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  1. Hello, So I have ran into the problem that my current static core isn't big enough anymore, and found out that you can't upgrade the core without destroying the whole building. Why not make it possible to upgrade the static core in some way, so you can have the bigger building radius that comes with it? The ways to get this to work (feel free to add them): -A option in the right click to upgrade the core, this would replace the core with the bigger core -Making so you can link more then 1 core into 1 building area, this wold work so you can expand the build space with more cores, while still needing the cores themselfs -A option to parent/child the cores giving the main core a bigger building area. -Letting us destroy a core and some sort of timer starts where you can place down another static core before the building is destroyed/availible for salvage Let me know what you think. Grey
  2. I would like to see a way of constraining the effects of terrain manipulation tools like the flatten and mine tools to the buildable area of a static core. This would help in making underground structures that don't have a walkway around them without having to spend hours just placing and mining out the terrain to not stick through the walls.
  3. GPS tags. Radio tags. Signboards. - Yes, in the game you can set coordinates for a hex, but this is not always enough. Imagine a player has found a mine (mine). He needs to mark it on the map and on the HUD helmet in order to quickly return to it. “But this will greatly simplify the mining of the ore. In order not to upset the balance - the player must connect to his own or corporate satellites in orbit. Without satellites, there is no more detailed signal (only a general one, provided by civilization, if terraformation has begun on the planet). - You can "sell" a signal from your own or a corporate satellite and get paid for it. Corporate satellites are more accurate than personal satellites. But in worlds with a protected zone, players cannot place their companions, only in pvp zones (so that the player at the start cannot use the services of satellites). - You can put a password on the satellite. The password is sent to the buyer after payment. - Mobile satellite dish. Can be placed on the base, as well as on transport. What is he doing? It improves the accuracy of GPS recognition of objects that are nearby. But it is expensive to build. * - Thus, the player at the start will not have the advantage of placing a GPS tag on the ore vein. Only if he flies into the pvp world, builds his own satellite in orbit, or accumulates money and connects to other satellites - only then he will be able to put GPS tags. And thus the balance will be maintained. Radio tags. - Unlike GPS marks, they show coordinates only in horizontal planes. If there is a hill or mountain with ore deposits between the player and the mark, the signal is "extinguished". - To use radio tags, you need to learn a few skills. - The radio tag cannot be placed "virtually". Each tag needs a transmitter, which must be set up and pushed into the ground. - Improving the skill of the Radio Engineer will allow you to work with a large number of tags at the same time, and more accurately recognize their signal in the distance (estimated distance. Initially, a large error). - The mark has a limited radius of action (with the help of a skill it can be increased). But it is best to install it on a hill so that the signal is the best. - You can also build an "Antenna Hub". What she does? It connects the radio points to each other. She has a large coverage area. But if a player leaves this zone, he does not receive its benefits. Plus, the antenna itself is very large, it is built vertically (this is a building), and requires a lot of resources to build. (if in the future a radio communication is made between the players via a walkie-talkie, then this building can be used to amplify a personal signal - as an additional option). - You can only engage in radio communication in pvp worlds. - Radio tags are more accessible (than orbital satellites), but not as convenient. - Radio scanner (this is a tool). You need to hold it in your hands to see radio tags in the HUD. Signboards. - You can install a sign (board with support). Write something on the board. - What are the signs for? Place them next to the veins (deposits). - Plates are worse than GPS and radio communication. they are hard to see, which means that only by approaching close to the entrance to the deposit, you can find this deposit by the plate. - Signs can even be placed in protected worlds. - A radio tag, like a GPS tag, can be assigned a unique name and share coordinates with others. - If weather is introduced in the future, it will affect radio communications and GPS. - If in the future worlds are planned that have not even received terraformers, then it will be impossible to find out the coordinates of your location on the planet without satellites. - The tag can be deleted permanently at any time.
