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Archived Post 11-27-2011 09:47 AM

Interior Travel: If we can pay EC to skip sector space, why not?
 
Okay... So we've lost most of our interior functionality. But still, the whole point of sector space travel was that it was supposed to be social. Now, we do have the option to pay EC to avoid sector space so could we at least get interior based travel as an option, since the "sector space as social hub" argument has been deflated by the new changes?

Archived Post 11-27-2011 09:58 AM

Interior Travel? You mean things like Trams and Shuttles to transport players to one part of a zone to another, like TOR with the speeders?


Well if Cryptic started adding HUGE plantary zones, especially with canonical planets (Vulcan, Earth, Ferenginar, Bajor, Risa, Cardassia Prime. Qo'nos), I could imagine them doing something like that.

Archived Post 11-27-2011 10:32 AM

no, he means travelling through space while on your bridge. im pretty sure that would be harder to do than skipping sector space via the paid for transwarps. because the game would still have to know where you are in space while travelling..... when/if the galaxy map eevr removes the sector blocks to be one massive map, then this may be possible.

Archived Post 11-27-2011 11:25 AM

Pardon for the misunderstanding.


As STO is now, I think its very possible for Cryptic to implement such an idea.

To me, one idea is that while inside your ship, you choose a location (similar to the Planetary List on the Map), then you choose the speed you wish to travel at. Then the Cryptic's system determines the time it would take for you to travel to that location. So when you hit ENGAGE, the clock starts counting down.

Of course, you really wouldn't be leaving your ship's interior, but you get the illusion of being at Warp Speed. The Dev Team would have to add star streeks outside the window while at warp and changing the view screen to be more dynamic.

The only downfall is that you wouldn't be shown in Sector Space and thus inable to socialize outside of those you invited on your ship. But on the other end, you can go AFK to attend to business while your ship is traveling through the Galaxy. And at the same time Cryptic gets a type of seamless Sector until they actually find a way to implement it for normal Sector Travel.

Archived Post 11-27-2011 12:05 PM

They could just make it so that everyone in a ship interior gets added to a global chat channel. You'd still have your local channel for people just on your ship to talk amongst themselves, but you'd also be part of the global channel. That would prevent there from being no socializing. The "zone" channel in the interior would effectively be all captains on their ships.

Archived Post 11-27-2011 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Tenkari
no, he means travelling through space while on your bridge. im pretty sure that would be harder to do than skipping sector space via the paid for transwarps. because the game would still have to know where you are in space while travelling..... when/if the galaxy map eevr removes the sector blocks to be one massive map, then this may be possible.

All it would really take, IMHO, is a timer, with you returning to where you started if you exit early.


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