The ship concept topic

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Post by pagroove » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:38 pm

Pluisje wrote:
pagroove wrote:Is this a model or a drawing?
Looks like it's already in Oolite.
OK, you got me, it's not exactly a concept, it's a model. But it's not finished :). The other ships are not even in concept stage, just ideas. Will try to do a top view drawing of them when commuting in the train this week.
Ah ok. Looking forward to fresh concepts
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Post by Thargoid » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:16 pm

pagroove wrote:
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pagroove wrote:Docking is from the rear. Launching from the front.
Awesome idea. :shock: Is it even possible? :?:
Well I think so. If you look at the Superhub which has the bleu orb inside then I assume if would be possible. Anyone want to take the modelling challenge ;) ?
Yes it's possible, although not quite how PAGroove describes.

If you use the bay's AI to send a script trigger when a ship traverses it in the correct direction (same principle as with the fuel stations or the racing rings) then with suitable checking that said ship is the player use Frame's dock command to dock the player with the station.

Launch would then be done normally (hence the bay orientation would need to be considered to launch in the correct direction) perhaps with suitable timer settings to prevent re-dock on launch if needed.

And no, I don't have time to script it ;)

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Post by Kaks » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:47 pm

Thargoid wrote:And no, I don't have time to script it ;)
Maybe Frame to the rescue? ;)
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Post by pagroove » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm

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Croydon Kite

Fast Trader, maybe also a racer (when reconfigured). Croydon Kite.

Specs proposed (factory model_)

Cargo: 25 tc
Speed: 0.38
Energy banks 4 (but with a lower recharge rate)
Missiles:3

But it can be reconfigured to be as a commander wants. So slower is a more powerful ship and faster is a courier ship.
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Post by tonyhippy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:24 pm

Here's an idea: Invading Oorg COobes!
They would start out appearing, like the Thargons and attacking ships and stations looking for advanced technology. They would be armed with Override missiles and try to knock you out and scoop you up with their docking bays, like some kind of rogue station. Once docked, they would steal all your cool extra gear and high tech ship and dump you out with the garbage. (Your game would be saved leaving you at a nearby station in a basic low tech ship and no money) Of course if you put up too much resistance they'd just zap you with normal weapons.
The higher the tech they steal the more they get to add to their own ships.

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Post by pagroove » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:29 pm

Cool! I like the idea of being scooped.
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Post by another_commander » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:12 pm

The Borg have already visited the Oolite universe, but it seems that for some reason they decided to not assimilate it. This is the only photographic evidence ever captured, acquired by a Navy recon drone, seconds before telemetry was lost ;-)
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Post by Cody » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:20 pm

Ha! Nice one a_c.

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Post by pagroove » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:09 pm

They have to reinvent their designs. Cube is a bit to common these days 8)
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Post by JazHaz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:11 am

pagroove wrote:They have to reinvent their designs. Cube is a bit to common these days 8)
Maybe the new Cube Map feature in trunk will help us out against them? :lol: :wink:
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Post by Selezen » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:10 am

JazHaz wrote:Maybe the new Cube Map feature in trunk will help us out against them? :lol: :wink:
It might help us find them, what with being a map after all... ;-)

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Post by Simon B » Mon May 03, 2010 6:17 pm

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Croydon Starsoarer
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Croydon enters the market with a new fighter trader :)
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Post by Thargoid » Mon May 03, 2010 7:49 pm

Maybe one of we Londoner-types should mention what Croydon brings to mind for us?

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Post by pagroove » Mon May 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Simon B wrote:
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Croydon Starsoarer
[snip]
Croydon enters the market with a new fighter trader :)
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Hi Simon B Very very Cool!!!Thank you for making this ship :)
Did you thought of the specs this ship has?

O and do you have a download link?
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Post by Commander McLane » Tue May 04, 2010 9:03 am

Not yet a concept, but an idea: Personally I'd like to see Capt'n Hector in Oolite. In a ship like he had in EV:O.

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