Kaigott

Space Station Building... Maybe?

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Ok, so I just had this amazing idea. It probably had been mentioned at some point, but here it goes: Maybe some sort of system could be added where Astroneers could build modules to a space station, fly it up with a shuttle, give it a bit of fuel, and let it orbit whatever planet. When you want to expand your space station, you build other types of modules for it and fly them up on a shuttle and connect them to the station. You would be able to dock your shuttle and go inside the space station, store things, and maybe even be able to do spacewalks?

Just throwing this out there! 

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It isn't being worked on...but, seems like it could be nice for very late game material.

Thing is that dynamic would be very different from what they have so far. A whole other scene, setup, etc.

I am trying to think of how to have the space station implementation use much of the existing dynamic. Such as the ground plane could be a flat grid. The space station has to start with a starting node, and then modular pieces added onto it. Perhaps housing and modules don't exist so much as it is modifications of what is on the ground. Start with a starting node, and expand out from it just like the land base. The Astroneer would be basically spacewalking all of the time except when in the habitat.

Seems like they could implement something like that easier. Else, we are talking new 3d models, new physics handling, etc. 

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I got shot to space in a vehicle once.  it sends you to orbit like you took off from a vehicle.  I then exited the vehicle and I was still tethered but floating around.  All they need is that but add little jets that use power.  They need to add the controls for this almost like adding a new rover but that would be it.  Still have the tether just like a base.  If you lose power and float away like i did from the vehicle then basically your dead.  This is fine to me and would be a great late edition to add.  That mixed with the salvage from the planet to make space modules would be really cool.

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I agree Rugby. I would just hate if I was a dev having to go, great, now I have to construct nearly a whole new game just to put in Space Stations. I think it can be done more easily if they try and use ground assets in a bubble like scene that is in orbit around a planet.

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