Hello guys, :)
first: thank you for releasing the BETA of the new "Eden editor". The second thing I have to mention is that my English is not the best, but I hope that you will understand my main points.
The first reaction to the "beta button" was: "OMG!!!! :O". And I directly started to download it. And now after testing it, I want to give you a short feedback.
Playing around in the editor was very amazing and it was very easy to handle. But I already gathered some experience in Zeus (so it was quite easy for me to understand the controls and such). That's why I was very exited to get new news of a "3D Editor".
The main thing missing in Zeus was a "pause"-button or something. So that I can play around in the world, while editing it like in Zeus. But there was the problem that the units I've placed immediately started to move. Or another example: Let's say I create a mission which last up to 15 minutes. Now I test it and after 8 minutes of playing in this mission I notice that there is a problem - or a thing missing - and now I want to enter the Eden-Editor again. The problem now is, that I have to restart and play the complete mission if I did something wrong in creating the it.
*Hope you can understand this. :)*
I want to play in a scenario while I can still edit it. (like Zeus) So I walk down a street and I would like to spawn some enemies in front of me. In Zeus I was able to do this, but there was the problem I already mentioned - they directly started to move... The other way around -> In Eden I now can edit a scenario in 3D (amazing!!) but I can't edit a mission while I'm directly playing in it.
My wishes are that you implement something like a "pause" and "play" - button in Eden and a timeline so that you can rewind or 'fast forward' in the mission, so that I don't have to play the whole mission again up to this point where I have corrected something. If this would be possible to realize, then I would be the happiest guy on the world! :)
I added a picture (made with paint, so don't expect anything :D).
The left picture shows how I see the "new interface" (not really, but I think this let you know how I mean this.
The right picture should show the "Edit this mission"-button - but this should mean, it will keep the situation and I only enter the Editor again!!!!! That's the main thing I miss yet!
If you still don't know what I mean or you have some other question to me, you should answer me (here in forum!? or) in an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.