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Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/26/2010 6:10:50 AM   
Tyranicus

 

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Im putting forth the idea of having specialized stations(like research)for the production of components for ships. I know you can slap a bunch of Weapon Plants and such on a space port. Why not a have stations just for producing ship components and have the private sector ship them where are needed. We have specialized stations for research why not for producing weapons and starship components?
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RE: Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/26/2010 10:12:37 AM   
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Why do you want them ?
Do you think the Space ports don't build them fast enough ?

You just build 2000 Beam Weapons and made a breakthrough at the research, what you are doing with the old components, jettision at space ? Recycle into Raw resources ? That will keep these facilities busy and then they dont produce the new ones fast enough.

Mosttimes the reason why your new ships dont get build are missing raw components not the facilities that build the componets. Even Capitals build pretty fast when you got all materials on the space port. You should keep that in mind when you design new ships, check before if you enough of these resource on stock, then your ships build faster.




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RE: Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/26/2010 11:10:29 AM   
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I would like to see more industrial civilian or militairy structures in space but they would have to make sense within the system.

I don't quite see how a weapons plant in space would make sense unless it would be a dedicated high tech weaponry manufacturing system. In which case it is certainly a good idea!

My idea for additional space stations are:


Patrol Station: A patrol hub for the ressuply and coordination of escorts within the empire.

Fleet Command station: The home station for the fleet & navy brass

Shipyard: For capital ships & cruisers


In essence many of these could be made into components which allow different versions of Space stations over the planet dedicated to a certain job as opposed to having simply one space station which would do a less efficient job.

I'd also love to see certain space based manufacturing or refining plants based on tech.

Weapons Plant: Zero G environment aides weapon production of certain types (your suggestion)

Fuel Refinement Plant: Somehow having tankers filled with highly combustible fuel going to and from the planet doesn't feel entirely safe. This might also be more efficient

Habitational Station: Space based living for the super wealthy! They will require transports!

Detention facility: Why keep criminals on the planet? (happines boost for developed planets)


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RE: Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/26/2010 11:13:13 PM   
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"Highly combustible"? In SPACE? Where there is a total lack of oxygen to combust with?

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RE: Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/27/2010 1:35:56 AM   
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When modding is released, I will be repurposing some strategic resources to weapons. Since building weapons requires the presence of resources, one could just change the name of the resource to "Plasma Core" and alter the rate of "production" accordingly. Freighters would then carry completed plasma cores to the shipyard, where they could be installed or reffited onto crafts, with a plasma cannon requring 4 plasma cores, for example.

I'm not sure what to do with the roving civilian miners in this case. I may eliminate them or repurpose them into "luxury-only" craft for the purposes of this mod. I also intend to repurpose luxuries into foodstuffs, broadly.

This is a fairly drastic mod i'm in the process of outlining, and since modding is not yet released, i'm trying to work with the currently existing framework, as I don't know what i'll have when its all put together.

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RE: Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/27/2010 5:26:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Fishman

"Highly combustible"? In SPACE? Where there is a total lack of oxygen to combust with?


Kind of nitpicking there aren't we?

You looking for something more along the lines of not wanting a series of thermonuclear reactions to occur around our colonies or space stations instead?

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RE: Suggestion: Specialized Space Factories - 5/27/2010 8:03:35 AM   
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In essence yes plus those stations would provide valuable strategic targets  



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