DLC decorative block interaction
Congrats on the first DLC for SE Keen. I really believe no one will have issue with some decorative blocks being part of a DLC as we want to support SE and the pricing is very fair. However I want to request one small change. I would like if the DLC blocks remained interactive for users who have not bought them. Why? Because designs/builds will require these blocks for proper use both in single player blueprints and in multiplayer gameplay. Block interaction will give people incentive to buy the DLC content because they will be "trying before buying" and it will not interrupt their gameplay if they do not buy. If most people do not buy the DLC then most builders will not use these blocks. Which encourages people not to buy the DLC because very few people use them.
Please let people interact with these blocks on builds if they do not own the DLC. Everything else can remain the same without change. People who have not purchased the DLC cannot build these new blocks in anyway. I believe that will be fair for everyone and will provide overall gameplay improvement for everyone.
A slight change from the announcement -
"If you decide not to purchase the Decorative Pack, but you want to play with friends or other players who did buy the Decorative Pack, you will still be able to join a multiplayer game or server with them and enjoy the game. In this case, you will be able to view and interact with these new blocks, but you won’t be able to build them"
The Arma game series has used a similar method to what I am suggesting and it was been very successful. All DLC is included in the base game for use and interaction. However people who have not bought the DLC content cannot spawn the DLC content themselves. The "try before you buy" has worked great for Arma and I believe it will work for space engineers as well. Please make this happen Keen.