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A collection of things I consider worth submitting to the community.

The first one is a suggestion for a prettier standard drone, the one you get at the start of the game. Steam workshop link. The black&yellow design is meant to resemble construction equipment. Flight performance is quite similar to the original drone. What I could not build is the extra small mining turret with a base of 0.1 x 0.1. AFAIK this is currently not possible with the in-game editor.

So if Boxelware wants to use this one they are welcome to do so. But the devs would have to add the turrets from the old drone themselves.

Starter_drone.jpg

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I guess the devs don't want the drones to become full-fledged warships ;-) 

But jokes aside, with certain limitations editing the drone would make sense. Such as

  • The drone has to fit in a box of 8x8x8 meters
  • You can only build with iron
  • You get only an iron engine with a volume of one cubic meter. That is actually what I used in my Steam workshop project. Thrusters are similarly limited.
  • You get to use the two mining turrets from the original drone, but no other weapons.

Also, at these sizes working with thrusters really needs some improvement. But that is a topic for another thread. Before I start that, I want to collect some more evidence for the problems I ran into.

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I think you should be able to switch out the turrets, because the mining lasers suck. You wouldn't be able to use anything higher than Titanium so drones wouldn't at all be OP.

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It is probably intended that the drone is so limited. Otherwise, why build real mining ships?  But it still should look prettier.

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New design: The Iron Angel.

A bit large for one's very first ship, but it should not take too long to get the ore and money with a makeshift flying brick. Then you can upgrade to this.

IronAngel_building.jpg.7d3152ea3219b765fd2d4e5db45c5bf5.jpg

The Iron Angel is adequate for fighting weak pirate groups once you have upgraded the guns a bit. An integrity field generator helps to reduce damage and survive longer in a fight.

Edit 16.10.2020:

As suggested by Vis, I'm exchanging the screenshot for one that shows the stats. Stats removed from text of post.

 

Edited by Rabiator

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You should also post a screen shot of the stats of the ship. But not too bad looking for a starting ship. Glad to see it's not just another flying brick. I have seen way too many of those. XD

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