I make it a rule to try not to return to Suggestion threads, because for some odd reason there are folks that feel like it’s a place to tell you you’re wrong to dream, and I just can’t be arsed with all that.
This said, @Tmmk, it’s good line of questioning, for sure. I would hope that just generic world awareness and algorithmic processing can account for it.
I choose to believe that an amalgam of the algorithms that prevent spawn points in caves just under the surface would be able to find a given room with enough … headroom? … to ensure that:
- Wherever the egg is, it’s accessible.
- Wherever the spawn points are, they’re accessible.
I mean, even now the game can’t stop crazy spitters diving into caves to drag a hunt on for too long … but I reckon general awareness of the world as it is, shouldn’t be something that isn’t already done. It just would need to:
- … apply to player plotted areas,
- … ensure that no damage is done to said areas.
The only reason I mentioned locks is because it feels like an easy first tick on a checklist of assessments:
“OK, this beacon has locks, no go here”
… and I would hope that inaccessible areas would just be a (potentially complex? maybe it’s already part of the meteor algorithms) method of assessing 2 block height access to any given larger ‘room’.
Anyway, 'inaccessible air gaps" don’t need anything done by the builder, unless they want their build to be “hunt compatible.”
Like, I’d definitely start to section off with beacons things like my ‘friend zone’ (locked boxes for mates), or my laboratory.
Plus, like @NickkThatsGood mentioned, once your build is hunt friendly, then actually having a preference in the beacon settings also sounds like a really solid idea, too. That way, if you have a property of multiple beacons that might all be technically valid, you could still steer it away from your machine room one day, maybe, if you just wanted to get some gosh darned work done.
I mean, I’m exaggerating slightly, but it feels doable.
Anyway, I’ll return to my muted status … but thought that I’d mention that it feels like it might be some work, but it feels logically plausible.