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Planet selection screen

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Tamarama, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Tamarama

    Tamarama Subatomic Cosmonaut

    So does Starbound have a giant starmap where you just point and click you next destination? Or is there some sort of freeform navigation similar to Star Control 2?

    I'm just curious because I don't think I've seen screenshots of this part of the gameplay yet.

    How do you guys picture interplanetary travel?
     
  2. KuraiRyuu

    KuraiRyuu Space Kumquat

    They said it will be a starmap. I'm guessing you can point and click to go to places near you, and also input coords.
     
  3. TechnoRaven

    TechnoRaven Aquatic Astronaut

    Do do do, do do-

    Sorry, i have mass effect on the mind.

    A starmap or starchart would be the best.
     
  4. Fen

    Fen Master Chief

    I think a starmap would be the way to go with a little side bit to put in coordinates. Something else that would be useful would be a way to search planets you've already been to or have a list of more important ones.
     
  5. cyborgluigi

    cyborgluigi Void-Bound Voyager

    I was imagining something like the map from Kirby 64, it would be amazing
     
  6. Jenkinz

    Jenkinz Phantasmal Quasar

    [​IMG]
    A map like this would be kinda cool ^_^
     
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  7. Doctor Whooves

    Doctor Whooves Starship Captain

    Simple enough, just make it a starmap. As a reference, I believe that Space Pirates and Zombies did such a thing, with some basic info appearing when you'd hover over a destination.
     
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  8. Awesomized

    Awesomized Oxygen Tank

    I wished you could fly around in the spaceship to get to the planet. Arriving in style. :cool:
     
  9. Aviakio

    Aviakio Weight of the Sky

    I was thinking of something much more extensive...
    After all, with an infinite (?) set of coordinates to try, having a restricted select screen like that wouldn't be so great.
     
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  10. Starheaven07

    Starheaven07 Pyxis Tube

    I just hope that the starmap is not in a grid-shape, but more of an actual star spread. And if there are going to be as many planets as I hope there will be, You'll still need coordinates to find what you are looking for most of the time BD
     
  11. Attack_Fish

    Attack_Fish Phantasmal Quasar

    Yeah, It sounds like there will be tons of different planets you can go to as well as arenas (and hopefully other things like spaceships and asteroids) so the map would have to be able to cover that. I hope they don't make you play a minigame or anything like that in order to travel to your world. I hope it's like Terraria where you just select a world and it's loaded. I can foresee myself traveling from planet to planet frequently.
     
  12. Doctor Whooves

    Doctor Whooves Starship Captain

    I actually read ''plant selection screen'' when I first saw this... maybe I've been playing too much Plants vs. Zombies.
     
  13. Starheaven07

    Starheaven07 Pyxis Tube

    there is no such thing as too much Plants vs. Zombies
     
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  14. Pentarctagon

    Pentarctagon Over 9000!!!

    I have never played that game.
     
  15. Daitenshi

    Daitenshi Giant Laser Beams

    A simple star map would be nice. I liked in spore where you needed to upgrade your ship before you could planet hop a certain distance.
     
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  16. PixelJuice

    PixelJuice Void-Bound Voyager

    But if you can explore an endless Galaxy the Starmap or whatever would get really, really big.
     
  17. Daitenshi

    Daitenshi Giant Laser Beams

    So? Don't get too lost now.
     
  18. Jermex

    Jermex The Stampede Forum Moderator

    OK folks, To MY knowledge, the starmap will NOT be planet based selection.
    My understanding is that you will input co-ordinates (unsure if the are alpha-numeric) and those co-ordinates will act as a seed, and generate that world.

    Maybe you will be able to select places that NPC's have talked about
    Or places that you have already been.
    Obviously I don't know anything for certain, but this is what I have gathered on my travels.
     
  19. Pentarctagon

    Pentarctagon Over 9000!!!

    Seems the glasses smiley is trolling you [​IMG]
     
  20. Starheaven07

    Starheaven07 Pyxis Tube

    the glasses smiley is the best troll
    the other trolls stand in awe at his amazing ability
     
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