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gornova
06-18-2012, 06:05 AM
After a war between three races (Human, Utopian and Hive) many abandoned ships float around some planets.
As Drox Operative I was explore them all.. but why races doesn't do that, even when abandoned ships are near a planet with 20 ships ?

pnakotus
06-18-2012, 06:07 AM
When I saw one I thought I'd get an option to return the ship to its owners for faction. Turns out its just a chest.

gornova
06-18-2012, 06:10 AM
When I saw one I thought I'd get an option to return the ship to its owners for faction. Turns out its just a chest.

Nice idea! If races was alive :D
Anyway.. maybe a quest from a race after a great war: please go and find 5 abandoned ships in system X

Valgor
06-18-2012, 06:17 AM
Turns out its just a chest.

Actually, it's more like those random dead bodies strewn about.

Shadow
06-18-2012, 05:36 PM
There are some things I purposely don't have the races do or the player would never get to do anything. :)

gornova
06-18-2012, 06:09 PM
There are some things I purposely don't have the races do or the player would never get to do anything. :)

Yeah I understand.. but floating ships.. forever a race don't do anything ?

pnakotus
06-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Actually, it's more like those random dead bodies strewn about.


I don't want to alarm you or anything...

But they were chests too. :)

Balancing huge space fleets vs one player is a tricky idea, but it is probably best done by simply not deploying fleets until they're being used. Use static defences instead of escorts around planets, launch the fleet to attack planets or defeat monsters, but otherwise space is all up to the player. I almost think adding visible flight routes from planets to jump points would be useful, to visually indicate to players the areas that are being regularly swept by AI ships, where there will likely be noting interesting. This might allow players to control their level of risk, I'm not sure this would be useful since killing is what the game is about.

ollobrains
06-18-2012, 08:07 PM
well pehraps only the drox have the scanners capable of finding derelict ships so once the empires looks track of them they cant find em where u can. Its a way of getting technology to