  4. Idea: Rank system for items. - Ranks can be from 1 to 10 levels. - The higher the rank of the item, the more its effectiveness. - Higher rank item can be obtained by combining items of rank of the same level, or 1 item with a high rank level and 1 item with a lower rank. But the difference shouldn't be higher than 2-3 levels (between items). - Ranks 5 and higher mean that an item or building has a "special skill". For example, a metalworking plant may be very good at making base pipes, but it will make other items a little worse. Or, for example, an engine for a ship can consume less fuel, but it is more fragile. There can be many options. - The higher the rank level, the higher the probability of an unsuccessful combination. - Only the same items (by type) can be combined. - Yellow grades 1-3. Green ranks 4-6. Blue ranks 7-8. Purple grades 9-10. - The combination window can be opened through the assembler (it does all this. But smaller items can be combined through crafting). - The presence of a special item that can be inserted into the combination window, called "Combination Synchronizer" - helps to increase the likelihood good combo. - A new skill also helps to increase the likelihood of a successful combination. - The combination window displays a horizontal tree of item ranks, and characteristics that an item will receive at higher levels of rank. - In case of an unsuccessful combination, both items are removed from the inventory. - Thus, for example, you can get the same engine, but with a greater efficiency. Or a more efficient factory. - Perhaps, over time, an auction will be needed. players will be interested in obtaining rarer items (high rank) that are difficult to obtain.
  5. Idea "Laboratory". - Laboratory. 1) It explores various technologies for the player. 2) Initially, all buildings are inaccessible for construction, they need to be studied in the laboratory. The extraction of all types of resources is also initially unavailable, but as research progresses, they will open. 3) Vertical research tree is used, but everything is broken into sections. 4) To carry out the research, resources are needed (materials, items, currency). 5) The laboratory is initially in the player's inventory, but only portable (small). 6) Over time, the player will gain access to a more advanced laboratory (option MK2, MK3), because the research will become too long, their will need to be accelerated. 7) The player will be able to buy technologies in the market to speed up their research. The player will also be able to share his "blueprints" of technologies with other players (transfer in person or put on the market). 😎 Each research will have many levels of development (from 1 to 999). 9) Materials, items, ships and buildings can be upgraded after research to make them more effective. Moreover, the bonus for improving characteristics can be multiple (not 20-30%). 10) The MK1 laboratory is like a mobile microwave, where objects for study. 11) The simplest technologies are learned in a matter of seconds. 12) The corporation can study special technologies that the player will not have in solo. 13) The factory can be connected to the laboratory MK2 and MK3 to deliver resources for learning. 14) The player's special skills can speed up the action of his laboratory. If the laboratory belongs to several players, then it will work even faster. 15) Improved items, buildings, etc. are referred to as TECH-1,2,3, etc. 16) After studying the technology of the 1st level - its meaning is read out by the built-in voice assistant. 17) Over time, industrial espionage will appear in the game so that you can was stealing technologies from other players or corporations (hacking skill). 18) The player will initially have several "civilian blueprints" technologies that allow you to do some basic actions (after learning). 19) The laboratory is also needed to study "anomalies" or "alien artifacts", which can then be introduced into the game. 20) Laboratories MK 2 and 3 are completely static, i.e. they cannot be used for research - if they are in the inventory. Only if they are installed on a private territory can they function. 21) Only one type of research can be carried out in each laboratory. 22) One player cannot use more than 2 laboratories at the same time. The second laboratory becomes available only after learning a special skill. 23) A player can study one technology in several laboratories at once, but only if he is a scientific director in a corporation. In this case, up to 10 laboratories are available to him.
  6. Let players decide... Dual Universe is about having mechanics that gives players the say on how they want to have the universe to work (at least their small part of it). This player agency is what makes is sandbox game so appealing. The idea If a single organization (including subsidiaries) can claim percentage of a planet or moon (say 75+% as example) that organization is marked as owning the planet on the planetary map AND that organization gets special rights to create some game changing laws for the planets surrounding space (an example could be switching direct PvP on or off for others or everyone) Taking it one step further, if a majority of the planets in a system are claimed by the same organization (or subsidiaries), the same can be done for the system as a whole: the system is marked as belonging to that organization and the organization can set system-wide rules. Which rules can can be created are left to NQ to decide, though switching on/off PvP in controlled space could be a big one. Summary Allow players to choose what “settings” they want on a planet/system they have a majority claim on. It gives a concrete mechanical goal that players could work towards to really make the game their own and territory warfare is meaningful.
