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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 04:42:10 AM »
dibs on a beta tester spot!!!!!  :D


Christian, just a couple of thoughts about AS...

One of my favorite types of mission is the exploration missions as given out in WC Priv.  Those were scripted and I don't exactly want that...but a (possibly) procedurally generated series of systems which need to be explored, charted, mapped, and colonized could be a powerful bit of storyline which gives great replay value.  

That is, if you could be contracted to help with the exploration of the new systems, then get follow on missions to chart/map them, then survey planets and warp points, then assist in the planting of a new colony structure...well, it would be quite a fun sequence of missions.  You could also just fly out there as far as your fuel would let you go and see what you find.  Maybe you could find the occasional exploration service rep and be able to offer up new nav data for a fee.

Another idea...one of the things we got off talking about in another thread on this general forum was older games...my fave is Alien Legacy.  One of the things I love most about it is exploring the planetary bodies by surveying and exploring the surface.  A game could have that as a small component of play and you could lose me for hours in that.

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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 05:01:10 AM »
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Dibs on beta tester spot #2!!!

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One of my favorite types of mission is the exploration missions as given out in WC Priv.  Those were scripted and I don't exactly want that...but a (possibly) procedurally generated series of systems which need to be explored, charted, mapped, and colonized could be a powerful bit of storyline which gives great replay value.  

That is, if you could be contracted to help with the exploration of the new systems, then get follow on missions to chart/map them, then survey planets and warp points, then assist in the planting of a new colony structure...well, it would be quite a fun sequence of missions.  You could also just fly out there as far as your fuel would let you go and see what you find.  Maybe you could find the occasional exploration service rep and be able to offer up new nav data for a fee.
That is, if you could be contracted to help with the exploration of the new systems, then get follow on missions to chart/map them, then survey planets and warp points, then assist in the planting of a new colony structure...well, it would be quite a fun sequence of missions.  You could also just fly out there as far as your fuel would let you go and see what you find.  Maybe you could find the occasional exploration service rep and be able to offer up new nav data for a fee.


So if I'm understanding this correctly... You're talking about missions to explore new systems that aren't "charted" in ASCII Sector yet? I like this idea but how exactly can it be implemented? Possibly by adding one or two more quadrants. Not unlike a personal favorite 4X game of mine
Space Empires. I played Space Empires V, VERY in depth game... Very slow in  gameplay but very fun too...

I also would like to see more ability to explore planet/base surfaces. Like the fabled "Training Temple" we've talked about in thread a few months ago...
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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 09:35:44 AM »
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You're talking about missions to explore new systems that aren't "charted" in ASCII Sector yet?

Elite anyone?  :lol:

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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2010, 09:40:53 PM »
(Moved off-topic discussion here: http://asciisector.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10081)

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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 09:50:15 PM »
OT: With the removal of the Privateer name along with Kilrathi and Retro didn't you say you'd also have to change names of the ships too CK?

If so... Any ideas?
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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2010, 01:38:23 AM »
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So if I'm understanding this correctly... You're talking about missions to explore new systems that aren't "charted" in ASCII Sector yet? I like this idea but how exactly can it be implemented?


VFP, I'll start a new thread in dev forum!

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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2010, 07:16:28 PM »
tarsus to tarus (cant spell)

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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2010, 07:28:32 PM »
Taurus? as in the constellation? Well Orion is a constellation too...

Draco. Cygnus. Pleiades (i think)....
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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2010, 07:37:12 PM »
yes thank you... (stupid spell checker likes tarsus better)

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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2010, 09:24:13 PM »
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Taurus? as in the constellation? Well Orion is a constellation too...

Draco. Cygnus. Pleiades (i think)....


Going in this way Tarsus is Latin name of ancient city. Retro is a term for something "outdated". Centurion was professional officer of Roman Army. Paradigm is a term for "a pattern or model, an exemplar". Galaxy... well, and so on.

But lawyers are like sharks and could accuse CK for plagiarism - the same name, the same item (space ship), the same designation (e.g. merchant vessel). I'll be missing "good old Privateer universe" but for commercial game it'll be "suicide" to use them without permission.
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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2010, 09:29:53 PM »
Draco, Demon... Kinda fits...

I don't think their going to lawsuit CK for calling something a merchant vessel, or a constellation...

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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2010, 10:30:09 PM »
Well I seriously doubt EA owns the rights to the name Centurion, American Express uses it also. Orion is a constellation been named that for centuries.

But I can see what you mean.

How about names like Isis, Osirus, Apollo, Hades, the Zeus!!!
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« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2010, 10:31:16 PM »
Good, same with ulyssus, as in Ulysses S. Grant or something....

EDIT: COOL!  :eeeee: I'd love to fly a Zeus or a Apollo!

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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2010, 10:35:59 PM »
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Good, same with ulyssus, as in Ulysses S. Grant or something....


Ulysses also was in the Iliad or the Odyssey.
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Re: Comments: The future of Ascii Sector
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2010, 10:36:32 PM »
My point exactly  :heh: