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Why GameObjects dont have add child functionality?

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Question in topic. I think this is pretty useful, its overhead to make a container to have image + text functionality (Button) for example. Or am I missing something?

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On 1/12/2020 at 6:23 PM, rich said:

It’s more overhead for every single Game Object to be a container. How many buttons does a typical game contain vs. things like bullets, platforms, particles, baddies, power-ups, etc etc.

It sounds like it would be bad practice to use containers in Phaser 3, is that the case? Say I don't nest them at all, just use them to define more complex Game Objects that require layered sprites. So an example would be to have 10 moving sprites, compared to 10 moving containers (with 1 sprite child) (without physics).

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There's nothing wrong with using Containers in Phaser 3. The example given by mazoku (a UI Button) is a perfect use-case for them. As are multi-part sprites, i.e. complex Game Objects. But if a Container has just a single child, that's when it doesn't usually make sense any more.

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