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Author Topic: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.1  (Read 10274 times)

Zym

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[0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.1
« on: May 19, 2021, 05:00:46 PM »

Can be added during a campaign.
Can not be removed from a campaign once saved.



What the mod does

Adds a hullmod called Low Maintenance that reduces supply maintenance by 50% and applies it to the following ships:
  • Dominator
  • Dominator XIV
  • Mora
  • Onslaught
  • Onslaught XIV
  • Legion
  • Legion XIV



Why those ships?

Two reasons:
  • Balance: These ships are hampered by their logistical footprint compared to their peers across the board. High tech ships by comparison sport far lower minimum crew requirements, lower fuel use and similar supply costs. To that end, the mod aims to make lowtech ships more competitive on the campaign layer.
  • Lore: Lowtech ships like the Onslaught are known for being very old and reliable. They're cheap to produce and spare parts are abundant because of it. It makes sense that they would be cheaper to maintain.

Also, as you can see on the following table, even when you apply such a drastic decrease in maintenance, their overall costs for flying around are still higher than their high tech counterpart. The ships with "(LM)" next to them are the same ships but with the Low Maintenance hullmod applied to their overall costs. The final cost calculations assumes base costs for the supplies, crew and fuel.




What it looks like ingame





Changelog:
  • 1.1: Removed superfluous information from .ship files.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2021, 05:48:45 AM by Zym »
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Re: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.0
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 03:21:27 AM »

Would you consider a whitelist feature so that we can add low tech ships added from mods to get a reduction in maintenance cost? Thank you
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Re: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.0
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 04:10:38 AM »

Would you consider a whitelist feature so that we can add low tech ships added from mods to get a reduction in maintenance cost? Thank you

I fully second this idea. I've already got Luddic Church versions of Onslaught, Legion and Dominator thanks to the "Luddic Expansion" mod and it would be a shame for them to not recieve this mod goodness!
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Re: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.1
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 08:00:29 AM »

Suggestion for tooltip text: "This type of mass produced ship has spare parts available in the entire sector, and has been built to both last, and be easily maintained, reducing maintenance cost by 50%."

A bit more flovery than just stating the obvious.
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Re: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.1
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 10:52:15 AM »

It's short and to the point, just like the high maintenance hullmod.
Would you consider a whitelist feature so that we can add low tech ships added from mods to get a reduction in maintenance cost? Thank you

I fully second this idea. I've already got Luddic Church versions of Onslaught, Legion and Dominator thanks to the "Luddic Expansion" mod and it would be a shame for them to not recieve this mod goodness!
Zym adds that hullmod to ships by replacing .ship files. He would have to create a script to dynamically add that hullmod to all ships designated low-tech or something else.

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Re: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.1
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2021, 03:17:12 PM »

owo dis should be added to vanilla
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Re: [0.95a] Low Maintenance 1.1
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 05:09:37 PM »

Going to add +1 that this is a fantastic mod and really helps make the lowtech caps feel balanced. It also makes finding them early feel pretty good! (Your concern at that point is all the fuel they love to guzzle...)
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