The tower feels... like a really low-tech solution in a high-tech world to a problem that really shouldn't BE a problem. Specifically - planning out the factory from a top-down perspective.
At the moment it's either:
- climb a tower (and take falling damage :P )
- climb a building (HUB or other structures)
- eyeball it
Why can't we have a small, flying camera drone specifically for this purpose? It should be a medium range drone with a camera - can't pick anything up but can be used to scout and, yes, plant / deconstruct structures. It should also be an early game ability, preferably, not an item that requires crafting (albeit this is debatable; it's just that at the moment switching between items feels like a chore).