  7. Idea. Body equipment system. - Idea spied from World of Warcraft. - An additional window with a character model appears in the inventory window. This model can be rotated. - There are slots on the character model: for boots, for a torso, for a belt, for a back, for a head, for shoulders, for wrists, for a palm. - The helmet can be removed, but then the character's face editor is needed (by the way, it is very lacking in the game, because all characters are of the same type, differ - maximum in colors). - 2 types of HUD display interface: through the faceplate of the helmet, through a portable tablet on your wrist. Second type: It's like in "star citizen" - when the menu is displayed not through the HUD, but on the monitor next to the character, and the character presses with his hand - where the arrow was pointed on the screen. Initially, the character has a tablet worn on the wrist. If the player wants to fly into outer space or needs a more comfortable interface, the player can buy a helmet in the store, or make it himself. By the way, instead of a helmet too wearable augmented reality glasses (a futuristic analogue of Google glass) can do the most. - Different types of equipment are responsible for different functions in the character. For example: 1) The belt is needed to carry the tools. The most basic belt that is available to a character from the start of the game is This is a belt for 2-3 tool slots. Those. a menu that initially contains up to 9 tools - shortened to 2-3. Later, the player will be able to purchase a more expensive and advanced belt that will help to use 9 tools. 2) Boots. Some of them will give an increase in running speed, others will help to "be attracted to the metal floor "(necessary in zero gravity conditions), still others will help you fly longer (hello Iron Man). 3) Backpack. Initially, the player does not have access to Nanopack, but only a regular backpack with a capacity of 10-20 liters. Then the player will be able to purchase more expensive models of 30-60 liters. Nanopack only at the very end. Yes, this will greatly complicate life, but the player has a personal transport with a container. 4) Gloves. It is convenient to insert various micro-modules into gloves (flashlight, scanner, etc.), but more on that below. 5) Shoulders. Help with protection, just as convenient for installing larger scanners, instruments, mini drone or same laser cannon (hello Predator). 6) Torso. Overalls are usually worn on the torso. The jumpsuit gives its basic inventory (besides the backpack), but much more modest because of the pockets (no more than 5 liters capacity). The jumpsuit is also the most important. part of protecting the character. * - Equipped items do not take up inventory space. * - Ordinary backpacks cannot carry a large mass inside themselves (more than 300 kg), otherwise they will tear. * - Without a jumpsuit with a built-in exoskeleton - the player cannot carry a weight that is greater than his base 2 times. The closer the weight is to the maximum, the more slowly the player moves. * - Initially, the player has a simple factory jumpsuit with zero defense and cannot fly because it doesn't have micro motors. Micro modules for items of equipment. What is a micro module? This is a device that can be inserted into an item of equipment. For example: You can insert the micro flashlight module into a glove or into a helmet or shoulder pad. In order not to walk with a "scanner pistol" - you can install the scanner inside the glove, but in this if its characteristics will be much weaker, but space saving (if there is not enough on the belt). If the backpack does not have 2 micro engine modules installed, then the jetpack functions cannot be used. If you add more motors to gloves and boots, then you can fly even longer. Also, for example, you can insert a flashlight into the ore scanner, or a detector (to get 2 in one). Those. options to use the same thing - there can be many, thanks to micro-modules. The better the item (MK1, MK2) - the more slots it has for micro-modules. - Micro modules are installed in an interface similar to the one implemented in No Man's Sky, those. objects can be viewed, rotated. Imagine you made a combat pistol or rifle. You can install micro-modules in them an optical sight, or a laser sight, a silencer, a larger clip, etc. Or you can install a magnetic plate and a motor in your boots at the same time. Augmentation: Similarly with micro-modules, various devices can be installed in the body itself. Implants (to speed up the learning of various skills, etc., like in EVE online), but in addition, you can install: 1) Nanites. Increases strength, speed, regeneration. 2) Carbon skeleton hardener (special plates that are inserted into the bones and strengthen them). Or some kind of metal skeleton. 3) DNA modifier, improves various characteristics. 4) Cyborg's arm or leg. * - All of the listed items of equipment have their own durability, which is spent under certain conditions. They need to be repaired in a special building. * - You can also create a "set of equipment" to quickly put on certain things. There are many such sets you can make.
