I'm back. Glad to see the thread bump worked.
: *Inspired from a previous idea by someone else* Tick. Tick. That's the sound of the external music of the universe. You can't hear it, unfortunately, and it appears as just noise on your radar. When the music stops, all the pilots in the system get randomised into another ship - and inherit the previous pilots life. Better hope you switch back quickly, or slowly, depending on your situation.
I call Shotgun!
: Share your ship with the AI, who might make bad decisions like opening fire on a missile cruiser, or piloting the ship into a blackhole.
: There is only one space station in the entire universe - in your home system, owned by you. Its under constant threat from natural disasters, pirates, and of course people who plain just don't like you.
: Same thing as above, but its a planet with a randomly generated number of colonies.
What did you call my Mother!?
: You may become hostile with other factions at random. Other factions may become hostile with other factions at random. Lovely.
: You can no longer trade. At all. All your money will have to come from mining, and selling directly to the markets at a fixed price.
: A faction present in all systems is the only faction capable of research - they sell blueprints at their stations and owned planets.
Galactic Credit Bubble
: There is a limited number of Credits that can be acquired in the universe. Once that limit has been reached, prepare for a loot of fighting and looting as the universal economy collapses.
:*Inspired from someone else* A sickness has come about, and it appears to be space transmitted. Coming in contact means imminent death. Watch how the AI react as the disease spreads from system to system in the metagame. Watch how it will decimate colonies and space stations and markets.
Have fun. c:
That's not a knife...
: If an opponent has bigger weapons than you, your weapons do zero damage against him... you must ram into him to win the battle. Ramming doesn't damage you.
The same goes for you, however. Be wary of random ships charging at your capital ship.
: Similar to an above idea, the universe runs on a bubble... once enough resources have been mined, their price will fall through to be super cheap to buy, creating economic chaos in the universe. Of course, the opposite can happen, making resources super expensive to buy but super lucrative to sell. The Universe may normalise, but be wary of when an event like this happens again, and stockpile.
How many people will starve in the ensuring poverty? How many colonies and stations will simply disappear?
This is MY Land!
: There is an unspoken rule about planets throughout the universe - they belong to the colonists. Taking a planet, building facilities on it, will result in wanton aggression from... just about everybody.