Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hey folks!

 

Amongst the discussions we've seen a number of small mentions of this subject. But I don't think we've dived in the full details and possible implementations of this subject (do correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt I'd have to ask ;D).

 

As what I've seen from videos, it would be an indication that the core is the power source. Seems rather simple while potentially, energy, could be a legit resource in a game like this. I trust I can leave the imagination of it's benefits as game feature to you, forum reader.

 

Ultimately minerals and blueprints should not be the only primary source of income if you wish to build a game that revolves around city building and simulating a civilization. You need a diverse market of goods and services. Producing, storing and transferring energy from construct to construct could be the answer to many questions asked in several of these topics about energy shields, automated defenses, refining, etc.

 

As for implementation and the way it could be applied in construction, wireless transferring energy is already a thing in our current modern science. Imagine that one could construct a power-source and one could create a link from one construct to another. Then one could edit the link to output an x amount per tick. Tick-rate already exists as an element in this game due to fuel-consumption shown in the shipbuilding videos.

The linkage isn't top tier science either since linking a button and a door also already is an element in the game as shown in one of the tutorial videos.

 

Being able to provide other static structures of energy also raises the cooperation spirit that this game promotes. It gives incentive to collect fuel to produce said energy, form a monthly tax perhaps to cover it's expenses so clients don't have to build their own power-source.

 

I could go on, but again, I trust your creativity to imagine it's benefits to this game, it's community and it's world building lore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/29/2018 at 4:58 AM, Omfgreenhair said:

Hey folks!

 

Amongst the discussions we've seen a number of small mentions of this subject. But I don't think we've dived in the full details and possible implementations of this subject (do correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt I'd have to ask ;D).

 

As what I've seen from videos, it would be an indication that the core is the power source. Seems rather simple while potentially, energy, could be a legit resource in a game like this. I trust I can leave the imagination of it's benefits as game feature to you, forum reader.

 

Ultimately minerals and blueprints should not be the only primary source of income if you wish to build a game that revolves around city building and simulating a civilization. You need a diverse market of goods and services. Producing, storing and transferring energy from construct to construct could be the answer to many questions asked in several of these topics about energy shields, automated defenses, refining, etc.

 

As for implementation and the way it could be applied in construction, wireless transferring energy is already a thing in our current modern science. Imagine that one could construct a power-source and one could create a link from one construct to another. Then one could edit the link to output an x amount per tick. Tick-rate already exists as an element in this game due to fuel-consumption shown in the shipbuilding videos.

The linkage isn't top tier science either since linking a button and a door also already is an element in the game as shown in one of the tutorial videos.

 

Being able to provide other static structures of energy also raises the cooperation spirit that this game promotes. It gives incentive to collect fuel to produce said energy, form a monthly tax perhaps to cover it's expenses so clients don't have to build their own power-source.

 

I could go on, but again, I trust your creativity to imagine it's benefits to this game, it's community and it's world building lore.

Energy has already been confirmed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 29/04/2018 at 9:58 PM, Omfgreenhair said:

 

Ultimately minerals and blueprints should not be the only primary source of income if you wish to build a game that revolves around city building and simulating a civilization. You need a diverse market of goods and services.

 

 

I completely agree with you here. For this game to succeed in city development and trade, common goods need to be available for purchase. Food, Water, and other daily requirements are what helps the economy and without the exchange of resources the daily life aspect of this game will become boring and players will be more driven to either be pirates, military, miners or other professions currently in the game. Power also will influence how the economy runs in governments as to produce power manpower is mostly needed (maintainment of power producers) giving people a job. also the power producers need materials in order to be built.

 

I probably have said a few things that are wrong because I have a headache at the moment. But I can't stop myself from writing about the potential this game has.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...