like an adventure map
    we need more of these types of things
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    I share your sentiment, it would be nice to have more quest-oriented StarMade creations on the Dock.

    I know a few such builds that qualify as "adventure maps" much more than this station, but it sure would be nice if more people would create such things. And thanks for the review :)
    Great fun, was lost in this for 2 hours in my stream, was able to find some secrets but not the most important one author told me XD
    Well, this is probably the only mystery mission station out there, I could see DeepSpace making some basically visual novel in StarMade sometime, by switching text in displays with logic, depending on what actions a player choose, anyhow, this stations exterior alone make this a 5 star station, but thats nothing compared to the super well crafted cryo area :)
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Thanks man, I really appreciate your positive feedback :)

    I enjoyed your exploration video on your Twitch channel, and I urge anyone who doesn't feel like going through the station by themselves to find and watch that stream, because it was some excellent explorer/detective work, done in the best possible walk-through path.

    I'm happy to hear that you also liked the aesthetics of the exterior and that cryogenic sleeping room.

    Also, I love this idea of your's of achieving an actual "dialog" between the player and the inhabitants of the station, by having their "speech displays" interactively change based on the player's actions. Really great idea, I'll keep it in mind until a time when I'll have the high level of motivation required for something on that level. - Thanks again! :)
    Excellent work! This station is such an awesome place to explore. You really put gifted hands on bringing together just the right - sometimes unconventional - blocks to provide a playful design with surprising and sometimes mind-blowing features. I had so much fun to discover all the different sections that perfectly suit their role while coming across depressive robots or xenomorph references. They really made me smile. Not to mention the gorgeous astronomic observatory - simply brilliant!

    However, I don't want to spoil to much. :D

    Given its costs, I am not sure how "useful" the station would be from the perspective as an outpost or home base, whereas, I assume it simply was not build for this purpose. Totally a 5-star build!
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Thanks, happy to hear that you had fun exploring Quasar E77.

    Yes, it took some experimentation over the years I've been playing StarMade to get such interior detailing results, always trying different decorative options and different combinations of non-cubic blocks, to see what works well visually.

    As for the robots and the xenomorphs... I would call those 15 hidden robots psychopathic/scary rather than depressed/depressing. There's a particular locked compartment with a warning sign that gives context which explains the true nature of these hiding robots (they're all related, and their story forms one of the two possible lore narratives of the station). And the Alien references, well, the station's biggest discoverable secret actually revolves around xenomophs ;)

    And you're right, this wouldn't be a good choice as a practical station. It was mainly built for singleplayer exploration sessions, or perhaps as a possible addition to the abandoned station set of customized universes (although I still have to update it with a lot of Public Permission blocks for that purpose).

    Thanks again for sharing your impressions, cheers! :)
    Very nice. Neat exploration features and some nice humour dotted throughout. Awesome creation!
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Hey, thanks Kupu! - It's a whole new level of success when your creative efforts get a dev team member's seal of approval. Glad that you liked the exploration features, I tried my best to make the place extra immersive.

    As for the little humor on displays here-and-there, most of it is part of the "dialog" between the explorer and the 15 hiding suspicious strangers of the station. And the humorous nature of what they say gets slightly shifted towards worrisome, and perhaps even creepy, once the player finds a particular display which provides the context of who these strangers really are and why they are hiding. (Hope this was more hype than a spoiler.)

    Thanks for the review, I appreciate it! :)
    Lavish doesn't even begin to describe how much detail is in this station. I love it, it's a brilliant piece of work, with a lot to see and explore. Makes me excited for DeepSpaceMechanic's Constantinus project.
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Well, thank you very much, ProfDriftwood, that is one of the nicest reviews any of my StarMade creations have ever received. I'm mostly (but not always) used to sort of a disproportion between the amount of work I put into my creative efforts and how well they are received, but hearing you say "it's a brilliant piece of work" makes me feel that my time spent on building this station was worth it.

    I'm happy to know that you appreciate the details and explorable contents of Quasar E77, and it's really quite a pleasant surprise to hear someone even mention my still-under-construction Constantinus titan.

    And here's a coincidence... At some point I decided that the only way I can ever continue that titan is if I build a modular interior template pack outside of it, then fill it with it afterwards. Well, this station was built using that already finished template pack, in 29 days (after 21 days of work on the template pack alone). So revisiting that dusty old ghost-ship titan might just be the next thing I'll do.

    Thanks for the review! :)
    very nice disign anf details ,it 's a beautifull science-station ^^
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Thank you Darknassius, I'm happy to hear you appreciate the overall design and the details. Nice of you to say that it's a beautiful station, thanks :)
    All I can say is. WOW. I look foreword to whats next.
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Thanks, I'm glad you're impressed. And nice to know that you want to see more, we'll see what I come up with next time :)
    I had fun exploring this thing. I think I might use it as an additional abandoned station. I like what you did with the reactor conduits btw. The conduits as power lines idea makes more sense than having separate power lines coming from a reactor with "expansion" conduits as I was trying with my older designs
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and I'm flattered that you say you might use it as an extra procedurally generated station. I myself thought of having a few custom stations (and fleets) if I eventually set up a separate adventure universe for myself with pirates and NPC factions enabled.

    Also glad that you like the power and chamber setup. I think it's kinda cool how if you select a conduit block on your hotbar in build mode, you will see a highlight of all the actual functional conduits nicely snaking between the machinery within those armored pipelines. It's a poor design choice from the perspective of survivability to showcase those things on the station's underside, but it's more appealing to the eye this way, I think.

    Thanks for the review! :)
    Impressive... Most impressive.
    DeepspaceMechanic
    DeepspaceMechanic
    Thank you very much! - I'm happy to hear that you appreciate it :)