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Antimatter As some in the past have dabbled in antimatter, I thought I would go over its possible uses in the game. Though to function in the game we would need a particle collider, vacuum and a magnetic storage chamber. I do not know the math to calculate the energy output or its capabilities. (Because I’m not in university). Introducing antimatter into Dual Universe will supply the game with new fuels, energy sources, diversified economy, and advanced weaponry. New fuels and energy would benefit DU as only large organizations, or medium-small specialized organizations would be capable of producing sufficient supplies of antimatter. This will allow small organizations to have a relatively big economy, and would pressure other organizations to ally with the smaller organisations. Antimatter could be used as a propellent in rockets and spacecraft alike, with NASA stating that “10 milligrams of positrons are needed for a human Mars mission.” The money and resources to develop and store the antimatter is significant more than the average rocket; that is because we have not yet developed technology to generate, store, and use antimatter efficiently. To develop sufficient supplies, there needs to be large planet, or satellite based particle colliders in the DU universe; there could also be the introduction of small particle colliders, for large flag/capital ships. It would also be highly impractical to have small fighters running on antimatter, unless their purpose was to ram into larger ships. Other than the collider, you would just need a very small amount of hydrogen to fly for a long period of time. Producing energy from antimatter would only be possible if there was more energy being produced then wasted accelerating the hydrogen. Antimatter could work as a way for alliances, and uprisings to happen. It is obvious that large organizations would be able to produce absurd amounts of antimatter. But it's the fact that small organizations could be able to specialize in antimatter; this could increase the possibility of mid sized organizations allying with small organizations creating an alliance that can displace larger organizations. Though there still is the fact that the largest organizations will always have an upper hand because of their sheer numbers. My favorite possibility are the possible weapons that could be made. Antimatter annihilation is not enough, I am talking about generating black holes. Apparently if particle collisions go wrong there is a possibility of a black hole being generated. As Kurzgesagt touched on, if a black hole with an incredibly small mass appeared a “decently big explosion would occur.” Inside DU a small generated black hole explosion would do practically nothing, but if maybe there was a way to accelerate denser elements than hydrogen, or large chunks of elements, could create a supermassive black hole explosion destroying entire fleets. (Though this could be a problem if people started reenacting Alderaan) The development of these weapons could be made illegal among alliances, and organizations, giving any organization in possession of these weapons, sanctions, or terrorist status. In DU, antimatter could act as a way to spice up gameplay abit. (☭ ͜ʖ ☭)
No introduction. Just sit back and scream. Fuel is a item that can be put in engines and be used to produce thrust. There are also different kinds of fuels as well, each with different attributes. THRUST/FORCE is how much thrust is produced. MINIMUM/MAXIMUM HEAT is the range where the fuel is stable (below the minimum heat threshold, there is a severe debuff to THRUST/FORCE, and above it the fuel becomes explosive) COMPRESSION is how much fuel can be crammed into a voxel/storage unit. LUMINOSITY is how much light is produced. NOISE is obviously how much noise is produced. STABILITY is how much the fuel can be generally handled (G-forces/acceleration, heat, pressure, has access to oxygen, reactive, ect) FUEL TYPE is where the fuel is liquid, gas, solid, antimatter, hopes and dreams, whatever makes your engine run. ENGINES also greatly influence this. MAXIMUM/MINIMUM HEAT are temperatures where it can operate safely. FUEL TYPE ACCEPTABILITY determines what kind of fuel can be put in (No solids in the gas, please!). Some engines can be hybrid. FEED RATE is how much fuel can flow through it. FLASH HIDER is how much the luminosity is dampened. SILENCER silences the noise considerably. Lets discuss. ^VOID^ FUEL Stats THRUST FORCE is how much thrust is produced. It is controlled by a percentage, 0% being off, 50% at normal power, and 100% at max safety levels, and 200% for overdrive. FUEL TYPE is what kind of