Earth-That -Was

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Earth-That -Was

Post by romulus » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:17 pm

I can't seem to find an OXP like this already in existance, and I don't (yet) know how to create one myself. If possible, I would like to see Earth and its solar system in the ooniverse. Sometimes, starting the game in Lave, wandering the ooniverse, which is only now becoming familiar to me, I get a little homesick, and long to see good old Earth again. I know it would be an ambitious and labor intensive project, but please, I implore you, at least consider it. I can't be the only person who misses his homeworld.

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Post by Yah-Ta-Hey » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:23 pm

My distant ancestors were the Dineh of the American southwest on the planet Earth but they fled along with millions of others in a exodus known as the Great leap which put them and their generation ships .into space headed for what was hoped a new life in galaxies far far away. Many generation ships made land and disgorged their cargoes others are still out there drifting. So Earth has no place in our OOlite universe save as a far and distant myth in our collective minds.
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Re: Earth-That -Was

Post by Norby » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:27 pm

Some planets with well known lookouts are in the FarPlanetsLave texture pack. You must buy the fast drives of FarPlanets to reach the new planets in real distances, or set this.$FarPlanetsLaveDemo=true; in farplanets.js to bring these near.

I suggest to use [wiki]Telescope[/wiki] which can put target lock on planets and show the remaining distance during your way.

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Re: Earth-That -Was

Post by Cody » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:37 pm

We pray for one last landing,
On the globe that gave us birth,
Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies,
And the cool, green hills of Earth. ~ 'Noisy' Rhysling

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