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Are there any meteor resistant building materials?

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Patrucius, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Patrucius

    Patrucius Aquatic Astronaut

    So my friend and I just bought Starbound yesterday, we had spent about an hour setting up a server, and we were about 30 minutes in to our first ever game when suddenly a giant meteor appears on the screen and slams into the house. The next thing we know, our house is gone and I no longer have the pixels to upgrade my stone pickaxe into a copper one (which is what I was in the process of doing before our house was demolished.)

    What I want to know is, are there any building materials that are more resistant to meteor showers than dirt? Preferably a material that is completely invulnerable to meteors, because right now we're scared to build our houses out of anything but dirt in case another meteor comes down and not only destroys all our hard work, but takes some of our blocks with it too.
  2. LuckyRare

    LuckyRare Phantasmal Quasar

    Build underground?
  3. Patrucius

    Patrucius Aquatic Astronaut

    Would that even work? How far down would I have to build, because the meteor not only wiped out our house, but also an absolutely massive area under the house.
  4. DeltaV

    DeltaV Pangalactic Porcupine

    The first way of making a meteor-resistant home would be to get one coal and get the heck off of that planet.

    If you're adamant about staying on it, the various metal blocks (Iron, steel, light metal, etc) can take one hit from a medium-sized meteor, but if they get hit by two they're done.
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  5. Atlaworks

    Atlaworks Subatomic Cosmonaut

    There's nothing that's meteor immune, but harder blocks have more resistance. Iron, steel, titanium, etc, can take a hit before breaking, and I imagine obsidian/blaststone/magmarock is tougher. Explosions do penetrate though, be aware.

    Your safest bet however, is to build on a different planet.
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  6. Zavod101

    Zavod101 Phantasmal Quasar

    a 4 block thick coat of light metal, pressurized steel or any other hard to break material will do it.
  7. Patrucius

    Patrucius Aquatic Astronaut

    So only some planets have meteor showers? Also thank you for the wonderfully useful information. There's actually a very large penal colony on my planet, so building a house out of light metal sounds doable. Although if I can find another planet without meteors I'll probably just build there.
  8. The Observer

    The Observer Phantasmal Quasar

    Usually planets only have one type of weather, so if you see rain (normal, acid, or glowing) on your planet it's typically a safe bet to build.
  9. Atlaworks

    Atlaworks Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Yes, some planets, but not all, have meteors. Generally, every planet has one "weather" type, like rain, acid rain, meteor showers or starshowers.
  10. semetsu

    semetsu Void-Bound Voyager

    Hopefully they will in the future add a repulsion field generator for homes,etc. Would repel monsters , birds, meteors and acid rain. would be a very nice Final Tier addition.
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  11. Patrucius

    Patrucius Aquatic Astronaut

    That would be a wonderful late game addition, yes.
  12. ___MeRliN___

    ___MeRliN___ Guest

    Wuhu first self quote:

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  13. Patrucius

    Patrucius Aquatic Astronaut

    Ah, so meteorite is blast resistant too? Good, then I have a use for all of that cra stuff that the meteor left behind, thanks.
  14. Gunwild

    Gunwild Space Spelunker

    A little bit too late (7 years), but I putted 3 layers of roof made out of outpost concrete though 200 tiles to both sites of my base, left and right, and that was enough to stop meteorite damage.

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