What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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Shipbuilder wrote:... the escape pods that I have been working on I do intend to expand this OXP over time with additional models. The next escape pod model I have in mind is based on something that you could imagine detaching from one of the core ships i.e the cockpit section.
Cool... I like your escape pods, and more variety would be very welcome.
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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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I agree that capital ships shouldn't be flyable, I was after seeing more NPC larger ships. 8)

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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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You leave Nell alone.

She's from Battle Beyond The Stars btw. A weird little movie that's so bad it's quite good. Even had George Peppard and Robert Vaughn in it, plus a girl with seemingly anti-gravity breasts.

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Ah...just read up on it, sounds eighties-erific! :lol:

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But anyway, before I derail yet another thread, I would also like to see other alien ships in the ooniverse. The Thargoids are cool and everything, but it would be nice if there was another threat out there in interstellar space. :mrgreen:

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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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Pleb wrote:...I would also like to see other alien ships in the ooniverse.
You won't have to wait long, honest! :wink:
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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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Smivs wrote:Maybe what we really need is more variety in areas like these, and cargo pods and even more asteroids etc.
One idea I have been thinking about is escape pod/cargo canister sized pieces of ship wreckage on the lines of engines, pieces of fuselage etc. Basically the aftermath of some previous battle which can be scooped and sold at stations.

Perhaps these items could be classed usually as alloys but much more rarely machinery.
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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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Shipbuilder wrote:
Smivs wrote:Maybe what we really need is more variety in areas like these, and cargo pods and even more asteroids etc.
One idea I have been thinking about is escape pod/cargo canister sized pieces of ship wreckage on the lines of engines, pieces of fuselage etc. Basically the aftermath of some previous battle which can be scooped and sold at stations.

Perhaps these items could be classed usually as alloys but much more rarely machinery.
Or sold to salvage gangs? That'd explain where they get their most crappy stuff from :D

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Pleb wrote:The Thargoids are cool and everything, but it would be nice if there was another threat out there in interstellar space. :mrgreen:
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And also the Cylons though technically they are not alien but robotic.

http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Cylon_Raider_Mark_1
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I've not been playing long, but I have a lot of ship oxp's installed. I enjoy flying past and seeing them in space. I had liners in, but it was making the game too slow on coming out of witchspace. I think some more alien ships would be good as NPC's.

Last night I was jumped by a Thargoid warship as I came out of witchspace. Luckily in 1.77, I can already be using the torus drive and so I was able to avoid the missles and come back around to launch my own. I've flown most of the player ships - I've had to think of a lot of commander names - but I keep coming back to a Falcon-S.

It's fast enough, handles well, has enough cargo space to make money to support my habits of cargo/passenger, as well as enough fire power to be a match for whatever I've come up against. It fits into all docks, and being a bit of a Star Wars (am I allowed to mention this tm here?) fan, it is a good alternative world to participate in for a few hours every so often. The hints I found in another thread about getting the turrets working and adding a scoop camera have made it a much better ship.

I have thought about modding the oxp to add repair system like available on the caduceus. Or even a new oxp probably named mulga or brigalow - both deadly, aggressive snake that live in my neck of the woods.
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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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I'd like to see more mystery ships/objects that behave oddly, look enigmatic and may or may not be hostile, friendly and may be dockable with unusual trade goods.....with no "spoilers" on the Wiki to tell you what to expect.
Personally, I like a large variety of ships and favour designs with complex textures, a griff-like or Bridge-like finish rather than simple geometric designs, and I have no objections to player flyable larger (capital) ships or slightly "uber" ships (such as the Star Wars B-Wing one of my Commanders flies) so long as they are hideously expensive....gives something extra to aim at
I also don't mind if the design comes from another fictional universe, TV series or classic films....the odd Dark Star, Valley Forge, Nostromo, Fireball XL5 or Eagle Transporter would be fun.

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Re: What type of new ships would people like to see as OXPs

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I fly my Asp Mark IV (Poison Ivy) :) I wish i had the ability to actually model a new ship but instead it uses a unique texture from someone elses asp II replacement oxp, ie its different to all the other mark II variants I meet in game.

She's about 10% quicker, has 5 pylons! (mostly for fuel tanks, thargoid hunting is thirsty business), and slightly less tonnage than an upgraded cobbie

Certainly not as uber as some out there and still falls within what I would call acceptable levels of tweaking

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Welcome to the Oolite BBC Gauntlet glad to hear that you are enjoying the game.

As for modelling your own ship why not give it a go ?

Using something like Wings 3D you'll be surprised how easy it is to pick up.

Their is also lots of help available on the bb to assist you to get your own creation in game.
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Thanks,

editing plists is about as far as I've got modding so far, but I might have a play with wings when I can find the time.

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