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Just some of my ideas on the game
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:46:14 am »
Hi Guys,

So. Here i am. On the forum. Sweet.

None of my ideas have to be used. These are merely my suggestions that could be used. I don't even want credit if they get implemented.

1. More ships
- Why not have at least 4 ships in each class. Variety would be really nice. 4 Ships per ship class. Leave the MK1 and MK2 namings until later. This can be implemented in the future. First give us a few ship choices. Different ones. Not just the same ship that has a different color and name.

2. Ship customizing
- Will we be able to color and paint some graphics on our ships ? Nice big teeth, with eyes, like the A10 warthogs. 
- Different ship layout choices. So i can change where my hard points on the ships are. Thus changing gun placement. And mix around where some of the things are on my ship such as engine placements, wings, the cockpit, etc. The ships can be handled as modules. So when you land at a ship yard, you can switch the modules around, pay something for it, and leave the ship yard looking like a different ship but using the same modules for instance so ship designs don't get too weird.

3. Controller support
- I'm finding it extremely hard to press Q and E while pressing W,S,A and D at the same time and pressing Space to break. I rarely dodge anything even with upgraded maneuvering and so on on the keyboard. It feels clunky and not smooth and fluid. So most missiles and lasers hit me. Sharper cornering would help, better dodging. And i think a controller would be a lot more fun in this type of game. You dont really need a keyboard and mouse.

4. Better expansions for ships
- The expansions are super limited currently. We have so many engines and generators, but only 2 Radars ? Like with the ships, why not give each choice equal amounts. Rather than 8 engines and 2 radars, make 4 engines and 4 radars. Variety. Limit some upgrades as well. Why am i buying a $60k ship if i can quip all the ship expansions on any ship. Only certain ships should be able to use certain ship gear. So you have something to look forward too.

5. Variety of Space Bases
- A fighters only space base with gear and ships for fighter pilots would be nice. Also a Miners only space base. And they should look the part, so when you see them you know, oh this is for miners, and oh, this is for fighters. The space bases don't really resemble who occupies them. This of course doesn't count for the Aliens as they have Hives. Maybe also, replace the missile turrets with patrolling ships.

6. More random encounters in space
- Some random encounters would be awesome. Jumping to a sector, dead quiet, no one around, just some nebula's, only to find a huge space varying alien space creature that has made that sector its home and eats all the ships that jump into it. Or jumping to a sector to find a space base in need of evacuation when a nearby sun is soon to explode and go supernova. So you have to rescue the people on board. Of course the random missions would depend on your chosen class. So id rather remove Adventurer as that would unbalance the game. Or leave it in, and if you do not have enough cargo for the survivors you fail the mission, or rescue only a few people and get less reward. But random encounters. Something cool. Even a new ship. Maybe forgotten on a old ancient alien space base that you can dock and get for free.

7. Automated weaponry
- I don't know about you. But when i buy a huge freighter and im just trading and mining, i don't have time to fight or want to fight. I just want to mine. Or trade. So the perfect thing for me would be automated Turrets. Buy a Freighter and have automated rotary turret hard points that need weapons and can shoot 360 degrees. It's in all the sci fi moves. The big ships always have automated turrets. Its the future. AI pilots ships mostly. With a bit of human interaction. But even now these days we have automated weapons. So it's not really such a far fetched technological step. Then you can have another upgrade. Ship AI. And we can buy better and more accurate guns and ship AI upgrades.

Thank You Very Much.