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Hi all,

Had a few thoughts watching Vlog #23 and seeing/hearing the Dev's thoughts on larger vehicles. The concepts they demonstrated looked really nice, but they seemed dubious about the largest of the mock ups. Personally I think a huge, lumbering truck, akin to the Caterpillar trucks used in quarries and mines, could be a great addition, offering the ability to transport large amounts of resources, or even construct a small, mobile base on top.

Make it a slower vehicle, maybe powered by coal or hydrazine, so that electing to use it as a hauler or mobile base means planning your journey carefully. Also, unlike smaller rovers, if you flip it or drive it into a chasm you need a second vehicle/crane to right it. Likewise, chaining two or more together should require additional power consumption by the lead vehicle.

Constructing such a large vehicle might be impacted by building mechanics, eg. be done in parts, maybe constructed at a space station and dropped in, but would be an awesome addition for a large scale mining operation.

See what you think...

 

 

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