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Could Gas Giants be Possible in SE?

Discussion in 'General' started by TheEndersWAR, Oct 18, 2015.

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  1. Malware Master Engineer

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    Well, nitpicky, but technically this world actually has both a center and a maximum range, going from [0,0,0] expanding to about 6.6AU so technically it isn't wrong.

    My utopia is a central star, rocky and gas planets, and asteroid belts. Outside the "outermost" planet is an Oort-like area that would pretty much look like what we see today, with asteroids spread out everywhere. Given enough distance between each planet this should be plenty of room.

    I'm not going to ask for this though.
     
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  2. Eternal Visitor Trainee Engineer

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    this sounds a lot like the gas giants from star trek: klingon academy. big balls of gas (and nothing else) that damaged ships as they moved around in them, made great hiding places for big slow ships because they could withstand the damage and getting a target lock on anything at more then point blank range was a nightmare, never mind seeing where you were going.

    could see something like that being useful for hiding a station.
     
  3. Mix-martes86 Senior Engineer

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    If instead of [0,0,0] one could appear at [random,random,random] it'd be a nice idea, but since we'll always appear in the center, anything implying "centrality" would be a gameplay mistake.

    Cheers
     
  4. Malware Master Engineer

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    That wasn't really the point, I was just saying that the world isn't really infinite and does have a center. At any rate it's not really important. Just a factoid.
     
  5. Mix-martes86 Senior Engineer

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    Oh, that true. It's big, beyond explorable with vanilla constraints, making it de facto infinite, but in reality it's just too damn big.

    Cheers
     
  6. Mr Ixolate Apprentice Engineer

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    Perhaps we could have in addition to normal planets we could have clusters where we have several planets and moons around a much larger gas giant.
     
  7. KalTauri Trainee Engineer

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    Considering space ships aren't designed to work in atmospheres, nevermind several to several hundred of them, it would be a planet with a small rock, several layers of oceans, with very dense atmosphere that will slow you down to a crawl before you hit the first ocean(of liquid something that isn't water) where you will be crushed by the massive gravity, and the massive pressure of the atmosphere(think diving into the ocean, itll be like that x10000.

    Think of futurama, when they visit the lost city of Atlanta. Where they ask how many atmospheres their ship can withstand and he says anywhere from 0 to 1. Space ships are more designed to keep atmospheres in, not out. You'd implode.

    oh yea, I forgot your ship melting from the heat caused by the pressure of the atmosphere/oceans. Maybe dissolving depending on what the atmosphere is made of.
     
  8. BlackUmbrellas Senior Engineer

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    They wouldn't need the rock. Or the "oceans".

    At their core, all a gas giant really needs for in-game representation is a thin atmosphere layer wrapped around an intangible death-field and done up with some pretty shaders.
     
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  9. dispair Apprentice Engineer

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    So I am agreeing with black umbrellas, I know about all the fun hazards of a gas giant, but what about giving up that for a tiny gas giant just because it will be an interesting place to play.
     
  10. BlackUmbrellas Senior Engineer

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    It's less a matter of giving up cool hazards, and more a matter of not needing to overcomplicate things to include them.
     
  11. Sinbad Senior Engineer

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    what about a middle ground? a free fly sphere, inside that, a damages you slowly sphere, inside that, a block instantly destroyed sphere. all calculated on radius from centre. light on the cpu, different effects, marginaly realistic.
     
  12. yamlCase Trainee Engineer

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    Livestream just answered this question... they say "it could happen" with the "you just die if you get too close" option. They need a reason to make it happen, so lay it on them!
     
  13. aRottenKomquat Apprentice Engineer

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    The reason could be easy hydrogen mining now that we have hydrogen thrusters.
     
  14. Auhrii Apprentice Engineer

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    Reasons could be rings of asteroids around them (possibly with larger quantities of rare ores), gas collection/mining (oxygen, hydrogen, whatever other gases are added later on if any) and because yeah, they would look nice.
     
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