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An idea to fix 90% of player complaints- that's really fun!


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Hello! Been thinking about this idea for a while now. I'm not saying this would be a quick fix and would require some serious time and energy, but it would add layers upon layers of new gameplay. LMK your thoughts. 

The core of this idea is to add terraformers- Items that can repopulate ores in a hex. However, the way they would be implemented would be vastly more important than just adding the Item.
Terraformers would be made with the essence of a black hole that comes in varying sizes, which would correspond to a terraformer size. The lore behind them would imply that the massive gravity of the black hole from which they are made is able to manipulate time and simulate millions of years of healing on a hex. 

Teraformers, at their core, would work on a single hex. The sizes would vary from xs to xl. Each teraformer would completely "rewrite" a single hex. All ores would be removed, and any built structures would disappear. Each Teraformer would have a different effect and time to work. For example, an XS would take an hour or so to work and would repopulate T1 ores in small batches around the hex. An XL teraformer would take several days to complete its work and would contain mega nodes or T3s. 
To prevent teraforming "gardens" from popping up, each hex would have a cooldown after being terraformed that correlates to the size terraformer used on it. An Xs would be a couple days, an XL would be a couple weeks or a month. 

The really, really important key to all this is that teraformers, or the black hole essence used to make them, CANNOT be obtained by mining. Allowing it to be built like other objects would allow miners and industrials to sit in an infinite money loop (kinda like they are rn) and have no need to rely on other parts of the market. Instead, here are some mission ideas to obtain black hole essences. These missions should reward several items with teraformers just being the top tier reward. 

Run- You find a ship with a black hole essence inside. After picking it up, your warp drive is disabled and you have to survive with a giant beacon that everyone in a certain distance can see for 10 minutes before your warp drive reboots. The bigger the essence, the bigger the radius. This would be for people who like building fast, nimble ships. 

A strange request: For traders and explorers. Someone on the far reaches of the galaxy has a mysterious item for sale at a low price. You have to get there and buy it from them (or from a box, who cares.) (Only for lower tier terraformers.)

Black hole Dive: For explorers and adrenaline junkies. You jump into a black hole that punches out on the other side of the system in a dangerous area. It may be PvP or PvE, or a particularly hard to navigate asteroid field. 

Convoys: For the military/mercenaries. The only way to get the best black hole essences. The lower tier convoys should be able to be taken down by a small fighter, while the biggest would require a whole org. This is fair, since only a whole org should need to use xl terraformers. 

Like I said, I know this would take a LOT of work, but I feel like this type of gameplay mechanic would give miners a reason to invest into the economy, to buy more terraformers. Let me know your thoughts. 
 

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