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Modified and upgraded spawn ships

Discussion in 'Survival' started by gompasta, Dec 30, 2014.

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  1. gompasta Apprentice Engineer

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    As the spawn ship is a fully contained unit, with everything you need, it is not really necessary to abandon it for another one. Rather than create a new ship, it is common for people to upgrade them, adding new features or functions. Perfect for the space-hobo style gameplay!

    Show the picture of your upgraded ships, and list the additions/modifications!

    [​IMG]

    Added:
    • Ore Detector
    • Item hopper, usually to collect ore
    • Beacon builder
    • Merged Business Shipment cargo ship, for the large reactor and solar panels
    • Merged Mining Carriage, for the storage capacity
    Done on realistic-all settings.
     
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  2. TheNirl Trainee Engineer

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    Well I don't have one, but allow me to say I'm stumped at how you managed to take that train wreck and turn it into something that's actually pretty :woot:
     
  3. Captain_Brian Apprentice Engineer

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    Great looking ship! Do you have thruster damage turned off?
     
  4. AutoMcD Senior Engineer

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    aside from the issue that most servers will de-spawn the spawn ships as soon as you log off, fine idea. mine had been upgrades with drills and things, it didn't matter. gone.
     
  5. gompasta Apprentice Engineer

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    Nope! Thrusters have been replaced to prevent thrust contacting the ship

    If you dock the ship to a station through merge blocks, or change the ship enough, this problem wont happen, as it is no longer recognised as the spawn ship.
     
  6. tachyon Trainee Engineer

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    Does this really work? Is there a determinate way to make the starting ship a persisting player ship?
     
  7. gompasta Apprentice Engineer

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    I believe this is a feature intentionally added upon the addition of Merge Blocks, and the ship will persist indefinitely.
     
  8. AutoMcD Senior Engineer

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    I didn't know that, decided I'm just never taking the risk again. It's small enough I'd rather just grind it down and rebuild, especially when it's so easy to drop down a station block+projector.
     
  9. muffins Trainee Engineer

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    This is as far as I got modifying my spawn ship before I found a space station with a whole warship docked to it. Now I just use it to detect ores after parking the larger ship next to an asteroid.

    [​IMG]

    Extra thrusters, ore detector, more storage, hopper and roomier interior. I got rid of the annoying door and added a landing platform to make up for my poor jetpack control :)
     
  10. Latsabb Senior Engineer

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    I made a new asteroids world with 10x just for fun. Even so, I found myself easily mining out more than I could process, so I kept adding more arc furnaces and refineries. The worst part is that I still have more ore than I can refine...

    [​IMG]

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  11. Raeffi Trainee Engineer

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    My upgraded spawn Ship (dont have too much time so i use x10)

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. nobodx Senior Engineer

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    Isn't that the idea behind the starter ship in survival ?
    You're lost somewhere in mid-space with barely anything, so you have to upgrade your (starter) ship.

    Btw, merging a temporary ship with a station is enough to prevent it from deletion.
    And if you grind down some of the blocks you should have enough to build 1station block + 2 merge blocks.
    I added 3 pistons to my starter ship,2 forward to a welder / grinder an 1 downwards with an advanced rotor and large drills to mine.
     
  13. DarkRubberNeck Trainee Engineer

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    [​IMG]
    I wanted something simple that I could just add a projector to the top of the ship then build it up
     
  14. Echillion Senior Engineer

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    Nice DarkRubberNeck :) Reminds me of a space bee :)
     
  15. estile606 Trainee Engineer

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    ive only had the game about a month now, so I cant build very well. as such, my base is a modified spawn ship with a modified private sail and mining carriage merged on
    [​IMG] works surprisingly well, though I plan to add more gyros and a pair of solar "wings" for more power and maneuverability
     
  16. tcmreaper Trainee Engineer

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    nice ship u have there
    i like to build stations but maybe i will try to build a ship and "live" on it...
    good work
     
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