Allow players to set their default color
Allow players to set on their profiles their default color. An addition to this would be to let players rate the colors in case they join a room/game where their configured colors are already taken.
When a player enters/creates a game lobby:
* if the player's #1 ranked color is not yet taken, that will be the player's default color.
* if the player's #1 ranked color is already taken, then the player's #2 ranked color will be the player's default color. (and so on until the player is assigned a color from its configured color rankings)
* if the other player who has the #1 ranked color leaves the game or selects a different color, the player's color will automatically change to the #1 ranked color.
When playing with 6+ people, if everyone is already in the lobby, you can't swap colors and are stuck with what you were assigned, as it just says "that color is not available," because it's already assigned to another player. Would be helpful if no one was assigned a color to start and you have to pick your color from the drop down, or have more color options than the number of players so that switching can happen.
This would be amazing.
Allow users to define their Preferred Color, which will determine which color they start out with when they first enter a lobby.
Personally, I find myself always changing my color to orange upon entering every lobby if its available.
(Alternate design, though more complex - let players build an ordered list of the colors they prefer, and they'll automatically be assigned the first one that is available upon entry)
"Preferred Color" (suggested by b on 2020-10-05), including upvotes (8) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"An option in the profile settings to pick a standard color (if available)." (suggested by SepticAxe on 2020-10-15), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Allow Colors to Swap" (suggested by Sarah on 2020-04-13), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
This, This, This!
"Remember favourite colour" (suggested by Ogre on 2022-01-24), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Done on v127 https://colonist.io/patchnotes