I have requested this directly to Gold Dean via MSN, but since I'm more annoying on MSN than I am on forums (I hope), I decided to post it here.
I think it'd be useful for builders to have a type of system in which they can select which objects they want to modify with the mouse, and then change them all at once.
I suggest there be a feature that lets you click an object to select it, and click it again to de-select it. The object can be given an overlay of some sort that only you can see (this is possible in BYOND), so that you know when/if it's selected. You can then select multiple objects at once. Then, you can modify all selected objects at once by using the normal verbs like "Destroy Object" or "Change Object Icon". The selected objects will be modified and then your selections will be reset. (As in, everything you selected will be de-selected.)
Since not too many BYOND developers know how to do this, I've written some BYOND code for Chao Chatterz that could make this system possible. It can be found here: www.byond.com/members/LXShadow/files/Unserious.txt . The selected_objects list is a list of actual objects, so it shouldn't be hard to loop through them and change their settings in one go.
[This is just a suggestion and need not be taken seriously. It wasn't last time anyways.]
I don't think changing the object icon would lag: you'd select an amount of objects, and you'd all be able to set them to an icon with that verb. That's just one icon. When it's applied to other objects, the user's cache deals with that. It shouldn't be and different from using the normal Change Object Icon verb by itself, if I'm not mistaken.
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