Segregating Shuttles from Starships
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-22-2012, 12:36 PM
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Something like that was talked about at one point... basically the ability to do shuttle fly-overs, I think. Probably lost in everything else, I'd imagine.
Actual landings, though, would have the same map issue we have with ships and bridges. Your "character" is either a ship on a space map or a humanoid on a ground map and can't be both at the same time.
I would not want to fly down as a shuttlecraft and then basically morph from a shuttle into a person. And then your BO's would have to "beam in" anyway.
Don't get me wrong, if they ever build that in I'll be as giddy as the next guy.
There are tricks that can be pulled there. Such as maneuvering a shuttle to a certain point, having a landing cutscene where the landing party emerges from the shuttle, and then having ground gameplay with the shuttle as a prop. There are logistical and tech issues with that though.