Can We Get Block Stats Please?

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I would really love to have block stats added to the block info window. Most especially, I’d like weapon stats like damage, fire rate, aim arc (how far the weapon can turn to aim) and track speed. I don’t need a fancy graphic display for it, either. Just add the technical stats to the bottom of the description.

I would like the stats so I can make more strategic decisions for the weapons I want to attach to my techs. I know I can look up a wiki or a guide, but having the stats listed in-game would make all of it so much more convenient.
 

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honestly would be convenient to match weapons with similar fire rates or reload and unload times so my techs are actually synced
And it puts your mind at ease once you place that weapon on your tech. No more wondering if you made the right choice in weapons.

Then for all blocks, it’d be way better than the vague comparisons in the block descriptions. “Stronger than ___, weaker than ___” is suboptimal for making block choices (looking at you, gyros!). What if I am taking weight or health into account? And all the powered blocks, imagine how much more efficient we could make our bases and techs if we knew perfectly how much our batteries hold and how much power bubble projectors consume!
 
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This is why mods exist. just scroll to the JSON part of a block mod and see all of the things. VERY convenient
Do you mean that sarcastically? I admit I’m a tad confused.

I didn’t actually know there was a way to look up the block stats. Supposing it doesn’t involve reading through hundreds of lines of code, I should like to check it out. If it does, I‘ll just stick to the wikis and guides. As an aspiring programmer, I find that there’s a time to code and a time to play, and those times shouldn’t mix.
 

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'D be nice, wouldn't it.
Yeah, I'd dig a quick view menu option. Maybe you'd need a tech part to see the menu? Like a little block that lets you see the stats in said menu.
 

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I actually figured this thread died lol. I put the subject way behind me.

kinda, more like a detailed widget/in-game wiki that provides detailed stats(like damage, rate of fire, turning rate, energy capacity, torque, energy usage/production, etc.)
Honestly, I don’t even care to have hard numbers. I figure those would be easier coding wise, but if it was as simple, visually speaking, as icons representing the stat and sliders/bars vaguely describing the stat, I’d consider that good.

I should also note, hard numbers are only as helpful as they are readable. For example, Robocraft provides stats for its weapons, but I can tell you now I wouldn’t be able to figure out how those stats translate into gameplay. Sure, it might actually be simpler than I make it out to be, but it’s not blatantly obvious when you read the stat what it means. So I am all for some stats in the block menu UI, but if those stats aren’t inherently self-explanatory, then something more user-friendly (i.e. the bar graphs) would be preferred.