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  1. If we create ships will there be a mechanic that allows part of a ship to move independently of its chassis by, in its simplest iteration, hinges and the such like? For example a car has doors and a bonnet/hood and a boot that move independently of the chassis. I ask because I have ideas for ships that open up like flowers or come in and out of a spiral.
  2. In most space sandbox games there is always a problem when too much voxel deformation from mining, crashing ships, etc. Does anyone know how this issue will be avoided? Mining will obviously be part of any proper survival sandbox. When a player mines an ore from a planet will that voxel stay the way it is or will the ore regenerate? (I'm only asking this because if this game gets as many players as it deserves, then ores will become very limited very quickly). Another concern with this is if ores are depleted from a planet then won't it make it a bit harder for newer players in the late game? When a ship gets blown up or re enters atmosphere to quickly will parts of said ship blow off and be its own separate grid since it isn't attached to its original grid? If they can exist on their own would there be a cleanup to prevent small bits from flying all over the universe?
  3. DSI Ship Concepts

    So here in this thread I am going to be posting sketched ship concepts that DSI will be producing in DU both for our Navy and public purchase once they game goes live. All concepts presented are exactly that, “Concepts” and do not reflect in game content. Each submission is basically a detailed design guideline that DSI will use for construction purposes at DSI Shipyards and outsourced work with our partners at Objective Drive Yards. Thank you, Firestorm
  4. Hi! I didn't find anything explicitly discussing this topic in the forum so excuse me if I missed it. I'm wondering about how well asymmetrical ships can fly. As I have understood from the videos explaining ship flight, they are utilizing Newtonian physics, and my first thought was that won't it be more problematic to make asymmetrical ships fly now? I personally enjoy oddly shaped spaceships, for an example Star Wars ships that come in all different shapes and sizes. I don't remember which video it was about shipbuilding, but they had a real-time calculation showing forces on your ship (propulsion, gravity etc.). And there they placed thruster on the sides to make it turn and so on. So, the problem I'm seeing is that asymmetrical ships have a serious disadvantage (as they do in real-life) when it comes to balancing the forces affecting it. Can this problem be solved or is it a non-issue? Because if you just clutter to whole damn ship with these thrusters just to balance it will most likely look ugly. For an example I think the B-wing look really cool but trying to replicate in DU and make it fly might be a challenge. Maybe a work around could be that you can place thrusters beneath a thin layer of the hull or something, just to keep the aesthetics of it. Of course, that won't be an immersive thing to do, but for the sake of the looks I hope it could be accomplished. Other things I'm also thinking about are core-centering versus cockpit-centering in 3rd person view. But that's all for me now, I hope you guys have something that might help with this problem I'm seeing OR is this a non-issue, that I'm just overthinking it, making it more complicated than it really is? Anyway, enjoy this cross-section picture of a B-wing!
  5. Hi all. I was wondering if there was a limit that we know about for ship size, or for now are there none set? This interests me because such settings can make the difference between large ships dominating the stars or smaller ships. Thanks
  6. Hey comrades of DU! I've been think about two things lately, which I am not sure if anyone ever talk about it. So in case one of these topics have been discuessed already I would be happy to be redirected to there Anyways first and short question. Will we be able to build ground vehicles like any kind of cars, drilling cars and such? (What if the ressources of a planet go empty?) Secound and more important topic: I wounder how fleets will be coordinated. Since I am a long time eve player I would love to see a way to coordinated every pilot in the same fleet. There for I thought about a very tanky command ship which has somewhat of a "command-module" that provides the fleet commander a 3D or top view of the surrounding area. On this Map or view he can select targets which will be shown for the other fighter pilots in his fleets. I dont want to go much deeper into this just right now because i am curious with what idea you guys come up Nevertheless I think the command modul should be expansive and use a lot of energy. So the ship cant really carry guns just a lot of armor. So the command ship will be the backbone of any fleet but will be helpless without his fleet. Let me know what you guys think about this ! ~Avenio
  7. Variety of Ship Parts

    I haven't seen or heard of any talk about having a variety of a certain elements to choose from. Like you can craft 7 different designs of thrusters that all are equal in performance, because their look is just purely Aesthetic Im asking this because I wanted to build a ship thats a sphere on the outside, but has a hollow cube in the inside for you to sit in it and pilot it. Similar to a Saiyan spacepod
  8. I'm unsure if this has been posted before so bear with me. I was wondering how the player will be able to work with onboard weapons of ships like small fighters. Will the player be able to link the weapons so they may fire multiple simultaneously or will fighters on have one main that they may operate(I've seen elsewhere that one gun means one player)? If we can somehow link the weapons, would we be able to control sequence of fire in any way? Or be able to link different groups of weapons to different keys? Any help is appreciated, this post should be treated as informational with responses so please keep it civil if you disagree with someone.
  9. FORCE FIELDS

