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    Automatic Mining for Drones and automatic ship production

    Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Genar, Dec 13, 2016.

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    What do you think about it?

    1. Yeah starmade really needs that ! It would make this game unique!

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    2. No thank you. I like creating my ships on my own.

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    1. Genar

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      Hey there !

      Do you remeber Star Wars ? Or Star Trek ? Those Movies/Comics/Books and Series where the different Faction mass produced all kinds of Ships? Yeah you heard right, i just said mass production. Many players think its a bad idea, because players could spam servers full with it. But wait :

      Lets get into detail... It would be great if the fleets would get a new order for automatic mining within a certain amount of sectors or even galaxys. In the upcomming NPC Update the new added Npc factions will be able to automaticly create fleet, ships, salvagers and bases. They are smart enough to establish an economy. Their ships will fly, harvest and fight the whole day till the server is down. So why dont add this ecocomy option for players too ? This would allow the players to give an "automatic mining " order to some drones ( not to much because of lags ) . Those Drones would fly through the galaxy to mine, when they are full they just fly back to the players base and then they do it again. This would save a lot of time during the " Mid - End game ".

      But thats not all. What about an " Automatic production " Option for the ShipYard ? When the drones carry the salvaged items to your base, they will land into your base storage. You will be able to connect the Shipyard with this storage ( i know thats already ingame ). On the ShipYard you can now select " Automatic Production ", after that you need to choose a BP or Design and an amount. When theres enough resources, the ShipYard will pull the resources out of the storage (Already ingame i know) and slowly beginn to construct the selected ship until the amount of ships you selected is reached or you havent anymore enough resources.
      You also could connect the yard with some rail dockers. The produced ships will automaticly fly out of the yard to dock on the selected docks. So you would be able to select a bunch of Docks and the produced ships would dock there until theres no free dock avaible.

      Because theres always a "bad guy" which would use that to crash servers, there should be an security system for that.

      What do you think about it ?
       
    2. KiloZulu

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    3. spaceEngineer

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      I could see the ability abused by someone looking to cause lag for some reason. I dont know about the whole idea but i do have an idea for how to limit it. perhaps the mass production could be set us as more of a (maintain this many ships here) kind of thing that would be limeted by block count of each ship together (only supporting one large ship or more small drones). and add a type of enhancer block to allow for more block count to be maintained.
       
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    4. PLIX

      PLIX Thats XCOM baby!

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      you could use faction points to decide that and when there are less faction points some ships are dismantled
       
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    5. Genar

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      Ya that would be an great idea ! Maybe there could be also a security system, which only builds one ship every hour or 30 minutes.
       
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