Ability to Explode Planets and Deal with the outcome of doing so

Discussion in 'Planets and Environments' started by GamerToons, May 24, 2012.


What would you think of being able to Destroy a planet and deal with the consequences/benefits of it

  1. Sure sounds Good

    27 vote(s)
  2. No, Why would I want to do that?

    9 vote(s)
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Ability to Explode Planets and Deal with the outcome of doing so

Discussion in 'Planets and Environments' started by GamerToons, May 24, 2012.

  1. GamerToons

    GamerToons Void-Bound Voyager

    Here is an idea.

    Imagine going to a planet and being able to destroy it completely and deal with the consequences of the action:

    • Alien planets in the area fear you or hate you or maybe even respect you.
    • Maybe you allow a planet to thrive, only to have it's inhabitants attack and destroy your home later or maybe even become strong allies.
    • You would obviously have to be able to craft such a weapon whether it be a bomb that could be planted or a ray fired from a ship (ala Deathstar).
    • Perhaps you learn how to make such a weapon via alien technology? Stolen from or given to you via another race.
    Just some ideas of a consequence driven ability to be able to destroy a planet. There may be useful reasons to do so if you really think about it.

    Plus everyone would finally get to do what they've wanted:

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    • BrutorDragon

      BrutorDragon Cosmos Killer

      Good idea. Maybe the first Dragovale isnt good. I blow it up. No worrys and no one gets my planet. FULL-PROOF!
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      • GamerToons

        GamerToons Void-Bound Voyager

        I would love to do this.
        • Black Hawk

          Black Hawk Subatomic Cosmonaut

          We need this.
          • NiroHiro

            NiroHiro Void-Bound Voyager

            I would support this, except I'd probably end up exploding every planet I find just for the fun of it and never get anything done.
            • LastDay

              LastDay Giant Laser Beams

              Wiping out all life on a planet is already possible.
              When people asked about destroying planets Tiy said that it's an interesting idea.
              • linkunarre

                linkunarre Contact!

                Benefits: Destroying all human constructions, all the life and all ores in it, and creating a devastator black hole... sounds good!
                • Azazel

                  Azazel Void-Bound Voyager

                  Explosions? Im in, I love when I hear the sound BOOM except when its bad for me :B
                  But I like the idea of this :D +1 senior
                  • GamerToons

                    GamerToons Void-Bound Voyager

                    I've read that they mulled over this option for non-important worlds and considering it post release. I think it would really make the game a lot of fun especially in a PvP server fashion.
                    • brandonlk

                      brandonlk Big Damn Hero

                      lol but the "death lazer" wuold have to use a hell a lot of energy just to stop planet exploding spam (also isent this classed as a nother grether wepon)
                      • ikangurameGG

                        ikangurameGG Space Penguin Leader

                        I sense griefing tech.
                        It's damn amazing and all, but what if it falls to the wrong hands? That could mean trouble.
                        • Roxie Stables

                          Roxie Stables Spaceman Spiff

                          This reminds me of Spore in the sense that destroying a planet makes people hate you except for the Grox who loves it.
                          • ikangurameGG

                            ikangurameGG Space Penguin Leader

                            I think the Grox are cute.
                            • Farathil

                              Farathil Ketchup Robot

                              Hmmm, o_O I'm trying to decide if I like the idea or not. Sounds very likely for the devs., but i'm with ikangur it seems like it can be abused.
                              I can see the only point in destroying a planet is if you totally botch your home planet (the planet you set home on).
                              That's about it.
                              • ikangurameGG

                                ikangurameGG Space Penguin Leader

                                Or if that planet has nothing left to offer. I'd blow up a useless planet.
                                • Farathil

                                  Farathil Ketchup Robot

                                  Yeah, I'd probably rarely do that Though, never know when you might miss something the first couple times.
                                  • Passarbye

                                    Passarbye Phantasmal Quasar

                                    it would be really cool to have like a towny system for starbound, only it's planet based and not chunk based. (since starbound will have so many planets)
                                    that way, destroying planets/taking them over and claiming them would encourage pvp and role-playing, as well as player built economies and other stuff. :DD
                                    • GamerToons

                                      GamerToons Void-Bound Voyager

                                      I understand there could be griefing abuse.

                                      I think that a server should allow the option, not make it mandatory. For hardcore PVPers. You could also have sub-options such as "Allow homeworlds to be destroyed" this way no ones homebase could be destroyed unless that server is running that particular server options. Some people would love it as it could change the dynamic of the game.

                                      Home worlds could join forces or not... it would almost become a civ type game, starting with 20-30 players until the strongest are left... or they all friend eachother. It would keep tension high.

                                      To me it sounds fun.
                                      • arath1

                                        arath1 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                        With the right options to disable these world destroying devices then it would be quite nice to have a "planet cracker".
                                        • Moon Star

                                          Moon Star Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                          Devs could probably spend their time working on something better. Maybe as a mod this would be cool though.
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