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A City Floating over a Gas Giant

Discussion in 'Planets and Environments' started by Musetrigger, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. ddomstar

    ddomstar Yeah, You!

  2. crazygamer2255

    crazygamer2255 Phantasmal Quasar

    Bioshock anyone? also i think this would be awesome, it would also give gas giants an actual purpose
     
  3. DrFlashbang

    DrFlashbang Subatomic Cosmonaut

    It could be like Cloud City in Bespin from Star Wars. Love it.
     
  4. RULERULTAMIS

    RULERULTAMIS Big Damn Hero

    Gas giant with a actual use?!? That would be a first.
     
  5. warlava50

    warlava50 Subatomic Cosmonaut

    MAKE A MOD!!!
     
  6. Raug_moss

    Raug_moss Space Hobo

    Rather than Bespin, I think this idea is closer to Elysium in Metroid Prime 3. <-- ancient Chozo observatory, floating in high orbit, manned by sentient maintenance robots that watch over the place, kind of crumbly due to sheer age.

    Created by a sect of ancient Avians who denied Kluex and instead embraced the power of SCIENCE! They created super advanced technology millennia before any other race, and have since vanished into thin air, leaving only their incredibly advanced (and likely devilishly complicated) technology behind as evidence of their existence!

    ^ Huh. That's something to work with. Find an artifact, get a quest to discover what the hell happened to these people (and another quest to find someone that can actually figure out how this artifact works), get cool upgrades? Could be an interesting sideplot, if nothing else.

    Man. Now I want a Varia suit outfit. That would be awesome.
     
  7. Musetrigger

    Musetrigger Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    Chances are there's a mod for it. And if not, WHY not?
     
  8. DarithD

    DarithD Big Damn Hero

    "Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt"

    I like the idea but how do we get up there?
     
  9. toby109tt

    toby109tt Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Yes good idea
     
  10. megatiger78

    megatiger78 Void-Bound Voyager

    maybe a massive 4-rotor flying base.....[DOUBLEPOST=1419060021][/DOUBLEPOST]
    maybe that is what REALLY happened to the sunborn
     
  11. TakaStoryXx

    TakaStoryXx Starship Captain

    gas giants right now are a waste of space in starbound, all they do is make a solar system ugly you cant even travel to them (cause they are gas ~dahhhh~) A floating city would make them way more exciting and add another adventure to the game.
     
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  12. Jerln

    Jerln Oxygen Tank

    I thought they removed gas giants in the Nightlies? I could be wrong, but that's just what I heard.
     
  13. ShrapnelShark

    ShrapnelShark Void-Bound Voyager

    This sounds like a pretty great idea,and would make gas giants far more interesting.
     
  14. Musetrigger

    Musetrigger Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    It's a great idea for making gas giants far more amazing.

    It also would be nice to have different color gas planets, since tan ones are incredibly bland to look at time and time again.

    Imagine a blue gas giant in the sky when you're on a snowy moon.
     
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  15. megatiger78

    megatiger78 Void-Bound Voyager

    or a bright red one over a green coloured planet
     
  16. Feera

    Feera Subatomic Cosmonaut

    I really, really like the idea. More exploration? Yes, please!
     
  17. Precise Calibre

    Precise Calibre Void-Bound Voyager

  18. Kalrim

    Kalrim Void-Bound Voyager

    This sounds real neato
     
  19. Biirdy Daysleeper

    Biirdy Daysleeper Pangalactic Porcupine

    Contemplation. I dream of living on a gaseous planet such as this.
     
  20. Khuur

    Khuur Big Damn Hero

    A couple ideas for different kinds of encounters:

    The highest tier gas giant installation would be the big layered city, which would function as a mini outpost of sorts. It would act as a quest hub for side quests, and have shops and various possible encounters. Better if it's semi-procedurally generated.
    Then you have the small city / personal homes for eccentric rich guys which might have a shop and a quest or two. Or you could kill everyone and claim it for yourself.
    Then there are the dungeon-like encounters: floating military / science installations (heavily defended), and abandoned cities with creepy space things and maintenance droids, and derelict stations occupied by bandits...
     
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