    Will we be allowed to place forcefields on ships ?
  10. Ship Combat Conditions

    Something I have always found extraordinarily dumb in a lot of the Science Fiction books I have read is the fact that, under combat conditions, the ships stay pressurized with atmosphere. In general for a plain flight this would be fine but in combat it can lead to many problems such as fire, depressurization, secondary explosions, people getting blown out into space, ect. It would make far more sense to simply deal with the problems of some space suit (its a future so I am assuming the suits are no where near as bulky and hard to move around in as current). Maybe some places could stay pressurized but the whole ship doesn't need to. In game this could be as simple as slightly changes damage values like some things don't actually penetrate as much or cause secondary explosions though its very dependent on the mechanics in the game. Those two suggestions were basically to simulate it without actually needing to model a simple atmos type system.
  11. Here's the profile for our brand new Guardian Class. Hope you enjoy it! <^>
  12. Basically it would be cool if the whole team/squad/organisation could travel around with one big mothership, containing multiple smaller ships and hovercrafts etc. Pros: Possible social interactions while flying Easier to defend (against possible threats) More epic gameplay if you encounter a (possible) threat What would be needed: Hangar doors / airlocks Docking stations Recharge stations (If this fits in the energy system) Epic sirenes and alert systems (e.g. red/yellow alert) to alert the team/squad/organisation to go on combat-station -> this will create a more epic atmosphere
  13. Collision

    Hello all, forgive me if this has been discussed before but i was wondering if ship collision would cause damage? I had an idea for a ship that would have a thick bulwark on the front that would ram enemy ships during battle but i hadn't seen any information of ship collision mechanics. Just wondering, thanks.
  14. Loadgiant Cargo Ship

    So i had some free time in class and came up with this basic ship design for the United Republic LoadGiant -use- For transporting cargo, ships and ship parts. Can be fitted with Stronger/lighter materials if needed -Notes- needs a special docking facility to get all 6 hangers. Can be underground landing facility. needs a special place to build, because of its size. Like i said, its very very basic. I honestly did it on google slides :/ http://imgur.com/gallery/OcVZVBO
  15. Here's the third and final edition of our ship profiles for the time being. This one is for The Hyperion Class. Enjoy!
  16. Here's the second of the 3 ship profiles for GLSQ: The Raydr Class. Enjoy!
  17. Ship Builder

    Greetings from the forum troll, I have a small question. Is there any chance there will be an out of game ship builder or designer, possibly before the game hits Alpha? Thanks
  18. I hope you all enjoy the profile for one of our ships: The Sentinal Class! I hope get a new profile out every week for the next few weeks so stay tuned for more.
  19. WELCOME !!! To our official opening ! LNX - Industries Funded by a veteran star ship engineer, has the objective of provide the best star ships for the most important company ever !!! YOURS ! Our differential is to provide versatile and ideal ships to suit any of our customers needs, join safety and functionality at side of great design and powerful systems. We will also have in the future an engineer academy to train and prepare great professionals to allocate as crew member multidisciplinary crews. Ah? what do i have behind the curtains ? Its just a surprise but i will let it for after our opening cocktail, speaking of that, drinks and foot as courtesy is already back table. ! See yah soon - Lynkx
  20. So we have seen the planned system of having the game sub-divide a region of space based on the number of players, and this makes a lot of sense for planets and space stations, but how would this work for moving ships with large numbers of people on them? What happens if a ship gets sub-divided into multiple regions? We know the regions update slower with each other, so I imagine this could pose problems with a ship that is trying to maneuver. I'm not sure what the cut-off point is for the server to sub-divide a region of space, but I'm just going to pick and arbitrary number here for the sake of argument that the system will try to keep around 100 players per server region. It's more than reasonable that there could be ships that have more than 100 people on them, especially a year or two post-launch. Imagine a large Capital ship: the ship is going to need a crew of people to fly it, people to make emergency repairs during combat and probably a team of people to repel boarders and run the guns. And if the ship is carrying fighters then those ships will have pilots and maintenance crews, plus people to move cargo around. Add in an infantry group or non-combat personnel and the ship could easily get over 100 people. So how would the ship function if it was running on two separate machines in the server cluster?
  21. Questions about Scripts & Actions: If you can mess around with scripts then could you Make a ship you created fly by itself on a path? I would love to make my city feel more alive and lived in when no one is around by having random ships fly around the parameter of the city or fly through it or something like that. Is this possible?
  22. Customizable Cockpits

