Overall, I’m enjoying my time with automation and look forward to July to enjoy the partnership between beam and automation. Congrats to the devs of this game, I think you have a solid game here and I think it can only continue to improve.
I had a few suggestions that I thought may help the game by adding some small quality of life improvements and some general suggestions.
-Merge option & copy/paste:
Simply put, the option to merge objects together to form one. This would be especially useful for making badges. Could could make the badge and then save it afterwards for further use later. Also a copy/paste option would be nice, especially if your making something that you need multiple of like an exhaust tip.
While the fixtures mostly have enough for all your needs, there are a couple missing that I noticed(and usually have to make). Diffusers, canards, and hatch back wings(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0909/4394/products/DSC08116_copy_530x.jpg?v=1468435373). The first two can be made(but don’t look particularly great) and the third simply aren’t there. The game could benefit from adding these to completely flesh out the aero aspect(and generally less ricer wings would be nice, maybe a wing like Forza or wings based on rear world functional wings(if possible)). I’d also like to mention the lack exhaust tips. While you can make exhausts with grills that are available easily enough(so this isn’t a massive concern), the exhaust tips department are really lacking in variety with little explanation why(perhaps it was forgotten about due to time constraints and available resources, which I fully understand). More fixtures overall would be very much appreciated and introduction of the aero parts above for those who want them.
With the boxer/flat 4/6 engines and I5’s coming in July, there’s only a few missing from the game at this point. I suspect W engines, hybrid electric and diesel to be already planned so I won’t go over those. The few engines that I think should be added after the boxer/flat and I5 update are: Boxer/flat 8 and 12s, and in-line 8s. These motors, while no longer seen today, were an important part of automotive history. On the current engines, I’d just like to see the option to twin turbocharge an I6 be made available. I also think that the V16 should be made free for everyone, if it’s the same price as the turbo/super pack in the FAQ $10 usd is absurd pricing for something so minor. A single engine is worth 1/3 of the games price tag, I’m sorry but this seems really like something that EA would do. I hope when the V16s show up that this isn’t the case, I expect some where at $1 would be reasonable or just free for anyone who purchases BeamNG drive(or even free for everyone for being awesome).
That’s all I got so far, can’t say anything on the campaign. Great game so far, keep up the great work.