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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 19
02-16-2013, 08:59 AM
Originally Posted by jslyn View Post
I agree. I had been hoping that Starbases were going to be part of an Exploration Exspanse thing. I thought that maybe we'd get a big area that random generates worlds and systems (like what we got now but with much more variety). You could go out find new species, new races, and usable materials. You could only travel so far until your ship's supplies ran low and you would have to return to your Faction territory.

I was hoping that your Fleet could do this, gathering the materials and recruit the new species that they find in to a Fleet Pool. That pool could be used to set up Planetary Bases and Starbases in the expanse systems that you had uncovered. Those would, in turn, allow you to resupply there rather than going back to the Faction Territory and add different purchasables depending on what type of system your base was in. Then you could explore further out. Stretch out and make a second base in a good system. So and so forth.

I thought that maybe one Fleet could attack an Enemy Fleet's bases. That would set the enemy back on their materials and whatnot. General multi-Fleet PvP fun and Exploration all rolled in to one cool system.

Buuuut no. Instead we an instanced Starbase right next to a canon Starbase and it was all just a Dilithium Sink. Joy.
I had the same kind of ideas. I thought maybe we would be able to select a system from the exploration sectors to build our bases in; maybe add others to our fleet's territory that need looked after by the fleet's members (sort of like the old sector patrol missions). I thought it might even tie into a large scale PvPvE territory control system, where fleets could fight against each other, or devote resources and ships to bolstering their faction's defence of contested systems.

Essentially, I thought our fleet starbases (and by extension, the fleets themselves) might actually function as military and diplomatic outposts of their faction, rather than just be social clubs that have their own shops.
Exploration suggestions thread - give it a read

BTW, you'd pronounce it 'Cap'n Manks'