eccy wrote:We've got some concept art right now, which gets posted to the facebook page when it's done. But other than that, not much more at this point ^^.
But to pass the time, how about telling me some of your ideas on how to innovate the 'X's' ?
Its definitely an interesting concept... especially when your put into an MMO environment but going from whats been said already I would start with X-Explore. There is so many ways you can do this, this is probably the easiest one to innovate first. You could have multiple instanced galaxy's where you send colony ships through, sort of like wormholes if you like spread through the known playable universe, depending how big and how you plan to have everyone inside the universe i think you said it wasn't going to be a persistence mmo world which would save ppl from getting wiped out when their not even online i guess, so that would make sense. You would need to research the technology to develop the hyper drives and the structure integrity hulls to withstand wormhole travels, as well as developing the technology to find them in the open galaxy. Inside these instanced galaxys, is where you go hunting/searching/expanding for new technologies, raw resources, and combat, you could have storylines interacting with planets, asteriods, derelict space stations that exist inside these instanced galaxy's giving players almost an endless amount of playability for a never ending amount or lore and exploration.
With the IG: Stargazer being such a huge MMO universe, obviously you are going to bump into people, wage wars, and form alliances, and with these actions, you could have some coop play that involved multiple players to take part in, sort of like a random event set in a certain location on the universe map where everyone rushes to, and you could have that random event be anything your creative mind can come up with, from finding and fighting an ancient race, to discovering brand new planets, so you would have to bring you colonization or terrorforming ship with you, black hole events where you all get warped into a galaxy instance, and only a few of you survive to reach the other side, but would take a lot of you to even make this happen, like 2 ppl may not make it all the way through to the other side, where as 4 or 5 players allianced together, would have more of a chance, and may discover some sort of new tech or points to spend on the micro-transactions store or something.