Hello everyone!

I've had this question on my mind for a long time now and was hoping someone could help me understand it a bit better in BYOND.

Right now I was thinking about the idea of a side scroller and when messing around with some icons I realized that directions jumped from 1 --> 4 --> 8 and was kinda curious why 2 is omitted? A simple EAST and WEST direction.

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't repeating an icon state or omitting a state in other directions still cause unnecessary data to be loaded? Or is this irrelevant?

I know we can always use FLIP when loading the icon but it still causes some issues then simply loading an icon with 4 directions. I guess I'm a bit of a stickler when wanting things to be neater in the icon. Any thoughts about this or am I just overthinking it?
This would make for an nice feature, I've ran into a few places where the only desired states were 1(NORTH) & 2(SOUTH).