  8. Sometimes I'm looking at my inventory or crafting something and I see I am running low on certain things or think I could use a stockpile of X item. It would be nice if there was an option in the right click menu of items to open up the nanocrafter build window for that item or a keybind shortcut even.
  9. The containers we have at the moment are basically giant Voxels. How about different shaped containers, like cylinders, pyramids, spheres etc. to allow some different build designs on static constructs and ships?
  10. It would be nice to have flight be like in the 2016 (or maybe 2017) E3 trailer where the guy went to another planet and landed perfectly on a cliff next to a city.
  11. Goose

    Structural Tree

    First, I must apologize if this topic has come up. But how about a structural tree, like a blowout, of a design when looking through the crafting menu? Maybe have a button that will pop it up into something similar to an exploded view. It would show all components needed for each sub-component, and all of their sub-components too. Maybe then give a summary for all like-components on the side in a list with total QTY needed all added up.
  12. Dont know if it has been suggested but i havent seen it brought up so..... An in game clock would be a wonderful thing - Easy to loose track of time in a game like this - building, mining, etc. nothing fancy just like in a lot of other games/mmos - a UI Element - that can usually be set to local or server time - etc.
  13. Not quite sure if it's implemented or planning to be implemented. After a very lengthy conversation with 1 or 2 discord moderators on "duscussion", I was suggested to come here and make my case. I hope the developers read and see this naturally, as it is intended for them. I understand you have a big game to make, a lot of issues and players to address but please hear me out. From what I hear and see, I'm already beginning to love the idea of your game. All the little things matter, and can make all the difference in the world, especially when it comes to a game. Now, judging by the title you probably already know what I'd like. Stealth. More of a focus on hiding assets on planets, territory units or hex claims whatever they may be from detection other then visually seeing them with the naked eye from a short distance. My intent is to use the games freedom (hopefully) to build underground, while using the cover of a subterranean base and operation to remain hidden from detection or being sighted by potential hostiles. Please make this possible. There should be an option to decide whether you want to broadcast your position or not to other players, I myself, someone who isn't too keen on joining a large faction would like to be able to remain invisible in such a large universe. For example, I don't want a player to be pinged the exact location of that 1 hex I have claimed on a giant planet the second they enter orbit. Please support the players that want to lone-wolf it. Please, this is one of the key steps in doing so. I want other players to have to work for it, make an extremely lengthy and detailed survey of the planet like real life in which would take months to years to find me and my base if they really wanted to. You have to take that into consideration, it's not overpowered and it's not unfair. It's just reality. There's going to be thousands of other players. Why does one or a small group of them hiding matter? Why limit that for them or anyone?? Knowing where everything is at anyone time is a silly thing to have be the case. This is a unique request I'm sure, I just don't want to see the enemy from a million miles away, nor them me. I feel that takes the fun of surprise attacks, stealth or hiding away. The concept of stealth I'm proposing can ALSO be used for space stations, secret asteroid bases in asteroid fields (if you intend on having asteroid fields) as well as naturally underground bases like I originally suggested. If players want to be found, then there let that be their choice. There should be "beacon" objects that ping a title and a symbol of what belongs to what that is fully customization to the players specifications, or perhaps a radio signal with a pre recorded audio voice. Who knows. Thank you, and please reply.
  14. Border security will likely be a large part of DU. With lua compatible blocks functioning similar to a real life metal detector it would make for some very unique creations. Some ideas include: Border checkpoint with flashing lights if a weapon is passed through. Storage facility checking for stolen parts or ores. Locking doors if it is found. Certain skills could even help you bypass them somehow. Please give me your thoughts.
