montana05 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:11 am
Thank you for the wiki, I am just not sure if it makes any sense. I doubt that this OXP will be even in Beta any time soon.
I'm trying to raise the profile of the oxp's I like in the hope that somebody might sort them out before I die of premature senility! Hence the new pages for Recession, CloudCity, HIMSN, etc
. There are some fascinatingly superb ideas out there, and some of the work on them has even been done!
I know that they are broken, BUT they are good ideas, and I would dearly love to see them work in the game. Or maybe somebody will be inspired and then produce something related but in a different format. For example, I'm not that inspired by Witchfire whisky, but I am
inspired by the idea that Stormrider managed to create a commodity which is regional and is regionally priced. The principle is now there for someone else to lean on, tweak and use.
I find it absolutely wonderful the way that we have the vanilla Oolite game, and it can be totally and utterly transformed by Strangers World in one way, by Galactic Navy in another, by SOTL in yet another, by DGill's feudal fantasies in a further, by Redspear's tweaking with laser combat, missile combat and size ratios in still another, and then all of Phkb's quiet work behind the scenes (Galactic Missions, GalCop Galactic Registry, Home System, Hermitage, Pirate Player, Ship Configuration etc
), then add in the effects of Smugglers, Diplomancy and Weapon Laws ...
Goodness Gracious Me! What a magnificent and tremendous outpouring of imagination, diversity and possibility. And it all looks so good on my computer screen!
And... I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am by the possibility of flying around a universe where everything
is measured in ancient Venetian Cavezzi - the idea just makes me chortle with glee! Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!
And then there is all the unused capability lurking under the carpet... Library, BGS, HD Backgrounds, GNN, Cabal Common Library... I'm no programmer, but for someone with the skills and imagination, the possibilities allowed by these seem endless...
I am constantly impressed by just what is lurking in the corners of this bulletin board and our wiki. The ideas... the analyses... the discussions... The humour is good too!
How can anybody not
be impressed by all this?
And lucky lucky me... I have the keys to the wiki, and so I can flag things up for others to look at, analyse, enjoy, or even take away and develop something better!
By the way, what is
the difference between alpha/beta etc
? And how far does it go in a_c_'s alphabet? Epsilon? Upsilon? ...
Edited to add the all crucial Cavezzi!