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    How many people are still build vs waiting for new power

    Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GRHayes, Apr 24, 2017.

    1. jorgekorke

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      Not touching any systems. 3 refits for 7 different ships in a single year will be too much for my patience :\
       
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    2. Extholious

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      I still build, also having to refit your ships is a thing that should be expected considering this game is still being developed so you will probobly have to refit in the future after this power change
       
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    3. wizardoftrash

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      Still building over here! Since I plan on a survival pvp server, building and having your stuff wrecked is the ideal cycle. Only way to keep playing is to keep building!
       
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    4. Tamren Shade

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      I'm still going, my ships are in all in the 1ok to 60K mass range, so a full system refit takes me all of an evening or two. Even without a maj0r change in power systems I'll rework the systems two or three times before I'm satisfied with the ship.

      The interesting part for me is pushing what I can do with detailing and creativity, and since there isn't going to be a major change to the detailing system I see no reason to stop :-p.

      And to be frank SM isn't quite there yet as a game you play with finished ships yet. It's getting there, and the potential this game has is staggering, but for now the fun part is the actual act of building. The only engrossing thing you can really do with those ships after they're done is bp/spawn in a copy and blow up someone else's ship and/or get blown up in return.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm all for watching ships blow each other up, but that alone doesn't make for a game I'm willing to spend 1400 hours on..... ;)
       
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    5. BJammin

      BJammin That guy you saw sometime, somewhere

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      Haven't been building,
      a.) Because I've been rather busy IRL for the past several months, and
      b.) I, too, am waiting for the update.

      I don't know though. If I find the time, I might strip my old stuff down and possibly make some new hull-&-interior-only ships. Or keep waiting
       
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    6. GRHayes

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      Thanks for the answers. No wrong answers obviously.
      Seems in part the primary people who are still building seem to build by filling in a shell and those of use who build ships around systems aren't doing that much building.
       
    7. EricBlank

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      Never stopped building, maybe never will
       
    8. Antikristianos

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      hmm i just started my long planned main project :-D
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      Just a shell and maybee some parts of the interrior until they come around with the "final" systems that wont change that much
       
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    9. Snowtiger256

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      I don't actually know what to do.

      On one hand, I have an urge to build more than ever. I also know that I must build to keep refining my building skills and learn new building techniques and stuff. Building antd tinkering with stuff has always been one of my favorite pastimes in SM, as well as resource gathering and crafting stuff in Survival.

      On the other hand, the moment I get the game started and get ready to build, I end up faceplanting mentally and just seem to lose all interest in doing anything major. Instead, I just spend time aimlessly wandering about, staring at the stuff around me and feeling like I don't want to touch any of them. I end up edgy, frustrated and tired, even angry at myself, when I know I can't just throw myself of the proverbial cliff and just go with the flow.

      I've been also trying to tinker with the dev builds, trying to acclimatize myself with the intricacies of the new power system, even though the system itself is still very much in flux and could change drasticaly from one dev build to another. Even that has started to grow stale and uninteresting due to most changes into the system being less than visible at the moment.

      Also, knowing that most of what I have built so far will need to be extensively modified, or even totally scrapped due to the changes brought in by the new power systems doesn't really help in my situation. It feels like the game is forcing me to throw away stuff I've spent months tinkering with and actually using in-game, or alternatively making me spend more time pulling the stuff apart so it could be rebuilt in order to be functional in the new system. And I say functional, because the changes in the new system means that they will never be the same as in the old system. To be honest, I don't even know if they will end up being better or worse.
       
      #29 Snowtiger256, Nov 11, 2017
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    10. beeez

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      I would love to build, but i don't want to build on the old power system if it is getting scrapped. That leaves testing out the new power system, but my game crashes as soon as i do anything on the dev build. Not sure if it's a linux compatibility thing or what, so i'm in the middle of a full repair/reinstall right now in hopes that it will get me back ingame.

      99% complete. Moment of truth approaches.
       
    11. Spartan4845

      Spartan4845 Master of Chimichangas and Star Trek Shells

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      I still need to finish some stuff that might not move like my Nacelles... but other than that everything, including the rooms, is up in the air until power and systems are more stable.
       
    12. kikaha

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      Still building and starting new projects WITH the new system.
       
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    13. Ghent96

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      Still building on the old system, however I want, aesthetically, focusing on the shell without worrying about systems or shape or how I can exploit whatever lousy system Schine tries to force into us in the meantime.

      Eventually, I'm hoping they will come to their senses when enough of us tell at them, scrap this power overhaul farce yhats now been over 7mo in the fail bin, and just.... Do away with systems entirely & use slider % dialogues. Let us focus on bukdong htfever we want aesthetically instead of forcing their design mantras upon us..
       
      #33 Ghent96, Nov 14, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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    14. Panpiper

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      I haven't touched the game since they decided effectively scrap everything and start over. I expect I will probably never do so again at this point. I have no interest in a simplistic building block game with the lack of strategic depth they are now aiming for.

      I still have fond memories of what was, so I check the forums every couple of weeks to see if the developers have changed direction. At this point however, I have little hope.
       
    15. Groovrider

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      I've been in the dev build most nights. Fine tuning the reactor more interesting than it initially appeared.
       
      #35 Groovrider, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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    16. Wrathserker

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      I still Build actively, and after trying the dev build a bit im eagerly awaiting the power update.
       
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