  15. Hi everyone! One thing I noticed in a lot of NQ's videos is that the physics applied to a dynamic construct are by far not as realistic as they claim. You can put all of your engines on one side and still not experience any turn unless you add adjusters. This is because the position of the engines relative to the rest of the construct is not included in the calculations, which are literally just a sum of all forces acting upon an object to equal one force, which equal one force vector, which in turn determines the total directional vvelocity.however, I can still understand that Novaquark don't want all of their players to have to do their own math to make constructs. However, I find it highly likely that most ships will end up being either shapeless gray cubes or jumbles of necessary elements pieced together with as little voxel as possible, since at the moment it has no functionality apart from protection, which is only applicable to some ships. So, I would like to suggest some functionalities which could be given to voxel mass: 1. Aerodynamics. This would also enormously improve the way efficient designs look, and make math pay off for those who are willing and able to apply it (by means of calculating if it's worth it to add more voxel (and weight) to increase aerodynamic efficiency) while not making it necessary. I know that there is a feature for air resistance already included in the game, but I assume they only have the program "look at the ship from the front" and calculate the area which will be causing air friction. 2. As a Heat Shield. Again, a feature which could a) improve the look of efficient designs and b) get players to think while building ships. Different materials could be more or less vulnerable to heat caused by friction upon reentry, again causing a trade off in between weight and protection from heat. To be fair, this feature may already, unbeknownst to me, already exist in game. 3. Lift. To start this off, I do not expect this feature ever to be added to this game, but would it not be cool if different voxel shapes actually displaced air and the object experienced the "equal, opposite reaction", thereby in some cases generating lift. This is just taking it one step further from aerodynamics, but it is a large step, and aerodynamics alone would already require serious work. I'm sure you all can come up with other great ideas about how else voxel mass could be useful, and about how else physics might be improved to make the user experience in DU be as realistic and amazing as possible. Also, a lot of you will start to defend the game, which is fine, but please know that this is not intended as a complaint that the features I mentioned do not exist, but as a suggestion how to improve the game even beyond what is being aimed for at the time being. Also, I am aware that some things I mentioned would be difficult to achieve without causing server lag. Please do not write a paragraph purely about how server lag would make if all impossible. Thank you! I look forward to reading your comments!
  16. Hi All I want to discuss an idea to maybe counter a problem that will prohibit us from building massive projects. Monorails, bridges, infrastructure, roads, anything not needing complex elements but only the basics and voxels. The problem is we are now limited to build in a box that is limited by core size. If we want to build civilization including roads, bridges and everything we will need to place a massive amount of cores. What i want to propose is a system where you can build outside a core with basic materials. The startpoint of the build must be in a core but the build itself may be outside it. rights management stops outside the core and anything build outside the core is regulated on territory level. So if you have a TU or STU in place, the structure is relative safe, If you do not have these, anyone can delete or destroy your structure. this is a necessity with the system, cores are regulated by rights and so are territories so anything build Outside a core is under territory rules, anything build with no TU or STU is free for all. However, this way we are able to build large structures like roads and bridges and monorails that would normally need a lot of cores. Limitation would be that these builds can only be build out of basic materials and voxels and anything would have no user rights on it although protected by TU or STU This system would make it possible to make roads to and from different cities or market places and between cores, creativity could be used to build bridges across water masses for creativity and RP, This way we could also build structures like space elevators or monorails or later Dyson spheres, all for creativity and the greater good of the community. This is also why i think it is needed, the greater good of the community. With this we will need to work together if we want things to be build, if org a and b want a monorail or bridge connection between their cities they will need to build together and secure it together, whether by force or by combined TU coverage. Also for federations, massive organizations, alliances and anyone who wants to connect this is probably the only way to build mass infrastructure without the need of thousands of cores polluting the lands and all the lagg induced by the right management on those cores. Please add your ideas and remarks on why yes or why no. technically this should be possible reasons behind that are NDA, sorry. Greetzz Aaron
  17. There was a discussion recently in my org about how Quanta would be given value, and the ore buying bot was brought up. This seemed like a great way to kick-start the economy, and maybe even revive it if need be. However this got me thinking: if the DU economy is built to resemble real life as much as possible, what happens when money begins to stop moving as freely, and players begin to hoard? The other user in the conversation suggested that prices would all drop due to no one being able to afford anything with little money being circulated. In my mind, this equated to mass poverty throughout the population of Alioth and beyond. Recently I have been reading that one of the ways poverty is being dealt with worldwide is using a type of loans called "micro-credit loans", which are not loans to governments or organizations to help people indirectly, but instead are given directly to people in hopes of the impoverished starting their own sustainable business. While much of the situation surrounding these loans is not applicable, one key part is: where the loans go to, the people. If loans are given to the people by some bot, with low interest rates in times of economic turn-downs, then players could kick-start their organizations again, and possibly revive the economy. These loans would be repaid in small payments weekly or bi-weekly (as in real life they are usually repaid monthly or bi-monthly). Whether this idea is fulfilled by some banking organization, an in-game mechanic, or both, remains to be seen, but this idea is one I believe should not be ignored, so a safety net can be created for the economy of Dual Universe.
