From: Sydney, Australia
One of the important changes made to the mod is that Continental planets have been removed and replaced by a new classification.
This will fit planets in my mod which are not deemed continental and do not fit any other planet classifications.
Volcanic, Desert, Ocean, Marshy and Barren Rock Planets can also be classified as Terrestrial however they too have been changed so that they are sub-classifications within the Terrestrial classification.
Why am I making this change?
If you look at Tatooine for example you would classify it as a desert world.
Technically this is not correct.
Tatooine is classified as a terrestrial planet with primary terrain made up of Desert, canyons, rocky bluffs and 1% surface water. It is classified in my mod as a Terrestrial Desert World.
Looking at Coruscant under the existing planet classifications in Distant Worlds it doesn't fit anywhere as it's terrain is an ecumenopolis which is a city encompassing an entire planet or moon. However Coruscant is a Terrestrial planet and can be added as such in the mod.
Endor is another planet which cannot be classified as Continental as it only has 8% surface water and with terrain of Forests, savannas and mountains it cant be classified as a Marshy Swamp Planet, Desert Planet, Ocean Planet, Ice Planet, Volcanic Planet, Barren Rock Planet, Gas Giant Planet or Frozen Gas Giant Planets....it is a Terrestrial planet.
< Message edited by rjord1 -- 12/6/2017 6:35:14 PM >