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IIE16 Yoshi

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Convoy Delivery Details
« on: August 03, 2012, 02:42:05 PM »

So, after just playing the DSTech mod, I thought I'd come over here and make a suggestion out of something that's done in the DSTech mod.
Quite simply, the DSTech station gets a new supply of ships, and rather than something like 'The DSTech convoy has docked', it reads out what has been made. For example, 'DSTech Factory has manufactured 1 new ship, 2 new fighter wings.', or 'DSTech Factory has manufactured 4 new ships'. I'd love to see that become a standard in Starfarer.
'The Hegemony Supply Fleet has delivered 1 new ship, 1 fighter wing and 13 weapon systems, along with supplies and fuel.'
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Re: Convoy Delivery Details
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 02:43:36 PM »

It would be interesting. It's rather hard to see what a convoy brings other than supplies sometimes
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Re: Convoy Delivery Details
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 02:48:17 PM »

Something else I'd like to see in convoys is the ships being delivered.
So if a Hegemony convoy is delivering an Onslaught, the Onslaught can be seen in the convoy on the map, unmanned and unarmed. So convoys would have their escort as a backbone of the fleet, then it would be bloated by the ships that are being delivered. Perhaps you could take a gamble and hit the convoy, try and steal the ships from them, or just leave it to dock up and then have to acquire the ship the good old legal way.
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Re: Convoy Delivery Details
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 03:23:48 PM »

Yea, seeing what comes would be nice.  It's not uncommon to have a list of what's delivered by then.

And many ships that are being delivered can already be seen on the convoy that's bringing them.  Watch a Hegemony Supply Convoy carefully and after it docks, you'll see some ships disappear.
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Re: Convoy Delivery Details
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 03:49:10 PM »

To iterate on that, I'd love to see the ships in use by the Hegemony being stored at the station. You know how the fleets leave and dock at the station? Whenever that happens, the ships should physically disappear from the list, as they are now formed up in a roaming fleet, along with an appropiate number of crew and supplies. Weapons should also disappear from the list, as new ships are delivered, equipped with their armaments and then leave to go hunting. Ships that make it back in one piece should then re-appear in the station's inventory. In a way, one could simply buy out the Hegemony and deprive it of ships to use, giving it no, if not minimal presence in the system.

Now that would be awesome, would make the system seem more alive, rather than this strange personal reserve of ships and weapons that are just waiting to be bought up by the player.
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Re: Convoy Delivery Details
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 04:26:07 PM »

That. I've been thinking of that too. It'll also help in driving player decisions in a fun way... "Do I go nuts and try to accrue as much money as possible in a short amount of time" or "Eh, a good ship may come later". Raising player urgency and creating a living station :)
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Re: Convoy Delivery Details
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 03:30:01 PM »

This would be excelent for cantinas - when you dock with a station and click the cantina button you would get news about other stations (ie what new ships are available)
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