I think we should be able to build stairs on top of one another. The stairs on top would connect to the bottom ones with pillars just like platforms.
The way it is now, you have to place the stairs in a different place every time you go up a floor, which makes it hard to have tidy buildings.
Under consideration Suggestion Suggested by: Ephora • Upvoted: yesterday • Comments: 16
I second this, its hard to make tall structures if you cant build a proper staircase by stacking stairs on top of each other
Björn Björkman Bäckström
At the moment, you need to place a double platform to be able to put a new stair on it. However, I do like the idea of tidier stairs.
Or maybe a corner stair, a 3 block stair (2×2) where the top is a platform that can be connected to. (the elevation is divided over the 2 blocks, but has the 90 degree bend in it)
Now a big stair has a minimum of 3×2 blocks footprint.
a corner stair would make that 2×2
would also work very good on elevating while snaking buildings
I don't think a single tile staircase going straight up would be graphically appealing or to scale. But some kind of stackable elevating system should exist IMHO.
When building a (large) stairwell, it would be nice if the stairs can placed directly above each other.
Gin Fuyou Admin
"STAIRWELL | Stairs on the edge of a platform for building large stairwells" (suggested by Arnold on 2021-10-04), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I think a 1 by 1 by 1 solid Stairwell block would work great. They could stack on top of each other, and a beaver entering such structure could exit through any door in the same stack. Would probably save on pathfinding as well. Alternatively it could be a ladder block, but that would need ladder climbing animation.
It could be interesting if only beavers that are not carrying stuff could use it.
A spiral staircase could be a solution :)
I think stackable stairs and curve stairs combined are a good idea. It's hard to carry goods on ladders (as has been suggested on a different feature vote here), but stackable stairs in straight, and 90° left and right turn, would still allow lots of freedom with building. Maybe make them "expensive" by requiring metal or enhanced planks.
That would leave very little headroom for the beavers when walking up and down the stairs. I don't think that this is really necessary, it is already very accommodating to have a double platform fit neatly down over a stair case.
All this change really means is that you can place your new stair one tile further forward. In your attached picture you can place the staircase on the yet to be built platform that the bottom of the red lines touch. You would have to get up from that level anyway, so you are only saving one cube of space in your version of stair-stacking.
I commented about this same thing in a different thread just yesterday (the one about what can be placed under platforms), but this thread is way more appropriate, so I may as well post the image made to demonstrate how that might look (a specific stair-piece made to go over an already existing stairs).
This would be great to have. In the end you can usually fit a staircase somewhere, but directly stacking them would improve the looks of a lot of buildings. This could be its own item at a higher cost, after all it's combining the staircase with the platform it would otherwise be placed upon.
I love how this game let's you stack buildings to create bigger structures and this would be a welcome addition to enhance that even further.
Additional stair options would be greatly appreciated. While I do have a lot of fun weaving routes through my unplanned vertical settlements, the results could be best described as labyrinthine. (see horrifying attachment)
Stackable stairs would be a great start, but a curved stair block that goes up a level and turns 90 degrees at the same time would also save a huge amount of space in vertical builds :)
I don't agree. It would take the challenge of building away. Now you need to plan your builds and if you had all these fancy infinite one tile stairs, all this challenge would be taken away. One thing that would be cool, though, would be the ability to have late game powered elevators.
An alternative would to add ladders. They would stack on top of each other and allow for an exit to either side at every level