    Hey so I want to apologize in case someone else has already brought this up or if information about this has already been said as I am rather new to learning about this game and such, however it would be absolutely brilliant in my opinion to have customizable cockpits. In the gameplay I have seen, there has been and insane amount of freedom you have to build your ship and the environment around you, but one thing I noticed is that the cockpits for ships seem to be pre-set, or at least a list of ones you can choose from. Now I could be wrong in saying that, but pretending I'm right, to me it would be amazing if there was more options for our cockpit. Our entire ship, and thus what we spend a great deal of the game in, and what very well might become a part of us, is completely build around our cockpit. We want to make it look appealing and sexy and of course the best space ship in the entire galaxy, but to do that would be impossible with an out of place cockpit. If we could have a great range of designs for them, not limited to the basic one as seen in the trailer. Such as flying saucer dome-like area that allow for 360 degree views just by moving your mouse, to perhaps not even symmetric ones such as the millennium falcon. There could be ones of every shape and size and perhaps even have customizable dimensions and such for the user to decide upon themselves. Even one that's just a glass ball barely held in place could make for an interesting concept. If this has already been thought of, then also one quick thing to add is that the inside of the cockpit is just as, if not more important than the outside. It's where the player will spend all the time piloting the ship (obviously) and it will be alot of what the player sees. To really immerse them I think it would be great to be able to choose where certain items were to go in the cockpit such as the gas and levers and random buttons and such to fly it, as well as gauges and meters and status screens. It would really make the player feel like it was his ship. Perhaps even have sort of like a mechwarrior feel to it where you can look around your cockpit freely as well as seeing yourself use the controls to your ship, even to the extent of getting out of your chair and walking around your ship if thats a possibility. I'm sorry for the such the long post but I feel like this would really add to the game. My apologies.
  23. Hi guys, I have been wondering about a problem that might arise regarding multiple Players occupying a large Ship/Station. Now, as far as we have been informed, players that are far away from you will be updated less frequently. My question is, how are Players going to behave in a Large movining object. In some games (like Space Engineers) this causes the player to experience rubber banding and lag spikes , generally walking normally in a moving ship is quite hard to achieve in multiplayer. For example - Some ships might be as big as 2-3 KM in lenght , containing hundreds of players. How will the game handle the position update for everyone, without causing the above stated issues. I would really love to get your feedback/opinion on this, hopefully some of the Devs can have a look at the post. Sorry if the case has been discussed already and thanks in advance. Kind regards, Yamamoto
  24. Abandoned ships / Decay

    I had an idea for what happens after you abandon ship? I thought this trough and have a solid solution! When you are on your ship there would be something called ''vacuum decay'' wich is very slow and ''atmospheric decay'' wich is a little bit faster. Wich means your ship is on maintenance, for example: ION Thruster emits radiation-Creates a type of rust--- Scrubs rust away---------All clear! Does Not do anything--- Has to do full repair! Control Panel has short circuit --- Repairs it ------- We are good! Does nothing--- The panel has a 0.3 chance of corrupting other parts. Now that we have a sense of how it COULD work, lets get to WHEN it happens! On board there is no decay exept for maintenance that is. once off-board a timer sets for 2 real life days until one of the decaying starts to happen. the first say of decay is slow. once the 24 hour period is over, the decay rate starts accelerating. this is not only for scenario purpouses but its pracital for the server too! this means lost ships will disapear over time, or for other players to find perhaps. NOW How to counter decay : #1 Stay close to your vessel, nearby players that have the craft rendered will slow down the decay. #2 If you have to go somewhere quick! dont leave your capital ship on an atmospheric planet! this decay is MUCH faster! #3 Make something called a ''Decay Bot'' this little droid will keep your ship ALIVE , as long as he has fuel/power, once that runs out he is doomed (just like the vessel) , UNLESS You program him to keep himself alive by putting fuel/batteries in a crate and program him to go there once running low. (this could lead up to interesting scenarios) PROS -Awesome scenarios (finding fully operational ships in space becouse of the ''Decay Bot) -another layer of immersion -jobs for people (Janitors for your ship) -makes you think about caring for your ship CONS -Could take time to completely balance -Another chore for keeping everythinf running Thats all for my idea [i hope it wont get flooded with other good ideas!] [COMMS] *CMDR FROG OUT*
  25. Different Thrusters

    As seen in other games such as space engineers, there are multiple types of propulsion. These range from atmospheric (electric jets) to hydrogen (gas fuel) and ion (energy only). This being a game largely about getting up and out to space, what thrust types are there and would we need fuel for each of these thrusts and will there be some form of aerodynamics like drag and lift/ wings. Improvised thrust is also there such as using artificial gravity and artificial mass to create a self-propelled mechanism. Thoughts?
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