Disclaimer: Walls of text and soft opening still, might succeed – might flop (lol).
So, the idea is not new but this time the aim is to make it more reliable and organized. Also, since exos are reached from different planets every time, the shuttle will always move from a known location (Exo Shuttle Station) then proceed to the closest planet to the exo. This way it’s easier to always know where to meet. Also, some sort of rule/routine can be set so people know what to expect. For example, shuttle will move within 24 hours of exo launch and will always be announced 2-3 hours before moving (just like hunts). This way, some reliability can be expected. A better routine can be set after trying the station for some time to know how things go.
A group of shuttle operators are to help run this service. No pressure but if you’re online and you can do it, go ahead :D. This is made for the fun of it and should remain fun for everyone.
- Get newer players (and older ones) to experience the exo planets more often.
- Help stop (rather than argue with :P) the idea of “blah blah is locked behind the exos” (it’s called progression not locked but that’s for another discussion :P).
- Move the economy (more exo travelers > more players go into economy selling those blocks > better economy for everyone)
- Improve overall players’ experience with the game.
Ill start by putting some funds there for the first 10 trips or so (with warp augments/conduits/etc). If the project succeeds, other funding ways can be explored (such as footfall by cooperating with hunt masters to help by passing quickly by the shuttle station for easy footfall on their way to their hunts). Can be discussed in future if this succeeds.
Observing the forums (and who goes to exos), i think @bucfanpaka, @majorvex, @gorillastomp, and @dkpuncherello might be interested in helping with this? If this fails, blame them. Just kidding xD. I am hoping to get the aforementioned members help (if they’re interested) since I am not always online (or free) when the exos launch. No pressure again though. (If interested, details will be discussed privately as to give permissions to station and storages and what not). Know someone else who is trusted in the community and who may be interested in doing this? Mention them
Location of station:
Right next to the Hunt Hive. Hunt Hive can be reached from PS Biitula Hub > Iconicsberg City > (Portal to your right) Hunt Hive.
Pics of station:
Little storage areas for each operator so they keep exo gear (if they wish) so they can quickly hop on to the exo.
If others are interested in launching their own trips to the exos every now and then, I think the station can be used as a starting point, so everyone becomes familiar with this station as a meeting point? Got any feedback or ideas that I might’ve missed? Share them with us here!
Last but not least, a huuuuuge thanks to the awesome @orrian for helping with giving me this great spot next to the Hunt Hive and helping in building it.