Evangeline Arcadia Posted June 19, 2019 Share Posted June 19, 2019 (edited) Houseboat roation is briefly discussed in this thread but I don't want to derail the the original subject, so starting this one here. The houseboats are lovely, but the one gripe I really have with them is orientation of the 32x32 plots. I really feel that all the houseboats on these plots would be better if they were turned 90 degrees so that these short sides with the windows face outward to the water, rather than the long walls (i.e. just like the 16x32 ones are). In all of them the floor to ceiling lovely windows (i.e. great view) are at the end short side of the boat, thus they face neighbours if you have boats on either side (even if you have only on one side you end up with your windows facing them). The Evening Star is not too bad because it has a couple of long windows on either wall so that gives somewhat of a good view from the inside. Looking at the configurations of the walkway docks that surround the boats it should work (except for the Evening Star as the doors are on the side which would be facing out - but I'd be prepared to fly in instead!).(does work for Evening Star, see posts below). Yes you'd have a little less water space in the front but more at the side, so I don't think it's a loss there. I sized my Wallower with a prim and rotated it to see the spacing - see the pic below. You can see the prim surrounded with an orange boarder. The white borders are the water space around the houseboat with the new configuration, so you see it's still really good. In the above example the front door would now be on the walkway behind, the long windows now face out to the sea, and there are also a couple of long ones facing the plot water on the boats left side. So pretty nice all round. I would have like to do examples for the other boats but don't want to mess up my home:) But I think you can see it would work. The worst one is the Windlass. The short front end with the windows looks onto your neighbours - example below. This style would be soo much nicer rotated 90 anti-clockwise. If it was moved up against the right side walkway (bottom pic) then the stairs would still work. I would love LL to give us the option of being able to rotate the boat as part of the houseboat controller options. I did submit a suggestion for this via Jira which came back as 'unactionable', but I'm not giving up hope that maybe something can be done!! Edited June 19, 2019 by Evangeline Arcadia 1) added Windlass pics 2) updated image 6 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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