script.
some cool things this could much more easily do and would no longer need sensors:
-open/close/on/off doors, hangars, gravity fields, lights, warheads, timer blocks
-with thrust override fly your ships while walking on it and stay in control while youkeep welding/grinding at the same time
-operating creative machienery with pistons and rotors
-piloting a remote grid with just one click
All of these things now require you to be in a cockpit of the grid or have done at least 4 clicks t acces it via remote control. I really hope this feature comes along someday.
Any toughts either by the dev's or the community?