I really badly want this to have proper list formatting. Like it bothers me to read it without that. I've been refreshing the page hoping you'll change it - can you just wrap every contiguous set of points in list tags? Actually I'll do it.
Your idea sounds like a mini game mechanic while you are extracting ore... I am not sure how or why you would implement that.
What are you referencing?
I liked the idea that extraction was fast. It was the time spent scanning and probing that was the time sink.
I think extraction rate should vary from slow to fast based on the type of asteroid being mined, the quality and quantity of mining equipment, the cargohold capacity, among other factors.
I think all ships should be able to be scanned, boarded, or be pirated in some way without requiring their total destruction.
I agree with you.
As far as cargo slowing down a ship... It should make the ship feel sluggish but not affect top speed, this is space after all.
This argument isn't valid since limiting ship velocity to a top speed (less than c
) is unrealistic anyway. Besides, it really depends on what drive system you're using.
Also, if you could create a plan that you can turn in to a self-made mission with objectives that you can display on the HUD.
I really, really love this idea, and I'd like to see it used for more general applications than just mining.