Two rather small things inspired by my latest f…up in the campaign:
Ability to revert the sign-off of a project if the time wasn’t unpaused.
Well, sometimes the player forgets about sth that had to be done in a project and remembers it right after signing it off, or while working on another project in the same paused time - that’s a really frustrating moment. It’s not like those virtual engineers actually started anything, right? Yet we can’t fix it anymore. Such project could display in a special state “just signed off”, for example with a mixed yellow/green bar and a tooltip saying “This project will enter engineering as soon as you unpause. Until then you can make last minute changes!” and of course still being editable.
Inability to sign-off a project with red warnings.
Red warning is definitely something the player wants in their project - it’s basically a sign that something is very much broken and requires urgent fixing if the project is to make any sense. Yet still, even such a warning can be ignored with enough lack of attention or knowledge about the game. The idea is to show a message right in the middle of the screen when the player tries to sign-off that it’s not possible due to a red warning shown below, with the option to go back to the project or exit to the hub (in case fixing that needs something outside of the current project).