Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:Klauser wrote:Rimstalker wrote:how about some sort of a big cooparative thingi.
get all the people together that are interested.
make an auction for special ships/hullmass/launchers/bays/mining rate/tax rate/race abilities like in MoO II when creating your own race
get going with making the shiplist for your race
see what happens when it is finished, i.e. do battle sims
the hardest thing would probably be the weighing of the things to bid for.
Ohhh ... that is a neat idea.
Would you envision each interested person getting an existing race to revamp ... like Feds, Fascists, Empire, Robots, etc? Or would it be a create-a-race-from-scratch concept.
I think balancing the races would be very problematic with different developers.
Once method might be to have one "default" set of ships the same for every race, and each player would modify the standard list to their tastes with a cost for each modification.
Just a thot ...
I like the idea in concept, but do you have any suggestions as far as costs? That would be the thing to set down right off.
Another problem I see is that if you were playing the Robots, you'd give just about anything to have a torp ship that cloaked. It could have one beam and one tube as long as it could cloak and drop mines, right?
The problem is that a cloaking ship in the hands of the Robots could seriously throw off the balance of the game. It would be really unpleasant to have half of your freighters run into mines in one turn. Heh, heh.
How about a Gorbie with HYP drives, or a Cobol with a cloak, or any of a few dozen other really nasty combinations?
I'd like to get back to my original idea: Get some suggestions from people who REALLY know a certain race about what can be done to improve the fleet of the race they love. (That could mean making some of the ships more expensive, too...)
I'd love to have Cherek's thoughts on the Crystals...
If you think a Cylon would be scary with a Cloaked ship what about a Tholian, NOW that should scare you. My Dream ship as the Tholian or as the Cylons would be a Falcon with a torp tube on it. NOW THAT would be a really cool ship.