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Ships in multiplayer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Soga, Apr 25, 2013.

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Ships in multiplayer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Soga, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Soga

    Soga Void-Bound Voyager

    How are those supposed to work? If I'm playing with friends on my server, do my friends only have access to my ship, or do they bring their ships into my game?

    Also, I'm curious how space combat is supposed to work. As I understand it currently, if you warp to your ship, you can walk around in your ship or jump to a different moon/planet/system/etc. So how would I get to see or board other ships?

    Any light that could be shed on this would be appreciated. Thanks!
    • Alluvian_Est-Endrati

      Alluvian_Est-Endrati Existential Complex

      Every player gets their own ship. Ship to ship battles will come post-launch. Awaiting confirmation on whether ships (like the stations were supposed to be) are grief-proof or not or if they are safe zones from PvP.
      • Lyrael

        Lyrael Sandwich Man

        Everyone will have their own ship, and you can invite other people on the server who are nearby to come on board as well.

        Space combat is, decidedly, a post-release feature. Tiy's said a few times that he wants it in the game, but he doesn't want to delay release to get the system in. Hope that helps!
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        • Soga

          Soga Void-Bound Voyager

          Ah, thanks! That clears that up.

          I'm also assuming you will be able to trade warp coordinates with your buddies.
          • Space combat isn't in the game, Tiy is considering it for post-release.

            As for ships...each player has their own ship, it's linked to the character, like piggy banks in Terraria. On the roadmap, this image can be found (under User Interface > Party, for those curious):

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            See that "Beam to Ship" button on the left? Presumably, that's either an option to invite players to your ship, or a button to request to go to their ship.
            • kesvalk

              kesvalk Scruffy Nerf-Herder

              it will probably be like monster hunter's houses, you need to get invited to a friend ship to enter it.

              space combat will be added post-release.
              • Alluvian_Est-Endrati

                Alluvian_Est-Endrati Existential Complex

                Yes. If you discover something cool in your game, you can share the coordinates with a friend and (almost always) it will result in the same planet/location being found.
                • darethen

                  darethen Big Damn Hero

                  very nice i love PvP and that will be awesome to see ships vs. ships!!! its gonna be epic :mwahaha:
                  • Soga

                    Soga Void-Bound Voyager

                    Thanks, everybody!
                    • felipecrivelatti

                      felipecrivelatti Intergalactic Tourist

                      LOL can't w8 to see ships vs. ships!!! Maybe there will be upgrades to them? :rainbow:
                      • Mega Man X

                        Mega Man X Industrial Terraformer

                        There are ship to ship battles? Wow, never knew that.
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                        • Alluvian_Est-Endrati

                          Alluvian_Est-Endrati Existential Complex

                          Not in the base game. This is a feature they are considering adding post-launch.
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                          • IAmTheRad

                            IAmTheRad Starship Captain

                            I just hope when they put in PvP that it's not mandatory at all. If you want to join a server so you can explore with other people and not be subject to being shot at and murdered by other players I'll be fine with that.
                            • Salmon

                              Salmon Aquatic Astronaut

                              What would be really cool is exploring on a planet and then getting a warning that your ship is under attack or enemies are nearby. Especially if there are like space pirates or something of the sort that roam around space
                              • Lyrael

                                Lyrael Sandwich Man

                                PvP is in on day one of Beta, as far as I understand. But it's not at all mandatory; far from it it. You can very specifically prohibit it on your server if you wish to.
                                • TheLoanArranger

                                  TheLoanArranger Ketchup Robot

                                  I'm curious about how travelling is handled while multiple players are aboard one ship. Your ship would obviously need to follow you to the new planet, so you can't get stranded, but would it also consume fuel or perhaps it... borrows the other ship's warp jiggawhatever.
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                                  • Disciple Cain

                                    Disciple Cain Subatomic Cosmonaut

                                    Or just only allow people you know to be on your server. You know, so that you can 'accidentally' blow each other up.
                                    • ௵ಲ್ಲಾ৺᧯

                                      ௵ಲ್ಲಾ৺᧯ Void-Bound Voyager

                                      Real life ship battles would not be dramatic. You shoot railgun in zero gravity at hull and battle over. Who shoot first wins.
                                      Would be more practical to sabotage ship and steal it, ship cost a lot of currency would be travesty to lose in battle even if enemy's.
                                      • Disciple Cain

                                        Disciple Cain Subatomic Cosmonaut

                                        Steal the ship and put it... where? On your other ship? Your other ship that is, by the way, exactly the same size as the ship you're stealing because they're a poor dope leaving their home planet just like you?

                                        That sounds incredibly unfun and anticlimactic. Thank goodness Starbound isn't real life because that would be the lamest 'space battle' mechanics ever.

                                        I'm pretty sure that the space ship battles will be a stark contrast to ground combat, which would provide a very interesting dynamic if that should also become part of the main game and not just PvP. How cool would it be to not only fight baddies on the ground but fight them in space as well? You could be, not just a badass survivor on your new home planet but, an ace pilot!

                                        It'd immediately have my interest. Have no idea how they'd do it.
                                        • ௵ಲ್ಲಾ৺᧯

                                          ௵ಲ್ಲಾ৺᧯ Void-Bound Voyager

                                          Sell it to space idiots for overprice.
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