fuel can be put in (No diesel in gas, or antimatter in hydrogen thrusters) FLOW RATE is a bottleneck. The higher the number the better. (An engine without enough "feed rate." will not be able to use the thrust at 100%.) GAS/RESIDUE is how much greenhouse gases is produced (for potential future updates.) Fuel Types Classical ELECTRIC is considered a fuel for all electronics. Used for most engines (Steam-Punk lovers don't need them) GAS is a type of fuel type that has a loveable flow-rate but is generally more violent when it explodes. LIQUID is a fuel type which has a normal flow rate, but generally burns quickly instead of exploding. Usually has the most Thrust:Cost ratio. SOLID is a fuel type which has very little flowrate, but has sheer power. Usually resistant to burning/exploding. PHOTON is a fuel type which involves directing photon to produce thrust (photons have mass). Overheats somewhat quick. GRAVITATIONAL is a fuel type which is extraordinarily dense, which is controlled by electrical currents. (Similar to Space Engineer's gravity drive.) The fuel and electricity is used up to produce thrust, preventing voiding the Law of Thermodynamics. Much more effective for "slingshot maneuvers" and known for it's usage in artificial gravity. Biofuel Biofuel is fuel that can be grown in vats, requiring immense amounts of sunlight and nutrients extracted from soil. ALGAE can be used for compact fueling, and certain types can be eaten with extremely high calories:volume ratio. Must be put in a type of liquid to be mobile. FUNGAL is much more potent than algae, but can grow almost anywhere (space-fungus anyone?). Produces harmful spores that can be protected from. BACTERIAL is the "Mix" of Algae and Fungal. Can grow in most places, and quite compact. WASTE/METHANE can be harnessed from various animals. Antimatter ANTIMATTER is a fuel which completely decimates any Avatar close enough to it. ELECTRICAL ANTIMATTER produces shockwaves of EMP out of it's thrust exhaust, but does not need energy to run and will never overheat, staying at a frosty 0.0001 Kelvin. Sometimes put near supercomputers due to the sheer cooling power, if one is careful. GAS ANTIMATTER (Anti-Hydrogen for example) is a fuel that has no limit to flow-rate, but causes faster overheating. LIQUID ANTIMATTER warps the looks around the engine, and still has the highest thrust:cost ratio. SOLID ANTIMATTER is actually needed for Warp-Drives and Stargates. Using it on an engine causes constant "teleportation fractures" (random warping from a few meters, but never hitting anything) if it is overheating. *removed ANOMALY FUEL due to well, it's a shit idea* ENGINE Stats OVERDRIVE EFFICIENCY indicates how long the engine can run before overheating. FUEL TYPE is what kind of fuel can be put in. ENGINE TYPE also determines what must be done before the engine can start/go above 50% power. NOISE is generally how much noise is made. Components NOZZLE decreases FLOW RATE but increases THRUST RATE. COMBUSTION TANK increases the amount of fuel that can be loaded. COLORIZER allows the trail to be any color you want.
Alright, now that I've got your attention, I'll explain in detail what exactly I mean by an asteroid Gas-station. So basically, what I've imagined in my head is a scenario where there's the asteroid belt of a solar system, and this is basically the Wild-West of Dual Universe (At least one of the Wild-Wests). In this scenario in my head, asteroids will be a rather lucrative business venture, where asteroids are full of rare elements to mine (Like real life) and they would also be full of ice (Like real life). In this thread: https://board.dualthegame.com/index.php?/topic/10725-food-dispensers/page-2 I mentioned the idea of getting water in space by mining the Ice, and CaptainTwerk mentioned that that Ice would be full of isotopes, and that they could be useful for fusion. So imagine that you have a mining operation on an asteroid, and there's lots of Ice you have to mine through. There could be an element that basically filters the isotopes, like deuterium and tritium, which could be used for fusion fuel, and the rest of the ice can be used for same consumption. (Assuming people will eventually need water to survive in a future update.) I think this would lead to some interesting business ventures, where your mining operation can basically have a gas-starion (fuel-station) out in a desolate asteroid wasteland. While they're at it they might as well have a pub/motel to go along with it, and then a neat lil asteroid Wild-West themed town is born! I think this would be a creative way of making asteroids more practical for actually settling, and create a fun Wild-West atmosphere to deep space.