Larger devices instead of hundreds of smaller devices

LauriFB

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#1
With current meta gearing towards hundreds of crates and thrusters, we are going to introduce larger versions of most used devices. Some of these devices will also allow some gameplay improvements for the large vessels.

As and example, here's images of upcoming crates. There is also a 1/8 miniature crate for those very, very, very small cargo needs. :D

Starbase_modular_crates__23.10.2020.jpg
 

PandaPants200

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#4
Are the various colors of crates linked to what resources they are meant to store/are these crates still sort of a placeholder?
 

LauriFB

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#5
Some crates are ore crates only, some crates are universal item crates, some may be for example weapon crates only. Color indicates the type of the crate.

Universal crate in general can hold less stuff than specialized crate. Crates will have slot amount, slot sizes, kv, kg and types as stats.
 

MoneylooJr

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#7
Awww, the small one is tiny! Having some sort of difference in design rather than just color differences would be helpful for different crate types.
Maybe a matching decal on the crate's sides? So weapon crates have a generic rifle/ammo belt decal, ore has an asteroid or crystal, etc. Not sure what universal would have, maybe just a box?
 

five

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#8
I think this is awesome, this will also allow for large ship thrusters to be not just an array of some puny little thrusters
 

dusty

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#9
Does that mean that the crates with the fun lids are out? I remember there being some issues with their usage.
 

LauriFB

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#10
We have various decals planned for the crates to indicate what they may hold :D


Starbase_modular_crates_logo_example__23.10.2020.jpg
 

LauriFB

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#11
Furthermore, following devices are at least considered to get new sizes:
  • Thrusters (very large modular thruster is already being worked on)
  • Batteries
  • Generator
  • Propellant tanks
Bonus: size comparison of the crates :p

Starbase_modular_crates_size__23.10.2020.jpg
 

CalenLoki

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#12
Can endo even pick up such big crate to snap it in place?

Also I personally think that shapes other than perfect cubes are way cooler, even if slightly harder to work with.
I.e.
72x72x144, 144x144x144, 144x288x432, 288x432x576, 432x576x864
 

Kodey

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#15
Thrusters (very large modular thruster is already being worked on)
Does this include some kind of smaller thruster for compact ships?

Will we also see more triangle plates? I understand they’re not devices, but they’re still a major object hog
 
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