As you already know, the next version will have painted wires. I’ve seen a lot of you say that wires should not connect to wires of different color, apart from non-painted wires which should connect to everything.
After some fiddling with the electricity system I added it, but please tell me whether you are sure this is a good idea?
This is how it looks in action:
As far as I can see it has these positives:
- You can make smaller circuits because you don’t have to worry so much about wires connecting inadvertently
- All existing builds work as previously (because they have only non-painted wires that connect to everything)
- You can still use it for marking function of wires, as long as entire wire is the same color, which you would probably do anyway (unless you wanted to do multicolored markings, but that seems like an extreme corner case)
I can’t see any negatives.
I don’t have time to pore over this forever, please have a think and let me know whether you foresee any problems? Or if you see a way to generalize this idea any further, perhaps some colored wires interactions with other electric blocks?
We can still back off from this, but once it is released there will be no going back, because people will start using it in their builds.