Greater control over gas tanks function - purge feature

Thrak shared this feedback 17 months ago

It would be great if we could have more control over tanks... essentially the opposite of "stockpile". The ability to purge oxygen tanks, for example, would make custom-built airlocks more manageable, since air vent blocks can't be set to vent into space.

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I believe many more functions should be enabled. For example, having stockpiled hydro tanks on a station means that they will suck the hydrogen out of anything which docks. Usually a station needs tanks of hydrogen only to refuel passing ships. They might possibly have a back-up hydrogen engine for emergency power. Many configurations are possible, but the current binary stockpile toggle is insufficient.

In addition, it seems modded, alternative sized tanks create a lot of lag when chained together. For example, a "wall" of 1x1x3 modded hydrogen tanks created for the purpose of refuelling ships. (Handy, especially on Europa) This causes some kind of fluid-box wave and chews through CPU power on the server.

I feel a lot of things can be done to the current system of "tanking" and should be added to the development queue in a... batch. Something to work on for a week and publish all at once. Thanks in advance!