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Interesting stars and stuff

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So here are a few things to add into the universe to add some variety in the systems. Yes, josh's systems are beautiful, but they run the risk of becoming just another pretty nebula if that's all there is. So in addition to realistic empty systems with no nebula whatever and just a sea of stars around you, here are some things which can spice things up a bit :)

Based on Real life

Black holes
Come in varying sizes and various sized accretion disks
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More than just graphical, they require black-hole-traversal tech otherwise, you become a lovely glowing stream of heating particles falling into it if you get too close.


Protoplanetary disks
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These would have a rather flat or toroidal, dusty disks filled with small asteroids to small planetoids. There wouldn't really be anything above or below the disk except enormous magnetic loops shooting dust clouds above and below. Often said disks would also have a frost line that separates the more rocky & metallic asteroids from the more icy ones. also, need not be colored like real life
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Carbon (and other) Spirals
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Binary systems should definitely be in, but there should also be things like this carbon spiral. and since this is LT we aren't limited to greyish blue, but perhaps any or multiple colored spirals. They would just be dust clouds with small asteroids when you got close, they are more for "ooh aah" than gameplay.

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Starflowers & Plasma storms
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No, this probably doesn't exist in reality, In real life this image is actually bioluminescent plankton...I think. However, I think it would be incredibly cool to have giant bursts of light and plasma appearing is what seem like enormous clouds in space. somewhat like a dusty asteroid zone, just plasma, acting almost like bubbling mud, exploding out and falling back in.


Mysterious rings of light
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Imagine a system with an enormous glowing ring, it's not a wormhole, there are no planets or stars at the center, it's just there, glowing, spinning, another interesting phenomenon of the LT universe


Tiny Galaxies
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Occasionally, an explorer will come across what appears to be a tiny little galaxy, just hanging out in a star system. it appears to be filled with stars and dust just as though it were huge...but the stars are tiny little points of light, and the "galaxy" is smaller than a planet.


Colorcanes
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"Hurricanes" of colored gas and plasma filling a system, large explosions with long tails and great magnetic loops of glowing plasma :monkey:


Whatever this is
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Re: Interesting stars and stuff

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The last one looks like a magnetic field of some sort. Anyways, I like all of the ideas except for mini-galaxies as they really don't make much sense. It would be cool to be very close to a galaxy though and be able to see it in all its glory on rare occasions.

For instance seeing this in game would be very neat and should be very special. But it should be so far away that it can't be flown around or scanned.
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BFett wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:23 pm
For instance seeing this in game would be very neat and should be very special. But it should be so far away that it can't be flown around or scanned.
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you mean the sombrero galaxy?

wont be hard to put that so far away that you cant fly around it considering that we dont have on-ship FTL drives :V
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Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:26 am
BFett wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:23 pm
For instance seeing this in game would be very neat and should be very special. But it should be so far away that it can't be flown around or scanned.
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you mean the sombrero galaxy?

wont be hard to put that so far away that you cant fly around it considering that we dont have on-ship FTL drives :V
Yes I know the name of the galaxy. I thought Josh was proposing that we did, on the largest ships.
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Just saw this video, and i think it would be amazing to come across enormous, mysterious anomalies like it. Of course if they were also "real" and could thus be created by the player, at least theorhetically, and was in fact created by some historically generated NPCs that would be really cool.


The guy has an interesting idea, that this structure was built to open the enormous rifts in space, was destroyed by them, and the rifts are now self-sustaining.
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