  18. Be great if there was some sort of bumper sticker you could get if you visit a planet with a vehicle, even if its a locations visited log or a bumper sticker of sorts
  19. Imagine you want to build a road on your nice piece of owned land but you do not like to add all these small cores to it. Imagine that monument you want to place, but you dont want that core as an art element on it Imagine that grand bridge you want to build but its to large for a single core, and by the way, where would you place it without destroying the classic bridge you are planning to build So why not build it with only voxels and no core in your own private territory? For some structures with no elements the added value of adding a core is 0%, can't lua a voxel, rights are not needed as you own the territory, so why add the core to the voxel structure as it brings a much more emergent gameplay if you could build voxel structures without it. And indeed if you want to add elements to it, you just need a core anyway.
  20. Ever_green

    Repair tool

    My Idea is a repair tool. Like a wrench or a blowtorch used too repair a vehicle/structure. or maybe even use it as ship bound block much similar to the grinders in space engineers. sorry if this has suggested done before or is already a planned feature. I'm fairly new to this community.
  21. SUGGESTION - if all UNIVERS can have access to the market whenever you put a market stand it's gonna limit all players in not being interested in going to other player made Cities ... if you ever need something you just put one Market Stand and you got it... like this you eliminate all the interactive fun imagine if you will need to go to the "City of Macarena" where you can find the cheapest gold and the rarest materials -----or"City of Coco-Jambo" where you can find the fastest ships on planet X, Y , or in Galaxy. ------or "The Lost City of Ciupa-Chups" where you can find Great Misteries . this will change the whole game. it will make it more engaging. more interesting, everything will have porpuse. at the moment what porpuse has a City? only good looks? only something to visit one time and leave it behind forever? i was imagining going to Cities and finding all kinds of MARKETS! HOWEVER, you should be able to limit your market to whatever you want, AND if you have some kind of resources, to create a UNIVERSAL MARKET, which allows you to go "LOCO" on what is from all parts of Univers. As it is now.
  22. Skeletmaster

    Connecter

    that i can connect ships so i can create rocketbuster to mount on a small ship or somethink like hyperdrive docking ring from star wars
  23. I am a video editor in hart and soul. I love to invest my time in making cinematics but on most of my favorite games this is sadly not possible or only with certain mods. On my wishlist for this game, a cinematic mode will make me very happy so when we are allowed to share footage of the game I can create some good stuff with my community. If this is not possible or wanted then please make an option that you can dissable your UI and Gun/Tools so you can take shots from a First Person perspective. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments below
  24. Curves and complex shapes are hard to do in a voxel based building system. Although they make building much more simple for most, for many it will limit the creativity possible. Would it be possible to import cad files? if the cad file was in an Stl form it would be easy enough to transform via slicer a complex object into voxels. This would allow for increased market value for ships and structures that can be dynamically built with more complex shapes. Everyone has axes to cad. personally I use Onshape, a free cad that can be run on any computer with chrome. I think this could be very useful to builders.
  25. After just coming out of the shower, I have had an epiphany: Seismic and volcanic activity on planets. This feature would not be applied to all planets, as it may cause too much server stress. This engine would work similar to how tectonic plates work on earth, or the plates could be immobile and the only evidence that they exist is mountains and valleys. All of the plates on Earth are driven by one thing: magma. This magma could present on planets, with unique subcrustal temperatures varying greatly. This magma does not have to be fluid, but textured to look fluid. This would ensure that server stress levels remain stable to handle this amount of liquid present without crashing. In order to compensate for this lack of fluidity, lava tubes could be implemented to present evidence of previous plate activities that could be used as a base hideout of some kind. This magma could be used as an energy source, with many pumps being used to extract it. These tubes would have to be able to handle the high temperatures of the magma in order for successful magma extraction to happen. If it is unsuccessful, the pipes could just melt or something. This would explode the market with different types of tubes with varying effectiveness. I will continue this post as a different idea titled "Ice Moons and Cryovolcanism" so you can respond to it separately.
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